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Archive for April, 2013

Wisconsin Lawmaker Proposes Added Penalties For Harassing Lawmakers

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A Wisconsin lawmaker is trying to deter people from intimidating or harming members of the Legislature and their families. Under the legislation introduced by Rep. Garey Bies, a Republican from Sister Bay, acts such as striking, shoving, or kicking a lawmaker or a family member with no legitimate reason would face harsher penalties. Harming a [...]

Triple Homocide Reported In Southern WI

Monday, April 29th, 2013

A grizzly triple murder took place over the weekend in southern Wisconsin, but authorities have identified a person of interest. Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley told the Associated Press that the danger to the community is over. Pedley told the Associated Press that his office got a call Sunday morning after a family member found [...]

Wild In Postseason, Have To Face Chicago

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Over the weekend, Wild fans rejoiced as their team made the NHL postseason for the first time in five years. The Wild barely snuck in to the eighth spot in the Western conference and will now have the dubious task of contending with the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round. The Blackhawks took two of [...]

Senate Prepares To Discuss Tax Plan

Monday, April 29th, 2013

This week, Minnesota’s Senate will debate on it’s tax plan. Contained in this legislation is the repeal the state’s longstanding sales tax exemption on clothes. The Senate is set to take up the measure on Monday afternoon. In addition to a new clothing tax, it also proposes income tax raises on the state’s highest earners. [...]

Kluwe Acknowledges Job Security After Vikings Draft Punter

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is confronting the headlines rather than sitting back. The now-political activist & former Guitar Hero champion is facing the facts of the current job competition between him and 5th-round draftee Jeff Locke (UCLA). Kluwe openly admits he believes Minnesota selected a punter due to his recent political work and free-speech [...]

Anti-Tax Rally Draws Hundreds At Capitol

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Political figures and concerned Minnesotans alike could be found Saturday at the annual Taxpayer Freedom Rally in St.Paul. This year’s event drew more frustration from participants, according to the Star Tribune.

Cloquet Bus Driver Accused Of Assault

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

A bus driver within the Cloquet school district is now facing allegations that he assaulted a first-grade student while on the job. According to WDIO, the Churchill Elementary boy did not need medical attention, however did draw immediate concern from the boy’s parents. Officers are currently interviewing the victim and potential witnesses. The city attorney [...]