The time has come to start working those summer plans into our schedules! It’s hard to believe now, but green grass and budding trees are just around the corner.
To this date there hasn’t been a distinct “go-to” or Oscar level movie depicting Martin Luther King Jr. as a memorable protagonist. Now there is. With the help of big names like Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt along with relative new comers like Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, Selma is to the Civil Rights Movement what Saving Private Ryan was to D-Day.
It may have been more than 150 years since the largest mass execution in US history took place in Mankato, but that doesn’t appear to be stopping Jack Consadine (a Mankato City Council member). Jack is pushing a petition to pardon the 38 executed Dakota men (plus two others who were hanged later).