U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Kahler Nygard confronts TSA agents as they try to search him after a flight [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2014

    Franken, McFadden slug it out over Minnesota's connections to radical Islam

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    "Backoff" computer virus hits Dairy Queen, could mean thousands of credit cards at risk

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Tracy, MN, a town of 2,100, possesses an armored vehicle for its two full-time cops [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    MNGOPers introduce anti-drone legislation

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Drone spotted flying above Metrodome during Vikings-Packers game [PHOTOS] [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    What Communists were for Joe McCarthy, the Muslim Brotherhood is for Michele Bachmann

    SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann sounds alarm about "suicide-bomber conference" in Chicago-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising email-- Bachmann: Contraception mandate step toward one-child policy [VIDEO]Michele Bachmann thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has made "deep penetration" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy

    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 >>

  • News

    June 6, 2012

    The revolution won't be deported

    If legal remedies are exhausted, it's time to take to the streets

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota

    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 >>

  • News

    April 25, 2012

    The Terrorists Next Door

    National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Michele Bachmann schedules date with Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Chipolte fired more than a third of its Minnesota workforce for immigration violations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Collin Peterson waves off Joe Lieberman's concern about northern border security

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Jesse Ventura sues TSA for "sexual assault" security check

    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 >>

  • News

    December 22, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

  • News

    December 1, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Cowboy Down

    Murdered Southern Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Bachmann opposed funding TSA explosives detection gear, training

    The 2010 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act funds a range of programs related to air transportation safety.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    H1N1 could destroy the Internet too

    Just what we need. A bunch of sick people enraged because they can't stream Netflix movies from bed.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Homeland Security reaches out to Minn. Somalis

    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.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Minn. Somalis cancel public statement on disappearing youth

    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.

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2007
  • News

    November 7, 2007

    Crossing Borders

    The agent who ordered the arrest of "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui joins a law firm known for its aggressive defense of immigrant rights

  • News

    August 22, 2007

    Everything We Know About Security Is Wrong

    So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2007
  • News

    May 9, 2007

    Governor Buzzkill

    Pawlenty vows to veto medical marijuana, protect cancer patients from "the munchies"

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    7/21 Morning Communiqué

    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...

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    6/14: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2006

    5/12: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Columns

    April 12, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2006

    4/5: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    4/3: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2006

    3/27: Morning Communique

    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...

  • Columns

    September 14, 2005

    Let Them Eat Brownie

    It's not about FEMA--it's about the president and the black hole of "Homeland Security"

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2005

    9/9: Morning Communique

    Pizza Man is having trouble "having a day" on the Streets of Pizza.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    9/7: Morning Communique

    MacLeans reports Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen is supposedly broke, in a story involving allegations of extortion, SWAT teams, forcible confinement, tax troubles, and betrayal.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    The aftermath of Katrina in punditry

    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 >>

  • Columns

    September 7, 2005

    Many Thousands Gone

    The first disaster was the hurricane. The second was the federal government's response.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2005

    9/5: Morning Communique

    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 >>

  • Arts

    April 6, 2005

    Spitting Distance

    Meet the Bad News Bears of local slam poetry

  • News

    October 27, 2004

    Are Minnesota Polling Places Ready?

    Out-state there's good news; in the metro, signs of trouble

  • Columns

    June 9, 2004
  • Columns

    March 10, 2004

    Kerry Fiddles While He Could Be Burning Bush

    Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Fear Factor

    When "immigrant" and "terrorist" are made synonymous

  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Operation Paper Tiger

    Fighting terrorism with press releases

  • News

    November 22, 2000
  • News

    November 15, 2000
  • News

    August 2, 2000

    No Place Like Home

    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.

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