>>Walz and group of fellow Democratic governors meeting with President Biden after Thursday’s disastrous debate

(Washington, DC) — A group of Democratic governors, including Minnesota’s Tim Walz, meet with President Biden at the White House this evening (530pm CT) following a debate that many say was disastrous for the president. Walz, who chairs the Democratic Governors Association, says in a statement that they are “proud to be some of the president’s closest partners and allies on the campaign trail.” N-B-C News reports a source says the governors back Biden and “want to hear from the president and offer key insights from their states as allies.” Republican U-S Senate hopeful Joe Fraser says there’s been “one week of silence” from incumbent Senator Amy Klobuchar, whom he calls a “puppet for [a]Democratic machine behind a president who they’ve just propped up next to the podium.” Klobuchar’s campaign hasn’t responded.

>>Leaked confidential poll: Minnesota toss-up state in presidential race, Harris or Whitmer do better than Biden

(Undated) — A leaked memo from a confidential poll shows President Joe Biden’s support has started to drop in key battleground states and is putting previously noncompetitive states in play for former President Donald Trump. Carleton College analyst Steven Schier says the OpenLabs poll indicates Minnesota is a toss-up state, and concludes that either Vice President Kamala Harris or Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer would do better than Biden in a match-up against Trump. Schier says, “Putting a generic Democrat in the survey instead of Joe Biden actually helps the Democrats, which indicates that Biden is not functioning as well as their lead candidate as he should.” In the survey, 40 percent of those who voted for Biden in 2020 said they now believe the president should end his campaign — a 15 percent jump since May.  Schier cautions additional poll data is needed to determine if it’s a broad trend.

>>>Twins announce updated start time for July 4 game

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Twins are moving up the start time for Thursday’s Independence Day clash with Detroit, which is now set for a 12:10 P-M first pitch. The team cites high probability of inclement weather. Minnesota won the series opener at Target Field, 5-3, Tuesday night and have won 5 of their last 6 games.

>>Minnesota Twins place slugger Royce Lewis on 10-day injured list

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Twins are putting third baseman Royce Lewis on the 10-day injured list with right abductor strain. Lewis left Tuesday’s night win over the Tigers after feeling tightness in his groin. The Twins slugger missed 58 games earlier this season with a partially torn quadricep. Lewis is hitting .292 with 10 home runs and 18 R-B-Is in 24 games. The team is calling up Brooks Lee from the St. Paul Saints to fill his roster spot. The Twins and Tigers play again tonight (Wed 7pm) at Target Field.

>>Authorities ID body found at fire scene near St. Cloud Tech High School

(St. Cloud, MN) — Authorities say the body found near St. Cloud Tech High School late Monday morning is that of 26-year-old Mohamed Mustaf Mohamud of St. Cloud. Firefighters discovered his body while responding to a small grass fire. The St. Cloud Police Department says Mohamud died as a result of the fire and no foul play is suspected.

>>Possible Drowning at Afton State Park

(Afton, MN) — A possible drowning near the campgrounds at Afton State Park Beach in the southeast metro. The Washington County Sheriff’s office says a 27-year-old Minneapolis man was swimming 20-to-30 feet offshore this morning in roughly 12 feet of water when witnesses lost sight of him. A dive and rescue team located the man in about 18 feet of water and he was transported to Regions Hospital where his condition remains unavailable. His name is being withheld pending notification of family.


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