ACLU Seeks To Overturn Minnesota’s Limit On Voter AssistanceThe ACLU says the Minnesota law is unconstitutional, and has a disproportionate impact on refugee communities who may need help with translating, including the Hmong community.
St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao Cleared In Ballot DisputeA St. Paul city council member has been cleared of charges related to an incident when he helped a woman vote for him. The Pioneer Press reports that the verdict written by a Ramsey County District Court judge found that Dai Thao translated for a Hmong woman with the "full knowledge" of election judges and it wasn't until after the ballot was cast that he was told he could not help the voter in any way.
With St. Paul Sears Store Closing, Residents & Politicians Wonder What Will Take Its PlaceThe Sears store in St. Paul will close its doors after more than half a century. The one in Ridgedale Mall is also closing, leaving only one left at Mall of America. The Rice Street store sits in the shadow of the Minnesota State Capitol.
St. Paul Mayoral Candidate Under Investigation For Violation Of Voting RulesFormer St. Paul mayoral candidate and City Council Member Dai Thao is under investigation for reportedly violating voting rules in Tuesday night's election.
St. Paul Police Chief Takes Issue With City Councilman's Facebook CommentsThe St. Paul Police Chief is calling out a city council member for a Facebook post he wrote about an officer-involved shooting.
St. Paul City Council Passes Anti-Donald Trump ResolutionSt. Paul's city council has voted in favor of passing an amendment condemning what they call "anti-Muslim, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant speech" from Donald Trump. The mostly-symbolic resolution, which passed six votes to one Wednesday afternoon, omitted an aspect of Ward 1 Councilmember Dai Thao's original draft -- which ultimately sought to unwelcome Trump from St. Paul.
St. Paul City Council To Vote On Anti-Trump ResolutionMinnesota's capital city may join the chorus of voices condemning a Republican presidential candidate for his remarks on followers of Islam.