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July 8

Hennepin County attorney files murder charges in two June homicides

One case involved a shooting between rival gang members in north Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
July 8
Former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels prayed for 8 minutes and 45 seconds at the 30 Days of Prayer: Healing the Heart of Our City on Tues

Minnesota's 30 Days of Prayer seeks spiritual insights into police, political problems

30 Days of Prayer encourages people to grieve "multiple layers of trauma."
Minneapolis
July 8
Lex and Celina Berndt were married June 28, in front of the burned-out Third Precinct police station on Lake Street in Minneapolis.

Meet the couple who married outside Mpls.' burned-out Third Precinct station

Af­ter weeks of protests and activism, the couple married on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
East Metro
July 8
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Derek Chauvin's wife is seeking both of their homes in her divorce petition

Family law lawyers say it's too soon to say whether the move is a ploy to protect the former Minneapolis police officer's assets.
Minneapolis
July 8
The Powderhorn Park homeless encampment, where tents cover two portions of the park Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Tent encampment a powder keg as violent crime grips Powderhorn Park

The board has accommodated hundreds of homeless people in the midst of the uprising following the police killing of George Floyd.
Minneapolis
July 7
A 30-year-old woman was shot while standing on a basketball court at East Phillips Park in Minneapolis on Tuesday night.

30-year-old woman shot at East Phillips Park in Minneapolis

Police said she was standing on a basketball court with several other people.
North Metro
July 7
Steven Markey worked as an office assistant in Minneapolis at the time of his death in June 2019.

Teen sentenced to 22 years for fatally shooting man in northeast Mpls.

Younger teen charged in the killing could have his case moved to adult court Tuesday.
Minneapolis
July 7
In 2019, Minneapolis parks staffer Katie Cassidy made her routine water sampling of 12 Minneapolis beaches including Lake Hiawatha beach.

Beaches at Lake Harriet, Lake Hiawatha are closed due to high bacteria levels

The waters will be tested again on Monday.
Minneapolis
July 7

Boy, 11, wounded in drive-by shooting in north Minneapolis

He's at least the 15th child under 16 to be shot in Minneapolis so far this year.
North Metro
July 7
Police investigated in 2019 near where a van plowed into a Minneapolis bus shelter.

Champlin man who crashed into north Minneapolis bus shelter found incompetent for sentencing

Court will review George Jensen's mental status in six months
Minneapolis
July 7

12-year-old boy shot Friday night in North Minneapolis

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg Friday night in north Minneapolis, authorities said Sunday. His injuries were not life-threatening. Police don’t know the…
Minneapolis
July 7
Windows were still broken out and boarded up following the killing of George Floyd and the unrest that ensued at the Transit Center on Chicago Avenue

Metro Transit employees call for change in serving minority passengers

They object to how the agency serves minorities.
Minneapolis
July 6

Pregnant woman fatally shot in south Minneapolis; baby delivered

A pregnant woman was shot Sunday night in south Minneapolis and died after being rushed to a hospital. The woman’s baby was delivered at HCMC…
Minneapolis
July 6
Lutheran minister Bethany Ringdal is one of the volunteer chaplains helping at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, which has been a major food distribution

'Crisis mode chaplains' seek to heal trauma of Floyd's death

More than 100 Minnesota faith leaders have fanned out at events ranging from State Capitol protests to food distributions to a Juneteenth celebration. They serve as compassionate listeners, helping hands and tension diffusers in stressful situations.
Minneapolis
July 6
“It shouldn’t have taken so much death to get us here.” Kandace Montgomery, Black Visions Collective co-founder

Kandace Montgomery, who challenged Mayor Jacob Frey, has pushed for police defunding for years

Growing up as one of the few black people in rural Maine, Kandace Montgomery longed to escape.Kids picked on her. She had no black teachers…
Coronavirus
July 6
The Robbinsdale Whiz Bang Days royal family took part in the Torchlight Parade Wednesday night. ] Aaron Lavinsky ¥ aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com Aqu

Organizers cancel 2020 Aquatennial, citing COVID, George Floyd killing

"It does not feel like it is time to celebrate," a statement from the Minneapolis Downtown Council said.
Minneapolis
July 6
“We know we need change, but you’re not going to leave me unprotected,” said Cathy Spann, executive director of Jordan Area Community Council. S

As N. Mpls. gun violence rises, neighbors wage a lonely fight

Neighbors, activists and community leaders are reckoning with how to ensure public safety at a time when many feel their security is shaken as much by police as it is by criminals.
Minneapolis
July 6
A sign warns drivers on Theodore Wirth Parkway that the road will be closed starting Monday July 6. Crews will be repaving the section from N. 29th Av

Rough and uneven Wirth Parkway will get new pavement

With lots of bumps, cracks and uneven pavement making for a rough ride, sections of Theodore Wirth Parkway on Minneapolis’ western border with Golden Valley…
Books
July 5
Brooks: Young eyewitness to Floyd's killing is writing children's book

Brooks: Young eyewitness to Floyd's killing is writing children's book

Judeah Reynolds, age 9, is going to tell her own story. The story of what happened that day she walked to the store, and in the days that followed.
Minneapolis
July 5
Demonstrators with sparklers marched peacefully through downtown Minneapolis late Saturday.

Minneapolis July 4th protesters say they're marching for justice for all

Two Minneapolis events call for racial equity and an overhaul of police.