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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Minneapolis Police Department stuck in a race battle

On Wednesday, black community leaders held a press conference at the Minneapolis City Hall to make a public request for an independent investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department. After a number of incidents, involving blacks, community leaders believe that the officers actions are racially motivated. MPD is notorious for using excessive force, derogatory language and for not disciplining officers for… Read More
U.S. 

Is Minneapolis legislation erasing free market capitalism?

James (Jim) A. Dolphy, was a proud owner of a tree trimming company until his “American Dream” was derailed. Dolphy, an Inver Grove Heights resident, successfully ran a tree trimming company for 5-years until the City of Minneapolis adopted laws that required tree trimming companies (operating in Minneapolis) to employee arborist. Dolphy was licensed by the City of Minneapolis to… Read More
Native Americans U.S. 

‘Every Student Connected’ reaches out to the Native American community

On Friday at the Brooklyn Center Library, non-profit “The Family Partnership,” held a workshop focused on building strong connections with Native American students and their families. The workshop is part of the Health@School “Every Student Connected” series, which is organized by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The workshop’s within the program focus on educating the community on a variety of… Read More