Hopkins Patch says Gary Boisclair will run against three-term Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) and challenge the congressman's religious tolerance with graphic television ads
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
BCA: Police shoot suicidal man 'armed with sword' in North Branch
The man is expected to survive.
State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps
The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.
FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France
An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.
Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado
Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.
Man killed, woman seriously injured in Hastings boating collision
The incident remains under investigation.
Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M
A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.
Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football
Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.
Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida
Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.
Ellison challenger to run graphic abortion ads on Twin Cities TV stations
Gary Boisclair, a challenger to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, has purchased airtime on KARE-TV and other Twin Cities television stations this week to air three extremely graphic anti-abortion ads. In one of the ads, the self-proclaimed Democrat says in a voiceover, "Who would do this? Who would kill an unborn baby? Congressman Keith Ellison for one."
Ellison slams use of anti-Muslim video in training of New York police
Congressman Keith Ellison is slamming the New York City police department's use of a training film that smears Muslims. He says counter-terrorism training needs more oversight.
GOP challenger claims Rep. Ellison is 'militantly anti-America'
Congressman Keith Ellison’s Republican opponent calls the 5th District Representative ‘militantly anti-American. Minnesota Public Report reports Chris Fields claims Ellison "attacked the Pledge of Allegiance, voted countless times to throw our troops serving in harm's way to the wolves and teamed up with Barney Frank to destroy the banking industry." Ellison's campaign calls Fields’ email ‘divisive’ and ‘toxic’.
Ellison challenger makes race an issue
Republican candidate Chris Fields wants to make this fall's election a referendum on race, the Star Tribune reports. Both he and 5th District Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., are black. Fields says Ellison has failed his black constituents, which Ellison strongly denies. "I'm fighting for the whole district," the third-term incumbent says.
Colbert grills Ellison on Muslim Brotherhood, Mary Tyler Moore
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., sat down for a chat with comedian Stephen Colbert on "The Colbert Report" and they chatted over allegations made by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that he is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. They also role-played what might happen if Mitt Romney called and asked Ellison to be his running mate.
Ellison condemns Lowe's for withdrawing advertising from Muslim-American show
The home improvement retailer pulled its ads from "All-American Muslim" after complaints from the Florida Family Association. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says Lowe's has chosen to uphold the beliefs of a hate group rather than the First Amendment.
Groups call seminar on Somalia anti-Muslim
Muslim and Somali organizations are slamming an upcoming seminar on Somalia organized by former Ramsey County sheriff Bob Fletcher. They say "Understanding the People of Somalia" will spread "inaccurate and biased information" and lead to more racial and religious profiling. The groups say featured speakers at the event "unrepresentative of their community and unqualified to speak."
Ellison calls for gun controls in wake of Colorado theater shooting
Congressman Keith Ellison says the deaths of 12 people in a Colorado movie theater underscore the need for more controls on access to guns in America. Ellison wants restrictions on assault weapons and limits on purchases of ammunition, body armor, and gun clips. One legislative opponent of gun controls says more armed citizens in the theater could have helped save lives.
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