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Does North Minneapolis Need Pie in the Sky Ideas or Roofs Overhead?

Click Photo to Hear Opinions on How the City Should Help North Minneapolis

Nearly a year after the tornado that ripped through North Minneapolis, opinions vary greatly on what the poverty-stricken community needs most from local and state government. Should the City introduce “pie in the sky” ideas or focus on more immediate problems? Continue Reading →

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“US Bank and Wells Fargo Throw Families onto the Street”

Click on Photo to View Video of Tax Day Protest Against Big Banks

More than a hundred demonstrators marched on Tax Day to Wells Fargo’s headquarters, where they held a spirited rally, posted a “bill” for “$21.6 billion Wells Fargo owes the 99%”, and asked the bank to pay its fair share in taxes. Continue Reading →

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GOP Claims Responsibility For MN Surplus: DFL Calls Claim “Laughable”

Click Photo to Watch GOP Sen. Senjem Claim Credit for State Surplus

Minnesota Senate Majority Leader David Senjem (GOP) says his party will claim responsibility for the state’s surplus. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen (DFL) calls that claim “laughable” since most of the money contributing to the surplus has been borrowed. Continue Reading →

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Activists deliver populist message to Wells Fargo on bank’s 160th birthday

Click on Photo to View Video of Activists Celebrating Wells Fargo's 160th Birthday in a not so happy way.

Wells Fargo celebrated its 160th birthday today, and to mark the occasion, a dozen activists organized by the group Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, descended on the bank’s Minneapolis regional headquarters and unfurled black balloons carrying populist messages. Continue Reading →

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Occupy-Backed Homeowner Monique White Seeks Jury Trial

Monique White celebrates a delay on evicting her from her home. Click photo to watch video.

Embattled homeowner Monique White took one more step Friday toward what could become an improbable victory that would let her stay in her North Minneapolis home. Judge Mark Labine will decide on Monday whether White will get a jury trial in District Court. Continue Reading →

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Gov Dayton Proposes Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Governor Mark Dayton comments on Emergency Medical Care Crisis

Press release from Governor Dayton’s office:
Governor Mark Dayton today unveiled his Supplemental FY12-13 Budget proposal, which invests in jobs, provides needed resources for Police Officers and benefits to Veterans, and funds essential healthcare for the Minnesotans most in need. The Governor’s $60 million supplemental budget is balanced and fiscally responsible, which is in line with his challenge to the Legislature to offset any new General Fund spending with revenues. Governor Dayton said, “My supplemental budget invests in more jobs for Minnesotans, deserved support for our Police Officers and Veterans, and correcting the most extreme cuts to essential health care made last year. Those are my priorities: the people of Minnesota and good jobs for all of them.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Obama: US Using Less Foreign Oil

President Obama delivers his weekly address

President Obama renews his call to end the $4 billion in tax breaks that oil companies receive each year while collecting record profits. The President asks everyone to tell their elected officials to stop this corporate welfare and fight for a clean energy future that is within our reach. In his weekly address President Obama says: “Take a look at this chart. Six years ago, 60% of the oil we used was imported. Since I took office, America’s dependence on foreign oil has decreased every single year. Continue Reading →

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