Jay Nygard, as you may recall, is the Orono-based rabble rouser who nearly went to jail this summer for refusing to take down a personalized wind turbine. Well, a new battle presented itself last week -- this one involving his son and an higher level of government. "He took on the city," says Nygard ... More >>
On the same day news broke about the second Minnesotan who died fighting for ISIS in Syria having a security clearance at MSP, Sen. Al Franken wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder dinging Obama for not doing enough to prevent Minnesotans from traveling to the Middle East and putting their ... More >>
Hackers are coming for your credit card info again. This time, they're coming by way of burgers and Blizzards. After breaching the cyber security systems of companies like Target, Jimmy John's and, most recently, SuperValu, the auspicious-sounding "Backoff" malware virus has hit Minnesota-based Da ... More >>
The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death August 9, precipitating mass protests, show cops crouching on armored tanks and squinting into sniper scopes. They're dressed head to toe in camouflage as they rush civilians with assault rifles. For this, we can c ... More >>
Three Republican senators want to curb law enforcement agencies' power to use drones without warrants. SEE ALSO: Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE]A bill introduced by Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, and Dan Hall, R-Bu ... More >>
Think drones only fly above Pakistan, Afghanistan, or other quasi-theaters of war?SEE ALSO:-- Camp Ripley drones: New $3.9 million facility sparks protest -- Grand Forks police to begin regularly using drones this spring Think again. Yesterday, an unmanned helicopter was photographed flying above th ... More >>
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The Minneapolis City Council unanimously declared its support for President Barack Obama's recently announced policy suspending deportation for undocumented young folks. The Obama Administration announced the new policy June 15, which allows illegal immigrants who were brought here as children by ... More >>
If legal remedies are exhausted, it's time to take to the streets
In December 2010, in the midst of an investigation by the federal Immigration and Customs Service, Chipotle made the controversial decision to suddenly fire about 450 Minnesota employees who couldn't prove they had valid work permits. The fired workers, mostly Latinos, represented over half of the f ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
These two deserve each other.This is a match made in some sort of violently perverted heaven: Michele Bachmann, Minnesota's own Matron of Mean, is advertising an upcoming appearance with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Arizona lawman who has earned national fame as a cruel and corrupt little fascist. ... More >>
Chipotle fired 450 Minnesota employees after an immigration audit.Until recently, Chipotle Mexican Grills has refused to reveal how many Minnesota workers it fired last year in the wake of an audit by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But a new filing with the Security and Exchange Commi ... More >>
Peterson pooh-poohs northern border security worries.Sen. Joe Liebermann has his shorts in a bunch over a new report that says the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol effectively controls 32 of our 4,000-miles frontier with the Canucks. "Alarming!" Lieberman says. "We've got to ... More >>
Jesse Ventura: Don't touch him there.Touch Jesse Ventura's junk and he's going to sue your ass for unreasonable search and seizure. Our former governor filed the lawsuit today against the TSA, claiming its agents violated his rights during a November pat-down and full body scan search at Minneap ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death
The 2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act funds a range of programs related to air transportation safety.
Just what we need. A bunch of sick people enraged because they can't stream Netflix movies from bed.
This week the Department of Homeland Security launched an outreach effort with Minnesota Somalis. One of the goals of the program's is to prevent radicalization of immigrant groups.
Imams, community leaders, and parents of Somali youth who have disappeared in recent months planned a press conference in response to recent media coverage. But disagreements led the organizers to cancel the event.
The agent who ordered the arrest of "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui joins a law firm known for its aggressive defense of immigrant rights
So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.
Pawlenty vows to veto medical marijuana, protect cancer patients from "the munchies"
Homeland Security info on college protestors ends up in database tracking foreign terrorism, jellyfish clog Japanese nuclear power plant, airline takes down online Jimmy Hoffa game after protests, Gummi Bears depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Man with fake ID gets into Homeland Security, athiest loses "In God We Trust" lawsuit, help Screech save his Wisconsin home, Ultimate Cat Fighting, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Arizona buys Q-Tips and ATVs with Homeland Security money, Scottish pubs may lose their chips, Ansel Adams's Los Angeles photos, what to do in the event of snakes on a plane, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The largest consumer of ecstacy in the world, SoDak's lone abortion doctor, order from disorder, Clerks 2 trailer, the top 87 bad predictions about the future, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Antimissile systems for commercial airliners, using testicle cells in stem cell research, a brief history of the vacuum cleaner, Three 6 Mafia and Paris Hilton hook up, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
NY state senator assaults staffer with coffee, LA screenwriter's screenplay doesn't pass muster with Homeland Security, heavy metal Ken dolls, a cat vs. a ninja chipmunk, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
It's not about FEMA--it's about the president and the black hole of "Homeland Security"
A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>
The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.
THESE DAYS The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. When tragedy strikes, our nation once again asks, how can we give Halliburton more money??? President Bush ha ... More >>
Meet the Bad News Bears of local slam poetry
Out-state there's good news; in the metro, signs of trouble
Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security
When "immigrant" and "terrorist" are made synonymous
Fighting terrorism with press releases
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.