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2 Sentenced For Conspiracy To Distribute Meth

A district court judge sentenced two men Monday to years of prison time after both pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute meth, the Department of Justice said.

10/29/2012

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Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion In Relation To Investment Scam

A Twin Cities man was sentenced Monday to two years of probation, to pay more than $20,000 in restitution and to 200 hours of community service for failing to file taxes, knowing his income was obtained from a scam, the Department of Justice said.

09/17/2012

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Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

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Former Bank Officer Sentenced To 1 Year For Embezzlement

A former Jackson, Minn., bank officer received a one-year prison sentence Tuesday for embezzling between $30,000 and $120,000 from bank customers, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

08/21/2012

Bolivian Diego Mariaca(R) and his brother Gustavo Mariaca(L) fill out paperwork under the 'Dream Act' (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: A Step Forward And A Step Back For The American Dream

Yesterday the Obama administration put in place provisions of the DREAM Act that brought many young people out of the shadows to participate in the American Dream. On the same day a judge in Pennsylvania let stand what may be the most egregious attempt at voter suppression in a generation.

08/16/2012

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Opinion: Karl Rove’s Super PAC For Hire

Karl Rove has come up with a business, his Super PAC, that offers wealthy businesses with legal problems potential for relief.

08/06/2012

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Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

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Man Sentenced To Donate Clothes To Kids

A 57-year-old Plymouth man who pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit jerseys and sports caps was sentenced to give 7,000 articles of clothing to local school children, among other things.

07/30/2012

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Opinion: Treason In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Republicans have betrayed their country and devised a scheme to potentially disqualify nearly one tenth of the states’ electorate.

07/26/2012

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Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Counterfeit Phones Online

A 39-year-old Plymouth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling counterfeit and refurbished cell phones online, saying they were brand new.

07/24/2012

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St. Paul Woman Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering For ID Theft Ring

A 44-year-old woman pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving $600 in connection with a multi-state identity theft ring that stole about $2 million from retail stores and financial institutions, the Department of Justice said.

07/12/2012

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Involvement In Multi-State ID Theft Ring

A 43-year-old woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in a large-scale identity theft ring that spanned multiple states and robbed businesses and financial institutions of around $2 million, the Department of Justice said.

07/11/2012

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Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

07/09/2012

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Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

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