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It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

It’s time to meet Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson – Wednesday on The Ron and Don Show on BlogTalkRadio

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Plus other news and information you can use. Tune in Wednesday (4/9) at 8:30 p.m. to The Ron and Don Show for an interview you cannot afford to miss. The phone lines will be open and you can Tweet your questions to @ibnnnews.Click here to listen at 8:30 p.m. - take the guessing game out of your choice for governor of [...]

Fifth grade girls allege sexual assault at Anderson Elementary School in Minneapolis

Fifth grade girls allege sexual assault at Anderson Elementary School in Minneapolis

The mother of a 10-year old fifth-grader who attends Anderson Elementary School in south Minneapolis contacted IBNN this afternoon with a torrid tale of alleged sexual assault and the Minneapolis Public Schools not following state and federal procedures.  Why didn't the parents get notified right away?  These girls and boys are asking for [...]

Can the Republican Party of Minnesota win without the college student?

Can the Republican Party of Minnesota win without the college student?

MN GOP holds on to the antiquated mantle of power that has left the room and political races. "At some point, I would like to tell Minnesota’s minority population the Minnesota GOP, or Minnesota Republicans want the best for each and every citizen of the state - today I can't"  by Don Allen, Political Analyst - 4Gate 2014 Worn out and [...]

Republican Party of Minnesota kills (another) promising campaign now and in 2014

Republican Party of Minnesota kills (another) promising campaign now and in 2014

Do you trust a snake? A snake that moves inside a political party will feed on its young and if you turn your back, a vulgar bug of abandonment will bite you. Let the dismantling of the 2014 MN GOP candidates begin!  Death by winning to lose.  by Don Allen – Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Business News Network Minneapolis mayoral [...]

Star Parker: Opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers

Star Parker: Opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers

Ms. Star Parker (photo: Freedom Journal-2013) Parker talks about Bishop E.W. Jackson. This kind of black man makes Democratics and Republicans alike squirm. It's refreshing to read this story about a man of God. by Star Parker, Orginally published on Freedom Journal I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a [...]

Cam Winton, Gary Schiff and Mark Andrews to participate in ON POINT radio program this Saturday at 3 p.m.

Cam Winton, Gary Schiff and Mark Andrews to participate in ON POINT radio program this Saturday at 3 p.m.

From L-R: Cam Winton, Mark Andrews and Gary Schiff. (photos: Campaign websites.) It is clear to us (Ronald A. Edwards and Don Allen) the Minneapolis Mayor’s race needs a new set of eyes. Local mainstream media is missing the point on who the popular candidates really are by listening to political action groups the have done little to nothing [...]

Keith Downey – Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota: ¿Es el tiempo de su lado?

Keith Downey – Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota: ¿Es el tiempo de su lado?

The GOP Fantastic Four: Downey, Paulsen, Clayton and Allen. I've received too many calls to count from my Black, Asian, Hispanic and Somali friends asking me about the MN GOP convention this weekend. I gave them my opinion and told them I was hard pressed to go beyond Saturday. Chris Fields was elected as secretary, but that sends some of the [...]

Minnesota GOP chairman candidate Don Allen to appear on The Late Debate with Jack and Ben

Minnesota GOP chairman candidate Don Allen to appear on The Late Debate with Jack and Ben

Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. CST MN GOP chairman candidate Don Allen mixes it up with Jack and Ben tonight at 9 p.m. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) - Apr. 1, 2013 - MINNEAPOLIS -- Tune in tonight at 9 p.m. (CST) for The Late Debate with Jack and Ben on News/Talk AM 1130 (A FOX NEWS affiliate). Jack and Ben will be featuring the [...]

A Message to Minnesota: The time has come for new Republican Party Leadership

A Message to Minnesota: The time has come for new Republican Party Leadership

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade of Republican Party supports Don Allen for the Chairman of the MN GOP." (photo: IBNN). I’m not going to print up fancy signs with my name on them (they are cute but serve no purpose other than vanity).  I’m not going to have a campaign manager. These status quo items are security blankets for those who have lost [...]

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Neo-Nazis “storm troopers” plan to invade public meeting at Minneapolis’ Washburn High School in regards to noose incident

Minneapolis Public School and the failure to educate children from all walks of life has lead to an incident that further disenfranchises black students." Star Tribune veteran reporter Steve Brandt said, “So Don, wouldn’t it be smarter to contact news media to tell them about this incident before you blame them for not reporting it?” My [...]

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