The Strib reports Rochelle Olson states that “Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has been on medical leave from May and will lose his license as a peace officer for 30 days due to his drunken-driving accident last December. Hutchinson entered into an agreement with POST (Minnesota Board of Police Officer Standards and Training) on Sept. 6. Although it is rare for the board of police to suspend a license due to a first offense, Hutchinson said he would adhere to a higher standard. According to a statement released Tuesday by the board.
KMSP TV Theo Keirth said that “As Minnesota temporarily stopped dozens of new meal places sponsored by Feeding Our Future, a state legislator was privately lobbying to add one site to the system. Sandy Pappas (DFL-St. Paul), sought support for a nonprofit in her legislative area. After receiving more than 100 pending applications, the group received a rare approval by state regulators.
Michelle Wiley reports that 350 mental health workers at M Health Fairview have reached a tentative contract in their first contract. This group is comprised of behavioral assistants and psychiatric specialists. They voted to join SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa 2021. The press release states that the first 1.5-year contract will include immediate wage increases of 6 percent and an additional 2.75 per cent increase in March. There will also be increased paid time off.
KARE-TV Devin Ramey wrote: “People can reduce their chance of becoming seriously ill with the coronavirus and their likelihood of dying from it,” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Because it protects against both the older COVID-19 strain and the more recent Omicron variant, the new booster is called “bivalent”. The Minnesota Department of Health reports that only 67.5% of Minnesotans have successfully completed their vaccination series. 4.3% or 239,059 Minnesotans have completed their bivalent booster vaccine series since Sept. 7.
This is Joe Nelson from BringMeTheNews. “The snow outlook (is) a 50-50 toss-up for above or below average, with the exceptions of the Iron Range, northeastern Minnesota and Duluth where AccuWeather has predicted 125-149% normal snowfall. Duluth’s average annual snowfall is 81 inches. Therefore, 25-49% more would translate into an additional 20-40 inches. This is a huge winter. Duluth has reached 100 inches 18 times. The most recent was in 2019, when it reached 129.7 inches. This is the No. The city has 4 total all-time. AccuWeather has a range for the Twin Cities of 75-124%. This means that it could be below or above average. AccuWeather’s annual snowfall for the Twin Cities is based on the current 30-year average (1981-2010) of 54 inches. AccuWeather therefore has a range between 40 and 67 inches.
According to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story, Kelly Meyerhofer, “A conservative Wisconsin law company sued to reverse President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel $20,000 of student debt for millions. This is the latest lawsuit in a series of nationwide suits that claim the move was unfair and foolish. The lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (also known as WILL) against Biden and U.S. Education Department at U.S. District Court, Green Bay, on behalf of Brown County Taxpayers Association. The taxpayers association supports limited government and includes more then 100 members who pay federal taxes. They are also ‘on the hook’ for paying for Biden’s plan.
Tim Nelson from MPR News reports that a popular drive on Minnesota’s Lake Superior shore will be closed for emergency repairs at the peak season of fall colors. Next Tuesday, October 11, is the date of the closure. Officials from St. Louis County say that a slope at the lakeside of Scenic Highway 61 northeastern of Duluth has failed. The road will be closed to traffic for five weeks to make repairs and prepare the road for winter. The highway is damaged between Duluth & Two Harbors. It runs close to the shoreline high above the water.
Stribber Ryan Faircloth said that nine Minnesota county attorneys supported Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison . This endorsement came two weeks after almost two dozen county sheriffs had endorsed their Republican opponent.