Majority of Minnesota voters disapprove of Trump’s handling of immigration
MPR Mark Zdechlik reports: “The repression of immigration was a central theme of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign…. But many Minnesotans disagree with Trump’s leadership on immigration. These divisions are clearly highlighted in the latest MPR News / Star Tribune Minnesota poll. The survey of 800 likely voters found that 42% approve of Trump’s handling of immigration policy while 52% disapprove; 6 percent were unsure.
From WCCO-TV: “Students at St. Paul’s University in St. Thomas call for change after a student woke up with a racist message written on his dormitory door. A crowd of more than 1,000 students, teachers and staff gathered Thursday afternoon at the Anderson Student Center for a sit-in to support first-year Kevyn Perkins, the recipient of the racist message.
Said Paul Walsh for the Strib, “Municipal Minnesota liquor stores had another record year of increased profitability in 2017, the year the Sunday sales took effect, according to a state report released on Thursday. Municipal liquor sales for the last year statewide increased $ 4.5 million from 2016 and totaled nearly $ 349 million, according to the Office of the Auditor. This represents an increase of 1.3 percent.
Said Mikkel Pates for the Grand Forks Herald, “The General Manager of the Grain Elevator and his wife embarked on a safari hunt in Australia within 30 days of a multi-million dollar fraud that forced the Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative to sell and sell itself. dissolve, officials said in a complaint. Elevator attorney Erik Ahlgren of Fergus Falls filed a civil complaint with Grant County District Court on Oct. 16. claiming $ 9.8 million in actual and punitive damages. The co-op details $ 4,900,186.72 in amounts not authorized by former general manager Jerry Hennessey.
AT City Pages, writes Hannah Jones, “… Minnesota’s US House race is second in the country for independent spending at $ 38 million, according to data from Federal Election Commission. It sits just above Texas and Georgia at $ 36 million and $ 35 million respectively, and follows California at $ 90 million on Thursday morning. (That is subject to change. The numbers are climbing fast.) Lest we sell ourselves (or our elections) short, let’s remember that Minnesota has only eight districts, compared to 53 in California or 14 in Georgia. If you break it down by outside spending by district, Minnesota actually tops the list with $ 4.75 million.
Said an MPR story, “Seven new electric buses will soon be plying the streets of Duluth. the Duluth Transit Authority was one of 10 transit systems across the country to receive a federal grant to acquire the buses. They were presented to the public on Thursday. They are not carrying passengers yet – there is testing and training to be done before the buses enter service on November 19. … The buses will not be zero emissions – due to the low temperatures seen in Duluth, the buses have a diesel backup heater.
A History of the Atlantic by Peter Bildsten, former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, said, “Wisconsin has some of the most lax laws in the country when it comes to small loan amounts like payday loans and auto loans. … The average interest rate charged on a payday loan here is 585%, and some lenders charge up to 1000%. … When a payday loan industry lobbyist asked to meet with me to discuss yet another request for regulatory “relief”, I rejected it. Fifteen minutes later, I received a call from the governor’s office directing me to give full consideration to the lobbyist’s requests. because he represented big supporters of the administration.
Said Isabella Murray for the PiPress, “S. Paul’s downtown airport has a new tenant – a facility for luxury travel. Local private planes and charter company Best Jets unveiled their new operation at the airport on Thursday. … The best Jets can seat up to 19 and prices range from $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 an hour. Most of the trips the company arranges are for business, although clients also use services for personal travel.
Said Tony Bown in the gang, “Without ceremony, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced last week that it had called a final “public review and comment period” before construction of the proposed 13½-mile Minnesota Valley State Trail, from the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, all in Bloomington. Meanwhile, to the north in the Carver Park Preserve, also without pomp or fanfare, preliminary work continued on sections of the Baker / Carver Regional Trail… These quiet events were certainly celebrated elsewhere – probably with beer mugs. beer tinted on unfolded maps – by adventurers of the region’s extensive cycle path.