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Somali Money Transfer Problem a Federal Issue, Says MN DFL

Click photo to watch Thissen's answer about helping resolve Somali remittances

Somali Minnesotans are stuck in limbo because the U.S. Government has pressured banks not to let them wire money home to their families in the war-torn East African nation. They aren’t getting much help from their elected leaders at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Continue Reading →

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

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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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Occupy/Union Led Protests Greet Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel In Milwaukee

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Chicago Mayor and former advisor to President Obama Ron Emanuel was in Milwaukee Wednesday to raise money for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. He also ended up raising a howl of protest from people upset over privatization of city services, union rights and the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. Continue Reading →

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Winona LaDuke Speaks on Biocultural Diversity, Language and Environmental Endangerment

Native American activist, environmentalist and writer Winona LaDuke speaks today at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study about biocultural diversity, language, and environmental endangerment. Continue Reading →

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