Video of Castile traffic stop expected to be released Tuesday

Jeronimo Yanez
Jeronimo Yanez

It can’t hurt Yanez’s case nowMPR reminds listeners, “Evidence used in the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez — likely including video from his squad dashcam of the traffic stop during which he fatally shot Philando Castile — is expected to be released Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday. … Dayton said he hopes for calm amid Tuesday’s planned release of the dashcam footage and other evidence. He expects the video to elicit a reaction among those upset with Yanez’s acquittal.”

Second Amendment news. Says Tim Nelson for MPR, “Authorities are investigating a shooting in St. Paul’s North End Monday morning that left three people wounded, including a 2-year-old girl. … When officers arrived at the scene, they found three wounded. Shawn Vang, 23, and Lee Lor, 27, suffered non-lethal injuries, the police said. The girl, however, was described as gravely wounded, with life-threatening injuries.”

Also, Libor Jany of the Strib reports, “A routine welfare check last week turned up a stockpile of high-powered weapons, including a pair of AK-47s, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside a Richfield home, according to court filings. Two men — one of whom was 56 at the time of his arrest and the other 55 — were taken into custody after police also found a marijuana-growing operation in the home.”

David Ljunggren at Reuters says, “Canada’s public safety minister raised concerns on Monday with Minnesota’s state governor about an unauthorized influx of thousands of asylum seekers into Canada this year. Nearly 3,500 people have walked into Canada from the United States from January through May, according to government data, crossing the border through fields, forests and ditches to avoid official ports of entry where they would be turned back under a bilateral agreement. … While Canadians have assisted many stranded or freezing border-crossers, some have also worried about safety, and the fairness of asylum seekers entering Canada without permission.”

I’m guessing $15 pints of bisque delivered by drone. MPR’s Martin Moylan gives us this on how Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods will affect the grocery game here in the Twin Cities. “The online mega-retailer could offer a broader range of perishable groceries than it already does, and get them to many more people faster. Amazon could use hundreds of Whole Foods stores as distribution hubs to deliver items to customers in the delivery vans that are now a regular sight.”

You’ve been warned. Another MPR story says, “Track maintenance will shut down light rail operations in downtown Minneapolis light for 11 days, starting Thursday. Buses will replace Blue and Green Line trains at the Target Field, Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue, Nicollet Mall and Government Plaza stations, according to Metro Transit. Trains will enter and exit downtown at U.S. Bank Stadium station. Moreover, from 11 p.m. on Thursday to 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Blue Line trains will not operate between Franklin Avenue and Target Field stations and Green Line trains will not operate between West Bank and Target Field stations.”

Deja vu all over again. Colin Ward-Henninger at CBS Sports is saying, “The NBA Draft is coming up on Thursday and the trade rumors are coming in hot and heavy. With the Celtics pulling off a trade for more future assets, some believe Boston is poised to pull off a blockbuster trade to acquire a star like Jimmy Butler. But Butler could actually be heading elsewhere. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Minnesota Timberwolves have already made contact with the Bulls about acquiring Butler in a trade.”

Moving from old house to new house is a chore. Think about moving to a hospital. In the PiPress, Mary Divine reports, “A concept plan for a future Lakeview Hospital campus at the northeast corner of Minnesota 36 and Manning Avenue in Stillwater shows a 96-bed, three-story hospital overlooking a pond. Lakeview officials unveiled the plan — which also includes an ambulatory (same-day) surgery center, senior housing and a medical office building — earlier this month at a workshop with the Stillwater City Council.”

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