What the civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police will have a look at

What You Need to Know About Investigating MPD For the Sahan Journal, Joey Peters reports, “How is this current investigation different from others that the Justice Department has conducted in the past? Will the Justice Department investigate other police departments? … To answer these and other questions, the Sahan Journal spoke to U.S. interim attorney W. Anders Folk, Minnesota, whose office is co-directing the sample or practice investigation with the litigation division of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. … We asked what the investigation will be, what people should expect, and how people can participate. “

I will not get your serious money back. Randy Furst, of the Star Tribune, said, “One of the largest metropolitan realtors’ associations has withdrawn from a project that helped eradicate racial treaties written on thousands of title deeds in the early 20th century. … Officials from the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors informed the organizers of Just Deeds this spring that they were withdrawing from the project. … “Please remove the SPAAR name, logo and description from the Just Deeds website and other materials created by and for the partnership.” Joe McKinley, vice president of the St. Paul Group, wrote to Just Deeds organizers in an email. … McKinley wrote that the website had statements and contentt ‘contradict the associations’ positions on home ownership and misrepresent the real estate industry.’

The council of St. Paul puts a cork in wine shops. Frederick Melo of Pioneer Press reports: “In late April, after more than five months of study and debate, a proposal that would have opened the door to wine shops in St. Paul died by 4-3 votes in front of St. Paul City Council. … Councilor Jane Prince, whose office had endeavored to examine distance requirements between wine and liquor stores in cities across the subway, said Friday that she was confident that St. Paul distance requirements could one day be relaxed, but it probably won’t in the near future. “

From zero state fairs to two state fairs. Rochelle Olson of the Star Tribune says: “The Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday unveiled a Memorial Day weekend event anticipating a possible return to normalcy at the fairgrounds later this summer. … The fair was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and its fate remains unclear for this year, but the organizers of the State Fair unveiled the new “Kickoff to Summer at the Fair” for May 27th to 31st. The entries randomly selected by lottery are limited to 10,000 for each of the seven time windows on five days. “

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In other news …

Quite a survival story: “Cardiopulmonary Bypassing a COVID-19 Rescue Tool in Minnesota” [Star Tribune]

Get a vaccine already: “Walmart, Sam’s Club Begins Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccinations” [KSTP]

It takes courage: “U of M researchers are working to create the world’s first memory bank for human organs” [KSTP]

Look for the sunflowers: “Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport offers assistance to travelers with hidden disabilities. ” [Star Tribune]

Never a headline you want to see: “Annandale Police Raise Clown Concerns” [WCCO]

Breaking architectural ground: “Salmela Architect designs electric bungalow in Minnesota” [dezeen]

Ouch: “Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan requires emergency maintenance after the arm almost dislocates.” [Lakeland PBS]

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