>>Walz Hosting Capitol Signing Ceremony for Rideshare Bill

(St. Paul, MN) — Governor Tim Walz is hosting a ceremonial bill signing this morning (Tues 10:15am) at the State Capitol for the new law that lifts rideshare driver pay and mileage. The measure will take effect in January and increases driver pay to $1.28 per mile and 31 cents a minute. The new law is expected to prevent Uber and Lyft from leaving the Twin Cities and Minnesota market. The companies threatened to leave Minneapolis after the city council passed a separate ordinance with larger pay increases.


>>Severe Weather Season Hasn’t Really Begun in Minnesota

(St. Paul, MN) — Severe storms and tornadoes continue to pound the central and southern U-S, leaving two dozen people dead over Memorial Day weekend. Assistant State Climatologist Pete Boulay says we’re just getting a lot of rain in Minnesota and our severe storm season hasn’t even really begun yet. He says we’re still north of the main action at the moment and that’s pretty typical for any season. Boulay says we’ve had tornadoes in the spring, but they are more common when the jet stream shifts in June. Iowa has been getting hit by tornadoes in late April and May. There were some half- to one-inch hail reports Monday afternoon and evening in southern and southeastern Minnesota.


>>State Patrol Investigates Double Fatal Crash Near Glenwood in Pope County

(Glenwood, MN) — Authorities are still investigating a weekend crash that left two people dead near Glenwood in west central Minnesota. The State Patrol says a car driven by 39-year-old Nicholas Bergman of Oakdale collided head-on with a pickup driven by 33-year-old Isaac Carlson of Glenwood near the intersection of Highway 28 and County Road 57. Bergman and Carlson both died at the scene. The report says it is unknown whether alcohol was involved in the crash.


>>3 Minnesotans Killed in Weekend Crash in Kansas

(Council Grove, KS) — Three people from Minnesota are the victims of a deadly two vehicle crash in eastern Kansas over the Memorial Day weekend. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a pickup driven by a Kansas man was in the middle of the road when it collided head-on with an S-U-V driven by 33-year-old Troy Sabean of Roseville. Troopers say Sabean, 33-year-old Emma Porter of Roseville and 69-year-old Ann Porter of Fergus Falls were killed in the collision. Sabean’s other passengers, 68-year-old Paul M. Porter and 64-year-old Kathleen Lebarron of Edina, are hospitalized with serious injuries. The truck driver and his wife were also seriously hurt.


>>1 Dead in Memorial Day Crash in Crow Wing County

(Nisswa, MN) — A woman is dead and a teenager is critically injured after a Memorial Day crash in Crow Wing County near Nisswa. State troopers say 16-year-old Adley Belanger of Zimmerman failed to yield and pulled out in front of a truck on Highway 371. Belanger’s passenger, 35-year-old Ashley Gamm of Zimmerman, died. Another passenger, 16-year-old Braidyn Johnson of Zimmerman, was transported to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with life-threatening injuries. Belanger was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The three occupants of the pickup, including an infant girl, were not injured.


>>Cyclists Finish MN to Maine Charity Bike Ride

(Duluth, MN) — Two women completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Minnesota to Maine to raise money for charity. Britta Swanson from Duluth and her cousin, Karina, finished their ride on Saturday after Swanson’s graduation from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. They have been raising money for World Bicycle Relief, an international nonprofit that provides bikes to rural communities with limited transportation options.


>>Children’s Theatre Company Receives $1 Million Donation

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis is celebrating a large gift from a donor. The John W. Kurtich Foundation has made a one-million-dollar donation to C-T-C’s endowment to support artistic innovation and development. Artistic Director Peter Brosius (Broh’-shush) says the extraordinary gift will allow C-T-C to continue to provide classes, workshops, and other programs to serve young people and their families. The John W. Kurtich Foundation awards scholarships to students in artistic disciplines and funds non-profit organizations dedicated to building artistic skills and experiences. The Foundation has been making annual gifts to C-T-C since 2019.


>>Wolves Face Elimination in Game 4 of Western Conference Finals in Dallas

(Dallas, TX) — The Timberwolves need to win Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals tonight (Tues 7:30pm) in Dallas to continue their postseason run. The Wolves lost Game 3 at American Airlines Center 116-107 Sunday night and trail the Mavericks 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. Minnesota’s top-ranked defense has been unable to slow down Dallas scorers Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. The Timberwolves hope to become the first N-B-A team to rebound from a 3-0 deficit and win a playoff series.




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