Via TARE-11: The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota are seeing a gradual decline in gas prices, with some stations even falling below the $4/gallon mark. Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy, head of petroleum analysis, stated that the national average fell for 27 days, or four consecutive weeks. This is the longest drop in average gas prices in the past decade.
Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, attempts to investigate the ongoing negotiations to re-up the 2012 agreement between Canterbury Park & the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The agreement is due to expire Dec. 31. … This agreement made Canterbury a nationally-recognized venue, from a struggling track with shrinking purses. The track anticipates paying $15 million total purses for the 65-day season. $7.28 million of that will come from the SMSC deal.
Mia Laube from KSTP reports that the Mayo Clinic can test for monkeypox using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Orthopoxvirus testing kit. Each week , the Mayo will perform up to 10,000 test.
Briana Bierschbach reportsg at the Star Tribune that District Judge Thomas Gilligan ruled that some state laws restricting abortion access were unconstitutional. This is a major victory for the state’s abortion rights groups, just weeks after the collapse of Roe V. Wade.
Via Patch, 24/7 Wall St., In fiscal 2020, the Department of Defense reported spending $2.9 Billion in Minnesota. This is about 0.5% of their total domestic spending. It’s the 14th-lowest share of all 50 states.
Becky Z. Dernbach, Sahan Journal, talks to 2020 Minnesota Teacher Of The Year Qorsho Hassi about why she is leaving the classroom.
Via WCCO Wisconsin State Assembly Majority leader Jim Steineke announced Monday, that he would rather resign July 27 than continue his term.