Senators Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato), Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), and Foung Hawj (DFL-Saint Paul) were elected tonight by the Senate DFL to serve as their assistant leaders alongside their newly elected Leader, Senator Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina).
In the early morning hours of September 8, the Hmong Cultural Center Museum in St. Paul was vandalized, causing damage to the front of the museum. Spray painted on the front of the building was a slogan associated with a white supremacist group.
Today, Monday June 28, the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus (POCI) introduced a number of amendments to the Public Safety and Judiciary budget bill. This is in response to the absence of several necessary accountability measures in the current bill language. The POCI Caucus is also calling on Governor Walz to use his executive authority to enact several reforms. The POCI Caucus released the following statement.
This month, President Joseph Biden proclaimed June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month. In recognition of the contributions to Minnesota made by our immigrant communities, the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Today, May 25, is the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Six-year-old Aniya Allen was shot in the head during a shooting in North Minneapolis on Monday. She passed away at the Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.