Steve Karnowski, Associated Press, reports: Police released body camera video Wednesday of a six-hour standoff in which officers shot a Black Minneapolis man. However, the footage did not show whether he had a gun or threatened officers. Authorities said that Andrew Tekle Sundberg (20 years old) was shot by two police officers early Thursday. … Amelia Huffman, interim Chief Police Officer, and Jacob Frey, the Mayor of New York declined to describe the footage taken by officers on the scene. This was based on an investigation by the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Howie Padilla, a police spokesperson, stated that the city has not yet identified video “that clearly shows what happened” and encouraged anyone with other videos to contact him.
Briana Bierschbach, Ryan Faircloth and are the Star Tribune’s . On Wednesday, Matt Birk, the Minnesota Republican lieutenant governor candidate appeared to make more of the controversial comments he made regarding abortion and women the day after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Birk posted a video statement to his Twitter account Wednesday. He said that he believes women can choose to be mothers or have a career. Birk suggested that we should encourage both of these things. Birk stated, “I don’t believe we promote motherhood enough.”
Ellise Shaffer reported that the Dave Chappelle stand up show in Minneapolis, Minn. had been cancelled on Wednesday. This was just hours after the comedian was scheduled to perform. First Avenue, the legendary venue that hosted Prince’s “Purple Rain”, announced that the show was not being held at their theater. Instead, it will be moving to Varsity Theater. In an Instagram post, the venue addressed social media backlash after booking Chappelle. This is a controversial year for Chappelle’s Netflix special “The Closer”, which was criticised for its transphobic jokes.
From AP: Thomas Lane, a former Minneapolis police officer, is seeking a sentence that would allow him to be released from prison after serving as little as two year for his involvement in the murder of George Floyd. Lane was one of three Minneapolis police officers who were found guilty by a federal jury of Floyd’s civil rights violations by depriving Floyd of his medical care. After changing his plea to guilty, Lane will face a separate sentencing in state court Sept. 21. He has been convicted of a lesser charge of aiding or abetting murder.
According to the Forum News Service, a pair of operations that hold nearly half the iron-range’s copper-nickel reserves joined forces Wednesday when PolyMet, based in Minnesota, and Teck Resources, based in Canada, announced a joint venture called NewRange Copper Nickel . Each company’s copper, nickel and cobalt resources will be managed by one entity. Plans are also in place to develop the NorthMet mine, which is PolyMet’s first copper-nickel mine. …Glencore, a Swiss mining giant, will keep its majority interest in PolyMet as part of the agreement.
Joe Nelson, Bring Me The News says that Edina might be home to a 32-story luxury highrise. It would dwarf the tallest buildings in both cities . Tuesday night, the Edina City Council was presented with the proposal for a 300-unit luxury apartment. The building would be built on the South Side of Life Time Edina Southdale, near York Avenue, and on land owned by Simon Property Group. Simon Property Group also owns Southdale Mall.
For MPR, Catharine richert reports on Rochester’s race for the school board. ” Last week, Elena Niehoff, a first-time candidate, warned voters about what she considers a socialist agenda in schools. She said, “I would like to warn your dear fellow Americans.” “The socialism agenda has never worked.” Niehoff stated that there are no parental rights in socialist countries. Niehoff said that the children belonged to the state. She is one of four conservative bloc members running together in the hope of securing a majority of the school board seats.
Krystal Frasier, KSTP-TV says that court records show that prosecutors have dropped two drug-related charges against a former Stillwater corrections officers. Faith Gratz, 24, was charged in Washington County with first-degree drugs sale and first degree drug possession. According to court websites, the prosecution filed to dismiss the charges Tuesday citing an indictment made by a grand jury in June. Gratz was charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methwith intent to distribute. Axel Kramer was also indicted at Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility on a conspiracy to distribute meth.