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  • To arrest Black Lives Matter protesters or not? St. Paul's balancing act

    10/02/2015 11:31:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | October 2, 2015 | Tad Vezner
    As Black Lives Matters protesters gear up for another a protest rally -- this time at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend, debate has grown on social forums over when and if arrests should be made. As opposed to legal action taken in Bloomington over a Mall of America protest last winter, thus far St. Paul has arrested or charged no one during Black Lives Matter marches across the city. Permit-free rallies clogging street corners along University Avenue and at the Minnesota State Fair have been met with a quiet police presence, coordinating traffic and little else. Following a...
  • #BlackLivesMatter sets its sights on the evil that is the Twin Cities Marathon

    09/30/2015 9:07:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In the ongoing battle over the proper role of law enforcement and conflicts between officers and the public there has obviously been one overlooked set of villains: runners. That’s right… we’re talking about those joggers who go out in their fancy running shorts and high end shoes, competing in the curious process of spending their day pounding the pavement along ridiculously long routes when they could have just summoned an Uber to get there in about ten minutes. They are clearly the problem with today’s society and Black Lives Matter in St. Paul, Minnesota is finally going to do something...
  • Black Lives Matter plans protest to stop marathon runners

    09/28/2015 1:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | September 28, 2015
    A local chapter of activist group Black Lives Matter is planning on stopping Twin Cities Marathon runners from crossing the finish line. According to a WCCO report, the protesters will form a physical barrier of people to stop runners in their tracks. Protesters told the station that the marathon is a good place to cause peaceful disruption. Some who plan on running the race said on Facebook that they were angered by the planned protest, saying it might lead to violent encounters. The protest is organized for Oct. 4 at a park about half a mile from the race's finish...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trump’s vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. “Would I run with Bernie? Sure, I’d give him consideration,” Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • Black Lives Matter to 'Disrupt' Twin Cities Marathon

    09/27/2015 6:14:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Russell Barnes
    Two weeks after disrupting light rail service on the Vikings’ home opener, Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to “disrupt” another major event – the Twin Cities Marathon. The protest, dubbed #BlackMarathon, is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4 at Boyd Park in St. Paul. The marathon starts at 8 a.m. and is one of the ten largest marathons in the country. Black Lives Matter St. Paul announced their plans Friday in a press release posted to their Facebook page, citing what they describe as the “beating” of 15-year-old Tyree Tucker by a Saint Paul police officer...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Minnesota boy tells Ben Carson 'I will become the first Muslim president'

    09/23/2015 5:58:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 104 replies ^ | 9/23/15 | Fox9
    A 12-year-old middle school student from Eden Prairie, Minnesota has a message for Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Yusuf Dayur wants Carson to know “I will become the first Muslim president, and you will see that when I become president, I will respect people of all faiths, all colors and all religions.” Carson is facing backlash for comments he made on NBC’s Meet the Press, saying ““I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.”
  • New Names Surface as Republicans Pass on Race to Succeed Kline

    09/23/2015 11:13:24 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Simone Pathé
    The GOP shortlist now looks much different than it did even a week ago. Former state Sen. Ted Daley, an accountant and West Point grad who served in the Gulf and Iraq wars, is widely considered the party’s most credible candidate at this point. He was elected to the Senate in 2010, but lost re-election in 2012. Calling him “squeaky clean,” the state GOP operative said that Daley’s military service casts him “in the Kline mold.” Kline served 25 years in the Marines. And while Daley’s “very conservative,” a GOP operative who works on House races added, “he’s not a...
  • Minnesota’s Mills Closer to a Rematch With Nolan

    09/23/2015 11:00:07 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 21, 2015 | Simone Pathé and Nathan Gonzales
    Minnesota Republican Stewart Mills inched closer to a rematch with Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member Rep. Rick Nolan next year by announcing an exploratory committee over the weekend. The news, which was first reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, shouldn’t come as a surprise to the incumbent, who was fully expecting a Mills challenge before the recent announcement. “He was in town, I think, last week raising money and telling people he’s going to run again,” Nolan told CQ Roll Call outside the House Chambers on Sept. 18. A Republican operative in the state confirmed that Mills was in Washington, D.C., “in...
  • If You Live in These States You’ll Soon Need a Passport for Domestic Flights

    09/22/2015 2:16:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 87 replies ^ | september 20, 2015 | brittany soares
    If you don’t have a passport already, you may need to get one soon. Residents of certain states are going to need to show their passports — rather than simply their IDs — even if they’re only flying domestic. Yes, it will infringe upon states’ rights handed to them by the 10th Amendment and create unnecessary cost to taxpayers in order to implement the change, but let’s be real — the government doesn’t care about that. From Zero Hedge: To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a...
  • 4 arrested in video-recorded beating after 49ers game

    09/19/2015 9:03:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 19, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Three men and a teenager were arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a Minnesota Vikings fan, which happened after the 49ers’ “Monday Night Football” game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, police said Friday.
  • Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison carries clock in solidarity with Ahmed Mohamed

    09/18/2015 4:43:58 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies ^ | September 18, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Keith Ellison, First Muslim Congressman, Carries Clock In Solidarity With Ahmed,” by Michael McLaughlin, Huffington Post, September 16, 2015: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress, began carrying a clock around Capitol Hill on Wednesday to show support for the ninth-grader whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb earlier this week.

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • 'The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem'

    09/14/2015 5:49:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2015 | Carol Brown
    Minneapolis-St. Paul has what the media refers to as “an ISIS problem.” It’s no coincidence ISIS is recruiting in the Twin Cities area. There is a huge population of 30,000 Somali Muslims who live there. I would say the area has a Muslim problem, but that’s just me. A recent Business Insider report states there has been a “string of Islamic State-related arrests over roughly the last year” due to the “large Somali community.” Andrew Lugar, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, speaking at an FBI news conference stated: "To be clear. We have a terror-recruiting problem in Minnesota…Parents and loved...

    09/14/2015 4:20:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies ^ | September 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Before 9/11, the trial run for the attack was the World Trade Center bombing. The key figures in that attack, from Ramzi Yousef, the nephew of 9/11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, to the Blind Sheikh, whose ambitious plans involved bombing New York bridges and tunnels, asked for political asylum. Ramzi Yousef showed up with a fake passport and claimed to be an Iraqi refugee seeking political asylum. He was released on his own recognizance and told to show up for a hearing. He never did.
  • The Twin Cities have an ISIS problem

    09/14/2015 2:00:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Business Insider / Yahoo ^ | 9/13/15 | Colin Campbell
    (snip) Why Minneapolis? Authorities say it's linked to Minneapolis-St. Paul's large Somali community. According to The New York Times, estimates peg the local Somali population, which Minneapolis touts as the largest in the US, at roughly 30,000 people. Reports have described violent extremism as bubbling up within the local Somali community going back years, especially as a result of the 2006 conflict between Ethiopia and Somalia. At the time, much of the terrorism-recruitment issue centered on al-Shabab, the Somali-based group that would later become an Al Qaeda affiliate. The office of Minnesota's US attorney, Andrew Luger, said Wednesday that groups...
  • Iowa tailgate: cold beer and cornhole at Trump stakeout in the parking lot

    09/12/2015 5:41:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 12 September 2015 20.24 EDT
    At the tailgate outside Jack Trice Stadium in Ames on Saturday afternoon, hundreds of football fans gathered around a tent hosted by the Republican party of Iowa, hoping to see Donald Trump. They shouted for hours, tussled with protesters and then cried “Trump, Trump, Trump” when they saw a helicopter they thought he might be on. The mostly male crowd gripped beers, constantly asking when the real estate mogul and Republican frontrunner would appear. But they didn’t seem bothered by the fact he was running late. One college-aged girl said: “Donald Trump is just like Hilary Duff [actor and singer...
  • Thousands Rally at Minnesota Governor’s Mansion Demanding Investigation of Planned Parenthood

    09/12/2015 3:06:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski Sep 11, 2015
    In Minnesota, 1,500 pro-life supporters gathered together outside the governor’s mansion to call on Gov. Mark Dayton to investigate Planned Parenthood and stop funding the abortion company. As LifeNews previously reported, Gov. Dayton has refused to launch an investigation into Planned Parenthood even though sixty-five state legislators have urged him to do so. He said, “As far as I’m concerned there’s no basis for an investigation at taxpayer expense into a private nonprofit organization that has stated they don’t engage in those practices here in Minnesota.” Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood operates eighteen facilities in Minnesota and they perform approximately 50% of...
  • Guardsman pleads guilty to making child porn

    09/10/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    A Minnesota National Guardsman has pleaded guilty to getting a 14-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos while he was deployed in Afghanistan. 1st Lt. Andrew Schiller, 28, of Lakeville pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of producing child pornography. Sentencing has not been scheduled.
  • Abortion opponents rally against Planned Parenthood outside Minnesota governor's residence

    09/09/2015 5:32:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Hundreds of abortion opponents have rallied outside the home of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, calling for the state to investigate Planned Parenthood. The rally Wednesday follows the release of secretly recorded videos of group officials discussing the sale of tissue from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says there is no evidence of wrongdoing. WCCO-TV reports protesters in Minnesota want the state to start an investigation and to remove any state funds that might go to Planned Parenthood's health-care services.
  • Defendant in ISIL terror case to plead guilty Wednesday

    09/08/2015 6:52:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 9/8/15 | Paul McEnroe and Abby Simons
    Hanad Musse, one of seven defendants charged with conspiring to leave the United States to fight alongside terrorists in Syria, is expected to plead guilty in federal court in Minneapolis, according to documents filed Tuesday. Musse’s attorney, Andy Birrell, declined to comment. Musse will appear before U.S. District Judge Michael Davis at 10 a.m. to enter the guilty plea. Musse, who remains jailed, will become the second defendant in the alleged conspiracy to plead guilty to conspiring to support terrorism. Abdullahi Yusuf pleaded guilty to similar charges in February. Yusuf, who is now cooperating with the government, awaits sentencing.
  • Rally at Minnesota Capitol for Confederate flag fizzles

    09/07/2015 2:38:29 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 6 replies
    The Journal ^ | September 5, 2015
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A planned rally by Confederate battle flag supporters at the Minnesota State Capitol has fizzled. Instead, around a half-dozen to 10 Confederate flag supporters led by B.C. Johnson regrouped far away at a park in the suburb of Savage for a short demonstration, while a group of around 50 counter-protesters gathered at the Capitol anyway. At least some were affiliated with Black Lives Matter Johnson says he moved the "Minnesota 10,000 for Southern Heritage" protest because he was afraid his supporters might be assaulted by counter-protesters.
  • Congressional Democrats PAID BY IRANIAN LOBBY to support Obama’s nuke deal

    09/04/2015 5:18:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/4/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Every senator who accepted money from the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IPAC) should be impeached and removed from office — or at very least, soundly defeated the next time he or she comes up for reelection. But the enemedia, true to form, will cover for them and do everything it can to keep them on the government payroll. (“Gillibrand and other pro-Dealers got Iran cash,” by Jeff Dunetz, The Jewish Star, September 3, 2015 (thanks to Banafsheh One of the many unanswered questions about P5+1 agreement with Iran is why so many Congressional Democrats are rallying behind the President...
  • Minnesota’s John Kline Will Not Seek Eighth Term (Updated)

    09/03/2015 2:50:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | September 3, 2015 | Simone Pathé and Emily Cahn
    Even before Kline’s announcement, Democrats were enthused about two female candidates in the race: health care executive Angie Craig and physician Mary Lawrence. Lawrence, who loaned her campaign $500,000 in the second quarter, had more than $1 million in the bank at the end of the period. Craig had $231,000 in the bank by the end of June. On the Republican side, multiple party operatives said to expect a crowded primary. Possible candidates include: •State Sen. Dave Thompson, a former conservative radio host who represents a district south of the Twin Cities. Thompson ran for governor, but dropped out before...
  • Did Minnesota’s Planned Parenthood lie about illegal organ harvesting?

    09/03/2015 7:56:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | Sep 2, 2015 | Ben Johnson and Andy Parrish
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, September 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Somebody in the abortion industry is breaking a Minnesota law that bans the sale or donation of aborted babies' body parts. That's the conclusion of numerous elected officials, who are renewing calls to investigate Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos about the harvesting and sale of fetal organs and tissue. Dozens of Republican state legislators asked Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to investigate the abortion provider after the Center for Medical Progress released videos detailing the little-known practice. The sale or donation of fetal organs or tissue is illegal under state law....
  • 'Pigs in a Blanket' Chant at Black Lives Matter Protest Riles Police

    08/31/2015 2:40:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies ^ | 8/31/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A chant heard Saturday at the Black Lives Matter protest outside of the Minnesota State Fair has police outraged. Protesters were captured on camera yelling "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" during the march in St. Paul. The chant was viewed by some law enforcement members as targeting police officers. St. Paul Police Federation President Dave Titus said in a Facebook post that the chant promotes death to cops. He scolded the public officials who praised the march and the St. Paul Police Department’s response, saying, “Any city official claiming this march was a success or a positive...
  • O’Malley blasts Wasserman Schultz in front of DNC meeting

    08/30/2015 8:40:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A feud within the Democratic Party spilled into the open Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, as presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley used his speech to the convention to publicly chide DNC leaders for limiting the number of presidential debates. Mr. O'Malley said that DNC officials had not only silenced debate among Democratic candidates but silenced the party’s ability to respond to Republican presidential candidates, whose recent TV debate reached more than 20 million Americans. “They malign our president’s record of achievement, they denigrate women and immigrant families. They doubled down, on trickle...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 30 August 2015

    08/30/2015 4:51:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 155 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 30 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows August 30th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal; Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans.THIS WEEK (ABC): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Jindal; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sanders; Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Chant: ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’ [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 6:14:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rheotric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station.“Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds.WATCH: Carrying signs reading “End White Supremacy” and “Black Lives Matter,” the protesters railed against racial inequality, the criminal justice system and policing. Besides issuing the chant calling cops by...
  • Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

    08/28/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julie Bykowicz
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
  • Instead of jail, Minnesota judge orders ISIS recruit to 'rehab'

    08/25/2015 7:04:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2015 | Rick Moran
    Can a Mulsim fanatic who wanted to join ISIS be "de-radicalized" so that he's no longer a threat to society? A Minnesota judge thinks so. He ordered Abdullahi Yusuf, who pleaded guilty to giving material support to terrorism, to leave jail and report to a halfway house where a counselor would presumably deprogram him. Oh - the half way house has absolutely no experience in "deradicalizing" Muslim terrorists. Daily Beast: Abdullahi Yusuf of Minnesota was allowed to depart from jail and stay at a halfway home after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to the so-called Islamic...
  • Protesters rally at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul (Minnesota)

    08/23/2015 8:53:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies ^ | August 22, 2015 | Jean Hopfensperger Star Tribune
    Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of Planned Parenthood offices in St. Paul on Saturday morning as part of a national day of protest against the organization over its alleged handling of fetal tissue. The protest was sparked by the recent release of videos that purport to show Planned Parenthood’s national medical director discussing the sale of fetal tissue to alleged medical researchers. Planned Parenthood has argued the videos were heavily edited and the conversation was taken out of context. Although protesters were reporting crowds of more than 4,000, St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos said they numbered “less...
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC (Peter Thiel, homosexual, GOProud fundraiser)

    02/27/2012 6:27:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham,Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012. But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy. Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.
  • S.F. billionaire quietly funds Ron Paul super PAC

    02/26/2012 12:39:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/26/12 | Richard S. Dunham, Carla Marinucci
    Ron Paul revels in the fact that he is the presidential candidate of America's small donors, receiving more contributions under $200 than any other Republican seeking the White House in 2012.But, like every other GOP presidential contender, he also has a mega-millionaire "sugar daddy" helping to fund a super PAC that is promoting Paul's candidacy.Yet while Newt Gingrich underwriter Sheldon Adelson and Rick Santorum super-supporter Foster Friess have shared the campaign stage - and the national political spotlight - with their candidates, Paul's benefactor, San Francisco entrepreneur Peter Thiel, has never met the Texas congressman he's aiding.Who is this mystery...
  • As gun-carrying permits reach historic levels in Minnesota, related crimes remain in check

    08/22/2015 5:12:54 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 8/22/15 | David Chanen
    A record 200,000 Minnesotans now have permits to carry handguns, an increasingly diverse group that includes two men who recently made split-second, life-altering decisions to fire their weapons. In 2003, the year Minnesota passed its permit-to-carry law, 15,000 five-year permits were issued. The number issued annually then decreased for several years. But by 2014, 184,985 Minnesotans held permits. Today, one in 20 Minnesotans has a permit, 19 percent of them women. Opponents had feared that the law would lead to a surge in shootings and gun deaths. But Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension data show that fatalities involving permit holders...
  • Hundreds expected at St. Paul Planned Parenthood protest

    08/20/2015 7:36:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    GANNET KARE ^ | 8/20/15
    Hundreds of people are expected to participate in a protest at a St. Paul Planned Parenthood this weekend.Pro-Life Action Ministries, as well as other pro-life organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens will protest at the St. Paul Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia St., Saturday, from 9-11 a.m. The protest is part of a day of protests at Planned Parenthood offices across the country.The planned demonstrations follow the recent release of undercover videos that abortion opponents claim show the trafficking of body parts harvested from aborted children. Last month, hundreds protested outside the St. Paul facility, calling for the government to cut...
  • [MN] Local Planned Parenthood weathers storm

    08/15/2015 7:38:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Mpls (Red) Star Tribune ^ | 8/15/15 | Glenn Howat
    If they’re feeling any heat from the national firestorm over fetal-tissue donation, leaders of Planned Parenthood’s local affiliate aren’t showing it. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, they opened a new $3 million women’s health clinic in Little Canada, surrounded by supporters and applauded by civic leaders, including St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. “We’ve been in the news a lot lately,” said Sarah Stoesz, president of Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. But the real issue, she insisted, is the future of federal funding for birth control and other medical services. As Stoesz has stressed repeatedly in...
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...
  • Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so

    08/13/2015 9:44:01 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    JTA ^ | aug 13 2015 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement. “Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., wrote in an Op-Ed on CNN’s website. “It isn’t a perfect agreement,” he said. “But it is a strong one. This agreement is, in my opinion, the most effective, realistic way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon anytime in the next 15 years.”
  • Trump: Iraq war elevated Iran

    08/13/2015 10:39:27 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 48 replies
    NJ. com ^ | Aug 13 2015 | Jonathan Salant
    WASHINGTON — Businessman Donald Trump said Iran is as powerful as it is today because President George W. Bush's war on Iraq took out its main adversary. Trump, speaking on the Fox News Channel "Hannity," said he opposed Bush's decision to go to war against Iraq based on claims that the country had weapons of mass destruction. The weapons were never found, and Bush's brother and fellow GOP presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, said in May that "knowing what we know now I would not have engaged—I would not have gone into Iraq." Trump said that he warned...
  • Jesse Ventura open to playing second banana on Trump ticket

    08/12/2015 4:18:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 72 replies
    the hill ^ | August 12 2015 | BRADFORD RICHARDSON
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura suggested Tuesday that he’d be glad to be Donald Trump’s running mate. “Do you think Donald would ever think of asking me?” Ventura said during an interview on his “Off the Grid” show with former Trump adviser Roger Stone .
  • White Bear Lake stabbing victim was in key U.S. Supreme Court case

    08/12/2015 5:36:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8/10/2015 | Frederick Melo
    On a summer's day in 1987, Minneapolis police surrounded a woman's home in the northeast corner of the city and heard their suspect's voice inside. "Tell them I left," said Robert Darren Olson. The officers forced their way in. An Amoco gas station attendant had been shot dead on University Avenue the day before, and one of the suspects, the money and the murder weapon were already in custody. Police had been tipped off that their second suspect, the getaway driver, spent his nights at the duplex. They found Olson hiding in the closet. He was later convicted of aggravated...
  • Vikings led NFL in arrests over past five years, report says

    08/12/2015 5:23:27 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-10-15 | Marino Eccher
    The Vikings are atop the NFL leaderboard in the dubious category of arrests over the past five years, according to one reporter's new tally. Mike Rosenberg, a Seattle-based freelancer, tweeted a chart Monday of NFL players arrested since August 2010: Vikings players have been collared 18 times over that time, he found. That edges the Denver Broncos (16 arrests), and Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13 each). Around the NFC North, the Bears and Lions have each seen 11 arrests, while the Packers have had eight.
  • Answers Tough To Find After Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete (Play Guess the Description)

    08/10/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    WCCO ^ | 8/9/15 | Nina Moini
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. Jensen was biking on 41st Street in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon when it happened. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when police say a man drove by in a white Bronco, hurling a concrete chunk the size of a brick at Mackenzie’s head. Police say witnesses saw the man wore a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement. While...
  • Fargo, ND (and everywhere else) to be slammed with new refugees in next seven weeks

    08/08/2015 7:48:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Why the next seven weeks? Because fiscal year 2015 ends on September 30th and the settlers in the US State Department and in their contracting agencies want to hit the Obama target of 70,000 for the year and they have (as of July 31), 18,470 more to go! Actually that 70,000 figure that Obama announced in his Presidential Determination Letter to Congress last September is meant to be a ceiling, not a goal that they necessarily have to hit. However, since the contractors are paid by the head and they have salaries and office overhead to pay, they always try...
  • Police: Teenager shot, killed while attempting to rob adults in St. Paul [CCW]

    08/06/2015 10:04:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Shaymus McLaughlin
    A 16-year-old West. St. Paul boy was fatally shot by an individual police say he was trying to rob. The boy was killed when police say he, along with three other teenagers, approached two adults near Summit Avenue and Mississippi Boulevard in St. Paul last Friday night, according to FOX 9. Police say the teenager pulled a gun on the adults, FOX 9 reports. One of the robbery victims, with a valid permit to carry, took out his own firearm and shot the boy, according to authorities. The teen who died was later identified by family members as Lavauntai Broadbent,...
  • 4 Teens Charged after Man with Gun Permit Kills Armed Robber in St. Paul

    08/05/2015 9:10:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies ^ | 8/5/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    More details have been released about the moments leading up to an armed robbery in St. Paul that left the 16-year-old suspect dead. Four teens have been charged in connection to the incident: 16-year-old Donte Edward Foster of Woodbury, 17-year-old Malcolm James Devion Golden of St. Paul, 16-year-old Kendell Anthony Lewis of St. Paul and 16-year-old Nautica Delshaun Cox of St. Paul. The alleged crimes started at 4:40 a.m. Friday, July 31, after a man reported that his silver sedan had been stolen from an alley behind his house. Two loaded guns were inside the vehicle, the victim reported. Ten...
  • In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions

    08/05/2015 12:32:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/05/2015 | By GOODWELL NZOU
    Winston-Salem, N.C. — MY mind was absorbed by the biochemistry of gene editing when the text messages and Facebook posts distracted me. So sorry about Cecil. Did Cecil live near your place in Zimbabwe? Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine. My excitement was doused when I realized that the lion killer was being painted as the villain. I faced the starkest cultural contradiction I’d experienced during my...
  • Walker, Clinton Lead in Minnesota; General Closer than 2008 and 2012

    08/05/2015 10:28:07 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/5/15 | Tom Jensen
    Donald Trump may be running the tabl e in national polls these days, but PPP's new Minnesota poll finds that Scott Wa lker is continuing to hold his own in the Midwest. Walker narrowly leads the GOP fiel d in the state with 19% to 18% for Trump, 15% for Jeb Bush, 11% for Ben Carson, 7% fo r Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% each for Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, 4% fo r Chris Christie, and 3% each for Carly Fiorina and John Kasich. Rounding out the GOP field with minimal support are Bobby Jindal at 1%,...
  • Cecil the lion killer's $1million Florida vacation home vandalized with graffiti and pigs feet...

    08/04/2015 6:39:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/4/15 | Ashley Collman
    Angry vandals defaced the vacation home of lion killer Walter J Palmer overnight on Monday, while also littering the American dentist's driveway with pig's feet in a show of outrage over the death of a beloved lion named Cecil. Pictures taken Tuesday morning outside the 55-year-old's $1million vacation home in Marco Island, Florida show the garage door spray painted with the words 'Lion killer!' and a handful of orange pig's feet scattered across the front of the house. Palmer has been in hiding ever since he was identified last month as the big game hunter behind the cruel killing of...