creation of Community Safety Office in split vote
Liz Navratil, Star Tribune reporter, reports on the approval of Minneapolis’ City Council for its new Community Safety Office. This office will report directly to the Mayor and supervise all safety offices in Minneapolis, including police and fire departments as well as emergency management and violence prevention programs.
Alex Jokich, KSTP, reports that Twin Cities hospitals have seen an increase in RSV cases and hospitalizations. This virus can be deadly for children as young as three years old. Doctors are seeing this sooner than they expected, since there is usually an increase in cases during winter months.
Alex Derosier, Pioneer Press reporter, reports that the DFL has filed a complaint against Jim Schultz, “claiming his campaign illegally coordinated and an outside group that purchased more than $800,000.00 in TV ads on three Minnesota television stations”.
WCCO’s Beret Leone reports that MSP is expecting 40,000 passengers this weekend because of MEA break. MSP prepares for MEA breaks just like they do for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Staff from WCCO report on the upcoming Twin Cities Film Festival. They also highlight the films they will be premiering, including one about St Paul’s Hope Breakfast Bar. The festival is available online or in person.
Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune’s Jeremy Olson, writes that COVID-19 has not been a problem in Minnesota since the pandemic. This is the first October in which cases have remained low.
Joe Nelson, Bring Me The News’ Joe Nelson, warns that Minnesotans will experience a colder winter than usual according to the NOAA’s winter outlook. Despite the cold weather forecast, it’s unlikely that we will see as much snow this winter.
Get your skis out! Alex Chhith, Star Tribune reporter, reports that some slopes opened earlier this year. Andes Tower Hills, Kensington and Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls both have openings this year.