Plus: Ramsey County judge temporarily blocks St. Paul city employee vaccine mandate; Medtronic settles with South Dakota in neurosurgeon kickback case; multiple crashes on I-94 in western Wisconsin; 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: Moorhead police say death of family due to carbon monoxide; Walz experiencing mild COVID-19 symptoms; MDH says omicron variant now dominant strain of COVID-19 in Minnesota; and more.
Plus: Deaths from drug overdoses surged by 30% during the pandemic; state senator calls on Sheriff Hutchinson to resign; where in the Twin Cities to spend New Year’s Eve; a farewell to the restaurants that closed in 2021; and more.
Plus: Minnesota’s population grew by just 225 people over the last year; Lindsay Whalen nominated for Basketball Hall of Fame; Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association plans to build largest domed athletic facility in Minnesota; and more.
Plus: Walz tests positive for COVID-19; Phillips still optimistic about Build Back Better Act; Q&A with Linea Palmisano; and more.
Plus: ‘no obvious trauma’ in seven Moorhead deaths; Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson sentenced on drunk driving charge; bronze goose stolen from St. Paul park turns up at recycling center; and more.
Plus: 24-story apartment tower planned near U.S. Bank Stadium; Minneapolis seeks comment on Hennepin Ave. redesign plan; Minneapolis sees 93rd homicide of year; and more.
Plus: seven people found dead in Moorhead home; some incoming Minneapolis council members approaching rent control with caution; suburban mayors form coalition to respond to crime; and more.
Plus: Humphrey School must pay grad student $75k over sexual harassment claims; classes canceled in many Minnesota schools after social media threats; investigation of Ramsey County human resources department finds “hostile work environment”; and more.
Plus: Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson pleads guilty to driving while intoxicated; NWS confirms two tornadoes in Minnesota during Wednesday’s storm; Target Field getting new scoreboard; and more.
Plus: Anoka-Hennepin schools will end mask mandate in mid-January; prosecution rests in Kimberly Potter trial; Twin Cities home sales flat over previous year, prices increase; and more.
Plus: use-of-force expert testifies at Potter trial; license tab stickers delayed due to supply chain issues; Republican lawmakers urge Mayo Clinic to drop vaccination mandate; and more.
Plus: Minnesota surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths; U.S. House passes anti-Islamophobia measure; Minneapolis could begin Nicollet Ave. reconnection by 2024; and more.
Plus: more than 300 Edina residents turned out for a community crime prevention meeting; Minnesota to see very weird weather Wednesday; St. Paul and Ramsey County to spend $74.5 million on ‘deeply’ affordable housing; and more.
Plus: former Minnesota teacher of the year resigns principal post over burnout, threats; Minnesota Department of Human Rights seeks to join sexual harassment suit against McDonald’s franchisee; Aitkin County residents challenge motorcycle club’s proposed off-road trail; and more.
Plus: Minnesota hospital CEOs plead with public to get vaccinated; man dies following a police chase that began in St. Cloud; Purple Line BRT project takes another step forward; and more.
Plus: Minnesota U.S. attorney nominee may face immediate conflict-of-interest recusal; Minnesota hospitals take out full page newspaper ad urging vaccinations; Hennepin Sheriff Hutchinson out of hospital after alleged impaired-driving crash; and more.
Plus: second person in Minnesota tests positive for omicron variant; St. Paul school board expected to make critical ethnic studies a graduation requirement; Edina mayor says city ‘under attack’ from criminals; and more.
Plus: Albert Lea bar owner who opened despite COVID-19 shutdown orders sentenced to 90 days in jail; multi-vehicle crash closes I-35 near Faribault; multiple attempted carjackings in Edina and St. Louis Park; and more.
Plus: 4-8 inches of snow expected for metro; Daunte Wright’s girlfriend testifies at Potter trial; FOX 9 journalist foils St. Louis Park carjacking; and more.