Prosecution rests in Yanez trial

Jeronimo Yanez
Jeronimo Yanez

Prosecution rests in Yanez trial. The Star Tribune’s Chao Xiong and Brandon Stahl report: “The prosecution rested its case just before 9 a.m. Thursday in the manslaughter trial for St. Anthony Police Officer Jeromino Yanez, who is accused of manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm in the death of Philando Castile last July 6. … The defense began its case shortly afterward. Its star witness — Yanez himself — is expected to take the stand by Monday. Ultimately, the jury’s decision will hinge on whether they believe that Yanez saw Castile reaching for a gun, or reasonably believe[d] that he was doing so, before firing seven shots that killed him.”

If you see something … The Pioneer Press’ Dave Orrick reports: “A St. Paul lawmaker was among those who intervened when a man allegedly attacked a woman in St. Paul last week, according to police and the lawmaker. … A suspect has been arrested, and the woman did not appear to suffer permanent physical injuries. … State Rep. John Lesch, a Democrat, said he was driving on Marion Street south of University Avenue on Friday morning when he saw a man, in Lesch’s words, ‘relentlessly beating on his girlfriend.’ ”

The U may be getting more expensive. The Star Tribune’s Maura Lerner writes: “A proposal to raise tuition for in-state students got a chilly reception from some members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents on Thursday, with some calling for more efforts to rein in costs. … President Eric Kaler has recommended a 3 percent, or $376, increase for Minnesota undergraduates on the Twin Cities campus, which would boost tuition to $12,922 this fall. Kaler said the increase is needed because state funding fell short of his goal this year. … But several regents signaled their discomfort with the idea of raising costs on Minnesota students.”

What a load of carp! KARE’s Dana Thiede reports: “The biggest invasive carp recorded in the state of Minnesota was captured near Redwood Falls Sunday, raising concerns about the presence of the intrusive fish in the Minnesota River.  … The 61.7 pound bighead carp was shot by a bow angler in a private gravel pit. It measured 47 1/2 inches in length. The man who caught it immediately called the DNR and arranged to have the fish delivered to the local fisheries office. ”

In other news…

Might be a good time for northern Minnesotans to get an electric car: “Discounts, Rebates Making Some Electric Cars More Affordable” [Fox21]

There’s a lot going on in this piece: “St. Paul’s new indoor food truck trailer park will boast 20-lb. cookies, 40-oz. beers” [Star Tribune]

Nice: “One man, 25 keyboards: See Mark Mallman cover all of Minneapolis’ Pianos on Parade” [Star Tribune]

Prince-adjacent news: “Tyka Nelson Releases New Single ‘The End of The Road’ Inspired by Her Parents and Brother Prince” [Business Wire]

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