According to the Minnesota Reformer Deena winter writes: “During his first attempt for Congress in 2020 Tyler Kistner repeatedly claimed that he had seen combat while serving in the U.S Marine Corps, despite military records indicating otherwise. Kistner was speaking about his combat missions and the advice and assistance he provided to ‘partner forces.’ These were in response to violent extremist groups in the region of North Africa. … An ad sponsored by the GOP Super PAC Congressional Leadership Fund claimed that Kistner was referring to the fact that he led combat missions, advising and assisting ‘partner forces’ against violent extremist organizations in the non-combat region of North Africa. VoteVets, a progressive veterans group supporting U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent letters asking KARE and KMSP, KMSP and WCCO to remove the ad
MPR News Paul Huttner explains that the Twin Cities received only.24 inches of rain in September. This is the driest September since the late 1800s. According to the Midwest Regional Climate Center, most Midwest locations recorded the 10 driest Septembers on record. Minnesota’s average monthly precipitation is below 50%. Some areas have received less than 25% of the average rainfall.
KSTP-TV Ben Henry reports that the University of Minnesota has found fungus in a campus dorm. Sick students are concerned they have been breathing in mold. A university spokesperson said Tuesday night that a “public inspection report” will be issued after the fungus was discovered. However, for several weeks, students have been complaining of symptoms. One says they feel worse and another claims they are not feeling well. Three of the three discovered mold in their 17th Avenue Residential Hall dorm rooms.
Another KSTP article states that the State of Minnesota will start sending checks to more than a half a million people. More than a million Minnesotans will be receiving $487 under the Frontline Worker Payment program, as reported earlier this week . While the payments are not subject to state taxes, they are subject to federal taxes. The $500 million was set aside by legislators for frontline workers. This amount will be distributed equally to those who have been approved after appeal and application periods.
A BringMeTheNews article states that two men from Texas were charged with simple robbery at the U.S. Bank, in the 50th and France retail districts on Friday. Harris is also facing two counts of fleeing the police. The incident was captured by video surveillance from a local business. The robbery was also carried out by a third person who is still unknown as of Wednesday.
Christine Schuster, also at BMTN reports that the “Fast-casual Salad Chain Sweetgreen” is now officially open in Minnesota. This month, the Galleria in Edina was the first of four Twin Cities locations for the California-based company. The next location to open will be at the former Moose & Sadie’s store in Minneapolis’ North Loop. It is scheduled for opening Oct. 25. With an opening scheduled for Nov. 11, the St. Paul location will follow. It is located at the Grand Avenue corner that was formerly occupied Pier 1 Imports.
This is Stribber Kelly Smith. “A federal judge has denied the legal efforts of a St. Paul non-profit to join Minnesota’s federal child nutritional program. Partners in Nutrition attempted to reverse the decision of the Minnesota Department of Education to remove the organization from the program’s sponsor status. This was after the publication of a multimillion-dollar food fraud case in Minnesota. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim denied Partners’ request to a temporary restraining or, which sought to lift restrictions on the organization, on Tuesday. Tunheim stated in his order that the Education Department did not violate federal rules by removing the nonprofit from the program.
For KNSI radio in St. Cloud Jennifer Lewerenz states that the State of Minnesota received $18 million from Congress to assist families with heating costs. The Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (or LIHEAP) will provide assistance to qualified ratepayers for their home energy needs. The U.S. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential electricity prices in the United States will average 14.8 cents per Kilowatt hour by 2022. This is 7.5% more than 2021. The rise in wholesale power prices, which are rising due to higher natural gas prices, has led to higher retail electricity prices. You can request assistance from the Minnesota Department of Commerce by clicking here.