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sarah janecek, longtime political commentator, dies at 57


sarah janecek, a longtime well-respected minnesota political commentator, writer and strategist, died friday while on vacation in south america, her sister confirmed saturday on facebook.janecek, 57, developed a severe infection and died in a hospital in rio de janeiro, brazil, her sister, karen hoyt, said in a post on janecek’s facebook page.on dec. 29, janecek posted, “who from minnesota travels to buenos aires, where it was about 90, today, and gets a fever of 101.3? i do! on meds, so should be as good as new in the am.”for more than 20 years, the minneapolis strategist waded through the state’s political landscape, serving as a republican activist, lobbyist and campaign adviser. she also offered up her views on political going-ons to local and national media.this is a developing story.






sarah janecek, longtime political commentator, dies at 57


sarah janecek, an influential minnesota political commentator, writer and strategist who embraced the gop but was respected across party lines, died friday while on vacation in south america.janecek, 57, died of a severe septic infection in a hospital in rio de janeiro, brazil, her family said.for more than 20 years, the minneapolis strategist waded through the state's political landscape, serving as a gop activist, lobbyist and writer. she flexed her writing skills on her politics in minnesota newsletter and state directory, and also offered up her views on politics to local and national media.she was unafraid to speak her mind, but listened to those on the other side of the aisle, too — evidenced upon her death by the outpouring of emotional condolences from people across the political s






angela merkel says fight against terrorism no excuse for u.s. entry ban


german chancellor angela merkel told u.s. president donald trump that the global fight against terrorism was no excuse for banning refugees or people from muslim-majority countries from entering the united states, her spokesman said on sunday.“she is convinced that even the necessary, decisive battle against terrorism does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion,” spokesman steffen seibert said.he said the german government regrets the entry travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven muslim-majority states, would review the consequences for german citizens with dual nationalities and would “represent their interests, if needed, vis a vis our u.s. partners”.he said merkel had expressed her concerns to trump during a telephone call on urday an






100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants


more than 100 businesses around the twin cities shut their doors, immigrant workers left their jobs, and marchers took to the streets thursday as part of the nationwide “day without immigrants” protest.the event, organized via social media, urged immigrants, regardless of their legal status, to stay away from work, shutter their businesses, hold their children out of school and refrain from spending money to protest president donald trump’s views and actions on immigration.“it was a show of resistance,” said maya santamaria, owner of la raza radio and telemundo minnesota. “what it said to us locally was that we can organize … and that we’re willing to take the hit economically to make a point and effect change. it shows that people are uniting and that a movement is happening.”latino resta






100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants


more than 100 businesses around the twin cities shut their doors, immigrant workers left their jobs, and marchers took to the streets thursday as part of the nationwide “day without immigrants” protest.the event, organized via social media, urged immigrants, regardless of their legal status, to stay away from work, shutter their businesses, hold their children out of school and refrain from spending money to protest president donald trump’s views and actions on immigration.“it was a show of resistance,” said maya santamaria, owner of la raza radio and telemundo minnesota. “what it said to us locally was that we can organize … and that we’re willing to take the hit economically to make a point and effect change. it shows that people are uniting and that a movement is happening.”latino resta






100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants


more than a hundred businesses around the twin cities shut their doors, immigrant workers left their jobs, and marchers took to the streets thursday as part of the nationwide "day without immigrants" protest.the event, organized via social media, urged immigrants, regardless of their legal status, to stay away from work, shutter their businesses, hold their children out of school and refrain from spending money to protest president donald trump's views and actions on immigration."it was a show of resistance," said maya santamaria, owner of la raza radio and telemundo minnesota. "what it said to us locally was that we can organize … and that we're willing to take the hit economically to make a point and effect change. it shows that people are uniting and that a movement is happening."latino






many twin cities businesses closed to support immigrants


more than a hundred businesses around the twin cities shut their doors, immigrant workers left their jobs, and marchers took to the streets thursday as part of the nationwide "day without immigrants" protest.the event, organized via social media, urged immigrants, regardless of their legal status, to stay away from work, shutter their businesses, hold their children out of school and refrain from spending money to protest president donald trump's views and actions on immigration."it was a show of resistance," said maya santamaria, owner of la raza radio and telemundo minnesota. "what it said to us locally was that we can organize … and that we're willing to take the hit economically to make a point and affect change. it shows that people are uniting and that a movement is happening."latino