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Who’s Eligible For $750 In Frontline Worker ‘Hero Pay’?

Originally published on May 12 MINNEAPOLIS – More than one in 10 Minnesotans will qualify for a $750 check from the state for working during the pandemic. It’s known as Frontline Worker Pay or “Hero Pay.” So who is eligible and what are the requirements? The list of requirements for Minnesota’s Frontline Worker Pay is fairly simple. You must have worked at least 120 hours from March 15, 2020, to June 30, 2021, in one more or more frontline jobs. The job must not have had a virtual option, such as work from home. And you had to potentially be around people not from your house. “I...
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Northwest Notes: Cousins, Nuggets, Mitchell, Timberwolves

The Nuggets have a strong interest in re-signing backup center DeMarcus Cousins, according to Harrison Wind of Cousins began the season in Milwaukee and finished it in Denver, averaging 8.9 PPG and 5.5 RPG in 31 regular-season contests and 10.6 PPG and 3.4 RPG in five postseason outings. Whether Denver makes that move depends upon the market for Cousins, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

111-year-old Minnesotan dies just before turning 112

(FOX 9) - The woman known as "Grandma Ruth" – one of the oldest living Minnesotans and Americans – has died. Ruth Adler Knelman died at her home in Minneapolis on May 16, five days before her 112 birthday, according to an announcement from her family. "Ruth's zest...

Mental health workers announce one-day walkout strike

MINNEAPOLIS — Mental health workers from MHealth Fairview and Allina Health announced plans to hold a one-day strike over alleged unfair labor practices. At a press conference Monday, members of SEIU Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa said they'll be on the picket line Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 6 a.m. outside Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and the Allina Health Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus in Fridley.

New Sculpture Coming To Minneapolis’s Lake Of The Isles: A Giant No. 2 Pencil

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis is known for some iconic landmarks. Things like the Spoonbridge and Cherry fountain and the Lake Harriet Band Shell. Now, another is in the works near Lake of the Isles. A giant no. 2 pencil is be sculpted out of a dead tree in John Higgins’s front yard. He’s calling it the “Loti Tree,” using an acronym for Lake of the Isles, where you can find it surrounded by scaffolding on the east side of the lake right now. It was originally a giant bur oak tree that was heavily damaged in a storm back in June 2017. “A...

Man Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis police say they’re investigating another shooting on the heels of an already violent weekend. It was reported just after 2 p.m. Monday near the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and North Dupont Avenue. (credit: CBS) Few other details were immediately available. No one is currently in custody.

Victim In Saturday’s Double Homicide Was Brother Of 11-Year-Old Killed In 2000

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A double homicide on the city’s north side has ties to a murder 20 years ago. McConda Deon Robinson, 53, is being called a hero for pushing two young men out of the way of gunfire Saturday just before 4 a.m. near North Bryant Avenue and West Broadway Avenue. The sound of automatic gunfire could be heard for blocks before EMS crews arrived to carry away the city’s 33rd and 34th homicide victims of the year. “He was just there trying to save the younger guys from getting shot,” Monique Flowers, with A Mother’s Love, said. A Mother’s Love was first...

U of M student returns to graduate – at 78 years old

(FOX 9) - The Carlson School of Management is about to send a new set of students into their careers. They are the latest graduates from the University of Minnesota who are ready to change the world… And then, there’s Kay Lacher who already has. "I had a...

'Nature Boy' Ric Flair, announces last wrestling bout at 73

MINNEAPOLIS — Former University of Minnesota Golden Gopher and professional wrestling great, Ric 'The Nature Boy' Flair, announced he'll enter the ring for his last bout in July. Seventy-three-year-old Flair posted to Twitter Monday, saying, "The Rumors Are True!" and he'll appear "One Last Time" in Nashville on July...

A Minneapolis Street Has Been Proposed To Be Named After Prince

Six years after Prince suddenly passed away the city of Minneapolis is stepping up to honor him in a way that in my opinion is long overdue. On the corner of 7th Street and First Avenue is the famous music club, First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry. Prince made the club famous worldwide through the movie Purple Rain but music fans not only in the Twin Cities but all over the midwest knew what an amazing venue this is to this day.

City, Park Board and community partners highlight $1M investment for Minneapolis tree canopy

Today, Mayor Jacob Frey joined Council Vice President Linea Palmisano, Council Member Jamal Osman, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Superintendent Al Bangoura and President Meg Forney, as well as community partners like Green Minneapolis to highlight $1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding dedicated to programming to expand the urban tree canopy as part of the Green Minneapolis Climate Resiliency Initiative.

Vikings Rookie Has a Promising Future

The Vikings made several great draft picks this year. Even though many experts gave them an average to poor grade compared to other NFL teams. However, at first sight, they found themselves many good players. Some of these guys are the obvious ones, like Lewis Cine and Andrew Booth Jr....

Minnesota school looks to ease pilot shortage

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Academy College in Bloomington is putting up some impressive numbers for graduates. "We have 100 percent placement, when students come out of the pilot program they already have a job," said Nancy Grazzini-Olson, president of Academy College. Students earning their bachelor's Degrees and associate degrees in...

Flooding outlook, impact on Henderson community

Flooding could be a big concern for residents along the Minnesota and Cottonwood Rivers this spring. Minnesota's lawmakers have come to an agreement on what to do with Minnesota's budget surplus. Montgomery Police Department replaces tickets with vouchers for drivers with broken lights. Updated: 1 hour ago. The Montgomery police...