Theo Keith reports on FOX 9: “Minnesota Governor. Tim Walz said that the state will provide additional law enforcement support to Minneapolis following a chaotic Fourth of July which saw eight people killed and a roving band of people launch fireworks at apartments close to downtown. Walz made his first public comments following Monday’s chaos. He called the violence “unacceptable”. Violent crime has been high in Minneapolis since 2020.
Dana Ferguson writes in the Forum News Service: “Minnesota workers that remained on the job during the peak of the pandemic could receive lower hero checks than they expected from the state, after hundreds of thousands applied for benefits over several weeks. According to Gov. Officials from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry and Tim Walz announced Wednesday that 901,000 people have applied for the benefits. … Each applicant could be eligible for $555 if they were all deemed eligible.
Susan Du writes to the Star Tribune: “Minneapolis Parks and Recreation want more money for trees. After raising $11 million to replace some of the 40,000 trees that were damaged by storms and emerald Ash Borers, its eight-year property tax levy expired last. Some Park Board commissioners want to approve a 25-year carbon offset project that could shift forest costs from individuals to corporations. It is possible to sell credits to companies to offset carbon emissions.
An MPR report says. ” Friends and family of Philando Castile marked Wednesday night the sixth anniversary of his death with a protest outside the Governor’s residence in St. Paul. Jeronimo Yanez, a former St. Anthony Police officer, shot and killed Philando Castile in a 2016 traffic stop at Larpenteur Avenue. Yanez was told by the 32-year old Black man that he was legally armed with a handgun. Castile was shot five times by the officer. Castile’s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, and her young daughter, were also in the vehicle.
KARE 11, and the AP Report: ” Thursday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is set to be sentenced for violating George Floyd’s civil rights in the May 2020. In December Chauvin pleaded guilty, admitting that he had placed his knee on Floyd’s neck and caused Floyd’s death. The plea agreement between Chauvin and will see a judge sentence the former officer to 20-25 years imprisonment. The prosecution said they will ask for a higher sentence. Sentencencing will begin at 2 pm at the federal courthouse, St. Paul.
John Reinan also writes in the Star Tribune:” An award was made by a Traverse County jury to Nancy Budke and Keith Budke, both of Wheaton, Minn. Nick Olsen, a Maple Lake resident and beekeeper, purchased 75 Texas hives from the Budkes. Olsen discovered that the bees had died while being transported from Texas to Texas when he brought the hives back home. Olsen blamed his Budkes for the death of the bees, claiming that they were infected by several diseases. Olsen vented on Facebook about the deal, saying that the Budkes were’screwing” him, calling them names, and warning others to not buy bees from them. Olsen was sued by the Budkes for libel. They brought in expert testimony that showed that the health of the bees was normal, and suggested that Olsen’s handling of the bees was likely to have caused their deaths.
KSTP TV reports that police are investigating a shooting in St. Cloud Wednesday night. According to the St. According to the St. Cloud State University. Police say that four victims, a boy aged 15 and three men between 19 and 21, were injured in the altercation and were taken to hospital. All four victims were taken to the hospital in stable but serious condition. The police say that the scene is safe and that there is no danger to the public.
WCCO TV reports that a man who was sentenced Wednesday for escaping custody is now free after running from the courthouse . According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander Robere (25 years old), was reported to the Detroit Lakes county courthouse at 2 p.m. for a sentence on an escape charge. He had previously posted bail. Robere was sentenced to a 20-month term by a judge and fled the second-floor courtroom.
ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski wrote: ” Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin stated that he is still collecting information on a Russian media report claiming that star Kirill Caprizov was wanted by police in connection to a case involving false military IDs. “With Kirill, i’ve spoken to his agent. We are just trying to get as much information as possible. After Wednesday’s NHL general managers meeting, Guerin stated that they don’t know how reliable the report was. Sport-Express reports that Kaprizov was arrested for purchasing a fake military identification from an ex-military officer in Ufa. The officer was taken into custody. Kaprizov teamed up with Ufa Salavat Yulayev, Kontinental Hockey League’s head coach in 2016,-17. Guerin stated that Kaprizov is still in Russia, contrary to Sport-Express’s report.