Maplewood City Council hits brakes on Purple Line bus transit


Stribber Janet Moore reports that the Maplewood City Council has withdrew its support for the Purple Line bus-rapid transport project. This is until further study can be done to determine which public transit option is best for the city. Monday’s unanimous vote came after council members raised questions over the Purple Line route through Maplewood and whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly affected ridership patterns for public transit, due to the rise in remote work.

KARE-TV Devin Ramey, and Samie Solina reported that three men were taken into custody Monday after leading officers on a chase in a car following a attempted theft of a catalytic converter in Bloomington. … According to the Bloomington Police Department, there were 332 catalytic conversion thefts in 2021 and 403 in 2018.

Catharine richert said that voters are concerned about losing access to abortion if Republicans gain control of the Minnesota Legislature. The DFL hopes that these fears will motivate voters across the state, according to Todd Rapp, DFL strategist. This messaging strategy reflects the party’s shift away form the priorities of rural communities, which were once strongholds of the DFL, and towards urban centers. “The DFL formula today, you dominate within the (Twin Cities), beltway, then you do extremely well in what I call college towns,” said Rapp. The plan doesn’t include once-blue pockets outstate. He stated that the DFL does not feel they need to win these township districts to win a majority in either the legislature or statewide elections.

Deena Winter’s Minnesota Reformer story says: “Right-wing activists continue an election-year campaign for change in how Minnesota elections are managed — filing lawsuits, questioning election equipment, pushing to hand count ballots, blanketing counties with records request, and pressing for the integrity of election machinery. sued Rice County late August for the unsuccessful bid of Matt Benda, an Albert Lea attorney. He claimed that the county refused to provide information on election procedures, equipment, and security. He claimed that the county refused to provide information about election procedures, equipment, and security.

According to Kristi Belcamino, of the PiPress, “A 38 year-old man shot himself in the upper leg accidentally while walking through a Brooklyn Park, Minnesota corn maze Saturday morning,” police said. The Twin Cities Corn Maze was the scene of the accidental shooting at 11:43 AM. According to a press release by the Brooklyn Park Police Department, the man was near the corn pit — a pile filled with shelled corn similar to a sandbox — when the gun he had on his hip was discharged.

Jonathan Harrison, Sports Illustrated says that the Twins have finally won against the Yankees. The trade of Josh Donaldson was not a postseason win, nor a regular-season triumph. However, Michael Kay, a renowned YES Network announcer, said that the Twins had won. Kay stated on Monday that this trade will be remembered as the worst. He accepted $50 million for Josh Donaldson’s contract. They will be haunted by that deal for a long, long time. Kay stated that the Yankees’ biggest move last offseason, their big move with the Minnesota Twins, was the trade. You got Josh Donaldson, but he isn’t the offensive player you expected him to be. He is not the offensive player. The former MVP was not there. “You didn’t get anything that was even close to what you expected him to give you.”

A.J. Bayatpour writes for WKOW-TV in Wisconsin Bayatpour writes that “State records indicate that a trust fund established by Republican Senator Ron Johnson has not paid any Wisconsin taxes in Wisconsin since 2016. The fund used to pay hundreds of thousands in state taxes each year before that. Wisconsin voters have made the economy a priority ahead of what is expected to be a closely-contested statewide race between Johnson and his Democratic opponent, Lt. Governor. Mandela Barnes and the Democrats see the disappearing tax liabilities in a different way. Democrats claim that a state credit for tax allowing the trust fund, set up by Johnson for his children, to help them save millions of dollars over the past years is yet another sign of a system biased toward the wealthy. Republicans claim that the Johnson family’s tax savings were irrelevant to the midterm election because they did nothing illegal.

At William Bornhoft wrote, “Residents in the Twin Cities Metro Area misunderstoodly received an emergency notification reporting a sheltering-in-place as a result of a homicide suspect at large,” authorities stated. According to the Roseville Police Department, the suspect was arrested.

This is KTVQ TV in Billings Montana: A Montana newspaper business, which includes 13 newspapers, was sold to a Minnesota company. The Adams Publishing Group, based in Coon Rapids in Minnesota, will buy Yellowstone Newspapers. This company was founded in 1957 with the Miles City Star.

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