>>Memorial for Fallen MPD Officer Mitchell Set for Tuesday in Maple Grove

(Minneapolis, MN) — A public memorial for Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell is scheduled for next Tuesday (6/11) at 11am at Maple Grove High School, with details expected over the next few days. Thirty-six-year-old Mitchell was fatally shot just over a week ago while attempting to assist a person he believed was wounded, when investigators say the suspect “ambushed” him. Mitchell’s fiancée in a statement issued by the police department says “our family is completely devastated…. Jamal was our whole world” and “his greatest joys in life were his children.” Tori Myslajek says, “On behalf of our family and from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank our friends, neighbors, loved ones and the entire community for the continued support.”


>>Jury Deliberations Continue in Feeding Our Future Federal Fraud Trial

(Minneapolis, MN) — There’s still no verdict in the Feeding Our Future federal fraud trial following three days of jury deliberations. The jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case Thursday. The first seven defendants are on trial for their roles in the 250-million-dollar scheme to defraud the federal Child Nutrition program. Prosecutors allege they used funds intended to feed children during the COVID-19 pandemic on cars, luxury items, and properties. The F-B-I is investigating a potential bribery scheme in which a juror was offered 120 thousand dollars in cash to acquit the defendants. Two jurors have been dismissed this week.


>>Morrison Resigns from Minnesota Senate to Focus on Congressional Run

(Deephaven, MN) — Kelly Morrison, a Democrat from Deephaven in the west metro, says she’s resigning from the Minnesota Senate to focus full-time on her campaign for the 3rd District U-S House seat currently held by Congressman Dean Phillips. Morrison stepping down means until there’s a special election — on the same day as the November general election — and the state Senate is now tied at 33 Democrats and 33 Republicans. But it’s not expected the Minnesota Legislature will be back in session until next January, unless some unusual circumstance prompts Governor Tim Walz to call a special session. Analysts say Republicans will target Morrison’s seat in an attempt to take control of the state Senate this fall, although Democrats won that district by 13 percent in 2022.


>>North Dakota Fisherman Dies Falling into Lake in Northern Minnesota

(Nevis Township, MN) — A fisherman from North Dakota is the victim of an apparent drowning on a lake in northern Minnesota’s Hubbard County last week. The sheriff’s office says a man from Boston was fishing with his father – 75-year-old William Delmore of Bismarck – and went inside to use a bathroom at Starlight Bay Resort. Deputies say the man came back and found his father face down in the water. He and another person pulled Delmore out of the lake to the beach where first responders gave him first aid but he died at the scene. The incident happened last Thursday on 8th Crow Wing Lake in Nevis Township.


>>Police Looking for Suspects in Dozens of Car Break-ins in Northeast Minneapolis

(Minneapolis, MN) — Police are looking for as many as four suspects who drove around Minneapolis neighborhoods last week in a stolen S-U-V, smashing windows of more than 40 vehicles and stealing money, I-Ds and cellphones. The white Jeep Gladiator with an Alabama plate was later found abandoned in south Minneapolis. It appears most of the break-ins were in northeast Minneapolis at a U-P-S service center and the Embossing Plus/Lasercut Plus printing company. Police say over a hundred vehicles also may have been damaged in the U-of-M area.


>>World’s Largest Rubber Duck appears in Princeton this Weekend

(Princeton, MN) — The “World’s Largest Rubber Duck” is in Princeton this weekend for the Rum River Festival. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Young says she is known as Mama Duck and is more than six stories or 61-feet high. This is just her second appearance in Minnesota. Her 10-foot baby duck, Timmy, often comes along with her. Mama Duck will be on display in downtown Princeton today (Fri) through Sunday. It is free to see the rubber duck and take photos with her. The festival features more than 50 vendors, food trucks and live music.


>>Minnesota Twins Swept by Yankees in the Bronx

(New York, NY) — The Minnesota Twins are in Pittsburgh tonight (Fri 5:40 pm) to face the Pirates after getting swept in New York. The Yankees beat the Twins 8-5 Thursday night in the series finale. Starting pitcher Pablo Lopez was roughed up for seven runs and walked six batters in four innings of work. Christian Vazquez and Carlos Correa both homered for Minnesota. in the loss. The Yankees are 6-0 against the Twins this season.


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