DFL POSTPONES FUNDRAISER

The Minnesota DFL has postponed a fundraiser for a candidate for state representative. The action comes after profanity-laced statements from John Thompson made during a July protest in Hugo. He spoke outside the home of Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll. Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman announced yesterday that the fundraiser will not proceed as planned. She said by going forth with the event would have conveyed to some that the party condones Thompson’s conduct in Hugo. We do not.