ACLU sues Faribault over rental policy

Faribault, Minnesota

Unfairibault? MPR’s John Enger reports: “The city of Faribault is facing an ACLU lawsuit over its ‘Crime-Free Multi-Housing’ ordinance. … ACLU lawyers filed the complaint in District Court Wednesday morning. … ‘At its core, the city of Faribault has an ordinance which we believe was targeted at renters of color,’ said Minnesota ACLU legal director Teresa Nelson. ‘It’s forcing them out of the city, and it accomplishes that in a number of ways.’”

Good luck with that. The Hill’s Naomi Jagoda reports: “Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Tuesday offered a bill in the House to curb stock buybacks, as companies’ share repurchases have increased following passage of the GOP tax law in December. … The introduction of the bill by Ellison — who serves as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and is running for attorney general of Minnesota — comes as Democrats have been drawing attention to the boom in stock buybacks as they make their case against the tax law.”

Labor dispute at Duluth FD. WDIO’s Baihly Warfield reports:The Duluth firefighters union has voted to submit a resolution censuring Chief Dennis Edwards and Deputy Chief Shawn Krizaj. … A statement from the Firefighters Local 101 said the censure resolution is a ‘formal way to express severe disapproval.’  … Right now, the resolution is in draft form, according to IAFF 101 secretary Erik Roadfedlt. Union members at the June 6 and 7 meetings unanimously approved the draft.”

The Second Amendment is dead. The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor reports: “Before authorities seized a cache of machine guns, rocket launchers and pipe bombs from a Willmar man’s bunker earlier this year, prosecutors say he allegedly discussed targeting a judge and two attorneys with homemade bombs. … A federal grand jury indicted Chad Lee Monson last week on 18 counts, including numerous firearms violations, tied to an arsenal law enforcement officers found when they searched his rural Kandiyohi County property. But earlier allegations from county prosecutors hint at a deadly plot cut short.”

In other news…

Minnesotans on the move:Corey Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate nomination to challenge Tim Kaine” [Roanoke Times]

Target is among them:Stores are selling ‘baby daddy’ cards and shoppers want them to know it isn’t a term of endearment” [Yahoo!]

Interesting report from across the eastern border:School’s Closed. Forever.” [New York Times]

Already reaping those Korean peace dividends:Delta plans daily, nonstop flights from Twin Cities to Seoul” [Star Tribune]

Tom Weber out at MPR:Here’s to the greatest radio interviewer I ever heard” [MPR]

Cooks at Handsome Hog in St. Paul:Local Chef Justin Sutherland on Food Network’s ‘Iron Chef’” [Mpls.St.Paul]

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Pat Berg on 06/13/2018 - 01:27 pm.

    Tom Weber

    I’m disappointed they couldn’t have let him stay around at least long enough to see what the results of the primary election would be.

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