Man Says Somali Restaurant Fire Had Nothing To Do With RaceA man accused of firebombing a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks says the incident had nothing to do with race.
BLM Minneapolis Facebook Page Restored After Brief ShutdownThe Facebook page for Black Lives Matter Minneapolis was briefly deactivated Tuesday for violating the social networking site's terms and community standards. The group said that Facebook unpublished their page after they shared posts about a St. Paul officer who, on Facebook, left comments encouraging people to drive into protesters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Man Charged With Setting Fire At Somali Eatery Makes Court AppearanceA Minnesota man accused of setting a fire that heavily damaged a Somali restaurant in Grand Forks has made his first appearance on a federal complaint. Twenty-five-year-old Matthew Gust, of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, is facing charges of malicious use of an explosive device and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.
Terror Recruitment Video Highlights 'Minnesota Martyrs'A new video, aimed at recruiting jihad fighters, highlights Minnesotans who have left to fight with terrorists. Al-Shabaab released the 50-minute video Friday which was similar to past propaganda videos, featuring high-quality graphics and video editing to glorify fighting overseas.
Good Question: Where Are Journalists Allowed To Go?Following the resignation of the president of University of Missouri Monday, protestors at the school tried to physically block the press from covering their demonstrations. So, where are journalists allowed to go? Good Question.
Lawsuit Accuses Mpls., St. Paul Schools Of Segregating StudentsA lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
National Anti-Racism Group Plans Rally For Vikings-Chiefs GameThe Kansas City Chiefs will visit TCF Bank Stadium to play the Vikings. With the Chiefs in town, a rally is being planned. Members of the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media held a press conference Friday morning, calling the team's name and logo racist and offensive.
Fmr. Minn. Teacher Develops Board Game To Help Fight RacismAudrey Clausen left her job in the South Washington school district in 2013 to devote full time to her passion. She developed a simple board game with the goal of getting people of all ages to talk about race equality.
Gov. Dayton Leads Discussion On St. Cloud Race RelationsPeople gathered in St. Cloud Tuesday to have an honest conversation about race. About 150 people -- including Gov. Mark Dayton, the mayor of St. Cloud and the city's police chief -- were on hand at the Great River Regional Library to help lead the conversation.
Minn. Group Rallies Around Confederate Flag, Sparks Counter ProtestA Minnesota group says they are rallying in support of the Confederate flag.
Investigation Finds No Evidence To Support Claims Of Bias At SuperAmericaAn investigation into an alleged incident of bias against an Air National Guard serviceperson at a SuperAmerica last month has concluded that there is no evidence to support the event actually happened.
SuperAmerica Says Alleged Military Bias Was 'Misunderstanding On Both Parts'SuperAmerica says that an alleged incident last month involving an Air National Guard serviceperson was "a misunderstanding on both parts." The Facebook posts of the military member allege that she was denied service at the SuperAmerica on Post Road near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.