Klobuchar raises more than $1 million in 48 hours after launching presidential bid

From the AP: “Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s campaign says the Democrat raised more than $1 million in the 48 hours after launching her presidential bidKlobuchar kicked off her candidacy Sunday during a snowy rally in Minneapolis. Her campaign says the money was raised from ‘online and grassroots supporters.’ She is one of the few Democrats running for the presidency who has voluntarily released early fundraising figures.”

The AP is reporting, “North Dakota will sue the federal government to try to recoup the $38 million it spent policing the prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline — a tactic one expert believes has little chance of success. The Army Corps of Engineers didn’t respond to an administrative claim filed last July, so a lawsuit is the next step, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Tuesday.”

WCCO reports: “A Twin Cities family is dealing with the fallout from a popular holiday gift that promises to trace your roots. … It seemed like a harmless move, after Dave Lundquist and his wife, Cheryl, watched the commercials for a simple saliva test. … But $100 and six weeks later, Dave discovered a mysterious branch on his family tree. … ‘I was always told I was Scandinavian. Stories about my grandparents being born in Sweden,’ he recalled. … Instead, Dave’s results showed 2,000 matches made in Mexico. The real bombshell was that Dave has a different father than his siblings, a family secret he never knew.”

KSTP-TV reports: “New information from the Minnesota Department of Health shows at the end of 2018, there were more than 14,500 people enrolled in the state’s medicinal marijuana program compared to a little more than 8,000 at the end of 2017. The highest percentage of patients, at 64 percent, use the program to treat intractable pain and the next highest condition treated is post-traumatic stress, at 16 percent.”

MPR’s Brandt Williams writes: “Minneapolis and federal law enforcement officials Tuesday praised the ‘tenacious efforts’ of investigators whose work led to an arrest in a 25-year-old murder case. In 1993, Jeanne Ann Childs, then 35, was found dead in the bedroom of her apartment in the 3100 block of Pillsbury Ave. S. in Minneapolis. The man suspected of killing Childs was arrested in Waite Park, Minn., and booked into the Hennepin County Jail Monday night, where he awaits formal charges.”

Says Emily Cassel at City Pages, “Lately, it feels like we’ve been talking about food waste as much as we have… you know. Food. There’s the new Colita in south Minneapolis, where the cocktails are as inventive as the zero-waste bar program. In November, we wrote about places like Bardo and Urban Forage that are turning once-discarded scraps into ciders and simple syrups. Just days ago, in the CP People Issue, we profiled the produce rescuers behind Twin Cities Food Justice. So maybe it’s not so surprising that Tare Market — the first waste-free grocer in the state, and one of only a few in the country — just announced it will open in Minneapolis later this year.”

In the Pioneer Press, from Deanna Weniger. “The Dakota County sheriff’s office is looking for the people that helped push a car off railroad tracks in Hastings Tuesday morning. … Police were called to the tracks by Ravenna Trail and Polk Avenue about 4:41 a.m Tuesday. Although dispatch requested Canadian Pacific Railway stop all trains on those tracks, there wasn’t enough time to avoid a collision. Three bystanders pushed the vehicle off the tracks while the car’s owner was still inside.”

In the Forum News Service we have this: “An abundance of turkeys has become a nuisance for Moorhead residents, so the City Council approved a plan Monday to relocate 75 of the birds to eastern South Dakota. … The partnership with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks that the council approved Monday would go forward with the rocket net option.”


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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by John Roberts on 02/13/2019 - 06:00 am.

    Wait what? Rocket net option?

  2. Submitted by Paul Yochim on 02/13/2019 - 08:57 am.

    It is only a matter of time before these companies that process one’s DNA fall into the hands of the government. 23 and Me is owned by Glaxo Smith Kline. It is only a matter of time.

    Are these companies bound by privacy laws? I wonder.

    Watson and Crick would be turning over in their graves if they knew the scams that were created with their ground breaking discovery.

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