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    E1, the designation given this eagle by the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife program, was found dead Friday, July 3, 2020 after hitting a power line. The eaglet was one of three viewed by the public via EagleCam in a St. Paul nest. (Courtesy of Thomas Demma) An eaglet the public has watched via EagleCam since it was an egg in March, died after hitting a power line, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported Saturday. “We regret to inform you that...
    Miguel healed has coronavirus | Brace Hemmelgarn / . Dominican infielder of the Minnesota Twins, Miguel Sanó, tested positive on COVID-19 this Saturday, increasing the number of players in the franchise with the disease to four. Willians Astudillo, Edwar Colina and Nick Gordon are the other Twins’ players who are already quarantined after contracting the disease. All must submit two negative exams per player before joining the franchise discipline. The #MNTwins announce that Miguel Sanó was the other player...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are probing a Jet Ski crash on a northern Minnesota lake that left two people hurt. WCCO-TV reports the crash took place Friday afternoon on Little Sturgeon Lake in St. Louis County. Authorities say a man and woman from Hibbing were traveling east on their Jet Ski when they collided with a second Jet Ski traveling west. All three people were thrown into the water. The Hibbing man and woman both sustained leg injuries and were...
    The murder of George Floyd unleashed a wave of protests, reforms and even electoral promises in the United States that focused on the police, but do not seem to have yet reached the other pillar that supports structural racism: the penal system. Floyd was killed when he was arrested for allegedly trying to pay with a fake $ 20 bill in Minneapolis, and his death has already caused major changes to the Police Department and its funding. But police...
    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A Mankato man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase has been charged. The Mankato Free Press reported that 39-year-old Jordan Christopher Knutson was charged with felony fleeing police and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in Blue Earth County District Court on Thursday. According to a criminal complaint, a Mankato police officer saw Knutson speeding on Wednesday and tried to pull him over. Knutson fled through the city, running red lights and reaching speeds of 100...
    SCANDIA, Minn. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy drowned at a Minnesota state park northwest of the Twin Cities on Friday, authorities say. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that first responders were called to William O’Brien State Park near Scandia on Friday afternoon on a report of a boy missing in the St. Croix River. Washington County Sheriffs divers, firefighters, a county water recover team and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources searched for the boy. He was found underwater about...
    Also in the Star Tribune, Kelly Smith writes: “Some of Minnesota’s largest nonprofits that help the homeless and people with disabilities or mental illness are struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic, caught in a gap that disqualifies them for emergency federal stimulus money. Nonprofits with more than 500 employees don’t qualify for the federal aid that smaller Minnesota nonprofits have received. So a group of nine social services nonprofits are pushing Minnesota’s congressional delegation for help.” For the Associated Press, Stephen...
    As new voter registrations soared early this year, Minnesotans appeared excited about casting ballots in the 2020 elections. But then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and registrations dropped like a rock. The number of new voters signing up to cast ballots plunged from 25,618 in March to 3,543 in June — an 86 percent dive, the state’s elections director, David Maeda, said this week. The March number may be “a little bit inflated” because Minnesota held its first presidential primary election...
              Gov. Tim Walz has requested federal financial assistance to help the Twin Cities recover from more than $500 million worth of damage caused by rioting. In a press release, Walz’s office said nearly 1,500 Twin Cities businesses were vandalized, burned, or looted during the late May riots, with current estimates of the damage exceeding $500 million. Walz asked President Donald Trump on Thursday to “declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota...
              Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) praised FedEx and Nike for their efforts to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing the team’s “harmful” name and mascot. “I have been working on this for almost a decade because I believe all people, including Native Americans, should be treated with dignity and respect – and not dehumanized as mascots,” McCollum said in a statement. FedEx, the official sponsor of the team’s stadium, formally asked the Washington Redskins...
    When I was a kid in St. Paul, the 4th of July was the most meaningful legal holiday of the year. School was out, kids ran freely in the streets, baseball was America’s pastime, red, white and blue flags decorated most every house, and the smell of illicit gunpowder filled the air. A heady recipe for youthful patriotism. That remained a constant for me until well into middle age when I supplemented my interest in American history by joining filmmaker...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – After COVID-19 outbreaks forced meat packing plants throughout the midwest to shut down, many pig farmers were left with too many animals, forcing them to put some pigs down. However the dilemma brought together a pig farmer in northwestern Iowa and Kelly Tope, founder of Farmaste Animal Sanctuary in Lindstrom, Minnesota. After hearing about the potential euthanasia of pigs, Tope reached out to pig farmers in the area to see how her sanctuary could help. She spoke to...
    VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) — Fire has destroyed two police squad cars in the Iron Range city of Virginia. Mayor Larry Cuffe Jr. tells KBJR-TV that one squad car caught fire in the police garage shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday. He says the fire then spread to another squad car, destroying both vehicles and all the equipment and weapons inside. The garage is attached to City Hall, which was closed for the holiday weekend. No one was inside and there were...
    VIRGINIA, Minn. — Two police squad cars caught fire inside a police department garage in the Iron Range city of Virginia on Friday. Mayor Larry Cuffe Jr. told KBJR-TV that one squad car caught fire in the police garage shortly before 11:30 a.m. He said the fire then spread to another squad car, destroying both vehicles and all the equipment and weapons inside. The garage is attached to City Hall, which the mayor said was closed for the holiday weekend...
    FERTILE, Minn. — A boy is dead after the ATV he was operating rolled over Thursday evening in northwestern Minnesota. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened near Fertile, west of the Sand Hill River. The driver lost control of the ATV and hit a tree. First responders attempted life saving measures, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release, which offered no further details about the incident, including the victim’s...
    BRAINERD, Minn. — Fire destroyed a mobile home during the early morning hours Thursday, claiming the life of a Brainerd man. Emergency personnel responded to a report of smoke in the area just after 5 a.m. in the Westwood mobile home court in west Brainerd, just east of the Westgate Mall. The Brainerd Police Department was the first to respond and located the fire. “Law enforcement was able to confirm someone was inside and they attempted to rescue the male...
    Another Minnesota resort on the North Shore of Lake Superior has changed hands. The Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts was purchased by North Shore native Joe Swanson and his business partner, Pipasu Soni, on June 30, according to a news release from the business. Longtime manager and co-founder Dennis Rysdahl listed the Tofte-area resorts for sale in early 2019 as part of a succession plan. Rysdahl will stay on in an advisory capacity until 2021-22. Swanson is a Silver Bay...
    Zoya Teirstein - Alexandria Herr July 3, 2020 6:45PM (UTC) This post originally appeared on Grist. Grist is a nonprofit news agency working toward a planet that doesnt burn and a future that doesnt suck. Sign up to receive Grists top stories in your inbox. In 2015, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into what exactly ExxonMobil knew about climate change decades earlier and whether it covered up its findings. The following year, Virgin Islands attorney general...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Another heat advisory has been issued Friday for the Twin Cities metro area, and the east-central and southeastern portions of the state are now also under an air quality alert due to ozone levels. The areas affected by the air quality alert include the Twin Cities metro area, St. Cloud, Rochester, Winona, and the tribal nation of Prairie Island. “Air quality is expected to worsen today and Air Quality Index values are expected to reach the Orange...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After a spike Thursday in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, both are now down slightly again Friday. The Minnesota Department of Health says that eight people died in the last 24 hours, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,466. Of the recent fatalities, seven were residents in long-term care, the demographic hit hardest by the pandemic. Minnesota also added 423 more infections to its tally. Since the outbreak began in March, 37,624 people in Minnesota have contracted...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,466 on Friday, with an additional eight deaths. The state data reports another 423 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 37,624. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,150 were long-term care or assisted living center residents. The Minnesota Department of Health will not be updating...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Mad Science of Minnesota shares experiments to do with the family, using ordinary household items to keep children entertained. To learn more click here.
    John Autey/Pioneer Press/Pool via REUTERSUnder current law, a county attorney can ask Attorney General Keith Ellison to handle a case or for help. The governor can also order the AG to take over a case.After police killed George Floyd in south Minneapolis, Democratic state lawmakers wanted to strip county attorneys of their power to bring criminal charges against officers who kill people and give that authority to the state Attorney General. DFLers argued the AG would have fewer ties to...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Another heat advisory has been issued Friday for the Twin Cities metro area. This marks the second day in a row that forecasters are encouraging people in the metro to beware of the heat. They say that the combination of high humidity and temperatures in the 90s will last through the weekend. As for the heat advisory, it affects the seven metro counties, lasting from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Expect a repeat of Thursday,...
    This from the AP: “Gov. Tim Walz requested money Thursday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help Minnesota rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed the killing of George Floyd. Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following Floyd’s killing on May 25 … . Current estimates of the total damage exceed $500 million, the governor wrote ….” Another AP story says, “State officials said Thursday...