>>Three juveniles in custody following armed robberies in Minneapolis

(Minneapolis, MN) — After multiple armed robberies in Minneapolis late last week and over the weekend, three male juveniles are in custody in connection with an armed robbery Monday. Police Chief Brian O’Hara says they’re investigating whether the suspects are linked to other robberies, as many involved groups of juveniles. The chief says, “Over the weekend there were 46 violent crimes reported in Minneapolis. Seventy percent of those were robberies. We believe, from just this weekend, at least 14 of these robberies, at gunpoint, were committed by juveniles.” O’Hara says his team will “remain vigilant and committed to finding those responsible.” A handgun was recovered during the arrest, as well as the stolen White Kia the juveniles were driving in, while other suspects in a stolen White Kia escaped.

>>Fast-tracked school resource officer bill has second House hearing tonight

(St. Paul, MN) — There’s another hearing tonight (Tues 6:30pm) as Minnesota House Democrats fast-track a bill that backers say will clarify when school resource officers are allowed to use restraining holds on violent students, after some law enforcement agencies pulled their on-site officers from schools. Democrats blocked Republicans’ push for an immediate vote on the first day of session yesterday (Mon), saying stakeholders need an opportunity to weigh in. Speaker Melissa Hortman said the goal is to have a bill on House floor next week, and Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy says, “I would expect in the next two to three weeks, we should take [it] up on the floor.” Governor Tim Walz indicates some compromises could be necessary but there’s “pretty unanimous agreement” that the goal is “safe students, safe schools and protections for the folks who are doing it.”

>>17 Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash with Semi in Northwest Minnesota

(Ada, MN) — A 17-year-old boy from Gary is dead after his car collided with a semi Monday evening in northwest Minnesota’s Norman County. The State Patrol says the semi caught fire in the head-on crash on Highway 200. The 76-year-old man driving the semi had minor injuries.

>>Key lawmakers noncommittal on U-of-M’s plans to buy back teaching hospitals from Fairview

(St. Paul, MN) — “Wait and see” is the stance of key players at the State Capitol about the University of Minnesota’s plans to buy back its teaching hospitals from Fairview. Governor Tim Walz says, “We are committed to working together with them. What that actual plan looks like, …I don’t know that at this time…. This was meant to be the roadmap and now we’re on that path. U-of-M leaders are also talking about a new billion-dollar state-of-the-art medical center on the Minneapolis campus, in addition to buying back the teaching hospitals. House Speaker Melissa Hortman says, “Until we get a new leader installed at the University of Minnesota and a clear and coherent vision, I’m not sure that we’re ready to move on that issue.” Three finalists for U-of-M president are visiting the five campuses this week and next. Regent Mary Davenport said she expects a decision by the end of this month.

>>Rescheduled Madonna Concert Tonight at the Xcel Energy Center

(St. Paul, MN) — Madonna is in Minnesota for a concert tonight (Tues 8:30pm) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The show was originally scheduled for July 30th but had to be cancelled when she was hospitalized with a bacterial infection. The Material Girl rescheduled several dates on her “Celebration Tour.” There are some tickets still available. Madonna was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

>>Duluth Police Ask for Public Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect

(Duluth, MN) — Duluth Police are asking the public’s help identifying an armed robbery suspect who fled a residential area early Sunday evening with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect, seen on surveillance tape, is a Black man wearing a grey face/head covering, white t-shirt, grey zip-up, white gloves, black pants, and black slip-on shoes. Any information can be submitted as an anonymous tip by texting “DPDTIP” and your tip to 847411.

>>Two Golden Gophers Going to 2024 NFL Combine

(Minneapolis, MN) — Two University of Minnesota football team players will represent the Golden Gophers in Indianapolis later this month at the 2024 NFL Combine. Defensive back Tyler Nubin and tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford will attend the week-long scouting campaign at Indiana’s Lucas Oil Stadium in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams.


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