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  • Forensic profiler: Obama 'slipping mentally' Veteran of O.J., Natalie Holloway cases expects 'more

    07/13/2014 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 132 replies
    wnd ^ | 7/13/14 | Bob Unruh
    A forensic profiler whose career has included work on the double-murder case against O.J. Simpson and the Natalie Holloway disappearance says Barack Obama is confessing he’s under enormous pressure and is “slipping mentally.” “Not madness such as total loss of control mentally, but more and more drastic behavior seen in disturbed traumatized leaders,” said Andrew G. Hodges, M.D., who wrote “The Obama Confession: Secret Fear, Secret Fury.” Hodges, an expert who previously suggested Obama was revealing alarming ideas about martial law and described how the president wants “total gun control,” provided to WND an analysis of some of Obama’s recent...
  • Liberal Star Tribune Discovers Vote Fraud in Democrat vs Democrat Primary

    07/05/2014 8:16:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 5, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Voter fraud is so rare “you’re more likely to get hit by lightning than find a case of prosecutorial voter fraud,” according to Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the liberal Advancement Project. Apparently lightning has struck very hard in a local  primary election according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune whose only real reference to voter fraud in the past two years was to reprint a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial mocking the possibility of its existence as "GOP voter suppression efforts." What has made the Star Tribune suddenly discover the (GASP!) existence of voter fraud is that it was allegedly perpetrated by...
  • Target asks customers not to bring guns to its stores

    07/02/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 69 replies
    MPLS Star & SIckle ^ | 7-2-14 | evan ramstad
    Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores. “This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we strive to create,” John Mulligan, the company’s acting CEO, said in a statement. The matter became a surprising controversy for the Minneapolis-based retailer in recent months when activist gun owners in Texas and other states chose the company’s stores to demonstrate their belief in the right to openly bear arms.
  • Charges: Coach Photoshopped Student Into Child Porn

    06/19/2014 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 19 JUNE 2014 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Brooklyn Park volleyball coach faces felony charges for allegedly having child porn on his computer and photoshopping images of a student he knew onto pornographic pictures. James Edward Ferdig, 41, is charged with two counts of possessing child porn, court documents filed earlier this month show. A criminal complaint states that officials began investigating Ferdig last year. In August, officers executed a search warrant and seized a computer and other items belonging to Ferdig.
  • 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.
  • White students fed up with black professor’s racial screeds, lawsuits fly

    05/27/2014 12:14:15 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Robby Soave
    The politics of faux victimization are spiraling out of control at a community college in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where several white students, their black professor and irritated administrators have one-upped each other with complaints, reprimands and now a lawsuit. The trouble began in English professor Shannon Gibney’s Introduction to Mass Communications class at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Though the class ostensibly has little to do with race, Gibney considers herself an activist on racial issues, and frequently invokes white privilege and oppression during class time, according to her students. (She has previously taught classes on race and gender.) Recently, several...
  • 2 Women Stabbed In NE Minneapolis Attempted Robbery

    05/05/2014 7:45:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    WCCO ^ | 5-5-14 | wcco
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two women were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after being stabbed during an attempted robbery in northeast Minneapolis early Monday morning, according to police. Authorities said the incident happened at about 12:20 a.m. near the intersection of University Avenue NE and Hennepin Avenue NE. Police said two women were walking home from a bar when they were approached by a black male wearing a mask. The suspect attempted to rob them, they complied by giving him $5 and then he stabbed them both with a knife.
  • High-Rise Apartment Buildings Sprout in Downtowns Nationwide

    04/26/2014 11:21:33 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 78 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2014 | Conor Dougherty
    It would be hard to confuse Minneapolis for Manhattan, but the Nic on Fifth might make it possible. The Nic on Fifth is new 26-story apartment building that sits smack on a light-rail stop and boasts amenities like a pool deck and a private dog park. From the top floor you can see miles of the Mississippi river and the field where the Minnesota Twins play. When the building opens in August, it will be one of two new rental towers that are stretching this city's skyline and—with monthly rents ranging from $1,450 for a studio to $9,000 for a...
  • Minneapolis Changes "Columbus Day" To "Indigenous People's Day"

    04/26/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies
    valleynewslive.com ^ | 04/26/2014 | n/a
    It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis has decided to change from celebrating Columbus Day to observing Indigenous People’s Day instead. Columbus Day has been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, and South Dakota. The day has long been a hot button issue over whether it is offensive to the American Indian culture to credit Christopher Columbus with the discovery of America. On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to approve the proposal to rename the day Indigenous People’s Day. The designation would be observed on...
  • After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

    04/12/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    WCCO ^ | 4-9-14 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four. Hordes of hockey fans swarmed the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue around 11 p.m., and law enforcement officials responded to the scene, wearing riot gear. “I saw the SWAT team, or whoever they were, marching down the street, and I’ve never seen that before,” said McKenzie Lagodinski, who was arrested. “And just, like, all of a sudden, it was like: Wait, guys, this...
  • Sharia Submission: Minneapolis Mayor Proudly Wears Hijab When Meeting Somali Muslims

    04/11/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Minneapolis is a hub for Somali Muslims, so much so that they have taken to politics to "get a seat at the table." It's not too hard to get in, because the powers that be have already kowtowed to Sharia. Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges took sharia submission a step further, in donning a full hijab when meeting with Somali Muslims. Was this to appeal to a lobby that is growing in power and prominence? It's likely, but she also importantly positions herself to fill in her city staff. Any bets on who will fill one of these positions? Wearing a...
  • Hodges' 1st 100 days: Building relationships, slowly and steadily ( Somali Muslims in MN )

    04/09/2014 12:59:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 7, 2014 | MAYA RAO
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges .. hours after she lost the Southwest light-rail vote, she visited a Somali mall on E. 24th Street in a blue hijab, accompanied by her Somali liaison, Abdirahman Muse. Hodges’ office said she is fulfilling many of the promises she put forth in a 100-day plan for the Somali community, including asking the city attorney for a review of small business regulations. In an upstairs room, Somali shopkeepers praised her for showing up, and poured out their concerns through translators, telling her they needed more space to park, more opportunities for idle youth, and more Somali...
  • Rock n' Roll" Zumhofe allegedly bolted after he was convicted of sexually abusing his daughter

    03/08/2014 6:05:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    City Pages ^ | 3-6-14 | Aaron Rupar
    Zumhofe was known for lugging a boombox to the ring. He was a star in Minneapolis for the AWA and had a few cups of coffee with the WWF. Yesterday, former AWA star and WWF wrestler "Rock n' Roll" Buck Zumhofe was convicted of 12 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. The charges stemmed from allegations he sexually abused his daughter 1,800 times between 1999 and 2011, when the woman, now age 29, finally left his Cyrus, Minnesota, home. THE BACKSTORY: Zumhofe allegedly sexually abused his daughter between 1999 and 2011 Zumhofe, 62, will be sentenced today. He'll likely spend...
  • Father charged in assault of 18-month-old child

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A man has been charged in an assault that left an 18-month-old child with with a brain injury and a severely fractured skull. Officials charged Hussein Osman Birre, 23, with Assault in the First Degree and Domestic Assault after police were called to his home on the 5700 block of Sander Drive on Jan. 25 on a report of a domestic dispute. Authorities say when they arrived, Birre tried to keep officers from entering the home. After forcing their way inside, police say they found Birre's 18-month-old daughter lying on her back, wheezing and barely responsive.
  • MARCH (FOR LIFE) LEADERS CAN THANK THE UNABORTED BISHOP

    01/17/2014 2:40:17 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 17, 2014 | Tom Hoopes
    This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop.My favorite argument against abortion is the George Bailey argument. Bailey is the character in It’s a Wonderful Life who gets a glimpse of what the world would be like if he never existed.What George Baileys are we missing because of abortion? What kind of world would we have if they had lived?One near miss: The Ravens Respect Life group leading the March for Life this year would have gotten aborted away, if one doctor had his...
  • Man Who Slapped Toddler on Flight from Mpls. Sentenced to 8 months

    A federal judge on Monday sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight to serve eight months in federal prison. Joe Rickey Hundley was accused of using a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy, who's black, and hitting him under the eye as the flight from Minneapolis descended to the Atlanta airport last February. He pleaded guilty in October to simple assault after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. As the plane descended into Atlanta, the child started crying. Hundley leaned over to Bennett and "told her to shut that (N-word)...
  • Man who slapped baby on plane receives prison sentence

    01/06/2014 3:22:33 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | January 6, 2014 | DAVID BEASLEY, REUTERS
    ATLANTA - A former aerospace executive who slapped a crying toddler on an airplane and used a racial slur against the child, who is black, received an eight-month prison sentence on Monday for an incident his attorney blamed on his alcoholism. Joe Rickey Hundley, who apologized in court to the child's mother, was accused of striking the 19-month-old boy in the face on board a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta last February.
  • College accuses black professor of racial harassment against white students

    01/04/2014 4:20:18 PM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 12-2-2013 | Katherine Timpf
    A Minnesota college's administration issued a formal reprimand to a female black professor last month accusing her of creating a "hostile learning environment" for white male students, Campus Reform recently learned. Three white male students filed a racial harassment discrimination complaint against the professor claiming a discussion on structural racism in her Introduction to Mass Communication class made them feel uncomfortable. "It was inappropriate for you to single out white male students in class," states the letter from Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Vice President of Academic Affairs Lois Bollman, according to an article in The Raw Story. "Your...
  • Original Cheerios to go GMO-free

    01/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2014 8:10 PM EST | Candice Choi
    General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon. The Minneapolis-based company said Thursday that it has been manufacturing its original-flavor Cheerios without GMOs for the past several weeks in response to consumer demand. It did not specify exactly when those boxes would be on sale. Original Cheerios will now be labeled as “Not Made With Genetically Modified Ingredients,” although that it is not an official certification. The labels will also note that trace amounts of GMO ingredients could be present due to contamination during the manufacturing process, said Mike Siemienas, a company...
  • Chief: Minneapolis apartment fire injures 13, 6 of them critically (Religion of Peace alert?)

    01/02/2014 6:13:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | January 1, 2014 | Randy Furst and Josephine Marcotty
    Fourteen people were injured, six critically, early Wednesday morning after an explosion caused a major fire at a grocery store and apartment building in the bustling Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said they do not know yet if all the residents are accounted for. Some made it out on their own into the subzero temperatures, but others had to be rescued with ladders. Mohamed Cheikhabdi, head of the Somali Advocate Justice Center, said that family members have reported that three individuals living in the apartments are not in the hospital and have not been accounted...
  • A LIBERAL MUGGED BY REALITY (or not)

    12/31/2013 4:45:43 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/31/2013 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Mark Andrew is a prominent Minneapolis Democrat. He served as long as he wanted to as a Hennepin County (Minneapolis and inner-ring suburbs) Commissioner, from 1982 until he resigned from the Hennepin County Board in 1999. He served a term as chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic Farmer Labor Party in the mid 1990s. Last month he came in a distant second in a crowded field running for Minneapolis mayor, though it wasn’t for lack of trying. There might be a left-wing cause or canard that Andrew hasn’t supported in the course of a long public career, but I doubt it. He’s...
  • MN:Police: Gun-carrying passerby 'did noble thing' halting Mpls. store robbery

    12/29/2013 8:43:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    startribune.com ^ | 19 December, 2013 | PAUL WALSH
    Inside his neighborhood market, Mohamed S. Ahmed was screaming for help after a pair of armed robbers had left him bleeding. Outside the northeast Minneapolis store, two men pounded on the window, trying to get back into the University Market after Ahmed managed to lock them out. “They seemed really agitated, super agitated,” said Matt Dosser, who was walking by about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. At first, “nothing made sense, then I saw the gun.” Dosser, who has a permit to carry a gun, reached for his own weapon. One of the robbers “turned around and looked at me,” Dosser recalled....
  • MN:Carry permit holder fends off crowbar wielding intruder

    12/29/2013 8:28:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    tcdailyplanet.net ^ | 16 December, 2013 | Shelley Leeson
    Construction worker Craig Paulson was thinking about where to go for lunch as he worked on renovations inside a bank-owned residence in a quiet, tree-lined and well-manicured neighborhood in Uptown on one of the last days in November. His appetite and lunchtime thoughts quickly faded, however, when Paulson, working alone in a back room inside the residence on the 3300 block of Girard Avenue, turned around and found himself faced with a “large” man wielding Paulson’s own three foot crowbar just steps from where he was working. The lifelong construction worker and father of three kids of whom he has...
  • They thought I was easy pickins': Mayoral candidate beaten up by two teenage girls with a billy club

    12/28/2013 6:23:01 PM PST · by BBell · 51 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 28 December 2013 | Ashley Collman
    A former Minneapolis, Minnesota mayoral candidate was mercilessly beaten up by two teenage girls after having his cellphone stolen at a Mall of America Starbucks. Mark Andrew came in second to Betsy Hodges in the most competitive mayoral race Minneapolis has seen in a generation. The former Hennepin County Commissioner had just hung up the phone and was in the middle of writing his New Year's resolutions Thursday evening when a young man came up and swiped his iPhone 4S off the cafe table. 'I was targeted because the phone was out and I'm 63 years old, and I'm sure...
  • Minneapolis mayoral candidate mugged for iPhone at Mall of America, charges say

    12/28/2013 8:56:28 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 27 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-27-13 | David Hanners
    o the voters of Minneapolis, Mark Andrew was the guy who came in second in last month's mayoral election. To three robbers, he was just a mark. Andrew, 63, needed nine stitches to close a head wound suffered Thursday when, according to police, two female teenagers beat him after their male friend snatched Andrew's iPhone from a coffee shop table and ran. When Andrew gave chase, the two females allegedly jumped him and walloped him with a collapsible metal nightstick, police said. Although the attack took place outside a Starbucks at the busy Mall of America and was witnessed by...
  • Study Links Autism and Somalis in Minneapolis

    12/17/2013 1:13:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 16 Dec 2013 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    A long-awaited study has confirmed the fears of Somali residents in Minneapolis that their children suffer from higher rates of a disabling form of autism compared with other children there. The study — by the University of Minnesota, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the research and advocacy group Autism Speaks — found high rates of autism in two populations: About one Somali child in 32 and one white child in 36 in Minneapolis were on the autism spectrum. The national average is one child in 88, according to Coleen A. Boyle, who directs the C.D.C.’s Center on...
  • Mayoral candidates discuss Latino issues at forum

    10/28/2013 10:05:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    startribune.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Eric Roper
    Voting rights and immigration reform dominated discussion Sunday at a Latino-focused mayoral forum held in the basement of a South Minneapolis church. It was the first multi-lingual forum of the campaign, sponsored by the Asamblea De Derechos Civiles. Candidates wore headphones to hear questions translated from Spanish to English. A team of translators then read their answers in Spanish to the crowd gathered at Incarnation Catholic Church -- a popular Latino meeting place. Some highlights: All candidates pledged to help fight for federal immigration reform. Several were taken off-guard, however, when asked if they would support allowing non-citizens to vote...
  • School Video: I Pledge to Serve Obama

    09/28/2013 2:07:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 71 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Wisconsin school district is apologizing after middle school students were shown a video that featured Hollywood celebrities pledging to be a servant to President Obama.“I pledge to be a servant to our president,” Demi Moore said in the “I Pledge,” video shown Wednesday at Hudson Middle School. The video was part of a number of Peace One Day activities, an international event to build peace awareness. The students were also invited to make their own pledges after viewing the video. But there was a big problem – the video conveyed the idea that Americans should serve the presidency instead...
  • Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before

    09/23/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 23, 2013 | Brian Ross
    Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before Sept. 22, 2013 By BRIAN ROSS, JAMES GORDON MEEK and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Brian Ross More from Brian » ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Home> Investigative Unit Terror Group That Claimed Kenya Attack Has Recruited Americans Before Sept. 22, 2013 By BRIAN ROSS, JAMES GORDON MEEK and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Brian Ross More from Brian » ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent The same group that claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan mall this weekend that has claimed at least 62 lives has previously recruited dozens of Americans to join their...
  • Minneapolis mayor to make pitch to Chicago gays to marry in his city

    09/04/2013 3:33:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 4, 2013 | Kathy Bergen
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak plans to travel to Chicago Thursday to unveil a print and digital ad campaign inviting gay couples to marry in his city in the wake of a new Minnesota law that opens the doors to such unions. His announcement will be made at the Center on Halsted, a community center in Lakeview, the city's most high-profile gay neighborhood. It comes just three months after an attempt to bring gay marriage to Illinois died in the legislature.
  • Minnesota teachers, students cry discrimination over 'intolerable' heat in classrooms

    09/03/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 27, 2013 | Shelby Capacio
    "I can't believe that 50 years after the March on Washington, we're still fighting for equity in our schools," Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, tells MyFoxTwinCities.com. "We know that in more affluent districts, parents aren't tolerating this. In Minneapolis, where a majority of students are children of color, our kids don't get climate controlled classrooms. It's outrageous."
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Weddings start a new day for gay marriage in Minnesota

    08/01/2013 5:33:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Aug 1, 2013 | BAIRD HELGESON, JIM RAGSDALE and JENNIFER BROOKS
    <p>The streets outside Minneapolis City Hall were filled with newly-wedded gay and lesbian couples reveling in their new marital status Thursday morning while inside dozens more waited their turn in lines that lasted until dawn.</p> <p>Down the street at the Hotel Minneapolis, Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles, the first couple legally wed in Minnesota, partied into the night, wearing the same slinky dresses they wore 12 years earlier at their commitment ceremony.</p>
  • (Minneapolis) City Hall decks the halls for midnight marriages

    07/31/2013 7:13:02 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 7/31/13 | Jennifer Brooks - Staff Reporter
    <p>At eight hours to midnight, the florists began arranging the first wedding flowers in Minneapolis City Hall.</p> <p>Forty-two couples will be marrying here, starting at the stroke of midnight, the moment same-sex marriage is legal in Minnesota.</p> <p>As the hall filled with the scent of white roses, lillies, stocks and orchids, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak sat on the marble staircase, pouring over the biographies of the 84 people he was about to marry.</p>
  • Fear Of Gang Violence Cancels Richfield 4th Of July Carnival

    07/04/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | July 3, 2013 | Aristea Brady
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for decades is canceled this year because police fear it draws gangs. Police urged the City of Richfield to cancel its annual Fourth of July Carnival at Veterans Park. “I was kind of bummed,” said resident Maria Casillas, “because every year we come out to the carnival.” Casillas thinks it’s ridiculous for the gangs to ruin the carnival for her, her two children and other families. Lt. Mike Flaherty of Richfield Police says a number of gangs from north Minneapolis came to the Richfield Carnival last year and police...
  • Minneapolis urged to study city-owned utilities, replacing Xcel and CenterPoint

    06/22/2013 6:31:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-22-13 | david hanners
    It is a simple question without a simple answer: Should Minneapolis be its own power company? Delegates at last weekend's Minneapolis DFL convention passed a resolution supporting an initiative to study whether Minnesota's largest city has anything to gain by going into the utility business. The passage provided momentum to the proposal, borne of a coalition of green-energy groups. Their goal: compel Xcel Energy to step up efforts to provide clean, affordable electricity -- and CenterPoint Energy to provide more affordable natural gas -- or get the city to provide it. "Our campaign is not saying we should kick Xcel...
  • Police Shoot Dog and Actually Compensate the Family

    04/11/2013 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    Reason ^ | April 11, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille
    For everybody tired of hearing about police officers shooting family dogs for no good reason, here's a story about ... police officers shooting family dogs for no good reason, splattering a little girl with her beloved pets' blood — and then actually paying damages. That's right, the city of Minneapolis agreed to pay $225,000 to James and Aisha Keten, though only after a judge suggested that officers came a tad too close to plugging a toddler in the process of handling a search warrant very, very badly: From The Journal: Officers on April 13 were conducting a search warrant, looking...
  • Toxic Government by Democrats: Minneapolis

    04/04/2013 11:31:49 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 4 replies
    http://frontpagemag.com/ ^ | April 4, 2013 | John Perazzo
    -snip- Virtually all of America’s poorest cities have been led politically by Democrats for many years, even decades. In 2010, for example, not even one of the ten poorest large cities in the U.S. had elected a Republican mayor since the 1980s. In fact, 8 of the 10 cities had been led exclusively by Democrats for more than half a century. The common thread running through each of these economically decrepit cities is a phenomenon that Harvard scholars Edward Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer famously dubbed “The Curley Effect,” after its prototype, James Michael Curley, who served four non-consecutive terms as...
  • Hundreds of students brawl at Minneapolis high school (Moochelle starving kids?)

    02/14/2013 7:01:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Police say hundreds of students brawled at Minneapolis South High School after a food fight got out of control. **SNIP** Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer says 200 to 300 students fought and no weapons were used. He says about a dozen officers were on the scene and used chemical spray to break up the fight.
  • Twin Cities don't need Obama's gun speech. Chicago does.

    02/03/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-3-13 | joe soucheray
    President Barack Obama is coming to Minneapolis on Monday, Feb. 4, to advance his proposals to reduce gun violence, which is a little bit like taking a boat out into the middle of the ocean to discuss the risk of fire in Joshua Tree National Park. Why doesn't he go to Chicago, where there is gun violence? And then, once in Chicago, why wouldn't he discuss that city's problem of gang violence? In fact, so long as he has the itch to take his bully pulpit on the road, Chicago is the natural, ultimate stop. Why, it is ground zero....
  • Man Shoots At Pizza Delivery Man, Says Pizza Was ‘Too Small’

    12/29/2012 12:12:07 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 26, 2012
    A 26-year-old man has been charged after police say he fired shots at a pizza delivery guy, after the man claimed the pizza he ordered was “too small.” Officers were called around 11:31 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 to a residence on the 2100 block of Russell Avenue North. The victim, a 45-year-old man, said he was delivering a pizza to the residence when the customer began arguing with him. The customer, identified as Demetrius Patterson, of Chicago, IL, said the size of the pizza was too small and demanded the delivery guy give him both of the pizzas he...
  • 2 dead, at least 4 wounded in Minneapolis office shooting

    09/27/2012 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    APviaFOX ^ | 09/27/12 | APviaFOX
    BREAKING: MINNEAPOLIS – Officers are on the scene of a reported shooting at a north Minneapolis business. Hennepin County sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa Kiava says deputies were called to a shooting on the city's north side on Thursday. Footage from a television news helicopter shows multiple squad cars encircling a business called Accent Signage Systems in the Bryn Mawr neighborhood.
  • Historic weld links Central Corridor, Hiawatha LRT line

    09/06/2012 3:15:48 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 9-3-12 | KARE11
    "This weld is our own version of the golden spike for the transcontinental railroad as it connects the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis," Fuhrmann said. "By connecting Central Corridor Green Line with the Hiawatha Blue Line, we will expand environmentally friendly, affordable transit options for residents of St. Paul, Minneapolis and the region."
  • Internet Cat Video Festival draws 10,000 (!) to Walker Art Center

    09/01/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-1-12 | Amy Carlson Gustafson
    The Walker Art Center truly did go to the cats, and the world meowed its approval. On Thursday, Aug. 30, more than 10,000 folks turned up for the outdoor Internet Cat Video Festival at the museum's Open Field area. Organizers had expected 2,500 to 3,000. By Friday afternoon, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, Slate.com, Buzzfeed and Mashable had all contributed articles to the viral purrs going around the Internet. And those stories were shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter. "Internet cat video stories galore today," wrote technology journalist and former New York Times...
  • Downtown Mpls. Serves As Black Hawk Helicopter Training Zone

    08/27/2012 9:07:32 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    WCCO/CBS ^ | August 27, 2012 9:51 PM | unattributed
    If you see military helicopters flying low over Minneapolis, don’t be alarmed. They’re just training in an urban environment. The U.S. Special Operations Command will be conducting exercises until the beginning of September. This week they’re using helicopters, including Black Hawks. They’re not giving out their exact training locations because they don’t want crowds to gather. But you may get a glimpse of the helicopters flying low between 7 p.m. and midnight.
  • (MN) DFL leaders want (perv) Gauthier to quit race

    08/20/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 8/20/12 | Baird Helgeson
    State Democratic leaders are increasing pressure on a DFL legislator not to seek re-election after authorities said he had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop in Duluth. "I am deeply disappointed with Rep. Kerry Gauthier's conduct," said House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis. "The conduct was wrong and ... I believe he should withdraw from the race for re-election." Last week, the St. Louis County attorney's office decided not to pursue charges against Gauthier, a first-term legislator from Duluth, for allegedly engaging in oral sex with a 17-year-old boy in a wooded area behind the...
  • Eat your heart out, Sundance: Welcome to the hilarious Internet Cat Video Film Festival

    07/11/2012 7:31:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-11-12 | Laura Cox
    If Cannes and Sundance are a little too highbrow for your tastes a new film festival launching in Minneapolis could be just the ticket. The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is being planned for August 30 on Walker Open Field. While nominations are still open take inspiration from some of the contenders below that show cats in their element, showing off the finer side of being feline. This rather unique (and slightly bizarre) celebration of feline frolics is the first time a festival has been dedicated to kitties. Organisers have clearly cottoned on to the cute cat craze sweeping the...
  • Report points to Clinton-era gunwalking

    The first official identified by name in the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation has been tied to a similar Minnestoa operation in 1996 where “more than 150 guns flow[ed] into the Twin Cities underworld,” Kevin Diaz of the Star Tribune reported yesterday. Identifying supervisor George Gillett, Jr., who is now a cooperating witness in House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigations, Diaz reveals “Gillett was a street agent tracking gun store sales to ‘straw buyers’ working for suspected gang members. Some of those guns turned up in drug busts and crime scenes, including one that was found at the...
  • Minneapolis cop charged in Andover bar fight; self-defense claimed; victim improves

    06/19/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-19-12 | Sarah Horner and David Hanners
    Vander Lee was sitting with his brother and wife on the patio of Tanners Station in Andover about 7 p.m. Saturday when Clifford punched him once in the head, authorities said. The 43-year-old fell to the ground and struck his head on the concrete patio. Clifford, executive officer of the Minneapolis Police Department's SWAT unit, then left the bar, authorities said. According to the criminal complaint, Clifford said he was with his wife and acquaintances when he heard Brian Vander Lee using offensive language at a nearby table. He said he asked Vander Lee to stop, which he reportedly did...
  • Black-on-white link in Minneapolis violence

    06/07/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Minneapolis police want you to know race has nothing to do with an epidemic of violent crime in their downtown. Same for crime reporter Matt McKinney: The recent increase in what he calls “flash mob” violence and mayhem is “random” and “no other real pattern emerges” and the “motivation for the attack remains unclear.” But more and more people in Minneapolis are connecting the violence with groups of blacks marauding through the downtown; beating, hurting, destroying and stealing. Sometimes right in front of police. A lot of it on YouTube. With lots of witnesses – 15 to 20 times over...