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Klobuchar calls for impeachment proceedings against Trump

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar

This is new. The AP reports (via KSTP):Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she would support impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump ‘beginning now.’ … The Minnesota senator’s comment to CNN Friday followed Trump’s statement this week that he’d take information from a foreign power that offered dirt on an opponent.”

Jamar Clark case update. The Star Tribune’s Rochelle Olson reports: “A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a 24-year-old man in November 2015 has been formally dismissed as a defendant in the excessive force lawsuit filed by the victim’s family. … Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Davis issued a one-page order dismissing the claims against officer Dustin Schwarze, with prejudice. That means the suit cannot be refiled against him.

It was quite a winter. The Pioneer Press’ Zekriah Chaudhry writes: “Work crews are scrambling to repair snow damage to the nearly century-old Minnesota State Fair cattle barn roof in time for this year’s Great Get-together. … About 20 percent of the 117,000-square-foot building’s roof collapsed March 12 after a weekend of heavy snow hit the Twin Cities. Repair costs, which are still accruing, have already topped $1 million, according to State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer.

Cars are still king. KMSP’s Courtney Godfrey says:Park officials have dropped a proposal that would have closed two busy streets for summer weekends, as part of a plan to bring more foot traffic along the river in Minneapolis. … Wednesday evening, a resolution directing staff to develop a framework for a pilot program was not approved by city park board commissioners.”

Happy Flag Day! MPR’s Tim Nelson report: “The Fourth of July gets fireworks and flyovers. Flag Day tends to be a much quieter patriotic observance. It doesn’t come with a day off from work, so the anniversary that marks the official adoption of the American flag in 1777 is sometimes overlooked. … But in St. Paul, the annual tribute to the Stars and Stripes is impossible to miss along some busy thoroughfares decked out in a festive display of red, white and blue. … Small plastic flags appear by the thousands each Flag Day without explanation, notice or any public funding.

In other news…

Big Red going green:Target Corporation Goes for 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030” [Energy Manager Today]

Lock your cars:String of burglaries continues in metro area” [KSTP]

Might be a tough sell:Months after murder-suicide, $12M Minnesota mansion hits the market” [City Pages]

Probably not long for this world:Tiny Home On Sale For $425K” [Patch]

Get your Instagram and put it back:DNR urges anglers to throw big sunfish back” [KARE]

So Madison, Wisconsin has a Taco Bell with booze now:Never a victory so Twisted” [Tone Madison]

They seem really bad this year:Inside Mosquito Central” [Mpls.St.Paul]

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Tom Anderson on 06/14/2019 - 09:53 pm.

    Sen. Amy needs to do something fast, this must be it.

    How on earth does The Glean not have something on our local tax cheat Representative yet? If any other Minnesotan filed taxes as “Married Filing Jointly” without actually being married to the person with whom the taxes were filed it would be, well, illegal.

    • Submitted by Ed Day on 06/16/2019 - 11:37 am.

      Indeed. A thorough review of income tax returns can reveal insights into a politician’s personal life as well as illegal activity.

  2. Submitted by Paul Yochim on 06/15/2019 - 07:49 am.

    Senator Klobuchar needs all of the help she can get in the ratings department and it appears that this is the way to do it. Since she cannot move further to the left (yet) because Bernie Sanders has the spot occupied and she’s not the “common man or woman” like Joe Biden, she’s left with this.

    If a candidate were actually running for something instead of against something (or someone) maybe they would have more appeal.

    What is the number of candidates up to in the Democratic Party these days? I can’t keep up with it.

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