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 >>
If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... More >>
In the quest to catch violent perps, rape kits can be a key ally – but only if they're tested
Al Franken is among a group of senators who wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to clarify the legal rationale underpinning the administration's authority to kill Americans deemed to be terrorists.SEE ALSO: For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA? Yesterd ... More >>
Cops will have to ask brown people for their papers
Nearly three weeks since the end of the trial, San Francisco Democrats are entering the debate over Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman from Minneapolis who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. The city's Democratic Party passed a resolution last week calling McDonald's treatme ... More >>
Sites go dark while players lose their livelihood
Native Mob gang terrorizing Minnesota reservation
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
Anoka-HennepinTeachers at high schools like Anoka are being asked to neuter their feelings on neutrality.Teachers who have a problem with the Anoka-Hennepin school district's so-called "no homo promo" policy are in yet another tight spot. The policy says that staff "shall remain neutral on matte ... More >>
Courtesy of Aaberg familyJustin Aaberg, a district student, was only 15 when he took his own life.Anoka-Hennepin, the state's largest school district, has become the focus of national controversy. The district is being probed by the Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights while at the ... More >>
Justin Aaberg committed suicide after years of bullying.The Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Center for Lesbian Rights are suing the Anoka-Hennepin County School District on behalf of five current and former students, claiming that the district's hands-off policy on sexual orientation ... More >>
In a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, the Justice Department says that scam artists in Latvia hoodwinked the Star Tribune's website into hosting a virus designed to trick computer users into buying fake antivirus software. The website's staff thought t ... More >>
Bachmann finds another way to make a buck.When the Obama administration announced that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, Michele Bachmann didn't take to her microphone at Fox News, and she didn't rant on the House floor. She asked supporters for ... More >>
Committee to Stop FBI Repression"Karen Sullivan," an undercover agent who spied on Twin Cities activists.The Twin Cities activists who had their homes raided by the FBI last September are starting to learn more about why they're being investigated by a Chicago grand jury in relation to material s ... More >>
Image via YouTubeSpike Moss, at right, walked out of the Project CeaseFire meeting.North Minneapolis activist Spike Moss leveled accusations of racism at Mayor R.T. Rybak's office yesterday, furious at what he called the mayor's disrespect for local volunteers working day and night trying to ... More >>
Are your papers in order?
This is not news: Both sides of the abortion debate are dug in tighter than a stubborn mule. Here's a perfect example.
First they had a job. Then they didn't. Now 15 Minneapolis cops have been hired yet again--Happy Holidays!
Federal prosecutors unsealed the charges against the men today. That brings the total number of Minnesota men charged in the Somali terrorism probe to 14.
Legislators say it makes more sense to rehabilitate
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 >>
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
This afternoon, U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger held a press conference outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis, ostensibly to provide an update on the investigation into the Red Lake shootings. With a throng of print and electronic scribes on hand, Heffelfinger doled out praise to various l ... More >>
Online Exclusive: The new book by CP contributor Elaine Cassel details the U.S. government's war on terror and on its own citizens
Yo Ho Ho and 70 Watts: Four Years After Broadcasting From a Tree Limb Down by the River, Local Radio Renegades Keep on Marauding
Former mayor Sharon Sayles Belton on her successor
Two Minnesota judges return fire at the justice department
The justice department fights to deport a Somali refugee
Questioning childhood vaccinations: It's not just for paranoiacs anymore
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Did the feds turn a blind eye to the Shakopee tribal enrollment fight? Finally, Congress decides to take a look.
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
Maybe it's time Americans took a page from Italy's experience. There, the anti-corruption drive "Operation Clean Hands" was placed in the hands of a permanent ethics czar to shield it from political influence.
A nation of trolls under the bridge to the 21st century
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
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