Severe weather predicted for Minnesota Monday afternoon

MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan

Stay safe today. WCCO reports: “Storms are expected to wash over Minnesota Monday evening, bringing the chance of heavy rain, hail and tornadoes. … Meteorologist Matt Brickman says the storms will begin to rumble in southwestern Minnesota in the early afternoon and quickly push across the state, affecting nearly all of Minnesota. … The storms are expected to hit the Twin Cities metro during the evening commute. The National Weather Service says the storms bring the threat of large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. ”

Speaking of rain … The Star Tribune’s Josephine Marcotty reports: “A new proposal to manage floods on the Red River would reduce the levels of high water at Fargo-Moorhead, but not eliminate flooding altogether, according to state officials, who say it also provides a more equitable distribution of inundated lands between North Dakota and Minnesota. … The so called Plan B would replace a bitterly-fought flood control plan created by Fargo and other local officials in North Dakota and the Army Corps of Engineers, which was thrown out by a federal judge last year after Minnesota objected.”

Developing story. City Pages’ Hannah Jones reports:Thousands of people have been watching a video of an arrest in downtown Minneapolis. It starts with a black woman being pushed up against the side of a bus shelter by a white Metro Transit officer. One of her hands is behind her back. The other is holding an ID card. … ‘He just asked me for my ID, and then I gave it to him, and then he grabbed me,’ she says. … ‘I saw that,’ an unseen bystander says. … The scene gets louder and louder as people offscreen start shouting — that what the officer was doing wasn’t ‘fair,’ that it was ‘disgusting.’ ”

Today’s archaeological news. The Duluth News Tribune’s Lisa Kaczke writes:Empty coffins and a possible human bone were found alongside Arlington Avenue in Duluth during an archaeological exploratory dig for an upcoming St. Louis County road project. … A county public works crew unearthed on Wednesday a series of wood coffins and what appeared to be a human bone on the east side of Arlington Avenue just south of Arrowhead Road, the county announced Monday.”

In other news…

A good run:Cold Spring Native, Former Gopher Eric Decker Retires After 8 NFL Seasons” [KSTP]

Jetset comes in for a landing:Jetset has closed: Gay bar in Minneapolis’ North Loop plans to return elsewhere” [City Pages]

This is AMAZING:Minnesotan sneaks ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ into 4 months of tweets — and the internet cheers” [Star Tribune]

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