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  • Woman Accuses Senator Al Franken Of Molesting Her During USO Tour

    11/16/2017 9:12:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/2017 | Thomas Phippen
    News anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Thursday of sexually harassing her multiple times during a USO entertainment tour in the Middle East in 2006. Tweeden alleges that Franken, a writer for “Saturday Night Live” before he became a senator, wrote a script that featured him kissing her, and harassed her during rehearsals, Tweeden writes for KABC. When Tweeden returned from the tour, she noticed a photo from the tour where Franken has his hands on her breasts and is smiling into the camera. “You knew exactly what you were doing. You forcibly kissed me without my consent,...
  • The Latest: Group offers $10K reward after mosque explosion

    08/05/2017 2:53:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    abc ^ | 8/5
    It comes after a different group earlier said it was also offering a $10,000 reward. The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say there were no injuries. The FBI is leading an investigation into the explosion. CAIR's local chapter says its national office is urging Islamic centers and mosques to step up security.
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...
  • ‘Justine did not have to die’: Police chief condemns bride-to-be shooting

    07/20/2017 10:17:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 269 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2017 | 12:29am
    MINNEAPOLIS — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer’s actions “go against who we are in the department.” In her first public remarks since the death of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and bride-to-be, Harteau defended Officer Mohamed Noor’s training but criticized his actions. “The actions in question go against who we are in the department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers,” Harteau said. “These were the actions and judgment...
  • Mark Dayton: Damond death ‘horrible tragedy’; Minnesota police not ‘trigger-happy’

    07/19/2017 4:35:10 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 39 replies
    Two cities.com ^ | Twin cities.com
    MInnesota Gov Dayton changes his tune with this shooting and every cam safely off and not recording.
  • Cop startled by ‘loud sound’ before shooting bride-to-be: investigators

    07/18/2017 6:06:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 180 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 18, 2017 | 8:27pm | Chris Perez
    The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be opened fire on her after being startled by a ‘loud sound’ near his patrol car, investigators say. Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, began blasting at 40-year-old Justine Damond, of Minneapolis, just moments after he and his partner, Matthew Harrity, heard the noise in the alley behind her house, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
  • Woman who called 911 to report disturbance shot dead by cops

    07/17/2017 12:18:36 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 17, 2017 | 3:03am | Chris Perez
    An Australian woman who was living in Minnesota and engaged to be married next month was shot dead by police — after she called 911 to report a disturbance behind her house. [cut] Three sources with knowledge of the incident said that when they arrived, the officers pulled around back and were immediately confronted by Damond, who was in her pajamas. As she attempted to speak to the cop in the driver’s seat, the other officer apparently unholstered his gun and started blasting — striking her through the driver’s side door, the sources said.
  • Constitutional Carry and Self Defense Law Reform to be heard Wednesday! (MN)

    03/05/2017 10:52:19 PM PST · by dustind · 5 replies
    NRA National Rifle Association ^ | 3-3-2017 | Bryan Strawser
    Two critical pieces of pro-gun rights legislation are coming up for a hearing in the House Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:15am: HF188: Constitutional Carry (also known as Permitless Carry) HF238: Defense of Person and Dwelling Act (also known in other states as "Stand your Ground") These are the two centerpieces of our 2017 legislative agenda --- and this year we have the best chance of passing them through the legislature because of the work that supporters like you did during the 2016 elections - by putting a pro-Second Amendment legislature in...
  • White MN Politician Accused of Racism For Running Against a Latina Councilwoman

    02/23/2017 6:28:37 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 27 replies
    heatst.com ^ | 2/20/17 | By Lukas Mikelionis
    A local politician in Minneapolis who happens to be white has been accused of racism for running against a Latina City Councilwoman. Gary Schiff is seeking to return to his old city council seat which he abandoned when he ran for mayor in 2013. He’s trying to unseat City Councilwoman Alondra Cano, the only sitting Latino member in the city’s history, in Minneapolis’ troubled 9th Ward. Susan Raffo, an area resident and well-known community leader who’s known both Schiff and Cano for many years, has penned an open letter on Facebook accusing Schiff of racism for trying to unseat a...
  • A usable Minneapolis events calendar?

    02/07/2017 12:44:03 PM PST · by polymuser · 12 replies
    myself | 2/7/17 | polymuser
    Anybody know a decent Minneapolis events calendar?
  • Minnesota becomes a gateway to Canada for rejected African migrants

    02/05/2017 3:36:08 PM PST · by Drew68 · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/4/17 | Mila Koumpilova
    The men pay hundreds of dollars for middle-of-the-night cab rides north to the Canadian border. They wade into the Red River to dodge border agents in summer and trudge through waist-deep snow in winter. On Christmas Eve, two wandered in the wind-swept flatness and lost their fingers to frostbite. Minnesota has become a key stop for a soaring number of migrants from Somalia and other African countries who sneak into Canada to seek asylum. More than 430 arrived in Winnipeg since April, up from 70 three years ago. Most come by way of Minneapolis, sometimes after grueling treks across Latin...
  • MNsure Relief Bill To Help Minnesotans With Skyrocketing Premiums (25% rebate)

    01/26/2017 5:09:15 PM PST · by maggief · 7 replies
    CBS-WCCO ^ | January 26, 2017 | Pat Kessler
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Help is coming for thousands of Minnesotans hit with skyrocketing health care premiums. The Minnesota House and Senate passed an emergency aid package Thursday and have sent it to the Governor. And Governor Mark Dayton is expected to sign the bill immediately. The Minnesota House and Senate passed that rescue rebate for 125,000 Minnesotans hit with huge monthly premium hikes. But it took months to reach agreement, while Minnesota families worried about what to do. Self-employed families are facing monthly insurance premiums of $2,500 a month or more. They make too much to get tax...
  • MN: Emotional Gun Hatred Disguised as "Safety Concerns"

    10/30/2016 5:45:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Hibbing Minnesota School District has become a battleground in the culture wars around the Second Amendment.  When the Lincoln Elementary School was being built in 1956, it was seen as reasonable and proper to include a gun range in the basement.  The range has been in continuous use for almost 60 years.  The range has a spotless safety record.  There have not been any injuries in the entire 60 year history of its operation. From hibbingmn.com: Director Jeff Polcher noted that there have been zero incidents at the gun range in its nearly 60-year existence. He said requiring...
  • Worthwhile Information Revealed in Video of Crossroads Mall Attack

    10/14/2016 5:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Surveillance video of the Crossroads Mall stabbing attack and the shooting by Jason Falconer has revealed many previously unknown details.  They show that a determined attacker can absorb many hits before they are stopped. The attacker used two kitchen knives.  The have about five inch blades, with smooth handles and small, smooth guards.  I wouldn't be surprised to find cuts on the attackers hands from his own blades. A practical response at the Northwoods Candy Emporium illustrates the effectiveness of barriers against attackers with contact weapons.  An unnamed, quick thinking defender pulls down the gate to the store, denying...
  • 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. ...
  • MN Housing Board to Pay Monthly Rent for Migrants Traveling Back to East Africa

    10/01/2016 11:33:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1,2016 | Jim Hoft
    The move was sought by local East African immigrants. Immigrants traveling for 30 to 90 days could apply for a hardship which will reduce their rent to $75 a month while they are gone. The Star Tribune reported: 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 East African immigrants. The board of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority approved this week reverting to its previous policy of collecting only minimal rent during extended absences. The change takes effect once approved by federal housing...
  • A Weekend Of Coincidences

    09/19/2016 3:00:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    It was a weekend of coincidences: acts declared not to be terrorism that just happened to look a great deal like…terrorism. After a bomb went off at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan and another bomb was found four blocks away, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said: In a press conference in the aftermath, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio said, “This was an intentional act.” However, he added that he didn’t think it was terrorism, and refused to agree with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said that the bombing was “obviously an act of...
  • (Aug 19, 2016) Somali Muslim candidate denies accusations of bigamy

    09/05/2016 3:26:10 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    America’s soon-to-be first female Muslim legislator has a problem on her hands. She’s accused of being married to two men, at the same time, including one who may be her brother. The second marriage was allegedly a sham, meant to deceive the U.S. government’s immigration system, allowing him to emigrate from the United Kingdom, according to local Minneapolis media. But Ilhan Omar, a 33-year-old Somali refugee who was the victor in Minnesota’s Aug. 9 Democratic primary, denies the story, issuing a statement calling it “categorically false” But local attorney Scott Johnson, an author of the well-read PowerLine blog, dropped a...
  • Immigration fraud: Muslim Minnesota House candidate married her brother; No investigation

    09/05/2016 9:02:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    Jihad watch ^ | AUGUST 27 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Minnesota State House of Representatives candidate Ilhan Omar has made history and been universally hailed as the first Muslim candidate for that office. She may also be guilty of immigration fraud, as she apparently married her own brother, who is not a US citizen, in 2009. But there is no investigation. Why not? Would it be “Islamophobic”? “Further Investigation Suggests Omar Married Brother,” by Preya Samsundar, Alpha News, August 22, 2016: Further investigation into social media accounts, news reports, and legal documents support the allegation MN State House of Representatives Candidate Ilhan Omar married her brother, who is not a...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity/Profitable Gun Turn in; Minneapolis 27 August, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    -(Ammoland.com)- There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at two locations: Fire Station 17 at 330 E 38th St. in south Minneapolis; Fire Station 14 at 2002 Lowry Ave N in north Minneapolis.  Compensation will be in the form of Visa gift cards. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The compensation offered at this event is very generous when compared...