• City Council blocks our right to vote

    BY ED FELIEN The City Council voted on Friday, Aug. 5, to deny petitions to allow us to vote on two proposals that would greatly benefit the public welfare. One proposal would have required Minneapolis police officers to carry insurance so the city wouldn’t have to pay out damages when a court rules that an officer acted improperly and harmfully. […]

    City Council blocks our right to vote
  • IIhan Omar wins in 60B

    BY ED FELIEN Against amazing odds, Ilhan Omar, Somali-American mother of three, won a difficult DFL Primary Tuesday, Aug. 9.  She got 2,404 votes—almost 41 percent.  Mohamud Noor, another Somali American, received 1,738 votes, or 29.6 percent, and long-time incumbent Phyllis Kahn got 1,726 votes, or 29.4 percent. “We are uniting the diverse voices of our district—long-term residents, East African […]

    IIhan Omar wins in 60B
  • ‘Who gonna take away his license to kill?

    BY ED FELIEN Now, they take him and they teach him And they groom him for life And they set him on a path where he’s bound to get ill Then they bury him with stars, sell his body like they do used cars Now, there’s a woman on my block She just sits there facing the hill She say, […]

    ‘Who gonna take away his license to kill?

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