Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune reporter, covered Friday’s press conference at Gov. Tim Walz and other legislators called for Scott Jensen, the GOP candidate for governor, to apologize for his comparison of COVID-19 mandates to events leading to Kristallnacht or the Holocaust. Jensen’s campaign replied with ” Tim Walz should apologise for eroding public safety, crushing our children’s educational outcomes and suffocating families with inflation.”
Em Steck and Andrew Kaczynski at CNN have a piece about Republican Secretary of State candidate Kim Crockett. They compare the 2020 election with the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks. Crockett stated that “We recognize people are discouraged” during an unreported radio interview in September 2021. “We are still America’s people, and I’m betting that we will prevail. This is a difficult task. Perhaps we needed a wake up call. This is our “9/11”.
Via Bring Me the News After an investigation revealed that Welch Charities had been misusing tens to thousands of dollars, Keith Ellison ‘s office has shut down the nonprofit Welch Charities . The nonprofit raised $142,000 in four years, but only distributed $12,000. to charitable causes.
Via WCCO Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was taken to police custody on Thursday night, in connection with a drug-related warrant.
Krystal Frasier at KSTP reports Gov. Tim Walz announced that eight counties will be eligible for emergency assistance from the state following severe weather and flooding earlier in the year.
Eric Roper of Star Tribune answers the age old question: Does Minnesota have the ‘World’s Oldest Rock’ title?
Also available from WCCO A 11-year old Vizsla/Labrador mix named Eebbers was named the Transportation Security Administration’s “cutest dog” in a social media contest. Eebbers started at MSP Airport in 2015.