>>MPD Releases 2 Deadly Force Incident Body Camera Videos

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) released body camera videos today of two deadly force incidents, including the fatal shooting of Officer Jamal Mitchell. Mitchell responded to a report of gunfire in Minneapolis’ Whittier neighborhood on May 30th when he was shot in an “ambush” by a man he was trying to help—the suspected shooter, 35-year-old Mustafa Mohamed. 32-year-old Osman Jimale was also killed. The second video is from an incident last Wednesday in which 39-year-old Michael Ristow was shot multiple times by officers after pointing a gun at them. Ristow later died at Hennepin Healthcare.


>>FBI Identifies Killer of St. Cloud Woman, Partner as Serial Rapist

(Shenandoah National Park, VA) – After 28 years of silence, an FBI investigative team in Richmond announced Thursday they have identified the suspect that killed Julianne “Julie” Williams of St. Cloud and her partner, Laura “Lollie” Winans, in the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, in May 1996. This comes after a private lab successfully pulled DNA from evidence that matched Walter Leo Jackson Sr., a convicted serial rapist from Cleveland, Ohio, who died in prison in 2018. Virginia U.S. Attorney Christopher Kavanaugh says if he were alive today, in light of what our investigation has covered, from new forensic evidence to the information that he visited Shenandoah National Park and evidence of his other crimes,” he would authorize a federal indictment to be presented to the grand jury for two charges of first-degree murder. He adds, “After 28 years, we can now say who committed the brutal murders of Lollie Winans and Julie Williams. I want to again extend my condolences to the families and hope today’s announcement provides some measure of solace.” The couple was near the Skyland Resort on May 24th, 1996. Family members called the National Park Service after the two didn’t return home as planned, and their bodies were found on June 1st, 1996.


>>Minnesota Gopher Football Captain, NFL Player Greg Larson Dies at 84 

(Plymouth, MN) — The University of Minnesota football community is mourning the loss of 1960 team captain and All-Big Ten center Greg Larson. His family says Larson died Thursday at a senior living facility in Plymouth at age 84. The Minneapolis Roosevelt High School grad helped lead the Gophers to a national championship and a Rose Bowl berth in his senior season in 1960. Larson played 13 NFL seasons for the Giants and was center under quarterback Fran Tarkenton. Larson retired to the Brainerd Lakes area and owned a sporting goods business for many years. He’s survived by his wife, Joey, of 63 years, and four children.


>>Minnesota Job Growth Stall in May

(St. Paul, MN) — For the first time in nine months, Minnesota lost jobs. Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Matt Varilek says employers pulled back this month, causing the loss of 8,600 jobs from April to May on a seasonally adjusted basis, or a 0.3% decline, with the private sector portion of that having a decline of 9,800, or 0.4%. Varilek says job growth, particularly in certain sectors, is constrained by a lack of available workers with the necessary skills. The bulk of May’s over-the-month job decline was in the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services subsector of Professional & Business Services.


>>Missing Endangered Adult from New Brighton Found Safe

(New Brighton, MN) — A missing, endangered adult from New Brighton has been found safe. The MN BCA says 89-year-old Marcia Sager was found in Kanabec County. Sager had left her home Thursday morning for an appointment in Fridley and did not show up. She was seen on surveillance video driving her car in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Thursday night.


>>Automatic Voter Registration Stands Out in MN Election-Law Analysis

(Undated) – The Movement Advancement Project gives Minnesota a strong overall score of 24 out of 34 and a half points when it comes to voting access and election security measures, with automatic registration being among the positive checkmarks. Negative points included added requirements for returning absentee ballots. Senior Voting Policy Researcher Brian Hinckle says no matter which direction the states go, these actions are especially important when a tight presidential election is expected. He says, “In the 2020 election, there were seven states decided by less than three percentage points.” Minnesota officials say over 1,500 people have been successfully registered for automatic registration through the new system so far.


>>MN Twins Recall Pitcher Funderburk from Triple-A St. Paul

(Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) –The Minnesota Twins have recalled left-handed pitcher Kody Funderburk from Triple-A St. Paul, MN. 27-year-old Funderburk appeared in 19 games for the Twins earlier this season, going 1-0 with a 5.18 ERA, 12 walks, and 23 strikeouts. To make room for him on the club’s 26-man roster, the Twins designated right-handed pitcher Jay Jackson for release or assignment.


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