Tag Archives: Minnesota

MN Funeral Results In 30 Cases, Five Hospitalizations

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: They gathered on a summer weekend in the small northwestern Minnesota town of Lake Park to pay their respects to 78-year-old Francis Perreault and share their grief and memories of the good times. They hugged. They cried. They held hands and prayed and honored a man who was described by his daughter as “wonderful.” Yet despite …

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GOP Lawmakers To Sue MN Gov Over Mask Mandate

The Minnesota Pioneer Press reports: A group of Republican lawmakers and voters on Tuesday said it plans to bring a federal lawsuit against the Walz administration contending the governor’s mandate of face masks in public places, including polling places, violates state law and Minnesotans’ constitutional rights. A handful of voters along with the watchdog Minnesota Voters Alliance brought the action …

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Cultists Wear Swastika Masks At MN Walmart [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis StarTribune reports: Just before noon Saturday, police officers in Marshall, Minn., were called to the town’s Walmart on a report that two shoppers were wearing masks emblazoned with swastikas. Another shopper, Raphaela Mueller, the vicar of a southwest Minnesota parish, filmed the swastika-wearing man and woman as they were confronted by others in the store. Then she posted …

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Dem Minnesota Gov Issues Statewide Mask Mandate

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Gov. Tim Walz announced a statewide mandate Wednesday requiring Minnesotans to wear face masks in stores, public buildings and other places where people gather indoors, a dramatic extension of his emergency powers in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic that still appears on the upswing in many states. The new rules takes effect Saturday and would …

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Ex-Cop In Floyd Murder Seeks Dismissal Of Charges

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: The defense team for fired Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, who is charged in George Floyd’s death, has filed a motion for the charges to be dismissed. Lane’s attorney, Earl Gray, argues that there is no probable cause for the charges and that Lane “did not intentionally aid, advise, hire, counsel, or conspire with (Derek) …

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Ex-MN Cop Freed After Family Crowdfunds $750K Bail

TMZ reports: Thomas Lane, the rookie ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s murder case is out of jail after posting his $750k bail. Lane’s family was seeking donations via a website they set up to raise money for his legal defense after he and 2 other ex-cops were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder, and aiding and abetting …

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Lawyer For MN Cop: Bystanders Should Have Helped

The Insider reports: The lawyer for an officer charged in George Floyd’s fatal arrest appeared on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show Monday night to profess his client’s innocence, and earned Cuomo’s criticism for suggesting that bystanders could have intervened. Earl Gray relayed details of the arrest garnered from his client Thomas Lane’s body camera footage, which has yet to be released …

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MINNESOTA: Police Admit To Slashing Tires On Dozens Of Cars Belonging To Press, Medics, Protesters [VIDEO]

Mother Jones reports: After long nights of tear gas and rubber bullets, some protesters, news crews, and medics in Minneapolis last weekend found themselves stranded: The tires of their cars had been slashed. In a city upended by protests about police brutality after the death of George Floyd, many assumed protesters were to blame. But videos reveal a different culprit: …

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Bail Set For Killer Minneapolis Ex-Cop At $1.25 Million

Minneapolis’s NBC News affiliate reports: The former Minneapolis police officer charged with causing the death of George Floyd made his first official court appearance in the case Monday afternoon. Derek Chauvin, who was videotaped holding his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, appeared by video conference from Oak Park Heights Correctional Facility, where he is being held for …

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LIVE VIDEO: Minneapolis Memorial For George Floyd

USA Today reports: On Thursday, the focus is expected to return to the life George Floyd led when he is memorialized at Minneapolis’ North Central University, an event that will include a “national eulogy” by the Rev. Al Sharpton and a “national criminal justice system address” by Floyd family attorney Ben Crump. The tribute will continue Saturday in Raeford, North …

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Multiple Groups Sever Ties With Minneapolis Police

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday night to sever its longtime relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, adding to the list of organizations that have cut ties with the local police following the death of George Floyd at the hands of its officers. The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, museums and venues have …

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No Charges For Trucker Who Barreled At Protesters

The Insider reports: A 35-year-old truck driver accused of driving aggressively past peaceful protesters on Sunday in Minneapolis was released from jail on Tuesday. The truck driver, Bogdan Vechirko, was not charged with a crime. A statement by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said investigators were still “gathering additional information and answers to aid in the charging decision.” His arrest …

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz: Human Rights Complaint Has Been Filed Against The Minneapolis Police Department

Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports: The state of Minnesota filed a human rights complaint Tuesday against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd by an officer who pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving. Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced the filing at a news conference …

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Trucker Arrested After Barreling Towards Protesters

CBS News reports: Video captured by CBS Minnesota and a webcam shows a tanker truck apparently trying to plow through a large crowd of protesters on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis on Sunday night. Officials said the man is under arrest and was taken to a local medical center with non-life-threatening injuries. Footage shows a tanker truck approaching the throng of …

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Killer MN Cop Moved To Maximum Security Prison

Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports: The former Minneapolis Police officer who was charged in connection with the death of George Floyd has been transferred from a county jail to a maximum-security prison, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Derek Chauvin was originally taken into custody at the Ramsey County Jail; he was then taken to the Hennepin County Jail …

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Minnesota Governor Mobilizes National Guard [VIDEO]

Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports: Gov. Walz has called for the full mobilization of the Minnesota National Guard. Minneapolis Mayor Frey in a media briefing said that many protesters are from out of state. St. Paul Mayor Carter in the same media briefing said that all protesters arrested Friday night in to Saturday morning are from out of state. Gov. …

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Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Police Brutality

The Week reports: After “the horrific death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis,” the Senate Judiciary committee will conduct a hearing on police use of force, committee chair Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) announced Friday. Both he and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) “are appalled at what we saw,” and will hold the hearing to “shine a bright …

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Biden: The Very Soul Of America Is At Stake [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, described the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after police pinned his neck to the ground for several minutes, as an “act of brutality.” “Once again — the words ‘I can’t breathe.’ An act of brutality so elemental, it did more than deny one more black man …

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Minneapolis Cop And Victim Worked At Same Nightclub

Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports: A former club owner in south Minneapolis says the now-fired police officer and the black man who died in his custody this week both worked security for her club up to the end of last year. George Floyd and now-former Officer Derek Chauvin both worked security at the El Nuevo Rodeo club on Lake Street, …

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MN State Cops Arrest CNN Crew During Live Broadcast

CNN reports: CNN journalist Omar Jimenez has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers. Jimenez’s crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs. The CNN camera was also taken into custody and continued to record as the crew was …

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