The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 day edition

image for ‘Abolish ICE’ was a top submission in Minnesota’s snowplow naming contest

In December, MnDOT asked Minnesotans to submit “creative, witty, punny and fun ideas for snowplow names.”

They collected submissions until late January, and MnDOT received about 23,000 entries.

“We’ve narrowed the list down to 50 finalists, and now it’s your turn to vote for your favorites,” MnDOT posted online this week.

Minnesota Reformer filed a public records request for all the submissions, and then normalized the data to account for differences in excess spacing and capitalization.

“[ICE] seeks to deport and criminalize undocumented people in ways that grossly violate their human rights,” he said in an interview Friday.

“It was meant to be a fun and lighthearted contest, not a politically controversial thing,” said Jake Loesch, MnDOT’s spokesman.

The state also disregarded snowplow naming ideas based on political figures – Amy Snowbuchar, Tim Plowlenty, Walter Plowdale, Plow Wellstone, and George W. Push, to name just a few. »

Elijah McClain's mother relieved he 'is no longer labeled a suspect' after investigation into officers' actions

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Elijah McClain died in August 2019, three days after he was stopped by Aurora police, put in a carotid hold, and injected with ketamine .

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The attorneys for McClain's mother released a statement Monday praising the investigative report and slamming the police department's "sham investigation.". »

Half-hangit Maggie: The Scots woman who survived hanging

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Maggie was thought to have been held in Old Tollbooth before her trial Picture: Wiki Commons.

Maggie, separated from her husband, needed to find employment to survive, and moved to the Borders.

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Now Ted Cruz may be buying his own books through a mystery company

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That could push the FEC to issue a ruling on a pending issue that could have consequences for former President Donald Trump's fundraising.

In leveling this false charge, the Times has tried to impugn the integrity of Senator Cruz and of his publisher HarperCollins.".

The Cruz campaign did not immediately respond to Salon's requests for comment, by email and phone. »

Who Is Still Buying VHS Tapes?

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“The quality feels raw but warm and full of flavor,” he said of VHS.

Ms. Bleakney, who has between 2,400 to 2,500 VHS tapes, views them as a byway connecting her with the past.

In an era that preceded DVR technology, they could tape episodes of television with the record function of the now-defunct VCR. »