SUN Sailor Editions Excelsior/Shorewood

Sailor Sizzle Hockey Lake Minnetonka’a annual cooking competition for the ICA Food Shelf is Feb. 22. Minnetonka beat Edina 5-3 at the Feb. 10 Lake Conference showdown. Page 2 Page 16 EXCELSIOR / SHOREWOOD Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 Pugh shares controversial anti-Muslim post prior to caucus day By PAIGE KIEFFER paige.kieffer@ecm-inc.com (SUN SAILOR STAFF PHOTOS BY PAIGE KIEFFER) Left: Shorewood Precinct Three Chair Sandy Alstrom leads the Feb. 6 DFL caucus at Minnetonka Middle School West. Right: DFL caucus volunteers Sarah Morrow and Tim Duff check in Senate District 33 residents Feb. 6 at Minnetonka Middle School West. District 33 caucuses show support for Walz and Johnson as early gubernatorial preferences By PAIGE KIEFFER paige.kieffer@ecm-inc.com D FLers in Minnesota Sen- ate District 33 had a record turnout while the Republican cau- cus saw a drop in attendance at the Feb. 6 precinct caucuses. The Re- publican attendees pledged their support for Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and DFLers cast their votes in sup- port for U.S. Rep. Tim Walz as the early gubernatorial preferences. Senate District 33 includes Corcoran, parts of Chanhassen, Left to right, Minnetonka Middle School East student Avery Kluster and Minnetonka Deephaven, Excelsior, Green- High School students Shannon Kluster, Caleb Trantham and Aberdeen and Georgia fi eld, Greenwood, Independence, Morrow campaign for Dean Phillips, who is running for Minnesota’s Third Congressio- Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, nal District, at the DFL caucus Feb. 6 at Minnetonka Middle School West. Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay and Way- zata. The Republicans Party had 2,813 voters while the Democrat- ic-Farmer-Labor Party had 2,564 voters in the district. SD 33 Republican Chair Nor- ma Friedrichs said she was disap- pointed with the turnout at their 12 caucuses around the district on Lake Minnetonka. She suspects the turnout was because former governor and Financial Services Roundtable CEO Tim Pawlenty announced that day that he will step down See Caucus , Page 6 ";2 4- $" 02 !AÏ[Œ ä Ž æ£n  ¯Ø 2[—nÝÓ I £|¨a $˜e¨ƒ½[¨ž ¨Ï ¤~䎁ׁŽ~¤~¯ Volume 48, No. 8 Index Opinion-Page 4 Public Safety-Page 5 Calendar-Pages 8-9 Faith-Page 10 Sports-Pages 16-20 Environment-Page 21 Classifieds-Pages 23-26 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 sailor.mnsun.com facebook.com/SunSailor @MNSunSailor PUBLIC NOTICES: See page 22 Rep. Cindy Pugh, R- Chanhassen, shared a controversial social me- dia post last week. In the post, a local Republican Party offi cial warned on Facebook of a plot to “mobilize Muslims to infi ltrate our Republican caucuses on Feb. 6.” Pugh and Rep. Kathy Lohmer, R-Stillwater, shared the post by Dave Sina, chairman of the Fourth Congressional District Republican Par- ty. When Pugh shared Si- na’s post to her Facebook page, she wrote, “SHAR- ING a lengthy but VERY IMPORTANT post writ- ten by a concerned Min- nesota Citizen. PLEASE READ AND SHARE by ‘copying and pasting’ the following and creating your own post if you like. Thank you.” Here is the message by Sina posted in its entirety: “Here is a report from a CD 4 BPOU Chairman who attended a Muslim Caucus Training with the intent to mobilize muslims to infi ltrate our republican caucuses on Feb. 6. Here is the report and it is very disturbing. It is a little long but it is a CALL TO AC- TION for us to get out to our Republican caucus on Feb. 6. See Post , Page 7