Tag Archives: Minnesota

MN Pastor Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Parishioners

The Roys Report reports: The longtime pastor of a Minnesota church retired in February. Now, he’s charged with criminal sexual conduct against two women in his former church, a criminal complaint shows. Bruce Douglas Konold pastored Eagan Hills Church, a Christian & Missionary Alliance (C&MA) congregation in the Twin Cities area, from 1997 until this past February. Authorities allege in …

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MN Sec Of State Nominee Called For GOP Activists To Use “Biblical Citizenship” And Become Poll Watchers

CNN reports: The Republican nominee to be the top elections official in Minnesota said changing the rules around voting following the 2020 “big rig” was “our 9/11,” invoking the terrorist attacks when discussing proposed changes to election laws in the aftermath of former President Donald Trump’s loss. Kim Crockett is one of the latest candidates to win the GOP nomination …

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Ex-Trump Official Wins Race To Replace Late GOP Rep

Roll Call reports: Former state legislator and Trump administration agriculture official Brad Finstad won a special election Tuesday in Minnesota’s 1st District to serve the remainder of the late Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term. Finstad, a Republican, had 51 percent to Democrat Jeff Ettinger’s 47 percent with an estimated 99 percent of the vote counted at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday when …

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“Big Lie” Cultist Wins MN Sec Of State GOP Primary

The Associated Press reports: Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election “rigged” and campaigned on rolling back changes that have made it easier to vote — has advanced to the November election against Secretary of State Steve Simon, a Democrat seeking his third term. Crockett has also called the 2020 election a “train wreck” and accused state …

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Narrowly Wins Dem House Primary

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) narrowly defeated a primary challenger on Tuesday, topping former Minneapolis city councilman Don Samuels by a single-digit margin after a campaign focused on crime and Omar’s effectiveness in Congress. “Tonight’s victory is a testament to how much our district believes in the collective values we are fighting for, and how much they’re …

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MN Pharmacist Wins Case After Refusing Contraception

Minnesota Public Radio reports: An Aitkin County jury on Friday found that a central Minnesota pharmacist did not discriminate when he refused to provide emergency contraceptives to a woman in 2019. Andrea Anderson of McGregor Minn., sought to fill her prescription for Ella, which is used to stop a pregnancy before it starts, after a condom broke during intercourse. She …

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Former Cop Sentenced 2.5 Years In George Floyd Case

The Associated Press reports: Family members of George Floyd say they’re angered at a federal judge’s sentence Thursday of 2 1/2 years for a former Minneapolis police officer convicted of a civil rights violation in Floyd’s killing. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson sentenced Thomas Lane well below the 5 1/4 years that was the bottom of a range called for …

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Feds: Cultist Burned Down Own Property, Blamed BLM

Minneapolis’s CBS affiliate reports: A Brooklyn Center man faces federal charges after he lit his own camper on fire to make it look like a politically-motivated crime, and then allegedly filed several fraudulent insurance claims. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Denis Vladmirovich Molla, 29, is charged with two counts of wire fraud in connection with the fire that took place …

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Derek Chauvin Gets 21 Years On Civil Rights Charges

USA Today reports: A federal judge sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd’s civil rights when he killed Floyd by pinning the unarmed Black man to the pavement with his knee for more than nine minutes. Chauvin was convicted in a separate case on state charges of murder and manslaughter and …

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Man Gets Life In Fatal Attack On MN Health Clinic

Law & Crime reports: Jurors convicted a man of murder and other charges after hearing him testify that he shot up a Minnesota health clinic. Gregory Paul Ulrich, 69, will get a mandatory sentence of life in prison for the homicide in a hearing scheduled for June 17. Medical assistant Lindsay Overbay, 37, died of a gunshot wound to the …

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Minnesota Students Turn Out To Protest As Pro-Bullying Hate Group Is Allowed To Address Local School Board

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: More than 100 protesters at the high school here Monday chanted messages supporting the LGBTQ community and turned their backs on school board presenters who shared the “other side” of recent conversations on equity. The Child Protection League describes itself as an organization committed to protecting children from exploitation and indoctrination. Barb Anderson helped form the …

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Former Minnesota GOP Chair Who Resigned In Sex Trafficking Scandal To Seek Late Husband’s House Seat

Politico reports: The late GOP Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s widow is laying the groundwork to try to seek his old seat in Minnesota, according to multiple well-placed Republicans who are already raising alarms about her polarizing background. Jennifer Carnahan would bring more than ties to Hagedorn, who died last month after battling kidney cancer — she’s a former state GOP chair. …

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Ex-Cops Guilty Of Violating George Floyd’s Civil Rights

The New York Times reports: Three former Minneapolis police officers were found guilty on Thursday of federal crimes for failing to intervene as another officer killed George Floyd by pressing his knee on his neck for more than nine minutes. The case was an extraordinarily rare example of the Justice Department prosecuting officers for their inaction while another officer used …

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Ex-Cop Sentenced To Two Years In Taser/Gun Shooting

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports: Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter has been sentenced to 24 months in prison after being found guilty of first and second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in April of 2021. She will serve 16 months in prison, followed by 8 months of supervised release. Potter, a 26-year police veteran, …

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Minnesota AG Candidate Calls Capitol Rioters “Heroes”

Mediaite reports: A Republican candidate for attorney general in Minnesota bragged that people on her staff “were participants in January 6th” and called the Capitol rioters “heroes.” Lynne Torgerson is running to secure the GOP nomination on a very pro-insurrection platform. In a clip from a forum on Jan. 25 that was flagged by Heartland Signal on Thursday, she claimed …

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TODAY: Trial Begins For Three Other Cops In Floyd Case

The Associated Press reports: The federal trial for three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights as Derek Chauvin pinned the Black man’s neck to the street is expected to begin Monday with opening statements, after a jury of 18 people was swiftly picked last week. J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao are broadly charged …

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MN Man Gets One Year For Anti-Mask Hammer Attack

The Associated Press reports: A Minnesota man who attacked a Menards employee after the worker told him to wear a mask and then assaulted a responding police officer with a hammer has been sentenced to a year in prison. Luke Oeltjenbruns, 61, of Hutchinson, pleaded guilty to charges of first- and second-degree assault for the April incident. In addition to …

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Cop Found Guilty In Taser/Gun Shooting Of Black Man

CNN reports: Kim Potter has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree manslaughter charges for fatally shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic-stop-turned-arrest on April 11, 2021. Jurors deliberated for about 27 hours over the course of four days. Potter, 49, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. She took the stand and testified before the jury, breaking down in …

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Chauvin Pleads Guilty In George Floyd Civil Rights Case

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin formally changed his plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” Wednesday on federal charges of depriving George Floyd of his civil rights, related to Floyd’s murder in May 2020. Chauvin, who is currently serving a state prison sentence following his conviction for Floyd’s murder, was charged in May 2021 with …

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Anti-Vax Activist Minnesota Doctor Dies Of Something

Minnesota Public Radio reports: In blog posts over the past year, Dr. Christopher Foley wrote on his practice’s website that it was dangerous to wear masks and that the drug ivermectin was a proven treatment against COVID-19 — a drug he prescribed for patients even though the Food and Drug Administration warns against it. He reposted false claims about the …

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