>>> Taylor: T’Wolves, Lynx “No Longer for Sale”

(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor has announced the franchises are “no longer for sale,” following the expiration of the 90-day window for minority owners Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore to buy controlling interest. According to the purchase agreement, the pair had a 90-day window to close the sale after exercising an option to buy a majority stake from Taylor in late 2023. Earlier this month, Axios reported a private equity plan by Rodriguez and Lore to fund the remainder of the purchase was denied by the NBA’s Board of Governors. Rodriguez and Lore will remain minority owners with a 40% stake.

>>LA Times Journalists to Settle Case Against MSP For $1.2M

(Los Angeles, CA) — Two journalists allegedly attacked by Minnesota State Patrol troopers in 2020 have decided to settle their lawsuit against the state.  The Los Angeles Times reports the two journalists have agreed to a one-point-two-million-dollar settlement.  The two women were covering the response to George Floyd’s murder when troopers reportedly backed them against a wall and began firing pepper spray and other projectiles at them.  One million dollars of the settlement will go to legal fees, while the journalists will split the remaining 200 thousand.

>>2 People Found Dead of Gunshot Wounds in a Vehicle in Blaine

(Blaine, MN) — Anoka County authorities are investigating the deaths of two people in Blaine.  Officers received a report of two people unconscious in a vehicle in a parking lot Wednesday afternoon.  They say a man and woman were both found dead with suspected gunshot wounds.  Investigators say they are not looking for any suspects, and there’s no threat to the community.  The medical examiner is expected to identify the man and woman.

>>MN AG Ellison Urges Glock to Preserve Evidence Related to Firearm-to-Machine-Gun Conversion

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined 13 other attorneys general in urging Glock Inc. to preserve all evidence related to its line of pistols capable of being converted into illegal machine guns with the addition of an auto sear. This request follows a lawsuit filed against Glock by the City of Chicago, alleging that the company has been aware of the ease of conversion, making its pistols a “preferred choice for criminals in Chicago.” The lawsuit asserts that Glock switches enable pistols to fire at rates of up to 1,200 rounds per minute, comparable to or exceeding the firing rate of many fully automatic firearms and machine guns used by the United States military.

>>Gopher Men’s Hockey Plays Nebraska-Omaha in NCAA Sioux Falls Regional

(Sioux Falls, SD) — The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team plays Nebraska-Omaha tonight (Thurs 7:30 pm) in the N-C-A-A Tournament in South Dakota.  Boston University and R-I-T face off at 4 pm today in the first Sioux Falls Regional game. The winners of each game will meet Saturday night with a chance to advance to the Frozen Four at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.  The Golden Gophers beat Boston U in the 2023 Frozen Four semifinal before falling to Quinnipiac (KWINN’-uh-pee-ack) in the national championship game in Tampa, Florida.

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