Hennepin County eviction backlog estimated at 4 months


The Strib’s Tom Nehil reports that a renter in Hennepin County who filed to evict him this month won’t likely find out if they are being kicked out until the middle of Winter because of a huge court backlog. The process used to take 20 days, but has become a lengthy one due to an increase in eviction requests since the pandemic-related moratorium was lifted. This leaves both landlords and tenants in an uncertain state for several months.

Kristi Bellamino reports that more than 100 people attended a drag story hour at a St. Paul library on Saturday morning, despite threats to kill the librarians who were holding it. At a meeting of the city council this week, librarians stated that they received death threats from people who claimed they would dress up as ninjas to beat the librarians if the Drag Story Hour took place. The story hour was created by Pedro Pepa and has been performed at Powderhorn Park’s Pillsbury House Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre Theatre, Walker Art Center. The Loft Literary Center, Moon Palace Books, Wild Rumpus Books, and The Loft Literary Center.

KARE 11’s Allasondra D Doyle reports that two juvenile suspects were taken to the Hennepin County Juvenile detention Center after a shooting occurred at a Friday night high-school football game. Richfield Police reports that a 16-year old male, who is suspected of starting a fight outside the game, and a former Richfield High School student was arrested in Edina on Sept. 24. Police arrested a 15-year old, who was arrested late Saturday night. He is currently enrolled at Richfield High School.

Jeremy Olson writes. Aubree Jackson has always wanted to be a nurse inpatient. She took care of her mother after she suffered a traumatic brain Injury. After one day in a Twin Cities hospital during the pandemic, she began to look for other work. … Jackson’s loss was the main topic of picket lines when 15,000 Twin Cities or Duluth hospital nurses went into strike. According to the Minnesota Nurses Association, hospitals must improve their working conditions and pay in order to keep current nurses. They also need to attract former nurses back to help address a worsening shortage. Negotiations between 15 hospital operators and the union resumed this week but no agreements were reached.

Kirsten Mitchell, WCCO-TV’s reports that a popular Minneapolis restaurant was closed this weekend following a viral stomach-churning discovery. The video showed a rodent inside a box of rice at Stella’s Fish Cafe, Uptown. … A Minneapolis spokesperson stated that the restaurant was closed Saturday due to an emergency pest management visit.

Jon Collins from MPR News states, “Eleven columns that represent firefighters who died in line of duty were added at the Minnesota Fallen Firefighter Memorial at Sunday’s ceremony in St. Paul. The memorial, is located near the Minnesota State Capitol. It honors the 241 Minnesota firefighters that have died in the line of duty since 1881. Gov. Tim Walz stated to the crowd that the state owes a debt in gratitude to the firefighters and their families.

Jennifer Kotila, West Central Tribune reports that both drivers were killed in a collision on Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 7 near Lake Lillian and Cosmos . A passenger sustained serious injuries. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, August Faber (86) was driving a 2021 Ford Edge westbound along Highway 7. Jacob Thomas Dahlheimer (35), was driving a 2019 GMC Yukon Southbound on 195th Street Southeast.

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