Chris Holbrook

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    October 31, 2014

    Cannabis Supporters Take One Final Shot at Mark Dayton

    As the television camera lights shine on Pat McLellan's face, he holds up a set of four sheets of paper, each a signed pledge from a gubernatorial candidate saying that they support expanding Minnesota's medical cannabis laws. He takes a breath, then spreads the papers out across the podium in fron ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Activist Al Flowers alleges Minneapolis cops beat him up during arrest

    Just after midnight Saturday morning, Minneapolis cops showed up at longtime community activist Al Flowers's South Side residence. Officers said they had a warrant to arrest his teenage daughter.Exactly what happened next remains the subject of controversy, but in any event, as the photo at the top ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Officer Brian Woodfill back at work day after rough, wrongful arrest of Chris Holbrook

    Minneapolis Park Patrol Officer Brian Woodfill may still face discipline for wrongfully and roughly arresting Libertarian Party candidate for governor Chris Holbrook last Thursday, but the day after the incident he was back at work per usual.Or so we've been told by Dawn Sommers, communications dire ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Best parks?

    Today marks the debut of a new daily feature here on, readers leave hundreds of comments on our news blog -- some good, some bad, some downright ugly. Starting today we'll bring you the best tidbits of reader wit and/or analysis we see at the top of the morning.

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    May 30, 2014

    Mpls Park Police apologizes for roughly arresting Chris Holbrook for no good reason [VIDEOS]

    Yesterday, Libertarian Party candidate for governor Chris Holbrook was in a public park near Lake Calhoun gathering signatures for a petition drive aimed at getting him on the ballot in November when some Minneapolis Park Patrol officers called the Minneapolis Police Department.Both the Park Patrol ... More >>