About Pioneer Press Reporting by Frederic MilloRobert Catanach, dissenting attorney Proposed elevated bike path along Summit Street, sued and requested a temporary restraining order against the City of St. Paul, alleging a violation of the state’s Data Practices Code. Cattanach, partner with Dorsey & Whitney, provides free legal advice to Save Our Street, the coalition of residents opposed to bike trail, as well as the Summit Avenue Apartment Building Preservation Society. The lawsuit was filed on his behalf. Cattanach’s 20-page lawsuit says he filed 10 separate requests for city documents, text messages, and communications under the state’s Data Practices Code, some dating back more than eight months, and The city has not yet produced the requested information. “
The militants Liz Sawyer, Andy Mannix, and Dave Orek report, “The Minneapolis City Council is preparing to vote on an agreement that would chart a new course for how the city’s police department should investigate crimes, use force against citizens and hold problem officers accountable. Minneapolis police officers no longer search a person or a vehicle just because they smell marijuana. They cannot use chemical irritants as a form of crowd control. And they can’t stop a driver for a broken tail light. The initial agreement, which was presented to council members Thursday, emerged after nearly a year of negotiations between city employees and state officials, since the Minnesota Department of Human Rights accused the Minneapolis Police Department of engaging in a pattern of illegal racist behavior.
This story From KSTP-TV“Make no mistake: the fact that one of the most powerful people in the world has been impartially investigated and indicted is testament to the truth,” wrote Rep. Ilhan Omar, who represents the 5th congressional district. We still live in a nation of laws. Nobody is above the law. This is just one of the many criminal acts for which Donald Trump is being investigated. … On the other side of the aisle, the Minnesota Republican Party issued the following statement: “It is troubling to see our judicial system being used for partisan ends. A Democratic attorney general is busy constraining time and resources to go after a political opponent rather than cracking down on lawlessness in New York — which Just experienced another year of record offense.”
a BringMeTheNews story Says, “Love is Blind,” the popular Netflix dating show where participants meet face-to-face only after getting engaged, is Casting in the Twin Cities. Kinetic Content is looking for singles (21 and over) from Minneapolis-St. Paul area to apply for an upcoming season, according to a company Instagram post.
Who is this MPR’s Paul Hutner“Mars is bent on letting out a lion-like roar. We will see a mix of high winds, rain, sleet, snow and thunder in a storm coming from the interior, with some severe storms likely in southeastern Minnesota. Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of southwest Minnesota Starting at 7 p.m. Friday night, the combination of high winds of up to 50 mph and blizzard snow will create a blizzard Friday night through early Saturday. … The biggest snow blast with this system arrives on Friday night. The precipitation will be mainly from the Twin Cities south on Friday. The precipitation is likely to change to a spell of heavy wet snow with high winds Friday evening in the Twin Cities. Heavy snow could fall for several hours Friday night into the early hours of Saturday. Snow will clear from west to east early Saturday morning.”
Jim Buchta of the Strib He says, “This may be the slowest spring in a decade for homebuilders in the Twin Cities, as rising mortgage payments push buyers to the margins.” Through March, metro-area builders withdrew 335 permits to build 406 homes and apartments, according to a monthly report from Housing First Minnesota. This included 324 single-family homes, 44% lower than last year and the lowest in March since 2012.“
He says Jacob Newman, KELO-TV In South Dakota, “The South Dakota Medical Marijuana Corporation, 605 Cannabis (605), filed suit against the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), alleging exceeding the limits and improper issuance of violations and attempts to enforce unstated rules, which have resulted in damages in excess of $1 million…. Forty-nine pages of court filings obtained by KELOLAND News show Case 605, a January 2023 inspection of its facilities, which the company alleges was improperly performed, While the business was partially closed due to a snow storm. 605 alleges that despite its limited staffing and closure, the Department of Health proceeded to inspect the facility in violation of the rule requiring inspections to be conducted during business hours.
to The New York Times Michelle Goldberg writesBut the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, which pitted moderately liberal-leaning Family Court Judge Janet Protasevich against former Trump state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, By far the most important political contest of the year. … If elected, Protasiewicz hopes to take a fresh look at the maps. She wants to reconsider Title 10, which was upheld by the state supreme court in 2014. “Since 2011, it’s just been a downward spiral to a place where our democracy is really in jeopardy,” she told me in Madison last week. This election is a unique opportunity to reverse this cycle. It could also determine whether the next presidential election is free and fair, upsetting a swing state court that came so frighteningly close to overturning the 2020 election. And if that wasn’t enough, this election will also be a referendum on abortion rights….”
that Inforum.com story saysMinnesota property tax refund and renter refund programs are now open, and officials are reminding the public File for their 2022 property tax refund before the deadline. The deadline is August 15, Special refunds may be available to homeowners who have increased 12% or more in property tax regardless of income, according to a press release from the City of Morehead. Both renters and homeowners who meet the requirements may be eligible. visit Minnesota Department of Revenue for more information.”
In MPR News, writes Craig HelmstetterThe population of Wright County, central Minnesota, has grown more than 4 percent since 2020, making it The fastest growing county in the state According to new estimates released by the US Census Bureau Thursday. The bureau’s new data shows the state’s total population has barely budged, growing 0.1 percent over the past two years. This comes from the balance of population growth in 49 of the state’s 87 counties and loss of population in the remaining 38. Like the state as a whole, the estimated population changes are relatively small, plus or less 1 percent, in the 45 counties.”