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.
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: 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.
Plus: rate of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in Minnesota increases; Mayo study appears to support antibody treatment for certain COVID-19 patients; dispute, not road rage, led to shooting of 18-year-old in St. Paul Sunday night; and more.
Plus: rain allows some containment of Greenwood Fire; police shut down I-94 after reported shooting; State Fair attendance remains low compared to previous years; and more.
Plus: standoff between Line 3 protesters and Minnesota State Patrol ends peacefully; 72% of Metro Transit customers say safety concerns affect how and when they ride; cow spotted going through drive-through in Wisconsin; and more.
Plus: 65 Afghan Special Immigrant Visas granted for Minnesota; Eagan’s Mallory Weggemann sets a Paralympic record; Minnesota’s only prosthetic-maker of color; more rain on Saturday; Chan Poling undergoing medical treatment; and more.
Plus: Walz comes out against Minneapolis public safety charter amendment; hundreds of Albert Lea students quarantined after 36 test positive for COVID-19; Suni Lee joins upcoming season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’; and more.
Plus: Rep. Ilhan Omar asks President Joe Biden to pardon Daniel Hale; Minneapolis City Council powerless in restricting MPD’s use of rubber bullets; St. Paul library hours restored in 2022; Mac divests of all oil, gas investments; and more.
Plus: several homes and cabins destroyed in Greenwood Fire; hundreds protest Line 3 at Minnesota State Capitol; South Dakota sees sixfold spike in COVID-19 infections following Sturgis rally; and more.
Plus: Brooklyn Park and Woodbury monitoring citizens’ social media posts and comments; local Catholic leaders denying vaccination exemptions for parishioners; the Greenwood Fire continues to grow; and more.
Plus: Minnesota Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by Line 3 opponents; judge says GOP donor Lazzaro must remain in jail while facing sex trafficking charges; former Viking Herschel Walker files to run for U.S. Senate in Georgia; and more.
Plus: Anoka-Hennepin schools require masks for grades K-6; drought challenges Minnesota sweet corn crop; no school buses for Grand Forks Public Schools due to driver shortage; and more.
Plus: bus driver shortage prompts Minneapolis Public Schools to ask parents to drive students; latest COVID-19 surge filling up Minnesota’s hospital beds; St. Paul fire being investigated as arson; and more.
Plus: epidemic expert Michael Osterholm talks to Vikings about vaccines; corporations fall short of racial justice pledges made after murder of George Floyd; nearly 80,000 take advantage of state’s $100 vaccine incentive program; and more.
Plus: three-alarm fire consumes four buildings in St. Paul; first group of Afghan refugees arrive at Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy; State Fair accepting refund requests for Grandstand shows; and more.
Plus: security fencing going back up around the Minnesota Capitol; the Duluth housing market poses a riddle, wrapped in census data; Basilica Block Party to require proof of full vaccination; and more.
Plus: inside the decision to remove Jennifer Carnahan as MNGOP chair; Basilica Block Party requires vaccine or negative COVID test for attendees; carbon net-zero development planned for Hillcrest Golf Club site; and more.
Plus: Frey says he will veto language on Minneapolis public safety ballot question over lack of explanatory note; judge to decide soon on allowing guns at State Fair; Black-owned full-service bank to open branch in Twin Cities; and more.
Plus: protesters briefly shut down Duluth’s aerial lift bridge; lightning caused Greenwood Fire; 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules on ketamine injection case; and more.