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For MPR, Michelle Wiley said, ” People marched in St. Paul on Sunday to protest abortion access in light of the recent U.S Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. UnRestrict Minnesota and other groups organized the event that attracted thousands of people. According to organizers, more than 10,000 people attended the rally. However, the State Patrol, which uses Twitter to estimate the crowd at 5,000, said that the number was closer to 10,000.

Frederick Melo wrote in the Pioneer PressThis month, the St. Paul City Council will decide whether to include a question on the November ballot asking residents for funding child care and early learning options for low-income residents. The St. Paul All Ready for Kindergarten coalition (SPARK) drafted the proposal. It aims to help approximately 5,000 St. Paul families whose children are aged 3 and 4 and live at or below the federal poverty line. … The cost of the program — $2.6million in the first year, $5.2million in the second year, and $7.8million in the third — would see St. Paul property taxes rise by $2.6million each year for 10 year. At that point, voters would be asked to authorize the program again.

FOX9 reports: “Be prepared for scorching heat on Monday and Tuesday. That will be a preview for the rest of this month. Monday and Tuesday will see temperatures in the middle-90s. The heat index will rise to the triple digits due to high dew points and combined with this, it will be extremely hot. The excessive heat we are seeing to begin the week is also what’s forecast for July. Extreme heat can lead to heat exhaustion, heat-related diseases, and even death.

Greg Stanley of the Star Tribune writes “An old dam in central Minnesota on a trout stream has caused water flow problems for decades. The state will now remove its gates in an effort to rectify an error from the past and perhaps move closer to a solution to a decade-old battle between the water needs for agricultural irrigation and fishing and aquatic life. In the 1970s, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), built the Little Rock Creek dam to artificially support a pond it hoped would be used by duck hunting. This is one of many obsolete dams that were built in the last century for almost forgotten reasons. They are now under scrutiny by the state and the public as they seek to restore natural water flow.

WCCO TV reports: “Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced his choice for the next Hennepin County Attorney. Martha Holton Dimick, a former judge and deputy city attorney, is currently a resident of Minneapolis. Mayor Frey, and Minneapolis City Council Member Latrisha Vetaw both believe Dimick has the experience necessary to make a positive impact in the city. … Seven candidates are running for Hennepin County Attorney. After the August 9th primary, only two candidates will make it to the general election.

I In the Star Tribune Susan Du states that the Minneapolis Park Board will soon try to pass major alterations to Hiawatha’s golf course to fix a number of water problems. On Wednesday night, the Planning Committee will vote on a public hearing regarding the proposed Hiawatha Master Plan. The full board will weigh-in on Aug. 3 if the committee decides to hold a hearing. The hearing could be scheduled for Aug. 17 if the committee approves. A resolution to reconsider master plan will be scheduled that night.

Frederick Melo also writes in the Pioneer Press: “Dominium is a Plymouth-based, for-profit housing provider that claims to be the fourth largest provider affordable housing in America. It has been widely praised by elected officials for its ability to add attractive, low-income senior housing, artist-housing and mixed-income apartments in cities across the country. It is also well-known for its historic restorations, such as the A-Mill Artist Lofts and former Schmidt Brewery in St. Paul. … Recently, the cheering has slowed down and some state legislators have openly stated that Dominium’s practices are not affordable for the vulnerable population.

Bring Me The News Tommy Wiita said. For those nostalgic about Blockbuster Video, they can find a piece of nostalgia at the Fly Vintage & Vinyl shop in Robbinsdale. A blue newspaper dispenser is located outside the store on the 3900 block 36th Avenue North. It’s called “Free Blockbuster” and it’s a loan box and movie sharing tool.

FOX 9 reportsThe Minnesota Aurora Football Club will be playing in the USL W championship. After an incredible inaugural season, they are now heading to the finals. Pre-professional women’s soccer team McLean Soccer was defeated by the undefeated Minnesota Aurora Football Club on Sunday afternoon. The match took place at TCO Stadium in front of 6,200 people. The Aurora has secured their ticket to the USL W Championship with a 1-0 victory over McLean. The Aurora will face the winner of either the South Georgia Tormenta FC (or the Greenville Liberty SC) match. They will face off in South Carolina on Sunday night.

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