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MN Supreme Court Could Rule Voter Photo ID Amendment Unconstitutional

Click photo to hear Justice Anderson say why he thinks the voter photo ID amendment might be unconstitutional

Opponents of a proposed “voter photo ID” Minnesota constitutional amendment argue it shouldn’t be on the fall ballot because the question put to voters is misleading. However it’s very possible that the Minnesota Supreme Court could instead just declare the entire amendment unconstitutional. Continue Reading →

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GOP Evasiveness On Voter Photo ID Leads To Court Challenge

Click on Image to watch interview about Representative Mary Kiffmeyer

An UpTake video review of how Republicans drafted and answered questions about the “voter photo ID” amendment indicates they did not want the ballot language to be very detailed and the authors have consistently sidestepped questions about the language. Continue Reading →

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Woman Almost Evicted By Company That Didn’t Own Her Home

Click photo of Connie Gretsch In front of her Minneapolis home to watch video interview with her

Video by Bill Sorem, text by Mike McIntee
Minneapolis resident Connie Gretsch was bracing to be evicted from her longtime Minneapolis home. “I had this plan that when they came to take me out of my house that I was going to chain myself to my washer and dryer,” said Gretsch. “And when they would take me away I’d ask them to put the load in the dryer for me.” Gretsch then laughed at the thought. She could laugh now, because she had discovered the company trying to evict her had no right to do so. Continue Reading →

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Donation of Water, Coffee Thwarted by Anti-General Mills Protestors

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Minnesota for Marriage accepted donations of General Mills products as part of their protest against the company after they came out against the Marriage Amendment. When a donation of coffee and water came for thirsty demonstrators-the offer was rebuked. Continue Reading →

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Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Combatants Agree On Feeding The Poor

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Minnesota for Marriage held a protest at General Mills Headquarters after the food giant came out against the proposed constitutional amendment to limit the freedom to marry. MN United for All Families supporter Mark Bauer wanted to find some common ground at the protest. Continue Reading →

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