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5-year-old bitten by fish sparks more
scrutiny of SeaQuest
Posted by voxpopuli 2/28/2024 10:54:51 PM Post Reply
New video of a fish biting a 5-year-old boy on the hand at SeaQuest in Roseville is putting more scrutiny on the company, just one day after a nationwide investigation of the controversial chain of interactive aquariums by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and ABC News. (snip) “Their response was that fish can get excited at any time,” Fleegel said. “There wasn’t really any feeling of remorse.”
“More plastic generated globally, now
more than ever.” A bill in the legislature
aims to change how Minnesota disposes
of its waste
Posted by voxpopuli 2/24/2024 4:16:27 PM Post Reply
At North Mississippi Regional Park, you’ll find the riverfront littered with packaging waste: plastic and glass bottles, food wrappers, foam containers, and even plastic wrapped around a tree. “There’s more plastic generated globally, now more than ever,” explains Mary Kosuth, an environmental health scientist at the University of Minnesota. (snip) “It makes me feel like we can do a lot better,” Kosuth says.
Video shows Oklahoma nonbinary teen after
attack in school bathroom, the day before
their death
Posted by voxpopuli 2/24/2024 11:35:57 AM Post Reply
A 16-year-old Oklahoma student who died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom was conscious and alert when telling police about the attack by three girls that occurred after the teen squirted them with water, according to police video released Friday.
2 police officers, 1 fire medic shot and
killed in Burnsville
Posted by voxpopuli 2/18/2024 6:32:41 PM Post Reply
The City of Burnsville has identified the two officers and fire medic who were shot and killed Sunday morning as Officer Paul Elmstrand, 27, Officer Matthew Ruge, 27, and firefighter/paramedic Adam Finseth, 40. The city said police were called to the 12600 block of 33rd Avenue South at 1:50 a.m. Sunday on a report of a domestic situation where a man reported to be armed was barricaded with family members. After police arrived, the situation “escalated into gunfire with responders.”
Intel Committee Releases Cryptic Warning
About a 'Serious National Security Threat'
Posted by voxpopuli 2/14/2024 1:40:14 PM Post Reply
In a vague statement released Wednesday morning by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH) raised a "serious national security threat" of which lawmakers have been briefed. "Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has made available to all Members of Congress information concerning a serious national security threat," Chairman Turner said in a statement posted to X.
We were friends for years. Trump tore
us apart.
Posted by voxpopuli 2/6/2024 11:59:40 AM Post Reply
I miss my friends. We lost one another somewhere along the way, through the pandemic and politics of the last few years, old boys who had known one another since Little League and caught boatloads of walleyes together on Storm Lake in Iowa. (snip) I know where I live. Northwest Iowa is a frozen slice of Texas, one of the most conservative places in the country. I guess I am what you call woke because I don't think immigrants are the problem; I think income — lack of it — is the problem.
City’s fight with unlicensed landlord
highlights risks for low income renters
Posted by voxpopuli 2/1/2024 6:09:07 PM Post Reply
When Gabrielle Robertson rented a room at a house near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, she says her only alternative was the street. “It was literally, I didn’t have any other option,” Robertson said. She says she found the rental on the popular website Craigslist for under $500 a month. Robertson later discovered that her live-in landlord, Mohammed Shahidullah, was convicted of operating without a rental license in 2022 after 5 INVESTIGATES exposed a history of health and safety violations at the property on Erie Street.
Minneapolis residents cheer on replica
of burning Third Precinct
Posted by voxpopuli 1/29/2024 2:05:25 PM Post Reply
An annual “art sled rally” in Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park Saturday featured a replica of a burning Third Precinct police station, which was destroyed by rioters during the 2020 George Floyd riots. Video shows a crowd of residents, including children, cheering as the sled makes its way down the side of a hill. Inside was a driver dressed as a pig. The display was praised by a teacher at Patrick Henry High School. Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said he was “outraged” and “frustrated” by the “disgusting display,” according to an internal email obtained by Crime Watch Minneapolis.
An award-filled evening and a story of friendship replies
Posted by voxpopuli 1/21/2024 9:20:51 PM Post Reply
“This is a great evening, and it’s for a great person,” declared Mike Hally, a former Cretin-Derham Hall student. “It’s a wonderful thing.” On Saturday night at a Target Field restaurant, Twins baseball legend Joe Mauer gave his friend Mike Hally a special Emmy award. (snip) Back in the day at Cretin-Derham Hall, Mauer was an athletic superstar. Hally — who is blind — was new to the school, arriving in his junior year.
St. Louis Park High School closes Friday
after 2 fights
Posted by voxpopuli 1/19/2024 1:37:22 PM Post Reply
St. Louis Park High School will not hold class on Friday after two fights broke out at the school on Thursday. According to a post on the school’s website, a fight involving two groups of students erupted at the end of the school day. Later, adults who did not work at the school but knew about the earlier fight got involved in another altercation. St. Louis Park staff and police intervened to break up the later fight, and two adults were arrested, the school said.
Genocide case against Israel: Where does
the rest of the world stand on the momentous allegations?
Posted by voxpopuli 1/14/2024 9:19:18 AM Post Reply
South Africa says more than 50 countries have expressed support for its case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Israel of genocide against Palestinians in the war in Gaza. Others, including the United States, have strongly rejected South Africa’s allegation that Israel is violating the U.N. Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Many more have remained silent.
Minneapolis City Council takes step to
avoid conflicts with Islamic holidays
Posted by voxpopuli 1/8/2024 5:14:41 PM Post Reply
The Minneapolis City Council took a closer look at publishing the new meeting calendar on Monday, following a mix-up last year that sparked controversy. Last year, the day of Eid al-Fitr, or “Eid,” the council was voting on rent control, which was a highly debated issue. Three Muslim members were not able to vote because they were observing the holiday. This allowed the remaining council members to vote “no” to continuing conversations about rent control.