>>Teen Found Dead at Willmar Juvenile Care Facility 

(Willmar, MN) — A 13-year-old boy was found dead at a Willmar Juvenile Care Facility Monday. Willmar Police say officers responded to the facility around 7:50 a.m. on a report of an unresponsive person. Life-saving measures were taken, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The Minnesota BCA is investigating due to the death happening in a state-licensed facility. Officials say there is currently no indication of trauma or violent death.


>>Stormy Weather to Continue in MN Through Early July

(St. Paul, MN) – Stormy weather is forecast for parts of the Upper Midwest through early July. DNR senior climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld says the Climate Prediction Center indicates the next two weeks will remain active, but possibly not as active as it has been. Blumenfeld says longer-term forecasts are less certain, as “we’re really close to the storm track right now, the jet stream, and the convergence of all the big weather systems. And as long as we’re near that, you’d expect a lot of active weather in the region, a lot of rain, and a lot of thunderstorms.” Blumenfeld says if the jet stream surges north into Canada, it should result in warm, dry conditions for the Upper Midwest.


>>New Ulm Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Motorcycle Crash 

(New Ulm, MN) — A motorcyclist from New Ulm is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a crash late last night on Highway 14 in Nicollet County. The Minnesota State Patrol says 44-year-old Andrew Fritsche was riding in Courtland Township when he lost control and crashed. Troopers say Fritsche was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with serious injuries. The report says he was not wearing a helmet and that alcohol wasn’t involved.


>>Teens Arrested in Connection with Robbery, Assault of 75-Year-Old in Duluth

(Duluth, MN) – Two teenage boys are under arrest in connection with the assault and robbery of a 75-year-old man in the DECC parking lot in Duluth. Police say the 14- and 16-year-old suspects are in the Arrowhead Juvenile Center pending aiding and abetting first-degree aggravated robbery and third-degree riot charges. Officers say the victim reported being assaulted and robbed by three juveniles and suffered minor injuries Monday evening. The man’s backpack hasn’t been located.


>>Duluth Youth Hockey Camp Launches Adam Johnson Memorial Scholarship

(Duluth, MN) – Bulldog Hockey Camp LLC, a youth summer program in Duluth, has introduced the Adam Johnson Memorial Scholarship to remember the former NHL Penguins player from Hibbing. Camp Director Christian Koelling says Johnson’s family reached out to him with the desire to do something connected to the hockey camp he visited year after year. Koelling says, “He had such a love of coming to the camp, and it was such a good experience for him; through that, the scholarship was born to hopefully continue to honor Adam and keep his memory alive.” Koelling says the scholarship will pay the $500 enrollment fee for a youth player to be able to attend the weeklong camp who wouldn’t have otherwise. 29-year-old Johnson died from a skate cut to the neck last October while playing for the Nottingham Panthers in England.


>>Six Minnesota Businesses Get Grants From USDA

(Washington, D.C.) – Several Minnesota businesses have received financial assistance from the USDA. The agency recently granted $50 million in Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection funds, with nearly $2 million allocated to six businesses in Minnesota. Olson Custom Farms in Hendricks received the largest award of $600,000 to supplement worker pay and benefits. Spring Valley Farms in Morris and Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables in Rushford also received grants of $400,000 each.


>>MNAFC Plays Milwaukee Bavarian United at TCO Stadium

(Eagan, MN) – Minnesota Aurora FC, the Aurora pre-professional women’s soccer team from Eagan, faces Milwaukee Bavarian United tonight at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Performance Center (TCO Stadium). Aurora currently sits atop the Heartland division standings, having won four games in a row. If MNAFC wins each of its final three matches, it will secure its place in its third straight United Soccer League Women’s Division Playoffs. Minnesota beat Bavarian 5-1 in Eagan last season.


>>Using Vacation to Prevent Burnout, Psychologically Detach from Work

(Minneapolis, MN) – Regardless of how healthy your workplace is, research from Pew shows that about 61% of workers say it’s extremely important to them to have a job that offers paid time off for vacations or other routine appointments; otherwise, it’s a time to get away and de-stress. UMN Associate Professor Carrie Oeleberger says one way to make sure you’re setting proper work boundaries while on vacation is by forming micro-communities that align with your values: “For example, don’t check emails from work while we’re on vacation, and celebrate that with each other even if that’s something that’s not something being celebrated in your broader work environment.” Oeleberger says preventing burnout goes beyond self-care activities or products; it requires a systematic rethinking of how we develop supportive policies and organizational cultures.


>>Sun Country Expands Partnership with Amazon

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines, has extended its contract with Amazon to provide air transportation services through 2030. The agreement includes options to extend the terms through 2037. As part of the deal, Sun Country will add up to eight Boeing 737-800 cargo planes to its fleet, increasing the total number of cargo planes from 12 to 20. The expansion aims to support the transportation of packages for Amazon.


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