Surinam Uncategorized 

DEA claims to have evidence connecting Surinam President Dési Bouterse to drug lord

On Saturday, Dutch news outlet nrc.nl, reported that the United States Drug Enforcement Agency that they have evidence proving that Surinames President Dési Bouterse was in direct contact with the regions top convicted drug trafficker, Roger Khan. The NRC received digital printouts of Khan’s satellite phone records, from an undisclosed source. The records show Bouterse’s cell phone number listed numerous… Read More
U.S. 

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory passes controversial voter ID measure

On Monday, Governor Pat McCrory (R-N.C.) signed a measure that restructures North Carolina‘s election laws, reports the NPR. The measure states that a government-issued photo ID will be required in order to be able to vote, the early voting period has been cut by one week and same day registration is longer possible. Gov. McCrory sees the measure’s as “…common… Read More
Minnesota NFL U.S. Zygi Wilf 

New Jersey Judge orders the release of Zygi Wilf’s net worth

Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings, believes that he and his family will be brought in danger if New Jersey Court Judge Deanne Wilson makes their net worth public. The Star Tribune reported on Wednesday that Wilf released a court document pleading that Judge Wilson reverse the ruling she made on Monday to release his net worth. Wilf writes… Read More
Minnesota NFL The Vikings U.S. 

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf buying time by not cooperating with investigators

The Star Tribune reported that Wilf & Co have agreed to release more information regarding their finances. They also added that they are worried that the investigation will put the building of the new Vikings stadium behind schedule. The delay can’t entirely be blamed on the investigation. One of the attorneys, working on the investigation, had made “multiple requests” for… Read More
U.S. 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign bill banning conversion therapy

On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has planned on signing a bill banning licensed therapists from performing controversial gay conversion therapy. More specifically, the bill focuses on stopping therapist from conducting therapy that supposedly turns gay teenagers straight. Politico reports that New Jersey and California are the only two states that have banned the so-called conversion therapy. In June,… Read More
Minnesota NFL The Vikings U.S. Zygi Wilf 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will more than likely back racketeering Zygi Wilf

On Thursday, Star Tribune veteran sports columnist, Sid Hartman voiced his opinion on the Wilf & Co. racketeering scandal. He believes that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has spoken with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton concerning the lawsuit case that Wilf & Co. lost in New Jersey. Hartman also expects that Goodell will make another PR appearance in Minnesota, to reassure everyone… Read More
Minnesota U.S. 

Former Washburn High Principal Patrick Exner says that witness is lying

On Thursday, the Star Tribune reported that they finally received a statement from former Washburn High School Principal Patrick Exner. “The allegation that I changed students’ answers on state assessment tests is absolutely false,” states Exner in a signed letter directed to the editorial section of the Strib. The letter lists Exner’s position as “Former Principal Washburn High School” and… Read More
Food Supply Minnesota U.S. 

The Seward Co-op plans to open new location in south Minneapolis

At the end of June, the Seward Co-op announced that it was planning to open a new location in the, south Minneapolis, Bryant neighborhood. The MPR reports that community members are divided on if the co-op will be a positive addition to the low-income neighborhood. There aren’t any full service grocery stores located within the neighborhood, which has certain residents… Read More
Minnesota NFL The Vikings Zygi Wilf 

Minnesota Vikings stadium deal entering murky waters

On Thursday, Governor Mark Dayton, publicly requested that the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority re-evaluate the stadium deal that was brokered with Vikings owner, Zygi Wilf. But, within the same breath Dayton reassures Minnesota taxpayers that there is no need to revise the states Vikings stadium bill. Dayton’s request is based on a lawsuit ruling from a New Jersey Judge. Judge… Read More
Minnesota 

Washburn High School goes from bad to worse

The Star Tribune reports that Patrick Exner was fired, by Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, after being the Washburn High School principle for only one day. He worked at the high school on Monday, was suspended on Tuesday, and was fired on Thursday after being accused of cheating on Wednesday. In a bizarre twist of events, Exner’s future within the school district… Read More