FREE SPEECH ZONE | BBB Provides Tips to Storm Damage Victims

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is offering guidance to area residents who suffered damage to their homes during recent severe weather in and around the metro, and re


You said 'rape' twice

You’re a rich white man, and you’ve raped someone less important and more female than you are. And now the authorities are daring to treat you — yes, you! — as if you were some sort of common, middle-class rapist. Who can you turn to? Who will defend you? Who will fight for the rich, well-connected white rapist?

Bernard-Henri Lévy, that’s who!


Judiciary/public safety bill awaits gubernatorial action

Headed to the governor’s desk is a conference committee report that funds the state’s judiciary branch and aims to keep Minnesotans safe.


Nervous about the Northside

It wasn't my plan to be writing this blog entry: I was planning to be at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis, watching Bedlam Theatre's 10x10 Fest. But my car died (permanently) this week, so I'm getting around largely via bike until I find an affordable replacement. Just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night, I made it a few blocks up Broadway onto the Northside before deciding that biking home alone through that neighborhood at 11 p.m. was not something I thought it would be a good idea to do.

As I biked back to my house in Loring Heights, I thought about a lot of things.

First, I second-guessed myself. Was I being paranoid? Was I being unreasonably afraid of "North Minneapolis" rather than looking at the North Minneapolis that actually exists?


Establishing a sex offender task force

A March 2011 report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor was critical of the state’s sex offender program.


State revenue sharing and public safety

As conservatives aim to cut budgets and reduce public service across Minnesota, deep cuts to state revenue sharing will impact more than just property taxes.


Tony Leung appointed to the Federal Bench in Minnesota

The Honorable Tony N. Leung is now a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota – the first Asian-Pacific American to serve on the federal bench in the state.


Collision course with self-incrimination

As the Legislature winds down there are proposals that sometimes miraculously appear and reappear in bills, finding a life of its own.  It seems this is happening with a provision which was originally in HF1060, section 5.


Another murder in Central

19-year-old Tomika Swoope was walking home from the Southside Deli at 33rd and Chicago where she had bought a Slim Jim for her grandmother.


FREE SPEECH ZONE | BBB Advises Internet Surfers to Use Caution When Using Wi-Fi Networks

Protecting your identity is important and with Wi-Fi networks popping up nearly everywhere, many consumers don’t realize the dangers that come with using a Wi-Fi connection that is not their own.

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