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Mayor asks for Minnesota attorney general to take up Daunte Wright shooting case

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Mayor Mike Elliott speaks during a press conference about the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minn. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minn., announced on Tuesday that he had asked......

Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright can’t be charged with a crime under Minnesota law, attorney says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Minnesota law may save the police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop from being charged with a crime, Civil Rights attorney David Henderson said Monday. “I think the officer should have been fired immediately because......

Brooklyn Center city manager fired following police shooting of Daunte Wright

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell The city manager of Brooklyn Center, Minn., was fired on Monday the day after the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. Mayor Mike Elliott announced Curt Boganey was relieved of his duties effectively immediately. “Effective immediately our city manager has been......

Biden calls for ‘peace and calm’ in the wake of Daunte Wright’s fatal encounter with police in Minnesota

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot Sunday afternoon by police during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. The President said that he’s been briefed on the situation and is awaiting a full investigation......

Minnesota Republicans to pitch plan to spend federal stimulus money on hard-hit industries, unemployment fund, and infrastructure

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, and Sen. Zach Duckworth, R-Lakeville, on Friday announced a package aiming to spend billions of federal dollars on hard-hit industries, filling the unemployment fund, and infrastructure plans. “These one-time funds provide......

Minnesota local media barred from police shooting press conference

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Thomas Moore Several members of the local Minnesota press were locked out of a press briefing Monday where police in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center discussed the officer-involved shooting that left 20-year-old Daunte Wright dead. The StarTribune and Minneapolis Public......

Minnesota Sports Teams Postpone Games After Shooting

New York Times
Tyler Kepner and Sopan Deb Professional baseball, basketball and hockey games in Minnesota were postponed on Monday in response to tension and unrest after a police officer shot and killed a Black man during a traffic stop north of Minneapolis. The Minnesota Twins postponed their afternoon game with the Boston......

Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves Postpone Games After Daunte Wright Shooting

TMZ
12:27 PM PT — The Minnesota Timberwolves are following the Twins’ lead — their game against the Brooklyn Nets will also be postponed, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Minnesota Twins will NOT be taking the field Monday afternoon — the team has postponed its matchup with the Boston Red......

Police say officer meant to use Taser on Minnesota shooting victim

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi The officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright did so after mistakenly pulling her gun instead of her Taser on the 20-year-old after police stopped his car, the Brooklyn Center, Minn., police chief said Monday. “It appeared to me, from the......

Live Updates: Police giving update on deadly officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis suburb

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A police officer fatally shot a man after he was pulled over in a Minneapolis suburb Sunday, leading to clashes between protesters and law enforcement. The death of the man, identified by family as Daunte Wright, and ensuing unrest came......

‘This is their blood’: Civil rights lawyer Crump fights for George Floyd’s family

Reuters
(Reuters) – As the world follows the often-emotional testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, members of Floyd’s family watch a live feed in a separate room in the courthouse. FILE PHOTO: Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump and members of......

Alex Rodriguez Near Deal to Purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves

New York Times
Marc Stein Alex Rodriguez, the former Yankees star and three-time American League most valuable player, and Marc Lore, an e-commerce billionaire who is close to Rodriguez, signed a letter of intent on Saturday to purchase the N.B.A.’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx, parties on both sides of the......

Minnesota teen Alexis Stern says gamer ex-boyfriend Adrian Fry ordered her murder on the dark web

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here “48 Hours” goes on a global manhunt to find the shadowy figure behind murder-for-hire sites in “Find Yura — Manhunt on the Dark Web,” airing Saturday, April 10 at 9/8c on CBS. Alexis Stern, 19, says when police in......

Rookie Akil Baddoo delivers walk-off hit, Detroit Tigers down Minnesota Twins in extras

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning and the potential winning run on third, Akil Baddoo walked out of the Tigers’ dugout Tuesday afternoon and headed to the on-deck circle. Robbie Grossman, who had two......

Minnesota relaxes COVID-19 restrictions on some businesses

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Starting Thursday, certain COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted statewide as a result of Gov. Tim Walz’s latest executive order. Large venues can host crowds with some guidelines. Seated indoor events such as concerts may host up to 3,000 people.......

Minnesota Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve Speaks Out Against Trans Athlete Bans

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc5OTY3MTk4MDY2OTc2MDg4/gettyimages-1228638272.jpg Cheryl Reeve Cheryl Reeve Stephen Gosling/NBAE/Getty Images As the general manager and head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, I spend a lot of time thinking about what makes a winning team. It takes more than just signing individual athletes, no matter how talented they are or how hard they......

Opening statements in Derek Chauvin trial begin Monday – here’s what you need to know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer facing murder charges in the death of George Floyd, is introduced to potential jurors during jury selection in his trial in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 15, 2021 in this courtroom sketch from a video......

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