St. Paul mental health hospital gets state clearance


Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune’s Christopher Snowbeck reported that the state has approved a new mental hospital in St. Paul. The plan has its critics.

WCCO staff reported that the federal government renamed a Pine County lake after a slur which was used to refer to Indigenous women. It is now known as Manidoons Zaaga’igan Zhaawanor.

Bring Me the News staff reported that a Minneapolis man was accused of using 3D Printers to make machine guns.

Jeffrey Meitrodt, Star Tribune’s Chair of the Minnesota Senate Education Committee (R-Lino Lakes), reported that the Department of Education had “greatly magnified the” allegations of fraud at Feeding Our Future. He also found that the subcontractors of the org were guilty of “inexplicable deficiencies and derelictions of service.”

Maya Marchel Hoff of The Minnesota Daily and Laura Boudinot of the Minnesota Daily report that U of M Regents discussed President Joan Gabel’s budget proposal 2024-25. They “raise questions about funding for financial aid-based scholarship and spending on campus security.”

CBS Baltimore staff reported that there was a collision between the combat ship and the USS Minneapolis–St. Paul. In a statement that was facilitated by Baltimore Police Department, military personnel stated that nobody was hurt in the collision.

Sahan Journal’s Becky Z. Dernbach reports on a Burnsville primary that is managed by Salma Hussein, the state’s f female Somali American principal.

Carolyn Kormann of The New Yorker writes about Owamni. This Indigenous restaurant is located on the banks the Mississippi River and was named by the James Beard Foundation the best new restaurant in America. “In the summer 2021, Sean Sherman (a forty-eight year-old Oglala Lakota cook) opened Owamni in Minneapolis. It became the most popular example of Native American cuisine in America within a matter of hours. Each dish is free from wheat flour, dairy products, sugars, and black peppers, as well as any other ingredients introduced to the continent by Europeans.

YouTube has a video of Lindsay Whalen, a basketball star, giving her Basketball Hall of Fame inshrinement speech.

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