Mourners gather at St. Paul Cathedral to remember Philando Castile

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The funeral procession for Philando Castile arriving at the St. Paul Cathedral on Thursday morning.

Paul Walsh and Mara Klecker at the Star Tribune report on the procession and this noon’s funeral for Philando Castile at St. Paul Cathedral: “Several people shouldered the casket, draped with red and white roses, onto the carriage ahead of the procession starting at Brooks Funeral Home, 862 Concordia Av. Once in place, a 10-year-old Belgian horse named Frank took the first steps with family members walking behind and many cars behind them. Dozens of people from the sidewalk, some on bikes and some carrying umbrellas, fell in and joined the procession to the cathedral under escort of a police squad car.

Jenny Berg at the St. Cloud Times followed Gov. Mark Dayton as he surveyed the tornado damage in south-central Minnesota: ” ‘One of the cruelties of tornadoes is they’re so random. … It’s hard to fathom,’ Dayton said while meeting with first responders and residents at the Watkins fire hall. Dayton said the area damaged by Monday’s tornado might not qualify for federal relief, but it will most likely reach the threshold to receive state aid. The state has $19 million in funds available for these types of disasters, he said.”

Kim Schneider at the Duluth News Tribune covered Wednesday night’s community meeting at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center auditorium regarding the lease renewal proposed by Twin Metals near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: “Erik Packard, who received a particularly loud audience response after speaking during the session, said the BWCAW saved his life. After serving two tours in Iraq, Packard said he experienced post-traumatic stress disorder and attempted suicide in 2012. Packard said a dog-sledding experience in the BWCAW provided by the Voyageur Outward Bound School offered him and other veterans an opportunity a chance to heal. ‘You learn that you’re not as broken as you think you are,’ Packard said of his experience in the BWCAW.”

Justin Miller at the American Prospect interviewed the executive director of Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Anthony Newby, on the lessons learned following the death of Jamar Clark, and the diverse reactions following the death of Philando Castile: “Frankly, [Gov. Dayton’s] movement and his, what some consider harsh, criticism of the officers involved in that incident really is indicative of the shift in the country. There was nothing radical about it; it was actually pretty centrist when you think about the climate in the country. On the other hand, you have folks like [Sen.] Amy Klobuchar, also with no lived experience, but a very different read. She has fallen in line with police talking points, which is not new in this country.”
Related: Rep. Keith Ellison on race relations: Thank goodness for the governor’s candor

In other news…

Mamma mia! Comedian and St. Paul native Louie Anderson gets Emmy nomination for ‘Baskets’ role. [Pioneer Press]

ESPYs snub of Flip Saunders angers fans; network says he was part of tribute. [Star Tribune]

Floodwaters starting to recede in Moose Lake. [Duluth News Tribune]

Raise a glass. Two Minnesota breweries take home medals from 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. [The Growler]

On-street parking returning to curb on 1st Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. [Star Tribune]

Points for politeness? River Falls couple wakes to find apologetic stranger in their bed. [West Central Tribune]

SuperValu looks to expand wholesale business with acquisition of 22 Food Lion Stores. [SuperValu]

No pilot, no passage. Coast Guard can’t give waiver to Viking ship. [Star Tribune]

Local angle. Original ‘Ghostbuster’ Ernie Hudson calls the Burnsville/Apple Valley area home. [Pioneer Press]

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