The financial future of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is now in the hands of a federal judge. There are currently two different bankruptcy plans under consideration. The first was crafted by lawyers for the archdiocese and rejected by the group of sex abuse survivors. The second proposal was submitted by attorneys for the survivors. The major difference between the plans is the amount of money accessible to survivors. No date was given for the next court hearing.
The death of Savannah Greywind was due to homicidal violence. That’s the word from an autopsy performed on the 22-year old whose body was found wrapped in plastic in the Red River near Moorhead. William Hoehn and Brooke Crews face several charges including murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. Another vigil was held last night in Grand Forks for Greywind.
Several staff members of the Twin Cities-based Animal Humane Society staff will soon head to the storm-battered Gulf Coast. The team includes veterinarians to work with injured and traumatized animals rescued from the floods.
It’s day two of a two-day tour that Minnesota House lawmakers are on in southwest Minnesota to find out more about projects vying for state bonding dollars. Committee Chairman Dean Urdahl from Grove City says there are about three billion dollars worth of requests being made throughout the state. It’s not clear yet how much will be spent on bonding next session. The bi-partisan committee is set to visit Minnesota State-Mankato, the Windom Wastewater Treatment Facility, the Minnesota West Campus in Jackson and several sites in Albert Lea.
Officials have officially declared the latest measles outbreak over, but efforts to prevent another outbreak in the future remain ongoing. The Minnesota Health Department’s Kris Ehresmann says the key is keeping vaccination rates up. 79 cases of measles were reported in the state’s most recent outbreak, which began in April, and was officially declared over late last week.
This is Day Seven of the Minnesota State Fair. It is Read and Ride Day, featuring various shows and events put on by Minnesota libraries. Tanya Tucker sings tonight at the Leinie Bandshell while it’s Pentatonix at the Grandstand.