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City leaders and community members gathered at the Minneapolis Police Department's Fifth Precinct today to honor Officer Jamal Mitchell, who was fatally shot while on duty yesterday. And Minnesota Democrats are gathering in Duluth for their state convention, which started today and runs through Sunday.
At least three people, including a police officer, are dead after a shooting in Minneapolis’ Whittier neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Several others are injured. And the Minnesota Timberwolves’ season came to an end after losing 124-103 to the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center Thursday night.
Advocates for government transparency say the city of Minneapolis is illegally restricting public access to information about police officer misconduct. And DFL Senator Nicole Mitchell is resisting calls from the top of her party to resign amid a burglary charge.
Minnesota has won the first ever Walter Cup championship Wednesday night in the Professional Women’s Hockey League. And today marks the second anniversary of the tornado that ripped through the small town of Forada, just south of Alexandria.
The Minnesota Historical Society announced Tuesday that it will repatriate a rope to the Prairie Island Indian Community that was used in the largest single-day mass execution in U.S. history. The item is known as “the Mankato Hanging Rope” and was used in the hanging of one of the 38 Dakota men executed following the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. And new statewide Office of American Indian Health was ceremonially launched today at Minnesota's Capitol.
The Timberwolves forced Game 5 of the NBA’s Western Conference playoff series after they beat the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night 105-100. And Minnesota plays Boston Wednesday night for the championship of the Professional Women’s Hockey League.
Minneapolis has reached a tentative agreement with the city's police union. And Minnesota leaders say a team of emergency responders has been dispatched to Iowa to assist with storm assessment efforts there.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have one last chance Tuesday night to stay alive in the Western Conference Finals. Defense attorneys in the Feeding Our Future trial are expected to start presenting their case this week. And Minnesota Democrats will gather later this week in Duluth for their state convention.
Community leaders started a weekend of memorials to the man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked worldwide reaction and reckoning. George Floyd was murdered four years ago Saturday. Also, the Minnesota Department of Health says there were three confirmed cases of measles among siblings discovered this week. This is the afternoon MPR News Update hosted by Jacob Aloi with theme music by Gary Meister.
Prosecutors in the Feeding Our Future trial are expected to call their final witness on Friday. And the Timberwolves are looking to bounce back from their Game 1 loss in the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks — Game 2 tips off Friday at 7:30 p.m.
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