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Articles from the July 15, 2020 edition

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Joshua Beaulieu

Joshua Beaulieu December 30, 1992 - July 10, 2020 Joshua Beaulieu, age 27, of Fargo, ND, died unexpectedly Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home. Service details are pending. Please feel free to sign the guestbook, send condolences and view other opportunities which may be available to the public due to COVID-19...

 

George Libby Jr.

George Libby Jr. February 11, 1975 - July 11, 2020 George Libby Jr, age 45, of Mahnomen, MN, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 11, 2020, near White Earth, MN. A public Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 17, 2020, at the Calvary Cemetery, White Earth, MN. Following all safety protocols due to COVID-19...

 

Maureen Gina Williams

Maureen Gina Williams September 29, 1959 - July 11, 2020 Maureen Gina Williams, age 60, of Flandreau, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was born on September 29, 1959 in Flandreau, South Dakota the daughter of Maynard & Darlene (Bernard) Herrick. Maureen was an Executive Council...

 

Rebuilding Third Precinct station will cost $10 million, Minneapolis estimates show

Replacing the Third Precinct police station in south Minneapolis will cost an estimated $10 million, according to figures showing the damages to public infrastructure during the riots against the police killing of George Floyd. The figures, shared by Hennepin County on Monday, are the first valuations of the damage to the...

 

Minnesota State High School League takes urgent steps to address fall sports, budget woes

The Minnesota State High School League took two urgent steps Tuesday to address extraordinary challenges that threaten the 2020-21 sports year for tens of thousands of state athletes. The league's board of directors established a task force to implement return-to-play scenarios to match what likely are three options for the...

 

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people's immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday -- as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. "No matter how you slice this, this is good news," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert, told...

 

Primary challenge to Rep. Ilhan Omar attracts big money

Millions of dollars are pouring into the primary race for Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, where opposition to Minneapolis U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is fueling an unprecedented surge in donations to her top Democratic opponent, political newcomer Antone Melton-Meaux. Melton-Meaux, a mediation lawyer who emerged on the DFL sc...

 

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

BOSTON - Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was announced...

 

Defense attorneys in case over George Floyd's death accuse AG Ellison of contempt of court

Attorneys representing two former Minneapolis police officers charged with killing George Floyd accused Attorney General Keith Ellison of contempt of court: One asked him to be sanctioned and the other called for his arrest. Earl Gray, who is representing Thomas Lane, and Robert Paule, who is representing Tou Thao, filed...

 

3M, MIT team up to develop quicker, cheaper COVID-19 test

A collaboration between 3M and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could lead to a faster, cheaper way to detect COVID-19 - one with results measured in minutes rather than days. In other words, it would likely be a big deal, if it works. 3M announced Tuesday its "antigen" testing effort received "phase 1" approval from a...

 

How risky is using a public restroom during the COVID-19 pandemic? Minnesota experts weigh in

Luggable Loos. SheWees, GoGirls and Tinkle Belles. Suddenly, portable camping potties and female funnels have become must-have products, selling out at camping stores and back-ordered online. "We have seen a noticeable uptick in hygiene and sanitation categories," said Melissa Paul, a merchandising manager at REI, where sales...

 

Care home refused free tests. Now, nearly everyone has virus

BILLINGS, Mont. - It was meant to be a last line of defense to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus spread across the United States: Montana officials offered free testing in May for staff and residents at assisted living and long-term care facilities. But not all of them followed through, according to state data,...

 

Commissioner Petersen Statement on Approval of Minnesota Hemp Plan

Commissioner Petersen Statement on Approval of Minnesota Hemp Plan St. Paul, MN: Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the State of Minnesota’s hemp production plan. The plan governs the production and regulation of hemp in Minnesota and needed federal approval as part of the USDA’s U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. While the plan is now approved,...

 

Minnesota Special Legislative Session (2) and COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency extended until August 12th

Following the advice of public health experts, Governor Tim Walz today extended the COVID-19 peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to critical issues stemming from COVID-19. COVID-19 continues to present an unprecedented and rapidly evolving challenge to our state. The peacetime emergency has provided us tools to save lives and mitigate the impacts...

 

Federal Resources now available to Minnesota Communities

The Minnesota Department of Human Services, through its Economic Assistance and Employment Support Division, Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO or STATE), is seeking proposals from qualified responders to provide emergency shelter services and/or outreach to unsheltered individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the state of Minnesota. The Request for Proposals...

 

Federal Government Executes 1st Prisoner In 17 Years After Overnight Court Rulings

The Justice Department has put to death Daniel Lee, 47, marking the first federal execution since 2003, after a chaotic overnight series of court rulings. Lee had been convicted of killing three people, including a child, as part of a broader racketeering scheme to fund a white supremacist cause. He had waited more than 20 years on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind. Lee,...

 

ACLU Demands Barr Name Special Prosecutor To Probe Lafayette Square Crackdown

Civil liberties advocates are urging Attorney General William Barr to name a special prosecutor to investigate possible violations of protesters' rights during the June 1 crackdown in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., NPR has learned. Federal officers deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray and smoke canisters to...

 

Trump's demand that schools fully reopen spurned by big districts

President Donald Trump has spent the past two weeks demanding - often in all caps on Twitter - that American schools reopen this fall. But America's biggest school systems are rejecting the president across the country, with one city and county after another opting for virtual education or just a few days a week in school. And...

 

Education secretary faces backlash after demanding schools reopen full-time amid pandemic

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced backlash Monday for demanding that schools reopen for full-time in-person instruction in the fall -- even in places where the virus is surging in the American South and West and without offering a specific plan on how to do so safely -- and doubling down on a threat to cut funding to...

 

New York outlines the when and hows of a return to school

New York parents and educators got some long-awaited answers to their back-to-school questions Monday, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying schools will be allowed to open in areas where the coronavirus is under control and education officials outlining a raft of guidance for whether that happens in-person, remotely or a combination of both. Each of the state’s 700 school districts...

 

Detroit summer school opens amid virus; critics block buses

DETROIT (AP) - Summer classes for hundreds of Detroit students opened Monday, despite a protest by critics who blocked a bus yard and said the coronavirus makes in-person learning too risky. Protesters held signs and placed tree branches on the ground to try to prevent buses from leaving to pick up children. WWJ-AM quoted two...

 

OC Board of Education votes to support return to school without social distancing, masks

While school districts across California are choosing remote learning to start the school year, the Orange County Board of Education is going a different route. On Monday night, the conservative-leaning board voted on its own guidelines for schools: a return to the old ways, before the coronavirus pandemic. That means on-campus instruction. No face masks. No keeping 6 feet...

 

Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening

On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children’s well-being — and want schools to reopen full time. On the other side are parents and teachers who call for safeguards that would have been unimaginable before the coronavirus pandemic: part-time school, face...

 

America's schools: Teachers like me don't feel safe enough to return to the classroom yet

A public safety-minded police chief and truth-telling scientist frantically warn of a deadly, unseen menace. A bungling, economically concerned mayor ignores the threat and encourages people to enjoy the summer. With paralleling themes of mortal danger versus hubris, and reason versus demagoguery, it’s clear why some have compared the 1975 film classic "Jaws" with the...

 

Trump Administration rescinds proposed visa rules on international students after AG Ellison sues

July 14, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — In a dramatic reversal, the Trump Administration today rescinded its own rules that would have required international students, including thousands in Minnesota, to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Trump Administration pulled its recently-announced rules in the face o...

 

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