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Family of Daunte Wright agrees to $3.25M settlement with Brooklyn Center
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
Wisconsin Election ‘Investigator’ Deleted Records
US & Canada · Madison

Wisconsin Election ‘Investigator’ Deleted Records

44% Left coverage: 23 sources
Michael Gableman testified in a court hearing Thursday about whether the person who hired him, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, should face penalties. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn decided against penalizing Vos for contempt, but said she would determine later whether to penalize Vos.See the Story
Lizzo, Live Nation pledge $1M to Planned Parenthood after Roe vs. Wade overturned
Entertainment

Lizzo, Live Nation pledge $1M to Planned Parenthood after Roe vs. Wade overturned

56% Left coverage: 16 sources
Planned Parenthood Arizona is pausing all abortions following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. If you had an abortion appointment through Planned Parenthood you are asked to contact your healthcare center. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says a new Arizona law protecting life will go into effect in about 90 days.See the Story

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US & Canada · Minneapolis

State Supreme Court orders Minneapolis to hire more police officers

50% Right coverage: 20 sources
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the city charter not only requires the Minneapolis City Council to fund at least 731 sworn police officers but also requires the mayor to employ at least that many. A Hennepin County judge ordered the city to hire more officers to fund a police force of at least 0.0017 employees per resident, or 731 officers.See the Story
US & Canada

Report criticizes meat industry, USDA response to pandemic

67% Center coverage: 12 sources
Report: Meat companies pushed to keep plants open even though they knew workers were at high risk. Lobbying led to health and labor officials watering down their recommendations, report says. At least 59,000 workers caught the virus and 269 died. Meat industry says report distorts the truth and ignores steps companies took.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
US & Canada · Minnesota

What a gas tax holiday would mean for San Diego drivers

Coverage: 2 sources
SAN DIEGO -- On Wednesday, President Biden proposed a tax holiday for the summer. Biden has asked Congress to suspend the federal gas tax on gasoline and diesel, and has called on states to suspend their own gas taxes. Several drivers around San Diego County have said they welcome the relief at the pump.“That should have been done a long time ago,” said driver Luciano Hernandez.See the Story
US & Canada · Minnesota

Minnesota’s heat waves getting more humid, scientists say

75% Left coverage: 4 sources
Minnesota's 101-degree reading on Monday broke records, but the real story was the swampy air. Heat waves are getting more humid. But so far, researchers haven't logged a jump in days of extreme summer heat. Almost all of Minnesota's recent warming trends have shown up in colder parts of the year.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Listen: Copper-nickel mining poses environmental risk to Boundary Waters, says Forest Service

Coverage: 2 sources
The U.S. Forest Service issues a draft environmental assessment to lay the foundation for a proposed 20-year moratorium on copper-nickel mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Minnesota officials have requested a District Court issue an injunction halting an order which blocks them from enforcing the city's 2040 plan as its appeal is pending. Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen unveiled a sweeping plan to battle inflation that includes eliminating Minnesota's state income tax.See the Story
US & Canada · Minnesota

Greater Minnesotans may be feeling the squeeze of inflation more so than their metro counterparts

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Consumer Price Index (CPI) is up 8.7 percent from a year ago in the Twin Cities area. The most rapid rises in price were in things households need: groceries, household energy, and motor vehicle gas. 79 percent of respondents said they felt their incomes were falling behind the cost of living in Greater Minnesota.See the Story
US & Canada · Hennepin County

‘Alarming’ court decision on Minneapolis 2040 puts a halt on expansion, growth

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
A lawsuit challenges the Minneapolis comprehensive plan under the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act (MERA) The decision discards years of work by a team of Minneapolis city planners and staff. It also eliminates the largest single action taken by a Minnesota city on the linked crises around climate change and the housing shortage.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

D.C. Memo: We’re number one … at least that’s what the DFL hopes

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Minnesota's population is more diverse than Iowa's, but with only 7% Black residents and 5.2% Latinx residents. Minnesota delegation also said there is high voter participation in the state's minority communities. DNC panel also questioned whether presidential candidates could freely travel and campaign during Minnesota's harshly cold and snowy winters.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Color and privilege on the proposed Summit Avenue Regional Trail

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Patrick Rhone: Advocates for bike trails are mostly white and male and able-bodied. Rhone says they have the luxury of not having other responsibilities that may keep them from being able to do so. He says they give no consideration to those who have two jobs, or have kids to pick up from one place at one time and get to another by a different time so that they can get to a third place on time.See the Story
US & Canada · Minnesota

MinnPost announces new hire in Mohamed Ibrahim | MinnPost

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Mohamed Ibrahim will primarily cover the environment and public safety. Ibrahim comes to MinnPost from the Associated Press. Ibrahim has previously interned at Minnesota Public Radio News and the Star Tribune. If you have questions, email editors@minnpost.com.See the Story
US & Canada · Minneapolis

Gov. Walz says he won’t call for a special session to put checks in Minnesotans hands unless GOP pledges no more commissioner firings

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Gov. Tim Walz is pushing a tax rebate check plan. Walz says he wants a health commissioner, because he'd like a public safety commissioner. Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller has threatened to remove commissioners. Miller says he has no intention of bringing up confirmations if a special session is called.See the Story

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