DFL Lawmakers Announce ‘Religious Freedom Day’ Resolution Condemning ‘Islamophobia,’ Promoting ‘Religious Pluralism’

Two DFL lawmakers plan to introduce a “Religious Freedom Day” resolution that condemns “Islamophobia” and celebrates “religious pluralism.”

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Minnesota State Senator ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by DFL Leader’s Threat to Cut Funding from County Over Refugees

A Minnesota senator said he is “deeply disturbed” by House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler’s (DFL-Golden Valley) threat to cut state aid from Beltrami County after it voted to opt out of refugee resettlement.

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Omar Says She Feels ‘Stricken with PTSD’ Over Iran Tensions, Then Laughs and Jokes While Colleague Discusses Dead Soldiers

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) said she feels “ill” and “stricken with PTSD” in response to the conflict with Iran before she laughed and joked with her peers while a colleague discussed U.S. casualties in Iraq just moments later.

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DFL House Leader Threatens Minnesota County for Voting Against Refugee Resettlement

A high-ranking Minnesota lawmaker is threatening to withhold state aid from Beltrami County after it became the first county in the state to opt out of refugee resettlement.

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Minnesota Senate GOP Announces Plan for ‘Clean Energy First’ Legislation

  Minnesota Senate Republicans said they plan to introduce a “Clean Energy First” bill during the upcoming legislative session that will “prioritize clean energy” and “modernize Minnesota’s energy resources.” According to the Associated Press, several different versions of the “Clean Energy First” legislation were introduced during the last session, but…

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Minnesota Teachers Union Plans to ‘Defeat Trumpism,’ Get Out ‘100 Percent’ of Teacher Vote in 2020

Minnesota’s largest teachers union has named “defeating Trumpism” and getting out 100 percent of the educator vote as some of its goals for the 2020 election cycle.

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DFL Lawmaker Cleared of Wrongdoing in Accepting University of Minnesota Position

A report released Monday “completely exonerates” Minnesota Rep. Jamie Long (DFL-Minneapolis) from allegations of illicit lobbying activity, according to House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park).

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DFL Accuses Senate Republicans of Holding ‘Fake Hearing on Gun Safety’

A recent Minnesota Senate hearing reignited the debate surrounding the state’s firearm laws and prompted DFL lawmakers to renew their calls for red flag legislation and universal background checks.

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Republicans Slam Minnesota Sentencing Commission for Plan to Cap Probation for ‘Heinous Crimes’

Republican lawmakers say an expected cap on probation in Minnesota would result in lenient sentences for a number of “heinous crimes like domestic assault, sex trafficking, and gang-related crimes.”

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DFL Chair Says Trump Left the House ‘With No Possible Alternative’

Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin applauded the U.S. House for voting to impeach President Donald Trump, but claimed that it brings him “no joy.”

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Justice Democrats Candidate for Minnesota House Wants to Pass ‘Sanctuary State’ Law, Says Cars Aren’t a ‘Long Term Transportation Plan’

A graduate of the Justice Democrats’ “Movement School” recently launched a campaign for Minnesota House District 60A, which was left vacant after the passing of Rep. Diane Loeffler (DFL-Minneapolis).

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Child Protection League Denied Booth Space at Minnesota School Boards Conference

A Minnesota nonprofit seeking to protect children from “exploitation, indoctrination, and violence” was denied booth space at the Minnesota School Boards Association’s (MSBA) annual “Leadership Conference.”

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House GOP Leader Criticized for Joining Lobbying Firm While Still a Legislator

House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Crown) caused an uproar Friday when it was announced that he would be working for a lobbying firm as its director of public affairs while still serving in the Minnesota Legislature.

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House DFL Wants to Raise Taxes on Tobacco Products, Ban All Flavored Products, Prohibit Online Sales and Raise Purchasing Age to 21

The Minnesota House DFL Caucus accused JUUL and other e-cigarette companies of targeting kids and communities of color at a Monday press conference where a number of new policy initiatives were announced, including a proposal to raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21.

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Walz Administration Framing Gas Tax Increase as ‘Debt Service Fee’

Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Margaret Anderson-Kelliher is pushing a combined gas-tax increase along with what she’s calling a “debt-service fee” that would raise fuel prices by up to 15 cents per gallon, according to interviews with local news outlets.

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DFL Cheers on Franken at Private Fundraiser After Ninth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Disgraced former Sen. Al Franken was invited to speak at a DFL fundraiser in Hibbing Saturday less than two weeks after he was accused of sexual harassment by a ninth woman. DFL Chairman Ken Martin was in attendance and praised Franken when addressing the crowd of supporters.

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Minnesota Democrats React to Trump Rally: ‘Off the Rails,’ ‘Demeaning,’ ‘Gross’

President Donald Trump has left the building, but Minnesotans are still reacting to and recovering from Thursday night’s riotous events in downtown Minneapolis.

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Iconic First Avenue Plans to Donate Profits to Planned Parenthood on Day of Trump Rally

First Avenue, an iconic music venue in downtown Minneapolis, says it’s “not a political organization,” but plans to donate all profits from its Thursday events to Planned Parenthood in a rebuke of President Donald Trump.

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Minnesota DFL Says It ‘Can’t Keep Up’ with Trump Campaign in New Fundraiser

Minnesota’s DFL Party launched a new “money blizzard” fundraising campaign this week and admitted in an announcement that it “just can’t keep up” with President Donald Trump’s campaign efforts in the state.

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Lawmakers Renew Calls for Privatizing Minnesota’s Twin Cities Public Television After Station Destroyed Embarrassing Footage of First Lady Walz

Minnesota Republicans are renewing their calls to privatize public television stations after new reports revealed that Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) deleted embarrassing footage of First Lady Gwen Walz at the request of the governor’s office.

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DFL Rep Resigns from University of Minnesota Position Allegedly Created to Influence His Fellow Lawmakers

A DFL state representative has resigned from a research position at the University of Minnesota after it was discovered that the position was created explicitly for him and with his input.

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Group Plans Rally at State Capitol Against ‘Dangerous’ Comprehensive Sex Ed Requirements

The Child Protection League is hosting a rally on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol on September 22 to “send a message to legislators to protect our children from a Minnesota school mandate that schools must teach Comprehensive Sex Ed curricula.”

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Minnesota’s Department of Human Services Has Lost $300 Million in Three Years, State Senator Says

State Sen. Michelle Benson (R-Ham Lake), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, recently revealed that the Minnesota Department of Human Services has lost more than $300 million in the last three years, either “by error or fraud.”

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Republicans Accuse Melissa Hortman of Anti-Police Bias for Removing State Rep from Committee Assignments

Republicans are criticizing Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) for her decision to remove Rep. Matt Grossell (R-Clearbrook) from his committee assignments following his drunken arrest in May.

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Minnesota House GOP Calls on Democrats to Hold Hearings on DHS During Upcoming ‘Mini-Session’

Minnesota House Republicans are calling on their Democratic colleagues to hold hearings on the ongoing turmoil at the Department of Human Services during an upcoming legislative “mini-session.”

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DFL Immediately Begins Smearing New Dean Phillips GOP Challenger

Republican Kendall Qualls, a former U.S. Army Captain and businessman from Medina, filed his paperwork to run against Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) on Tuesday. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, of which Phillips is a member, immediately began smearing Qualls, claiming he couldn’t “say why he’s running for Congress.”

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Karin Housley Challenger Touts Award from High School in Announcing Bid

  Sean Ryan, a Lake Elmo resident and former journalist, announced this week that he will seek the DFL endorsement in the race against Sen. Karin Housley for the Senate District 39 seat. In announcing his candidacy, Ryan touted the fact that when he was in high school—more than 20…

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DFL Chairman Refers to Immigrant Detention Centers as ‘Concentration Camps’

  Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, recently referred to immigrant detention centers as “concentration camps.” “Shut these concentration camps now! It’s a disgrace and an abhorrent departure from America’s values. That international relief agencies are needed to intervene at our own border from a crisis caused…

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Another Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Official Reprimanded for Anti-Military Comments

  A DFL official has resigned after writing a “reprehensible tweet” directed at Rep. Tom Emmer’s (R-MN-06) son, who recently completed basic training to become a U.S. Marine. “Can’t wait to hear about all the Iranian civilians he murdered after you and the GOP finish the garbage kabuki theatre false…

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Tim Walz Says He Was ‘Totally Appalled’ by DFL Staffer’s ‘Murder Boat’ Comment

  Gov. Tim Walz, who served in the military, told reporters Tuesday that he was “totally appalled” by a DFL staffer’s recent tweet calling the new USS Minneapolis-St. Paul a “murder boat.” As The Minnesota Sun reported Monday, DFL Deputy Communications Director William Davis wrote on Twitter that he thought…

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Same DFL Staffer Who Called for Murder of Republicans Faces Backlash for Labeling New Navy Ship ‘Murder Boat’

  A DFL staffer who once called for sending Republicans “to the guillotines” faced backlash over the weekend for calling the new USS Minneapolis-St. Paul a “murder boat.” William Davis, a research director and deputy communications director for the DFL, made the comments in response to the christening of the…

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Minnesota Gov. Walz Says Republicans and Business Leaders Will Beg Him for a Gas Tax Next Year

  Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he expects businesses and Republican legislators to suggest a gas tax to him next year. The governor, a member of the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, made the remarks Friday during an interview with Mary Lahammer on Twin Cities Public TV. The Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus…

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No Gas Tax Increase for Minnesota

  An omnibus transportation budget bill is on its way to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk without any gas tax increase. After clearing the DFL-controlled House Friday evening, the bill passed out of the Senate later Friday night in a 54-13 vote. It’s official…no gas tax increase in Minnesota. Senate just…

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