DFL sues for release of Stauber emails with NRCC

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Pete Stauber
Don’t use your work email for this stuff. The Duluth News Tribune’s Brady Slater reports: “The fight to disclose Pete Stauber’s emails could be headed to court. … The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said it served St. Louis County with a lawsuit Tuesday, requesting the contents of county email correspondence between Stauber and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Local Twitterers are picking up on this Minnesotan quoted at the end of a New York Times story about President Trump stoking fear of immigrants. To wit: “But Mr. Trump’s dystopian imagery has clearly left an impression with some. Carol Shields, 75, a Republican in northern Minnesota, said she was afraid that migrant gangs could take over people’s summer lake homes in the state. … ‘What’s to stop them?’ said Ms. Shields, a retired accountant. ‘We have a lot of people who live on lakes in the summer and winter someplace else. When they come back in the spring, their house would be occupied.’”

This should help bigly. The Star Tribune’s Kelly Smith reports:President Donald Trump tweeted out his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen late Monday night, even though Paulsen, who’s in a tight race for re-election, has tried to distance himself from his fellow Republican. … ‘Congressman Erik Paulsen of the Great State of Minnesota has done a fantastic job in cutting Taxes and Job Killing Regulations. Hard working and very smart,’ Trump tweeted at 11:22 p.m. ”

Very sad story about Dan Markingson’s mother. KMSP’s Jeff Baillon reports: “Mary Weiss lost her son while he was enrolled in a controversial drug study at the University of Minnesota. The case drew worldwide attention. … Weiss is now facing the loss of her home and retirement savings after being taken advantage of by someone she trusted, according to police.”

In other news…

Interesting:Grandson of pioneering black Minneapolis cop sues police department” [Star Tribune]

Joly good:How Best Buy survived the retail apocalypse” [The Week]

Leaving a bad taste:Brooklyn Park residents steamed up over Project Hotdish” [MPR]

Nice fish:Angler Sets 1st Northern Pike State Catch-And-Release Record” [WCCO]

Comments (11)

  1. Submitted by Carl Voss on 10/23/2018 - 02:12 pm.

    “Twitterers” should be “tweeps.”

  2. Submitted by Mike Chrun on 10/23/2018 - 02:24 pm.

    I don’t think it would be fair to make fun of Carol’s fears about migrant gangs taking over summer cabins in the winter while the owners are absent. Can easily imagine a scenario where a group of dangerous scofflaws from Moose Jaw or Flin Flon takes over someone’s fancy summer home on Lake Winnibigoshish in November and refuses to leave when the owners return from Florida in May.

    • Submitted by Colin Brownlow on 10/23/2018 - 03:32 pm.

      Beware the northern hordes hopped up on Labatts Blue.

      • Submitted by Henk Tobias on 10/23/2018 - 06:36 pm.

        Not just Labatts or Canadian Club, the just legalized Marijuana, so they’ll be all hopped up on the MaryJane too.

    • Submitted by Frank Phelan on 10/23/2018 - 05:36 pm.

      Reminds me of the story about when the golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez had an expensive car stolen from his southern California home.

      On being informed that the thieves likely had the car across the border by the time he discovered it missing, Chi Chi said, “Damn Canadians!”

  3. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 10/23/2018 - 03:38 pm.

    More migrants, less Carols.

  4. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 10/23/2018 - 04:48 pm.

    Mrs. Shields, please… I won’t make fun of your theory, I’ll just tell you that it’s (to be polite) nonsensical. If you’re going to have a lunatic conspiracy theory, at least make it something A) more universal; and B) something most of us (i.e., those of us not affluent enough to even HAVE a 2nd home on a lake) are going to care about.

    St. Charles County, Missouri (North and West of St. Louis) is an area that, despite massive daily traffic jams across the Missouri river during morning and evening rush hours, has steadfastly refused to countenance light rail, or any other form of mass transit. One resident was quoted as being afraid that anonymous “thieves” (we can guess what ethnic group those thieves might belong to) would – I’m not making this up – take the light rail from the city of St. Louis across St. Louis County and the Missouri River into St. Charles County, where these thieves would then break into homes, steal televisions from people’s living rooms, then carry those 50-inch televisions back to their own homes on the same light rail. Think – just for a moment – how utterly ludicrous that theory is. Mrs. Shields’ concerns are not far removed.

    “Fear is the mind-killer…” – Frank Herbert in “Dune.”

  5. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 10/23/2018 - 07:08 pm.

    This may be the only thing that I’ll ever say i defense of Donald Trump.
    What is often quoted as ‘bigly’ is really a very Noo Yawk ‘big league’.

  6. Submitted by R. Hanson on 10/24/2018 - 10:55 am.

    In Carol’s defense, people surreptitiously living in vacation condos actually does happen all the time in mountain towns. However, the practice is exclusive to white ski bums. The odd Minnesotan predilection to spend leisure time at a remote mosquito breeding ground is not shared by any other demographics. Especially during the winter – even Carol is not around.

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