>>Top GOP lawmakers asking Gov. Walz to veto massive bill Dems pushed through in closing minutes of session

(St. Paul, MN) — Republican leaders of the Minnesota House and Senate have written Governor Tim Walz, asking him to veto a massive 14-hundred-page bill that Democrats rammed through in the closing minutes of the legislative session. They argue inclusion of measures ranging from taxes to health care, to agriculture to gun laws violates the state constitution’s requirement for single-subject bills. House Speaker, Democratic Melissa Hortman said Republicans “knew exactly what was in the bills. They also knew exactly what they were doing when they spoke for hours and hours… and… didn’t talk about the bills at all.” The last-minute move prompted a melee on the Senate and House floors. Republicans say Walz signing the legislation “would signal to Minnesotans that you explicitly endorse the outrageous and unprecedented breach of process that put the bill on your desk.” The Governor’s Office hasn’t commented.

>>MPD Investigates Fatal Shooting as Homicide

(Minneapolis, MN) — A Minneapolis woman died early this morning at HCMC, about two days after she drove herself and her two-year-old son to the hospital after they were both severely injured by gunfire in a south Minneapolis alley. The child of 35-year-old Lilian Polacin Perez is expected to survive. The two reportedly were shot while sitting in their car Sunday night and police say the boy was hit in the face. Police say no arrests have been made and they’re urging anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers.

>>Walz proclaims “Wolves Back Day” as conference championship contest begins

(Minneapolis, MN) — Ahead of tonight’s first game in the Western Conference Finals at Minneapolis’s Target Center, Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed today (WED) “Wolves Back Day” across Minnesota to celebrate the Timberwolves NBA playoff run. The governor says at 7:30 p.m. tonight, “All eyes will be North as the Timberwolves bring conference championship basketball to Minnesota again.” The Timberwolves play the Dallas Mavericks after beating the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets 4-to-3.

>>Tornado cleanup under way in Rollingstone

(Rollingstone, MN) — Residents of Rollingstone are cleaning up after a confirmed tornado touched down early Tuesday evening in that southeast Minnesota community near Winona. Homes and outbuildings along Highway 248 sustained damage from wind and downed trees, and many residents lost power. A barn on John Guenther’s property was leveled and he says, “We lost a lot of trees, a lot of limbs. Got some damage to our house.” It was the second day in a row for a confirmed tornado in southeast Minnesota. Severe thunderstorms caused flash flooding in some areas of northern Iowa, but the National Weather Service says most rivers in southeast Minnesota remain below flood stage.

>>Duluth National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing Deploying Overseas

(Duluth, MN) — The Minnesota National Guard’s 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth will be deploying personnel and aircraft overseas this summer, though they cannot say where or for how long. The “Bulldogs” of the 148th unit of over 1,000 airmen fly the Block 50 F-16CM Fighting Falcon, the newest and considered the most capable F-16 in the U.S. Air Force Fleet. The unit has previously been deployed overseas, most recently in 2022 to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.


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