>>Congressman Phillips Receives 20 Percent in New Hampshire Primary
(Manchester, NH) — Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips is celebrating a second place finish in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. Phillips received nearly 21 thousand votes in Tuesday’s contest which is 19-point-eight percent support. President Joe Biden was not on the ballot in that state but won the New Hampshire primary with 51-and-a-half percent support thanks to write-in ballots. Phillips told supporters, “this country deserves options,” and vowed to continue his longshot campaign for the Democratic nomination. Ex-President Trump topped former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley 54 to 43 percent in New Hampshire’s Republican primary.
>>Democrat Schultz Launches Campaign for 8th District US House Seat
(Duluth, MN) — It could be a rematch in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, with Democrat Jen Schultz announcing Tuesday afternoon in Duluth that she’ll challenge Republican Congressman Pete Stauber for second time. Schultz says Stauber passed two bills in five years — one to name a building and the other to create a task force. Schultz said, “We do have… a long history of strong representatives in Congress, like John Blatnik, Jim Oberstar, Rick Nolan. And their accomplishments fill books. Stauber’s fit on a Post-It note.” Stauber wasn’t immediately available to respond. He beat Schultz by about 15 points in 2022.
>>Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Suspected in Death of MN Ice Fisherman
(White Earth, MN) — Authorities in northwestern Minnesota believe that an ice fisherman died of carbon monoxide poisoning on Norcross Lake. The White Earth Police Department says 37-year-old Nathan Ray of Borup was found unresponsive in a fish house Saturday and died at the scene. Officers are reminding anglers to have a carbon monoxide detector in their ice shelter and keep vents clear.
>>Investigation Continues into Crash That Killed 5-Year-old in Lake Elmo
(Lake Elmo, MN) — The Minnesota State Patrol continues to investigate a crash on Highway 36 in Lake Elmo that killed a five-year-old girl. A state trooper issued a search warrant Tuesday to get the blood from the S-U-V driver who rear-ended the victim’s vehicle on Saturday night. The man’s blood is being tested at Regions Hospital. Authorities suspect the man was intoxicated and the family of five-year-old Morgan Peterson said on a Go Fund Me page that she was killed by a drunken driver. The report said the car driven by Peterson’s dad was stalled when it was rear-ended by a vehicle at highway speeds.
>>Frontman for Minneapolis Band Semisonic Up for Best Song Oscar
f(Minneapolis, MN) — Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson of Minneapolis is nominated for an Oscar. Wilson’s song “It Never Went Away,” co-written with Jon Batiste and written for the documentary “American Symphony,” will be going up against songs from the movies “Barbie,” “Flamin’ Hot,” and “Killers of the Flower Moon” in the Best Song category. Former Minnesota winners of the same category include Bob Dylan’s “Things Have Changed” and Prince’s “Purple Rain.”
>>Taste of Minnesota Returns to Downtown Minneapolis This Summer
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Taste of Minnesota is returning to downtown Minneapolis this summer. Organizers are promising “an expanded footprint, bringing you more fun, more art, more music, more food, and more entertainment.” The festival will take place on the Nicollet Mall July 6th and 7th. Last year’s return of the event to Minneapolis was the first in eight years. Taste of Minnesota was held for years at the Minnesota State Capitol. Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern is the food ambassador for the event.
>>Joe Mauer Gets Emotional Call from National Baseball Hall of Fame
(St. Paul, MN) — Twins legend Joe Mauer says it was very emotional getting the call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Mauer said his election is an “individual award,” but there’s so many people he needs to thank for helping him get there. He told M-L-B Network, “You know and that’s why it gets emotional…you know my dad and my grandpa I lost them, the dad the past year and my grandpa a couple years ago. ” Forty-year-old Mauer will be the youngest member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame when he’s inducted in Cooperstown, New York this July. Mauer joins Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield and Jack Morris as the fourth player from St. Paul to be elected.