BCA completes Castile investigation, turns findings over to Ramsey County prosecutor

Euric Rutherford, of Inver Grove Heights, asks for a moment of silence for Philando Castile during a protest in front of the Governor's Residence early morning July 7.

Oh, to be able to read this report. The Star Tribune’s Chao Xiong writes: “The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has turned over its investigation of the officer-involved fatal shooting of Philando Castile to the Ramsey County attorney’s office for charging consideration. … Castile, who is black, was fatally shot by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6 during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. … Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, was in the front passenger seat and live-streamed the aftermath on Facebook. … Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has not decided whether he will bring the case before a grand jury to decide whether Yanez should face criminal charges, or whether he will make the call himself.”

Uh, oh. The Minnesota Daily’s Brian Edwards and Jessie Bekker report: “Evidence suggests several University of Minnesota Athletics Department administrators and staff members knew of at least one wrestler using and selling drugs as early as December 2015 — four months before an anonymous wrestler informed police of a drug ring within the team, documents obtained by the Minnesota Daily through a data request show.”

Also bad. KARE’s Camille Williams reports: “Shakopee police are investigating a possible hate crime at the Al-Huda Childcare Center in the Shakopee Town Square strip mall. … Police say someone entered through the back of the building then stole cash and trashed the business. … Surveillance video from a nearby Anytime Fitness shows a tan SUV and a black truck pulling up to the business around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.”

Can “Prairie Home Companion” reach beyond the boomers? The New York Times’ Abe Streep writes: “… They had come to see Garrison Keillor one last time. The creator and host of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ had for four decades gently skewered their baby-boomer sensibilities with fake ads for rhubarb pie and stories about family life that descended into jokes about plagues of rats and apocalyptic climate change. ‘There’s something about this kind of humor people my age can appreciate,’ said Tim Balster, a gray-haired magician I met in the crowd. ‘It’s like a quilt.’ Balster had been listening to ‘Prairie Home’ for 33 of his 52 years. He loved nothing more than to hear the aging writer breathing deeply, his nose right next to the mike. ‘It draws you in,’ he said, ‘like a moth to the flame.’ … Now that was ending.”

In other news…

Still at it: “Minnesota audit finds half of cops did questionable searches” [Star Tribune/AP]

Story cites high incomes and job satisfaction but yeah, it’s the snacks: “Why is Minneapolis a top 10 place to live for millennials? Two words: Office snacks” [Star Tribune]

Done deal: “St. Paul closes on $65.5M Penfield sale” [Finance & Commerce]

There’s always acceptance: “Opposition to 40-story condo tower in northeast Minneapolis is almost out of options” [City Pages]

Meet Krump: “Como Zoo’s baby zebra now has a name” [Como Zoo]

Catty McCatface: “Rescued bobcat kitten needs a name. But, please, not ‘Bob’ ” [Pioneer Press]

We start to get anxious when there aren’t any stadiums under construction in the Twin Cities: “Minnesota United stadium still has no construction start date” [Pioneer Press]

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