>>MN Groups Unwelcome President Biden in Lieu of Middle-East Conflict
President Biden visits the Northstar state today (WED) weeks into the Middle East conflict, and not all Minnesotans are happy to see him. In fact, spokesperson Wyatt Miller says the state Anti-War Committee is unwelcoming the president, holding a rally outside the Minneapolis Federal Building to show their frustration with Biden’s policies on Palestine. Miller says, “In particular, we’re gonna show that a lot of his progressive base that would normally vote for him is really outraged at his refusal to even so much as call for a ceasefire.” Biden visits also just days after Minnesota 3rd District Congressman Dean Phillips announced his run as a Democratic alternative to Biden for the 2024 presidency.
>>Gas Prices in MN Continue to Drop
(Undated) – While you may dread the snow indicating winter’s arrival, gas prices are currently something to celebrate. GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan says Minnesota is seeing the lowest gas prices of the year since early April. De Haan says, “About $3.36 across the state, that’s down about 7 cents in the last week it’s also down about 40 cents from a month ago. We’ve seen prices at many stations across Minnesota now start to fall below $3 a gallon.” De Haan says he expects this trend to continue in the next few weeks as demand for gas falls in the cooler weather and we switch to cheaper, winter gasoline blends.
>>Skim Ice Beginning to Form on MN Waters
(Undated) – Skim ice is starting to form on some Minnesota lakes, ponds, and rivers. The DNR’s Lisa Dugan (Dew-gen) says, “Stay off of any ice that is forming, it’s much too early in the season to be venturing out right now.” Dugan says you need at least four inches of good solid ice before venturing out on foot.
>>Give to the Max Day 24-Hour Fundraiser
(Undated) – Organizers are gearing up for Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 16th. Minnesota’s “annual giving holiday” is a 24-hour fundraiser for nonprofits, schools, and organizations. Deputy Executive Director Jenna Ray says, “ What we say last year was tens of thousands of people from Minnesota and around the world gave more than 34 million dollars to support the work of 6,439 causes across our state and we are really proud of that number and confident that Minnesota will show up again for neighbors and friends in the non-profit space.” Ray says the first Give to the Max Day in 2009 was intended to be a one-time digital fundraising campaign, but the big event continues today thanks to the generosity of Minnesotans.
>>Timberwolves Hosting Native American Heritage Night
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting Native American Heritage Night for this evening’s game (Mon 7 p.m.) against the Denver Nuggets. The team says the event celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, and culture of the Dakota people of the Prairie Island Indian Community. Tribal members will perform their Flag Song pregame along with singers and dancers performing at halftime. Fans can also enjoy Native American dishes from the Indigenous Food Lab.