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Attorney General’s Minn. Visit Marred By Protests

  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Minneapolis Friday to praise the city for its program to reduce youth violence, but was interrupted several times by outbursts from protesters who claim the […]

05/27/2011

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Damage From Wis. Protests Will Cost $270K To Fix

Protests at the Wisconsin Capitol over public workers’ collective bargaining rights cost more than $7.8 million for police, and damage to the Capitol will cost about $270,000 to repair, a state official said.

05/13/2011

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Environmentalists Launch Wild Rice Hotdish Protest

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is sending a tongue-in-cheek message to legislators: Enjoy your wild rice hotdish now – before Minnesota’s waters are too contaminated to produce the official state grain.

04/20/2011

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Protests Drive Up Capitol Security Costs In Wis.

A newspaper report says the cost to law enforcement agencies for providing security during weeks of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol is at $3.2 million and counting.

03/28/2011

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Protesters Flood Wis. Capitol Over Anti-Union Vote

Thousands of protesters pushed past security, climbed through windows and flooded the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday night after Senate Republicans pushed through a plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights.

03/10/2011

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Protests Grip Hudson, Wis., For A Third Week

Supporters of Gov. Scott Walker made the case for the governor’s budget bill with a 10 city bus tour around Wisconsin.

03/05/2011

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Michael Moore Rallies Wis. Pro-Union Protesters

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is telling Wisconsin residents to keep up the fight against Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining bill.

03/05/2011

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Protester Unplugs Fox News Van Cords, Cited

A Chicago man has been cited for disorderly conduct at the Wisconsin Capitol protests after unplugging some cables to a Fox News van.

03/03/2011

Wisconsin State Workers Protest Proposed Cuts To Benefits

AFL-CIO Works To Keep Wisconsin Protests Going

AFL-CIO leaders, sparked by the strength of pro-labor protests in Wisconsin, are deciding how they can help keep the crowds large and the pressure high as demonstrations enter a third week.

02/28/2011

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Police Won’t Boot Protesters From Wis. Capitol

The occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol by protesters fighting efforts to strip public workers of union bargaining rights carried on Sunday after police decided not to forcibly remove demonstrators and end a nearly two-week-long sit-in.

02/27/2011

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Wis. Schools Closing Monday For Low Staffing, Snow

Schools are closing throughout the state because of teacher absences, weather and pre-scheduled breaks.

02/21/2011

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Largest Crowd Yet Descends On Wisconsin Capitol.

A state Capitol thrown into political chaos swelled for a fifth day with nearly 70,000 protesters, as supporters of Republican efforts to scrap the union rights of state workers challenged pro-labor protesters face-to-face for the first time and GOP leaders insisted again Saturday there was no room for compromise.

02/19/2011

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State Budget Fights Fire Up Union; Obama Involved

Organized labor is trying to re-energize and take advantage of the growing backlash from the wave of anti-union sentiment in Wisconsin and more than a dozen other states.

02/19/2011

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AFL-CIO Says Unions Won’t Stop Fighting Wis. Bill

AFL-CIO leaders say union members in Wisconsin will keep fighting against proposed anti-union legislation, even if it passes.

02/18/2011

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Wisconsin Democrats Could Stay Away For Weeks

The Wisconsin State Patrol was dispatched Friday to find a Democratic state senator who fled the Capitol to delay the near-certain passage of a bill to end a half-century of collective bargaining rights for public workers, a measure that’s attracted thousands of protesters for four days.

02/18/2011

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