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The heat and humidity will keep building in Minnesota through the weekend. And the state DNR is proposing to sell 80,000 acres of lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the U.S. Forest Service. DNR officials say proceeds from the sale will benefit public education in the state.
The state trooper charged with killing a woman during a high-speed chase in May had been suspended twice previously for crashing his squad car and received written reprimands for two other crashes. And the Stearns County sheriff says advanced DNA technology helped track down the parents of a newborn baby whose remains were found in a roadside ditch more than 40 years ago.
A strike by Minneapolis park workers continues. A week-long walkout was supposed to end Thursday. And the Hennepin County Attorney's Office has charged some two dozen people with felony rioting for allegedly shooting fireworks at others — including police — on July Fourth.
Democratic Gov. Tim Walz continues to stand by President Joe Biden as his party's presidential nominee. That's as congressional Democrats continue to raise concerns that he will lose in November and impact down-ballot races. And the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Crookston last month.
Olmsted County prosecutors have charged a Minnesota state trooper with manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal crash in Rochester. And Duluth officials want to create several new misdemeanor-level crimes in the city, including a ban on camping on city property.
A Minnesota state trooper is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a fatal crash in Rochester. And the Animal Humane Society will no longer provide free Trap-Neuter-Release, or TNR, services to individuals and organizations that help in maintaining feral cat populations.
Lino Lakes council members voted Monday night to put a Muslim-centered housing development on hold for a year. And a Minneapolis City Council committee voted Monday to move forward with a tentative police union contract that would give Minneapolis police officers a substantial boost in pay.
It’s going to start feeling more like summer across Minnesota by this weekend. MPR meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says the region will see a change in the pattern that’s been dominating the weather in recent weeks. The Mississippi River dropped below flood stage at Saint Paul last night as water levels on most rivers across the state continue to slowly fall.
Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Angie Craig over the weekend joined a growing chorus of lawmakers saying President Joe Biden should step aside an not seek reelection. And the Minneapolis Park Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday night to hear from negotiators as a strike by park workers continues this week.
The endorsed Minnesota Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate is coming under fire for comments regarded as anti-Semitic. A nonprofit in St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood said today that it’s canceling its partnership with Justin Sutherland after prosecutors charged the celebrity chef with making violent threats toward his girlfriend. Sutherland’s attorney says the charges are “riddled with false truths.”