WDAY radio Kyle Cornell reports that Minnesota appears to be still the best place to find a job. Minnesota’s unemployment rates are falling faster than in any other state. WalletHub reports that Minnesota’s unemployment has fallen 1.6 percentage points to 2% over the past three years. In September, Minnesota’s unemployment rate was 2%. This was the lowest level in the country.
MPR news reports that two ex-police officers from Minneapolis are being tried on state charges for aiding Derek Chauvin to murder George Floyd in 2020. Monday’s jury selection will take place in Hennepin County District court. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are both charged with aiding in abetting murder as well as aiding and abiding manslaughter during Floyd’s death. Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges and rejected plea agreements from the prosecutors.
Tim Harlow from the Strib writes that “The University of Minnesota has teamed up with Metro Transit this year to provide steeply discounted passes to encourage students leaving their cars behind and to take the train or bus to school. The U offered transit passes to students at its Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses for $114 per semester before the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020. They were purchased by approximately 15,000 students. The U now charges students $71 per semester for transportation and safety, which also includes a transit pass.
According to a Patch.com article by Samuel Stebbins, states that the National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated that Americans purchased approximately 18.5 million firearms in 2021. This is the second highest number of firearms ever bought in a single year, and only slightly lower than the record-breaking 21 million in 2020. Someone is making big profits from these back-to-back decades of gun sales. Even some states. … The firearms industry accounts for 11,680 jobs in Minnesota. This includes 4,489 in ammunition and firearm manufacturing and sales and distribution. Another 7,191 are in the ancillary and supplier industries. It is the 10th largest state in terms of employment.
Dave Orrick, Pioneer Press reports, “Who’s Scott Jensen?” Matt Birk tells Matt Birk that this is how Scott Jensen’s political career began. It was 2021. It was in 2021. Birk told the Pioneer Press that she was excited and suggested meeting Jensen. Birk, Jensen’s running mate, is challenging Gov. Tim Walz is a Democrat running to win a second term.”
According to a KSTP TV story, states that , “Minnesota Viking Olisaemeka Umeka Udoh”, was taken into custody Saturday night. The team released a press release on Sunday. It is not clear what Udoh’s arrest means for the Vikings.
For WCCO TV Adam Duxter reports that a toddler was shot in the head Saturday night by a gunman. However, she is expected to recover. Police responded to calls about shots being fired at a Minneapolis residence just after 10 p.m. on Saturday. The toddler was found by police inside a house and she was taken to a hospital by EMS. The victim, who is three years old, was taken to the hospital for observation. It’s an all-too common sight in their neighborhood, according to neighbors.
According to a KMSP TV story, is . A tentative agreement has been reached between the University of Minnesota (UMN) and a union representing hundreds of university service workers who were due to strike this week. The agreement was reached by Teamsters Local 320 on Saturday. It includes about 1,500 service workers from Twin Cities and Duluth, as well as custodians, maintenance workers, and food service workers.
Another article at Patch.com states that is the best school district within the state . Niche used a combination of self-reported standardized tests scores, student surveys and extracurricular activities to determine its ranking.
At Yahoo!news Ben Blanchet, “MyPillow CEO” and conspiracy theory peddler Mike Lindell displayed a fake badge of law enforcement at Saturday’s rally in Texas for former President Donald Trump. Lindell, who wore what appeared to be an honourary pin on his blazer to the rally, pointed to what he called “a badge” over a week after Herschel, GOP candidate in Georgia for U.S. Senate, displayed a fake police badge during a debate. Lindell sued the FBI after it seized his phone from a fast-food drive through. He encouraged rally attendees not to vote before Election Day and to bring all mail-in ballots to the polling stations as proof that they did not vote early.