This is Tim Harlow of the Star Tribune. The family of Daunte Frank Wright, a Black man who was shot and killed by police in a traffic stop last, has reached a financial settlement. According to Tuesday’s statement by Wright’s lawyers, the city agreed to pay $3.25million and to modify policies and officer training in traffic stops.
Alex Derosier, Forum News Service, writes: ” The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to uphold Roe v. Wade. Minnesota’s attorney general has stated that women who travel to Minnesota to seek an abortion will not be subject to lawsuits or prosecution. Before reporters in St. Paul on Tuesday, Attorney General Keith Ellison stated that he would intervene in any state where abortion is against Minnesotans. Although there is no current state that bans abortion travel, legislators in states with strict abortion laws have proposed such restrictions.
Josh Verges of the Pioneer Press reports that the St. Paul school board approved $909 million for planned spending in the coming school year. The district closed five schools to reduce enrollment. It also expanded career exploration opportunities and started covering student meal costs for families with middle- and high-income . The budget’s largest component, the $563million general fund which covers instruction and support services, is $8.3 million less than last year. This decrease is due to the expected loss of 1,877 students, which accounts for nearly 6 percent of total enrollment. Additionally, there will be a reduction in revenue related to family incomes as fewer students apply for federal meal subsidy.
In the Star Tribune, Stephen Montemayor, says . Lawyers for a Minneapolis GOP donor are facing federal sex-trafficking charges. They claim that law enforcement improperly listened to private phone conversations between the man and his lawyers . Anton ‘Tony” Lazzaro is currently being held in Sherburne County Jail while awaiting trial on 10 child sex traficking charges. Daniel Gerdts was an attorney for Lazzaro and asked U.S. district court Judge Patrick Schiltz if he would dismiss the indictment. He could also ‘impose other appropriate sanction’, which could include excluding agents, prosecutors, or staff from further involvement in this case.
Derosier also reported for Forum News Service. ” As party leaders reassess which states have early electoral contests that could end up shaping the nominees of the major parties for the highest office, the Democratic Party selected Minnesota to host an early presidential prima. The next Minnesota presidential primary will be held on March 5, 2024. However, that could change as a key group of the DNC meets in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 22-23.
Jon Collins reports to MPR. Two former Minneapolis police officers have been rescheduled to appear in the fall. They are charged with aiding or abetting in George Floyd’s murder. J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao will be on trial Oct. 24. As they were facing federal charges for violating Floyd’s civil rights, the state trial was repeatedly delayed. The trial was scheduled to begin earlier in the month. However, Judge Peter Cahill delayed it until January 5 to ensure fair trials.
A Bring Me The News article states, ” Brooklyn Park Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping a 3-year old child Tuesday afternoon. At around 1:15 p.m., the incident took place at McDonald’s on the 1400 block 85th Avenue. The Brooklyn Park Police Department stated that a 911 caller reported that a man grabbed the 3-year-old girl and threatened to take her child. Police stated that the suspect stole the child’s cell phone and then fled on a bicycle from the business after the child started screaming.
Another WCCO TV story states that Minnesota health officials have reported another 1,531 cases and five deaths from COVID-19. The rate of case growth is still at a statistical plateau at 25.8 per 100,000 residents. This is still higher than the threshold of 10 cases. The number of hospitalizations has remained steady over the past weeks with 9 cases per 100,000 people. Since March 2020, Minnesota has seen almost 1.54 million cases of COVID-19, with more than 77,000 being reinfections. The virus has claimed the lives of 12,749 Minnesotans.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Molly Beck, and Lawrence Andrea reports, “Minutes before Congress was scheduled to begin certification for Joe Biden’s win on Jan. 6, 2021,” an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said to former Vice President Mike Pence that Johnson wanted to hand deliver to Pence votes from Republicans from Wisconsin and Michigan who posed for Donald Trump ….. This exchange gives a fresh glimpse into Oshkosh Republican’s campaign to overturn the false election fraud claims that were triggered a rebellion at the U. Tuesday’s evidence showed that Wisconsin, one of seven states Biden won in which groups of Republicans were assembled as fake presidential electors, was at the heart of the efforts to reverse the election.