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Biden signs policing executive order to mark George Floyd murder anniversary

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order directing federal law enforcement agencies to revise policies for use of force and create a national registry to track law enforcement officers who are sacked for misconduct.Mr Biden signed the order surrounded by Democratic members of Congress, law enforcement officials, and family members of people killed by police, including George Floyd, the Minneapolis, Minnesota man whose May 2020 murder by a Minneapolis police officer sparked a wave of protests across the United States. Mr Biden praised the family members for “summon[ing] the courage to find purpose through your pain” and said...
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Majority Of Longfellow Neighbors Say They Want The MPD 3rd Precinct To Be Reimagined As Something Completely New

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – When officers abandoned the Minneapolis Police Third Precinct on May 28, 2020, three days after George Floyd was murdered, it was set on fire. Two years later, it remains abandoned, burned and barricaded. In a community conversation session held last week, Longfellow neighbors were asked if they’d like to see the Third Precinct rebuilt as another Minneapolis police station. Seventy-five percent of neighbors said no, while 25% said yes. The survey stated that of the 75% of who answered “no,” their reasoning was because it would glorify the history that happened there. Also, they stated it would further perpetuate the PTSD that...

Popular Minneapolis clothing store closing in June

Minneapolis shoppers will have one less clothing store to purchase from as another popular fashion brand closes its doors for good. Ranjatm/Pixabay (Canva Pro license) Urban Outfitters just announced that it will be closing its store location at 3006 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. According to local reports, the store is set to close its doors for good at the end of the day on June 20, 2022.

3 places to go for happy hour deals in Twin Cities

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal? Here are three spots to check out during happy hour in the Twin Cities.1. Nolo's Kitchen & BarOn weekdays from 3-5:30pm, get $2 wine shots, $5 martinis and cosmos, $5 draft beer, and discounted appetizers, including $10 lobster fried rice. Address: 515 N. Washington Ave. #100, Minneapolis. Photo: Jason Horowitz, courtesy of Nolo's Kitchen & Bar2. Punch Bowl SocialHappy hour is 4-6pm on Monday through Thursday. You can get $5 punch, liquor, draft beer, wine, and mixed drinks in addition to food specials. Address: 1691 Park Pl. Blvd., Minneapolis. Photo: ATXandchill, courtesy of Punch Bowl Social3. PajaritoGet $2 off all house cocktails and more drink specials along with $6 nachos, wings and chicken tinga tostada.Address: 605 7th St. West, St. Paul and 3910 W. 50th St., Edina. Photo courtesy of Pajarito

Meet Hunter Mar, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine’s Fiancée

Zach LaVine’s first time in the NBA playoffs isn’t going well. The Minnesota Timberwolves star is dealing with a knee injury this season, and it is also drawing attention to his personal life. The NBA All-Star came to the league with his longtime partner, and since then, fans have been eager to know more about Hunter Mar, Zach LaVine’s girlfriend. She is low-key on social media, which further intrigues Timberwolves fans. Especially because Mar has another connection to a different professional athlete. Their engagement only drove the curiosity further. So we compiled all the details on Zach LaVine’s fiancée in this Hunter Mar wiki.

How Much Should You Pay For A Babysitter?

Originally published on May 24 ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The cost of a night out on the town isn’t just going up in price. You’re likely digging for more cash to find somebody to watch your kids as well. We wanted to know: How much should you pay for a babysitter? Good Question. Jeff Wagner learned a lot has changed since the start of the pandemic. Time spent with your kids at St. Paul’s Como Zoo can be priceless. But without them, that comes with a price. When we asked several parents how much they might expect pay for a sitter, almost all...

Pit Bull Attacks Child at Brooklyn Center Playground

A 2-year-old boy is recovering after being mauled by a pit pull at a Brooklyn Center playground. The incident happened at around 11 a.m. on May 16 at Bellvue Park. Kara Hurst says she and her two sons are staying close to home these days. Usually, the family would head to Bellvue Park to play. But that all changed a week ago after two men pulled up to the park with two dogs who were off-leash.

MLB rumors: Twins calling up N.J. native for spot start

Devin Smeltzer is coming back to the big leagues and taking the mound for the Minnesota Twins.’s Do-Hyoung Park reports “Joe Ryan is going to the COVID IL, (manager) Rocco (Baldelli) says. Devin Smeltzer will start (Thursday) for the #MNTwins in Ryan’s place.”. This will be...

65 Minneapolis City Employees Speak Out On ‘Toxic And Racist’ Culture In City Coordinator’s Office

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sixty-five City of Minneapolis employees signed a letter calling the City Coordinator’s Office (CCO) a toxic and racist workplace. The CCO provides administrative and management services for the city. That letter led to a strong push from city employees and others on Tuesday against Mayor Jacob Frey’s new pick to run the CCO, Heather Johnston. Several former and current employees of the city coordinators office gathered outside their offices at city hall to raise awareness of what they call a decades long toxic and racist culture. “It’s exhausting and dehumanizing,” said Gina Obiri, a current employee with CCO. “The fact...

Brooklyn Park Investigates Shots-Fired Incident

Brooklyn Park police are investigating a case of shots fired. Police received a 911 call to a report of shots heard in the area of 67th and Idaho avenues north, west of the Willows Apartment Complex. When officers responded, they found evidence of gunfire that damaged a nearby pavilion. Police...

Pilfered peony plant prompts police probe

Police in Wayzata are on the lookout for a light-fingered, green-fingered thief who poached a peony from Wayzata City Hall gardens. It's a Fern Leaf Peony (Paeonia tenuifolia) which was last seen in "almost blooming" condition before it went missing. "We believe the crime occurred between Monday morning and today,...

Vigil, rally planned for 2nd anniversary of Floyd killing

MINNEAPOLIS — A candlelight vigil to honor George Floyd's memory at the intersection where he died was among the remembrances scheduled for Wednesday's second anniversary of the Black man's killing at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Activists planned the vigil, along with a rally at the governor's residence...

St. Paul Man Acquitted in Fatal Shooting Case That Took Place Outside North End Liquor Store

A jury in Ramsey County District Court found a St. Paul man not guilty last week in the fatal shooting of a man during a scuffle at a liquor shop last year. In the December 27 shooting death of Kenneth L. Davis Jr., 44, in St. Paul’s North End, Trinis Derrell Edwards, 50, was acquitted of second-degree murder with intent-not premeditated and second-degree murder without intent-while executing a felony.