Via WCCO: “Just over a year after his death, family members of Amir Locke — who was killed by police during a no-knock raid in downtown Minneapolis — have filed a civil lawsuit against the city. … The lawsuit says that the city and [Officer Mark] Hanneman violated Locke’s constitutional rights secured by the fourth and fourteenth amendments, as well a state law, and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.”
Nathan O’Neal at FOX 9 is reporting at the height of the pandemic, Minneapolis Public Schools was the target of cyber fraud and nearly lost half a million dollars in the process.
Susan Du at the Star Tribune has a story on a historic stretch of Minneapolis’ downtown riverfront, traditionally a Dakota sacred site, that could soon return to tribal hands.
Maia Irvin at the Minnesota Daily is reporting that the University of Minnesota is requesting $250 million in funding from the Minnesota Legislature for the next two years.
Becky Z. Dernbach has a piece at Sahan Journal about St. Paul Public Schools offering Karen language classes at four district high schools and online for the first time this fall.
Via KSTP: Gov. Tim Walz has signed the bill establishing Juneteenth as a state holiday.
Dan Kraker at MPR News has the story of 14-year-old Duluthian Isaac Ortman sleeping outside for 1,021 straight nights, and still counting.
Also at MPR, Tim Nelson has a reminder that MnDOT’s ‘Name a Snowplow’ contest voting ends tonight.
Samantha De Leon at Mpls/St. Paul Magazine takes in the 46th Annual Championship Cat Show hosted by the Saintly City Cat Club. Yes, there is a cute kitty slide show with the story.