Minnesota DHS Overpaid Local Indian Tribes $25.3 Million for Medicaid Assisted Therapy Treatments

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) overpaid the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the White Earth Nation tribes $25.3 million for substance abuse programs, the Pioneer Press reported Thursday. The money given to the tribes went toward Medicaid’s medication-assisted therapy treatments.

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Trump Calls Tlaib a ‘Lunatic’ After Watching 2016 Video Showing Her Being Removed from His Rally

  President Donald Trump criticized Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) Tuesday during a speech where he called her a “lunatic” after watching a video of her being thrown out of a 2016 Trump rally. The video showed Tlaib being removed by security guards at Detroit’s Cobo Center. While leaving, she…

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Walz Administration Sees Another Resignation

  Sarah Walker, Minnesota’s Department of Corrections (DOC) deputy commissioner, resigned Friday after just six months. She’s currently under investigation after someone filed a complaint against her. “We received complaints about Deputy Commissioner Walker and the investigation has not been completed,” Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokeswoman for Minnesota’s DOC said to…

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Michigan Beauty Pageant Winner Stripped of Title Over Past ‘Insensitive’ Tweets

  A model who supports President Donald Trump had her beauty queen crown removed after “inappropriate” past social media posts were discovered. Kathy Zhu, a Chinese immigrant, believes her Miss Michigan World America title was stripped because of her conservative beliefs. The former beauty pageant winner has a large social…

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Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer Defends President Trump Against People Calling Him ‘Racist’

  Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) defended President Donald Trump against claims that he’s a “racist” by saying they are “manufactured” accusations at a Christian Science Monitor event Thursday. “There’s not a racist bone in this president’s body,” he said. ”What he was trying to say, he said wrong. What…

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Tina Smith Continues Her Month Long Attack of Mitch McConnell: ‘A Big Fat Waste’

  Minnesota Senator Tina Smith appeared on the “AM Joy Show” Monday where she continued her attack of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). During her appearance, she told host Joy Reid that McConnell would “continue to obstruct.” “There are places rank and file members of the Senate, Republicans and Democrats,…

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Minnesota ACLU and State Politicians Tell Illegal Immigrants How to Interact With ICE During Mass Raid

  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) starts its nationwide sweep today of people in the country illegally. The target of the raid is illegal immigrants who have missed a court date or have a court-mandate to be removed from the country. ICE will execute these raids in ten cities:…

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‘Anti-Fascist’ Man Killed After Attempting to Burn Down ICE Detention Center

  A man described as an “anarchist” and “anti-fascist” was killed Saturday morning at a Washington State ICE detention center when he showed up armed with a rifle and incendiary devices. Willem Van Spronsen, 68, lit a car on fire and tried to ignite a propane tank in order to…

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Minnesota Taxpayers Continue to Pay Carolyn Ham While She’s on Investigative Leave

  Minnesota taxpayers have paid Inspector General Carolyn Ham, Minnesota’s top investigator of child-care fraud, $42,000 since being put on leave in March, according to the Pioneer Press. Ham started her “investigative leave” four months ago when Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) began an investigation after a complaint was…

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Suspected DWI Drivers in Minnesota No Longer Have Access to Legal Advice if Police Obtain a Search Warrant for a Blood Test

  Impaired drivers in Minnesota will not have the right to legal advice before taking a blood test if police acquire a search warrant the Minnesota Supreme Court decided in a 4-3 decision Wednesday. Back in 2017, a sheriff’s deputy arrested Jennifer Rosenbush for driving while impaired and obtained a…

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Workers at the Shakopee Amazon Warehouse Center Will Protest on Prime Day

  During Amazon Prime Day while people browse the internet searching for the best deals, some warehouse workers who handle these orders will be protesting. On July 15, more than 100 employees at the Shakopee, Minnesota Amazon fulfillment center will protest for better working conditions. The protest will last six…

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Minneapolis Wants to Have More Influence Over Employee Social Media Accounts

  Minneapolis is thinking of changing the way city staff and elected officials use their social media accounts. In a draft plan obtained by The Star Tribune, Minneapolis’ communication staff explains that it wants more influence over social media accounts, including having elected officials use city-approved accounts that can’t block…

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Amy Klobuchar Unveils Her Educational Plan at NEA Conference

  Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, along with nine other Democratic presidential candidates, unveiled her education plan at the National Education Association (NEA) conference. During Friday’s speech in Houston, Klobuchar unveiled her “Progress Partnership,” which would give states federal funding to implement specific programs. The senator’s plan aims to increase teacher…

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Steve Bannon Thinks the Hong Kong Protests Are the Most ‘Important’ World Event Currently Occurring

  Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon believes the Hong Kong protests are the most “important event” happening in the world right now. “It’s monumentally important. Number one, remember the whole world has bought into this lie that the Chinese people are not ready for democracy, that the Chinese…

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President of World’s Largest Hispanic Christian Organization Visits Same Migrant Center as Ocasio-Cortez and Sees Completely Different Story

  The president of the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization toured the same Texas migrant center that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) viewed and saw a completely different scene. Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the president of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), was “full of indignation” after seeing reports of soiled diapers…

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Independence Day Across America: Fun and Festivities to Join in Minnesota

  Check out these and other great events all across the Minnesota. Minneapolis: Red, White & Boom! Marathon: People who are up for a half-marathon in the Minneapolis area can participate in one this Independence Day. This 13.1 mile race will test participants through this clockwise loop route around the…

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Wayfair Workers Protest at Company’s Headquarters Over Selling Furniture to Immigrant Detention Centers

  Wayfair employees and their supporters gathered to protest outside the company’s Boston headquarters Wednesday after learning the online retailer sold bedroom furniture to detention centers housing migrant children. According to NBC News, people protesting shouted “this is what democracy looks like” and “Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho, ICE contracts have got to…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Liquor Law

  The Supreme Court ruled against a Tennessee law that requires people to live in the state for two years before acquiring a retail license to sell alcohol. The court’s 7-2 decision ruled that Tennessee’s law had violated the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which gives Congress the power “to regulate Commerce with…

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Stephanie Grisham Is Named New White House Press Secretary and Communication Director

  Stephanie Grisham is becoming the new White House press secretary and communication director, according to First Lady Melania Trump. “I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – @potus & I can think of no better…

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Trump Attempts Something No Republican Has Done in Minnesota Since 1972

  President Donald Trump’s campaign has increased its efforts in Minnesota as Trump tries to become the first Republican to win the state since Richard Nixon in 1972. “That’s a tough state, we’re gonna go fight there. Yeah, we’re gonna be in there now. We weren’t in there in 2016…

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St. Paul School Board Approves Changing the Name of a School Honoring a Slave-Owning President

  The St. Paul School Board voted six to one in favor of changing the name of a school honoring James Monroe, one of eight U.S. presidents who owned slaves while in office. Despite objections from vocal alumni, Tuesday’s vote changed the school formerly known as Linwood-Monroe Arts Plus to…

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From Watch Parties to Street Fairs, Tuesday’s Official Launch of President Trump’s 2020 Re-Election Campaign Promises to Have Something for Everyone

  The long-awaited kickoff to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for 2020 has finally arrived and much like the president himself, it is turning out to be the first of its kind, anywhere. The event – an all day affair Tuesday dubbed “45 Fest” – is already setting records as…

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USDA Workers Turn Backs to Sonny Perdue After Announcing Relocation from D.C. to Kansas City

  American Federation of Government Employees turned their backs on Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue Thursday while he spoke after the USDA announced its plan to relocate workers from Washington D.C. to the Kansas City region. Perdue announced the same day that the reason for moving the Department of Agriculture’s research…

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Minnesota Supreme Court Justice to Step Down After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

  Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug will not seek re-election after announcing he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. In a statement released Wednesday, Lillehaug said he plans to step down on July 21, 2020. “I have loved my six years of work on the Court and had planned to…

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Ilhan Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns With Man She Wasn’t Married to, Media Ignores Bombshell

  An investigation by Minnesota’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board into Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) found she violated campaign finance laws dating back to when she served a single term in the State House of Representatives from 2016-2018. But conservative Twitter quickly uncovered a more shocking detail in the…

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Seventy-Five Years Later: D-Day Remembered by Those Who Were There

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  Seventy-five years ago today, the United States joined with Great Britain, the free French forces, and Canada to mount a bold invasion of the beachhead in Normandy, France as a last-ditch effort to gain a foothold in Europe against the conquering forces of Hitler’s Germany. To commemorate this significant…

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Minneapolis Temporarily Cancels City Staff Segregated Race Talks

  Minneapolis city officials have temporarily canceled segregated race-relations talks with city employees, and all fliers promoting the event around Minneapolis City Hall have been pulled down, according to the Star Tribune. “Sacred Conversations with City Staff” was scheduled to take place in May, June and July. The first discussion…

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Minneapolis Will Host Segregated Race Talks for ‘White Bodied’ and ‘Black Bodied’ City Employees

  Minneapolis is holding segregated race talks amongst its city employees this summer. During “Sacred Conversations with City Staff” black and white employees will be separated to reflect upon the “how they relate to the enslavement, resistance and continual push for liberation for African American people.” The talks will be…

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On Trump’s Newest Tariff, Minnesota’s Rep. Angie Craig Tweets, ‘Where Is the Adult in the Room Who Knows What the H*** They’re Doing on Trade?’

  Rep. Angie Craig (D-MN-2) sent a tweetstorm Friday night talking about President Trump’s new threatened tariffs on Mexico. “Where is the adult in the room who knows what the hell they’re doing on trade?” Craig continued by saying small businesses and farmers will be the ones affected by the…

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Amy Klobuchar Defies Meghan McCain Request, Talks About John McCain Story on Jimmy Kimmel Live

  Amy Klobuchar addressed the controversial story about John McCain mentioning dictator names during President Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jimmy Kimmel Live. During her Tuesday late-night show appearance, Kimmel asked the Minnesota Senator about McCain story she told last weekend. “Now you told a story at one of these…

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Far-Left Group ‘Gender Justice’ Sues Minnesota to Further Loosen Abortion Restrictions

  As the nation sees many states make laws restricting abortion, a lawsuit in Minnesota tries to do the exact opposite. Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project filed a lawsuit on behalf of abortion rights advocates in the Ramsey County District Court where the plaintiffs are targeting laws which they…

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Meghan McCain Blasts Presidential Candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar for Dishing on Sen. John McCain ‘Reciting the Names of Dictators’ at Trump Inaugural 

  Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar revealed an unusual detail about what deceased Arizona Senator John McCain said during President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration. Klobuchar told an Iowa crowd Saturday that McCain kept saying dictator names to her during Trump’s 2017 inauguration speech, according to CNN. This conversation happened while…

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Amy Klobuchar Refuses to Take a Position on Late-Term Abortion

  Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar refused to take a position on late-term abortions during her appearance on The View. During Friday’s television appearance, View host Meghan McCain asked Klobuchar about her position on the topic. Late-term abortions have been a controversial issue recently after the comments Virginia Gov. Ralph…

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President Trump Calls Mueller Report ‘The Greatest Political Hoax in American History’ at Rally

  In his first rally since the Mueller Report release, President Donald Trump calls the Russia probe “the greatest political hoax in American history.” “This witch hunt was never really just about me. It was always about stopping you –  the millions and millions of freedom-loving citizens who rose up…

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President Donald Trump Wows Conservatives at 2019 CPAC

President Donald Trump delivered a raucous, rally-style speech during his appearance at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday where he let capacity crowd know how he felt about everything from the Robert Mueller Investigation and Hillary Clinton’s emails to the booming US economy and North Korea. During one…

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McConnell: President Donald Trump Will Sign Funding Bill, Announce National Emergency for Border Wall

President Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency Thursday evening to deal with the southern border crisis, a move that will come as he signs the bi-partisans border security legislation passed by the Senate earlier in the day and expected to be passed later in the day by…

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