Tag Archives: Minnesota

MINNESOTA: Hate Group Recruits Christian Couple In Attempt To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: A St. Cloud husband-and-wife film company is challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s human rights act, arguing that they will be punished for refusing wedding services to same-sex couples. In one of the first challenges since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota in 2013, Carl and Angel Larsen’s Telescope Media Group filed suit Tuesday in federal court …

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Michele Bachmann: I’m Advising Trump On Terrorism

Donald Trump held a fundraiser in Minnesota this weekend and Michele Bachmann was one of the few local Republicans willing to be seen there. MPR News reports: Before the event, former Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said she has been advising Trump on foreign policy and issues of concern to Christian conservatives. She said Trump is right to call for …

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President Obama Reacts To Latest Killings By Police: These Fatal Shootings Are Not Isolated Incidents

“All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss. “Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these …

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MINNESOTA: Woman Live-Streams Harrowing Video After Boyfriend Is Shot And Killed By Police [VIDEO]

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports: A St. Paul man died Wednesday night after being shot by police in Falcon Heights, the immediate aftermath of which was shown in a video recorded by the man’s girlfriend as she sat next to him and which was widely shared on Facebook. The girlfriend started the live-stream video with the man in the driver’s seat …

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Autopsy Confirms: Prince Died Of Opioid Overdose

From the New York Daily News: A Minnesota autopsy found an opioid overdose caused the unexpected April 21 death of musical megastar Prince inside his sprawling Paisley Park compound, the Associated Press reported. The results were made public weeks after a four-hour autopsy by local Chief Medical Examiner Dr. A. Quinn Strobl. A preponderence of evidence has since suggested Prince’s …

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MINNESOTA: Haters Plan Mobile Billboard Campaign Against All 72 Target Outlets In The State [VIDEO]

Via CBS Minnesota: From sidewalk picketing to online petitions, the opposition to Target’s bathroom and fitting room policy isn’t going away. Outside the state office building in St. Paul on Monday, a large truck rolled up carrying a strong anti-Target message. “Send Target a message — don’t shop where women and children’s emotional and physical safety and privacy are under …

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Prince Autopsy Completed: No Cause Of Death Revealed

The autopsy on Prince has been completed but the results may not be publicly known for weeks. Via press release: “As part of a complete exam, relevant information regarding Mr. Nelson’s medical and family history will be gathered. Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration. Midwest Medical Examiners Office will not release information until …

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Sanders And Rubio Win Minnesota

Marco Rubio won’t be going home empty-handed tonight after all, having been projected to win the Minnesota caucus. Earlier tonight he appeared on CNN where he told a highly skeptical Jake Tapper that he intends to continue his race to the convention. Also winning Minnesota is Bernie Sanders, his third win tonight after Vermont and Oklahoma.

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MINNESOTA: Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Names State’s First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday he would appoint Court of Appeals Judge Margaret H. Chutich as associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chutich would be the first openly gay member on the state’s highest court. She would fill the vacancy left by Wilhelmina M. Wright, who was confirmed by the Senate this week to the …

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MINNESOTA: Diocese Of Duluth Files For Bankruptcy After Court Awards Millions In Clergy Abuse Case

The Associated Press reports: The Diocese of Duluth, a sprawling but sparsely populated Roman Catholic diocese in northeastern Minnesota, filed an emergency petition for federal bankruptcy protection Monday after a jury found it partially responsible for millions of dollars awarded in a clergy sex abuse case last month. The diocese said the move for Chapter 11 reorganization was necessary after …

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Lion-Killing Dentist Returns To Work: I Acted Legally And Did Nothing Wrong [VIDEO]

After hiding out for nearly two months, Minnesota’s infamous lion-killing dentist is going back to work tomorrow. Via the Associated Press: Walter Palmer, who has spent more than a month out of sight after becoming the target of protests and threats, intends to return to his suburban Minneapolis dental practice Tuesday. In an evening interview conducted jointly by The Associated …

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Yesterday In Minnesota…

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Lion-Killer Apologizes To His Patients

Lion-killing Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, whose whereabouts are still unknown, has issued an apology to his patients. An excerpt: To my valued patients: As you may have already heard, I have been in the news over the last few days for reasons that have nothing to do with my profession or the care I provide for you. I want you …

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MINNESOTA: Dentist Goes From “Suburban Obscurity To Global Infamy”

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REPORT: Disgraced Archbishop Cruised In Public Park And Asked for Poppers

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has more salacious allegations about disgraced former Archbishop John Nienstedt, who resigned last month. The firm conducted interviews and collected affidavits, or sworn statements, from people who worked with or knew Nienstedt. The Star Tribune has confirmed that five Catholic priests, one former priest and a former seminarian were among those who provided affidavits. In one …

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Bill Donohue Has The Archbishop Sadz

“Ever since Nienstedt criticized the gay movie, Brokeback Mountain, he has been a marked man. The Star Tribune, the St. Cloud Times, Minnesota Public Radio, the New York Times, as well as an array of wayward priests, Catholic journalists, former Catholics, and unethical lawyers, have been out to get him. Just today, Fr. Mike Tegeder said it was a good …

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MINNESOTA: Archbishop John Nienstedt Resigns Over Molestation Scandal

“In order to give the Archdiocese a new beginning amidst the many challenges we face, I have submitted my resignation as Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and I have just received word that he has accepted it. The Catholic Church is not our Church, but Christ’s Church, and we are merely stewards for …

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MINNESOTA: St. Paul Prosecutors Charge Archdiocese In Sex Abuse Cover-Up

Via the St. Paul Pioneer Press: Ramsey County attorney John Choi said Friday that a 20-month investigation has led to criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for “failing to protect children.” Choi cited the case of Curtis Wehmeyer, a priest convicted of molesting two boys. “It is not only Curtis Wehmeyer who is criminally responsible for …

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MINNESOTA: Tourism Ad Stars Gay Dads

Via City Pages: The Twin Cities has a reputation for being a gay-friendly place. Same-sex marriage is legal, Minneapolis was once dubbed the “gayest city in America,” and our Pride parade is arguably Minnesota’s greatest get-together. Now a new ad from Minnesota’s tourism arm is subtly putting out more inclusive vibes. For the first time, one of Explore Minnesota’s TV …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage. Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality. At least one presidential candidate seems to think that if elected he could veto the Supreme Court. But a new survey shows that Americans are getting tired of these anti-gay …

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