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MPD workers comp claims hit $26 million as many ex-cops seek disability payments for PTSD

Plus: Sanford and Fairview again in merger talks; juvenile dead in car in Plymouth; woman died on icy I-35 ramp; housing market slowing; the short-lived Manomin County.

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KMSP’s Nathan O’Neal reports hundreds of former Minneapolis police officers have claimed PTSD in order to seek disability benefits in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The average payout is $167,000 per officer.

The Star Tribune’s Christopher Snowbeck and Jeremy Olson report that the Sanford and Fairview health systems are once again in merger talks, a decade after a failed merger deal.

KARE 11 staff report police found a juvenile dead in a car in Plymouth.

WCCO TV staff report a 56-year-old woman is dead after her car lost control on an I-35 ramp in Minneapolis on Monday.

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The Star Tribune’s Jim Buchta reports the housing market is slowing and buyers even now have a small edge.

At Racket, Josh Biber brings you the story of the erstwhile Manomin County, “the short-lived, 16-square-mile county that once wedged itself into the metro.”