>>Prosecutors In Feeding Our Future Trial To Rest Their Case This Week

(Minneapolis, MN) — The federal Feeding Our Future fraud trial will resume this week. Prosecutors will conclude their case, and the defense will begin calling witnesses to demonstrate that they provided meals to children across Minnesota. Over the past few weeks, the government has submitted hundreds of financial records and child nutrition forms as evidence, alleging that the seven defendants cheated the government out of millions of dollars. The accusations include creating shell companies, using fake children’s names, and submitting exaggerated meal claims. This high-profile trial involves 70 people facing criminal charges and is one of the largest pandemic-related fraud cases in the country, involving over $250 million.

>>Missing Bemidji Man Located Safely, Statewide Alert Cancelled

(Bemidji, MN) — The statewide missing-and-endangered person alert for a Bemidji man has been canceled. The Bemidji Police Department reports that 61-year-old Michael Stuart has been safely located. Stuart was last seen on May 8th and had not been in contact with his family. They were concerned because Stuart is a vulnerable adult with mental health disabilities. Officers did not say where he was located.

>>Representative Lislegard Won’t Seek Re-Election to Minnesota House

(Aurora, MN) — Representative Dave Lislegard (LIZ’-luh-guard) is the latest state lawmaker to announce he will not seek re-election to the Minnesota House. The D-F-Ler from Aurora says he plans to retire from the legislature at the end of the year. Lislegard has served in the House since 2019 after previously serving as the mayor of Aurora. All of the seats in the Minnesota House are up for re-election this November.

>>MDH Encourages Eligible Minnesota Families to Apply for WIC

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Department of Health is encouraging eligible Minnesota families not enrolled in the federal supplemental nutrition program for Women, infants, and children, known as WIC, to apply today. MDH spokeswoman Kate Franken says there are still about 61,000 Minnesota families who are currently not enrolled in the program:
The WIC food benefits include milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, whole grains, cereal, peanut butter, beans, and more. It also includes $26-$52 monthly for participants to buy fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables.

>> Former Champlin Day Care Provider Sentenced For Brain Injury To Six-Month-Old

(Minneapolis, MN) — A Champlin daycare provider is going to prison after she caused a brain injury to an infant in her care. Michelle Holte was recently sentenced to more than seven years behind bars in Hennepin County Court. The 59-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to first-degree assault after tossing the six-month-old into a playpen last October at her home. Holte is expected to serve close to five years behind bars, and the rest of the sentence will be on supervised release.

>>Timberwolves Game 4 Watch Party at Mall of America

(Bloomington, MN) — Minnesota Timberwolves fans are invited to a watch party at the Mall of America tonight (Tues 7pm) for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Dallas. The game will be played on a massive screen in the Rotunda. There will also be a live D-J, giveaways, and Wolves’ decor. Minnesota trails the Mavericks 3-0 in the best-of-seven series and needs a win tonight to force a Game 5 Thursday at Target Center. The team says a few playoff tickets are available for that potential game.

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