Deena Winter

Deena Winter

Deena Winter is a freelance journalist who has covered state and local government in four states over the past three decades.

Mike Lindell goes ballistic during depositions, lashing out at lawyers

By: - September 12, 2023

With his fortune at stake, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell lost his cool during a series of legal depositions recently. Lindell yelled, swore, called lawyers names, banged his fist on a table and repeatedly slammed down a pile of legal documents during a March deposition he gave defending himself in a defamation lawsuit. Eric Coomer, former […]

3M to stop making ‘forever chemicals’

By: - December 20, 2022

3M announced Tuesday that it will stop manufacturing a group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) and work to stop using the chemicals in its products by the end of 2025. The company nets about $1.3 billion annually from the chemical sales — a fraction of its overall revenue, at 3.7%. The Maplewood […]

Bernie Sanders’ Iowa political director went on to work for Feeding Our Future

By: - October 6, 2022

A former key aide to Bernie Sanders’ Iowa presidential campaign went on to work as a consultant for Feeding Our Future, a nonprofit that federal prosecutors say was at the center of the nation’s biggest pandemic relief program fraud. Abshir Omar was also deputy director of a nonprofit named Tasho that ran six food distribution […]

Chauvin verdict: Guilty on 3 charges in George Floyd’s death

By: - April 20, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — The jury has spoken, and found Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes while he was handcuffed and face down on the pavement last May.  Chauvin was taken into custody and will be sentenced in eight weeks. The […]