At KSTP-TV, Josh Skluzacek, Tommy Wiita, Helen Do and Ben Rodgers report, “Minneapolis city officials said an internal investigation was underway after a video circulating on social media showed a police officer using force against a person in custody. On Thursday afternoon, community members and activists gathered on the north side of town to denounce the incident. During the press conference, activists noted that those involved in the incident were teenagers. Activists also claimed that a teenager was beaten eight times by an officer. “
In the Star Tribune, Jenna Ross and Chris Riemenschneider to say: “Minneapolis singer Sean Tillmann, whose provocative stage character Har Mar Superstar has earned him famous friends and a star outside of First Avenue, issued a public apology on Thursday acknowledging “prejudicial, abusive and selfish conduct.” after several women accused him of sexual assault. But Tillmann has denied the 2016 sexual assault allegation that a woman posted this month, prompting others to come up with their own stories about the singer, who admitted to having had misconduct “fueled by a mix. toxic of alcohol, drugs and cavalier sex “. Three women told the Star Tribune in detail about incidents of assault or harassment from 2014 to 2017, claiming that Tillmann aggressively offered them for sex and inappropriately grabbed or touched them.
For KMSP-TV Théo Keith says, “The Senate approved $ 15 million in zero-interest loans for Minnesota municipal utilities to smooth the price of soaring natural gas prices, but the legislation offers no direct relief to taxpayers. The bill was passed unanimously and is heading to the House. Senators from both parties appeared dissatisfied with the bill, with State Senator Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, saying “There are a lot of stories left on this one.” As late as Thursday morning, senators were discussing $ 100 million in residential taxpayer relief, as a House bill does. But the measure that was passed by the Senate does not include any of that funding due to uncertainty over whether Minnesota will be allowed to use federal stimulus funds to help taxpayers. “
Said Dan Kraker for MPR, “For decades, a network of pipelines crossed the Fond du Lac reserve, transporting millions of barrels of Canadian crude oil beneath its lands every day. One of those pipelines is the existing Line 3, which has been in existence since the 1960s. When Enbridge first proposed replacing it with a new line, the Fond du Lac group were among the most vocal opponents, arguing that the project was unnecessary and threatened tribal resources. But after state regulators first approved the Line 3 replacement project nearly three years ago, the band changed course and agreed to allow the construction of the new line through the reservation. So while the governments of some Indigenous nations are in court trying to stop the pipeline, others, including the Fond du Lac Band, have accepted the project as the best way, in their view, to protect their communities. land. And while some members of the tribe, like Martineau, are on the front lines and actively trying to block construction, others are among the more than 4,000 workers who are building the $ 4 billion project.
WCCO-TV reports: “Several protesters were taken to St. Louis County Jail Thursday after locking themselves in machinery and an access door at a Line 3 pipeline construction site. The Northern Lights Task Force says 20 to 30 protesters gathered on and near the construction site near Floodwood, six of whom locked themselves in. Deputies cleared them and arrested them. A seventh person was also arrested for refusing to leave the site.
Also from MPR, Paul Huttner says“Since 2000, Minnesota has experienced 23 extreme weather events that have caused damage of $ 1 billion or more. And those billions are costing cities and homeowners alike due to higher insurance rates. Minnesota home insurance premiums have more than tripled in the past 15 years. “And to be honest, the insurance premiums you are paying now are probably not enough as property insurers continue to lose money on homeowners and property insurance,” said Mark Kulda, vice-president. president of public affairs at the Minnesota Insurance Federation. . “
The Star Tribune’s Jennifer Bjorhus reportsResidents of Minnesota may be asked to drop off car keys in a new effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and fight climate change. The House Sustainable Transportation Act would build more stations to charge electric cars and swap batteries, push local governments to electrify their fleets, and push the Metropolitan Council to electrify all of its buses by 2040, among others. It would also put into law a new statewide goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled by at least 20% by 2050. A handful of states, including California and Washington, have set concrete goals, according to Move Minnesota, a transit advocacy group.
Also at FOX 9, this from Rose Semenov, “A representative for the Republican state of Minnesota introduces legislation that would create a path for counties in Minnesota to separate from the state and join South Dakota. Rep. Jeremy Munson (R-Crystal Lake) introduced the bill on Thursday and tweeted an image of his vision, which depicted nearly every county west of the Twin Cities metro as part of a newly South Dakota conceived. … South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem appeared to support Munson’s idea, retweeting her plan.