On Thursday’s “MSNBC Live,” Stephanie Kemplin, one of Senator Al Franken’s (D-MN) accusers, criticized Franken for failing to take responsibility for his actions, including “trying to pass the buck onto other individuals, who possibly — they did commit the same things, maybe even more heinous than what he’s done.”
In the intervening 14 years, circumstances have changed for both men. Franken is now the U.S. senator from Minnesota and has just released a memoir, Al Franken: Giant of the Senate (Twelve). Bill O’Reilly? - Claire Kirch
Claire Kirch is a writer for Publishers Weekly, a well-known progressive activist and resides with DFL Duluth's City CLOWNcil President Joel Sipress.
On November 28th 2017, Investigators from the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Duluth Police Department arrested 39 year old Edell Jackson, of Duluth, and 30 year old Ashley Robinson, of Milwaukee, Wisc., following an investigation into the distribution of cocaine in the Twin Ports area. As a result of the investigation, investigators executed search warrants at apartments in the 100 block of North 56th Avenue West, the 2200 block of West 2nd Street and a motor vehicle. Jackson and Robinson were taken into custody without incident after being stopped by investigators in the 4800 block of Burning Tree Road. During the subsequent searches, investigators recovered approximately 177 grams of cocaine, including cocaine packaged for sale, drug packaging, digital scales and U.S. currency. Jackson and Robinson were lodged at the St. Louis County Jail.
On November 30th 2017, Edell Jackson was formally charged by the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office with 1st Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance and his bail was set at $200,000. Ashley Robinson was formally charged with 3rd Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance and her bail was set at $35,000.
At the time of his arrest, Edell Jackson was on supervised release from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Jackson had been convicted in St. Louis County in 2012 following a Task Force investigation for 2nd Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance and 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced as a career offender to 117 months in prison. Jackson was released from prison by the Minnesota Department of Corrections in May 2017, after serving approximately 77 months of his sentence. Jackson was scheduled to be on supervised release with Arrowhead Regional Corrections until 2020 for that conviction. Jackson also has a conviction in St. Louis County from 2011 for 2nd Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance for which he was sentenced to 78 months in prison.
The officers in the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force will continue their efforts to protect the citizens of Duluth and the Twin Ports from violent recidivist offenders.
ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate. Reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure.
DFL Country Minnesota is known for two things. Electing idiots like Al Franken, Jesse Ventura and Keith Ellison. The other thing they are known for is the that they were the laughingstock of the country in 1984 as being the only state to vote for Walter Mondale for president. Now, Minnesota voters are really feeling embarrassed having Al Franken as their Senator.
Have we entered a time when justice will begin to prevail in America? For decades, celebrities, politicians and those in other positions of power have been engaging in very serious sexual misconduct, and victims have felt powerless to do anything about it.
Former judge admits concealing payments he got from Brady campaign
A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady has agreed to cooperate – and potentially testify — in an ongoing federal investigation into $90,000 he says the congressman’s campaign gave him to drop out of a 2012 primary race.
A leading Democratic congressman settled a wrongful dismissal complaint for more than $27,000 in taxpayer funding after he allegedly fired the staffer because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances”
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of a Level III Predatory Offender relocating to the 4700 block of Rice Lake Road in Duluth.
Timothy Scott Alan Davich, 50 has a history of sexual contact with minor male victims ages 6-16. Some contact occurred on numerous occasions over a number of years; he was known to his victims. Contact included sexual touching and penetration, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Davich is described as a white male, 5′ 8″ tall, 221 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Residents are reminded that the individual has served the sentenced imposed on him by the court and is transitioning within the community. This notification is not intended to increase fear in the community, but simply to inform the public.
The Duluth Police Department would like to notify the public on the release and relocation of Level III Predatory Offender 55 year old, Willie James Vaughn-Bey. Vaughn-Bey is currently living in the vicinity of the 200 North block of 22nd Avenue West in Duluth. Offender has a history of sexual contact with teenage and adult female victims. Contact included sexual touching; contact with the adult victim also included penetration. Force was used to gain compliance and the offender was known to both victims. Vaughn-Bey is described as a black male, 5’9" tall, 177 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair.
Fact sheets on Vaughn-Bey will be available online at www.doc.state.mn.us/level3/search.asp and at the Duluth Police Department. For more information, contact Sergeant Tait Erickson of the Duluth Police Department at (218) 730-5609.
Superior, Wisconsin has been named one of the Best Small Cities to Start a Business in a 2017 study conducted by WalletHub. Superior was ranked 16 out of 1,200 small cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000.
WalletHub used three key dimensions to determine the rankings: Business Environment, Access to Resources, and Business Costs. Superior scored highest in the Business Environment rank with a 32 and received an overall score of 48.39.
Other regional cities were also ranked, including West Fargo, Grand Forks, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Wausau and DFL Duluth.
Minnesota’s 59 percent premium increases on its individual health insurance market have been shocking consumers and politicians alike, but they’re not even the highest in the country.
New figures released Monday show an average premium increase of 25 percent in the 39 states using the federal HealthCare.gov insurance exchange. Minnesota uses a state-run exchange, MNsure. Among the 43 states with available data, Minnesota has the fourth-highest premium increase, behind Tennessee, Oklahoma and the 116 percent increase in Arizona. All three states use HealthCare.gov.
After spending all of last week in Minnesota, UTT’s professional assessment of the enemy situation is this: the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota – known as the “Twin Cities” – are in enemy-held territory. They are, at least for the time being, lost – meaning, they are under the control of a collaborative jihadist/marxist element there.
The purpose of the Islamic Movement here – per their stated doctrine – is to wage Civilization Jihad until America becomes an Islamic State under sharia (Islamic Law).
College is going to be one of the biggest investments of your life...which is why you should just trust what the student loan companies tell you without even thinking twice about how much you could be screwed after school has ended.