>>Slain Minneapolis Police Officer Mitchell Honored on US House Floor

(Washington, DC) — There was a moment of silence on the U-S House floor Monday to honor of fallen Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell . Fifth District Congresswoman Ilhan Omar told members, “Officer Mitchell died as a hero and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his partner, mother, stepfather, siblings, and children. ” She said Officer Mitchell will be remembered for his compassion, bravery, and love of people. All of Minnesota’s House members stood alongside Omar during her remarks.


>>Family of Ricky Cobb Speaking Out after Charges Dropped Against Trooper

(Minneapolis, MN) — The family of Ricky Cobb the Second and their attorneys speak out this morning (Tues 11am) about the chief prosecutor’s decision to drop charges against State Trooper Ryan Londregan (LON-druh-gan). The news conference comes even as Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty accuses Governor Tim Walz of undermining her office due to conflict of interest involving the State Patrol. Hamline University legal expert David Schultz says at this point there’s probably no way to ascertain whether there’s been justice. Schultz says the federal government has the option of prosecuting it as a civil rights violation, as they did in the George Floyd case, but the question is, “Does the Justice Department want to step into a case that may very well be very difficult to win, even it tries to bring it also? It’s just a very, very complicated case on many different grounds.”


>>Governor Walz to Attend D-Day Anniversary in France

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will be in France this week to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day (Thurs). Walz is attending the D-Day Presidential Ceremony, where several Minnesotans will be honored. Walz stated that the individuals who participated in the Normandy landings showcased a strong dedication to our country and the values of freedom, courage, and sacrifice. Walz also plans to meet with leaders from Saint-Gobain and Cargill, two Minnesota companies with operations in France. He’s also headed to Canada to promote Minnesota as a destination for trade and business investment.


>>State Amends Fleet Farm Lawsuit for Alleged Gun Control Act Violations

(St. Paul, MN) — A federal judge is allowing the State of Minnesota to amend its lawsuit against Fleet Farm, to accuse the retailer of also violating the state’s Gun Control Act by negligently selling guns to straw purchasers, including one used in a mass shooting at a Saint Paul bar in 2021. Attorney General Keith Ellison says his office is confident in their case, but adding the additional count strengthens it and more accurately states what Fleet Farm did to break the law. Fleet Farm has not commented on these latest developments but said when the lawsuit was filed that “we comply with all applicable gun laws and devote substantial resources to training and compliance.”


>>Body of Second Missing Canoeist Found in BWCA

(Ely, MN) — St. Louis County authorities say the body of a second missing canoeist has been recovered in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). Sheriff’s deputies say 40-year-old Reis Grams of Lino Lakes was located late Monday morning west of Curtain Falls. Search crews found the body of 41-year-old Jesse Haugen of Cambridge on Friday. Investigators say two canoes went over the falls on Iron Lake May 18th and one person was badly hurt and Haugen and Grams went missing.


>>Teenager Seriously Injured in Lakeville Scooter Crash

(Lakeville, MN) — A teenage boy is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a scooter crash Monday afternoon in Lakeville. Police say the boy was crossing the street on a motorized scooter when he was struck by another vehicle. He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center. The woman driving the car wasn’t hurt.


>>Rainfall Increasing Mosquito Activity in Minnesota

(Plymouth, MN) — Mosquito numbers are above the ten-year average in Minnesota and activity continues to rise. Alex Carlson of the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District says the rain we’ve been getting leads to more hatching. He says technicians are finding dippers full of larvae, meaning those adult mosquitoes will be coming out of the water in a week or so. He expects to see pretty significant mosquito activity for at least the next couple weeks. Carlson says there’s more mosquito activity in rural and wooded areas of the state. The numbers dropped last June when drought conditions returned to Minnesota.


>>MN Judicial Branch Warns Public About Jury Scam

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Judiciary Branch is warning residents about a national scam in which individuals posing as law enforcement officers falsely claim there is a warrant for your arrest. The scam claims you’re in imminent danger of arrest for missing jury duty, designed to create panic and pressure victims into providing personal information or making immediate payments to avoid arrest. Officials say warning signs include unsolicited contact, high-pressure tactics, requests for personal information, and any demand for immediate payment. If you’re contacted, officials recommend not providing any personal information, verifying the claim, and reporting the incident.


>>MnDOT Closing Stillwater Lift Bridge for Power Cable Replacement

(Stillwater, MN) – The Stillwater Lift Bridge will be closed today (Tuesday 7am-3pm) so crews can replace an electrical power cable used to operate the lift span. MnDOT says all pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be restricted during the closure and the lift schedule is suspended. Officials says the bridge will remain in the down position and smaller boats and watercraft will be able to pass under it. The bridge will re-open and the lift span will resume normal lifts once the new cable is installed.


>>9 Minnesota Loons Called Up to National Team Duties

(Golden Valley, MN) – Nine players from Minnesota United F-C’s team are being called up for national team duties during the upcoming FIFA  international window. Goalkeeper Dayne (DANE) St. Clair and forward Tani Oluwaseyi will represent Canada in its upcoming friendlies ahead of Copa America. Kervin Arriaga and Joseph Rosales have been called up to join Honduras, while Zarek Valentin (Puerto Rico), Robin Lod (Finland), Alejandro Bran (Costa Rica), Carlos Harvey (Panama) and Teemu Pukki  (Finland) have also been selected. Copa America begins June 20th and is the oldest still-running continental football tournament.


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