December 22, 1992 |
They assemble every morning, before dawn. Bundled in mufflers, hats and winter coats, they gather in a pasture surrounded by the oak woods and rolling hills of this rural township. Then they lift their signs and begin their daily picketing of a home across the street. The neighbors' primary target is Peter G. Anderson, one of three mentally retarded residents living in the Ravenna Ranch group home. Anderson is a convicted sex offender, and as the neighbors see it, a menace.
October 20, 1991 |
Carrying placards decrying the tomahawk chop and the name "Atlanta Braves" as insulting to American Indians, about 200 protesters gathered outside the Metrodome to demand the elimination of racist team names and mascots. Minneapolis police Sgt. W.J. O'Rourke estimated the crowd at about 200 and described their behavior as orderly. He said about 60 extra officers were called in to ensure the protest remained peaceful.
October 20, 1991 |
Steve Ford wore an old Minnesota Twins baseball cap, interlocking "TC" above the bill, with a yellow flower pushed through a hole in the top. Affixed to his leather jacket was a round sticker bearing a pair of crossed tomahawks with a red line slashed across them.
October 12, 1991 |
The Catholic Diocese of Duluth, Minn., is beginning an inquiry to determine if a Catholic doctor who performs abortions should be excommunicated or otherwise disciplined. Dr. George M. Miks' home in Chisholm, Minn., was picketed for a week by members of the Lambs of Christ, a group of anti-abortion activists. In a statement released last week, Miks identified himself as "a Catholic who minored in philosophy and theology at a Catholic university." He said he "trained in Chicago before Roe v.
February 27, 1990 |
A federal appeals court in St. Louis refused to strike down a Minnesota conviction stemming from the burning of an American flag. A panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that the case differed from one in which the Supreme Court ruled that flag-burning is protected free speech. The court ordered William Charles Cary Jr.
September 17, 1989
Several thousand people attended a peaceful pro-union rally at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., to express their support for striking workers at the $535-million expansion of Boise Cascade's paper mill in International Falls. Later, residents of International Falls gathered in Smokey Bear Park for what was called "a peace rally" to show community appreciation for law enforcement personnel and firefighters. Bill Peterson, president of the Minnesota Building Trades Council, told the St.