Tag Archives: Minnesota

MyPillow Nutbag “90-95%” Sure He’ll Run For MN Gov

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: A personal friend of Trump’s, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has openly mulled a gubernatorial bid. Several members of Congress and the Legislature are testing the waters after spending the past year bashing Walz’s measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. And an ex-Minnesota Viking is considering a play for chief executive, too. Lindell told the Star Tribune …

Read More »

Covidiot GOP Minnesota State Senator Dies Of COVID

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: State Sen. Jerry Relph, R-St. Cloud, has died of complications related to COVID-19, the first Minnesota lawmaker to succumb to the virus. Relph, 76, was among a number of Republican legislators who contracted COVID-19 after contact with colleagues in mid-November. At the time, Rachel Aplikowski, the Senate GOP spokeswoman, said Relph tested positive after having had …

Read More »

MN Supreme Court Boots Bid To Delay Certification

The Minnesota Lawyer reports: About two hours before the State Canvassing Board met Tuesday, a group of petitioners led by GOP congressional Tyler Kistner filed suit to block the board from certifying the 2020 election results. The suit, which includes sitting Republican legislators Rich Draheim, Steve Drazkowski, Jeremy Munson, Tim Miller and Cal Bahr among its plaintiffs, failed in that …

Read More »

MN Gov To Close Bars And Restaurants For Four Weeks

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Gov. Tim Walz will impose new restrictions on bars, restaurants and fitness centers starting Friday, closing them down to the public for four weeks as COVID-19 cases surge across the state. Bars and restaurants will still be allowed to offer takeout services during that time. The new restrictions will also include a temporary pause on youth …

Read More »

Minnesota GOP Hid COVID Outbreak From Democrats

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: A day after it was revealed that GOP state Sen. Dave Senjem [photo] tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Nov. 5 party caucus, news broke that Republican senators and staffers were informed in a Tuesday memo that “a number of [GOP Senate] members and staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19.” DFLers were not informed …

Read More »

Minnesota Trump Cultist Faces 15 Years In Prison After Golf Club Attack On Elderly Biden Supporters [VIDEO]

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: A Twin Cities man who identified himself to authorities as a supporter of President Donald Trump is accused of attacking an elderly couple with a golf club over the weekend after he saw them standing at a street corner with a homemade Joe Biden sign. Fifty-year-old Mark Anthony Ulsaker, of Lino Lakes, is charged with …

Read More »

Associated Press Projects Biden Will Win Minnesota

Bloomberg News reports: Democratic challenger Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Minnesota, the Associated Press projected, as voters rejected the incumbent’s law-and-order pitch that was a counter to Black Lives Matter protests. Trump’s campaign had targeted the traditionally Democratic state, where George Floyd was killed by police in May. Minnesota accounts for 10 Electoral College votes. Nationwide, 270 votes …

Read More »

MN GOP: Counting Every Ballot “Dilutes” Our Vote

The Washington Post reports: Under a federal appeals court panel decision issued Thursday evening, Minnesotans must return mail-in ballots by Tuesday to ensure they are counted, upending plans the state had advertised to keep counting absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day for another week. The case was brought by Republican state Rep. Eric Lucero [photo] and Minnesota GOP activist James …

Read More »

Trump Gives Shortest Rally Speech Due To Small Crowd

The Independent reports: As Minnesota reached its highest-ever single-day coronavirus case count, Donald Trump attacked the state’s governor Tim Walz for limiting his campaign rally attendance before a brief campaign speech to the roughly 250 people in attendance. “All because the governor wants to play games,” the president said before shaking hands and tossing campaign hats to supporters in an …

Read More »

Voicemail Reveals GOP Recruited Third Party Candidate To “Pull Away” Votes From MN Dem House Incumbent

The Minneapolis StarTribune reports: Four months before Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate Adam Weeks died in September, sending the pivotal Second Congressional District race into a legal tailspin, he told a close friend that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from Democrats. In a May 20 voicemail message provided to the Star Tribune, Weeks told a …

Read More »

MN GOP Senate Candidate Rushed To ER For Surgery

CNBC reports: Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis was rushed into emergency surgery Monday for a severe internal hernia, just eight days before the election, his campaign announced. The condition is life-threatening if not treated quickly, the campaign said in a statement. Lewis, a one-term former congressman best known to Minnesota voters from his days as a conservative talk …

Read More »

GOP Loses Bid To Limit MN Count Of Absentee Ballots

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has upheld a Minnesota state court agreement that allows the counting of absentee ballots received up to seven days after Election Day. Republicans had asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel to block the seven-day extension that said ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be counted. Brasel ruled late Sunday night that …

Read More »

Nine COVID Cases Traced To Minnesota Trump Rally

The Duluth News Tribune reports: Minnesota’s current COVID-19 surge shows no signs of slowing. The Health Department on Friday, Oct. 9, reported another 1,401 newly confirmed cases and 14 more deaths. Hospitalization rates continue to trend upward. They follow a stretch of more than a week when average new daily case counts topped 1,000. The trend line of active COVID-19 …

Read More »

MN Steakhouse Workers Quarantine After Trump Visit

CBC News reports: Thirteen workers at a Minneapolis steakhouse were quarantining after the restaurant catered a private fundraiser attended by President Donald Trump during his visit to Minnesota last week, the restaurant said Monday. The food workers are employed by Murray’s Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, which catered the fundraiser on Wednesday at the Lake Minnetonka home of Marty Davis, CEO …

Read More »

Three GOP Reps Flew Delta After Exposure To Trump

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Three Minnesota congressman are taking heat over taking a commercial flight home from Washington Friday night just two days after they shared Air Force One with President Donald Trump. Reps. Pete Stauber, Tom Emmer and Jim Hagedorn were on the same Delta Airlines flight despite that airline’s restrictions on passengers recently exposed to COVID-19. Trump announced …

Read More »

CDC Ends COVID Survey In MN Due To Racist Threats

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: A door-to-door COVID-19 testing survey has been halted due to multiple incidents in greater Minnesota of residents intimidating and shouting racial and ethnic slurs at state and federal public health survey teams. The CDC pulled its federal surveyors out of Minnesota this week following reports of verbal abuse and intimidation, including an incident in the Iowa …

Read More »

ABC Poll: Biden +6 In Wisconsin, +16 In Minnesota

The Washington Post reports: Joe Biden has opened up a double-digit lead over President Trump in Minnesota, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Wednesday suggesting a set back for the president in a state that his campaign is hoping to flip in November. The poll shows Biden garnering 57 percent of the vote to Trump’s 41 …

Read More »

Rep. Ilhan Omar Easily Wins MN US House Primary

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers. Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator …

Read More »

MN Funeral Results In 30 Cases, Five Hospitalizations

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: They gathered on a summer weekend in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Lake Park to pay their respects to 78-year-old Francis Perreault and share their grief and memories of the good times. They hugged. They cried. They held hands and prayed and honored a man who was described by his daughter as “wonderful.” Yet despite …

Read More »

GOP Lawmakers To Sue MN Gov Over Mask Mandate

The Minnesota Pioneer Press reports: A group of Republican lawmakers and voters on Tuesday said it plans to bring a federal lawsuit against the Walz administration contending the governor’s mandate of face masks in public places, including polling places, violates state law and Minnesotans’ constitutional rights. A handful of voters along with the watchdog Minnesota Voters Alliance brought the action …

Read More »