>>No Deal on a State Bonding Bill

(St. Paul, MN) — Democrats and Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature couldn’t get a deal on a bonding bill for state public works projects before last night’s (Sun) midnight deadline. Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson said earlier in the day that Republicans genuinely wanted a bonding bill and have been “Working all session to get to that point, and the games that have been played lately in this chamber are unbelievable.”
Democrats tried to pass a much smaller bill that would have used cash from the budget surplus but ran out of time on that.

>>St. Louis County Authorities ID Canoeists Missing in BWCA

(Ely, MN) — The search continues for two missing canoeists today (Mon) in the Boundary Waters Canoa Area north of Ely. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Jesse Haugen of Cambridge and 40-year-old Reis Grams of Lino Lakes were in canoes that went over Curtain Falls on Iron Lake on Saturday night. Deputies say 47-year-old Kyle Sellers of Ham Lake was located early Sunday and airlifted to a Duluth hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officials say rapid water conditions are making the search difficult today, and they are utilizing drones.

>>Teen Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash In Rochester

(Rochester, MN) — Rochester police are investigating a three-vehicle weekend crash that killed a high school senior. A state trooper’s vehicle was also involved. The collision happened Saturday evening near the Apache Mall. Eighteen-year-old Olivia Flores, a senior at Owatonna High School, was killed in the crash. Six others were treated for their injuries.

>>Minnesota Janitorial Company To Close After Losing Target Contract

(Minneapolis, MN) — Seventy-five Minnesota employees will lose their jobs after Target ended its contract with a large janitorial company. Major Metro has informed the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that it will cease operations in the state on June 1st. The layoff will affect employees at 17 Target stores. The company stated that it is uncertain whether Target’s new vendor will retain the employees who are being laid off.

>>Minnesota Candidate Filing Period To Open Tomorrow

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota’s filing window for state, county, and municipal elections will open tomorrow. Candidates for U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senator, state representative, and open judicial positions can file with the Secretary of State or the county auditor where they live. Other candidates must file with their county auditor, municipal clerk, or school district clerk. The filing window will close on June 4th.

>>Timberwolves Playoff Tickets on Sale at Noon

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves announced tickets for the Western Conference Finals of Timberwolves playoffs will go on sale at noon today. Minnesota will host the best-of-seven series against the Dallas Mavericks, marking just the second time in franchise history (2004) the organization has advanced to the Western Conference Finals. Tickets for Games 1, 2, and 5 at Target Center are available at www.timberwolves.com/tickets or by calling 612-673-1234.

The home games in the series are:
Game 1: Wednesday, May 22, tipoff 7:30 p.m. CT
Game 2: Friday, May 24, tipoff 7:30 p.m. CT
Game 5*: Thursday, May 30, tipoff 7:30 p.m. CT (if necessary)

Fans can immediately access choice seats at the best price for all home playoff games by securing a Full or Half-season 2024-25 membership. Visit www.timberwolves.com/tickets or call 612-673-1234.

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