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Columbia Heights City Council moves to censure member over racist phone call

The Columbia Heights City Council is moving to censure one of its members, who allegedly called a City Council candidate over the summer and made racist comments to him. The Council, acting on a recommendation from Mayor Amáda Márquez Simula, directed city staff on Wednesday to prepare the censure against Councilmember KT...

 

Trump records probe: Tensions flare over special master

WASHINGTON — The parallel special master process spawned by the FBI search of Donald Trump's Florida estate has slowed the Justice Department's criminal investigation and exposed simmering tensions between department prosecutors and lawyers for the former president. As the probe into the presence of top-secret information at Mar-a-Lago continues, barbed comments in recent...

 

California Senators Introduce Legislation to Recognize Tule River Tribe's Water Rights

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats, introduced legislation last Thursday to formally recognize the Tule River Tribe's reserved water rights. Senate Bill 4870, which also quantifies the amount of water from the south fork of the Tule River that Tribe has rights to and provides up to $568...

 

Advance Native Political Leadership Releases First-Ever National Endorsement Slate of Native American Candidates Ahead of 2022 Midterms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Against the backdrop of the largest wave of U.S. Indigenous candidates to run for office in United States history, Advance Native Political Leadership Action Fund (Advance) is making history by releasing the first national endorsement slate of Native American candidates spanning local, state, and federal offices. More than 142 Native American candidates...

 

Ramsey County sent out more than 1,000 ballots listing the wrong GOP candidate

More than 1,000 Ramsey County voters were sent absentee ballots with the wrong Republican candidate for the Minnesota House, say county officials, who are seeking immediate help from the state Supreme Court to fix the error. Those ballots listed Beverly Peterson as the Republican running for the House District 67A seat from St. Paul; however, Peterson died in early August....

 

IUOE Local 49 Endorses Schultz for Attorney General

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, Minnesota's largest construction union, announced their endorsement of Jim Schultz for Minnesota Attorney General. "I am honored to have earned the support of the Local 49. Our tradesmen deserve an Attorney General that will fight for them, not...

 

Minnesota's Infrastructure Union Endorses Keith Ellison for Attorney General

Saint Paul, MN – Joel Smith, President and Business Manager of LIUNA Minnesota and North Dakota issued this statement today. "LIUNA members and Minnesota construction workers can count on Keith Ellison to protect their paychecks, healthcare and pensions. We invite all Minnesotans to join us in supporting Keith Ellison - the Working People's Lawyer." Ellison created the...

 

Trump bid to dodge suit from rape accuser heads to DC court

NEW YORK - An appeals court in Washington D.C. has been asked to help decide whether Donald Trump was doing his job as president when he denied raping a woman and dismissed his accuser as "not my type." The columnist, E. Jean Carroll, sued Trump in 2019, claiming the Republican raped her in the mid-1990s inside a dressing room...

 

Walz-Flanagan Campaign Raises $4.4 Million, Has $3.2 Million On Hand

ST. PAUL, MN -- Today, September 27th, the Walz-Flanagan campaign announced that it has raised more than $4.4 million since January 1st and has more than $3.2 million cash-on-hand heading into the final weeks of the election. 85% of the campaign’s donations have come from Minnesotans. “As Election Day approaches, more and more Minnesotans are showing their support for Gov....

 

Schultz Calls On Ellison to Stop Lying About His Handling of Feeding Our Future Fraud

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General candidate Jim Schultz today called on Keith Ellison to immediately correct his recent media statements and stop spreading misinformation about his handling of the massive fraud carried out by Feeding Our Future. Schultz’s statement comes the day after Schultz announced his plan to overhaul the Charities Division of the Office of...

 

Schultz Demands Answers from Ellison on Feeding Our Future, Announces Non-Profit Fraud-Prevention Plan

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General candidate Jim Schultz today demanded that Keith Ellison immediately provide public answers regarding the historic fraud carried out by Feeding Our Future, the failure of Ellison’s office to prevent it, and whether campaign contributions from leaders of Feeding Our Future led his office to ignore the fraud. Schultz also announced...

 

Rep. Mary Sattler Peltola Hits the Ground Running: Her First Bill Introduced Clears Committee Two Days Later

Less than two weeks after being sworn in, Rep. Mary Sattler Petola (D-AK), who won the special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Don Young (R-AK) who died in March 2022, has hit the ground running as the newest member of Congress. Peltola was sworn in on Tuesday, Sept. 14. On Monday, Sept....

 

Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan Release 2022 Legislative Endorsements

ST. PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan released their list of legislative endorsements for the 2022 election cycle. The endorsed candidates set themselves apart from their opponents with their demonstrated commitment to democratic values, fighting for families, and delivering for Minnesotans. Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan know how...

 

Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency

WASHINGTON - Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York's attorney general. It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded by the White House. The bravado that...

 

U.S. House passes public safety package

WASHINGTON — A local police funding bill won unanimous support from Minnesota lawmakers in the U.S. House on Thursday, even as political tension around public safety remains sharply evident on Capitol Hill. "Despite reports of its demise, bipartisanship is still alive," Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips texted shortly after passage of the $300 million legislation. The package,...

 

Montana law ending Election Day voter registration on hold

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court, in a split ruling on Wednesday, upheld a temporary order blocking the enforcement of two election-related laws passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature while the laws are being challenged in court. Five justices agreed with a lower-court judge who blocked a law that required people using a student identification to register and vote...

 

Walz Has Pledged to Protect Abortion Access, Scott Jensen Has Pledged to Ban It

ST. PAUL, MN – Ahead of the start of early voting this Friday, the Walz-Flanagan campaign will be highlighting the contrast between Governor Tim Walz’s vision for moving Minnesota forward and Republican gubernatorial ticket Scott Jensen and Matt Birk’s extreme and dangerous agenda. Jensen and Birk have both repeatedly pledged to ban abortion – with no exceptions for...

 

Minnesota Legal Experts Fact Check Scott Jensen on Abortion

MINNESOTA - Today, Minnesota legal experts fact-checked Minnesota Republican governor candidate Scott Jensen for his recent false claim that if governor, he would have no power to take away the constitutional right to abortion in Minnesota. The experts also outlined the different avenues Scott Jensen would take to ban or heavily restrict abortion access in Minnesota. In a...

 

Gov. Kristi Noem sued over release of travel expense records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is facing a lawsuit after her office refused to release expense records on five out-of-state trips this year to a liberal watchdog group. American Oversight, an organization that files open records requests and litigation against Republican officials, filed a lawsuit Tuesday...

 

Walz Fights to Fully Fund Public Schools While Jensen Fights to Defund Them

ST. PAUL, MN – Ahead of the start of early voting this Friday, the Walz-Flanagan campaign will be highlighting the Jensen-Birk ticket’s extreme and dangerous agenda – including their radical plan to defund public schools to finance a massive tax cut for the wealthy. In May, when asked by MPR “Do you support more money for public schools or less money?” Jensen replied...

 

Nearly two dozen Minnesota sheriffs endorse Jim Schultz over Keith Ellison in attorney general race

Nearly two dozen Minnesota county sheriffs are backing Republican Jim Schultz in his closely watched race to unseat Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison. The 22 sheriffs who endorsed Schultz on Tuesday include Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie, Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart and...

 

Arbiter in Trump docs probe signals intent to move quickly

WASHINGTON — The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly through the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team's reluctance to say whether it believed the records had been declassified. "We're going to proceed with what I call responsible...

 

September 20 is National Voter Registration Day: Native Organizations Team Up to Increase Native Youth Voter Engagement

On Monday, several Native American organizations announced they are coming together to form a coalition that focuses on increasing voter registration among Native youth. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Las Vegas Indian Center, California Native and Vote Project (CNVP) are partnering with Sherman Indian High...

 

Alliance for a Better Minnesota Launches Fourth TV Ad Against Scott Jensen

MINNESOTA - Today, Alliance for a Better Minnesota Action Fund released their fourth anti-Scott Jensen TV ad of 2022. The spot features a Minnesota firefighter and father reacting to Republican Scott Jensen’s extreme plan to ban abortion in Minnesota if he becomes governor. “Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen said that he would try to ban abortion in Minnesota a...

 

Sheriffs Across Minnesota Endorse Schultz

PLYMOUTH, Minn. – Today, in an unprecedented and historic show of public support, 22 county sheriffs from across the state of Minnesota announced their endorsement of Jim Schultz for Minnesota Attorney General. The sheriffs represent a broad range of Minnesota communities, including sheriffs from four of the state's largest...

 

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