Plus: State Fair considering indoor mask requirement; efforts to preserve Somali language in Minnesota; recreational businesses hurt by drought; and more.
The Glean offers two daily helpings of the latest news, information and opinion of interest to Minnesotans: a morning roundup of the latest must-read stories, and a late-afternoon look at the day’s developments.
Plus: Fairview, Allina to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees; indoor masking now recommended in more than half of Minnesota counties; state officials respond to hunger strike by detainees at Minnesota Sex Offender Program facility; and more.
Plus: Future of former Roof Depot in East Phillips neighborhood considered; Minnesota-based dairy’s role in pumping from aquifers questioned; assisted living licensing begins in Minnesota; and more.
Plus: Grand Casino reinstitutes mask requirement; Superior National Forest officials modify food-storage rules after uptick in bear encounters; Wisconsin Republicans wait for Sen. Ron Johnson to make reelection decision; and more.
Plus: Sunisa Lee wins Olympic bronze in uneven bars; turnover at St. Paul’s Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity; Lloyd’s Pharmacy reopens; and more.
Plus: air quality alert extended for entire state of Minnesota; state Rep. John Thompson agrees to apologize for calling colleague ‘racist’ on House floor; backers of effort to replace the Minneapolis Police Department file lawsuit against the city; and more.
Plus: MyPillow pulls ads from Fox; Sunisa Lee looking forward to college in the fall; being a person of color in small-town Midwest; and more.
Plus: state experiences worst air quality on record; Walz proclaims Friday as Sunisa Lee Day; most of Twin Cities metro now in severe drought; and more.
Plus: implementation of law requiring climate change impacts in environmental reviews delayed; Minnesotans celebrate Sunisa Lee gold medal at Olympics; west metro police departments warn of increased auto theft; and more.
Plus: most of Minnesota placed under air quality alert; St. Paul City Council approves more than $5 million in spending from city’s ARP money; drought exacerbates concerns about construction of Line 3; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis peace activist K.G. Wilson plans to leave the city; air pollution disproportionately affecting BIPOC communities; stalker arrested after sending SUV hurtling toward Cold Spring family’s home; Wild sign Minnesota native Alex Goligoski; and more.
Plus: violent crime increased nearly 17 percent in Minnesota in 2020; Walz remains optimistic about holding State Fair as planned; National Weather Service issues excessive heat warning for Twin Cities; and more.
Plus: Rochester man pleads guilty to arson in fire at Minneapolis pawn shop; Mayo will require workers to get vaccinated; understanding Lake Superior algal blooms; and more.
Plus: state health officials say unvaccinated Minnesotans are ‘extremely vulnerable’ to delta variant of COVID-19; Rep. John Thompson says he won’t resign; new season of “The Bachelorette” full of Minnesotans; and more.
Plus: motorist drives on Capitol lawn during press conference; a California family’s story of moving to Duluth to escape climate change; Minneapolis launches mobile behavioral health crisis response teams; and more.
Plus: half of Prince’s estate now controlled by music publishing company; son of Gopher men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko killed in car crash; swimmers discover new infestations of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes; and more.
Plus: OSHA investigating death of Menards employee; victims of triple homicide near La Crosse identified; University of Wisconsin system to offer $500,000 in scholarships to vaccinated students; and more.
Plus: Severe thunderstorms hit northern Minnesota; Dakota County’s Spring Lake Park Reserve to get herd of bison; Vikings ‘in discussions’ with offensive line coach who has refused to get vaccinated; and more.
Plus: homeless encampment in northeast Minneapolis grows; how St. Paul wants to spend its ARP money; Minnesota regulators reject CenturyLink request to modify landline rules; and more.
Plus: home explosion in Princeton leaves one dead, two injured; state Rep. John Thompson apologizes to St. Paul police sergeant he accused of racially profiling him; Twins trade Nelson Cruz; and more.