>>Walz Visits Iron Range for Opening of US Steel Plant, to Sign EMS Bill

(Keewatin, MN) — Governor Tim Walz is on the Iron Range today (Thurs), first in Keewatin (key-WAH-tin) for the grand opening of U-S Steel’s pellet-production plant (10:30am), then at a child care center, and then in Hoyt Lakes (1:15pm) to sign a bill allocating money for emergency medical services. The governor and Democrats originally proposed 16 million dollars, saying that amount was “triage” until next year’s budget session. Republicans threatened to hold up the bonding bill over it, but Democrats grabbed the initiative and agreed to 30 million dollars, 24 million in short-term emergency aid and 6 million dollars for what’s called a “sprint medic” pilot program.


>>Pedestrian Struck by Hit and Run Vehicle near Minneapolis Mosque

(Minneapolis, MN) — Police in Minneapolis say they are investigating a pedestrian hit-and-run crash Wednesday as a possible targeted, biased crime. The report says a 36-year-old man was in the parking lot of a south Minneapolis Mosque when a minivan drove at him at a high rate of speed. Officers say the man tried to run but the vehicle swerved and struck him. The victim was taken to the hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries and the van fled the scene. Investigators say the 37-year-old suspect was arrested last night.


>>Kandiyohi County Deputy Will Not Face Charges in January Death

(Willmar, MN) — A Kandiyohi County deputy will not face criminal charges in connection with a death of a Willmar man in January. Seventy-five-year-old Michael Yanacheak died after the deputy used a stun gun during an attempted eviction. Yanacheak fell and hit his head, leading the medical examiner to declare his death a homicide caused by blunt force trauma. Kandiyohi County Attorney Shane Baker confirmed this week that Corporal Riley Kampsen was justified in using his Taser and will not face any charges.


>>17-Year-Old Duluth Girl Dies from Injuries Suffered in Off-Road Vehicle Crash

(Canosia Township, MN) — The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old girl who was critically injured in a May 6th off-road vehicle crash did not survive. Deputies say Emma Malmquist died in the hospital last weekend. Investigators said four people were riding the side-by-side U-T-V when it crashed north of Hermantown. An 18-year-old woman, 23-year-old female and 27-year-old man were hurt in the crash. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and the case will be forwarded to the St. Louis County attorney for review in the coming weeks.


>>Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign Begins on Minnesota Roads

(Detroit Lakes, MN) — Law enforcement across Minnesota will be targeting unbelted and impaired drivers now through June 2nd. State Patrol Sergeant Jesse Grabow (GRAY’-boh) says we’re entering what has been dubbed the 100 deadliest days of summer, the stretch between Memorial Day and Labor Day. He says about 40 percent of our fatal crashes happen during this period and all too often, those crashes involve drunken driving, speed, distraction, and unbelted motorists.


>>Water Quality Improving in Mississippi River-St. Cloud Watershed

(St. Paul, MN) — The water quality in the Mississippi River-St. Cloud watershed is improving. A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shows eight lakes and streams in the watershed have been removed from the impaired waters list. Additionally, 17 lakes are showing some improvement in water quality, and the overall health of wildlife has improved. The M-P-C-A is accepting comments on the report through June 12th.


>>Mavericks Top Timberwolves in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves trail the Dallas Mavericks 1-0 in the Western Conference Finals after a 108-105 loss at Target Center Wednesday night. Luka Doncic scored a game-high 33 points for Dallas and Kyrie Irving had 30 in the Game 1 victory. Jaden McDaniels led the Wolves with 24, Anthony Edwards finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 16. The Mavericks outscored Minnesota 10-3 late in the fourth quarter. The Wolves need to step up their defense in Game 2 Friday night on their home court.



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