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R.T. Rybak to take over as head of Minneapolis Foundation

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Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

This seems like a good fit. Eric Roper reports for the Star Tribune: “Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is taking the reins of one of the region’s most prominent philanthropies, the Minneapolis Foundation. … The move to CEO of the foundation, announced Monday morning, comes about two-and-a-half years after Rybak began work at Generation Next, a non-profit aimed at closing the area’s education acheivement gap.”

So much for straw polls. The Brainerd Dispatch’s Zach Kayser reports: “Although nationally the signs might point to the #NeverTrump movement having already reached its high water mark, the 8th Congressional District GOP convention on Saturday proved Republican opposition to the party’s frontrunner is alive and well in Minnesota. … All three delegates and two of the three alternates elected to the national convention were from the ‘slate’ supported by the Ted Cruz campaign. … Cruz, Donald Trump and former candidate Marco Rubio were each allocated one delegate to be elected during the 8th District convention, based on the results of the presidential straw poll in March.”

A victory for a determined open-records advocate. The Star Tribune’s James Eli Shiffer writes: “Tony Webster wanted to know whether the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office was using newfangled technology to track people through their faces, fingerprints and irises. … So in August, Webster filed a public records request with the county seeking contracts, e-mail messages or any other data about mobile “biometric” technology. … In an April 22 order, Administrative Law Judge Jim Mortenson described four months of unexplained delays, improperly redacted records, inadequate answers and other behavior by county officials in response to Webster’s request. … The county’s actions violated the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA), Mortenson found. He fined the county $300, the maximum allowed by law; ordered it to pay up to $5,000 in Webster’s attorney’s fees; refund $950 of the filing fee, and pay $1,000 in court costs.”

Have you had a good cry lately? The Mirror’s Christopher Bucktin writes: “Lying in intensive care, a five-month-old girl fights for her life being supported by her beloved basset hounds who refuse to leave her side. … Fours weeks ago little Nora Hall suffered ‘a massive stroke’ and has been in an induced coma in the children’s hospital in Minneapolis ever since. … Her mother has heartbreakingly told how her baby ‘is not going to survive’ and is now she and her husband John face the agonising decision of whether to switch of her life support.”

In other news…

Really likes the U.S. flag, apparently: “White House Chief of Staff McDonough visits Oak Park” [YouTube]

Here’s the Minneapolis city council passing a resolution honoring Prince. [Facebook]

Corny: “North Dakota farmer creates field art in honor of Prince” [Minnesota News Network]

More Prince: “A Final Visit With Prince: Rolling Stone’s Lost Cover Story” [Rolling Stone]

See where being nice gets you? “F-M area’s self-proclaimed ‘nicest drug dealer’ sentenced to time served” [Inforum]

Immediately shot: “Wolverine confirmed in North Dakota, first since the 1800s” [Grand Forks Herald]

Your daily cringe: “TV Anchor Fired Over Prince-Themed Sports Report” [Deadspin]

Here’s what Minnesota author Louise Erdrich is reading. [New York Times]

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