Rural Marshall’s rainbow flag controversy prompts community building

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The Strib Reid Forgrave writes, “It’s been more than 2 years since Mary Kay Thomas hung a rainbow banner in the (Marshall Middle School cafeteria), enraged some people in this southwestern Minnesota area. She felt like a sheep after she was forced into an administrative position, away from her students. Her daughter and son in law, who worked in the district, moved to the Twin Cities suburbs with their five children, disillusioned by the controversy. Thomas lost his career, family, and sense of community when that flag was hung. In the aftermath, however, something surprising happened. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their allies who had felt isolated in this farming community, met . A spike in membership was seen at the SPECTRUM Club high school, a gay-straight alliance that had been formed a few year ago. In the middle school, a similar club was formed.

For Sports Illustrated Will Ragatz wrote that “The Vikings will be down from 80 to 53 players, but not all who make the initial roster are guaranteed to remain on it for very long.” Each team will monitor cuts throughout the league and place waiver claims for spots they don’t like. Many of the Vikings’ cuts are likely to be retained, with 16 players remaining on practice squads. You should also consider injuries and potential trades. Let’s get on with it.


Quarterbacks

    • In (2): Kirk Cousins, Nick Mullens
    • Out: Sean Mannion, Kellen Mond

Mullens should be the backup for this year. Mannion and Mond did not show enough in the preseason to be considered for the 53. The practice squad will likely have one of them (and I would assume it’ll be Mond).

According to a KMSP TV story,, “The National Weather Service told FOX 9 that they would have crews in West St. Paul and Apple Valley in order to determine if a tornado toucheddown during Saturday’s storms.” Most of the outages were reported in the Hennepin or Ramsey counties. This number reached nearly 22,000 customers Saturday night after the storms passed through.

Inforum.com and the Rochester Post-Bulletin Jeff Kiger said that Mary Hartman discovered as a key ingredient in her horse feed. “My research into the equine microbiome led me to learn about sainfoin. A UK researcher mentioned sainfoin to be a great forage for horses who love to eat it. Hartman said that he had never heard of it. Hartman said, “It’s an ancient forage legume. It was originally grown for horses and sheep. It was grown by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. They tried to get it here. It was discovered that alfalfa is easier to grow in heavy soils so it was not allowed to go here. Hartman began buying sainfoin after he discovered that a few growers had started to raise sainfoin in Montana back in the 1970s.

Stribber Ryan Faircloth declares, “GOP candidate for governor Scott Jensen stood in front of the Minneapolis police station that had been set ablaze two-years ago and urged Minnesotans to hold him accountable in a video message. Tim Walz was responsible for failing to deploy the National Guard sooner in order to quell riots following George Floyd’s passing. Just days before Floyd’s death, Jensen’s running mate and lieutenant governor, Matt Birk, , filmed a video at the spot where Floyd was killed. He briefly spoke about the “horrific tragedy” that occurred there, before moving on to discuss crime. Two Republicans will be taking their tough-on crime message to Minneapolis, in an effort to appeal to concerned voters about public safety .

The Nevada Independent John L. Smith writes, “Conspiracy theorist, election denier MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell came to Nevada in his desperate quest for a plausible defense. This was in response to a $1.3 million defamation suit filed earlier this year in U.S. District Court, Washington, DC by an ex-employee of Dominion Voting Systems. It’s not surprising. You shouldn’t be surprised. To do this, he will need to convince a judge to lift a protective Order that hides some evidence in the eTrepid case.

According to a WCCO TV story, the leader of the Republican Assembly in Wisconsin on Friday issued subpoenas for evidence that the GOP-led investigation into 2020 elections was flawed. This marked the end of a 14 month-long effort that produced no evidence of election fraud. Robin Vos, Speaker, withdrew subpoenas from Michael Gableman (the former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice) to investigate the results of the 2020 elections. The subpoenas were submitted to mayors and other officials in the state. Gableman was fired by Vos, the most powerful Republican in the state, two weeks after he narrowly beat a Donald Trump-backed candidate in a primary election. Vos also withdrew subpoenas to the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s administrator and two members of its commission.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader Bart Pfankuch reports that a statewide poll in July showed that South Dakotans are less supportive of legalizing recreational marijuana. This could indicate that a November referendum on legalization might fail. A July poll of 500 voters found that 43.8% supported legalization of recreational cannabis and 54.4% opposed it. … In 2020, voters passed Constitutional Amendment A which would have legalized recreational cannabis. However, the court overturned the measure and it never went into effect.

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