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UAW president calls for strike expansion into Minnesota and Wisconsin

Plus: 3M fined for selling products to an Iranian entity; judges rule rights weren’t violated when feds took Mike Lindell’s phone last year; lack of electronic recycling impacting pollution in Minnesota; and more.

UAW President Shawn Fain, left, shaking hands with picketers in Center Line, Michigan.
UAW President Shawn Fain, left, shaking hands with picketers in Center Line, Michigan.
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Via WCCO: United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain on Friday called for a strike expansion at General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution facilities, including a Stellantis distribution center in Plymouth, Minnesota and a General Motors facility in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Brooks Johnson at the Star Tribune is reporting 3M will pay $9.6 million to settle allegations its employees sold products to an Iranian entity in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Andrew Hazzard at Sahan Journal reports on the release of a recent study showing Minnesota is missing out on millions of dollars in potential economic activity and generating unnecessary pollution by not recycling the majority of its electronic waste.

Briana Bierschbach at the Star Tribune reports a panel of federal judges says the government didn’t violate Mike Lindell’s constitutional rights when FBI agents seized his phone last year in the drive-thru line at a Mankato Hardee’s.

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Matt Sepic at MPR News has the story of Memorialize the Movement, a group that collected and preserved hundreds of plywood murals from the George Floyd protests, and how they found a permanent home for them.

Nick Healy at the Mankato Free Press recalls “Forging Ahead,” and other F. Scott Fitzgerald stories set in St. Paul.