Black Lives Matter St. Paul cancels Crashed Ice protest

Now they’ll just have to worry about all that ice melting. WCCO reports: “Black Lives Matter St. Paul has canceled their planned protest at Red Bull Crashed Ice this weekend in St. Paul. … BLM spokesperson Rashad Turner made the announcement on Facebook Friday afternoon. … ‘After several hours of dialogue with Mayor Coleman, and other City Officials, and community leaders, we believe that our demands have been sincerely addressed by Mayor Coleman, Representative John Lesch, and other leaders throughout the City of St. Paul,’ Turner said.”

Hibbing feels the Bern. The Duluth News Tribune reports: “Wearing a jacket given to him by local Steelworkers, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took to the stage at the Hibbing High School auditorium this morning. … Sanders arrived on stage at about 10:15 a.m. to cheers and applause from the crowd, and the strains of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ playing in the historic venue. He started his speech by saying it was an honor to have met earlier in the morning with representatives of Steelworkers Local 1938 and also with representatives of Native American tribes in Minnesota. … Sanders called the treatment of Native Americans — the levels of poverty and lack of educational opportunities in those communities — a ‘national disgrace.’ ”

Say how’s that brand new security checkpoint at MSP going? MPR’s Bob Collins checks in via social media: “It’s hard to tell whether the long lines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are because of spring break or because authorities have broken something that wasn’t broken as much. … In any event, this is happening. Long lines at a new security checkpoint that was designed to get people who aren’t terrorists zipping through security.”

Plans for a train from the Twin Cities to Duluth are chugging along. The Duluth News Tribune’s Lisa Kaczke writes, “Plans for possible train stations are beginning to take shape along a proposed passenger rail line between the Twin Cities and Duluth. … The proposed Northern Lights Express’ stops in Minneapolis, Coon Rapids, Cambridge, Hinkley, Superior and Duluth were presented Thursday at an open house at the Depot.”

In other news…

We hear it’s lovely there: “Attracting, retaining employees the biggest problem for Fargo-Moorhead area businesses” [Inforum]

What’s a little weed among friends? “Minneapolis set to decriminalize pot possession” [City Pages]

If you dislike Starkey and love schadenfreude, here’s a gift for you. [Star Tribune]

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Jim Million on 02/26/2016 - 02:24 pm.

    What’s wrong with this phrase?

    “…we believe that our demands have been sincerely addressed…”

    Hint: 2 possible answers.

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