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Vern “Mojave” Schueller

Vern "Mojave" Schueller, age 95, formerly of Franklin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 18, 2015, in his Burnsville home. He served his country in WWII in the 3rd Armored Division. He was a well known drummer; he played ...

Police Draw Weapons In Traffic Stop On Hwy 169

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Burnsville man is in custody after Eden Prairie Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop Friday morning that ended with firearms drawn. Police have charged Anwar Abdiwahed, 20, with terroristic threats and other charges.

Thomas L. Wick

Thomas L. Wick, age 85, of Burnsville, Minnesota, formerly of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015, A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 27, 2015, at 11:00 AM at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, with interment ...


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Women's swimming and diving to return as NSIC sport

Burnsville, MN (KWSN) - Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Commissioner Erin Lind announced that women's swimming & diving will be sponsored as the league's 18th championship sport beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The NSIC sponsored ...

Martin Praises UW's Facilities

Wisconsin has not been afraid to cross the border to Minnesota in past years to steal some top talent away from its border rivals. A player that this new Badgers coaching staff has their sights on is Burnsville (MN) junior athlete Kamal Martin, who has the ...

Search for Mrs. Goodhue County Announced

To learn more visit: www.goredforwomen.org The current reigning “2015 Mrs. Minnesota is Kate Howe of Burnsville, MN. Traveling all across the state, Kate speaks on her platform “Ignite the Imagination.” One in four children in America will grow up ...

All a Professional Golfer Wants: Good Weather and a Green Jacket

A company from Burnsville, MN named Schneider Electric is the current forecasting contractor for the PGA Tour and they will be the first to tell you that forecasting for golf tournaments isn’t all birdies and eagles. Many times, the forecasters are ...

Minnesota Senate nixes Sunday liquor sales

Minnesota will not dump its 157-year-old liquor sales law ...
religion's holy day and said many of his constituents find it "patronizing." Sen. Dan Hall, R-Burnsville, said lifting the ban would mean a freeing of the markets. And Sen.

Minnesota Native Tyus Jones Will Throw Out The First Pitch At Today’s Twins Home Opener

A Burnsville, Mn., native, Jones will throw out the first pitch at today’s Minnesota Twins home opener. Congrats to @Tyusjones06 who will throw out the 1st pitch in the Minnesota Twins home opener. Jones won’t be the only famous basketball player ...

Police Draw Weapons In Traffic Stop On Hwy 169

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Burnsville man is in custody after Eden Prairie Police officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop Friday morning that ended with firearms drawn. Police have charged Anwar Abdi…

Climate Victory: Mayor Kautz of Burnsville Helps End 60 Years of Coal Burning

In most cases, when something endures for 60 years it is cause for celebration. In Burnsville, MN, the celebration last week was over something ending after 60 years – coal.   The last coal train has …

UFO Sighting in Burnsville, Minnesota on April 14th 2015 - Driving south noticed blue & red lights flashing, drove on and saw saucer at the height of a bridge

I was driving in my car heading south on 35W going past Burnsville Parkway in Burnsville, MN. I noticed something bright up ahead and a lot of blue and red lights near County Road 42 and 35W. I thou…

1996 Lexus LS 400 for sale in Burnsville, MN 55337 at the RA by Rav Motors | April 17, 2015 at 03:06PM

Video Title: 1996 Lexus LS 400 for sale in Burnsville, MN 55337 at the RA This video has upload by Rav Motors Date: April 17, 2015 at 03:06PM Original Source (Youtube video ID Ak76uE96TF0) 1996 Lex…

Carpenter Burnsville (MN) – Burnsville Carpenters

Carpenter Burnsville (MN) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Burnsville (MN). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Burnsville, Minnesota work with, builds and fixes items and struc…

Youth Service Thrives in One91

During a trip to Ethiopia, Egeziharya Yilma noticed that schools and students lacked supplies. So the Burnsville High School 10th grader created the Project Pencil with a goal of collecting enough sch…

Burnsville Man Charged With Selling Fake Wild Tickets

http://media.minneapolis. cbslocal.com/CBSMIN_20150 409192445910AA.mp4 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Wild are going to the NHL playoffs, but police say they’re worried some fans are being…

Last Shipment Of Coal Delivered To Xcel’s Burnsville Plant

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — For more than 60 years, Xcel Energy’s Burnsville plant has received shipments of coal to generate electricity. That comes to an end Wednesday. The last shipment of coal will …

Easter Morning at The Fathers House in Burnsville, Minnesota

Do you have a church home? If not, visit The Father’s House this Eastern morning (April 5th) in Burnsville, Minnesota at the Mraz Theater in the Burnsville High School Auditorium. The Sunday morning f…

Possible Shooting Reported In Burnsville

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities responded to a possible shooting in Burnsville Monday afternoon. Police said they responded to a shots fired call at about 3 p.m. Officers responded to the North Rive…


Giving Every Young Person in BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.



What do you think about "clemency" being aplied to criminals in BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA?

Based on its commitment to address issues of injustice in judgment, President Obama awarded 22 commutations today people serving time in a federal prison. If they had been condemned by the current laws and policies, many of these people would have already served his time and paid his debt to society.Because many were convicted under a regime of obsolete sentence served years - in some cases more than a decade - more than individuals convicted today for the same offense.

In total, 22 commutations granted today underscore the President´s commitment to use all the tools at their disposal to achieve greater justice and fairness in our justice system. We further demonstrate how the exercise of this important Instituition can remedy imbalances and correct errors in judgment. Added to its previous 21 commutations, the President has granted 43 switches in total. To put the actions of President Obama in context, President George W. Bush commuted 11 convictions in his eight years in office.

To further this progress, the President has established a leniency to encourage people who were convicted under laws and policies obsolete switch request initiative. In his address, major reforms have followed, including the enactment of new criteria for potential candidates switching to satisfy even those who pose no danger to public safety, have a clean record in prison, and have been convicted in out of date laws. The Department of Justice has raised awareness about applying switching to ensure that each federal prisoner who believe are worthy of this second invaluable opportunity have the opportunity to ask for it.

Emphasizing the responsibility that brings a switchover, the President wrote a letter to each of the 22 people who received clemency today, recognizing its potential to overcome the mistakes they made and encourage them to make good decisions moving forward.

While today´s announcement represents a major advance, there is more work to delante.La Administration will continue to work to thoroughly review all requests for clemencia.Y while switching is an important tool for those seeking justice and equity in our criminal justice system, it is almost always an option of last resort, which comes after a long trial and years behind bars. That is why President Obama is committed to working with Democrats and Republicans in sensible to our criminal justice system aimed give judges greater discretion over mandatory minimum sentencing reforms. As the Department of Justice has pointed out, sometimes mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in more severe penalties for nonviolent drug offenders that many violent offenders and are not necessary for processing at this level.

Now, a major reform became law. In 2010, the President signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack need for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The President is encouraged by the bipartisan support for improving our criminal justice system, including the promise of legislation to implement front-end changes in sentencing.It also supports bipartisan efforts to provide back-end support through education and work better training for those currently incarcerated and reforming our juvenile justice system to build on the significant reductions in the number Youth held in secure facilities.

Ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system will require ongoing efforts to invest in the types of programs that help prevent individuals turning to crime, such as education and employment, as well as changes in our sentencing laws to ensure that the punishment really fit the crime. As we work to make those improvements, the President will continue to use its authority leniency in certain cases where justice, fairness and proportionality so require, and give eligible and worthy people who have paid their debt to society the opportunity contribute in the sense ways. [7]

Fighting against human trafficking in BURNSVILLE MINNESOTA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



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