Plus: Minneapolis reduces beach lifeguards due to staffing shortage; St. Paul police continue to seek suspects in unrest after killing of George Floyd; Minnesota GOP candidate compares coronavirus response to Holocaust; 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: Wisconsin governor issues statewide mask mandate; Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pulls out of event to avoid appearing alongside Jacob Frey; eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Paul to be closed this weekend; and more.
Plus: rains damage crops in northwest Minnesota; more people needing rescue in Boundary Waters; manufacturers complain about mask requirements; and more.
Plus: former MPD officers charged in the killing of George Floyd seeks dismissal of charges; Minneapolis Mayor announces new restrictions on bars; Chisholm man arrested for 34-year-old unsolved murder; and more.
Plus: Best Buy stores staying closed on Thanksgiving; meet Hennepin County’s first chief judge of color; Mayo Clinic’s accused bully no longer an employee; Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Sheila E. are Emmy nominees; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis Charter Commission working group recommends keeping a police reform measure off November ballot; U of M study looks to help businesses and schools make indoor spaces safer; Halstad now home to world’s largest sugar beet; and more.
Plus: Holy Land looks to move forward after racist tweets of family member; Gwen Walz interviewed; expanded Frontenac State Park wins raves; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis Charter Commission urged to hold off on advancing second policing proposal; MIAC moving most fall sports to spring 2021; Ivanka Trump visits Bloomington and Duluth; and more.
Plus: St. Cloud police make changes to mental-health-call response; 16 apply for St. Paul School Board vacancy; Vikings head athletic trainer tests positive for COVID-19; and more.
Plus: stressed medical supply chain slows down test results in Minnesota; surge in BWCA visitors means surge in garbage; Viking ship outside U.S. Bank stadium vandalized; and more.
Plus: thousands of Minnesotans facing financial cliff with end of $600-per-week unemployment benefit; Ivanka Trump to visit Duluth, Bloomington on Monday; rain causes flooding in south-central Minnesota; and more.
Plus: Walz gets pushback after DEED asks business groups to send pre-written letters of support for mask mandate; gun violence up in Minneapolis amid debate about future of police; Twins win opening game of COVID-shortened season; and more.
Plus: regular Metro Transit bus boarding procedures to resume; Minneapolis will re-open parkways to cars; protesters demonstrate in Minneapolis against use of federal law enforcement in Portland; and more.
Plus: Walz signs police accountability bill into law; rejected absentee ballots in Wisconsin primary could portend trouble for general election; MN Department of Corrections lays off 48 employees; The Growler magazine folds; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis school board considers what re-opening will look like for the district; coronavirus disrupts Somali remittance system; Klobuchar sponsors bill for federal aid to music venues; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis City Council drops idea of diverting police money to citizen patrols; MnDOT soliciting offers for one of the oldest bridges in Minnesota; Wilfs not actively seeking to buy Timberwolves; and more.
Plus: Crown Bank CEO pleads guilty for misusing funds; state fairgrounds to host a “Food Parade”; meet the Minnesota Freedom Fighters; interview with Mayor Jacob Frey on defunding the police; and more.
Plus: activists react to police reform bill passed by Minnesota Legislature; Wilf family, Kevin Garnett among those interested in buying Minnesota Timberwolves; Science Museum of Minnesota lays off more than 150 workers; and more.
Plus: Minneapolis Public Schools provide food for families throughout city; the end of St. Paul’s Midway Shopping Center; Cub to require masks; and more.
Plus: MSP airport to require travelers to wear masks; Minnesota House declares racism a public health crisis; man’s body discovered in a burned-out Lake Street pawnshop; and more.