Trump’s second impeachment trial gets under way; the parties do battle over pandemic proposals; and some Minnesotans gain influential posts.
Plus: questions about how Buffalo shooting suspect obtained a gun; Postal Service plans to rebuild Minneapolis’ Minnehaha station in same location as one that burned in 2020; Wisconsin judge refuses to issue a new arrest warrant for Kyle Rittenhouse; and more.
The state reports 599,218 people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far.
Plus: alleged Buffalo shooter’s troubled background; Diocese of Winona-Rochester reaches abuse settlement; Karl-Anthony Towns’ battle with COVID; and more.
A bill advancing through the Minnesota Senate aims to put Minneapolis on the hook for any law enforcement help it receives from around the state during the March trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Leading liver disease specialists and psychiatrists believe the isolation, unemployment and hopelessness associated with COVID-19 are driving the explosion in cases.
On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz also tipped attendees at a League of Minnesota Cities webinar that an upcoming budget forecast would be good news — that the state’s current surplus would grow and the projected shortfall in the future would “shrink even substantially more.”
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Plus: prosecutor says suspect in Buffalo shooting will face murder and attempted murder charges; Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines; state rolls out ambitious strategy to combat ‘forever chemicals’; and more.
According to the most recent data available, 583,602 Minnesotans, or 10.5 percent of the state’s population, have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Plus: Rep. Emmer’s plan for Republican takeover of the U.S. House; enviro groups allowed to sue Minneapolis over 2040 plan; Cub Foods off Lake Street reopens; St. Paul Public Schools draft new construction plan; and more.
The issue of estate planning, especially for Native land owners, has become especially important due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19. The CDC says Native Americans die from COVID-19 at nearly twice the rate of white people.
Trees that thrive in environments like Minnesota’s, where temperatures can drop below freezing for an extended period of time, have adaptations that allow them to survive the winter.
Sun Country just unveiled plans to go public. But in 2008, after its owner was charged with running a multibillion-dollar fraud, it was on the verge of extinction.
Plus: owners of Town Talk Diner sue city of Minneapolis and Mayor Frey over riot damage; Minnesota health officials say they don’t have a target date for rolling back restrictions on schools, businesses; nearly 30 people rescued after ice breaks away from shore in Duluth; and more.
MDH also announced that Minnesota’s seven-day positivity average, which lags by a week, is 4 percent.
Plus: Google turned over location data to Minneapolis police after Floyd protests; U of M Student Senate drafts police-reform bill; the Q conspiracy and the Twin Cities yoga community; and more.
That still doesn’t mean lawmakers will pass legislation to make a key state tax credit permanent before it expires.
The study was inspired by the injuries that University of Minnesota doctors were seeing during the George Floyd protests.
Plus: several Minnesota House Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Walz; Stillwater native confirmed as VA secretary; South Dakota judge strikes down marijuana amendment; and more.