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Supreme Court upholds travel ban; Ellison, CAIR-MN condemn decision

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Wow, indeed. WCCO reports: “Rep. Keith Ellison and the Council of America-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are quickly reacting after the Supreme Court voted to uphold President Trump’s travel ban Tuesday. … The 5-4 decision Tuesday is the court’s first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy. Trump tweeted ‘Wow!’ after the decision. … Not long after the decision, CAIR, which is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced it will be holding a news conference at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. There will also be a rally at 6 p.m. held in Minneapolis in front of the federal court house, protesting the decision. … Rep. Keith Ellison also released a statement, saying he’s ‘deeply disappointed that this ruling gives legitimacy to discrimination and Islamophobia.’

Just going to put this totally unrelated news item here next. KAAL’s Talia Milavitz reports: “On Sunday people came out to the Islamic Center to show their support for the community. Early Saturday morning, members of the Islamic center came to pray at their mosque in downtown Rochester. When they arrived, they found bacon in the parking lot and near the front entrance of the mosque. … After the potential hate crime early Saturday morning, members of Rochester’s Muslim community were shocked and upset. ”

Hennepin Healthcare tries to dig itself out of a hole. The Star Tribune’s Andy Mannix writes: “Hennepin Healthcare announced Monday it will halt a clinical trial on ketamine following criticism over the hospital enrolling patients before getting consent. … The use of the sedative, administered to agitated patients by paramedics during emergency calls, is already the subject of outside reviews commissioned by the hospital and the city of Minneapolis. … ‘Hennepin Healthcare would never conduct research without appropriate consent from patients involved,’ hospital spokeswoman Christine Hill said in a statement Monday evening.”

Big music sale. The Pioneer Press’ Josh Verges reports: “The bankruptcy estate for McNally Smith College of Music will have nearly $1 million to distribute to creditors following the sale of the downtown St. Paul building and music equipment. … A three-day auction of recording equipment, amplifiers, musical instruments and more brought in $909,175 last week, according to a preliminary report to the bankruptcy trustee. … The estate previously received another $60,000 for items in the college cafeteria and auditorium. … The for-profit college, which moved to St. Paul from Minneapolis in 2001, abruptly closed in December after years of declining enrollment and a failed attempt to convert to nonprofit status.”

In other news…

Bad news from Wisconsin:Sauk County elk tests positive for CWD” [La Crosse Tribune]

Minnesotans caught in the trade war crossfire: EU motorcycle tariff aims at Harley, but hits Polaris, too” [Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal]

It’s pretty fast:Rochester team helps IBM create world's fastest computer” [Rochester Post Bulletin]

Very strange:Moorhead police: Naked toddler with knife found along Main Avenue” [Fargo Forum]

Queen of our hearts:How Dairy Queen conquered America in one fell scoop” [The Takeout]

Tickets:Cat Video Festival, Dawes, Dweezil Zappa, the Wailin’ Jennys” [Pioneer Press]

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Comments (2)

Hennepin Healthcare

PR wise, this would be a great time for Hennepin Healthcare to fade back to HCMC.

Administration..

of a potent anesthetic drug at the request of a law enforcement officer to a person without consent and then covering it up by claiming it is "research" is absolutely absurd. Do the initials "JM" ring any bells?