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  • Garth Brooks adding a 2nd show in Twin Cities

    12/17/2018 9:24:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/17/18 | AP
    Country superstar Garth Brooks says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is why he's adding a second concert when he visits Minneapolis. Brooks and Dayton made the concert announcement after the governor asked the country superstar to schedule another performance when tickets for his May 4 concert in Minneapolis sold out in less than an hour. The governor's office says at least 50,000 people were in line, on the phone or online Friday when the last ticket was sold for the concert at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
  • Democratic gains raise odds for gun control in Minnesota

    12/16/2018 7:57:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/16/18 | AP
    A shift in the balance of power at the state Capitol has boosted the odds of lawmakers passing bills to reduce gun violence during the upcoming legislative session. The Democratic takeover of the Minnesota House includes so many freshmen who support tougher gun laws that staunch gun control opponents now consider the chamber to be hostile territory. The Senate, where the GOP maintains a one-vote majority, remains a question mark, though the chamber's top Republican, Majority Leader Paul Gazelka of Nisswa, has signaled "some openness" to discussing gun proposals that got blocked in previous sessions . Sen. Ron Latz, a...
  • American student stabbed to death in the Netherlands, police say

    12/14/2018 5:57:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | By Madeline Holcombe,
    A 21-year-old American student was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, allegedly by her roommate, police confirmed Friday. According to a police statement, authorities received reports of a quarrel at an apartment on Kralingse Kerklaan on Wednesday. When they entered the apartment, the statement said, police found Sarah Papenheim with stab wounds and attempted to resuscitate her. Police say those attempts were unsuccessful, and she died of her injuries. An investigation led authorities to the suspect, Papenheim's 23-year-old roommate, who was arrested at the Eindhoven train station, the police statement said. The two lived in the same apartment with their own...
  • Mother of American student stabbed to death in Netherlands 'totally in shock'

    12/14/2018 7:04:24 AM PST · by ETL · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2018 | BEN GITTLESON, CONOR FINNEGAN and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Donee Odegard knew what happened the minute two sheriffs showed up at her door. She'd been through it before. The authorities asked her a few questions about her daughter, Sarah Papenheim, before delivering the news: Her daughter had been stabbed to death while studying abroad in the Netherlands. "He was sad to inform me that my beautiful daughter had passed. I kind of knew it was coming when you have done this before," said Odegard, whose son had committed suicide at 21 three years ago, in an interview with "Good Morning America." Papenheim, a Minnesotan native, died Wednesday afternoon after...
  • '48 Hours' touts 'new information' in disappearance of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit

    12/14/2018 10:45:56 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/14/18 | Kelly Smith
    A team of journalists and a retired Woodbury police officer have followed the Jodi Huisentruit case and held a dedication ceremony in June 2018 for new billboards placed in Mason City, Iowa on what would have been her 50th birthday. The TV show “48 Hours” promises to reveal “new information” Saturday in the unsolved case of Iowa anchorwoman Jodi Huisentruit, who disappeared 23 years ago. The 27-year-old Minnesota native vanished while heading to work one morning in June 1995, leaving behind evidence of a struggle in her apartment parking lot but few clues as to who assaulted her. In the...
  • It's up to Kirk Cousins to prove he's not an $84 million bust

    12/13/2018 8:42:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Last January, Case Keenum threw 20 incompletions, threw two picks, and threw away what felt like a Super Bowl in the cold of the NFC championship game in Philadelphia. The Minnesota Vikings saw their quarterback get outdueled by Eagles backup Nick Foles, dashing the dream of hosting the Super Bowl. Afterward, the franchise focused on a single thing – get a quarterback, just about any quarterback, at just about any price. All the other pieces were there, they believed. So they went out and got Kirk Cousins, for $84 million over three years, convincing him to come to Minnesota because...
  • Anti-Donald Trump, Pro-Hillary Clinton Meme Posted to Elementary School Facebook Page [tr]

    12/10/2018 9:05:43 AM PST · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jenni Fink
    A Minnesota public school is looking into the source of a meme targeting President Donald Trump, which was posted on the school’s official Facebook page. Posted on Saturday night to the Garfield Elementary School Facebook page, the meme was a photo of Trump and then–presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate. Accompanying the photo was the sentiment, “People love to hate Hillary, but she called Trump a Russian puppet right to his stupid f*****g face. I’ll always respect her for that.” The post has since been taken down, (snip) Garfield Elementary School Principal Jodi Kennedy told The Bemidji Pioneer...
  • Muslim Congresswoman-Elect Reverses Platform After Election, Supports Anti-Israel Agenda

    11/19/2018 1:12:21 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 75 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | November 17, 2018 at 8:29am | Chris Agee
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia and a newly elected U.S. representative, is facing backlash for her inconsistent stance on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel.In a statement to the Muslim Girl blog days after the midterm election, her campaign made it clear that the congresswoman-elect supports the movement.“Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” a statement explained. Advertisement - story continues belowHowever, as Jordan Schachtel of Conservative Review noted, “The statement marked a stark reversal from Omar’s previous position on BDS. Prior to the election,...
  • Israel critic elected to House backtracks on her previous opposition to BDS

    11/15/2018 4:30:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 11-15-2018
    Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar now says she ‘believes in and supports’ boycott movement, after calling it ‘counterproductive’ during election campaign Democrat Ilhan Omar on November 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in the 2018 US midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) WASHINGTON — A newly elected congressperson from Minnesotta who spoke out against boycotts of Israel during her campaign now says she supports the BDS movement. Ilhan Omar, one of two Muslim women who became the first elected to Congress last week, had said during her campaign that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was “counteractive”...
  • Eden Prairie man accused of pulling gun at McDonald's charged with making terroristic threats

    12/03/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A 55-year-old Eden Prairie man has been charged with making terroristic threats and carrying or possessing a pistol without a permit in a public place in connection to an incident at McDonald's last month in which he allegedly displayed a gun during an altercation with a group of teenagers. Court records show Lloyd Edward Johnson was charged Monday in Hennepin County. The first charge is a felony. The second is a gross misdemeanor. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 10. “These teens were racially and religiously profiled by both the gunman and the McDonald’s,” Jaylani Hussein,...
  • In-depth: Air marshal mishap led to concerns of possible hijacking at MSP control tower

    12/03/2018 5:56:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/18 | Tim Vetscher
    A mishap that led to a flight crew not being notified of the presence of two federal air marshals on board a United Airlines flight in August prompted concerns of a possible hijacking, according to a newly released report. Through a public information request, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS obtained an incident report from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport police, which details the confusion aboard United Airlines flight 3531 from Newark to Minneapolis the night of Aug. 20. Two armed federal air marshals were among the 64 passengers on United flight 3531. However, neither the flight attendants nor the pilot were aware marshals...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush's Navy airplane on display in Eden Prairie (MN)

    12/02/2018 7:44:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/2/18 | Joe Mazan
    Long before he was president, George H.W. Bush spent some time in Minnesota. During World War ll, Bush trained as a fighter pilot at the Naval Air Station in Minneapolis next to the airport. A plane Bush flew in 1943 is on display at the Wings of the North Air Museum in Eden Prairie. The plane is even autographed by the Navy veteran. "People can read about history and when they come to the museum it really brings it to life," Bill Norris, with Wings of the North Museum said. "We know that he (Bush) wrote home to his mother...
  • Democrats Change 181 Year-Old Rule To Allow Ilhan Omar To Wear Hijab In The House

    12/02/2018 2:33:15 PM PST · by Baynative · 159 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/2/18 | Kane
    For 181 years, the U.S. House of Representatives has imposed a ban on its members wearing head coverings. With Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, set to take her oath of office in January, that rule—which would have prohibited her wearing her customary headscarves or the hijab—is slated to change. The change was proposed jointly by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern and member-elect Ilhan Omar as part of a larger overhaul package. When Omar is sworn in next year, she will become the first federal legislator to wear a...
  • Transgender teen posts video of the moment school staff use a yardstick to open the girl's bath...

    12/02/2018 1:10:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Transgender teen posts video of the moment school staff use a yardstick to open the girl's bathroom stall on her to kick her OUT, but the principal insists the situation is being 'misrepresented' A transgender teen has posted videos of school administrators forcing open the door of a bathroom stall while she sits inside - but the principal insists that the video 'misrepresents' the situation. The student shot the videos on Wednesday at Osseo Senior High in Minnesota, accusing school officials of 'violating' her while she uses the bathroom. The video shows the student sitting on a toilet...
  • Pastor Who Fled Persecution in Iran Arrested in Minnesota for Sharing the Gospel

    12/01/2018 8:38:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 30, 2018 | The Activist Momy
    This is absolutely outrageous. How is this happening right here at home without more backlash? Every single American who values the First Amendment, whether they’re religious or not, should be horrified to hear that a man was arrested in a mall simply for privately sharing his faith with fellow shoppers. What’s worse, of course, is that the man is himself a religious refugee who came to the US to seek refuge from persecution. “I came to the U.S. as a political and religious — as a Christian — refugee. They oppressed me for my faith in Iran. I was stabbed...
  • Woman Watching Netflix While Driving Crashes Car, Causes Second Accident

    11/29/2018 7:23:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 29, 2018 | DONICA PHIFER
    Many get swept into binge-watching a tv show, but a Minnesota woman took the term to a new level in Minnesota. Minnesota State Patrol posted on Facebook about the incident which took place on October 26 on Interstate 94 near the Minnesota-North Dakota border, stating that a woman was involved in a one-vehicle crash because she was watching Netflix on her tablet in the passenger's seat. Minnesota State Patrol Driving and Netflix don’t mix. A motorist found that out the hard way Oct. 26 when she crashed her car on Interstate 94 between Moorhead and Fergus Falls. Numerous callers reported...
  • Minnesota mom, 25, charged with giving 9-month-old son laxatives to inflict starvation

    11/29/2018 6:44:37 AM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    FOX ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | Frank Miles
    A 25-year-old mom in Minnesota was charged last week with one count of felony-level child endangerment that could result in substantial harm or death, after authorities discovered she allegedly gave her 9-month-old son laxatives to inflict starvation. Authorities discovered that Megan Lee Kafer of Lewiston, Minn., who is scheduled to appear in court on the charge in mid-December, had searched the web on her phone for ways to poison a baby, including: “MiraLax overdose,” “Can a doctor tell if you overdose on MiraLax,” “How to make a baby really sick,” “Mom gets 20 years to life for poisoning son with...
  • Just How Many Muslims Won Political Office In 2018? The Numbers May Surprise You!

    11/28/2018 11:14:47 PM PST · by MNDude · 22 replies
    What you may not realize is just how many political offices were filled by electing Muslims in 2018. Even more concerning is the high percentage of Muslims voting and their openness to promote the fact that they want to "change" our culture and society. picked up by Muslim women and the first Muslim state attorney general put into office in Minnesota. What you may not realize is just how many political offices were filled by electing Muslims in 2018. Even more concerning is the high percentage of Muslims voting and their openness to promote the fact that they want to...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Somalia: Muslims murder Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers for playing music

    11/26/2018 2:50:29 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 57 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 11/26/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Whenever I note that Islamic law forbids music (aside from nasheeds, a cappella songs encouraging jihad), I am excoriated as a greasy Islamophobe, but it’s nonetheless true: Hadith Qudsi 19:5: “The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance.” (The Hadith Qudsi, or holy Hadith, are those in which Muhammad transmits the words of Allah, although those words are not in the Qur’an.) Muhammad also said: (1) “Allah Mighty and Majestic sent me as a guidance and mercy to believers and commanded me to do away with musical...