During a shockingly heated debate last October, Keith Ellison made headlines for calling last year's challenger to his congressional seat, Chris Fields, a "lowlife scumbag." After the story went national with coverage that was mostly critical of his diss, Ellison apologized.SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison o ... More >>
A week after Wisconsin resident Thomas Savka made waves with his "HANG in there OBAMA" sign (he says it's intended as a message of support for the president!), Rochester resident Laura Mulholland has upped the ante.SEE ALSO: "Hang in there Obama" sign, adorned with noose, displayed on Wisconsin road ... More >>
This must be a little awkward for Emmett Burns Jr.
Earlier today, Chris Kluwe received an "official citation" in the mail from the Maryland General Assembly, honoring the Vikings punter for his "work in standing up for the equality of all."
Chris Kluwe 'Lustful Cockmonster' T-shirts for ... More >>
The University of Minnesota acted legally when it gave mortuary student Amanda Tatro an "F" grade after she published a string of controversial Facebook posts in late 2009.In an opinion, Justice Helen Meyer wrote that "the university may regulate student speech on Facebook that violates established ... More >>
Going to Pride Fest later this month? You shouldn't have to worry about Brian Johnson offering you a Bible.Yesterday, Chief U.S. District Judge Michael Davis denied Johnson's request for an injunction that would've allowed him to again stroll around the Pride Fest and hand out his Bibles, unencumber ... More >>
Robin Hensel, a 58-year-old grandmother, filed a lawsuit this week against the city of Little Falls alleging the city is unfairly enforcing its yard-sign ordinance because it disagrees with her political views.Last fall, the city received a complaint about the pro-Occupy, anti-Republican yard signs ... More >>
In conjunction with May Day protests happening across the country, Occupy Minneapolis and local labor groups are expected to turn out in the hundreds tomorrow in Loring Park and other parts of the city during a day-long protest.
The national "Day Without the 99 Percent" movement is encouraging peop ... More >>
The bankruptcy trustee for TiZA has pulled a contract worth an estimated $35,000 from a local education firm for failing to disclose a conflict of interest.
TiZA trustee John Hedback discovered last fall that the state of Minnesota might owe the bankruptcy estate over a million dollars. To reclaim ... More >>
A dispute that has been ongoing for years recently escalated: Notorious Bible hander-outer Brian Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis Park Board, alleging that his constitutional rights are violated by the Twin Cities Pride Festival's "no pride zone" policy. That policy, endorsed ... More >>
With the help of some legal heavy-hitters, Melissa Hill hopes to make the Federal Protective Services, state of Minnesota, and city of Minneapolis pay for her sidewalk chalking-related June arrest.Hill was detained and issued a trespass order for "damaging public property" while inscribing an ant ... More >>
This week's feature chronicles the troubled history of TiZA, the controversial charter school blasted by conservative critics as the "Minnesota madrassa."
TiZA began humbly, serving poor Somali immigrants in Inver Grove Heights. It grew into a media darling, and Congressman Keith Ellison enrolled h ... More >>
Amanda Tatro is still upset the University of Minnesota disciplined her
for tongue-perhaps-in-cheek Facebook posts threatening violence against
an ex-boyfriend. So upset, in fact, that she may end up appealing her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.The Minnesota Supreme Court heard
oral arguments ... More >>
The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that police acted reasonably when arresting 400 people en masse on September 1, 2008 during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.Today's ruling affirms U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson's 2010 decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought ... More >>
CMG0220Lowe's: Let's boycott something together.Rep. Keith Ellison has joined the outcry against home-improvement giant Lowe's after the retailer announced that it is pulling its advertising from a reality TV show called "All-American Muslim."
The show, which was intended as a portrait of everyd ... More >>
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, Josh Fattal: Free, and protesting.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal spent more than two years locked up in Iran, a country with some of the most restrictive free speech rights in the world. Now that they're back in the United States, Bauer and Fattal are flexing their First A ... More >>
The comedy of errors that was the Twitter fight between Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian and Rep. John Kriesel marches on.
The internet had a field day after Berrian unknowingly smack-talked Kriesel, a veteran and one of the Vikings-stadium's biggest boosters, on Twitter. Matt Ufford, a wri ... More >>
Dan Devine: He can't stop the Nazis, but he can despise them.The mayor of West Allis, Wisconsin can't legally do anything to stop the white supremacist rally that's going to be held there tomorrow. But in the spirit of the same First Amendment that lets those creeps hold their little march, the m ... More >>
TiZA's 500-some students are moving on to other schools.Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, the controversial charter school that ran afoul of the Minnesota Education Department and a new state law, is closing its doors permanently.TiZA's board voted Tuesday not to appeal the Education Department's decision ... More >>
Ellison thinks Cain might be "a sick individual."Herman Cain is intolerant of Muslims, and Keith Ellison is intolerant of Herman Cain.In an interview with Salon.com, Ellison said Cain, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza now running for the Republican presidential nomination, is "trying to distin ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
Godfather's Pizza millionaire Herman Cain.In pizza millionaire Herman Cain's world, all Muslims are anti-American Sharia freaks bent on forcing their religion down everyone's throats. And Cain, a Christian Republican who is toying with a presidential run, and who figures it's OK to force his ... More >>
The Doors were back in the news this month when Florida governor Charlie Crist issued a pardon for the charges of indecent exposure the state had issued against frontman Jim Morrison back in 1969, 41 years after the Miami concert that led to Morrison's arrest and 39 years after his death. After m ... More >>
Bachmann schools the BBCThe BBC tried to nail Michele Bachmann down on the bogus Limbaugh/Hannity/Beck meme that Barack Obama spent more per day in his official visit to India -- $200 million -- than America spends a day on the war in Afghanistan.
Instead of getting a straight answer, the r ... More >>