>>Walz and Minnesota Delegation Promoting State in Toronto, Ontario

(Toronto, ON) — Governor Tim Walz and a state delegation are in Toronto today (Mon) promoting Minnesota as a destination for trade and visiting with Canadian government officials. Walz is meeting with representatives of Greenfield Global this morning which has an ethanol manufacturing facility in Winnebago. The governor is attending a luncheon promoting in-bound foreign direct investment in Minnesota. He’s also meeting with Ambassador of the U-S to Canada David L. Cohen and the Ambassador of Canada to the U-S Kirsten Hillman.


>>Senator Klobuchar’s Economic Tour of Southwest Minnesota

(Minneapolis, MN) — U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar continues visiting with local leaders and businesses in southwestern Minnesota today (MON) to discuss infrastructure and economic development priorities. Part of Klobuchar’s annual 87-county tour, she visited Pipestone and Currie Sunday and plans to visit Luverne, Worthington, and Windom today. Klobuchar says, “Whether it’s increasing access to affordable childcare, strengthening our workforce, or expanding broadband access,” she’s working to ensure rural Minnesota communities thrive.


>>2nd Man Shot in Minneapolis Apartment Before Officer Mitchell Killing Dies in Hospital

(Minneapolis, MN) — Authorities say a man gravely injured in a May 30th shooting in south Minneapolis just before Officer Jamal Mitchell was killed did not survive. The Hennepin County medical examiner says 36-year-old Mohamed Aden of Columbia Heights died late Friday in the hospital. Police said 32-year-old Osman Jimale was also killed in the shooting in the same apartment. Investigators say Officer Mitchell was providing medical assistance to two people he believed were wounded in that shooting when 35-year-old Mustafa Mohamed shot him multiple times. There’s a public memorial for Officer Mitchell Tuesday at Maple Grove High School.


>>Community Meeting in Minneapolis on Burned-out 3rd Police Precinct Site

(Minneapolis, MN) — There’s a community meeting tonight (Mon 530-730pm) in Minneapolis on plans to redevelop the site of the burned-out former Third Precinct police station which was destroyed during riots after the murder of George Floyd. City officials are proposing a new “democracy center” at that location, housing the Elections and Voter Services office which is currently leasing space in northeast Minneapolis. They say the office would be more centrally located for voters: on a number of transit lines, walkable and bicycle-friendly and with ample free parking. Officials also plan what they term a large space for community use. In November, the Minneapolis City Council approved construction of a new Community Safety Center, including M-P-D Third Precinct headquarters, a few blocks north of the burned-out site. Cost was estimated at 14 million dollars and officers were expected to be in place within a year.


>>Fravel’s Attorneys File Another Motion to Move Trial from Winona County

(Winona, MN) — Attorneys for Adam Fravel are again asking the judge to move his murder trial out of Winona County. Fravel is charged with first-degree murder for the March 2023 killing of Madeline Kingsbury, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his two children. His lawyers filed a nine-page document Friday for a change of venue, saying he cannot get a fair trial in Winona County due to extensive media coverage in the area. Kingsbury’s remains were found one year ago June 7th. Fravel’s defense team also filed a motion for a change of venue in January. State prosecutors requested the trial remain in Winona County.


>>Attempted Murder Suspect Apprehended in Otter Tail County

(Dalton, MN) — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office say a man suspected of stealing a vehicle at knifepoint is in custody. Deputies were asking the public to be on the lookout for an attempted homicide suspect Saturday morning in the Dalton area. There was an extensive ground and air search for the man considered armed and dangerous and residents were asked to shelter in place. Authorities say the suspect was later apprehended but haven’t release any other information about the incident.


>>Public Meetings in Southeast Minnesota on Nitrates in Drinking Water

(Stewartville, MN) — The state Health Department has public meetings this week (Wed) in southeast Minnesota to let owners of private wells know what’s being done to address concerns about nitrates in drinking water, which can cause possibly fatal Blue Baby Syndrome. The department’s Tannie Eshenaur (ESH-en-OW-er) says community water systems are tested regularly, and any well drilled after 1974 was initially tested for nitrates, bacteria and arsenic, but after the well is completed, any further testing depends on the initiative of that private well owner. There’s a public briefing Wednesday night (6/12, 5-8pm) in Stewartville, June 26th in Rushford and the 27th in Mazeppa. There’s also a virtual meeting June 20th.


>>Department of Commerce Reports 5800 Minnesotans Applied for E-V Rebate

(St. Paul, MN) — State officials say nearly six-thousand Minnesotans have applied for a rebate on electric vehicle purchases. The Minnesota Department of Commerce has received around 58-hundred applications since the program opened in February. More than two-thousand rebate checks have been issued so far, and officials think most applicants who meet eligibility standards will eventually receive some money. The program offers reimbursement of up to 25-hundred dollars for new E-V purchases and 600 dollars for used E-Vs.


>>I-35 Pavement Work Begins Between Willow River, Sturgeon Lake

(Willow River, MN) — If you’re heading up north mid-week, be aware that MN-DOT is doing pavement preservation work today (Mon) through Friday on a stretch of I-35 between Willow River and Sturgeon Lake. Both directions are affected, and motorists can expect daytime lane closures. There’s also longer-term road work at two places on I-35 between the Twin Cities and Duluth: Traffic is single-lane each direction, head-to-head, around Hinckley, and also just south of the junction with Highway 210 near Black Bear Casino in Carlton County.


>>Minnesota Hosting 2024 PWHL Draft after Firing GM Darwitz

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota is hosting the 2024 Professional Women’s Hockey League (P-W-H-L) Draft tonight (Mon 6pm), three days after the firing of General Manager Natalie Darwitz. University of Minnesota All-American Taylor Heise  was selected first overall last year, and former G-M Darwitz called the pick a “no-brainer” when they won the inaugural P-W-H-L championship. New York has the top pick this year and Minnesota will make the third overall selection. League officials say there is no immediate timeline for the naming of the next P-W-H-L Minnesota general manager but haven’t said why they parted ways with Darwitz. Minnesota coach Ken Klee and other staff will make the team’s draft picks tonight.




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