Plus: employees of shuttered produce wholesalers accuse new owners of stealing wages, retirement money; driver shortage leads to Metro Transit light rail delays; men accused of triple homicide in western Wisconsin plead not guilty; and more.
The Glean offers two daily helpings of the latest news, information and opinion of interest to Minnesotans: a morning roundup of the latest must-read stories, and a late-afternoon look at the day’s developments.
Plus: Minneapolis on pace to surpass number of killings during ‘Murderapolis’ years; St. Paul Police step up patrols at synagogues and Jewish community centers; Vikings Hall of Famer Mick Tingelhoff dies; and more.
Plus: prominent Twin Cities synagogue closes after threat; Hennepin County spending $20 million on new and expanding mental health services; officials celebrate completion of I-35W construction project in Minneapolis; and more.
Plus: parent storms into Richfield elementary school, complains about masks; dozens arrested at Line 3 protest near Bagley; man who drove car into Uptown protest, killing one, found competent to stand trial; and more.
Plus: Ramsey County judge skeptical of call for school mask mandates; Bloomington moves forward on plans to create $260 million water park; Avett Brothers bow out of Basilica Block Party; and more.
Plus: St. Paul schools affected by bus driver shortage; breweries collaborate on sexual consent awareness project; electical malfuncition leads to lockdown at Chanhassen High; and more.
Plus: 12-year-old boy dies following shooting in Minneapolis; Minnesota Senate Republicans elect Jeremy Miller as majority leader; Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular back at the Minnesota Zoo; and more.
Plus: Walz laments patchwork of school masking regulations; Ramsey County attorney will no longer prosecute felony cases stemming from stops for minor traffic violations; and more.
Plus: toddler’s body recovered in Edina; Gazelka to announce run for governor; Minnesota State Fair records lowest attendance numbers in 44 years; and more
Plus: GOP donor Anton Lazzaro hit with federal lawsuit; judge blocks death penalty for killer of Dru Sjodin; the fight over Minnesota social studies standards; and more.
Plus: group attempts to storm a State Fair gate; Hennepin County Sheriff makes it harder for federal officials to detain inmates for immigration issues; writer and American Indian community leader Jay Thomas Bad Heart Bull dies; and more.
Plus: parents group files suit seeking to impose mask mandate at Minnesota’s K-12 schools; state adds more COVID-19 testing sites amid resurgence of cases; Northwest Angle residents encountering lots of bears; and more.
Plus: large study in Minnesota, other states affirms safety of COVID-19 vaccines; Andrew Luger likely candidate for Minnesota U.S. attorney job; cyber navigators work to keep county election systems safe from foreign hackers; and more.
Plus: DFL Senate Minority Leader Susan Kent retiring from Legislature; still no agreement from panel charged with recommending frontline worker “hero bonuses”as deadline nears; Minnesota organizations that help women access abortions are bracing for a spike in demand; and more.
Plus: Senate Republicans elect interim leader; Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy housing largest group of Afghan refugees; Michael Osterholm on the delta variant; and more.
Plus: Attorneys for former officers charged in Floyd’s death ask judge to bar trial from being livestreamed; St. Paul Police chief wants more money to fill vacant positions; North Dakota officials plead with residents to get vaccinated; and more.
Plus: Mike Freeman won’t seek re-election as Hennepin County Attorney; Minnesota National Guard unit involved in Afghanistan evacuation; northern Minnesota hospitals filling up amid COVID wave; and more.
Plus: GOP State Sen. Michelle Benson announces campaign for governor; Twin Cities couple accused of running multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme; Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson says ‘nothing obviously skewed’ about state’s 2020 election results; and more.
Plus: GOP senator threatens health commissioner’s job over vaccine, mask mandates; opioid addiction in the East African community; Minnesota academic links big agriculture and increased threat of pandemics; and more.
Plus: judge to consider suspending Minnesota’s new deadly force law; state officials can’t say when they’ll start sending tax refunds on unemployment benefits; Minnesota sees 300 traffic deaths before Labor Day for the first time in more than a decade; and more.