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Samuel Little “becomes” one of America’s most prolific serial killers

Tiana Meador

January 31, 2019

Four decades, 90 killings. That is the work of Samuel Little, 78, who, has now admitted to killing over 90, primarily women, from 1970 to 2005. In 2014, Little was sentenced to life in prison. Throughout his criminal career he has been arrested over 100 times, one of which was linked to the murders o...

PROTEST! at the MN Capitol

PROTEST! at the MN Capitol

Quinn Daley and Nick Majerus

November 19, 2018

On Thursday, November 8, protests erupted across the United States.  The protests were triggered when, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Jeff Sessions was pressured to resign as Attorney General. The protests were organized by TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org, a subgroup of Moveon.org and subsequently the Move On PAC. Move On is...

Two Minnesota marijuana legalization parties given major party status

November 13, 2018

Minnesota made history in multiple ways in the 2018 midterm elections. Voter turnout was groundbreaking; the first Somali American legislator, Ilhan Omar, was voted into the U.S. House of Representatives; and Minnesota’s blue streak was maintained. Something new, however, came about this fall with th...

MN Republic 11/9 Print Edition

MN Republic 11/9 Print Edition

Mitch Bendis

November 9, 2018

 Check out our newest print edition! Look for it on campus soon.  CORRECTIONS: The featured article "Minneapolis Arsons Increasing at Alarming Rate" was originally attributed to Timothy Wilmot. The article was written by Quinn Daley and the online edition has revised to reflect this. The featured arti...

Is Single-Payer Healthcare Feasible?

Marissa Huberty

November 8, 2018

On October 1st, DFL Senator John Marty and GOP Senator Scott Jensen came together to debate single-payer healthcare. Mike Keefer of Blue Cross Blue Shield introduced the pair, and he openly admitted that, given his career, he isn’t too keen on the idea of a single-payer healthcare system. He described bo...

SFL Regional Conference: Ending the War on Drugs

Marissa Huberty

November 8, 2018

On Saturday, October 13th, Students for Liberty hosted its Midwest Regional Conference at the University of Minnesota. The theme of the conference was “Ending the War on Drugs,” and a variety of speakers, partner organizations, and students came from across the US to participate in the event. SF...

Minnesota Ranked Least Tax-Friendly State

Timothy Wilmot

November 8, 2018

According to recent rankings by finance website Kiplinger, Minnesota is at the top of the list of the least tax-friendly states to live in.  In 2013, Minnesota added a new top income tax rate of 9.85% behind only California, Hawaii and Oregon (13.3, 11, and 9.9 percent respectively). The differenc...

MAGA Bomber Suspect Apprehended, Awaits Trial

Timothy Wilmot

November 8, 2018

Beginning on October 22, fifteen packages were mailed to vocal critics of Donald Trump. All 15 packages contained pipe bombs- a sort of improvised explosive- although thankfully none of them detonated. The first package was sent to billionaire investor George Soros, with the list of targets expanding to...

Leftists Double-Down on Bridge Vandalism

Leftists Double-Down on Bridge Vandalism

Nick Majerus

November 7, 2018

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall The College Republicans’ mural on the Washing Avenue Bridge was vandalized again this last weekend.  This marks the second time in two months that such an incident has occurred.  The...

Minneapolis Arson Increasing at Alarming Rate

Minneapolis Arson Increasing at Alarming Rate

Quinn Daley

November 7, 2018

  At 7 AM on Monday, October 15, I woke up to a line of emergency vehicles parked outside of my home responding to a one-alarm fire in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood. Having violent flashbacks to the multiple fire alarms that went off in my dorm at 3 AM my freshman year, I figured my neighbors across th...

Kicked Off-Campus Comedy Tour Draws Laughs at the Whole

Michael Geiger

November 7, 2018

On November 5th, the student group Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) hosted their annual Free Speech Comedy Night. CFACT is a nonpartisan free-market environmentalist group. The event was emceed by Benjamin Kruse and Leann Sandusky, the hosts the Up and At ‘Em podcast.  The Free Speech Come...

Racist Incident at St. Thomas Prompts Outrage, Quick Changes

Addison Scufsa

November 5, 2018

  Last month, St. Thomas saw their latest racism incident that prompted protests. Walking back to his room in a dorm on campus, freshman Kevyn Perkins noticed two messages on his door that said, “go home n*****.” Perkins was understandably upset by the words, having experienced prior racism. O...

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