Ed Hansen told the Pioneer Press the flag hanging from his deck represents individual rights and free speech. He says he isn't concerned the flag is considered a controversial symbol because he isn't racist. The Mayor isn't aware of any complaints, but has asked Hansen to take it down.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
'Just took this': MN mayor tweeting others' pics says it's for 'entertainment'
The mayor told Bring Me The News his goal on Twitter is to spread joy.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 19
More than 44,000 new cases reported from the holiday weekend.
West St. Paul city leader takes down confederate flag
City Councilman Ed Hansen, who owns Rocco's Pizza in Little Canada, said he flew the flag as a rebel, not a racist. But he has since taken it down after a "long discussion" with the pizza chain's president, who followed up with a letter of apology to City Pages.
Confederate flag-flying councilman in new disputes
West St. Paul City Council member Ed Hansen was pressured earlier this year to remove Confederate flags at his home. Now he's the target of two new separate complaints.
City of St. Paul impounds 20-foot cow
The Pioneer Press reports city police found an enormous fiberglass cow bolted to a trailer and abandoned in the street, so they hauled it into the impound lot. The owner, whoever that may be, has a right to reclaim it, but the trailer isn't registered. If no one claims the cow, the city will auction it.
West St. Paul lifts drinking water ban
The advisory warning residents of West St. Paul against drinking tap water from the city system was lifted Wednesday after tests revealed no harmful bacteria in the system. The advisory was issued Tuesday after a power outage caused by early-morning storms dropped pressure to a level low enough to allow the intrusion of bacteria.
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