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A Minnesota organization is archiving
plywood art created after the murder of
George Floyd
Posted by voxpopuli 9/24/2023 9:02:24 AM Post Reply
Work continues to preserve pieces of art made after 2020 unrest Call it a labor of love, in a northeast Minneapolis warehouse. “I feel very attached, like connected to these pieces personally,” says Amira McLendon, a University of Minnesota art student. “I didn’t make any of them. But knowing they were from my community is important to me.” McLendon is an intern with the group ‘Memorialize the Movement.’ This weekend, the organization, founded by Leesa Kelly, is busily archiving and organizing about 1,000 pieces of plywood art..
Charges: Eden Prairie man said he killed
7-year-old brother ‘for the greater good’
Posted by voxpopuli 9/15/2023 7:51:46 PM Post Reply
An Eden Prairie man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of his 7-year-old brother. 28-year-old Dalal Bayle Idd faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.
Minneapolis losing police officers faster
than they can hire, chief calls it ‘unsustainable’
Posted by voxpopuli 8/10/2023 11:44:33 AM Post Reply
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS looked at city payroll records and found between 2020 and 2022, the Minneapolis Police Department had 273 officers leave their jobs. During that same three-year time period, the city hired 117 new officers, which equates to a net loss of 156 officers and an average net loss of 52 officers over the last three years. If that trend were to continue, MPD would have fewer than 400 sworn officers. As recent as 2019, MPD had about 900 sworn officers on its payroll.
Officers told to ‘put their guns in
car’ in order to have lunch at Texas Roadhouse
Posted by voxpopuli 7/31/2023 5:18:43 PM Post Reply
Two on-duty Oakdale plainclothes police officers were told to “put their guns in the car” before they would be allowed to have lunch at Texas Roadhouse in Woodbury on Friday, according to an officer in the department who spoke to Alpha News about the incident involving his colleagues. He said the officers were first told by the hostess they were “not allowed to have weapons in the restaurant.” (snip) ”A spokesperson with Texas Roadhouse told Alpha News the 17-year-old hostess had just completed “active aggressor training” and that she “didn’t see a badge.” “She was freaked out seeing a gun,” Travis Doster said.
Gunman toting heavy ammo and explosives
cased scene before fatal ‘ambush’
shooting on Fargo police
Posted by voxpopuli 7/19/2023 7:05:19 PM Post Reply
A man armed with 1,800 rounds of ammunition, a grenade and other explosives in his car ambushed officers who were investigating a crash, killing one and wounding two before a fourth stopped him, thwarting what authorities described as plans for further mayhem, officials said Wednesday. Mohamad Barakat, 37, shot Officers Jake Wallin, Andrew Dotas and Tyler Hawes from inside his car on Friday before they could even draw their guns.. (snip) Investigators found 1,800 rounds of ammunition, three long guns, four handguns, numerous ammo magazines, explosives, canisters with gasoline and a homemade hand grenade in Barakat’s car..
Fargo Police identify officers and suspect
involved in Friday shooting
Posted by voxpopuli 7/15/2023 5:48:12 PM Post Reply
Fargo Police say Officer Jake Wallin was killed in the line of duty on Friday, July 14. The 23-year-old was sworn in to the Fargo Police Department less than 3 months ago. He is a military veteran who served in Afghanistan. When sworn in, Chief Dave Zibolski says Wallin wanted nothing more than to serve in a position with purpose and meaning, and to truly make a difference in this community. (snip) Zibolski says Fargo Police officers were investigating routine traffic accident on 25th Street and 9th Avenue South when the suspect, 37-year-old Mohamed Barakat, started firing at officers.
Outgoing MN Budget Commissioner reflects
on ‘amazing’ 3 years
Posted by voxpopuli 7/15/2023 7:43:11 AM Post Reply
Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter might need a chiropractor to help him with the budget whiplash he’s witnessed during two stints in the job. First under DFL Governor Mark Dayton when he had to help solve a $6.2 billion budget deficit and then under DFL Governor Tim Walz when he helped craft a plan to spend or give back nearly $18 billion.
Ellison vents about 2022 election during
Detroit book signing event
Posted by voxpopuli 7/12/2023 10:22:47 AM Post Reply
Keith Ellison has called Minnesota his home for more than 30 years. But the former U.S. congressman, one-time Minnesota legislator and recently re-elected attorney general has his roots in Detroit, Michigan. So it made sense that Ellison, 59, returned to the town he was born and raised last weekend to hold his first public event to promote the release of his new book, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence. (SNIP) ..included.. current Minnesota legislators Hodan Hassan and Mohamud Noor, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit
2 charged with shooting fireworks at Minneapolis
police squads
Posted by voxpopuli 7/6/2023 11:50:53 PM Post Reply
Prosecutors have formally charged two people who are accused of shooting fireworks at Minneapolis police squads with officers inside the night of July Fourth. The charges were filed in connection with two separate incidents, one involving a 17-year-old at Boom Island Park and another involving an 18-year-old near Bde Maka Ska. (snip) The officer followed the man, identified as Zamir Abdulkadir Yassin, who was still holding the launching tube while he ran away, the complaint states.
Videos show second year of Fourth of July chaos replies
Posted by voxpopuli 7/5/2023 9:11:30 PM Post Reply
Large groups of juveniles roamed the streets of Minneapolis Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, launching fireworks and causing uncontrollable chaos on the streets. Up to 500 individuals were roaming around at one point as police ordered them to disperse and go home, according to Crime Watch Minneapolis.
Fireworks recklessly shot off by revelers
in Minneapolis on July 4th
Posted by voxpopuli 7/5/2023 7:09:08 PM Post Reply
It was another chaotic year for the Fourth of July in Minneapolis this year, with videos posted to social meeting showing people recklessly shooting off fireworks. The Stone Arch Bridge was closed overnight in an effort to restrict access to the pedestrian bridge (it reopened at 6 a.m.) with the hope of avoiding a repeat of what happened last year on July 4th. But that's exactly what happened – just not on the Stone Arch Bridge.
Minneapolis bar to stop serving Anheuser-Busch
beers after company walks back support
of trans influencer
Posted by voxpopuli 6/19/2023 2:06:57 PM Post Reply
A Minneapolis bar says it will no longer serve products from the country’s largest beer company. The Saloon, a popular gay bar on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and North Ninth Street, announced Monday that it has cut ties with Anheuser-Busch. That means the bar will no longer serve popular beers like Bud Light, Michelob Golden Light and Michelob Ultra. In place of those products, The Saloon says it will feature beers from local breweries Modist Brewing Co. and Bauhaus Brew Labs.