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Senate OKs overhaul of baby formula rules in aid program

64% Center coverage: 28 sources
The House passed the bill the day before, so it now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The bill makes it possible for the Department of Agriculture to waive certain requirements so that WIC participants can purchase whatever brand is available. The baby formula shortage was caused by the safety-related closure of the country's largest formula manufacturing plant.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Biden Not Alerted to Baby Formula Shortage Until April

37% Left coverage: 27 sources
President Joe Biden says he was not briefed on the prospect of shortages for about two months. Company executives at a meeting Biden hosted from the White House told the president they knew the impact of a shutdown of a major production plant. The delay undercut the administration's efforts to demonstrate that he has been on top of the problem.See the Story
Black Lives Matter · Brooklyn Center

Family of Daunte Wright agrees to $3.25M settlement with Brooklyn Center

52% Left coverage: 21 sources
The City of Brooklyn Center has agreed to pay a $3.25 million settlement to the family of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man fatally shot by a white police officer. Former officer Kim Potter is serving a two-year prison sentence after being convicted on two counts of manslaughter for his killing following a traffic stop. The settlement will not be finalized until agreement is also reached on substantial and meaningful non-monetary relief, attorneys for Wright's family said.See the Story
US & Canada · Saint Paul

House Speaker Melissa Hortman tests positive for COVID

56% Left coverage: 9 sources
Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement comes as the Legislature enters the final stretch of the legislative session. Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, was involved in private negotiations with Hortman earlier in the week.See the Story
Planned Parenthood

Roe v. Wade leak sparks conversation near Fayetteville Planned Parenthood

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, Minnesota Planned Parenthood clinics could see a 10-25% increase in patients seeking abortion care. The court's holding will not be final until it is published in the coming months. Both North Dakota and South Dakota have laws that would trigger almost total bans on abortion if Roe is overturned.See the Story

Police investigating armed carjacking in Scarborough

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
The attack happened around 6:30 a.m. on Liberty Street. The suspect entered the victim's backyard and began asking her a series of strange questions. He then grabbed the victim around the waist. The victim screamed and the suspect took off towards the Water Street area.Anyone with information is asked to contact Marlborough Police at 508-485-1212.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Trial of accused Highway 169 shooter Jamal Smith gets underway

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Jamal Smith is charged with first-degree murder in the death of youth baseball coach Jay Boughton on July 6, 2021. Investigators say Smith fired at Bougton following a short traffic dispute as their vehicles rolled down the highway in Plymouth. Smith was arrested Aug. 24 in Decatur, Illinois, and has since been held in the Hennepin County Jail.See the Story
Humane Society · Golden Valley

Twin Cities' Animal Humane Society receives record $6 million donation

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Animal Humane Society says a $6 million estate bequest will kick-start a transformation of animal care in the metro area. Steven Nordberg and Betsy McDonald were dedicated volunteers who cared for what are known as bottle babies. The Humane Society is going big. It bought the Brock White construction materials warehouse beside Highway 280 in St. Paul.See the Story

Brooklyn Park Police Search for Shooter That Struck Vehicle

Brooklyn Park police continue to investigate a shooting that struck a vehicle early Sunday at the Highway 610 and Noble Parkway park-and-ride location.See the Story
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota · Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park Family Displaced After House Fire

A Brooklyn Park family has been displaced after a fire broke out in the basement of their home Sunday evening.Firefighters were called to a home on Morgan Circle North around 8:30 Sunday night.Investigators say the fire started in the basement utility room, which contained gas-fed appliances that likely helped the fire spread.See the Story
Minneapolis, Minnesota · Minneapolis

Golden Valley Police Are Dealing With A Significant Staffing Shortage

Police departments across the country are struggling with staffing issues and among them is the Golden Valley Police Department — which is dealing with declining numbers.“It’s a concern, but I’m not going to say critical,” said Police Chief Virgil Green.The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training shows the Golden Valley police department has 21 active primary officers, but the city is budgeted for 31.See the Story
Golden Valley, Minnesota · Golden Valley

Art Seen in Golden Valley Encourages People to Shop Local

Adam Turman is using his art to inspire people to shop and explore local places.At Golden Valley Commons, you’ll find “Hot Dish Girl.”Turman says the character is a “mash-up between of Marjorie Johnson and Betty Crocker.”“Hot Dish Girl” by Adam TurmanArtventure has a total of ten characters spread between Golden Valley and St. Louis Park.“I really tried to have fun with the idea of where I live. I love St.See the Story

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