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Biden Admin Backs Minnesota Oil Pipeline Approved By Trump

The Biden administration is backing a pipeline project in Minnesota that was initially approved late last year under former President Donald Trump, arguing against a legal challenge brought forth by local tribes and environmental groups. The Justice Department on Wednesday argued in a legal brief filed in the U.S. District Court for D.C. that the…

100 National Guardsmen Ready For Possible Unrest in Minnesota

The Minnesota governor issued a warning order to the National Guard Wednesday to be ready for possible deployment in Minneapolis following multiple nights of unrest. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz said in a statement on Wednesday that he ordered the Minnesota National Guard to start preparing to assist local law enforcement if they need help, according…

Democrat Dean Phillips Backtracks Condemning Ilhan Omar Equating U.S., Israel to Terrorists

KEVIN DIETSCH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Democrat Rep. Dean Phillips (MN) backtracked on his stance criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her remarks made last week comparing the United States and Israel to terrorists. Phillips originally was one of a dozen Jewish Democrat Hosue members who called out Omar for her remarks “equating the United States and Israel…

Despite Protests, Biden’s War on Pipelines, Oil and Gas Flowing from Canada to U.S....

Police were called to the Enbridge Inc. Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota earlier this week after protestors shackled themselves to the equipment being used to modernize and expand the infrastructure, in service since 1968, shipping crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Midwest U.S. refiners. The protesters, mostly white according to photographs accompanying a Reuters report,…

Chauvin Appears In Federal Court For Additional Civil Rights Charges

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin appeared in federal court on additional charges regarding several civil rights violations, the Associated Press (AP) reported Tuesday. Chauvin appeared in court virtually from Oak Park Heights, a maximum-security prison, as he faces additional charges for alleged civil rights violations in the death of George Floyd.  The three officers…

Minnesota Executive Council Ends Statewide Mask Mandate

The statewide mask mandate put in place in Minnesota has been lifted thanks to an executive council vote following the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The council voted 5-0 to lift the mask mandate Friday afternoon after the CDC suggested that fully vaccinated people can forego their masks in most…

Minnesota School Board Goes ‘Anti-Racist’: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Is ‘Government Speech’

A local public school in Minnesota unanimously voted to designate “Black Lives Matter” — including other slogans and images — as “government speech,” which shields its schools from legal liability for their endorsement of such messages while simultaneously disallowing others. The Rochester Public Schools (RPS) board designated the following messages as “government speech”: “Black Lives…

WATCH – Students Welcome Six-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Back to School: ‘Our Hero’

A little boy in Minnesota recently enjoyed his first day of school after spending months in the hospital battling cancer. Nathan Herber was four-years-old when doctors diagnosed him with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2018 and had to leave his school in Rochester for treatment at the Mayo Clinic, ABC News reported Tuesday. The illness “is cancer…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Daunte Wright Had An Arrest Warrant For A Marijuana-Related...

An image shared on Facebook claims Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old black man fatally shot April 11 by police in Minnesota, had a warrant out for his arrest for a marijuana-related fine. Verdict: False Publicly available court records show no warrant was issued against Wright for a marijuana-related fine. The outstanding warrant was issued after Wright…

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon Resigns Following Death of Duante Wright

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned on Tuesday following the officer-involved shooting death of Daunte Wright. Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott announced Gannon’s resignation, which came at the same time as Officer Kim Potter’s. Authorities identified Potter as the officer who allegedly accidentally shot and killed Wright in the Minneapolis suburb on Sunday. “As…

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