The Minneapolis City Council passed a law Friday making it the first Midwestern city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, increasing the salaries of 71,000 workers by 2024. With the historic vote, Minneapolis joins a growing wave of progressive U.S. cities like San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., where the Fight for $15 movement and other grassroots organizations have scored major labor victories.
There was madness, indeed, on the street in the suburbs of Minneapolis Wednesday, but you can be sure it is not confined to the state of Minnesota, that evening or this.
Political leaders responded to last night’s shootings on TV and social media with an outpouring of compassion and support.
Ideological rehabilitation could be a better antidote to extremist propaganda than incarceration, as U.S. prisons have often served as places that nurture terrorism. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is said to have been a studious, quiet young man until the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 and he landed in jail at Camp Bucca a couples years after.
Every so often, Ted Cruz or one of his surrogates reminds us that he is hardly a better option for the Republican nomination than Trump. That inconvenient truth was reiterated Tuesday, when Cruz national security advisor Clare Lopez appeared on a Wisconsin radio show claiming that Muslims were setting up “no-go zones” (i.e. neighborhoods with high percentages of Muslims) in Minneapolis.
Demonstrators angered by the police killing of an unarmed black man were swiftly broken up by police, mall security on one of the busiest days of the year.
Protesters angered by the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis plan to demonstrate on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
But if you ever see what looks like a middle-aged mechanic strolling around Minneapolis in a weird jumpsuit, say hello. He can’t fix your car, but he’s got some good stories to tell.
By Kelly Smith, Minneapolis Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — On a quiet Saturday evening in 1989, a police officer was called to a Maple Grove house on a routine report of a teen runaway. He interviewed the parents. And the report was filed, drawing little police, public, or media attention. Now, 25 years later, dozens of […]