A racial slur has marred an anti-racism billboard by the controversial Un-Fair Campaign in Duluth. The billboard, which reads, "Racism: Ignore it and it won’t go away," was defaced with a painting of the Confederate flag -- along with what is considered a variation of the N-word, says Claudie Washington, president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels
Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.
Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis
The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.
Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September
The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.
Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash
The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.
Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea
The three victims are related, according to police.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.
Hastings man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in vehicle
Matthew Quade's BAC was almost five times over the legal limit when police pulled him over last week.
Arrest made after person shot at Hopkins apartment building
Police say this was an isolated incident and that the victim and suspect knew each other.
BA.2.12.1 omicron subvariant quickly becoming dominant in MN
Experts say the subvariant is more transmissible but there is not evidence to suggest it causes more severe disease.
Teen paddle boarders rescued after 'abrupt wind change' on Lake Superior
The rescue happened off Park Point Beach Saturday.
'White Pride' website publicizes rally in Duluth to protest 'Un-Fair' campaign
Members of Stormfront.org say there will be a rally in Duluth on the morning of March 3rd to protest a controversial advertising campaign meant to draw attention to racial inequalities.
UMD yanks support of Un-Fair anti-racism campaign
Claiming the cause is "divisive," the University of Minnesota Duluth said Saturday that it will no longer support the city's controversial Unfair Campaign because of a recent public service announcement's focus on white privilege. In the PSA, whites say society is set up for them and they don't have to endure things like being followed in stores or pulled over unjustly.
Duluth schools removes 2 American classics from required reading due to racial slurs
The Duluth chapter of the NAACP called it a move that was long overdue.
Duluth NAACP calls Obama effigy terroristic threat
The Duluth chapter of the NAACP says an effigy of President Barack Obama hung from an electronic billboard should be prosecuted as a "terroristic threat," the News Tribune reports. Police cut down the effigy after residents reported it on Election Day. The scarecrow had a mask of Obama and a noose around its neck.
Duluth police remove President Obama effigy hung from billboard
Someone hung an effigy of President Barack Obama with what appeared to be a noose from an electronic billboard in Duluth on Election Day, the News Tribune reports. Police are holding the scarecrow, which had a mask of Obama, as possible evidence.
Anti-cheese group backs off of 'cheesehead' billboard
The threat of a lawsuit prompted a physician's group to scrap plans for an anti-cheese billboard featuring a popular Wisconsin icon. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine planned to erect a billboard near Green Bay depicting the Grim Reaper with a foam cheesehead hat. The company that makes the cheese hats threatened to sue, so the billboard group decided to remove the icon from the billboard.
UMD pulls out of Duluth's public service campaign on race
The Un-Fair Campaign aims to promote a dialogue on race in Duluth by focusing on privileges afforded to white residents. The University of Minnesota-Duluth is among 18 partners that put together the campaign. But the university is pulling out, saying the campaign is divisive and has alienated people.
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