KARE-TV reached out to experts to find out that they by law are required to run political ads that may be objectionable to viewers, including a new spot by Gary Boisclair, a Tea Party supporter running in the 5th District DFL primary against incumbent Democrat Keith Ellison. Boisclair purchased air time on several local stations to claim Ellison is a Muslim extremist, and show images of dead babies purported to be aborted fetuses.
Minnesota's Crisp & Green to add 30 locations in Florida
The fast-casual chain is owned by Minnesota-based Steele Brands and has seen year-to-year growth since being founded in 2016.
Appeal to find arsonist who caused $2.5M damage to Rochester church
The investigation relates to a Peace United Church of Christ, which was extensively damaged by a fire last month.
Boys volleyball falls 1 vote shy of becoming sanctioned MSHSL activity
It fell two votes shy a year ago, and just one vote this year.
Motorcyclist killed after teen driver pulls out in front of him
A 39-year-old man was killed in the crash.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live is coming to the State Theater
VIP tickets include a photo with Daniel Tiger.
'Huge bear' caught on camera in St. Louis Park yard
The black bear range in Minnesota has slowly been expanding south and west.
The Twin Cities is getting another Texas Roadhouse
Split Rock Lighthouse closed for 2 days after lightning strike
Lightning struck a tree in the parking lot.
More rounds of severe storms in Minnesota Wednesday, Thursday
Very large hail, tornadoes and damaging winds will be possible both days.
Giant Trails to make giant memories for the whole family
Giants Ridge is located 3-hours away from the Twin Cities, 1-hour away from Duluth
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."
Republicans endorse Chris Fields to run against Rep. Keith Ellison
Fields humbly accepted the GOP endorsement and will now look to challenge incumbent Rep. Ellison for his congressional seat. Ellison has represented Minnesota's Fifth District since 2007.
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.
Duluth TV station drops DFL's anti-Cravaack ad
A Duluth television station is dropping a DFL ad that claims Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack no longer lives in Minnesota. WDIO-TV sales director Debra Messer says the decision came after Cravaack's campaign called the ad "misleading" and "defamatory."
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.
In Senate testimony Ellison calls racial profiling wasteful, discriminatory
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison told a Senate panel looking into racial profiling that the practice is not only discriminatory, it also wastes law enforcement resources. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, cited the New York Police Department's monitoring of Muslim university students as an example. The hearing was inspired by the Trayvon Martin case.
Bills' first TV ad hits Klobuchar over Petters
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills hit the television airwaves with an ad criticizing incumbent Democrat Amy Klobuchar for failing to prosecute a fraud case against businessman Tom Petters while she was Hennepin County Attorney. Klobuchar and county officials have said they lacked the evidence to prosecute him in the 1990's. Petters was eventually convicted of running a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme.
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