A Minnesota man investigated for violent tweets addressed to President Barack Obama says he lost his job because of them, but the company denies that’s the reason. The president’s first official tweet from his @POTUS handle last month drew some hateful comments.
From a fatal Amtrak derailment to the latest in the Boston bombing trial, these are the four things to know for Wednesday, May 13.
The Minnesota Wild will try to put Wednesday night behind them, as they face the Blues in St. Louis Friday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Wild fans, St. Paul’s mayor included, are also trying to move on.
Adrian Peterson’s agent is riling up Vikings fans, and putting the running backs’ return in doubt, after he posted this photo on social media.
Several school districts have cancelled class on Wednesday, including the state’s two largest, Anoka-Hennepin and Minneapolis Public Schools. MPS calls the bitter blast dangerous, citing the cold temperatures, wind chill and safety of students as the reason.
University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne. University spokeswoman Caroline Marin said that the university never made such a claim.
The Minnesota legislator whose tweet about the NBA aroused cries of racism is apologizing Monday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, has faced an avalanche of criticism for suggesting this weekend that pro basketball players had criminal tendencies.
A Minnesota lawmaker is getting national attention for a tweet posted on his Twitter page Sunday – and some are calling it racist.
It was supposed to be joke, a sarcastic response. But a two-word tweet caused an uproar in the Elk River School District. Reid Sagehorn, 17, was suspended for seven weeks after he responded “actually, yes” when a post asked if he’d ever made-out with a teacher at Rogers High School.
A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a court order that would allow him to compete after learning he’ll be allowed to wrestle this season. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about “drilling” his teammates was about tackling opponents.
A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tweets that the deal is done. Saunders and Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, spent more than a month negotiating the deal, which was completed on Wednesday.
Ann Colter tweeted out about President Obama using the “R” word.
A high school hockey player who was paralyzed last year says he made a big step Tuesday in his recovery.
A Minnesota senator faces an ethics complaint for a remark she posted on Twitter about a colleague.
Tweeting the old-fashioned way can net you a steep discount on a fine feathered pet.