The internet was entranced by a raccoon that climbed to the top of a Minnesota skyscraper

Guardian News / YouTube The internet was gripped by a daring raccoon that climbed a 23-storey skyscraper in Minnesota, USA. Nicknamed the #MPRraccoon after a local radio station, the animal drew small crowds and a lot of online support. The raccoon finally made it to the top of the building at 3 AM this morning, […]

The Scott Walker of Minnesota Is Ready for His Close-up

The candidates scrunch together in front of the fireplace, with frozen practiced smiles. The photographer crouches. A hush falls over the well-dressed donors and activists on hand for an evening of “candidate speed dating” at Edina Country Club, one of Minnesota’s most exclusive addresses. Just before the shutter clicks, one of the four breaks ranks. […]

The 2017 Minnesota High School All Hockey Hair Team has been unveiled and it is as fantastic as ever

YouTube/Game On! Minnesota This year’s Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team have been announced. In a first, the top spot went to a player from the girls’ state tournament. Our personal faves were two players dubbed the “Jolly Ginger Giant” and the “Railroad Baron.” In what has become one of the most highly anticipated […]

Minnesota police remove ‘disgusting’ memorial to woman shot by Somali cop

Police in Minneapolis have removed a candlelit memorial for Justine Ruszczyk Damond, an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis officer, after discovering the shrine was placed by ethno-nationalists. On Friday, members of Identity Evropa took credit for placing 12 candles, several roses, and a sign that read “United We Stand” outside the […]

Techstars launches Minnesota accelerator for agriculture and food startups

International startup accelerator Techstars announced today that it is launching a new ag tech accelerator in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Called the Farm-to-Fork Accelerator, the program will be managed by Brett Brohl, previously an entrepreneur in resident at Techstar’s Retail Accelerator, also based in Minnesota. Cargill and Ecolab, some of the largest players in the ag tech […]

Minnesota governor calls mosque bombing an ‘act of terrorism’

Thomson Reuters (Reuters) – Minnesota’s governor called the bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis the previous day “an act of terrorism” during a visit to the site on Sunday. Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, were called on Saturday at 5:05 a.m. local time about an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq mosque, after a bomb was […]

Release of 40k mink in Minnesota dubbed ‘domestic terrorism’ by sheriff

Nearly 40,000 domesticated American mink have been released into the wild by trespassers, and now a family-owned farm in Minnesota is scrambling to gather the small, semi-aquatic mammals. Authorities have deemed the incident “a disaster.” Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson of Eden Valley is calling it “domestic terrorism.” The FBI has joined the investigation and […]

‘Honk against Satan!’: Hundreds of Catholics protest Satanic statue in Minnesota (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Jul, 2017 14:32 Hundreds of Catholic demonstrators have turned out to protest the planned installation of a satanic statue at a Minnesota memorial park. Saturday’s protest saw droves of protesters sing and pray while holding placards that read “Satan is evil, evil has no rights“, “Honk against Satan” and “Satan takes souls […]

Thousands protest in Minnesota after officer acquitted in death of Philando Castile

Published time: 17 Jun, 2017 03:09 Edited time: 17 Jun, 2017 03:20 Protesters took to the streets across St. Paul, Minnesota, after a jury found former St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the 2016 shooting of motorist Philando Castile. Read More – Not guilty: Minnesota jury acquits officer who shot Philando Castile  […]