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  • McCain wants ankle bracelets for those awaiting deportation hearings

    07/12/2014 7:03:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 52 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/12/14 | FoxNews/AP
    Arizona’s two Republican senators are set to introduce legislation next week to deal with unaccompanied children and others illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that includes ankle-bracelet monitors for those awaiting deportation hearings, an alternative to President Obama’s request for an additional $3.7 billion to help with the continuing surge of illegal immigrants. “Today we face a humanitarian crisis along our southern border,” said senior Sen. John McCain. “Congress must act to amend our immigration law and provide law enforcement the ability to return these children home as safely and expeditiously as possible.”
  • Riding and revolvers return: Mounted shooting event is back at Beltrami County Fairgrounds

    07/11/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    BemidjiPioneer.com ^ | 7/11/14 | Malachi Petersen
    BEMIDJI -- Guns will be drawn and shots will be fired this weekend, but it will all be in good fun. The Wild Rice Peacemakers, a cowboy mounted shooting club, will host the third annual Blackduck Dental Clinic Raid on the Gold Mine shooting competition this weekend at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds. The two-day event will feature mounted shooting and cash prizes. The competition involves competitors on horseback riding through a course to shoot a total of 10 balloon targets. Participants must shoot five of the balloons with a revolver before drawing a second revolver to shoot remaining targets. Competitors...
  • Widow of 'American Sniper' Author: My Husband Doesn't Lie

    07/09/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/14 | Jennie Olson / AP
    The defamation trial for former Gov. Jesse Ventura continues Wednesday with a videotaped deposition of the late author of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle. Ventura claims Kyle defamed him in his autobiography by saying he knocked him down during a barroom incident in 2006 after Ventura allegedly made disparaging comments about Navy SEALs. Kyle referred to the man he punched as "Scruff Face" in the book but acknowledged in later interviews he meant Ventura.
  • Albertville man shoots, kills black bear in yard (MN)

    07/03/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Emma Nelson
    An Albertville man shot and killed a black bear that wandered into his yard Tuesday evening, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office got a call about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday from a resident of the 10000 block of 64th Street NE. in the northwest metro community, saying that a bear had come up to the sliding-glass door in the resident’s back yard. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the bear near another residence a few blocks away, on the other side of a park and wooded area. Then a gunshot sounded, and the deputy saw the bear run into...
  • Sources: Obama to nominate ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

    06/29/2014 1:47:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | 6,29/14 | Chad Pergram/AP
    President Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, sources confirm to Fox News.
  • Conan O'Brien Pays Back Taxes, Avoids Home Auction

    06/23/2014 7:39:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/23/14 | AP
    SNIP... O'Brien publicist Drew Shane issued a statement saying O'Brien had been unaware he owed back taxes. He blamed the problem on a clerical error that prevented the bill from reaching O'Brien's accountant in Los Angeles. SNIP...
  • Federal jury convicts Minnesota man of smuggling guns to Nigeria

    06/18/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/18/14 | AP
    A federal jury has convicted a Minnesota man of smuggling arms to Nigeria and lying on firearms purchase records. Fifty-one-year-old Sheriff Olaleran Mohammed was convicted of one count of smuggling goods from the U.S. and 17 counts of providing false statements while purchasing a firearm.
  • Captured Benghazi Attack Suspect Won’t Be Sent to Guantanamo, White House Insists

    06/17/2014 3:54:20 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies
    ABCNEWS.com ^ | 6/17/14 | Arlette Saenz
    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the captured suspect considered to be a “key figure” in the Benghazi, Libya, attack, will not be sent to Guantanamo, White House officials insisted today. “Abu Khatallah is currently in U.S. custody in a secure location outside the United States, and en route to the United States to face the charges against him,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said in a statement today. “Some have suggested that he should go to [Guantanamo Bay]. Let me rule that out from the start. The Administration’s policy is clear on this issue: we have not added a single person...
  • Lakeville (MN) Boy Scout scrubs gravestones for soldiers

    06/14/2014 7:29:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/14/14 | ERIN ADLER
    Garrett McKay dipped his brush in a bucket of water and began scrubbing the dirt from another bright white headstone, this one from a second lieutenant who served in World War I, dying in 1963. “I know in the winter the headstones do get very weathered,” he said, as the bristles removed grime caked into the engraved letters. “The ones under the trees are really pretty dirty.” Despite the Saturday morning drizzle, McKay and 20 friends and family members spent the morning at Fort Snelling National Cemetery cleaning the limestone graves of hundreds of soldiers, their wives and the occasional...
  • US spy agencies heard Benghazi attackers using State Dept. cell phones to call terrorist leaders

    06/11/2014 3:30:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 75 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Bret Baier, James Rosen
    The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 used cell phones, seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders to report on the success of the operation, multiple sources confirmed to Fox News. The disclosure is important because it adds to the body of evidence establishing that senior U.S. officials in the Obama administration knew early on that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, and not a spontaneous protest over an anti-Islam video that had gone awry, as the administration claimed for...
  • Hennepin County sheriff announces new policy on immigration detainee jail hold

    06/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6/11/14 | David Chanen
    Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday that the sheriff’s office will no longer honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. In the past, “ICE holds” — requests to hold detainees an additional 48 hours beyond their scheduled release from jail — were considered mandatory. However, recent directives by ICE and federal court rulings have said the detainers are now discretionary. About 1.5 percent of the 36,000 inmates at the jail have a detainer placed on them, Stanek said. Since 2012, the cost to taxpayers of detaining them an extra two days has been...
  • Friends claim Bergdahl was discharged from Coast Guard in '06 for psych reasons

    06/11/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 119 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/11/14 | FOXNEWS
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. Army sergeant captured in Afghanistan and held for nearly five years before being traded for five top Taliban operatives, was discharged from the Coast Guard before he joined the Army, Fox News confirmed. An Army spokesman did not confirm reports that Bergdahl's discharge was due to psychological reasons or elaborate on the circumstances leading to his ouster in 2006. "We did confirm that Bergdahl was administratively discharged from the USCG prior to his enlistment to the U.S. Army,” the spokesman said.
  • 12-year-old Wisconsin Girl Stabbed by Friends Out of Hospital

    06/06/2014 7:30:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/6/14 | Cassie Hart/AP
    A 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who police say was repeatedly stabbed by two classmates trying to curry favor with a fictional horror character has been released from the hospital, the victim's parents said Friday night. The girl narrowly survived being stabbed 19 times. A spokeswoman for the girl's family issued a statement Friday saying the girl was released from Waukesha Memorial Hospital. "She is excited to be out of the hospital, see her pets and continue along the road to recovery. Our family is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support and love from not only the local community, but from...
  • Moms Want Target To Adopt Open Carry Policy

    06/04/2014 3:34:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 6/4/14 | Edgar Linares
    A national gun safety organization has set its sights on Minneapolis-based Target to stop gun-rights demonstrations in their stores. The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense launched a petition on Wednesday. They’re asking Target’s interim CEO John Mulligan to establish a policy to prohibit people from openly carrying guns in its stores. “Already we’ve had several different restaurants say that they will no longer allow some open carry…some guns all together in their establishments,” said Shannon Watts with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. Last March, several people from the group Open Carry Texas were photographed walking down the...
  • Franken opposes Obama choice for Norway ambassador

    06/03/2014 5:29:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | AP
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he opposes President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Norway. Franken says he agrees with the Norwegian-American community's doubts over whether George Tsunis would be an effective ambassador. Franken made his comments in a letter Monday to Secretary of State John Kerry. The Minnesota Democrat, who is running for re-election, says he will vote against confirming Tsunis if it comes up for a vote in the Senate.
  • FBI: Somalis leaving Minnesota to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria

    06/03/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | KMSP
    The FBI says more Somali travelers have left Minnesota, possibly to fight for al-Shabaab in Syria. Investigators believe Somalis who left to fight against the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria were motivated by radical ideology, not nationalism. The FBI asking the Somali community in the Twin Cities for more information on anyone who may have left to fight overseas. If you know anyone who is planning to and/or has traveled to a foreign country for armed combat or who is being recruited for such activities, please contact www.fbi.gov/fttips or call (763) 569-8020. All information will be kept completely...
  • Bergdahl release arrangement could threaten the safety of Americans, Republicans say

    05/31/2014 7:12:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies
    WashingtonPost.com ^ | 5/31/14 | Karen Tumulty
    Amid jubilation Saturday over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban, senior Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were troubled by the means by which it was accomplished, which was a deal to release five Afghan detainees from the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Top Republicans on the Senate and House armed services committees went so far as to accuse President Obama of having broken the law, which requires the administration to notify Congress before any transfers from Guantanamo are carried out. “Trading five senior Taliban leaders from detention in Guantanamo Bay for...
  • New York Times Survey Lists Minneapolis As LGBT Travel Hot Spot

    05/31/2014 5:54:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 5/31/14 | WCCO staff
    After Minnesota became one of the first states in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage, it became a new travel ‘hot-spot.’ According to the New York Times, Minneapolis is now on the list of “up and coming LGBT” places to visit, especially with the Pride celebration coming up. New York Times completed the survey after talking with gay and lesbian travel experts. It estimates the annual economic impact of LGBT travelers to be about $70 billion a year in the United States. Other cities on the hot spot list include Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the Big Island on Hawaii, and Pittsburgh.
  • High school trap shooting teams reawakening Minnesota's aging gun clubs

    05/26/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 29 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/26/14 | Jenna Ross
    The shooting range was quiet Saturday morning as Jason Kelvie unlocked the gate, raised the faded red flag and began unloading his truck. Then the teenagers pulled up. The Lakeville South High School teammates bounded onto the Suburban Sportsman Club’s field, its grass still soaked with dew, scarfing doughnuts, joking with coaches and filling their vests with ammunition. “Are you ready?” Kelvie, the head coach, asked Stone Swanson, a junior. “I was born ready,” Swanson replied with a raised eyebrow. Trap shooting teams like this one, part of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, are reawakening aging gun...
  • Nigerian defense chief claims abducted schoolgirls located

    05/26/2014 4:13:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/26/14 | Fox/AP
    Nigeria's defense chief is claiming that the country’s military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot go in with force to free them. Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the country's much criticized military on Monday that Nigerian troops can save the girls, according to The Associated Press. But he added, "we can't go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back."
  • The Stork Visits DNR EagleCam’s Nest (MN)

    03/25/2014 2:51:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s a new bundle of joy on display on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ website. Early Tuesday morning, an eagle chick hatched in the nest watched by the DNR EagleCam, according to DNR Public Affairs Officer Harland Hiemstra. Last year, all three eggs laid by the eagles froze in the January cold. There are two more eggs to go this year, and both are expected to hatch with help from the warmer temperatures expected this weekend.
  • Big guns: Army soldiers to get powerful new Swedish-made tank-stopper

    03/11/2014 2:57:21 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/11/14 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The U.S. Army is bringing in the really, really big guns. Regular units will soon be issued a Swedish-built "recoilless" rifle that can fire an 84-mm. projectile nearly a mile and has the power to take out a tank. The 15-pound guns, which soldiers hold just above the shoulder to fire, were previously only issued to Special Forces. But after soldiers in Afghanistan repeatedly complained that insurgents were wise to the limitations of their M-16 rifles, the Pentagon has decided to make the Swedish-made Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS)-- or the M3 Carl Gustaf for short-- standard issue.
  • Rep. Bachmann: Gay Activists Are The Real Bullies

    03/11/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 3/11/14 | WCCO Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent decision to veto a measure that some say would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people. “The thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is that the gay communities have so bullied the American people and they’ve so intimidated politicians. The politicians fear them, and so they think that they get to dictate the agenda everywhere,” Bachmann said. “Well not with the Constitution you don’t.”
  • 11-year-old Washington state girl kills cougar following her 14-year-old brother to their home

    02/27/2014 1:26:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/27/14 | AP
    TWISP, Wash. — An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home in north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department said. The female cougar killed last week was about 4 years old and weighed about 50 pounds — half of what it should weigh, said Officer Cal Treser. "This cougar was very, very skinny," he said.
  • Minnesota’s Becoming An Outdoors Woman Program Turns 20

    02/11/2014 10:51:45 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/11/14 | AP
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is marking the 20th anniversary of its Becoming an Outdoors Woman program this year. The DNR has just released its 2014 catalog of events for the program, which offers a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities for women and their families who want to learn how to hunt, fish or develop other outdoor skills.
  • Joan Mondale, wife of former VP Walter Mondale, dies at 83

    02/03/2014 3:29:48 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/3/14 | KEVIN DUCHSCHERE
    <p>Joan Adams Mondale, the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale who carved out a significant national and international role for herself as a tireless promoter of the arts, died Monday afternoon surrounded by her husband, sons and family members.</p>
  • Latest News ‘U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions (MN)

    01/30/2014 6:11:31 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Edgar Linares
    School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in crime alerts. The letter, sent on Dec. 6, 2013, was issued by members of the African American and African Studies, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Men’s Forum, Black Student Union and Huntley House for African American Males. It was directed to University President Eric Kaler and Pamela Wheelock, the vice president of University Services.
  • Holder faces decision on whether to seek death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing case

    01/29/2014 2:40:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/29/14 | Pete Yost AP
    As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he's not a proponent of capital punishment. With a court-ordered deadline of Friday, Holder will make the most high-profile death penalty decision of his career in law enforcement: whether to seek capital punishment in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombings last April that killed three people and injured 260.
  • Albert Lea Wrestler's Selfless Act Gives Opponent First Win (MN)

    01/16/2014 4:04:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/16/14 | KSTP.com/KAAL
    A sophomore wrestler from Albert Lea intentionally lost his match in order to make his opponent's day. "I found out he had down syndrome, and then once I was told that, I knew that I was going to give him the match because I was told he hasn't won a match or anything yet," Ryleigh Bure said. He had his mother Danielle Bure film the match against Kyle, who was down syndrome. Ryleigh said he didn't tell anyone his plan. "Everyone deserves to win. I know what it feels like and he hasn't had a win yet, so I thought...
  • Larry Lujack, legendary Chicago DJ, dies

    12/19/2013 3:29:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune.com ^ | 12/19/13 | Michelle Manchir and Robert Channick
    Larry Lujack, the legendary Chicago radio personality known as "Superjock" and "Uncle Lar," died Wednesday in New Mexico, his wife said. He was 73. Judith "Jude" Lujack told the Tribune her husband had been in hospice care for three days and died of esophageal cancer.
  • Man out for walk says he showed gun, halted armed robbery of Mpls. market

    12/18/2013 2:49:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Paul Walsh
    A northeast Minneapolis man said he interrupted an armed and bloody robbery at a corner market in his neighborhood, sending the two suspects fleeing when he drew his handgun from his holster and had it “at the ready.” The confrontation occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday outside the University Market in the 300 block of 37th Avenue, according to police and the man who stepped in and halted the crime. Store owner Mohamed S. Ahmed, 41, had the “back of his skull split open pretty good” from being pistol-whipped by one of the suspects, said Matt Dosser, the armed citizen...
  • Palin to visit MOA to sign new book, which promotes saying 'Merry Christmas!'

    11/20/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/20/13 | PAUL WALSH
    The GOP’s 2008 nominee for vice president will be at the Mall of America on Friday signing copies of her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of America.”
  • Armed intruder shot by homeowner in Pine County, sheriff's officials say

    11/14/2013 11:26:35 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/14/13 | AP
  • 13 Ejected after Van Crashes Near Worthington, Minn.

    10/24/2013 12:02:10 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 49 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/24/13 | Jennie Olson
    Thirteen people were ejected from a van that crashed near Worthington, Minn., early Thursday morning, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The accident reportedly happened on westbound Interstate 90 after icy roads caused the vehicle to crash and roll, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Altayeb Arbab-Azzein of Sioux Falls
  • Gun Clause In Minn. Vikings Lease Irks Lawmaker

    10/10/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 10/10/13 | AP
    A Minnesota legislator wants a provision stripped from the Vikings new stadium lease that would prevent the building from being used by businesses that sell guns and other weapons. Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington said in a letter Thursday that the restriction could discourage hunting and outdoors groups from holding offseason events at the planned $975 million stadium, which is being built with a partial public subsidy. The Associated Press reported on the clause this week that is contained in a 30-year stadium lease.
  • NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries

    09/30/2013 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies
    HollyWoodReporter.com ^ | 9/29/13 | Lesley Goldberg
    NBC has scrapped its controversial Hillary Clinton miniseries project. “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/miniseries development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.
  • Stock market declares ‘game over’ on gun control

    09/18/2013 11:43:31 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    MarketWatch.com ^ | 9/18/13 | Brett Arends
    Big time. Totally. Game over. Look no further than the reaction on Wall Street this week to the latest gun rampage, at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Once upon a time, news of a killing spree would have sent the stocks of major gun manufacturers into a tailspin, as investors fretted that an outraged public would at last demand new gun-control laws. As recently as last December, in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Connecticut, shares in gun makers Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Co. both crashed. But this week?...
  • Driver Hits 2 Military Men in Roseville, Drags 1 Underneath Vehicle

    09/17/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/17/13 | Leslie Dyste
    Police are investigating after two men, who serve in the military, were hit by a vehicle in Roseville Tuesday afternoon. According to Roseville Police, a driver hit the men at Snelling Avenue and County Road B2. One of the men flew over the top of the vehicle, while the other was stuck under the vehicle. Police say the driver kept going and dragged the man for about 3/4 of a mile. At one point the driver stopped to try to kick the man out from underneath the vehicle, but the man was stuck. The driver got back in his car...
  • Minnesota to allow sex offenders in treatment program to marry

    09/09/2013 3:24:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 8 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/9/13 | Brad Schrade
    The announcement comes Monday in response to requests from three pairs of men in treatment at the state facility in Moose Lake who are seeking marriage licenses following the change in state law Aug. 1 that allows same sex couples to marry. “We don’t intend to interfere with their right to marry one another,” said Deputy Commissioner Anne Barry, whose duties include overseeing the sex offender program. The law change that has allowed same sex marriages in Minnesota has forced DHS to review its policies surrounding the sex offender program, which houses more than 600 offenders considered too risky and...
  • (MN) Woman Guilty of Perjury in Case of Somali Fighters

    08/29/2013 1:12:59 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/29/13 | Scott Theisen /AP
    A 23-year-old woman admitted Thursday that she lied to a grand jury investigating the long-running case of young men who left Minnesota to join a terrorist group in Somalia. Saynab Hussein pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Minnesota to one count of perjury. She admitted that in June 2009 she lied when she told a grand jury she did not know anyone who raised money for the travelers, when she actually helped raise money herself.
  • So, A FReeper Walks Into A Gander Mountain...

    08/22/2013 8:10:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    BTLD | 8/22/13 | BTLD
    I went to my local Gander to get my duck stamps and a deer license today and noticed that they were flush with handgun and AR ammo for the first time in a long time (.22 LR too!) Got to the counter to check out and observed (heard) the gal behind the counter ask the gentleman ahead of me who had his limit of 10 boxes of .22 LR (50 per box) his DOB and if he was going to be using a long gun or a handgun. His DOB was something in 1929 and he was going to be...
  • In about-face, Walter Reed opens dining hall to wounded warriors after Fox News reporting

    08/15/2013 12:26:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/15/13 | Justin Fishel, Jennifer Griffin
    The U.S. military has reversed a string of decisions that would have restricted access for severely wounded troops to a popular dining hall at Walter Reed hospital, after Fox News began reporting on complaints from veterans and their families. The military earlier this month decided to invalidate meal tickets and reduce hours for the Warrior Cafe, the sole dining facility in building 62 -- home to all multiple amputees and long-term, recovering patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The wife of one of the veterans affected by the decision told Fox News on Thursday that...
  • (Marx) Dayton says his mystery trip pitted secrecy against jobs for Minnesota

    07/30/2013 2:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/30/13 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday was steadfast in his insistence that he did the right thing by keeping the target of his economic development trip last week a mystery. "I went because I am trying to get jobs for Minnesota and part of that is meeting with businesses who don’t share my willingness to be put in the public limelight," he told reporters on Tuesday, the first day he met with the media since his mystery mission. "If I am going to have to disclose where I went in that kind of situation, it is going to cost me the...
  • Woman arrested in green paint vandalism at Washington National Cathedral

    07/29/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 68 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/29/13 | BEN NUCKOLS/AP
    A woman was arrested Monday after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral, and police were investigating her in connection with two similar incidents on the National Mall, authorities said. The woman was arrested in the area of the cathedral shortly after the paint was found, Assistant D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said. Investigators were hoping to question her about the vandalism on the Mall, including at the Lincoln Memorial, but a language barrier delayed the interrogation, Newsham said.
  • Calif. City Requires English Signs for Chinese Businesses

    07/29/2013 1:27:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 50 replies
    NEWSMAX.com ^ | 7/29/13 | Bill Hoffmann
    Businesses in the heavily Asian city of Monterey Park, Calif., now must post their signs in English as well as in Chinese. The requirement will help promote economic development and increase public safety, the City Council said in passing the change unanimously. Businesses now must install at least one sign that uses the "modern Latin alphabet," KNBC-TV reports.
  • Two men charged in large cocaine and meth bust in Dakota County

    07/26/2013 12:10:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/26/13 | Pat Pheifer
    Two Inver Grove Heights men are facing felony drug charges after authorities busted them with almost six pounds of cocaine — far more than was seized in the county in all of 2012 — and two pounds of meth with a combined value of about $150,000, the Dakota County attorney’s office said. Mike Sanchez, 27, and Josue I. Ledezma-Lopez, 22, were each charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree controlled substance crimes. They are being held in the county jail on $500,000 bail. The criminal complaint said the Dakota County Drug Task Force learned that Sanchez was trafficking in large...
  • Rep. Ellison Tempers Take On NYC’s Weiner

    07/24/2013 3:59:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/24/13 | AP
    Amid new sexting revelations involving New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison offered a measured assessment Wednesday of the former congressional colleague he had previously endorsed. Ellison said New Yorkers must decide Weiner’s political fate. That’s less of a ringing endorsement than in April when Ellison told a television interviewer that he would love to see Weiner as mayor of the nation’s largest city. Ellison said at the time he believed Weiner had dealt with sordid personal issues.
  • Man Shot To Death In North Mpls. Identified (B on B crime)

    07/21/2013 9:28:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/21/13 | WCCO.com
    The man who was shot to death in north Minneapolis on Friday has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 23-year-old DeShaun Guilmant of St. Cloud.
  • Hoodies Up rally in Minneapolis for Trayvon Martin

    07/15/2013 2:13:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    KMSP ^ | 7/15/13 | Lindsey LaBelle
    A Minneapolis rally to support Trayvon Martin in the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman is slated for Monday night with help from a group that supports Uptown shooting victim Terrance Franklin. MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change calls it the #HoodiesUp for Trayvon Rally which is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis. The Justice 4 Terrance Franklin Committee is also helping organize the event, among others. SNIP Terrance Franklin, 22, was fatally shot by Minneapolis police in Uptown on May 10 after allegedly shooting two cops. According to the Minneapolis Police...
  • Zimmerman's attorneys say they will likely wrap up case on Wednesday

    07/09/2013 2:40:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/9/13 | KYLE HIGHTOWER , Associated Press
    Defense attorney Mark O'Mara also told Judge Debra Nelson that the defense would likely finish putting on its case on Wednesday. Zimmerman, so far, hasn't testified. But jurors saw repeated video recordings of Zimmerman telling his side of the story to police investigators. The defense started its case last Friday, and if it keeps to the schedule anticipated by O'Mara, its presentation will take about half of the time of the prosecution.