A number of protesters staged a “die-in” at the state’s official event honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy to demand changes to police practices. The protesters also joined hands and held signs bearing messages such as “White Silence = Violence” as politicians such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Keith Ellison, and Sen. Al Franken addressed the crowd.
Students with the Million Artist Movement were among the hundreds of people with marched in Minneapolis Saturday in conjunction with the “Day of Resistance” movements around the country. Participants marched from the Federal Reserve Bank to the Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, where they held a demonstration.
Hundreds of current and former military members took to the streets Saturday to raise suicide awareness. Carrying American flags, the group marched in full military gear through south Minneapolis.
The group “Freeze Don’t Shoot” plans to hold a rally at every state capitol Saturday to highlight officer-involved shootings of family pets. The Minnesota chapter was formed in July. Julie Whalen, the administrator of the Minnesota Facebook page, says the local group has about 130 members, and about 50 plan to attend Saturday afternoon’s rally in St. Paul to address what they call an “epidemic” of shootings.
Dozens marched at the Capitol Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide protest of the company Monsanto. Monsanto is an agriculture company that works with farmers around the world. They provide seed for things like corn, cotton, fruits and vegetables.
For the first time in state history, Minnesota’s labor force surpassed three million, thanks to a good month of March.
The winter of 2013-14 has seemed to be never ending and many Minnesotans are at their breaking point. It’s been a long one,” University of Minnesota dentistry student Nate Vanlaecken said. Vanlaecken is sick and tired of looking out at his neighbor’s lawns and seeing nothing but grass.
Is the old saying about March — “In like a lion, out like a lamb” — just a saying? Kathy from St. Cloud asked how often that really happens.
At the start of every month, the WCCO Morning Show lets you know the best things to buy for the coming weeks. March is filled with deals on food, travel and leisure.
Granted, March is lighter in festival offerings than other months. It’s a tough time of year — it might be 60 degrees outside, and it might be -30. Nevertheless, the month of March has a much-beloved annual holiday celebrating a famous saint. Oh, and there’s St. Patrick’s Day, too.
On this national holiday, celebrations are happening all across the Twin Cities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory.
Most of Minnesota’s most prominent politicians are participating in a St. Paul celebration in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Minnesota veterans also rallied Sunday morning in support of the march in D.C. The protest on the National Mall in Washington D.C. was led by hundreds of veterans and demonstrators, against the shutdown.
Two men have been charged with murder for allegedly killing a Minneapolis man in March.