In MPR News,Brian Bakst diz, “This year's 12-day run at the Minnesota State Fair marked a return to normalcy at the sprawling and packed fairgrounds after two summers of disruption by the pandemic. ... The show was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns and visitor numbers have dropped dramatically over the past year due to ongoing restrictions and complaints. This year it is approaching the 2 million mark again,Only on Saturday almost 250,000 visitors arrived.“
parapolitismoDavid Siders writes, "Keith Ellison, attorney general and former congressman, had finished a chokeberry pie and was speaking at the recent Minnesota State Fair when a late-arriving supporter at the back of the crowd waved people over to him. when Ellison raised the one issue some Democrats fear could deny him reelection."Did he talk about crime?" asked the man, who wore a black and white baseball cap that read "Moo."He later called Ellison. : "Hey, Keith, good luck! Crime is all his Republican opponent, Jim Schultz, wants to discuss. And in a state where the 2020 police killing of George Floyd sparked a national reckoning over public safety and police reform, it's the number one reason.Minnesota political experts from both parties consider Ellison the most vulnerable incumbent in the state.”
for the stripReports of the Gita Sitamariah, “The neighborhood of St. Paul, where a triple homicide took place on Sunday, has its share of makeshift memorials. Around the corner in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood, on the fence of an alley, a decorated cross and a T-shirt mark where 20-year-old Izavier Olguin was shot dead two October ago. Six months ago, Yuliya Li, a 34-year-old St. Paul resident, was shot to death less than a kilometer west of the Sunday killings. A day after the attack on an East Side home on Sunday that killed three people and seriously injured two, neighbors and relatives of the victims gathered outside a church to listen.Police officers, ministers and the city mayor are calling for an end to retaliatory violence."
Em BringMeTheNewssays Adam Hours, "When the Minnesota State Fair closed early due to riots, which included a shooting Saturday night, customers waiting in line at Sweet Martha's Cookies were furious. Sweet Martha's, the top-selling booth at the State Fair each year, it has the busiest of its three locations on Carnes Avenue, near the incident that sparked the panic and a major police operation, but when Sweet Martha's staff closed the stand in response to police evacuation orders, who were still waiting for their chocolate chip cookies were enraged:with some items thrown into the building.A company spokesperson told Bring Me The News that as the chaotic scenes unfolded nearby, they immediately took steps to close because "it was not safe for our employees to stay open."
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No, el Huffington PostReports by Mary Papenfuss,"Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson angrily denied that he everthreatened the Social Security program- although it has. Johnson, a staunch Trump ally who trails in the polls heading into the upcoming election, last month proposed deciding the funding of Social Security (and Medicare) as part of year-over-year decisions.“discretionary” spending programs🇧🇷 That would subject the funding to potentially fierce political partisanship each year and jeopardize the predictable incomes of an estimated 69 million Americans, most of whom have paid for the program their entire working lives. Johnson insisted to Fox & Friends on Sunday that claims that he was trying to destroy Social Security were a "lie.""All the Democrats can do is lie about me"said the irritated senator.
There's no sun in the Palm Springs desertJohn Connerton writes, "Hi Palm Springs. This is Minnesota again. Well, so far no one has accepted my proposal to trade water for sports equipment. It's also clear that we can't leave this up to politicians, especially in a midterm election year. Who wants to wait that long? So I have another suggestion: How about some kind of competition? Before you die laughing, listen to me. I know that with our small land mass, tiny population, and backward culture we can't compete with you. But remember, we have water.So here's my suggestion: you pick a champion and we pick a champion and come on, winner takes all.Either you get all the water or all the sports equipment🇧🇷 Everything is at stake!
aThe AP story says“Minnesota Twins catcher Gary Sanchez got lucky Sunday after nearly suffering a serious injury.Sánchez was about to be hit on the head by his teammate Gilberto Celestinoin Minnesota's 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. The incident occurred when Chicago sent Kendall Graveman to face Sanchez with two outs in the eighth inning. Sanchez was returning to the dugout to get more information on the Emergency Responder when Celestino almost hit him in the cover circle. Celestino missed Sanchez's face by inches.
by the bellaustin gayle escreve, “Welcome to the first part ofthe bellNFL Power Rankings 2022. Every week between now and the postseason, I'll take stock of who's going up and down, based on a combination of betting odds and analysis to gauge the ups and downs of the NFL. I'm going to divide the league into tiers, from those most likely to make the Super Bowl to those who should start planning for the 2023 draft. ...11. Minnesota Wikinger (-110)New head coach Kevin O'Connell will live and die by howjust how much the normally mediocre Kirk Cousins can maximize at the helm of a talented offense.Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook are among the elite at their respective positions, and veteran Adam Thielen, 32, draws comparisons to his once-dominant in training camp. An 11-person influx, creative court concepts and flyoff passes should be just what the doctor ordered for a Minnesota team desperate for postseason success in the fifth year of the Cousins era.
For the MSNBC ReidOut blogJa'han Jones writes, “...majority black communities in the blackest state in the nation created the crumbling infrastructure in Jackson [Mississippi]. And that crumbling infrastructure is forcing more than 150,000 people in a city with a population of more than 82% black to live without reliable drinking water for an unknown period of time. But the cruelty doesn't stop there. A welfare scandal involving a legendary NFL quarterback underscores just how common such exploitation can be. On Thursday, NBC Newsreportedthat federal investigators were questioning Brett Favre about an alleged welfare system involving Mississippi conservatives, including former Governor Phil Bryant. ... Favre has not been charged or charged with any wrongdoing, but he and Bryant appear to be benefiting from favorable treatment from Tory Governor Tate Reeves. In July, the Reeves administrationfired a lawyerwho had subpoenaed a group associated with the University of Southern Mississippi to relay the school's communications with Bryant's office about the use of welfare funds to fund a volleyball academy. This lawyer, Brad Pigott, authenticated texts recovered from Mississippi Today in whichFavre reportedly discussed returning funds to the governor if a company Favre invests in receives a payment from social funds..“
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