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More Security Than Protesters At Minnesota Capitol

No Arrests Reported

ST. PAUL, Minn. — There were two small protests at the Minnesota State Capitol this weekend, one on Saturday and another on Sunday. Around 50 Pro-Trump protestors from the “Hold the Line” campaign showed up. They wanted to distance themselves from the U.S. Capitol protestors and protest peacefully. Security measures were in place with police officers, state troopers, and the…

Security officials want people to avoid Minnesota Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Security officials are asking Minnesotans to consider staying away from the state Capitol complex unless they have specific planned activities or business there. The request comes amid growing concern about potential attacks at state capitols ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. It follows last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump. Gov….

Man who toppled Columbus statue in St. Paul will avoid jail

ST. PAUL, Minn. – An activist who knocked over a Christopher Columbus statue on state Capitol grounds during a rally over the death of George Floyd will not serve jail time. A plea agreement finalized Monday between prosecutors and defense attorney states that Mike Forcia must perform 100 hours of community service, write a letter acknowledging the damage he caused…

Navy Veteran begins journey from Moorhead to St. Paul by wheelchair

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Twenty years ago, Kevin “NeSe” Shores began his 270 mile journey from Moorhead City Hall to the capitol building in St. Paul in his wheelchair. That first journey was to bring attention to the Gulf War Illness, which causes fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, and insomnia in approximately 250,000 veterans who returned home from the 1991 Gulf…

Fire destroys building under construction in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Firefighters fought a massive blaze in downtown St. Paul that engulfed a building that was under construction. The building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, a $69-million apartment building and hotel complex located across from the Xcel Energy Center. The fire started around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Before daybreak, flames shot into the sky several hundred feet, leaving…