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  • Trump Duluth Rally Moved to AMSOIL Arena

    06/16/2018 2:11:46 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/15/18 | Ben Rodgers
    The venue for President Donald Trump's visit to Duluth was changed Friday to accommodate the crowds that are expected, according to a release from the Minnesota GOP. The rally will be moved to the AMSOIL Arena. The rally was originally scheduled at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. The last time Trump visited Minnesota was in November 2016, when he made an appearance at a Minneapolis-St. Paul airport hangar during his presidential campaign.
  • At urging of Minneapolis police, Hennepin EMS workers subdued dozens with a powerful sedative

    06/16/2018 12:15:49 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 06/15/2018 | Andy Mannix
    Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested over the past three years that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people using the powerful tranquilizer ketamine, at times over the protests of those being drugged, and in some cases when no apparent crime was committed, a city report shows. On multiple occasions, in the presence of police, Hennepin Healthcare EMS workers injected suspects of crimes and others who already appeared to be restrained, according to the report, and the ketamine caused heart or breathing failure, requiring them to be medically revived. Several people given ketamine had to be intubated. These are among the...
  • Supreme Court rules state law banning political apparel at polls is illegal

    06/14/2018 8:21:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Minnesota law banning voters from wearing political apparel to the polls, saying it was too draconian in stifling Americans’ First Amendment rights. The 7-2 decision said it may be possible for states to restrict stridently political T-shirts and buttons, but the justices said Minnesota didn’t justify why its law needed to be so broad.
  • "Trump Rally!"... June 20th, Duluth MN.

    06/14/2018 6:47:32 AM PDT · by caww · 47 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/14/2018 | caww
    TRUMP RALLY! Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30pm! DOORS OPEN AT 3:30PM CT DECC Arena 350 Harbor Drive Duluth, MN 55802 Free Tickets http://donaldjtrump.com/rallies/duluth-mn-june-2018 … …
  • The Eight States that Will Determine Which Party Controls the House of Representatives

    06/11/2018 5:18:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/10/2018 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    The majority of the 99 seats in the House of Representatives identified by the Cook Political Report as “competitive” in 2018 are in eight states: California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Michigan. Of the 435 seats in the lower chamber of Congress, 336 are not competitive–180 held by Democrats, 156 held by Republicans, according to the Cook Political Report’s ratings. Only 15 of the 99 competitive seats are currently held by Democrats, while 84 are held by Republicans. The simple math–24 more non competitive seats are held by Democrats than are held by Republicans–and the Republicans...
  • Brotherhood-Linked Congressman Running to be AG of Minnesota

    06/08/2018 10:48:25 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 8, 2018 | Matthew Vadum
    Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison is giving up his ultra-safe seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to run for the post of attorney general of Minnesota, a risky move in a state that isn’t as radically left-wing as his home district. The primary election is Aug. 14. Ellison, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) deputy chairman who essentially endorsed the violent anarchists and communists of the subversive Antifa movement, claims he wants to be the North Star State’s top lawyer to litigate away in a quest for justice. “It was attorneys general who led the fight against [President Trump’s so-called] Muslim...
  • Ellison, 1st Muslim in Congress, running for Minnesota AG

    06/05/2018 4:02:07 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has filed papers to run for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, also the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, filed Tuesday just hours ahead of a deadline. Ellison will keep his post with the national party. Ellison is in his sixth term representing a reliably Democratic Minneapolis-area seat. But he was lured into Minnesota's attorney general race after the incumbent, Lori Swanson, jumped into the governor's race on Monday. Ellison says it was attorneys general who led the fight against President Donald Trump's ban on travelers...
  • Minnesota Woman's Obituary Takes Startling Turn (Whoa!)

    06/05/2018 12:36:39 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 149 replies
    An obituary exposing a woman's long-ago affair in western Minnesota has captured the eyes of many this week. Kathleen Dehmlow died May 31, and the Redwood Falls Gazette published an obituary citing wrongdoings in her life. The piece starts out conventionally, beginning with "Kathleen Dehmlow (Schunk) was born on March 19, 1938, to Joseph and Gertrude Schunk of Wabasso." The post goes on to state she married Dennis Dehmlow at St. Anne's in Wabasso, and they had two children -- Gina and Jay -- the authors of this obituary. Then, the details follow: In 1962, she became pregnant by her...
  • Minnesota Public Library Announces Cross-Dressing Series for Children as Part of

    06/05/2018 7:47:53 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 29 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | June 4, 2018 | John Miltimore
    or generations, libraries were places where people went to borrow books, learn about the past, and kindle imaginations. Today, however, they occasionally find themselves at the forefront of the culture war. A case in point can be found in the Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL), where officials on Monday announced they would be offering a new summer series on cross-dressing—“Drag Story Hours—that is open to children and adults. "Drag pushes people to break boundaries and explore creativity, " said Chad Kampe, a Minnesota activist who organizes queer-friendly events and is promoting the series with SPLL. "At a very young age,...
  • Mogadishu, Minnesota

    05/22/2018 3:59:42 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    city journal ^ | May 21, 2018 | Scott W. Johnson
    When it was noted that the carry-on bags of multiple airline passengers traveling from Minneapolis to Somalia contained millions of dollars in cash, on a regular basis, law enforcement was naturally curious to know where the money came from and where it was going. It soon emerged that millions of taxpayer dollars, and possibly much more, had been stolen through a massive scam of Minnesota’s social-services sector, specifically through fraudulent daycare claims. To make matters worse, the money appears to have wound up in areas of Somalia controlled by al-Shabab, the Islamic jihadist group responsible for numerous terrorist outrages. Starting...
  • Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win (Video)

    05/21/2018 4:59:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing “Bible studies” in prisons is hurting Democrats’ chances at winning voters. “You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us,” Ellison said. “Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.”
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Vowel Movement: How Americans near the Great Lakes are radically changing the sound of English

    08/24/2012 2:10:57 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 137 replies
    Slate ^ | August 22, 2012 | Rob Mifsud
    On July 4, 1960, the Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard rang in Independence Day with a dire Associated Press report by one Norma Gauhn headlined “American Dialects Disappearing.” The problem, according to “speech experts,” was the homogenizing effect of “mass communications, compulsory education, [and] the mobility of restless Americans.” These conformist pressures have only intensified in the half-century since the AP warned “that within four generations virtually all regional U.S. speech differences will be gone.” And so as we enter the predicted twilight of regional American English, it’s no surprise that publications as venerable as the Economist now confirm what our collective...
  • Minnesota child day care fraud cash going to terrorists? Let’s unpack this.

    05/16/2018 9:08:20 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 20 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | PUBLISHED: May 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm | UPDATED: May 16, 2018 at 9:55 am | Dave Orrick
    CHILD CARE FRAUD This is real. There are 10 open investigations and a number of closed cases, including convictions. The state has closed 13 centers since it formed a fraud investigation unit in 2014, officials have said. Patterns are similar: Someone opens up a child care center and accepts children of poor parents who qualify for state taxpayer day care subsidies. The center bills the state and gets the money. But here’s the catch: The day care center doesn’t really provide day care. Parents sign the kids in and sign them out, providing the center with needed paperwork to bill...
  • Millions of dollars in suitcases fly out of MSP, but why?

    05/15/2018 9:02:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox 9 (Minneapolis) ^ | 05/13/2018 | Jeff Baillon
    For five months, Fox 9 has been investigating what appears to be rampant fraud in a massive state program. This fraud is suspected of costing Minnesota taxpayers as much as $100 million a year. The Fox 9 Investigators reporting is based on public records and nearly a dozen government sources who have direct knowledge of what is happening.
  • The racism at the rink

    05/10/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | May 10, 2018 | by Bob Collins
    Hockey is a sport played mostly by white people, and that’s just the way too many hockey fans want to keep it. As more African Americans move into professional hockey, they provide a barometer of just how rooted in racism the sport still is. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Ontario Hockey League’s boss was so concerned about threats against a black player during a playoff series that he requested a police escort to help get Givani Smith of the Kitchener Rangers to a playoff game, the New York Times reports. Smith, a draftee of the Detroit Red Wings, had scored...
  • Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Evidence from Search Warrants in Hassan Case (St Kates)

    05/08/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 1 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/8/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    A motion filed by lawyers representing the woman accused of starting fires on the campus of St. Catherine University seeking to suppress evidence obtained as a result of search warrants has been denied by a federal court judge. In early February, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced a three-count indictment of Tnuza Jamal Hassan, charging her with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, making a false statement to the FBI and arson. The charges came in connection to fires that were set at St. Kate's on Jan. 17, including inside a building that housed a day...
  • Minneapolis piñata maker apologizes after misperception of racism

    05/08/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    TwinCities - Pioneer Press ^ | May 7, 2018 | by AP
    <p>A Minneapolis man is apologizing for black piñata figures that he hung by cords from the porch roof of his home.</p> <p>Victor Chavarria says the figures were piñatas created for a multiracial wedding. Chavarria told Minnesota Public Radio News he left the freshly created piñatas to hang from his home for their paint to dry, not realizing they could be viewed as racial violence.</p>
  • Keith Ellison sports 'I don't believe in borders' T-shirt

    05/08/2018 7:24:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2018 | Anna Giaritelli
    A video posted online Monday shows a Democratic Party leader wearing a T-shirt calling for an end to U.S. borders while participating in a local May Day parade in Minnesota last Friday. Democratic National Committee deputy chair Keith Ellison, D-Minn., wore a black shirt that read, "Yo no creo en fronteras." In English, that sentence translates to, "I don't believe in borders." Ellison, a progressive Democrat, said in March he supports a new type of welfare proposal that would have the government pay people a basic salary if technological advancements put them out of work. "I personally do think that...
  • Ex-officer who killed Australian woman to appear in court (MN)

    05/08/2018 5:49:52 AM PDT · by texas booster · 36 replies
    Minnesota StarTribune ^ | May 8 2018 | None Listed
    A former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last summer after she called 911 to report a possible assault is scheduled to appear in court. Mohamed Noor is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 15 killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. An omnibus hearing will be held Tuesday in Hennepin County .... Prosecutors say Noor was in a squad car's passenger seat when he shot Damond through the open driver's side window after she approached the vehicle. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has said there is no evidence that Noor encountered a threat...