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25 Jun 19
Lutherans Restoring Creation

The kingdom calls for down-to-earth benefits for the entire community. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary—Year C by Dennis Ormseth Reading for Series C: 2012-2013 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm 66:1–9 (4) Galatians 6:[1–6] 7–16 Luke 10:1–11, 16–20 This Sunday’s scriptures provide a basis for extending our reflections from the previous Sunday on the […]

25 Jun 19
Financial Post

The Fed chairman also highlighted the importance of the central bank’s autonomy from political interference, but didn’t mention Trump by name

25 Jun 19
PC Mobile Pro

Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown – Minneapolis Star Tribune https://t.co/29S7pvMkLQ — PC Mobile Pro (@pcmobilepro) June 25, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/pcmobilepro June 25, 2019 at 07:25AM Mexico's migrant shelters overwhelmed in crackdown – Minneapolis Star Tribune https://t.co/29S7pvMkLQ — PC Mobile Pro (@pcmobilepro) June 25, 2019

25 Jun 19
NOPF NEWS

Where to start, well the 3 week road trip has covered 6,310 miles with seeing up to 60 places that I wanted to see and other stops that caught my eye. I started from flying over to Minneapolis, picked my car up and went off from there.  The plan was to do a loop round […]

25 Jun 19
WCCO | CBS Minnesota

A Minnesota state representative is asking for U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar to be investigated for a number of alleged crimes, including tax fraud, immigration fraud, student loan fraud, and perjury.

25 Jun 19
MinnPost
[image_credit]MinnPost photo by Greta Kaul[/image_credit][image_caption]The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness[/image_caption]Make Antofagasta Great Again. The New York Times’ Hiroko Tabuchi and Steve Eder report: “In the waning months of the Obama administration, a Chilean conglomerate was losing a fight with the United States government over a copper mine that it wanted to build near a pristine wilderness area in Minnesota. … The election of President Trump, with his business-friendly bent, turned out to be a game-changer for the project. … Beginning in the early weeks of Mr. Trump’s presidency, the administration worked at a high level to remove roadblocks to the proposed mine, government emails and calendars show, overruling concerns that it could harm the Boundary Waters, a vast landscape of federally protected lakes and forests along the border with Canada.” Mayo spends some bread. The Star Tribune’s Christopher Snowbeck reports: “Mayo Clinic plans to build a $233 million facility for cancer patients at its Florida hospital that includes ‘proton beam’ radiation, an advanced treatment that Mayo currently provides at medical centers in Rochester and Phoenix after making big infrastructure investments earlier this decade. … The 140,000-square-foot facility being planned for Jacksonville is scheduled for completion in 2023.” All wet. MPR’s Dan Gunderson reports: “The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project encountered a major setback when the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District and its managers voted against a permit for the $2.75 billion project at a meeting Monday night. … The vote was 3-3, which wasn’t enough to provide a majority for the permit, thus it was denied.” This might come up during the election this fall. KMSP’s Courtney Godfrey reports: “A St. Paul City Councilor isn’t backing down after social media posts resurfaced last week where he expressed anti-gay sentiment. … ‘I’m not homophobic,’ he said. ‘There’s nothing in me that is homophobic.’ … Ward 6 Councilor Kassim Busuri released a new statement Monday asking for ‘understanding and compassion’ of traditional Muslim beliefs, calling on a respectful dialogue among members of his party. … Busuri is facing backlash from Facebook comments he made in 2013, 2014 and 2015.” [cms_ad:x100]Also in St. Paul city politics. The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo reports: “The St. Paul DFL endorsed three candidates for school board on Sunday after multiple ballots, but not without giving a City Council member an old-fashioned talking-to and an unofficial benching following accusations he had spread misinformation. … As the eight candidates and their campaign workers pressed delegates for their support, party leaders took aside St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao and encouraged him to avoid further contact with delegates and take a seat where they could keep an eye on him.” In other news… Should be packed: “Hearing, rally on ending protection for gray wolves coming to Brainerd” [MPR] Minnesota case: “Cop Gets $585K After Colleagues Snooped on Her DMV Data” [Wired] From the Rochester skyways: “Is locking skyways at night the answer?” [Rochester Post Bulletin] Bipartisan win: “Stauber, Klobuchar, Smith applaud $190000 EDA grant for Itasca County” [Brainerd Dispatch] Sure it did: “Final Four Weekend Generates $143M For Minnesota” [WCCO] Too many other drivers: “Census Bureau: Average Commute Time In Minnesota Is 24 Minutes” [WCCO] Why not: “Finnegans’ hemp oil beer is the first of its kind in Minnesota — and it’s good” [Pioneer Press] [cms_ad:x101]How rude: “Charges: Naked burglar ignored homeowners” [Mankato Free Press] Take a gander at the photo: “A family of geese created a traffic jam in suburban Minneapolis this morning” [City Pages]
25 Jun 19
Mother Jones
A Minneapolis murderer and serial rapist, Darrell Rea, slipped through the fingers of local law enforcement for decades after killing 17-year-old Lorri Mesedahl in 1983—sexually abusing his stepdaughters and raping two more women in the years that followed. On Tuesday, in Hennepin County District Court, Rea was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison for the second-degree murder of Mesedahl with intent, under Minnesota’s sentencing guidelines from the early 1980s. He will likely serve just over five years before being released under supervision. He is 64 years old.  Rea denied involvement in Mesedahl’s death and did not express remorse in the courtroom.  As detailed in my investigation published this week, Rea could be not be charged for either the rapes of Barbara Briggs or Mary-Scott Hunter, even though there is DNA evidence linking him to the assaults, because of the three-year statute of limitations in effect when the attacks took place. (A similar situation is facing magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll, who last week accused President Donald Trump of raping her in a New York department store in the mid 1990s, according to former Bronx sex crimes prosecutor Roger Canaff.) Hennepin County prosecutors also declined to charged the sexual abuse of Rea’s stepdaughters, Monique Stevens and Naomie Rondo, in the late 1980s. “Darrell won the game,” said Del Young, Mesedahl’s stepbrother, through tears in his victim impact statement to Judge Tamara Garcia on Tuesday morning. “No matter what happens in this court here today.” In coming to Rea’s guilty verdict last month, Judge Garcia considered evidence from the 1988 attack on Briggs, whom Rea raped and stabbed in the neck. Still, Briggs was not permitted to read her victim impact statement aloud in the courtroom this week, but she shared it in writing with the judge. “I have come to the conclusion I will never see justice,” she wrote. “This 10 year sentence is just enough to get him madder. A slap on the wrist.” She signed it: “scarred, sad, and feeling hopeless at times.” [inline_image id=”attachment_761872″ align=”none” width=”990″][figcap] Minneapolis Police Sergeant Chris Karakostas at the spot were Lorri Mesedahl’s body was found. [credit]Madison Pauly[/credit][/figcap][/inline_image]Stevens and Rondo, Rea’s stepdaughters, gripped each other’s hands tightly in the courtroom. They too submitted victim impact statements to the judge, but were not permitted to read the statements aloud. “I get out of bed every morning and tell myself I am going to face the day,” Stevens wrote. “I am not going to let this man define me. I am not going to let what happened to me, define who I am.”  “The abuse I suffered changed who I became and shaped my personality,” wrote Rondo. She added, “I am a fighter and refuse to let the abuse control me.” Just before she read Rea’s sentence, Judge Garcia acknowledged their statements, telling the courtroom, “I would like all of you who wrote to me to know that I have heard each and every one of you.” Hunter, who was raped by Rea in 1987,  told me she is glad she did not have to deliver a victim impact statement in court. “I am not afraid to be vulnerable with people, but I consider it a sign of trust (or a leap of humanistic faith) when I am,” she wrote to me recently. “I believe that when folks are willingly and honestly vulnerable with each other, it’s a real gift. And, for obvious reasons, he doesn’t deserve that from me.” Though Rea’s sentencing concludes the Mesedahl murder case, the law enforcement team that investigated the crime—and other crimes by Rea—isn’t done. “I think any investigator who worked, even touched this case, or knows anything about it, would agree that the probability that there are other victims out there, either living or dead, is probably pretty good,” Minneapolis Police Sergeant Chris Karakostas told me. As I detail in the investigation: Now that Rea has been convicted of murder, he will be legally obligated to hand over a new DNA sample. And unlike the bloodstain from Briggs’ shirt, this one will be uploaded to the FBI’s national database. From now on, it will be automatically compared to unknown DNA from crime scenes across the country. When Rea’s DNA enters the system, Karakostas will be waiting to see if more hits come back from cases outside Minnesota. One day, he speculates, there could be another prosecution. In that future case, a judge could rule that the experiences of Hunter and Stevens count as corroborating evidence. Maybe they could still get some kind of day in court. “There’s a lot of women out there that really don’t have some justice for what happened to them,” Karakostas says. Just before Rea entered the courtroom Tuesday, Karie Gibson, a member of the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit and part of the law enforcement team that worked on the Mesedahl case, leaned over to speak to me. “I don’t think today’s the last day we’ll be hearing about him,” she said.
25 Jun 19
WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The first ever Minneapolis Comedy Festival starts Tuesday. And while you won’t see any Minnesota natives in the line-up, there are some big names. Seth Meyers, Bob Newhart and George Lopez will all perform at different theatres on Friday. Dax Shepard is here on Saturday. To learn more click here.

25 Jun 19
Consequence of Sound
Watch out, earthlings — GWAR are set to destroy a city near you this fall. The intergalactic metal band will headline the “Use Your Collusion Tour” with support from Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, and Against the Grain. The extensive trek kicks off September 12th in Norfork, Virginia, and runs through a November 5th show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Watch a video announcement from GWAR member Pustulus Maximus’ personal hand puppet below. GWAR are still touring in support of 2017’s The Blood of Gods, while thrash veterans Sacred Reich recently announced an August 23rd release for Awakening, their first studio album in 23 years. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, June 28th, and will also be available here once shows sell out. GWAR 2019 Tour Dates with Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, and Against the Grain: 09/12 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa * 09/13 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre * 09/14 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest # 09/15 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s * 09/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection 09/18 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic 09/19 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall 09/20 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine 09/21 – Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel 09/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade 09/23 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 09/24 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor 09/25 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live 09/27 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life # 09/28 – Greensboro, NC @ The Cone Denim Entertainment Center 09/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! 09/30 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House 10/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom 10/02 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 10/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall 10/05 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 10/06 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club 10/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave 10/09 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s 10/10 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 10/11 – Minneapolis. MN @ Skyway Theatre 10/12 – Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC 10/13 – Denver, CO @ Summit 10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 10/16 – Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse 10/17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom 10/18 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 10/19 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory 10/20 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory 10/21 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO 10/23 – Fresno, CA @ Tioga-Sequoia Brewery 10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater 10/25 – Garden Grove, CA @ Garden Amp 10/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club 10/27 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee 10/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater 10/30 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom 10/31 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live 11/01 – Austin, TX @ Empire Garage 11/02 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live 11/04 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In 11/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue * = no Toxic Holocaust # = festival performance
25 Jun 19
Vents Magazine

Critically acclaimed The New Pornographers are set to tour North America this fall, kicking off the run of dates in Woodstock, NY on September 19. Presale begins tomorrow, June 26 at 10am local. Sign up at thenewpornographers.com now for access to the presale. The tour includes dates at Chicago’s Vic Theatre, Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club andNew York’s Brooklyn Steel, see below for a complete itinerary. New music from the band is forthcoming, […]

25 Jun 19
CollegeBasketballTalk

Key offseason storylines and our way-too-early power rankings.

25 Jun 19
Superior Reads

Dessa is a rapper, singer, and member of the Doomtree hip-hop crew – she’s also a brilliant essayist with a philosophy degree and a keen interest in science. In her new collection of essays, My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science and Senseless Love,  she examines love, science, and language. In […]

25 Jun 19
News Directory

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25 Jun 19
Consequence of Sound
The New Pornographers have announced new tour dates for later this year. It marks the band’s first proper outing in two years. The 15-date trek kicks off in Toronto on August 17th and wraps up in Atlanta on November 12th. Along the way, the New Pornographers will perform at Pygmalion Music Festival in Urbana, IL and Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival in Columbia, MO. (Read: The 10 Greatest Supergroups of All Time) What’s the occasion for the tour? Well, supposedly there’s new music from the band forthcoming. In the meantime, revisit the New Pornographers’ last album, 2017’s Whiteout Conditions, as well as a live rendition of the title track as performed on Late Show with Stephen Colbert that same year. Presale tickets for their upcoming tour go on sale June 26th at 10 a.m. local time. Visit the band’s website for more information. Check out the full list of tour dates below. The New Pornographers 2019 Tour Dates:  08/17 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall 09/19 — Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios 09/27 — Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre 09/28 — Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival 09/29 — Columbia, MO @ Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival 10/01 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue 10/02 — Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre 10/03 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre 11/04 — Boston, MA @ Royale 11/05 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 11/07 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel 11/08 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 11/10 — Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom 11/11 — Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel 11/12 — Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre