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Redmi 9, one of the best cheap Xiaomi smartphones

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FINNEGANS 2021 st. patricks day




FINNEGANS Brew Co is excited to announce that we will be opening our taproom for a fun, festive and socially distanced St. Patrick’s Day celebration on 3/17. On March 16th 2020 we had to close our doors due to the pandemic and we have so missed our favorite day of the year. So, this year, on a mission to bring back the fun and collectively lift all of our spirits. Meanwhile, we continue to operate our curbside sales we’re excited to bring back the Duo Deal in March, $25 for a growler fill and 750ml bottle for select beers. We have missed you and can’t wait to see you!

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              • Recommended $5 donation per table to the Irish Fair of MN, cash upon arrival, or card online here
              • Kieran’s Kitchen’s Brown Bread.  This delightful bread is made with our Dead Irish Poet Extra Stout, a portion of proceeds will support the Irish Fair of MN.  Available for pre-order here until March 13th
              • Custom socks created by local social entrepreneur Hippy Feet, 100% of proceeds will go to the FINNEGANS Community Fund.  Learn more and pre-order now to pick up during curbside hours or on St. Patrick’s Day!

Looking to celebrate at home?   Be sure to order and pick-up your growlers Thurs-Sat, March 11th-13th or visit your local liquor store.


Welcome to our convenient curbside pickup.


Fill your growlers in the shadow of our state-of-the-art brewing equipment, buy the latest FINNEGANS gear and merchandise, or treat your household to a bottle of barrel aged beer.  We are proud to partner with our neighbors at The Elliot Park Hotel, their delicious pizzas and salads are crafted next door for dining at the taproom and courtyard.  Click on the menu image below to find your new favorite dish.

When we get back to business as usual, whether inside the 6,000 square foot taproom or on the 4,000 square foot enclosed patio, guests can live the “Here’s to Doing Good” ethos of FINNEGANS Brewing Company and FINNEGANS Community Fund. Speaking of our awesome patio, your dog is welcome to join you out there.   If you want to take practice barstool philanthropy at your next event, consider hosting your event in the Brewer’s Den (Private Event Space).  Submit a request for proposal here.


Curbside Only Thurs-Sat (except for March 17th!)


In an effort to remain vigilant regarding the health of our customers and our staff, FINNEGANS Brew Co will continue our curbside offerings but the taproom will remain temporarily closed until further notice. We so much appreciate all support out in the market for our beer and our curbside business. We would not be able to continue pushing forward without each of you. Thank you from the bottom of our pints!

Click below to order take-out curbside pickup beer 3-7pm Thu-Sat, and the Tavola menu of pizza+salad eats available 4-9pm.  Please note our and upcoming hour changes below as well.


Curbside // Order Online // Growlers, Bottles, Gift Cards


Tavola Salad+Pizza Menu

Tavola Salad+Pizza Menu

Learn more before ordering:

FINNEGANS Taproom Beer List

FINNEGANS Taproom Beer List – Viewing only.




We are surrounded by several parking options to make your visit to our brewery a success!

  1. Street Parking: There is metered street parking on 5th Ave, 8th Street and 9th Street. Pricing ranges from $.50-$2.00/hour during the week. Free weekend street parking on 8th and 9th Street between 5th Ave and Park, excluding 5th Ave.
  2. NRG Energy Center Ramp: 324 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    •  2 blocks from main entrance to FINNEGANS – about a 3 minute walk.
    • Credit Card Only
  3. ImPark Kensington Lot: 903 5th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    •  Surface Lot.
    • Limited spots available until 4pm, at which time, parking rate drops to $2 unless on US Bank Stadium event days.
    • Credit Card Only
    • Cross 9th St towards Elliot Park Hotel – ½ block from FINNEGANS entrance.
  4. Hotel Normandy: 405 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    • Surface Lot.
    • Directly across from FINNEGANS entrance.
  5. Interstate Parking Lot: 1024 ½ Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    • 5 minute walk to FINNEGANS entrance – Turn RIGHT on Portland towards 10th St, turn LEFT on S 9th Street, turn RIGHT on 5th Ave S.
    • Surface Lot, $9 daily rate.
    • Credit Card Only
  6. Valet Parking Options are available upon request for private events at FINNEGANS Brew Co.


We’re also thrilled to share other options  throughout the Elliot Park neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis. Restaurants offering food delivery to the FINNEGANS patio will be posted each day.

The Armory

In 2017, the Minneapolis Armory returned to its roots and began hosting social functions such as concerts and events. To celebrate, FINNEGANS and the neighboring historic venue collaborated to create the deliciously crisp, clean Armory Laker Blonde Ale. We are proud to be neighbors with such a great venue and invite you to the taproom before or after shows. Show your tickets and receive $2.00 off a pint.



We are located at

817 5th Avenue ,

Minneapolis, MN 55404.




Wednesday March 17th

Taproom Open 12-7pm


Take Out/Curbside Pickup

Thursday- 3-7pm

Sunday-Wednesday Closed


Food is available from our neighbors at Tavola.

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2021 St. Patricks day Live celebration stream: Time, Special Events, Who are celebrating watch online




St. Patricks day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, usually there will be lots of festivals using green costume.

Countries that celebrate St. Patricks day :

Ireland, England, Malta, Russia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Scotland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Jalan, Korea, Malaysia, Caribbean, Montserrat, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand.

Colorful St. Patrick’s Day celebrations around the world

Every year on March 17, people around the globe celebrate Irish culture and heritage with food, drink, and lively parades in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. From the emerald waters of Chicago River to the lights of the Sydney opera house, see how these 10 cities transform their landmarks for this beloved holiday.

St Patrick’s Day 2021

Wednesday 17 March 2021
4:00pm to 10:00pm

Now in its 19th year, the Mayor of London’s St. Patrick’s festival is the largest celebration of Irish culture and community in London. It has been built upon a robust foundation of tradition, diversity, inclusion and a sincere appreciation for the perspectives of different generations. It is a pinnacle event in London’s cultural calendar that showcases the best of Irish arts, performance, culture, food, and music from both Britain and Ireland.

Digital Event

The mayor of London is partnering with London Irish Centre to provide a virtual event, The London St. Patrick’s Special, will be a jam-packed evening of culture, conversation, and community fun, hosted by London Irish Centre Ambassador Angela Scanlon and friends.

This year, we will be supporting the Mayor of London’s #LondonTogether campaign messaging. Celebrating the contributions, the Irish in London have made to this city. The response of Londoners (Community, individuals and business) throughout the last year has been incredible. People from every community have come together to support each other and help London as a City move through 2020. The London Irish Community were no different, coming together to support, encourage and assist wherever needed.

The event will be live streamed on St. Patrick’s Night and will give viewers the opportunity to experience and connect with the very best of all things Irish in London.

St Patrick’s Day Activities

London Irish Centre – hosting the Digital St Patrick’s Day Event

Programme to include an afternoon community celebration of creative workshops, music, storytelling and more. Followed by a St Patrick’s Special to be live hosted by a special guest featuring the Irish in London, Q&As with celebrities, and special guest performers.

Funded activities:

Irish Film London – online film festival

The online film festival will include a selection of short films, feature films, animations and music videos as well as a number of special events with screen talent and filmmakers from the Irish filmmaking community. Films will be made available to audiences through the Irish Film From Home platform, accessed through the Irish Film London website. Special events will be delivered through this platform and are intended to be Live Streamed to audiences via popular platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.

Feith an Cheoil – Fiddler of London competition

The Fiddler of London 2021 – a tribute to the late Justin Whelehan, is a prestigious title that will be awarded to an outstanding musician.

The Fiddler of London will be officially appointed as “The Fiddler in residence for the Irish Community” for the year. There was a previous Fiddler of London competition at Hammersmith Town Hall (late 1970’s) that as a young child Eilish Byrne-Whelehan (founder of Feith an Cheoil) attended with her parents. She was too young to take part, but remembers the Judge being the famous fiddle player, Sean Maguire. This made a lasting impression and inspired her to go on and win five All -Ireland titles. The Fiddler of London will likewise encourage many young musicians from far and wide to take part. Also giving fiddle players a competition of their own to celebrate their achievements and showcase their talent to the world.

To be watched on Youtube and social channels.

Irish Music and Dance in London – The Trad Gathering

Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL) exists to promote traditional Irish arts in London, to serve and bring together the London Irish community through its high quality events, education, local outreach activities, social networking. IMDL founded their youth project ‘The Trad Gathering’ in 2008, bringing together large numbers of musicians between the ages of 12 and 25 from across London, to learn, rehearse and perform music from the repertoires of past of traditional Irish music on the London scene.

The Trad Gathering will be performing a series of tunes reels, jigs, polkas, barn dances in this intergenerational performance all from individuals homes.

To be watched on social channels.


Queens Crescent Community Association – Scribes and thespians Drama Group

Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA)  will be recording a series of sketches, songs and monologues exploring the idea of St Patrick and St Bridget visiting modern day London from the Queen’s Crescent Community Association working in partnership with the Ageing Better in Camden Programme, in association with the Irish Theatre (John Dunne).

Message from the London Irish Centre (LIC):


The London Irish Centre is to be partnering with the Mayor of London to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2021.

Although Covid-19 sadly means that we can’t gather in Trafalgar Square as we usually would, we will do everything we can to celebrate in new, creative, safe ways. Our virtual event, The London St. Patrick’s Special, will be a jam-packed evening of culture, conversation, and community fun, hosted by London Irish Centre Ambassador Angela Scanlon and friends. The event will be live streamed on St. Patrick’s Night (March 17th) and will give viewers the opportunity to experience and connect with the very best of all things Irish in London.

We’d like to thank the Mayor of London, the Government of Ireland, and our supporters for helping to make it happen. Roll on March 17 2021.

Gary Dunne, Director of Culture.

Burger makers combine with Guinness for St Patrick’s Day at home celebrations

Fans can’t be together in pubs and restaurants, so kits have been designed to enjoy festivities at home whilst continuing to support the hospitality industry.

St Patrick’s Day in London Free

St Patrick’s Day revellers can enjoy the celebration at home following a partnership between Guinness and and two burger makers.

The traditional stout-themed menu includes products from Honest Burger from south London and Irish specialist Handsome Burgers to create the perfect celebrations.

Fans can’t be together in pubs and restaurants just yet, so the kits have been designed to enjoy St Patrick’s Day festivities at home, or when watching Guinness Six Nations, whilst continuing to support the hospitality industry.

The Paddy’s Day at Home kit comprises the classic beef patty from burger specialist Honest. It is topped with Guinness candied bacon, shoestring fries, two-year-aged Kylemore Farmhouse cheese, unique Handsome sumac-spiced sauce and Guinness bacon gravy.

It is accompanied by supplies of the traditional Irish Stout with kits at £26 for two or £38 for four, plus £6 for nationwide delivery.

oin in the lively Irish celebrations with St Patrick’s Day events and activities in London.

When is St Patrick’s Day celebrated in London?

Every 17 March, Ireland celebrates one of its patron saints, St Patrick, with a national holiday and a traditional feast. Although it is not a public holiday in England, London marks St Patrick’s Day with fun and spectacular events every year, usually on the weekend closest to 17 March.

St Patrick’s Day Parade in London

Be amazed by flamboyant pageantry, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the UK, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools in the annual London St Patrick’s Day Parade. The procession sets off at midday from Piccadilly and makes its way along a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route, passing some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including The Ritz, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and onto Whitehall.


St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square

Join the St Patrick’s Day Festival, which takes in Trafalgar Square.


Watch St Patrick’s Day performances by well-known Irish acts, rising stars and special guests. Then, browse craft stalls, and tuck into traditional and modern Irish food from the market. There is also usually a family zone on Pall Mall East, hosting an array of free child-friendly entertainment, workshops and activities.

You can also celebrate St Paddy’s Day with parties and Guinness in London’s Irish pubs and bars, many of which are decorated in green for the occasion.


You can also celebrate St Paddy’s Day with parties and Guinness in London’s Irish pubs and bars, many of which are decorated in green for the occasion.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Minneapolis!

In Minneapolis, we love an excuse to celebrate. Whether you’re 0%, 13% or 97.82617% percent Irish, join the fun this St. Patrick’s Day in Minneapolis.

Due to recent events regarding COVID-19, please be sure to check the official event website or with those hosting the event for up to date cancellations and updates.

St. Paddy’s at FINNEGANS

March 17th, 2021

FINNEGANS Brew Co is excited to announce that they will be re-opening their taproom for a fun, festive and socially distanced St. Patrick’s Day celebration. There will be a new beer release, food from Tavola and music by Irsh dipolmacy.

Merlins Rest Pub

March 17th, 2021
Merlins Rest Pub

The pub will open at 11:30 with a nice brekkie of Corned Beef and Hash – then at noon slide right into lunch with Corned beef and cabbage. First come, first serve.

The Freehouse: Muddy Paws St. Patrick’s Day Cheesecake Popup

March 16th-17th, 2021
The Freehouse

Muddy Paw’s Cheesecake is popping up at The Freehouse to help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Available for Dine-in and Takeout.

Cheesecakes include: 2 Gingers Whiskey Cheesecake: made with 2 gingers whiskey, Lucky Charms Cheesecake: cereal crust, cereal milk in 3 colors layered, garnished with lucky charm marshmallows, Marbled Grasshopper: swirled chocolate and creme de menthe, Shamrock Marshmallow Mint Chocolate Chip: mint chocolate chips and marshmallow crème, Bailey’s: made with bailey’s Irish cream, Irish Apple:apples, nutmeg, crème brûlée cheesecake.


In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar) begins when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with the abdication of Nicholas II, and Russia took a dramatic step closer toward communist revolution.

By 1917, most Russians had lost faith in the leadership ability of the czarist regime. Government corruption was rampant, the Russian economy remained backward, and Nicholas repeatedly dissolved the Duma, the Russian parliament established after the Revolution of 1905, when it opposed his will. However, the immediate cause of the February Revolution—the first phase of the Russian Revolution of 1917—was Russia’s disastrous involvement in World War I. Militarily, imperial Russia was no match for industrialized Germany, and Russian casualties were greater than those sustained by any nation in any previous war. Meanwhile, the economy was hopelessly disrupted by the costly war effort, and moderates joined Russian radical elements in calling for the overthrow of the czar.

WATCH: Vladimir Lenin: Voice of Revolution on HISTORY Vault

On March 8, 1917, demonstrators clamoring for bread took to the streets in the Russian capital of Petrograd (now known as St. Petersburg). Supported by 90,000 men and women on strike, the protesters clashed with police but refused to leave the streets. On March 10, the strike spread among all of Petrograd’s workers, and irate mobs of workers destroyed police stations. Several factories elected deputies to the Petrograd Soviet, or “council,” of workers’ committees, following the model devised during the Revolution of 1905.

On March 11, the troops of the Petrograd army garrison were called out to quell the uprising. In some encounters, regiments opened fire, killing demonstrators, but the protesters kept to the streets, and the troops began to waver. That day, Nicholas again dissolved the Duma. On March 12, the revolution triumphed when regiment after regiment of the Petrograd garrison defected to the cause of the demonstrators. The soldiers, some 150,000 men, subsequently formed committees that elected deputies to the Petrograd Soviet.

The imperial government was forced to resign, and the Duma formed a provisional government that peacefully vied with the Petrograd Soviet for control of the revolution. On March 14, the Petrograd Soviet issued “Order No. 1,” which instructed Russian soldiers and sailors to obey only those orders that did not conflict with the directives of the Soviet. The next day, March 15, Czar Nicholas II abdicated the throne in favor of his brother Michael, whose refusal of the crown brought an end to the czarist autocracy.

The new provincial government, tolerated by the Petrograd Soviet, hoped to salvage the Russian war effort while ending the food shortage and many other domestic crises. It would prove a daunting task. Meanwhile, Vladimir Lenin, leader of the Bolshevik revolutionary party, left his exile in Switzerland and crossed German enemy lines to return home and take control of the Russian Revolution.

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Biden’s move comes days after the House passed expansive legislation to create uniform national voting standards, overhaul campaign finance



The Senate is threatening to box in President Biden and congressional Democrats, who pledged to enact a bold agenda if given power.

With the House passing a slate of big bills and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowing to give them a vote on the floor, Democrats are quickly barreling toward a pressure point on whether to nix the legislative filibuster.

Without structural changes in the Senate, progressives warn that many of Biden’s big campaign promises are effectively doomed.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about the progressive criticism, acknowledged, “There’s truth to it.”

“Unfortunately, we’ve reached that point. And if enough members in the Senate agree, we’ll change the rules,” Durbin said.

The filibuster has come back in the spotlight after the parliamentarian ruled recently that an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour didn’t comply with rules governing what could be included in the coronavirus legislation.

But there are bigger tests awaiting Senate Democrats as the House sends them a growing number of bills that likely can’t pass with the filibuster intact and wouldn’t meet the requirements of being squeezed into reconciliation.

Just this week, the House passed a sweeping election and ethics reform bill and police reform legislation — neither of which can get 60 votes in its current form. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has lambasted the first, known as H.R. 1, and the second gets rid of a legal shield for police officers, known as qualified immunity. That’s considered a non-starter for most Republicans.

Schumer has also put the Equality Act — a sweeping civil rights bill that expands protections in education, housing, employment and more to LGBT people— on the Senate calendar, a first step to giving the bill a vote.

Schumer, during a weekly press conference, pledged that the Senate would no longer be a “graveyard,” but asked if he was willing to nix the legislative filibuster if Republicans blocked bills, he demurred.

“The bottom line is … we’re going to come together as a caucus and figure out a way to get the bold action the American people demand. But we will put bills on the floor. That’s the huge difference between McConnell and us,” Schumer said.–162023594/–162024071/–162023594/–162024071/–162013994/–162014183/–162015510/–162015611/–162015632/
Part of the problem for supporters of nixing the filibuster is that they don’t currently have the votes among Senate Democrats to do it.

A handful of others senators are viewed as wary of nixing the legislative filibuster. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) are on the record against getting rid of it, positions they both reiterated as recently as this week.

But Democrats are betting the calculus within the caucus changes as they bring up big priorities for the party and Republicans block them from getting the 60 votes needed to overcome initial procedural hurdles.

“When they come to understand the futility of what we’re engaged in. We can’t even consider serious issues because of the Senate rules, and they have a different point of view,” Durbin said, asked what it would take to get Manchin and Sinema to a different position.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), who is viewed as a key vote on potentially nixing the filibuster, told HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that the filibuster was now being used to “stonewall” legislation rather than promote bipartisanship.

“I think we do need to go back and take a look at it. But I think we ought to give this Congress a chance to screw up before we change it,” he said.

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who hasn’t explicitly come out in favor of gutting the legislative filibuster, predicted that if Democrats try to bring up bills and Republicans routinely block them, that will change the dynamic within the caucus.

“I think if you have an abstract discussion about should we change Senate rules, there’s a lot of people that just aren’t particularly passionate about that discussion. But if we start to get faced with a situation that bills we have repeatedly promised to our voters … and then we find that Republicans want to block it, then we’ll have to ask ourselves what’s more important, keeping the promises that we made or some artificial Senate rule?” Kaine said.

Kaine added that if the bills were blocked and never passed because of GOP opposition and the Senate rules, it would be Democrats who would face backlash from voters in 2022.

“I think voters — I think they will hold it against the majority, if the majority doesn’t do what we said we would do,” he said.

There’s growing support within the caucus, even as recently as this week, for nixing the legislative filibuster in order to pass key priorities, building pressure on Schumer and Biden.

“I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this, and to be honest I started out believing we should keep the filibuster. … But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the filibuster has long been the enemy of progress. In fact, it’s been a highly effective tool to thwart the will of the people,” Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) wrote in a Facebook post this week.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who had previously expressed an openness to cutting the filibuster, also told Mother Jones after the House’s passage of H.R. 1 that “I would get rid of the filibuster.”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has long supported filibuster reform, said during an MSNBC interview that while the caucus didn’t currently have the votes to get rid of the filibuster, it could potentially reform it.

“One of the reforms we’re thinking about when it comes to the filibuster is just going back to the old days and saying if you want to stop something from passing then you actually have to sit on the floor, you actually have to give speech after speech,” Murphy said.

But to nix or reform the filibuster, Democrats would need every senator in their 50-member caucus and Vice President Harris. It’s not clear if growing support from colleagues or even the prospect of entrenched opposition will sway the caucus’s biggest opponents to getting rid of the rule.

Manchin, during a series of interviews on Sunday, reiterated his opposition to getting rid of the filibuster altogether.

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But in remarks that quickly caught the attention of reform advocates, Manchin signaled an openness to making it more “painful” to use the procedural roadblock, including potentially looking at talking filibusters that require opponents to be physically on the floor.

“If you want to make it a little bit more painful, make them stand there and talk. I’m willing to look at any way we can,” Manchin told “Meet the Press.”

“But I am not willing to take away the involvement of the minority,” he added. “I’ve been in the minority.”

On Sunday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a longtime defender of the filibuster, signaled that he might nevertheless be open to filibuster reforms that could make it easier for Democrats to advance their legislative agenda.

In a series of television interviews, Manchin emphasized his support for the filibuster rule, which effectively imposes a 60-vote threshold for most legislative action in the Senate. But he told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that “if you want to make [filibustering] a little bit more painful — make them stand there and talk — I’m willing to look at any way we can.”

He also reiterated that same point elsewhere on Sunday, telling Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that “[the filibuster] should be painful if you want to use it.”

That may not sound like a big deal, but it is: As Politico reporter Andrew Desiderio pointed out on Twitter Sunday, what Manchin appears to be describing is a throwback to the “talking filibuster,” which would likely pose a much more surmountable obstacle to the narrow Democratic Senate majority.

As Desiderio explained, under a “talking filibuster,” any “member of the minority party can filibuster as long as he/she stays put on the floor.” But once a member finishes speaking, the filibuster would end, and “there’d be a vote at a simple majority threshold” of 50 votes, instead of the existing 60-vote threshold required to end a filibuster.

That’s a big change, because there’s currently no actual filibustering required to filibuster in the Senate, at least not in the conventional sense. As Vox explained back in 2015, the modern filibuster doesn’t require a senator talking on the floor for hours on end to delay a bill.

Instead, today’s filibuster is a straightforward move to reject unanimous consent on a bill that the minority can wield painlessly: According to former Vox writer Ezra Klein, “Today’s filibusters simply paralyze the Senate until the majority either finds 60 votes to proceed or gives up and moves on to another piece of business.”

If that rule were changed, though — say, by going back to the talking filibuster of yore — filibusters might only paralyze the Senate until the minority runs out of members willing to hold the floor.

In the final days leading up to the start of jury selection in the murder and manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, officers responded to at least three shootings that killed one man and injured two others.

The homicide happened close to the scene of George Floyd’s death nearly a year ago, at the intersection of 38th and Chicago, now known as George Floyd Square.

A man in his 30s died at Hennepin County Medical Center after the shooting around 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

At 10:44 p.m., a man was injured in another shooting in Uptown in the area of Lagoon between Girard and Hennepin avenues. The man was taken to HCMC with non-life threatening injuries.

At 4:49 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a shooting in north Minneapolis in the 2700 block of Upton Avenue North. A man suffering from non-critical injuries was taken to North Memorial Medical Center. Police reported that the man was in a vehicle when he was shot.

President Biden on Sunday signed an executive order aimed at promoting voting rights amid a push by Republican- state legislatures to roll back voting access in the wake of former president Donald Trump’s 2020 loss and his baseless effort to cast doubt on the integrity of U.S. elections.

The order comes on the 56th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the day that state troopers violently beat hundreds of marchers, including John Lewis, the late civil rights icon who served as a Democratic congressman from Georgia, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.

“Today, on the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, I am signing an executive order to make it easier for eligible voters to register to vote and improve access to voting,” Biden said Sunday in a videotaped address to the Martin and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast. “Every eligible voter should be able to vote and have that vote counted. If you have the best ideas, you have nothing to hide. Let the people vote.”

The order directs federal agencies to develop a strategic plan for promoting voter registration and participation, including potentially applying to be a state-designated voter registration agency and providing recommendations on leave for federal employees to vote or to serve as poll workers.

Some states have programs to automatically register eligible Americans to vote, unless they opt out, when they interact with state motor vehicle departments as as well as agencies that administer federal programs such as military recruitment, Medicaid and food stamps. Under the Trump , however, some federal agencies refused to share the data that would allow states to automatically register voters this way, citing concerns about the privacy of health data. Biden’s executive order instructs federal agencies to relax that policy.

The order also aims to expand access to voting among active-duty members of the military as well as all eligible federally incarcerated people.


President Biden speaks at the White House on March 6.
President Biden speaks at the White House on March 6. (Erin Scott/Reuters)
And it establishes a steering group on Native American voting rights tasked with producing recommendations by next year on expanding voter outreach and turnout among Native American communities.

Biden’s move comes days after the House passed expansive legislation to create uniform national voting standards, overhaul campaign finance laws and outlaw partisan redistricting. The measure, H.R. 1, largely mirrors a bill passed by the chamber two ago. But it has faced fierce Republican attacks that threaten to stop it in the Senate.

The bill’s voting provisions would guarantee no-excuse mail voting and at least 15 days of early voting for federal elections; require states to use their government records to automatically register citizens to vote; restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences; and mandate the use of paper ballots.


During his remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, Trump blasted H.R. 1, accusing Democrats of wanting to register all welfare recipients to vote.

No Republicans voted for the bill in 2019 or last week, when it was approved 220 to 210.

John Ratcliffe, Trump’s former director of national intelligence, quickly accused Biden and Democrats of “trying to fix a problem that didn’t exist.”

“For all the complaints that you heard about the election in 2020, the complaint that no one said was, ‘It was too difficult to vote,’ ” Ratcliffe said on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “And yet, what [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and President Biden say is, ‘Well, we have got to remove obstacles from people voting,’ when, in fact, that really was not a problem.”

Dozens of Republican-controlled state legislatures, meanwhile, are considering sweeping new laws that would restrict voting options ahead of the 2022 midterms. Some of the measures would restrict absentee balloting, while others would limit early voting and other aspects of election administration.


One bill in Georgia would block early voting on Sundays, which critics consider a flagrant attempt to thwart Souls to the Polls, the Democratic turnout effort focused on Black churchgoers on the final Sunday before an election.

In his remarks Sunday, Biden noted that in 2020, even with the obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic, “more Americans voted than ever before.”But he also that the country is witnessing a “never-before-seen effort to ignore, undermine and undo the will of the people.” He cited both the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob as well as the 250 bills introduced by lawmakers in 43 states this legislative session aimed at making it more difficult to vote.

Information on the Saturday evening homicide at George Floyd Square is limited and Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said he doesn’t anticipate any new information will be released Sunday.

Initial findings in the investigation are that the victim and suspect got into an argument when the suspect shot the victim. The suspect then fled the scene in a light colored Suburban that was struck by gunfire.

No arrests have been made in the three shootings, Elder said Sunday morning. He added that the shootings have no correlation to the upcoming Chauvin trial and that nice weather typically drives an uptick in crime.

Saturday’s homicide is likely the 12th homicide in Minneapolis so far this year. Elder said charges in Thursday’s fatal hit-and-run in north Minneapolis haven’t yet been filed, but if charged as a homicide, that would mark the city’s 11th homicide.

A 54-year-old man was arrested in connection to the crash that killed 49-year-old Jerry Lee Johnson, according to a media release Sunday from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Johnson was killed at 5:55 p.m. Thursday when he was struck near the intersection of 30th and Newtown Avenue North. The medical examiner stated the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries.

Support for the talking filibuster isn’t really a new position for Manchin either, as Desiderio points out: In 2011, Manchin backed a similar, unsuccessful measure that would have “required that Senators who wish to filibuster a bill must actually take the floor and make remarks.”

As things stand, the filibuster doesn’t affect all Senate business — judicial nominations, for example, are only subject to a simple 50-vote majority, as are Cabinet appointments — but it does limit most legislation. The one notable exception to that rule is the budget reconciliation process, which Democrats are on the verge of using to pass a $1.9 trillion stimulus package into law this week. But reconciliation is also an arcane, limited process that would be incompatible with many Democratic priorities under current congressional rules.

Despite being the very thing that imposes a 60-vote threshold on much Senate business, the filibuster itself isn’t subject to the same threshold. If the current Democratic caucus majority in the Senate — with its 50 votes, plus Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker — wanted to eliminate the filibuster altogether, it could do so.

It won’t, unless Manchin and other moderates have a dramatic change of heart — but Manchin’s comments are a reminder that Democrats could still use their majority to find a way around the filibuster if their members aren’t willing to end it outright.

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Filibuster changes could pave the way for a bold Democratic legislative agenda
Obviously, Manchin’s comments Sunday aren’t a definite commitment to do something about the filibuster — but they’re still extremely good news for Democrats, who appear as if they will soon face a string of futile fights to win over 10 Republican votes for priorities like voting rights and a minimum wage increase.

Specifically, Manchin’s change in tone, though slight, comes as Senate Democrats prepare for a fight over a voting rights package recently passed by the House of Representatives, and as high-profile party leaders begin to get behind ditching the filibuster.

In an interview this week, for example, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn told the Guardian that “there’s no way under the sun that in 2021 that we are going to allow the filibuster to be used to deny voting rights.”

“Here we are talking about the Voting Rights Act [late Rep. John Lewis] worked so hard for and that’s named in his honor and they’re going to filibuster it to death?” Clyburn said. “That ain’t gonna happen.”

As a member of the House rather than the Senate, Clyburn himself has no say over the fate of the filibuster, but he’s still an influential, longtime leader in Congress. And he’s not alone in arguing for change: Just this past week, several Senate Democrats indicated they would also be open to abolishing the filibuster to clear the way for priorities like voting rights.

Despite some movement within the Democratic caucus, the path to filibuster elimination — or even reform — still isn’t exactly clear. Democrats would need all 50 members of their majority to make it happen, and Manchin’s comments Sunday confirm that he’s still in the “hard no” camp on abolishing the filibuster, as is Arizona Sen. Krysten Sinema, who has staked out an aggressively pro-filibuster position.

If the Democratic Senate majority does decide to take action though, there are lots of things they could do short of blowing up the filibuster for good. As Vox’s Ian Millhiser wrote last month, with just 50 votes and Harris to break the tie, Democrats could limit which bills are subject to the filibuster, make it harder to filibuster a bill in the first , or reduce the cloture threshold in the Senate.

On Meet the Press Sunday, Manchin indicated some willingness to consider that first option, in addition to a talking filibuster, telling Todd he might be open “to a reconciliation” style approach for passing bills if Democrats are met with repeated refusals from Manchin’s “Republican friends” to work together.

According to some Democrats, such as Clyburn, changing the filibuster is vital to the future not just of the Biden administration’s legislative agenda, but to the Democratic Party’s ability to compete in future elections.

“If Manchin and Sinema enjoy being in the majority,” Clyburn told the Guardian, “They had better figure out a way to get around the filibuster when it comes to voting and civil rights.”

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