Tag: Minnesota

People donate more than $22K to pay off Minnesota school lunch debt after students’ meals thrown away 

Hundreds of people donated to pay off lunch debts at a Minnesota school after hearing that students’ hot meals were thrown away. About 40 students at Richfield High School who had a lunch balance of at least $15 had their lunches thrown away November 11 and replaced with cold lunches before school leadership intervened, Richfield Public […]

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Krispy Kreme strikes deal with college kid who drives 250 miles to resell its doughnuts

Krispy Kreme-starved Minnesotans hungry for doughnuts were able to get their sugary fix thanks to an enterprising young entrepreneur. Jayson Gonzalez, 21, was able to deliver those sweet glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme while spreading joy to deprived Minnesotans one box of doughnuts at a time. Krispy Kreme closed its last store in Minnesota in […]

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Ilhan Omar Draws Fire for Opting Out of House Vote to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide—and Rile Turkey

Rep. Ilhan Omar is drawing fire for basically abstaining on a House vote taken to formally acknowledge, for the first time in more than a century, the genocide of some 1.5 million Armenians in what is today the nation of Turkey. Omar—the progressive Democrat and one of the collective of politically aligned freshman members of […]

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These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Each state in America has an official state bird, usually an iconic species that helps define the landscape. Minnesota chose the common loon, whose haunting wails echo across the state’s northern lakes each summer. Georgia picked the brown […]

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All the Evil, Racist Things You Feared About Donald Trump Will Come True This Week

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) They called it “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Among America’s greatest historical achievements is the fact that this country has so successfully gaslit its stolen African tenants that we exist in a constant state of paranoia. We are accused of projecting racism on all white people because—for most of the history of […]

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A Trump Policy Shift Gives Farmers in Key 2020 States ‘Exactly What We Wanted’

PRIMGHAR, Iowa — In measured but increasingly impatient tones, Midwestern farmers and politicians delivered a message to President Trump: Fix the policies hurting corn prices and prompting ethanol plants to close, or risk alienating one of the most loyal parts of your political base. And last week, after a flurry of pressure from senators and […]

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Figure Skating Coach Sentenced to 24 Years for Sexual Abuse

A former figure skating coach from Minnesota was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty in June to sexually assaulting a female teenage skater. The coach, Thomas Incantalupo, 48, of St. Louis Park, Minn., had been accused of repeatedly assaulting his former skater, who is now 18 but was between the […]

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A New Wave of Caregivers: Men

Third of three articles. Read the first article, on paid family leave, here, and the second, on state child support, here. When you hear the word “caregiver,” what image comes to mind? Most likely it is a woman in her 40s — someone tucking her children in with a phone call to her aging mother […]

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It’s the Refund to Ignition: Woman Who Paid $100,000 for R. Kelly’s Bond Wants Her Money Back

R. Kelly (R) leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Imagine treating a donation to an alleged pedophile/ephebophile like an incorrect Postmates order. Well, imagine not, as one woman is actually hoping to get a refund for her charity in connection […]

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Minnesota Police Announce Arrest in Synagogue Fire

The authorities in northern Minnesota said they had made an arrest in connection with a fire that destroyed a synagogue last week, adding to a rise in anti-Semitic crimes and rhetoric. The fire, reported early Monday, tore through the 118-year-old Adas Israel Congregation synagogue in Duluth just weeks before the Jewish High Holy Days. A […]

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Child Support vs. Deadbeat States

Second of three articles In most states in America, child support doesn’t actually go to children. Particularly when they are being raised in low-income families. Confused? You’re not alone. Many people have no clue how the child support and public assistance systems operate. The first thing to know: If you are a custodial parent (a […]

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Parents Sue Minnesota School District Saying It Did Nothing to Protect Their Kids From Rampant Racism

Photo: iStock A group of parents have hit their almost lily-white school district with a civil rights lawsuit, charging it turned a blind eye to rampant instances of egregious racist abuse and bullying of their children. According to the Daily Beast, the abusive behavior alleged includes: a 6-year-old black child being punched in the face […]

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R. Kelly Learns the Date He’s to Face the Music on Federal Sex Abuse Charges in Chicago

In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court in New York with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019 on numerous federal sex abuse charges. Kelly faces federal charges in Chicago as well, where a judge Sept. 4, 2019, set an April 2020 […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Accused of Being a Homewrecker in Explosive Divorce Filing by DC Doctor

Rep. Ilhan OmarPhoto: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) A Washington, D.C., doctor is accusing Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar of being the reason her husband left her, in explosive divorce papers she filed in D.C. Superior Court. According to BuzzFeed, which credits the New York Post for first reporting on the filing, Dr. Beth Mynett said that as […]

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Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges

In this courtroom sketch R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. Illustration: Aggie Kenny (via Associated Press) Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state […]

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The Media Is Missing the Real Story of Trump’s Racism

In August 2017, three men from rural Illinois—members of one of our country’s numerous heavily armed and rather poorly regulated “militias”—drove to Bloomington, Minnesota, just south of Minneapolis, to plant an IED in the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center. Following their arrest, two of the men admitted their guilt. They had set out from Illinois, they […]

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Pro-Trump Republican Aiming for Ilhan Omar’s House Seat Finds Herself on the Hot Seat With a Felony Case

Supporters of Donald Trump wearing “QAnon” T-shirts wait in line before an October 2018 campaign rally in Tennessee. Danielle Stella, a reported supporter of the debunked far-right conspiracy theory and also a GOP candidate for Ilhan Omar’s House seat, is facing some far-out troubles of her own.Photo: Sean Rayford (Getty) A special ed teacher and […]

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Ilhan Omar Has Exactly Zero Time for This Lady’s Nonsense

Screenshot: CNN Ilhan Omar, easily the coolest member of “the Squad,” was asked a question on Tuesday that she called “frustrating” and “appalling.” During a panel at the Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s Conference in Washington, D.C., Ani Osman-Zonneveld of the human rights group Muslims for Progressive Values asked Omar to condemn female genital mutilation (FGM). […]

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The Invisible Hand of Justice Stevens on Abortion

During the days following the death last Tuesday of Justice John Paul Stevens, admirers posted lists of their favorite and not-so-favorite Stevens opinions. Free speech on the internet? A great one. No First Amendment protection for burning an American flag? Not so great. Access to federal court for Guantánamo detainees? Definitely. Upholding an Indiana voter […]

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