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  • Signs of Monster Voters Appear in Minnesota CD8 – Trump Beating Clinton by 12 Points…

    10/27/2016 6:10:40 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/27/2016 | Sundance
    Yesterday’s significant example was in Butler County Ohio where requests for republican ballots have increased by a whopping 40% over 2012. Today, another VERY significant indication surfaces -albeit quietly- Minnesota’s deep blue CD-8. Trump thumbs upMINNESOTA – The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • After Authorities Did Not Charge Her Rapist, U Student Fought Back

    10/26/2016 4:02:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2016 | Brandon Stahl
    Abby Honold did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. At first, that wasn't enough.The bite marks and bruises were still fresh on Abby Honold’s body when she learned that the man who’d raped her had been released from jail. Panicked, she called the investigator on the case. When he told her that charges wouldn’t be filed, she considered going home and killing herself — afraid her attacker would do it first. The 19-year-old University of Minnesota junior did everything a rape victim was supposed to do. After she escaped, she immediately called 911. She went to a hospital...
  • Working Class District in Minnesota Trump Up by 12 and Dems are Going Independent

    10/26/2016 2:19:31 PM PDT · by MMaschin · 50 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 10-26-2016 | Tom Franklin
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents. What The Data Says did this analysis of the Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota: – Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • Daudt Says He’s Prepared To Call For Dayton’s Resignation Over MNsure

    10/26/2016 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    ST. PAUL. Minn. (WCCO) – Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt said Wednesday that he’s prepared to call for Gov. Mark Dayton’s resignation for dereliction of duty over skyrocketing health care premiums. The GOP leader made the remarks following a news conference in which the governor again urged lawmakers to come to him with possible solutions ahead of the MNsure open enrollment period, which begins Nov. 1.
  • Police brutality protest briefly blocks Edina intersection

    10/22/2016 4:03:24 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies ^ | 10/22/16 | Liz Sawyer
    About 100 people rallied and marched in Edina on Saturday to protest police brutality, blocking the busy intersection at 50th and France for about 40 minutes. The gathering, organized around the theme of "I Am a Man," was held to address the issues of racial profiling and police violence against black men, including fatal police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile. Its initial inspiration was last week's encounter between a black pedestrian and a plainclothes Edina police officer, part of which was caught on camera. Black men were invited to stand together on the steps of City Hall, where...
  • Police Chief: Officers Did Not Violate MPD Policies in Jamar Clark Shooting

    10/21/2016 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 10/21/16 | Brett Hoffland
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau says the two officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark in November 2015 did not violate Minneapolis Police Department policies and says she supports their actions.   The statement came as Harteau gave an update on the internal affairs investigation into the actions of Officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze on Friday afternoon. “The officers will not be criminally charged, and we concluded there were no violations of MPD policy,” Harteau said. Harteau said the use of force review is "extensive" and outlined the many steps investigators took before they came to the...
  • CAIR-MN Calls For School To Drop Event For ‘Anti-Muslim’ Speaker

    10/18/2016 1:31:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies ^ | 10/18/16 | WCCO Staff
    A Muslim advocacy group is calling for a northern Minnesota high school to cancel an event with a speaker whom they describe as an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) says that John Guandolo should no longer be invited to speak at Bagley High School because his message is one that shouldn’t be highlighted on a taxpayer-funded platform. The perception that the high school may be endorsing Guandolo’s anti-Muslim bigotry could lead to a hostile learning environment for Muslim and other minority students,” said Jaylani Hussein, the executive director of CAIR-MN, in a...
  • Dayton: Health Law 'No Longer Affordable'

    10/12/2016 12:21:00 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 10/12/16 | AP
    Minnesota's Democratic governor said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is "no longer affordable," a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law just a few years ago. Gov. Mark Dayton made the comments while addressing questions about Minnesota's fragile health insurance market, where individual plans are facing double-digit increases after all insurers threatened to exit the market entirely in 2017. They follow cost concerns and criticism nationwide, including President Bill Clinton saying last week that the law was "the craziest thing in the world" before he backtracked.
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • UPI/CVoter state polls: Donald Trump gains support in all but 5 states

    10/03/2016 11:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 3, 2016 | Stephen Feller
    The projected Electoral College vote count hasn't changed from last week's polls, but Donald Trump is narrowing the margin with Hillary Clinton in several states. WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Donald Trump gained support in nearly every state in the past week, expanding leads in some and gaining on Hillary Clinton in several other key swing states, a state tracking poll released by UPI/CVoter on Monday indicates. Trump gained support in 45 of the 50 states, as well as in Washington, D.C., with the biggest shifts coming in Idaho, Mississippi and Minnesota, in Monday's release, which includes polling data gathered...
  • Reality Trumped Perception for Jihadist at Crossroads Mall Gun Free Zone

    10/03/2016 5:24:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While the NO HANDGUNS sign is cut off in this photograph, it clearly shows that the Crossroads Center, where the Islamic mass stabbing terror attack took place, was and is posted as a Gun Free Zone.In Minnesota, the sign has no legal weight.  Minnesota law prevents malls from banning guns from the common areas, but malls are not prevented from asking that visitors not carry guns.  The sign reads “please while shopping”.  That makes it a request, not a command.The difference can easily be lost on a someone who is not well schooled in the niceties of the law. ...
  • Minnesota regulator: Insurance market in dire situation

    10/02/2016 8:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 30, 2016 3:24 PM EDT | Kyle Potter
    Minnesota’s individual health care market is in “an emergency situation,” the state’s top industry regulator said Friday, noting that it took the approval of massive rate increases to persuade all its remaining insurance companies not to pull out for next year. After a major insurer’s exit from the market earlier this year, the state scrambled to convince the seven remaining companies to continue offering plans to those residents who aren’t covered by an employer or through a public program, Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said. The state agreed to rate increases that range from an average of 50 percent...
  • Near ‘Collapse,’ Minnesota to Raise Obamacare Rates by Half

    10/02/2016 7:35:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
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  • Individual health plan premiums to jump at least 50 percent in Minn.

    10/02/2016 4:15:10 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 1, 2016 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Health insurers are hiking premiums and limiting enrollment in Minnesota’s individual market next year, with regulators saying the emergency measures were needed to avert a market collapse. The moves are a clear sign that the market for some 250,000 people who buy coverage for themselves is dysfunctional and needs reform, said Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman during a Friday news conference. While rate increases of more than 50 percent aren’t fair to consumers, Rothman said, things could have been worse. He described a period this summer when all health insurers in the state seemed prepared to abandon that segment of the...
  • College cross-country runners chase down Minneapolis theft suspect

    10/02/2016 1:07:10 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies
    Minneapolis StarTrib ^ | October 1, 2016 | Mary Lynn Smith
    It took only seconds before Kibet made the connection: Someone had broken in and rifled through the team’s belongings. In the hallway, he saw the stairwell door closing at the end of the corridor. Kibet did what comes naturally: He ran. With his pack on his back and dress shoes on his feet, he flew down five flights until he reached the bottom floor of the Courtyard Marriott, where he found a man with his teammates’ bags. “I got a knife,” the man told Kibet, and then he ran. Kibet briefly pondered what to do, then gave chase, keeping his...
  • Minneapolis taxpayers must pay public housing rent for Somalis that spend their income on travel

    10/02/2016 7:36:15 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Shortened title. Full title: Minneapolis taxpayers must pay public housing rent for Somalis that spend their income on travel back to Somalia What a deal! Come to the United States, and if you spend your income (even that from welfare and refugee programs) on travel to Somalia instead of paying your rent in public housing, whey the suckers taxpayers of Minneapolis will pick up the tab. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports (via Refugee Resettlement Watch): Public housing residents in Minneapolis will no longer need to pay their normal monthly rent when travel abroad erases their income, a change particularly sought by...
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • FBI Head: Extremism Apparent Influence in St. Cloud Mall Attack

    09/28/2016 6:51:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 45 replies ^ | 9/28/16 | AP
    FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by extremist ideology.      While testifying for hours before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, Comey was asked whether authorities had confirmed that the attack earlier this month in a mall in St. Cloud was an act of terrorism. Comey responded that the FBI is "still working on it," but that it looks like Dahir Ahmed Adan, 20, appears...
  • Exclusive–Caddell: Breitbart/Gravis Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota...

    09/27/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/26/2016 | Neil McCabe
    Full title: Exclusive–Caddell: Breitbart/Gravis Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll.
  • Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening

    09/26/2016 12:05:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 | NEIL W. MCCABE
    Democratic pollster Patrick Caddell told Breitbart News: “Trump is closing everywhere and states that have not been in play are coming into play, like Minnesota.” Caddell said those states that had been considered battleground states are not moving as fast, but all are inside the margin of error. In the battleground states, the Clinton campaign has built the infrastructure and made the investments, so they have the ability to fight there what is becoming a national tide, he said. “Part of that is because the Clinton campaign, well both campaigns, but particularly the Clinton campaign has spent so much of...
  • Minnesota Muslim Mall Stabber's Family Praises Him For Having "Achieved A Lot(Shortened)

    09/26/2016 4:05:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | September 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stabbing 8 people. Quite the achievement. The media, which never misses a chance to whitewash a Muslim terrorist, rushed out with the Muslim Minnesotta mall family's supposed condolences. Adan's family, in a statement through their attorney early this week, asked the community not to "rush to judgment or conclusions." They expressed sympathy to the victims and said they're cooperating with the investigation. "Our family loves St. Cloud and this State and we are [an] integral part of the fabric of this society," the statement said. "Therefore, we urge citizens of St. Cloud and of this State to stay united and...
  • Terrorist threat calls for attacks on American shopping malls (Two days ago)

    09/24/2016 10:09:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Sunday that Americans should be “particularly careful” shopping at malls this weekend following a specific terrorist threat. Terrorist group al-Shabaab released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom, which included mention and images of the Mall of America in Minnesota. “I would say that if anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” Johnson said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The al Qaeda-linked group was responsible for the deadly Nairobi, Kenya, mall attack...
  • German expert says de-radicalizing radicals can work in US

    09/21/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    A German expert who evaluated six Minnesota men who pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group has developed counseling plans for each of them aimed at keeping them off the path of violence. He has also trained 20 to 25 local probation officers in his techniques. Daniel Koehler, who directs the German Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies in Stuttgart, sat down with a small group of reporters Wednesday to discuss his work. He was joined by the chief U.S. probation officer for Minnesota, Kevin Lowry. […] Minnesota is the first place in the U.S. to try...
  • In a Minnesota mall, a 'good guy with a gun' stops a 'bad guy' with a knife

    09/20/2016 6:49:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | David Montero
    Gun rights advocates have a new hero. Jason Falconer, a part-time police officer who killed an attacker wielding a knife Saturday at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud, Minn., earned high praise from local officials as well as his own trending hashtag on Twitter. “He was put in unfortunate circumstances. I believe there was divine intervention,” Corey Nellis, the police chief in the neighboring city of Avon, said at a news conference Monday. “I think he was the person that needed to be there to prevent it from being worse than it was.”
  • CAIR: Minnesota Jihad Stabbing Puts Muslims at Risk

    09/20/2016 10:23:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | EDWIN MORA
    At a press conference addressing a jihadist attack in Minnesota, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) warned Muslims are now potential victims at risk of being harmed in retaliation. CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation. The St. Cloud, Minnesota, mass stabbing occurred at the city’s Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night. A Somali man allegedly shouted, “Allah,” as he stabbed nine people before he was shot dead by an off-duty officer. All nine victims stabbed at the Crossroads Center mall...
  • Family: St. Cloud Mall Suspect Was Picking Up iPhone

    09/20/2016 4:12:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    CBS Minnestoa ^ | 9/19/2016 | Esme Murphy
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — WCCO’s Esme Murphy spoke with a top community leader who has been working with the family of Dahir Adan since Saturday night. Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud, said that Adan left his family apartment to go pick up his new preordered iPhone at the T-Mobile store inside the mall. “He went out to get an iPhone. He was very happy, he was joyful leaving home,” Yussuf said. He says Adan left the apartment he shared with his father at about 7 p.m. He drove to the mall which is less...
  • Almost 100,000 Somali Refugees Admitted To U.S. Since 9/11: 99.6% Muslim

    09/19/2016 1:23:44 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 32 replies ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Almost 100,000 Somali refugees have been resettled in the United States since 9/11, including 8,619 so far during the current fiscal year. The largest number – some 16 percent of the total over the past 15 years – have been resettled in Minnesota, home to the nation’s biggest Somali-American community. Of the 97,046 Somali refugees admitted to the U.S. since the fall of 2001, 99.6 percent were Muslim, and 28,836 (29.7 percent) were males between the ages of 14 and 50.
  • Off-Duty Officer Reveals What Brought Him to St. Cloud Mall on Saturday

    09/19/2016 8:06:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies ^ | 9/19/16 | Beth McDonough
    Officer Jason Falconer was off duty when he stopped the stabbing attack at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud on Saturday. He is receiving a lot of attention and praise for his bravery by the community, Gov. Mark Dayton and President Barak Obama. Both spoke to Falconer on the phone Monday. President Obama said, "We are very grateful no one lost their life. Thanks to the brave action of the off-duty officer, the suspect was killed and we avoided more people being hurt." While Falconer, the part-time officer with the Avon Police Department and former police chief in another town, isn't...
  • Gary Johnson Thankful 'No One Hurt' In NYC, Minn. Attacks

    09/19/2016 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he’s glad “no one was hurt” in the string of attacks in three states Saturday, although dozens of people were injured. “Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, what do you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today?” CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Johnson, referring to explicitly to the New York City bombing, the stabbing at a Minnesota mall and the bombs found near a charity run in New Jersey. “Well, first of all, just grateful nobody got hurt,” Johnson replied.
  • Couple stabbed in mall attack were stunned by uniformed attacker's sudden frenzy

    09/19/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 9/19/16 | John Reinan
    "Attacker may have shouted 'Allahu akbar,' but victims aren't sure."
  • Details Emerge About St. Cloud Mall Stabbing Suspect

    09/19/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 9/19/2016 | AP
    SNIP Court records show Adan was stopped in August for a traffic violation and cited for no proof of insurance. Adan didn't pay the fine when it was due and was sent a late notice just days before the attack. Court records show he owes $342 SNIP
  • Donald Trump Statement on New York, New Jersey Bombings and Minnesota Attack…

    09/19/2016 2:35:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump has released the following statement regarding the latest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. New York, New Jersey and Minnesota: “In the past 48 hours, our law enforcement showed again that, without them, our country is neither safe nor secure. I am grateful for the quick action of law enforcement in capturing the terrorist responsible for Saturday’s bombings, and the off-duty police officer for stopping the terrorist in Minnesota. This weekend’s attacks, from Minnesota to Manhattan, are just the latest to be carried out on U.S. soil under President Obama. These should be a wake-up call for every American....
  • Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter

    09/19/2016 11:32:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 19, 2016 | Bob Owens
    USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday. The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall. Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
  • Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID’d

    09/19/2016 9:18:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State. A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife. The city’s police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a...
  • Minnesota mall knifeman was student, says father

    09/19/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2016
    A knifeman who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping centre at the weekend has been identified by his father as a 22-year-old student. Dahir A Adan is a Kenyan-born ethnic Somali who had been in the US for 15 years, his father told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He said he had "no suspicion" that his son was involved in extremist activity. Authorities have not identified the attacker. But Ahmed Adan said police had told him at around 9pm on Saturday that his son died at the mall.
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • {Gov.} Dayton Calls For Tolerance After St. Cloud Mall Attack

    09/19/2016 7:30:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies ^ | Sep. 18, 2016
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton said he plans to travel to St. Cloud Monday to offer support for the community following the knife attack at a mall that left nine people wounded and a suspect dead. Authorities say the suspect, who has yet to be identified, attacked several shoppers at the Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night. Police say he mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim. “If true that [the stabbings] were motivated by religious bigotry, I condemn them even more strongly,” the governor said in a press release Sunday. The suspect was...
  • Backlash Feared After 9 Hurt in Mall Knife Attack

    09/19/2016 5:11:56 AM PDT · by detective · 90 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Phil Helsel and Daniella Silva and Alex Johnson
    Nine people were hurt in a knife rampage at a Minnesota mall during which the attacker made references to Allah, authorities said. The suspect was shot dead by an off-duty police officer at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, which began around 8 p.m. (9 p.m. ET) on Saturday. The suspect was wearing a private security uniform, officials said. "We have confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them," St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson told reporters, adding that the suspect "made some references to Allah."
  • FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

    09/19/2016 4:24:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2016 9:28 PM EDT | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own. None of the nine people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack received life-threatening wounds, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said. He said it doesn’t appear that anyone else was involved in the attack at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, which began at around 8 p.m. and was over within minutes. […] An...
  • Three Terror Attacks In One Day: It’s Time For Liberals To Step Aside

    09/18/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Project Purge ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    Let’s recap yesterday’s round of cultural enrichment.First, we had a terror attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The pipe bomb was set to go off next to thousands of racers running by in a 5k charity race for Marines. Had it not been for a late start, we’d be talking about #NewJerseyStrong and the deaths of hundreds of our fellow Americans.Second, a Muslim Jihadist went on a stabbing rampage at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He went around asking people if they were Muslim and if they answered no, he stabbed them yelling “Allahu Akbar”. He’s instructed to do...
  • Somali father IDs son as Minnesota mall attacker

    09/18/2016 2:15:46 PM PDT · by jennychase · 119 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/18/2016 | AP
    The father of the man who stabbed nine people at a central Minnesota mall has identified him as a 22-year-old college student. Ahmed Adan told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that police told him Saturday night that his son, Dahir A. Adan, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud. He says police didn't mention the attack on the mall, but they seized photos and other materials from the family's apartmen
  • Latest: Officer who stopped mall stabbing deflects praise

    09/18/2016 6:23:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>6:10 p.m.</p> <p>The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing nine people in a Minnesota mall is deflecting praise from people who call him a hero.</p> <p>Jason Falconer is being hailed by authorities, Gov. Mark Dayton and others for stopping a man suspected of carrying out the attack Saturday night in a St. Cloud mall. Federal authorities say they are treating it as a potential act of terrorism.</p>
  • Police: St. Cloud mall stabbings 'potential act of terrorism' (Somali attacker-Dahir Adan)

    09/18/2016 11:31:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    EXCERPT Police declined to release the name of the suspect, but community members have identified him as Dahir Adan, a junior at St. Cloud State University who worked as a security guard part time. Leaders of the Somali-American community in St. Cloud said Adan didn't have a history of violence, according to the St. Cloud Times.
  • Minnesota Star-Tribune State Poll (Clinton 44; Trump 38; Johnson 6)

    09/18/2016 9:38:40 AM PDT · by Ravi · 79 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | 9/18/16 | Star-Tribune
  • Islamic State supporter behind Minnesota stabbings -Amaq

    09/18/2016 8:51:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies ^ | 9/18/16 | Reuters
    CAIRO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - An Islamic State supporter carried out the stabbing attack that wounded at least eight people at a mall in the U.S. state of Minnesota on Saturday, the militant group's Amaq news agency said.
  • ISIS-linked media: Minn. mall stabber was 'soldier of Islamic State'

    09/18/2016 8:05:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 18, 2016
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A man in a private security uniform who stabbed eight people at a Minnesota shopping mall was a "soldier of the Islamic State," ISIS-linked media say. The man reportedly mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him, authorities said.
  • Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says

    09/17/2016 11:33:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/2016 | Staff
    A knife-wielding man who injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah during the assault, authorities said Wednesday. St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction. All but one of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries. Police responded reports of several stabbings at the Crossroads Mall at around 8:30 p.m. local time....
  • Police stumped over motive of mall attacker who spoke of ‘Allah’ and asked victims if Muslim

    09/18/2016 5:52:56 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Truncated title. Full title: Police stumped over motive of mall attacker who spoke of ‘Allah’ and asked victims if they were Muslim before attacking them OK, I get it. Police don’t want to jump to conclusions in high profile cases. But can police authorities please stop insulting the public when a Muslim starts attacking random strangers while yelling about Allah? The latest example of studied ignorance comes from St. Cloud, Minnesota, the thriving metropolis of Central Minnesota. From the St. Cloud Times: Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about...
  • Muslims Shouting “Allah Akbar!” Go on Stabbing Rampage in St. Cloud – 8 Injured, One Dead

    09/17/2016 11:18:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies ^ | Sep 18th, 2016
    Eight people were injured Saturday at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota when two Muslims went on a stabbing attack. One Muslim was shot dead by an off-duty officer. BREAKING: St. Cloud mall stabbing attack suspect referenced Allah during attack, asked at least 1 victim if they were Muslim before assault — Steve Tellier KSTP (@stellierkstp) September 18, 2016 One Islamist was shot by an off-duty officer. St. Cloud, MN, chief: Stabbing suspect referred to Allah during attack, was shot by off-duty officer – StarTribune — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) September 18, 2016
  • Multiple people injured in attack at Minnesota mall

    09/17/2016 9:57:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 17 September 2016 | AP
    St. Cloud, Minn. (AP) — Police said multiple people were injured at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, shopping mall on Saturday evening in an attack possibly involving both shooting and stabbing. The suspect is believed to be dead, St. Cloud Police Sgt. Jason Burke told the St. Cloud Times. He said the attack at the Crossroads Center mall started with a stabbing, and there are multiple injuries but he did not give a number.