This is from KSTP TV. “The state reports a spike of complaints from homeowners whose claims for insurance were denied after recent storms,” according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The department has issued an alert asking Minnesotans for assistance in reviewing their insurance policies. 5 EYEWITNESS news was informed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce that they have seen an 18% rise in homeowners’ insurance complaints since 2020. Many of the complaints come from homeowners who are concerned about insurance coverage, or high out-of pocket costs due to hailstorm damage. Julia Dreier, Minnesota’s Deputy Commissioner for Insurance, stated that one of the issues they are seeing is more severe and frequent storms in Minnesota. “Those events can increase insurance costs, and insurance companies are changing their policies as a result.”
KARE-TV Allesandra D Doyle, says that the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone in Minnesota, has become the forever home of four large cats that used to reside at the now-infamous Tiger King Park rural Oklahoma. The sanctuary claims that Alyssa, the lions Alana, and Aurora, and Thor Jr., the white tiger, were all part their animal Witness Protection Program during the year when their legal cases progressed through the courts.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 87 cases of (monkeypox), were confirmed in Minnesota on Thursday. Minnesota health officials have asked Minnesotans not to touch skin to skin, or sexually, with anyone who has recently traveled to areas where the virus spreads.
You may also experience the following symptoms:
- Chills or fever
- Swollen lymph nodes
- “Body aches (including back pain).
KIMT-TV Mike bunge reports that the Diocese of Winona-Rochester has alerted the public to a third-degree criminal sexual misconduct in an ordained priest. The offense allegedly took place in Winona County in Dec 2020. It involved Ubaldo Roque Uerta who was ordained on June 28, 2008. According to the Diocese, Roque Huerta has not been assigned within the Diocese since 2018. His faculties were suspended in November 2019 and the Diocese was actively working towards his laicization at the time of the alleged abuse.”
Liz Navratil said. Eight North Side residents sued Minneapolis to increase their police force. They are considering how to proceed after Mayor Jacob Frey revealed a plan to improve hiring, the group’s attorney stated Thursday. This announcement was made at a press conference that took place one day before Frey’s administration was scheduled to appear in court to explain why the city had fallen 119 officers short of the minimum required by its charter. This hearing has been moved to November.
Christopher Ingraham, The Minnesota Reformer says that “air pollution from car exhaust, wildfires, and other sources kills more than 300 Minneapolis-St. Paul residents each year, according to new estimations from a leading group of air quality researchers. This number has increased in recent years due to a slight decline in air quality in the upper Midwest. This figure is almost certain to underestimate the true impact of air pollution in Twin Cities. It doesn’t reflect the harmful effects of fine particles on infants. Other pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide have lesser health effects, but are thought to have a smaller impact on mortality. Although violent crime is a big part of the public’s imagination due to its dangers to life and limbs, homicides account for only a small fraction of all air pollution deaths worldwide and at home. For example, in 2019, nearly four times as many Twin Cities residents were harmed by air pollution than were.
An AdWeek article states that “Some estimates suggest airline fares have risen 26 percent and jet fuel has doubled in the past year.” SmartAsset analyzed data from 100 of the busiest airports in order to determine how prices have changed over time. … (MSP was ranked third in terms of increases, with an average airfare up $102. )”
Jana Hollingsworth, of the Strib, says that “Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Governor. Peggy Flanagan visited Castle Danger Brewery on Thursday in celebration of the success story of the “Free the Growlers” movement , which was spearheaded by the brewery, and the new Minnesota job creation figures. In May, the long-standing production cap on to go sales, including growlers was lifted when the Minnesota Legislature approved a deal that allows craft distilleries and wineries to sell more product on-site. Five Minnesota breweries, Castle Danger included, were subject to the beer production cap. They produced more than 20,000 barrels annually.
Soraya Kessel at Pioneer Press reports that the Battle Creek Elementary School gym in St. Paul was transformed into a creative haven on Thursday. The space was filled with tables displaying craft supplies, toys, and educational games. But they also had a treat. Suni, the 2020 Olympic all-around gymnast, and Battle Creek Elementary alumna teamed up with Amazon to host an exclusive back-to school donation event. Battle Creek Elementary will benefit from the donation to expand their E-STEAM program. This stands for environmental education in science technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.