Category Archives: Minnesota

Protests outside Minnesota governor’s mansion after officer-involved shooting

Protesters gathered outside the governor’s mansion early Thursday morning following the fatal officer-involved shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn. Protesters marched from the scene of the shooting at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street to the governor’s mansion in St. Paul. Many protestors… Read More »

Five Black Lives Matter protesters shot in Minneapolis; police searching for white suspects

Simmering racial tensions have boiled over yet again after several men shot five people who had been protesting the recent police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis. The shooting occurred late Monday night about a block from the Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct, where protesters have held daily demonstrations since the fatal Nov.… Read More »

51 arrested in protests after black man shot by Minneapolis police

Hundreds of protesters shut down northbound Interstate 94 through Minneapolis Monday night reacting to the shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police. In all, 51 people were arrested. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports protesters were on the freeway, attempting to block traffic. The shutdown first started around 7 p.m. Several area metro police… Read More »

Can Minneapolis talk about race?

Can we even talk about race in Minneapolis? That’s the question to debate in the wake of Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau’s decision to pull out of a “listening session” last night to address concerns by people of color in the city. “People had discussed agitators set inside the meeting, those whose goal was to… Read More »

Minnesota GOP lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet

A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players that some saw as racist, saying he was rightly held accountable for inaccurate stereotyping. State Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from the St. Paul suburb of Farmington, tweeted Sunday night: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody… Read More »

First African American Woman On MN Supreme Court

Governor Mark Dayton first appointment to Minnesota’s Supreme Court is history making. Today he announced the appointment of Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright to the position of Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court. She is the first African-American woman to serve on the court. Judge Wright replaces Justice Helen Meyer who has retired. At the… Read More »