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  • Tim Kaine's son charged for Trump rally incident in March

    05/26/2017 7:03:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/26/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Linwood Kaine, the youngest son of Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was charged in St. Paul, Minn., Friday for crimes police say he committed two and a half months ago at a Trump rally.The 24-year-old man was charged with concealing identity in a public space, fleeing on foot and obstructing the legal process by interfering with a peace officer. The obstruction charge alone is a gross misdemeanor and carries up to a year in prison and $3,000 fine.Kaine and five others were originally arrested March 4 on suspicion of second-degree riot following a "March 4 Trump" rally at the Minnesota State...
  • Trump to make first public Minnesota visit today; Pence in Duluth on Monday

    11/06/2016 10:19:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | November 6, 2016 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days that Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday afternoon. “We’re going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,” Trump said at a rally in Florida. “And we’re doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.” The Trump rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, located at 2005 Cargo Road. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are required and can be requested on Trump’s website....
  • Donald Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday

    11/05/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 148 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press.com ^ | Nov 5 2016 | Rachel AE. Stassen-Berger, David Montgomery
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has indicated in recent days that he thinks Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday. “We’re going to Minnesota,” Trump said at a rally in Florida, according to reporters who were there. Trump’s Minnesota campaign confirmed the visit. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said the rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, according to initial information from the Trump campaign.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former terror suspect kicked out of Bloomington, Minn. mosque

    09/06/2014 5:52:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities.com ^ | 9/5/14 | Tom Leyden
    Amir Meshal has a fascinating history. He's originally from New Jersey, but back in 2007 he was detained and interrogated by the FBI in Kenya after escaping from Somalia. Somehow, his travels brought him to Minnesota, and to a mosque in Bloomington, which kicked him out this summer. Friday prayers bring hundreds to the Al-Farooq Youth and Family Center, which is perhaps the largest mosque in the Twin Cities. But not everyone is welcome -- not after Meshal began attending prayer and hanging out earlier this year. In June, the center called police and had Meshal, 31, removed and ticketed...
  • 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...
  • Black Lives Matter to 'Disrupt' Twin Cities Marathon

    09/27/2015 6:14:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • Fears and cheers follow Target's plan to lay off 'several thousand' at headquarters

    03/05/2015 6:17:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-15 | tom webb
    Some senior buyers are already gone. Vice presidents, too. But for 13,000 other Target Corp. employees in Minnesota, there's fear that the bull's-eye is on their backs. Target jolted the Twin Cities on Tuesday when it said "several thousand" corporate staffers will be laid off in a cost-cutting move. Executives didn't say who, when or where -- although the buzz is the ax will swing freely next week. Since the news broke, reaction to Target's $2 billion cost-savings plan has been split, especially by street. On Wall Street, analysts mostly liked the plan. Target stock touched an all-time high Wednesday...
  • Feds Spend $499,880 to Teach Doctors How to Talk to Fat Kids

    01/17/2015 12:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A new project from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is using computer simulated training sessions to teach doctors in Minnesota how to talk to fat kids.The nearly $500,000 study using “virtual role play” to coach doctors is the latest attempt by the federal government to combat obesity.“Obesity in the United States is at historically high levels and is an important health problem,” the grant for the project states. “Interventions targeting children are a high priority because children bear the greatest lifetime health risk from overweight and obesity.”“Health professionals in primary care settings are influential in the lives of families,”...
  • MN Freepers - 2A Meetup

    01/08/2013 11:01:54 AM PST · by Solson · 13 replies
    Minnesota2a.com ^ | 1/6/2013 | Twin Cities Gun Owners
    New! Join us for 2nd Saturday 2A Coffee & Chat! Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10:30 a.m. (metro location, see info below) A great chance to meet other like-minded people in a casual setting once per month. We meet up on the second Saturday of each month at a Twin Cities metro area coffee shop, restaurant or gathering spot. Open carry is welcomed, but not required**. This is NOT an "event" or "rally" or "protest." It's simply friends and new friends meeting for coffee. Period. LOCATION: (metro suburban location just minutes NE of DT Mpls) Given the current climate of discrimination...
  • Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

    12/14/2010 1:16:40 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-10 | a[
    Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, although some activists claim there are more. The 1 in 3 estimate comes from new survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau's American Community Survey says there are about 25,000 people with Somali ancestry in Minnesota and about 85,700 in the United States. The other states with large Somali populations are Ohio, Washington and California, but their communities are much smaller than Minnesota's.
  • Target: No donations planned for gay groups (deceptive title)

    08/16/2010 4:23:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 8/16/2010 | Steve Karnowski
    Target Corp. said Monday it won't give money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the uproar over a $150,000 donation that helped support a Minnesota governor candidate who opposes gay marriage. The discount retailing giant said it was "best to wait" given the controversy stirred by its donation, which prompted Facebook calls for a boycott and scattered protests outside stores. An anti-boycott site also popped up on Facebook from conservatives supporting Target. "We believe that it is impossible to avoid turning any further actions into a political issue and will use the benefit of time to make thoughtful, careful decisions on...
  • Suspect in Minneapolis terrorism case fights extradition from Netherlands

    02/22/2010 9:23:13 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 184+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/22/10 | AP
    A Somali man is fighting extradition to the United States where authorities suspect him of supporting terrorism in his homeland from a base in Minneapolis. Mohamud Said Omar, 44, has appeared in an open session of a Dutch court for the first time since his arrest at an asylum-seeker's center here last fall. Lawyer Bart Stapert argues that Omar is innocent and the crimes he is accused of would not be punishable under Dutch law.
  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didn’t care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • MSP Airport Partially Evacuated

    01/05/2010 1:00:05 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 68 replies · 4,905+ views
    WCCO-TV ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | WCCO-TV
    Law enforcement sources have confirmed to WCCO-TV that there is a lockdown at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Officials are evaluating security concerns and a partial evacuation of Lindbergh Terminal is underway. The bomb squad from the Bloomington Police Department has also been called to the airport.
  • Muslim Brotherhood-linked group putting up Islamic supremacist billboards in Minneapolis

    12/16/2009 10:56:20 AM PST · by FromLori · 28 replies · 1,761+ views
    Soda Head ^ | 12/16/09
    The Islamic Circle of North America has been named in "a list of our organizations and the organizations of our friends" by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is bent on waging "a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions." They say they want to encourage dialogue via these billboards. Great. I'll start. The billboard says that Islam is "the way of life of Adam, Noah, Abraham,...
  • Don't Plan To Go 'Rogue' At Palin's Book Signing

    12/07/2009 7:16:24 AM PST · by euram · 15 replies · 1,328+ views
    http://wcco.com/local/palin.going.rogue.2.1353655.html | 12-06-09 | WCCO
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) ― Sarah Palin is bringing her book tour for "Going Rogue" to Minnesota. The former Vice Presidential Candidate and former Alaska Governor will sign copies of her new book at the Mall of America. Palin burst onto the national political stage last year after giving a speech at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Now Palin brings hundreds of her admirers out to get a glimpse of this maverick of a politician. The excitement surrounding her book tour hits the Twin Cities on Monday. "She seems more real world ... not an average politician," said Jason...
  • Mpls. Man Pleads Not Guilty to Swindling Travelers (Somali Travel Agent)

    10/01/2009 6:37:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 314+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/1/09 | Mark Albert & Becky Nahm
    A south Minneapolis travel agency owner who is accused of swindling travelers out of airline tickets, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Hennepin County Court. Ali Mohamud, 35, is charged with six felony counts of theft by swindle. Mohamud owns Amana Travel Agency, located at 1841 Nicollet Ave. S. Mohamud is accused of taking approximately $40,000 from at least a dozen travelers by either failing to purchase their airline tickets or canceling them and keeping the cash. The FBI is also looking into Mohamud. In August, agents searched his business as part of an investigation into Somali men missing from the...
  • Sixth Minn. man reportedly dies in Somalia

    09/12/2009 2:04:28 AM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,532+ views
    MINNESOTA.PUBLIC RADIO.org ^ | September 11, 2009 | by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio
    Note: Photo included. http://images.publicradio.org/content/2009/09/11/20090911_troykastigar_39.JPG # SNIPPET: "St. Paul, Minn. — A sixth Minnesota man is feared dead in Somalia after joining an Islamic extremist group there. But Troy Kastigar stood out from his fellow recruits, because the Minneapolis man was not Somali. Kastigar, 28, was a Muslim convert who apparently had no personal ties to the lawless east African country. Troy Kastigar's family received reports of his death within the past week, according to friends of the family. The circumstances of his reported death aren't clear, and the information could not be confirmed by the FBI."
  • Tornado Hits Downtown Minneapolis

    08/19/2009 1:09:58 PM PDT · by TypeZoNegative · 58 replies · 3,174+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) ― The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for the counties that include Minneapolis and St. Paul, and says it has received a report of a tornado just north of downtown. The weather services say it received reports of the tornado at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday. Radar shows the storm is moving north at about 20 mph. It reportedly damaged a downtown church. The tornado warning covers central Anoka County, northeastern Hennepin County and western Ramsey County. It remains in effect until 2:45 p.m. Electric Fetus reported on their Twitter page that their building sustained damage and...