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Black Lives Matter · Minneapolis

Vigil, rally planned for 2nd anniversary of Floyd killing

60% Center coverage: 32 sources
A candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd's memory is scheduled for Wednesday. Activists planned the vigil, along with a rally at the governor's residence in St. Paul. Floyd's death ignited protests in Minneapolis and around the world as bystander video quickly spread. The intersection of 38th and Chicago streets became known informally as George Floyd Square.See the Story
Black Lives Matter · Minneapolis

Minneapolis renames intersection to honor George Floyd

50% Left coverage: 16 sources
Two-year anniversary of death of George Floyd marked with street renaming. Hundreds of people gathered to remember the man who died in a car crash. "His name has been heard in every corner of the world," said one man at the event. "He has made a huge impact on the world"See the Story
Black Lives Matter · Minneapolis

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, frustrations growing

60% Left coverage: 20 sources
Wednesday marks two years since George Floyd was murdered by a police officer. Four officers involved in his arrest were relieved of their positions as Minneapolis police officers. Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane were later charged. President Biden is marking the two-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Walz signs agriculture bill with $18.4M in drought relief

50% Center coverage: 4 sources
The Legislature passed the bill Sunday in the closing hours of the 2022 legislative session. The bill includes $18.4 million in relief for losses caused by last year's drought. It also provides $2 million to assist beginning farmers, including those from underrepresented communities. And the bill includes over $200 million to support further broadband development in rural Minnesota.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Street outside First Avenue nighclub to be renamed 'Prince Rogers Nelson Way'

Coverage: 4 sources
The Minneapolis City Council has approved making the commemorative street name Prince Rogers Nelson Way between North Seventh and Eighth streets. The renaming celebration will take place on June 7, which would've been Prince's 64th birthday. City officials say the application was started by Sharon Smith-Akinsanya and Joan Vorderbruggen.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Dozens of flooded St. Louis Park homeowners to get relief

Coverage: 2 sources
St. Louis Park city council votes to establish $300,000 reimbursement fund. Fund will provide up to $30,000 per impacted homeowner to make sure houses are safe, healthy and habitable. Residents invited to a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday to learn details about the reimbursement process.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Byron Buxton, Twins relish 'little wins' of crash-free OF plays

Coverage: 2 sources
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton has struggled with injuries this season. The Twins have a .562 winning percentage when Buxton plays and just .448 when he doesn't. Buxton entered Thursday tied for the majors with 11 home runs; he's hit 14 in his last 14 games.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

From minivan to $2M service center, Minneapolis veterans group celebrates huge expansion

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Veterans Resource and Empowerment Center in south Minneapolis is a big deal in just about every way. Founder Tom McKenna says each dollar of that investment is geared toward veterans who might find themselves in need. McKenna: "It's not about them taking what we've got, it's about us making sure we have what they need"See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Child welfare training gets a makeover to better serve vulnerable kids

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
In 2019, the legislature signed a bill to develop a new training framework called the Child Welfare Training Academy.See the Story

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