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The Riots: Officials should stop spreading disinformation

The protests on Sunday were mostly peaceful, doing good service to the memory of George Floyd. But they might not have been. There was a very real danger that the incident on the I-35W bridge could have ignited another night of violence in the Twin Cities. Making baseless claims about the driver made that vastly more likely. For that, Rep. Winkler should resign. ...

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Governor Noem’s Swift Activation of National Guard Preempts Sioux Falls Riot

Sioux Falls may be South Dakota's largest city, but it's no Minneapolis in terms of population or the number of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd. And South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem moved swiftly last night to make sure Sioux Falls did not come to resemble a smaller Minneapolis in looting and rioting either, after a faction of what had been a peaceful crowd of 2,000 protesters turned violent. The trouble started when some protesters targeted the Empire Mall around dusk, throwing rocks, attempting to pull someone from a car and attacking police. Sioux Falls Police Lt. Jon Thum on scene...

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Roseau Becomes First MN County Designated as Second Amendment Sanctuary

There was a standing room only crowd of supporters packed into the Roseau County Courthouse last week when the county board voted unanimously to become the first county or city in Minnesota to be designated a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The designation takes aim at proposed legislation in the works in St. Paul that many Roseau area residents and elected officials view as a potential threat to their constitutional right to bear arms, according to the Forum News Service. The motion goes on to resolve that “public funds of the county not be used to restrict the Second Amendment rights of the citizens...

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Sherburne County Could Become First MN Second Amendment Sanctuary

[caption id="attachment_17870" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Second Amendment Sanctuaries as of 1/19/20[/caption] In recent weeks more than 400 counties and cities in some 20 states have passed resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. The movement stems from the trend toward proposal and passage of tighter restrictions on gun ownership at the state level. No Minnesota city or county has yet taken that step, but that may be about to change. Rep. Shane Mekeland, R-Clear Lake has asked Sherburne County to consider becoming a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary, the first in the state. Mekeland sent a letter also signed by five GOP colleagues who represent portions...

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