A news director for Duluth's Fox 21 posted a comment on Facebook about a “drunk, homeless, Native American” who wandered into his yard and it caused a stir on social media websites. Two city of Duluth commissions requested an on-air apology.
Gallery: Rare opportunity to own a home on historic Milwaukee Avenue
All the houses on the avenue front onto a pedestrian mall in south Minneapolis.
Banned items at the MN GOP State Convention attract attention
No plague of locusts, we're afraid.
Minnesota part of the top 2 hurricane force wind events since 2004
Photo above shows the ominous view in Marshall, Minnesota as a dangerous line of storms approached Thursday afternoon.
DFL efforts to pass abortion, reproductive health bills blocked in Senate
The push to pass a slate of abortion and healthcare-related bills comes after a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft indicated Roe v Wade will be overturned.
Thursday performances of Runestone! canceled due to COVID cases
This weekend's performances are still going ahead, History Theatre says.
Storms cause grain bin to fall, killing one in Kandiyohi County
The National Weather Service confirmed the death on Thursday evening.
Ferocious winds, possible tornadoes leave destruction in MN
Numerous reports of tornadoes and nearly 100 mph straight-line winds.
Canoe carrying 4 overturns near St. John's University
Of the four, only one was wearing a lifejacket when the boat capsized Wednesday.
MN's craft alcohol makers back new push to loosen state's liquor laws
The pushback includes loosening restrictions on growler sales for bigger craft breweries and a more direct line of spirit sales to customers.
Duluth TV news director apologizes for controversial Facebook comment
Duluth television news director Jason Vincent has apologized for his controversial Facebook post about a Native American man last week. KQDS Fox 21 TV added in the statement Saturday that they "do not condone this behavior." Vincent caused an uproar when he posted, "Add drunk, homeless, Native American man to the list of animals that have wandered into my yard."
Duluth TV news director resigns over Facebook flap
The news director for Duluth television station Fox 21 resigned from the position Monday after some said he had made a racist Facebook post last week. Fox 21 general manager Jackie Bruenjes issued a statement Monday night saying she accepted Jason Vincent’s resignation.
Former Duluth news director speaks out after Facebook post, lands new job
Former KQDS Fox 21 News Director Jason Vincent verbally apologized on Friday for a controversial post on his personal Facebook page earlier this month during his first public interview on WGZS-FM, the Fond du Lac Band’s radio station. Vincent's resignation with the Duluth television station took effect on Friday, but he tells the Duluth News Tribune he was not fired. “I’m moving to (Cedar Rapids) Iowa, KGAN-TV. I’ll be a morning anchor down there," he said.
Facebook comments lead researcher to believe Hope the bear was targeted
Biologist Lynn Rogers says the hunter posted messages on his Facebook page about how to make 'Hope' jerky and ways to cook bear meat in a crockpot.
Wisconsin teen allegedly attacked over Facebook posts
The Pioneer Press reports a pregnant 17-year-old girl was attacked after allegedly making comments about Facebook entries. A 21-year-old woman and 26-year-old woman, both from Arcadia, are being charged with misdemeanors. A teen is also charged for carrying a concealed weapon.
Firing of state agency director raises questions
The Pioneer Press says Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers told the director of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources she was being let go so the commission could go in a different direction. DFLers are shocked and say the commission itself had no complaints and should have sole authority to make firing decisions. The commission helps direct lottery proceeds to environmental and natural resources projects.
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