Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved, without discussion, Major League Baseball's request to created a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" across a swath of the city during a two week stretch surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game to be held this summer at Target Field.SEE ALSO: Lisa Be ... More >>
Unless you've been on a vacation to Mars for the past week or so, you've undoubtedly heard about the controversy created by Phil Robertson, star of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty show, by anti-gay comments he made in a recent interview.SEE ALSO: Amid racism controversy, Target cutting ties with Paula De ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --The Washington Redskins are in town tonight to play a nationally televised game against the soap opera that is the Minnesota Vikings.One subplot is the ongoing controversy over the Redskins' offensive nickname, which has prompted the American Indian Movement to plan a protest o ... More >>
Politicians will speak to the press this afternoon about a possible plan to equip police officers with body cameras as early as 2014. SEE ALSO: Minneapolis paid out $868k in police settlements for 2012 KSTP broke the story last night, citing unnamed sources who claim that "the plan is to ... More >>
Just over a week after news broke that the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples have hits out on all Twin Cities cops, an alleged member of the Bloods faces a terroristic threats charge for his new tattoo.SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use' ... More >>
Yesterday morning, Fox News decided to check in with a local political expert for some analysis of the hot races here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.You might think they'd turn to a political science professor, or perhaps one of our esteemed political scribes. But no. They turned to Minnesota Majority' ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
In a column published last night, New York Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal blasts Minnesota Republicans for pushing a voter ID amendment through the legislature."I never cease to be amazed -- in a really bad way -- at the lengths to which Republican lawmakers will go to cut down the num ... More >>
Come November, Minnesotans will get a chance to weigh in on a voter ID amendment.Just after midnight this morning, the House approved the amendment on a 72-57 party-line vote. The Senate followed suit this afternoon with a 35-29 vote.Here's how the ballot question will be worded -- 'should the const ... More >>
Bradlee Dean has really screwed up the town of Dunkerton, Iowa. Dean and his Christian-rap-metal troupe, Junkyard Prophet, hosted a supposed "anti-bullying" assembly at the Dunkertown high school last week that literally left some of the kids in tears. Among the more controversial messages deliv ... More >>
Click. Record. Click. Stop. Wait. Repeat. That was the custom of most kids my age back in the late eighties to the mid-nineties, sitting on the floor of your bedroom with the boom box resting on your knees and waiting, sometimes hours, for them to play your jam just so you can record it on a blan ... More >>
Last night, Occupy MN set up dozens of tents in the Hennepin County Government Plaza in preparation for the night's snow flurries, and in defiance of no-structures and no-sleeping rules put in place by the county. At about 4:15 a.m., Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies and plaza security officers ... More >>
Bob Flecther, the former Ramsey Sheriff.Right before the Republican National Convention in 2008, Ramsey County deputies raided the homes and meeting space of six people preparing to protest the event. Officers carted away boxes of books, pamphlets, leaflets, posters, stickers, and buttons--and f ... More >>
dobakMaybe photos like this should be illegal?It was just a week ago that lawmakers unveiled a new bill aimed at making it harder for the public to know what goes on in farms, slaughterhouses and puppy mills. But in that week, the bill has come in for a torrent of abuse. It's not hard to see ... More >>
Are your papers in order?
Screen grab via ZazzleA budget issue, or just your basic anti-immigrant rage?Lino Lakes isn't quite Wonderbread white, but it's close, according to census figures. In 2008, 17,425 out of the 18,985 people living there were categorized as white. Fewer than 200 people are of Hispanic or Latin ... More >>
Franken says GLBT students deserve the same protections as anyone elseIt ought to be illegal to bully a school student based on sexuality. That's the the gist of legislation introduced today by Sen. Al Franken. "Our nation's civil rights laws protect our children from bullying due to race, ... More >>
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