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Hennepin County Seeking Volunteers To Be Special Deputies

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to volunteer as Special Deputies. Special Deputies perform public safety duties at community events, crime scenes, on water, and during emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 125 Special Deputies, who provided more than 15,300 hours of service in 2011 alone.

07/13/2012

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Minneapolis To Host Jr. Girls Volleyball Tournament In 2014

Minneapolis announced that the city will be hosting the USA Junior Girls National Volleyball Championships in 2014.

05/23/2012

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Romney, Paul Split Marks Minn. GOP Convention

Supporters of maverick Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul are seizing control of Minnesota’s state Republican Convention.

05/19/2012

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Appeals Court Rules Against GOP Convention Lawsuit

A federal appeals court Friday said police acted reasonably as it upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by 32 people who say their constitutional rights were violated when they were arrested during a protest outside the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

01/13/2012

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Settlement Reached In Arrests Of RNC Journalists

Journalist Amy Goodman, host of the syndicated program “Democracy Now!” and two of her producers will receive $100,000 in a settlement over their arrests during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, their attorney said Monday.

10/03/2011

RNC Protesters

Settlement Reached In Case Stemming From 2008 RNC

An anti-war protester wounded by a police projectile during the 2008 Republican National Convention settled his excessive force lawsuit Wednesday against the officer who fired the round and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

06/02/2011

Groups of officers were ready if things began to get out of hand.

$50K Settlement In Pre-Convention Police Raid

A $50,000 settlement has been reached in a case stemming from the police raid of a St. Paul home two days before the 2008 Republican National Convention.

05/26/2011

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Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘Russian Lessons’

Russian Lessons is a structurally strange and intense documentary on the 2008 war between Russia and Georgia.

04/25/2011

Working to end the cycle of violence in Chicago in "The Interrupters." (credit: Kartemquin Films)

Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlights: 2 Docs, ‘Applause’

No shortage of what the MSPIFF Facebook page just termed “post-Easter brunch options” today. And some of them are, I hate to tell those of you already nursing a chocolate egg hangover, just about essential viewing.

04/24/2011

Norm Coleman

Norm Coleman Says He Won’t Pursue RNC Chairmanship

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he won’t pursue the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee as long as Michael Steele wants to keep the job.

11/26/2010

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Esme’s Blog: The American Way

Barry Goldwater said famously in his 1964 acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.”

09/10/2010

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