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Minneapolis police officer reprimanded for failure to report use of ‘less-lethal’ weapon during Floyd protests

Plus: Dalton, Minnesota farm couple taking in Afghan refugees; corporations fail to uphold promises to invest in Black-owned media; Minnesota’s official Thanksgiving turkey presented; and more.

Minneapolis police officers point a rubber bullet gun and mace to break up protestors near the Third Precinct during a protest on May 27, 2020.
Minneapolis police officers point a rubber bullet gun and mace to break up protesters near the Third Precinct during a protest on May 27, 2020.
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A Minneapolis police officer received a written reprimand for failing to report his use of “less-lethal” ammunition against protestors in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, the Star Tribune reported.

The Associated Press’ Julie Watson has a report about a Dalton, Minnesota couple that is taking in Afghan refugees who worked for a U.S.-run agriculture program in Afghanistan before the Taliban takeover of the country.

Participants in a panel of Black-owned and Black-led media organizations noted that corporations had failed to make good on promises to invest in Black-owned media that were made after the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder reported.

Minnesota’s official Thanksgiving turkey is named Harold.

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