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Carpenter Alleges Workplace Racism After Finding Noose, Being Fired

A Twin Cities man believes he was targeted at his workplace because of his race. Lee Jackson says Lunda Construction hired him to work on the St. Croix Crossing project that will replace the Stillwater Bridge. After just a few months, he says he discovered a noose at the job site.

04/23/2015

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North Dakota Governor Wants Ban On Gay Discrimination

North Dakota’s Republican governor on Thursday said state lawmakers missed an opportunity to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination when they failed for the third time in six years to pass a measure that would prohibit bias in housing and employment based on sexual orientation.

04/03/2015

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Discrimination Claim Filed Against University Of Minnesota

A complaint has been filed against the University of Minnesota that alleges gender discrimination in intercollegiate athletics. The university says in a statement that a complaint was filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

01/23/2015

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Twin Cities Woman Successfully Sues Norway

A Twin Cities woman has won a historic case against the country of Norway. Ellen Ewald sued Norway after finding out she had different benefits and pay than her male coworkers at the Norwegian Consulate.

01/02/2015

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Beyond Marriage, Challenges Ahead For Gay Rights Groups

Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories. In Congress, for example, liberal Democrats plan to introduce civil rights bills in the House and Senate that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

01/01/2015

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Man With Disabilities, Walker Refused Service By 5 Cab Drivers

A Twin Cities man with disabilities says five different cab drivers refused to take him home. It happened Saturday night when Mike Cohn went to leave Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in St Louis Park.

12/04/2014

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Man With Service Dog Sues Minneapolis McDonald’s

A Minnesota man is suing McDonald’s after he says a manager told him he wasn’t welcome with his service dog. Robert Mingo uses a wheelchair. His dog, a springer mix named Max, helps with everyday tasks. Mingo filed a discrimination lawsuit against the store.

04/24/2014

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EEOC Sues Minnesota Home Health Care Provider

A federal agency is suing a Minneapolis area home health care provider for allegedly discriminating against a former employee with a disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Monday against Baywood Home Care.

03/24/2014

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City Leaders, Activists Look To Chief’s Action On MPD Misconduct

On Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau’s statement that “racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD.” They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community’s trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.

08/04/2013

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Chief Harteau: MPD ‘No Place For Racism Or Discrimination’

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau issued a statement Friday afternoon regarding her department’s stand on racism and discriminatory behavior after two off-duty Minneapolis Police officers were involved in a racially-charged incident in Green Bay, Wis in June. Chief Harteau says the conduct of Officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell “overshadows” the work of her department and her staff, and will not be allowed.

08/02/2013

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Good Question: Can You Be Fired For Off-The-Job Comments?

Whatever the real reason the Vikings had for cutting punter Chris Kluwe, every employee and employer struggles with the line between at-work conduct and off-hour behavior. Can you be fired for what you say outside of work?

05/06/2013

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Suit: United Discriminated Against Muslim Couple

A Muslim couple is suing United Airlines for alleged racial discrimination after they were asked to leave a Minnesota-bound flight in 2011.

01/14/2013

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Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Fired Senate Staffer Denied Unemployment Benefits

The Republican Senate staffer fired for an affair with the majority leader had been denied jobless benefits, reports Minnesota Public Radio.

04/13/2012

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Teacher Accused Of Discrimination To Be Paid Until Oct.

The St. Paul School District says a teacher who resigned after allegedly discriminating against black students will still be paid until October.

03/27/2012

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St. Paul Teacher Accused Of Discrimination Resigns, District Says

The St. Paul School District says Tim Olmstead, the teacher who allegedly discriminated against black students in his sixth grade classroom, resigned.

03/26/2012

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Judge: Gay Police Officer’s Discrimination Suit Stands

Settlement talks have been set for former St. Cloud police officer who filed a lawsuit alleging the police department discriminated against him because he’s gay.

01/26/2012

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Pepsi Beverages Settles Discrimination Complaint

Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime.

01/11/2012

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Labor Dept. Alleges Discrimination By Cargill

The U.S. Labor Department says one of the nation’s largest meatpackers systematically discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified applicants who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing plant in Arkansas.

11/29/2011

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School Board Ends Somali Discrimination Probe

The St. Cloud School Board has approved an agreement which ends an investigation into complaints that Somali students were being harassed.

10/28/2011

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Lawsuit Alleges Race Discrimination At Apt. Complex

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a La Crosse apartment complex and its manager, alleging racial discrimination.

10/27/2011

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Attorney Accuses UW-Madison Of Discrimination

An attorney for a conservative group is telling state lawmakers that the University of Wisconsin-Madison that the school clearly discriminates against prospective white and Asian student applicants.

10/17/2011

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EEOC: 3M Settles Age Discrimination Complaint

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says technology giant 3M has agreed to pay $3 million to several hundred former employees who accused the company of age discrimination.

08/22/2011

Saturday Night with Esme Murphy – 9/4/10

Two former Hooters waitresses have the opportunity to continue their weight discrimination case against the company after a judge dropped a motion to dismiss the cases.  Dr. Karen Gail Lewis joins the program to talk […]

09/05/2010

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Congressman Keith Ellison on the Islamic Center Mosque near Ground Zero Mike Max and John on the return of Brett Favre Blagojevich incriminating tapes Follow up with Kristian Deal on truck and wheelchair theft An […]

08/18/2010

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