Tag: Minnesota

Providence Officials Approve Overdose Prevention Center

More than two years ago, Rhode Island became the first state in the nation to authorize overdose prevention centers, facilities where people would be allowed to use illicit drugs under professional supervision. On Thursday, the Providence City Council approved the establishment of what will be the state’s first so-called safe injection site. Minnesota is the […]

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It’s 50 Degrees in Minneapolis. Goodbye, Ice Shanties.

It’s not every art installation that instructs visitors to take small steps like a penguin. Then again, there’s nothing quite like the Art Shanty Projects, in which intrepid Minnesota artists in insulated jumpsuits and ice cleats annually recreate traditional ice fishing huts, called shanties, in their own eccentric style on a frozen lake in Minneapolis. […]

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George Floyd Criminologist: Minnesota Cop Accused Of Murdering Ricky Cobb Didn’t Follow Police Protocol

NewsOne Featured Video Minnesota State Patrol Colonel Matt Langer stands by as bodycam and dash cam footage of the police shooting death of Ricky Cobb II plays at a press conference on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, in St. Paul, Minnesota. | Source: Star Tribune via Getty Images / Getty The police officer accused of murdering […]

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‘First Step Toward Closure’: Ricky Cobb’s Mother Rips Minnesota Cop Charged With Murdering Son

NewsOne Featured Video Source: CBS / CBS The Minnesota cop who shot and killed Black motorist Ricky Cobb II during a 2023 traffic stop has finally been charged.  According to CBS News, Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Ryan Londregan was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, first-degree assault and second-degree manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Ricky […]

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Even if They Didn’t Apply, Some Students Get College Admission Offers

Some high school seniors have already received offers of admission to college for the next academic year — even though they didn’t formally apply. Under so-called direct admissions programs increasingly being tried by states, colleges and third-party services, seniors who meet minimum academic qualifications are receiving unsolicited notifications of admission. Once they are identified as […]

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A Record-Breaking Warm, Snowless Winter Confounds Midwesterners

Lucy Wallace, a recent transplant from San Diego, had been warned about the bone-chilling winters of her new hometown, Minneapolis. She bought a $900 winter coat, two pairs of boots and metal spikes to make her running shoes usable on icy sidewalks. So she was at once befuddled and relieved by the record-breaking warm temperatures […]

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St. Paul’s All-female City Council is also Young and Racially diverse

When all the ballots were tallied on Friday, St. Paul, Minnesota, voters had done something remarkable: They had elected the first all-female council in the city’s history. Small Town Horror Story: The Wrongful Rape Conviction of Anthony Broadwater Off English According to the Star Tribune, the incoming council is historic for its youth and racial […]

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Biden to Travel to Minnesota to Highlight Rural Investments

The White House on Wednesday will announce more than $5 billion in funding for agriculture, broadband and clean energy needs in sparsely populated parts of the country as President Biden travels to Minnesota to kick off an administration-wide tour of rural communities. The president’s efforts to focus attention on the domestic economy ahead of next […]

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Doctors at Allina Health Form Union

In the latest sign of growing frustration among professionals, doctors employed by a large nonprofit health care system in Minnesota and Wisconsin have voted to unionize. The doctors, roughly 400 primary and urgent-care providers across more than 50 clinics operated by the Allina Health System, appear to be the largest group of unionized private-sector physicians […]

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White Men Face Only Misdemeanor After Giving ‘Brain Injury’ To Black Woman They Brutally Beat In Minnesota

NewsOne Featured Video Michelle Folson’s belongings are shown following the alleged assault at Rustic Bar in Duluth, Minnesota. | Source: GoFundMe / GoFundMe A pair of white men who police say were caught on video brutally beating a Black woman are only facing misdemeanor charges for the violence last month at a bar in Minnesota. […]

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Two Families Got Fed Up With Their States’ Politics. So They Moved Out.

Steve Huckins, a native of Oregon, was preparing to move across the country when he went on Facebook to post a goodbye letter of sorts to his home state. “I had planned to die here,” Mr. Huckins, 59, wrote. “It’s a beautiful state. The mountains, the lakes, the rivers, the beaches. All are overshadowed by […]

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Video Shows Krying ‘Karen’ Kustomer Calling Cops On Black HVAC Tech For Doing His Job

NewsOne Featured Video Source: HAITHAM EL-TABEI / Getty One of the many reasons Karens are a constant nuisance in the lives of Black people is that we never really know when we will encounter them. Obviously, Black people don’t walk around perpetually fearful of white people like they historically are of us. Otherwise, we’d be […]

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Northern Lights Are Seen Overnight in Parts of U.S.

People from Montana to Missouri reported sightings of the aurora borealis overnight, and forecasters said the phenomenon also known as the northern lights would be visible over parts of the West and Midwest until about dawn on Tuesday. The northern lights get their name for lighting up the sky at higher latitudes. On Monday night, […]

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“Engaged in Insurrection”: Minnesota Lawsuit Seeks To Kick Trump off Ballot

Unfortunately, even despite Canady’s refusal to recuse himself, the rest of the court does not offer much more hope. Another justice, Meredith Sasso, is married to DeSantis loyalist Michael Sasso. DeSantis appointed Michael Sasso as vice chairman of the controversial Disney oversight board. Sasso resigned in May, although he did not explain why. While the […]

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