>>Craig is First Minnesota Democrat in Congress to Call for President Biden to Drop Out

(Eagan, MN) — Representative Angie Craig is the first D-F-L member of Congress from Minnesota to call on President Joe Biden to drop out of the 2024 presidential race. The 2nd District Democrat in a statement pointed to President Biden’s debate performance and the lack of a forceful response and Craig said,” I do not believe that the President can effectively campaign and win against Donald Trump.” Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips unsuccessfully ran against President Biden for the Democratic nomination early in the primary season.


>>Cooper Davis and Devin Norring Act Headed to US Senate Floor

(Washington, DC) — A bill aimed at preventing drug trafficking on social media platforms is headed to the U-S Senate floor for a vote. Senator Amy Klobuchar says social media companies aren’t doing enough to stop the illegal sale of fentanyl and other drugs. The Cooper Davis and Devin Norring Act will require them to report it to law enforcement so they can go after the cartels. Klobuchar says 19-year-old Devin Norring of Hastings bought what he what he thought was the pain-killer Percocet on Snapchat before he overdosed. Congresswoman Angie Craig introduced the bill in the U-S House last week.


>>Minnesota Lawmakers Question Facial Recognition Security at MOA

(St. Michael, MN) — The Mall of America implementing facial-recognition technology is sparking calls at the Minnesota Legislature for statewide regulations. Republican Senator Eric Lucero from Saint Michael acknowledges safety and security in high-profile areas is “100-percent something we need to take very seriously.” But Lucero says facial-recognition technology is a threat to privacy… risks abuse of data collected and data breaches… and could result in identity theft. Lucero says he “absolutely” anticipates bipartisan support in both the Senate and House issue to address the issue — as soon as in a special session if one is called.


>>Authorities ID Elk River Teens Killed in Big Lake Crash

(Big Lake, MN) — Authorities are naming the two teenagers from Elk River killed in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday in Big Lake. The Minnesota State Patrol says the driver – 17-year-old Anthony Krider – and a passenger – 17-year-old Donovan Gobel – died at the scene. A second passenger – 17-year-old Charles Walter Gabrelcik – was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Troopers say a Big Lake police officer saw the car speeding on Highway 25, turned around to make a traffic stop, and came upon the crash scene. The car had left the roadway, rolled, and struck a tree. The report says it is unknown whether alcohol was involved.


>>Near Drowning Under Investigation in Detroit Lakes

(Detroit Lakes, MN) — The Becker County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t provided an update on the medical condition of a man pulled from Little Detroit Lake on Saturday afternoon. Deputies say the 24-year-old man was swimming from shore when he went underwater. The swimmer was located a few minutes later by a citizen but was unresponsive and not breathing. Authorities said he was taken to a Detroit Lakes hospital and transferred to a Fargo area hospital. His name and current condition haven’t been released.


>>Pilot Suffers Minor Injuries in Kandiyohi County Plane Crash

(Willmar, MN) — A pilot is recovering from minor injuries suffered in a plane crash southeast of Willmar in Kandiyohi County. The sheriff’s office says the single engine plane landed on a driveway Saturday but was unable to stop and flipped over into a field. The 67-year-old pilot from Atwater was treated for minor injuries. Deputies say the F-A-A and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified about the crash.


>>Fire Destroys Starbuck Meat Locker in West Central Minnesota

(Starbuck, MN) — The Starbuck Meat Locker in west central Minnesota’s Pope County is considered a total loss after a weekend fire. Starbuck police say heavy smoke and flames were shooting from the roof of the building Saturday afternoon. Officers say crews from Glenwood and several other fire departments helped battle the large fire. The Starbuck Meat Locker was closed at the time and no injuries are reported. The State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the investigation.


>>Mayo Clinic, U of M Researchers Explore Racism in Heart Disease

(Rochester, MN) — A group of Minnesota healthcare researchers is trying to determine how racism hurts the health of Black Americans. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota recently published a framework for future studies in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. The group believes that institutional racism has led to higher rates of heart disease in Black Americans. They hope to map the ways racism is present in healthcare so providers can improve the treatment and overall health of their Black patients.


>>Minnesota Twins Walk-Off Houston Astros at Target Field

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Twins walked off the Houston Astros 3-2 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Target Field. Christian Vazquez hit the game-winning solo homer to lead off the ninth inning. The former Astros’ catcher drove in all three runs for Minnesota. The Twins open a three-game series against the White Sox tonight (Mon 7pm) in Chicago. Minnesota shortstop Carlos Correa was named a reserve for the M-L-B All-Star Game next week in Texas.




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