“A Minneapolis City Council candidate encouraged those who “feel like burning shit down” to target the city’s wealthiest residents instead of causing further damage to poor communities. “Just a personal thought — just in case y’all feel like burning shit down, the poor community is not your oppressors. FYI — lake of the isles has more then [sic] needed and won’t be missed,” Rita Ortega wrote on her personal Facebook page, which is under her full name of Margarita, according to screenshots shared widely on social media Friday.”Read more
“One of Jensen’s former Democratic colleagues, Sen. Matt Klein, called TikTok’s ban a "necessary public safety measure to restrain my former friend."”Read more
“In a rare move, a federal judge allowed claims brought against Gov. Tim Walz by two religious organizations to move forward late last month. Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, both named as defendants in the lawsuit, frequently boast about winning every case brought against the governor’s COVID-19 restrictions, which limited the number of people who could attend religious services.” Thanks, Alpha News.Read more
“Minneapolis has canceled its plan to pay social media influencers $2,000 apiece to share city-approved information during the upcoming Derek Chauvin trial, officials said Monday. The Minneapolis City Council approved a proposal Friday to spend $1.1 million on “engagement services related to the upcoming trials in the killing of George Floyd.” According to WCCO, $12,000 was going to be spent on six social media influencers who would “share public information with cultural communities” and “help dispel potential misinformation.””
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“A group of Republican lawmakers and candidates filed a last-minute lawsuit Monday night to block the State Canvassing Board from certifying the results of the Nov. 3 election.”
The lawsuit, filed with the Minnesota Supreme Court against Secretary of State Steve Simon, claims “Minnesota Democrats have used COVID-19 as a tool to alter long-standing election law and procedure, after the Republican controlled Senate refused to consent to the changes.”Read more
"A district court judge rejected Minneapolis’ request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by eight residents who believe the city has failed to adequately staff its police department."
"In a Friday ruling, Hennepin County District Court Judge Jamie Anderson said the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey “have no authority to divert funds from the Minneapolis Police Department if they have not met their public duty to fund a police force of at least 0.0017 employees per resident,” as mandated by the City Charter."
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“Three residents sued the Anoka-Hennepin School District and the local chapter of Education Minnesota to stop the “illegal subsidy of union political activities through teacher union business leave.””
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“Steve Wenzel, a professor who served in the Minnesota House for 30 years as a Democrat, plans to vote for President Donald Trump because his former party “no longer represents the values and the morals” it once did.”
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“State Rep. Brad Tabke, DFL-Shakopee, once described state workers as “idiots” and said he has no “need or want whatsoever” to be in state government, according to a recording obtained by Alpha News.”Read more
"A superintendent of a Minnesota school district recently told her teachers and staff to look for new jobs if they are “indifferent to racial equity and anti-racist work.”"Read more