J.D. Duggan

J.D. Duggan

J.D. Duggan is a Twin Cities journalist with bylines from both sides of the river. J.D. is currently collecting Twin Cities ghost stories.

Activists arrested on freeway protest charges by rejecting plea deals and going to trial

By: - December 6, 2021

The day after the 2020 general election, state troopers arrested 646 people for marching onto Interstate 94 in Minneapolis to protest President Donald Trump’s efforts to stop ballot counting and various social injustices. The mass arrest — the largest in recent state history — signaled the Minnesota State Patrol was done cajoling and pleading with […]

Eden Valley police chief endorses force to put down demonstrators; petition circulates

By: - September 22, 2020

A rural Minnesota police chief has come under fire for a Facebook post calling for the use of force against “criminal thugs” during the August Kenosha riots. Last month, Eden Valley Police Chief Ernie Junker posted the comment under his own status, “Kenosha courthouse on fire here we go again.” The comment rippled through Eden […]