Minnesota

Cities celebrating ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ over Columbus Day…

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to… READ MORE

Half a million Minnesotans don’t speak English at home…

Over the past 25 years, Minnesota has seen a substantial shift in its racial and ethnic makeup. The number of… READ MORE

Court ruling makes Minnesota latest state to call BB gun ‘firearm’

Perhaps if Ralphie had been told his Red Ryder BB gun was legally considered a “firearm” in some states, he… READ MORE
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Somali leaders in Minnesota seek release of men accussed of joining ISIS

Three men accused of trying to leave Minnesota to join the Islamic State group have not renounced the group’s violent… READ MORE

Minneapolis Muslims prefer Sharia, want blasphemy laws in US

Note the unanimous opposition to the freedom of speech and support for criminalizing criticism of Islam — and even for murdering those who insult Muhammad. All freely and openly expressed on a sunny day in… READ MORE

Minnesota man charged with trying to join ISIS

The Justice Department indicted a Minneapolis man for attempting to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Hamza Naj Ahmed, 19, tried to fly from New York City to Turkey with three other… READ MORE

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk…… READ MORE

GOP seeks jolt to Senate race against Dem Franken

STORDEN, Minn. (AP) — Mike McFadden leaned his sturdy frame over the front counter of the Shady Drive Inn as the owner aired the same frustrations…… READ MORE
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Bill banning gun possession by those convicted of domestic abuse heads to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton


ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is on the verge of restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse… READ MORE
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Medical marijuana heads for vote by full MN Senate


The proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota is headed for a vote by the full state Senate. The proposal… READ MORE

Franken’s opponent raises $780K

The Republican front-runner to face Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has kept up his strong fundraising pace, pulling in $780,000 in the last three months of 2013. Businessman Mike McFadden (R) has $1.7 million in the… READ MORE

Franken Challenger Says Minnesota GOP ‘Starting to Unify’

State Sen. Julianne Ortman, a Republican, described her recent straw poll victory as proof her party is starting to coalesce around a challenger to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., in 2014. “It’s encouragement that we’re starting… READ MORE

Son of Former Congressman to Challenge Tim Walz in Minnesota

Jim Hagedorn, son of former Rep. Tom Hagedorn, R-Minn., will formally announce this afternoon that he will challenge four-term Democratic Rep. Tim Walz this cycle. Hagedorn, a former staffer to then-Rep. Arlan Stangeland, R-Minn., lost… READ MORE
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