Saturday, December 1, 2012
A criminal complaint accuses a Fridley High student of hitting a staff member while under police escort so he could say he was sorry about making threats.
A complaint filed Tuesday charges a Fridley High School student with attacking a school official Monday after police escorted him to the offical's office to deliver an apology for earlier threats. According to the criminal complaint charging Jackson Kenneth Graves, 18, with terroristic threats and fourth-degree assault: On November 26, 2012 at approximately 1:00 p.m. law enforcement was asked to assist school staff with an out of control student. ... The defendant told police he wanted to apologize to [the school official] for his conductc earlier in the day. The defendant was escorted to see [the school official] in his office and instead of apologizing attacked [the school official] by punching him in the back of the head causing a large…
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Sens. Gretchen Hoffman, Barb Goodwin hugged on last day of session.
Here is video of the farewell speech in which state Sen. Gretchen Hoffman apologized to Sen. Barb Goodwin, who represents part of Fridley: But I made it personal last year. And to Sen. Goodwin I want to say I'm very sorry from the bottom of my heart. I wish I would have said that sooner to you. The two share a hug at the end of the clip. In May 2011, Hoffman tweeted about Goodwin from the floor of the Senate while Goodwin was speaking, with a message that misconstrued what Goodwin said. Another senator filed an ethics complaint, and in June a Senate ethics panel ordered Hoffman to apologize to Goodwin in writing.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The written apology is part of deal to drop ethics complaint.
A letter from Minnesota Sen. Gretchen Hoffman to Sen. Barb Goodwin apologizes for a May 18 tweet that took Goodwin's floor-speech remarks about the mentally ill out of context. It's part of what a Senate subcommittee asked Hoffman to do in exchange for dismissal of an ethics complaint against her. (via Minnesota Public Radio) Update (7:45 p.m.): Goodwin sounded less than satisfied in an email Thursday evening: Senator Hoffman still has (or has recently put) the same blatant lie on her campaign website. Plus, as you know, she closed her past twitter account - the one she was supposed to issue the apology or a link to the results of the ethics committee. She added: "I really hope it's over soon." Update (9:45 a.m., Friday): Here is Hoffman's…