Tag Archives: Minnesota

MINNESOTA: Gov Classifies Grocery Store Workers As Emergency Personnel, Move Gets Them Free Child Care

NBC News reports: Minnesota has classified grocery store workers as emergency personnel, allowing them to access free child care provided by the state. As people continue to practice social distancing and restaurants and bars remain closed, grocery store workers have essentially become first responders to the crisis, making sure everybody stays fed. For this reason, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz added …

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Projection: Joe Biden Wins Minnesota

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden has won Minnesota’s Democratic presidential primary. The state has 75 delegates at stake. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s abrupt withdrawal from the presidential race gave Bernie Sanders a sudden opportunity to lock up her home state on Super Tuesday. Instead, Biden won the state after receiving Klobuchar’s endorsement. Sanders easily won Minnesota’s caucuses in 2016 …

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Klobuchar Rally Canceled After Protesters Storm Stage

Politico reports: Sen. Amy Klobuchar canceled a rally in her home state Sunday night as several dozen protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter,” “Klobuchar has got to go” and “Free Myon” — referencing the case of a black teenager convicted of murder after a flawed police investigation. According to videos that emerged on social media, the senator’s rally was set in …

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MINNESOTA: Klobuchar +6 Over Sanders In Latest Poll

Via press release from UMass Lowell: Sen. Amy Klobuchar has the most support among likely voters in the Democratic primary race in her home state of Minnesota, according to a new poll released today. Klobuchar has the support of 27 percent of likely Democratic primary voters, ahead of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has 21 percent, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth …

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MyPillow Founder May Run For Minnesota Governor

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: More than two years after brushing aside speculation that he was eyeing a run for office, the 58-year-old mustachioed infomercial maven is becoming less coy about his political future amid renewed calls from state Republicans that he help reverse a long string of defeats in statewide races. Along the way, he’s become President Donald Trump’s highest-profile …

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Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Ballot

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer Carnahan, sent a letter to the Minnesota Secretary of State on Oct. 24 outlining its “determination of candidates” …

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Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura Floats 2020 WH Bid

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura hinted in an interview over the weekend on a possible run for president in 2020. Speaking Saturday on “The Issue Is,” the 68-year-old author and TV show host said that if he were to join the race for the White House, he’d wait until the pool of candidates narrowed. “I …

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MINNESOTA: Appeals Court Rules Hate Group Can Sue To Overturn State LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections

Courthouse News reports: The Eighth Circuit paved the way Friday for two Christian videographers to subvert a Minnesota nondiscrimination law that would make them film gay weddings. Carl and Angel Larsen are the husband-and-wife team behind Telescope Media Group. Though they challenged the Minnesota Human Rights Act as unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge John Tunheim in Minneapolis dismissed their case after …

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MINNESOTA: Former GOP Rep To Run For Senate With Aid From Trump Team Intent On Flipping State Red

Politico reports: For President Donald Trump, Minnesota is the one that got away in 2016. Now he’s fixated on flipping the state in 2020 — with the help of a provocative ex-radio host whose rantings earned him the nickname “mini-Trump.” Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis is expected to launch his Minnesota Senate bid on Thursday with guidance from two of …

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Trump: I’ll Win Minnesota Due To “Anti-Semite” Omar

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump issued his daily missive aimed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar on Tuesday morning via, of course, Twitter. Trump has sought to cast the progressive congresswomen as anti-American ever since his “go back” tweets were widely condemned as a racist attack on four lawmakers of color. In an …

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Trump Wades Into Small Town’s Pledge Controversy

CBS News Minneapolis reports: The St. Louis Park City Council is revisiting its decision to remove the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings. Five council members voted to drop the pledge last month. Since then, people across the community and country have responded. Public input was not supposed to be part of Monday evening’s session, but as the mayor and …

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Minnesota Repeals Marital Rape Exception Law [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Thursday signed a law that repeals the state’s marital rape exception, which protected rapists against prosecution if they lived and had an ongoing sexual relationship with the victim. Walz, a Democrat, signed the bill in St. Paul, saying that the “reprehensible exception should never have been part of our criminal statutes.” The legislation …

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MINNESOTA: Omar Rallies For Ex-Gay Torture Ban Bill

Minneapolis’ CBS affiliate reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar has rallied LGBTQ youth in support of a Minnesota bill to ban gay conversion therapy for minors or vulnerable adults. Omar spoke Thursday on the state Capitol steps to a crowd that marched from OutFront Minnesota’s seventh annual Youth Summit at Saint Paul College. The Minnesota Democrat called gay conversion therapy “torture” and …

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Gay Couple’s 1971 Marriage Officially Recognized

NBC News reports: In 1971, gay couple Michael McConnell and Jack Baker applied for a marriage license from Blue Earth County, Minnesota. The clerk, not realizing one of the individuals listed on the application was male, issued the license — though stopped short of officially recording it. Nearly five decades later — after a prolonged legal battle to get their …

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MINNESOTA: GOP State Rep Calls For Stomping And Running Over Gun Opponents, Governor Condemns

The Twin Cities Pioneer-Press reports: The two major gun control proposals lawmakers plan to debate this session haven’t even had a hearing yet at the state Capitol and already accusations and condemnations are flying. Gov. Tim Walz released a statement Sunday condemning comments made by Rep. Cal Bahr, R-East Bethel, during a Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus rally at the Capitol …

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LIVE VIDEO: Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unveils 2020 WH Bid

PBS reports: Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is set to join the 2020 presidential race Sunday, becoming the most prominent Midwestern candidate as the party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House. She is citing the need to “heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to …

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MINNESOTA: Lesbian Unseats Anti-LGBT US House Rep

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: A lesbian candidate running for a U.S. House seat in Minnesota has unseated an anti-LGBT lawmaker from the U.S. House, making her poised to become the first openly gay mother in Congress. At a around 8:15 local time, major media outlets declared Angie Craig, a business executive who’s also mother, the winner in …

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MINNESOTA: Keith Ellison Defeats Hate Group Lawyer

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: DFLer Keith Ellison was elected Minnesota attorney general, defeating Republican Doug Wardlow in a bitterly contested race that attracted national attention from both political parties. In a campaign marked by allegations of domestic abuse and an intense spotlight on their pasts, the candidates presented voters with starkly different visions for how they would lead the office …

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MINNESOTA: Anti-LGBT Republican Attorney General Candidate Vows To Fire Every Dem Lawyer If Elected

Minnesota’s Bring Me The News reports: Republican Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow is coming under scrutiny for comments made during a private fundraiser this week. Audio recorded by a DFL staffer obtained by Bring Me The News, which had earlier been sent to MPR, reveals Wardlow promising a mass firing of Democratic attorneys currently working at the AG’s Office under …

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Reporter Fired For Wearing MAGA Hat At Trump Rally

Buzzfeed News reports: A reporter for an NBC affiliate in Minnesota was fired Friday, one day after he was spotted wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat while covering a Trump rally for the local TV station. Jim Bunner, a multimedia journalist with KTTC, was covering the political rally Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota, where he was spotted outside the Mayo …

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