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Trump thanks Minneapolis police union chief, praises t-shirts

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Federal appointment forthcoming? WCCO reports: “President Donald Trump continues to focus in on Minneapolis with a barrage of tweets Tuesday morning ahead of Thursday’s rally. Now, he’s complimenting the Minneapolis police union. … Trump personally thanked Lt. Bob Kroll, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis president, for his ‘kind words’ during a recent Fox and Friends interview.

On the front lines of the battle against CWD. MPR’s John Enger reports: “Marv Stroschein and his Crow Wing County, Minn., landfill crew poured gallons of kerosene onto a huge pile of cordwood in an incinerator the size of a shipping container, then tossed in a road flare to light it up. … Supercharged with oxygen, temperatures inside the massive open-air incinerator top out at 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit. Stroschein needed at least 1,000 degrees — near the melting point of aluminum — to kill what he was hunting this day: prions, the deformed brain and nerve cells of deer carcasses infected with chronic wasting disease.

Another Eighth District challenger. The  Forum News Service reports (via the Duluth New Tribune):Marjorie ‘Marje’ Holmstrom-Sabo announced her candidacy to represent Minnesota’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives in the upcoming 2020 election. … Holmstrom-Sabo is the second candidate this month to announce a challenge to incumbent U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Duluth. Democrat Quinn Nystrom of Baxter officially kicked off her campaign Thursday, Oct. 3. Holmstrom-Sabo’s official announcement will take place at noon Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine View in Hibbing.”

Beats leaving the house. The Star Tribune’s David La Vaque reports: “Two ranked football teams. Bleachers packed with fans representing each. … A playoff atmosphere permeated everything about the Class 6A, top-10 game last Friday between Lakeville’s two high schools: then-No. 1 North and South. … Those with a rooting interest who were either unwilling or unable to attend could catch a live video stream of the game on their computer or smartphone. … Once a novelty at the local high school level, livestreaming has become a more prominent part of the broadcasting landscape.”

In other news…

Congratulations:Marlon James, Laili Lalami are National Book Award nominees” [Star Tribune]

Twins win:Rollin’ Twins win 2019 Wheelchair Softball World Series” [KMSP]

Another media bankruptcy:Tiger Oak Media, publisher of Minnesota Bride magazine, files for bankruptcy” [Star Tribune]

They could use the help:Target donates $250,000 to University of Minnesota to boost cybersecurity program” [Star Tribune]

Also in Big Red news:Target powering Toys ‘R’ Us relaunch” [Star Tribune]

How sweet it isn’t:Women sue Post over shortage of honey in Honey Bunches of Oats” [City Pages]

Remember “The Chalice”?An Oral History of Lizzo’s Rise to Fame” [Minneapolis.St.Paul]

Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Henk Tobias on 10/08/2019 - 01:21 pm.

    Hmmm..Lawless Anti-Union President thanks head of Minneapolis Police Union for his support. Somebody is letting their emotions get in the way of the common sense.

    • Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/08/2019 - 05:14 pm.

      The President’s not anti-union. He’s worked with the building trades for 40 years.

      • Submitted by lisa miller on 10/08/2019 - 07:00 pm.

        He just doesn’t pay them and expects them to agree with him.

      • Submitted by ian wade on 10/08/2019 - 08:01 pm.

        Funny how no unions ever endorse him.

      • Submitted by Frank Phelan on 10/08/2019 - 08:43 pm.

        Then why is his administration going to trash the building trades apprenticeship programs?

      • Submitted by Edward Blaise on 10/09/2019 - 05:32 am.

        Look a little closer.

        He has stiffed building trades contractors for over 40 years. And he has bragged about it as a cost containment strategy:
        “Let them sue me”

        You are not a union supporter if you don’t pay for the work done by companies big and small.

        How would you like to be a 10 person building trades start up, get a Trump contract only to be later put out of business by this serial cheater?

  2. Submitted by Frank Phelan on 10/08/2019 - 08:44 pm.

    Does anyone know if those tee shirts are union made?

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