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Minnesota | May 10, 2021

Thousands of Minnesotans Petition to Reinstall Columbus Statue

Minnesota | May 10, 2021

Almost 5,000 concerned Minnesotans signed a petition asking the governor to reinstall the statue of Christopher Columbus that was torn down by protesters last June. The statue was on display at the Capitol building for almost 100 years before being destroyed by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) last summer.

The Center of the American Experiment recently delivered a petition to state leaders signed by thousands of Minnesotans who are demanding the statue be reinstalled on Capitol grounds.

“There should be a process for deciding the monuments, statues and artwork displayed at the Capitol and until that process is in place, the Columbus statue should be immediately returned to its pedestal,” the petition reads.

4,755 signatures were delivered to Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and the Minnesota Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board. Ingebrigtsen previously introduced legislation to restore the Columbus statue.

“Rioters do not dictate the policies of our state, nor do their opinions and beliefs represent the views of every Minnesotan,” Ingebrigtsen said.

John Hinderaker, president of the Center of the American Experiment, said that Gov. Tim Walz’s failure to reinstall a statue toppled by rioters “sends the message that destruction of property is allowed as long as it fits a particular narrative.”

Petitioners are determined to show that “lawless mobs” shouldn’t be allowed to dictate which monuments are acceptable.

“Every day that goes by without returning the statue affirms the idea that lawless mobs can decide which monuments can stay and which can be torn down. This is not how a lawful society operates,” the petition states.

Activists with AIM caused an estimated $154,000 in damage to the statue, which was made from bronze and granite…

(Excerpts from the Virginia Star)

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Minnesota | May 6, 2021

GOP-led Minnesota Senate approves voter ID bill, though it’s unlikely to become law

Minnesota | May 6, 2021

The Republican-led Minnesota Senate has narrowly approved a voter identification, but is expected to fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

The bill passed 34-32 Monday, according to Kare 11, a local NBC-TV news station.

The bill’s goal would require all Minnesota voters to present photo identification such as driver’s licenses at the polls before casting a ballot. It also calls for  replacing the state’s same-day, voter-registration process with a provisional ballot system, which would set aside ballots from same-day registered voters or those without identification until their residence or identity can be verified, the TV station also reports. ..

(Excerpts from Just the News)

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Minnesota | April 20, 2021

Verdict Reached in Chauvin trial

Minnesota | April 20, 2021

The jury has reached a verdict on the murder and manslaughter charges against former Officer Derek Chauvin for the May 2020 killing of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man whose neck Chauvin pinned down with his knee on the pavement of a south Minneapolis intersection for more than nine minutes.

It was an act of police violence so searing that it set off a nationwide racial reckoning nearly one year ago…

(Excerpts from Politico)

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Minnesota | April 20, 2021

Minneapolis Braces Potential Unrest

Minnesota | April 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS— Julia Hinton walked along downtown’s Nicollet Mall on Monday morning, watching as a man installed plywood over the doors and windows of 801 Chophouse on 8th Street and Nicollet Avenue. Armed troops and military vehicles stood posted near the Saks Off Fifth store a few blocks down on 6th, and several more lined the way to the already-boarded-up Target on 9th.

“It’s like we’re getting ready for war or something,” she said of the city’s preparations for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of Black man George Floyd last May. The jury began deliberating following closing arguments on Monday.

“It’s just so much,” said Ms. Hinton, 53.

Without knowing how quickly a verdict could arrive—and whether that decision will reignite the looting and arson that damaged swaths of the city last summer—Minneapolis has spent the past several days tightening security, including bolstering temporary barricades around government buildings….

(Excerpts from The Wall Street Journal)

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Minnesota | April 20, 2021

Judge said Maxine Waters’ Remarks Could Lead To ‘Whole Trial Being Overturned’

Minnesota | April 20, 2021

Judge Peter Cahill, who is presiding over the case involving the death of George Floyd, said on Monday that remarks made by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over the weekend could lead to the “whole trial being overturned” on appeal.

“And it is so pervasive that it is I just don’t know how this jury it can really be said to be that they are free from the taint of this,” the lawyer representing Derek Chauvin said. “And now that we have U.S. representatives, threatening acts of violence in relation to the specific case, it’s mind boggling to me, judge.”..

(Excerpts from The Daily Wire)

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Minnesota | April 16, 2021

Mike Lindell Social Media Site Set to Start Monday

Minnesota | April 16, 2021

MyPillow’s Mike Lindell announced on April 15 that his new social media platform called “Frank,” with the mission of providing a place for free speech as laid out in the U.S. Constitution, will launch on April 19.

In a video statement, Lindell said he’s taken steps to make sure the site is most secure, with his own servers, and will not be subject to censorship on the whims of big tech companies such as Amazon and Google.

“And we are going to get our voice of free speech out there,” Lindell said. “On Monday morning at 9 a.m., we’re going to have the biggest launch. … I call it a Frank-a-thon.”

“I’m going to be on there live all day long. … It’s like a YouTube Twitter combination; you’ve never seen anything like it,” Lindell said of his new project…

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times)

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