This morning, Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, got into a Twitter spat with liberal blogger Eric Pusey that some thought contained language unbecoming of an elected official.SEE ALSO: DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler calls Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas" on Twitter The kerfuffle began with this tweet:RWNJ legis ... More >>
Being skewered by the twitterverse is one thing, but resigning from the Minnesota legislature? That's another altogether.THE BACKSTORY: Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat" Yet some Republicans believe Democratic Golden Valley Representative Ryan Winkler's ill-considered "U ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat"Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, got himself in hot water for a racially insensitive tweet about today's U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that a key section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is unconstitutional.SEE ALSO: DFL ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Republicans call for Rep. Ryan Winkler to resign following "Uncle Thomas" tweet DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, is getting absolutely destroyed on Twitter this afternoon for calling black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Thomas."THE BACKSTORY: DFL Rep. Ryan Wi ... More >>
Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, has a case of the sads over the exodus of the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seriesNext year, the storied ... More >>
Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, thinks it's about time low-paid Minnesota workers get a raise -- and a big one, at that.SEE ALSO: Mary Franson thinks City Pages blogger should blame his rent increase on Gov. Dayton Winkler's bill to raise the state's minimum wage from $6.15 for large employers a ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mike Parry says Governor Dayton is a drug addict, pops "15 or 16 pills" during meetings [VIDEO]-- Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets scolded by editor-- Mike Parry polling behind "Neither" two weeks before 1st District GOP primaryMike Parry has built some H ... More >>
When Gov. Mark Dayton said he wasn't going to draw his salary if and when there's a state government shutdown beginning July 1, and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch followed suit, we wondered who in the House and Senate might jump on the bandwagon They and Dayton could be responsible for layi ... More >>
KDWB apologizes on their own terms, got it?As a part of their ongoing apology for the "Hmong parody" debacle, KDWB managers are holding a meeting with members of the Hmong community at their offices in St. Louis Park this morning for a "dialog." However, some of the invitees are refusing to go. ... More >>
Kurt Zellers gets voting rights wrong.Republicans are trying to rebrand themselves as "constitutional conservatives" these days, as if they are the only true adherents to our nation's founding principles and documents. So it was a little jarring yesterday to hear Republican House Speaker Kurt Ze ... More >>
R.T. Rybak is slinging guns so Surly can sling suds.In his state of the city speech, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak made his strongest endorsement yet of a change to local liquor laws proposed by Surly Brewing Co. "Beer is a part of our history, beer is a part of our future," he said. "We need ... More >>
The Minnesota governor took to the national airwaves to call the new law "an unprecedented overreach by the federal government."
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