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Minnesota GOP Volunteer Dismissed After 'Negro Problem' Tweet

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The chairman of Minnesota’s Republican party says a local party’s volunteer social media manager is being dismissed for referring to a “Negro problem” on Twitter. 126 more words


Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota’s two largest teachers’ unions, has died. She was 79.

A statement from Education Minnesota says Peterson died at a Minneapolis hospital Saturday after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. 105 more words


The Latest: Oregon pot shops see brisk sales on first day

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The latest on the start of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Marijuana shops are reporting brisk business on the first day of legal recreational sales in Oregon. 329 more words

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HMS Pinafore Sing-along

About a week ago, I did something funny. I went to a Sing-along concert of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.

It convinced me that an awful lot of people have been in the show at some point in their lives, because many audience members brought dog-eared copies of the libretto — and all of them wore goofy grins on their faces for an hour and a half. 338 more words

Republicans Slammed For $10,000 Capitol Door

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The massive 3-year, $300-million restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol is about halfway complete.

But Republicans are on the defensive after published reports said they quietly pushed for $2 million in extra upgrades for furniture, upholstery and other items, including a $10,000 door. 281 more words


MN GOP Rolls Out Surplus Refund Ad Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hundreds of people showed up Tuesday at a State Capitol rally for increased human services funding.

It is one of many state programs neglected or cut during the recession. 196 more words


Ken Martin Re-Elected Chairman Of Minnesota DFL Party

MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) — Ken Martin has been re-elected to a third two-year term as chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

The vote was unanimous at the party central committee meeting in Monticello on Saturday. 99 more words