No such thing as ‘Minnesota nice’ as St. Cloud mayor and council play dirty

We told you that a St. Cloud, Minnesota councilman was planning to introduce a resolution on November 6th asking for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in order to understand better the economic impact of thousands of mostly Somali refugees being placed in the town over recent years by a Lutheran resettlement agency.

(Don’t miss yesterday’s post about Lutherans being paid directly by meatpacking companies to find and retain labor, here.)

So what happens the week before the planned debate on the moratorium resolution?

On Monday night (on the 23rd):

The Mayor and most of the council sprung a “welcoming” resolution, with no advanced warning, and allowed only a few minutes of discussion before voting in support in front of a large audience that was out of control.

Here Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily tells us what happened.  Embedded in the story is a video of the meeting that was described by many as total chaos.

What happened at the St. Cloud, Minnesota, City Council on Monday night is being described as a well-organized “ambush” designed to shut down a citizen uprising or “pocket of resistance” against runaway refugee resettlement in the small city.

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Councilman Jeff Goerger, who introduced the “Welcoming and Just City” resolution before his colleague’s resolution could be introduced and voted on.

College-age students filled the council chambers. Only five people were allowed to approach the podium and speak, all of them in favor of unlimited refugee resettlement with no accountability to the taxpayer.

A resolution was hastily introduced, read and voted on.

Mission accomplished.

The ambush was successful.

And the local Somali community is now celebrating.

It all started when several of the council members who support unlimited refugee resettlement with no financial accountability to the taxpayer were informed that one of their colleagues, Councilman Jeff Johnson, planned to introduce a resolution at their Nov. 6 meeting calling for a moratorium on all resettlements in St. Cloud until an economic impact study could be completed.

Johnson’s resolution would also require the city to verify that it is in full compliance with all facets of the federal Refugee Act of 1980 as signed by then-president Jimmy Carter.

But Johnson’s opponents, clearly having collaborated among themselves beforehand, sprung a new resolution on the public at the Monday, Oct. 23, meeting and passed it 5-1 after begrudgingly allowing only a few minutes of debate.

The efforts by Johnson to support financial accountability were undercut before they were even heard in a public forum.

Councilman Jeff Goerger made sure of it.


Councilman Jeff Goerger, who introduced the “Welcoming and Just City” resolution before his colleague’s resolution could be introduced and voted on.

Goerger stated, to a resounding applause, that the city has absorbed the thousands of Somalis “without an impact on the city budget or our quality of life.”

The families of the 10 people stabbed at the mall by Dahir Adan last year might disagree with that “quality of life” remark.

There is much, much more, continue reading here.

‘Minnesota nice’ is dead and gone!

Actions like this (playing dirty) are all the more reason for citizens to organize in towns with mayors and councils like this one in St. Cloud and campaign to elect your own people to local office.  See what I said here.

You might not win the first time, or even the second time, but nothing beats the publicity you can get for your greatest concerns than having your own candidates voice them.  What do you have to lose?

The other option is to move.

See my huge archive on St. Cloud that extends back to 2008 when I first reported on the beleaguered city forever changed by Lutheran Social Services of MN.

13 thoughts on “No such thing as ‘Minnesota nice’ as St. Cloud mayor and council play dirty

  1. We need to reply with similar tactics and start filing lawsuits for everything just like the liberals. Whatever happened to slow growth, population control, and the whole environmental movement? it seems like lawsuits could arise from the environmental destruction all this is causing alone.


    1. Unfortunately, most of the environmental movement went hard left (open borders) pro-more-immigration decades ago. Pure insanity.


  2. Gross. Somalis breed like rabbits, I lived there and saw it with my own eyes and had to even send my child to a school where they went, for three days only, it was shocking and horrifc beyond belief that my child had to be around women in pup tents and poor little girls who had been genitically mutilated. Why are we traumatizing our youth in this way, to have to live amongst savages while pretending it is all ok? Good luck St. Cloud, Eden Prairie lost an amazing principal who was fired because the Somalis went up against her. You are detroying educated taxpayers lives, these Somalis are as lethal as a hydrogen bomb. SIck. SIck Sick St. Cloud, shame on you!


  3. Ann, I don’t think that’s legal. Anything that is voted on HAS to be on the agenda. Any lawyers in MN who want to look into this?


    1. I hope the folks in MN look in to getting a lawyer. I wouldn’t put all my eggs in a lawsuit basket, but it should be one of many weapons they use.

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  4. Unfortunately, this is a tactic that the Left uses. They disrupt everything, cause confusion, intimidate, and won’t allow an opposing voice to speak. That is their strategy. They claim that the Right won’t allow them to speak, call us “fascist” and all kinds of names when they themselves are the very epitome of fascists. I’m sure this is one of the strategies that they learned from Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, that students learn in the universities. They have no idea that they are contributing to the downfall and ruining this country. It is almost as if we have no say as to what happens to our tax dollars, and these young people who don’t yet pay any taxes, and are too young to have any common sense, they have taken control. This country is in the hands of fools. Maybe we have to think of a new strategy ourselves.

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  5. I can’t imagine how this ambush was organized without violating Minnesota’s Open Meetings law. It is very strict, and requires that any meeting of a majority of the city council – even if it’s a daisy chain of phone calls concerning the issue – has to be open to the public.

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  6. St. Cloud native citizens need to retreat and evacuate because St. Cloud has been conquered in the name of the Somali Nation. Once all the native, taxpaying St. Cloud citizens are gone, St. Cloud will sink into the swamp of Communist good intentions.

    i.e. “Foot with your feet.”


  7. Who are these people? Who are those who plan our futures with deceit and trickery?
    The arrangement of their agenda suggests that they know how much we oppose the artificial insertion of certain upheaval that they use templates drawn up by fellow mindsets, financed by enormously wealthy that care not for our daily life, or only enough to suck our success from us, What are their aims, are they native Minnesotans, have they been raised in St. Cloud, are their families ingrained with the various cultures and traditions of the area?

    Or are they imported from other states, who sent them, what are their goals? Are they trained community dis-organizers, funded by enemies of America, hell-bent on bringing people from disorganized countries in order to create certain turmoil, do these arrangers of our destiny motivated by money, globalist greed mixed with personal dislike for the USA?

    Are they Muslim racists, so filled with bitter resentment towards the Caucasian, Christian, Capitalist domination of the American dream that they have a need for revenge, to plot the disruption of a course that allowed for correction of our mistakes in an orderly process, always fairness at it’s core?

    We must “do this”, we must “do that” echo across our country, but it seems that nothing is ever done, the machine plods on, and the leaders of the predicted panic have been infiltrated long ago, and covert saboteurs have been stealthily buying us for decades.

    With our own money.

    The infections are developing rapidly now, they are foreign to our lives yet they have been festering here since birth, aggrieved at some unintentional, ignorant slight suffered long ago.

    The United Nations was purchased by these globalists while we slept, our precious country dissolved before our very eyes, but we weren’t looking.

    The point of no return was reached earlier, the path to our reversal is littered with the bones of well-intentioned patriots, who, at the point of victory, sat down to wait, and while waiting, died.

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