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St. Paul robbery suspect in standoff with Minneapolis police after pursuit, crash

items A car chase suspect who crashed in Minneapolis is at a standoff with police on Wednesday afternoon. MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – A St. Paul robbery suspect who crashed his vehicle after a chase in Minneapolis is in a stalemate with law enforcement on Wednesday afternoon. A spokesman for the Minneapolis Police Department said Ramsey […]

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A car chase suspect who crashed in Minneapolis is at a standoff with police on Wednesday afternoon.

A St. Paul robbery suspect who crashed his vehicle after a chase in Minneapolis is in a stalemate with law enforcement on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Minneapolis Police Department said Ramsey County law enforcement officials told the Minneapolis Police Department that the suspect wanted for an armed robbery was leaving for Minneapolis at 12:10 p.m.

Police said the suspect crashed on the 2900 block of Newton Avenue North in the Jordan neighborhood of Minneapolis. The crash resulted in an hour-long argument with the man who, according to police, threatened the police and anyone who approached the vehicle and refused to leave the vehicle.

After hours of negotiations, the officers managed to get the man to hand over the car without incident. He was taken into custody shortly after 4 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment for his minor injuries from the accident.

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St. Cloud VA now offers vaccines for all veterans [PODCAST]

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Voices for Veterans is a segment that airs every third Wednesday of the month at 8:15 am on WJON

9 Central MN Coffee Roasters to Support Your Caffeine Fix

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Tom Nides, next US envoy, "understands Israel well"

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden’s announcement on Tuesday that Thomas Nides would be the country’s next ambassador to Israel met with a wave of support from both liberal and conservative Israelis and Americans who have dealt with him previously. “I worked with him when he was Undersecretary of State to Hillary Clinton,” Michael Oren, […]

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Nides is currently the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, working with global clients as well as external and government affairs. He was previously Assistant Secretary of State for Management and Resources under Hillary Clinton from 2011 to 2013. In January 2013 he also received the Foreign Minister’s Distinguished Service Award.

Nides was born into a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota. He began his career on Capitol Hill in a variety of positions including Assistant to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He later served as chief of staff for several members of Congress for a decade before moving to banking in 1996.

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“He has a lot of experience with Israel-related issues,” he told the Post. “He has extensive experience in the State Department, government agencies and understands Capitol Hill and every part of government.

“He’s hysterically funny, kind, and caring. I’m not sure if it is necessary for the job, but it definitely helps.

“He has a strong relationship with the President and the Secretary of State, and that is very important,” added Mellman.

Dan Kurtzer, who served as the US Ambassador to Israel, told the Post, “Tom Nides has a lot of experience in foreign policy. His experience in the business world will also be of great use.

“The government has sent an important message to Israel and the region that the United States is ready to work seriously with our friends to advance our interests and prospects for peace,” Kurtzer added.

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Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said Nides “will take this role very seriously.

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“I worked with him when he was Undersecretary of State to Hillary Clinton,” Michael Oren, former ambassador to Washington, told the Jerusalem Post. “We have dealt extensively with a wide variety of issues: peace process, security, Gaza,” Oren continued.

“Tom is an excellent diplomat and a real statesman. He understands the problems. He has a passion for Israel and understands it very well; he is committed to the relationship, covenant, and security of Israel.

“Ambassadors do not make politics, but he will take positions based on the two-state solution for the Palestinians and the renewal of the JCPOA.”

Nides is currently the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley, working with global clients as well as external and government affairs. He was previously Assistant Secretary of State for Management and Resources under Hillary Clinton from 2011 to 2013. In January 2013 he also received the Foreign Minister’s Distinguished Service Award.

Nides was born into a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota. He began his career on Capitol Hill in a variety of positions including Assistant to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He later served as chief of staff for several members of Congress for a decade before moving to banking in 1996.

Mark Mellman, Democratic Majority CEO for Israel, has known Nides since the 1990s.

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“He has a lot of experience with Israel-related issues,” he told the Post. “He has extensive experience in the State Department, government agencies and understands Capitol Hill and every part of government.

“He’s hysterically funny, kind, and caring. I’m not sure if it is necessary for the job, but it definitely helps.

“He has a strong relationship with the President and the Secretary of State, and that is very important,” added Mellman.

Dan Kurtzer, who served as the US Ambassador to Israel, told the Post, “Tom Nides has a lot of experience in foreign policy. His experience in the business world will also be of great use.

“The government has sent an important message to Israel and the region that the United States is ready to work seriously with our friends to advance our interests and prospects for peace,” Kurtzer added.

Aaron Keyak, who served as Biden-Harris interim officer and was in regular contact with Nides, told the Post: “He speaks with the authority of [someone with] extensive experience in the private and public sectors …. He is trusted by this government and speaks to the authority of the president, which could be the most important quality of the ambassador, especially when dealing with leaders in a troubled region, “added Keyak.

Halie Soifer, CEO of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, said Nides “will take this role very seriously.

“He has experience in the civil service and in the Foreign Ministry. He was known to be very effective [in his position] during the Obama administration. He is known as a very strong manager and I am sure that he will be a very strong ambassador. “

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Area counties combine for 71 new COVID-19 cases | Mankato News

MANKATO – counties in central southern Minnesota join forces for five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The small increase continued the days of the region with nine counties with single-digit case numbers. Wednesday was the 18th straight day with fewer than 10 new cases in the area, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. While […]

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MANKATO – counties in central southern Minnesota join forces for five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The small increase continued the days of the region with nine counties with single-digit case numbers. Wednesday was the 18th straight day with fewer than 10 new cases in the area, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

While no new COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed in the counties, there have been five more nationwide in Minnesota. The state’s pandemic death toll rose to 7,523.

The five new cases in the region on Wednesday came after days with zero and one new case. The daily case numbers are at their lowest level since the earliest stages of the pandemic.

Waseca County’s two new cases were the largest in south-central Minnesota. The full list of new cases by county includes:

Advances in vaccination are slow across the country as well as in the south-central region.

The nine counties together have 109,495 residents aged 16 and over with full vaccinations, which is about 58.5% of that population. A total of 103,521 residents aged 16 and over have at least one vaccine dose, which is 55.3% of the population.

The vaccination rates vary greatly between the counties. In Brown County, 65.4% of the population aged 16 and over are vaccinated with at least one dose, while in Sibley County it is only 48.6%.

Nationwide, around 66% of the population aged 16 and over receive at least one dose and 61.6% are fully vaccinated.

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Area counties combine for 71 new COVID-19 cases | Mankato News

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Area counties combine for 71 new COVID-19 cases | Mankato News

MANKATO – counties in central southern Minnesota join forces for five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

The small increase continued the days of the region with nine counties with single-digit case numbers. Wednesday was the 18th straight day with fewer than 10 new cases in the area, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

While no new COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed in the counties, there have been five more nationwide in Minnesota. The state’s pandemic death toll rose to 7,523.

The five new cases in the region on Wednesday came after days with zero and one new case. The daily case numbers are at their lowest level since the earliest stages of the pandemic.

Waseca County’s two new cases were the largest in south-central Minnesota. The full list of new cases by county includes:

Advances in vaccination are slow across the country as well as in the south-central region.

The nine counties together have 109,495 residents aged 16 and over with full vaccinations, which is about 58.5% of that population. A total of 103,521 residents aged 16 and over have at least one vaccine dose, which is 55.3% of the population.

The vaccination rates vary greatly between the counties. In Brown County, 65.4% of the population aged 16 and over are vaccinated with at least one dose, while in Sibley County it is only 48.6%.

Nationwide, around 66% of the population aged 16 and over receive at least one dose and 61.6% are fully vaccinated.

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GOP makes fresh push to end Minnesota's emergency powers

A 42-year-old New York man pleaded guilty in Minnesota federal court to one count of possessing a controlled substance on Wednesday, less than a month after his open cocaine use and unruly behavior caused a Jet Blue pilot to divert the flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On May 16, Mark A. Scerbo, of Mechanicville, […]

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GOP makes fresh push to end Minnesota's emergency powers

A 42-year-old New York man pleaded guilty in Minnesota federal court to one count of possessing a controlled substance on Wednesday, less than a month after his open cocaine use and unruly behavior caused a Jet Blue pilot to divert the flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

On May 16, Mark A. Scerbo, of Mechanicville, N.Y., was on a flight en route to San Francisco when witnesses saw him snorting white powder and walking up the aisles carrying a butter knife in his fist, according to charges filed in U.S. District Court. A flight attendant retrieved a bag containing 24.5 grams of cocaine, according to federal prosecutors.

Scerbo disrupted the flight by throwing food, claiming to be a prophet called Genghis Khan and accusing a passenger of being a CIA agent, according to an FBI affidavit underlying the original charging complaint. He scared other passengers by acting aggressively, calling one a homophobic slur and professing his love to another. When one passenger asked if he was on drugs, Scerbo replied, “Of course not, look me in my third eye,” according to the affidavit.

Airport police detained Scerbo when the plane landed in Minnesota. He pleaded guilty to U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud in St. Paul. Scerbo is remanded into the custody of U.S. marshals awaiting sentencing.

Andy Mannix • 612-673-4036

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GOP makes fresh push to end Minnesota's emergency powers

A 42-year-old New York man pleaded guilty in Minnesota federal court to one count of possessing a controlled substance on Wednesday, less than a month after his open cocaine use and unruly behavior caused a Jet Blue pilot to divert the flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. On May 16, Mark A. Scerbo, of Mechanicville, […]

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GOP makes fresh push to end Minnesota's emergency powers

A 42-year-old New York man pleaded guilty in Minnesota federal court to one count of possessing a controlled substance on Wednesday, less than a month after his open cocaine use and unruly behavior caused a Jet Blue pilot to divert the flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

On May 16, Mark A. Scerbo, of Mechanicville, N.Y., was on a flight en route to San Francisco when witnesses saw him snorting white powder and walking up the aisles carrying a butter knife in his fist, according to charges filed in U.S. District Court. A flight attendant retrieved a bag containing 24.5 grams of cocaine, according to federal prosecutors.

Scerbo disrupted the flight by throwing food, claiming to be a prophet called Genghis Khan and accusing a passenger of being a CIA agent, according to an FBI affidavit underlying the original charging complaint. He scared other passengers by acting aggressively, calling one a homophobic slur and professing his love to another. When one passenger asked if he was on drugs, Scerbo replied, “Of course not, look me in my third eye,” according to the affidavit.

Airport police detained Scerbo when the plane landed in Minnesota. He pleaded guilty to U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud in St. Paul. Scerbo is remanded into the custody of U.S. marshals awaiting sentencing.

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The post Man whose erratic behavior led to flight landing in MSP pleads guilty to cocaine charge first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1623865975) } [5]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(59) "Wild Side Column: Our Great Lakes Beaches beckon | columns" ["link"]=> string(65) "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/minnesotanewsdaily/~3/9oDuxw5tCQQ/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Dexter Peterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 16 Jun 2021 17:06:09 +0000" ["category"]=> string(6) "Duluth" ["guid"]=> string(36) "https://minnesotaminutes.com/?p=6377" ["description"]=> string(1508) "
Wild Side Column: Our Great Lakes Beaches beckon |  columns

I took some of my first steps as a child on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, where my grandparents had a house in the town of Put-in-Bay. My sisters, brother, and I often splashed in the waves with our cousins ​​on Mentor Headlands Beach on Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. My father took my […]

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Wild Side Column: Our Great Lakes Beaches beckon |  columns

I took some of my first steps as a child on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, where my grandparents had a house in the town of Put-in-Bay. My sisters, brother, and I often splashed in the waves with our cousins ​​on Mentor Headlands Beach on Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. My father took my brother and me on canoe trips on the wild north coast of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. These childhood experiences began a lifelong love of the Great Lakes beaches.

My wife Carol and I have enjoyed many canoe trips in Georgian Bay, where there are few beaches, but the ice-age-honed granite cliffs with white pine and blueberries provide lovely campsites and great views. We look forward to Ontario reopening so we can return to the Lower French River Provincial Park and camp on the Bustard Islands again.

We have been cruising on Lake Superior on the Apostle Islands since 2009, first on a seaworthy 31-foot sailboat with a cutter and more recently on our 30-foot diesel trawler. We built a plywood dinghy to accommodate us and our Golden Retriever dog Jack on trips ashore when we drop anchor. Jack has been walking the beaches of Great Lakes since childhood. He had a great time when we went on a camping trip around Lake Superior. He went body surfing on some beaches.

The sharp-eyed Carol seems to find fascinating rocks on beaches. Glaciers have deposited a variety of stones from Canada on the beaches of the Great Lakes, where waves and sand have rounded and polished them. We found Petoskey stones on the beaches of Lake Michigan near Harbor Springs, Michigan; interesting limestone pieces of petrified sea corals. Agates can be found on many beaches along the shores of Lake Superior in Minnesota and Ontario.

The constantly changing interactions between water, sunlight, moonlight, clouds and wind create fascinating landscapes on the Great Lakes. At anchor in Julian Bay off Stockton Island in the Apostles’ Islands, a series of dark clouds moved over the north side of the island. From our vantage point to the south, as the sun went down, a veil of purple rain obscured the trees along the beautiful curving beach.

One of our favorite “Kraft Spot” anchorages is on the southeastern tip of sand on Raspberry Island. From this point we can see 10 of the Apostles’ Islands and mainland Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Last September we anchored in Raspberry Bay off the mainland of Wisconsin. The water surface temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit in the bay was much warmer than outside at the main lake. As the sun went down, the air became noticeably cooler as a light breeze from the north was blowing from the lake. Coiled ghosts of “magical” mist developed, drifted to the shore, and then disappeared. I rowed Jack to the shores of Bay Mouth Beach that separates Raspberry Bay from the Bog Lagoon to the north. We strolled along the beach, listened to the sand hill cranes in the bog, and then rowed peacefully back to our boat.

There are many beautiful beaches along Lake Superior to cool off, swim, and take in the views.

  • Long Island, between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, is the longest freshwater beach in the world.

  • There are beautiful beaches at Port Wing, Cornucopia and Meyer’s Beach on the north coast of Wisconsin.

  • There is a beautiful long beach in Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island, a ferry ride across from Bayfield, Wisconsin.

  • Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has miles of beautiful beaches on Lake Superior at Marquette, Grand Marais, and Whitefish Point.

Be kind to the beaches and other visitors. Please do not make fires, stack stones, take driftwood or leave rubbish on the beaches.

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Wild Side Column: Our Great Lakes Beaches beckon |  columns

I took some of my first steps as a child on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, where my grandparents had a house in the town of Put-in-Bay. My sisters, brother, and I often splashed in the waves with our cousins ​​on Mentor Headlands Beach on Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. My father took my […]

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Wild Side Column: Our Great Lakes Beaches beckon |  columns

I took some of my first steps as a child on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, where my grandparents had a house in the town of Put-in-Bay. My sisters, brother, and I often splashed in the waves with our cousins ​​on Mentor Headlands Beach on Lake Erie, east of Cleveland. My father took my brother and me on canoe trips on the wild north coast of Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. These childhood experiences began a lifelong love of the Great Lakes beaches.

My wife Carol and I have enjoyed many canoe trips in Georgian Bay, where there are few beaches, but the ice-age-honed granite cliffs with white pine and blueberries provide lovely campsites and great views. We look forward to Ontario reopening so we can return to the Lower French River Provincial Park and camp on the Bustard Islands again.

We have been cruising on Lake Superior on the Apostle Islands since 2009, first on a seaworthy 31-foot sailboat with a cutter and more recently on our 30-foot diesel trawler. We built a plywood dinghy to accommodate us and our Golden Retriever dog Jack on trips ashore when we drop anchor. Jack has been walking the beaches of Great Lakes since childhood. He had a great time when we went on a camping trip around Lake Superior. He went body surfing on some beaches.

The sharp-eyed Carol seems to find fascinating rocks on beaches. Glaciers have deposited a variety of stones from Canada on the beaches of the Great Lakes, where waves and sand have rounded and polished them. We found Petoskey stones on the beaches of Lake Michigan near Harbor Springs, Michigan; interesting limestone pieces of petrified sea corals. Agates can be found on many beaches along the shores of Lake Superior in Minnesota and Ontario.

The constantly changing interactions between water, sunlight, moonlight, clouds and wind create fascinating landscapes on the Great Lakes. At anchor in Julian Bay off Stockton Island in the Apostles’ Islands, a series of dark clouds moved over the north side of the island. From our vantage point to the south, as the sun went down, a veil of purple rain obscured the trees along the beautiful curving beach.

One of our favorite “Kraft Spot” anchorages is on the southeastern tip of sand on Raspberry Island. From this point we can see 10 of the Apostles’ Islands and mainland Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Last September we anchored in Raspberry Bay off the mainland of Wisconsin. The water surface temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit in the bay was much warmer than outside at the main lake. As the sun went down, the air became noticeably cooler as a light breeze from the north was blowing from the lake. Coiled ghosts of “magical” mist developed, drifted to the shore, and then disappeared. I rowed Jack to the shores of Bay Mouth Beach that separates Raspberry Bay from the Bog Lagoon to the north. We strolled along the beach, listened to the sand hill cranes in the bog, and then rowed peacefully back to our boat.

There are many beautiful beaches along Lake Superior to cool off, swim, and take in the views.

  • Long Island, between Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin, is the longest freshwater beach in the world.

  • There are beautiful beaches at Port Wing, Cornucopia and Meyer’s Beach on the north coast of Wisconsin.

  • There is a beautiful long beach in Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island, a ferry ride across from Bayfield, Wisconsin.

  • Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has miles of beautiful beaches on Lake Superior at Marquette, Grand Marais, and Whitefish Point.

Be kind to the beaches and other visitors. Please do not make fires, stack stones, take driftwood or leave rubbish on the beaches.

The post Wild Side Column: Our Great Lakes Beaches beckon | columns first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1623863169) } [6]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(88) "Provide input about railroad crossings identified in Mankato’s Whistle-Free Zone Study" ["link"]=> string(65) "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/minnesotanewsdaily/~3/NeBdqIjfHMg/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Dexter Peterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 16 Jun 2021 13:42:52 +0000" ["category"]=> string(7) "Mankato" ["guid"]=> string(36) "https://minnesotaminutes.com/?p=6374" ["description"]=> string(1273) "
Provide input about railroad crossings identified in Mankato's Whistle-Free Zone Study

Members of the Mankato community are invited to provide feedback on the following level crossings identified as part of Mankato’s Whistle Free Zone study: Elm and rock roads Thursday June 17th 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Riverfront Park Animal Shelter, 309 West Rock Street Hubbell Avenue and Owatonna Street […]

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Provide input about railroad crossings identified in Mankato's Whistle-Free Zone Study

Members of the Mankato community are invited to provide feedback on the following level crossings identified as part of Mankato’s Whistle Free Zone study:

Elm and rock roads

Thursday June 17th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Riverfront Park Animal Shelter, 309 West Rock Street

Hubbell Avenue and Owatonna Street

Tuesday June 22nd

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sibley Park Pavilion, 900 Park Lane

Amos Owen Lane

Thursday June 24th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Floyd Roberts Jr. Pavilion, 100 Amos Owen Lane

Third avenue

Tuesday June 29th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Columbia Park Animal Shelter, 2022 Fifth Avenue

During these meetings, staff will provide information about the potential community impact and solicit input from community members and businesses. An online feedback option is also available Every voice Mankato following each of the meetings.

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Provide input about railroad crossings identified in Mankato's Whistle-Free Zone Study

Members of the Mankato community are invited to provide feedback on the following level crossings identified as part of Mankato’s Whistle Free Zone study: Elm and rock roads Thursday June 17th 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Riverfront Park Animal Shelter, 309 West Rock Street Hubbell Avenue and Owatonna Street […]

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Provide input about railroad crossings identified in Mankato's Whistle-Free Zone Study

Members of the Mankato community are invited to provide feedback on the following level crossings identified as part of Mankato’s Whistle Free Zone study:

Elm and rock roads

Thursday June 17th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Riverfront Park Animal Shelter, 309 West Rock Street

Hubbell Avenue and Owatonna Street

Tuesday June 22nd

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sibley Park Pavilion, 900 Park Lane

Amos Owen Lane

Thursday June 24th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Floyd Roberts Jr. Pavilion, 100 Amos Owen Lane

Third avenue

Tuesday June 29th

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Columbia Park Animal Shelter, 2022 Fifth Avenue

During these meetings, staff will provide information about the potential community impact and solicit input from community members and businesses. An online feedback option is also available Every voice Mankato following each of the meetings.

The post Provide input about railroad crossings identified in Mankato’s Whistle-Free Zone Study first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1623850972) } [7]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(121) "St. Cloud State Coach Larson Announces Seven Year Extension To Coach Huskies Through The 2027/28 Season | College hockey" ["link"]=> string(65) "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/minnesotanewsdaily/~3/emITc6BtQHc/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Dexter Peterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Wed, 16 Jun 2021 13:36:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(9) "St. Cloud" ["guid"]=> string(36) "https://minnesotaminutes.com/?p=6371" ["description"]=> string(1388) "
St. Cloud State Coach Larson Announces Seven Year Extension To Coach Huskies Through The 2027/28 Season |  College hockey

Brett Larson (right) has headed the St. Cloud team since the 2018/19 season (Photo: Bradley K. Olson). St. Cloud State and men’s hockey coach Brett Larson have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Larson with the Huskies through the 2027-28 season. “Since arriving at St. Cloud State and meeting the team for the […]

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St. Cloud State Coach Larson Announces Seven Year Extension To Coach Huskies Through The 2027/28 Season |  College hockey

Brett Larson (right) has headed the St. Cloud team since the 2018/19 season (Photo: Bradley K. Olson).

St. Cloud State and men’s hockey coach Brett Larson have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Larson with the Huskies through the 2027-28 season.

“Since arriving at St. Cloud State and meeting the team for the first time, Coach Larson has demonstrated impressive leadership and coaching skills,” said Heather Weems, SCSU’s track and field director, in a statement. “Brett’s commitment to a positive programming culture, one that is characterized by continuous development, selfless play, relentless work ethic, and general excellence, provides an atmosphere for players to thrive in. He has maintained a fraternity among current and former huskies that recognizes each member’s contributions and celebrates their pride in St. Cloud State. Brett understands the value of Huskies Hockey to our campus and community and has prioritized transparency and accessibility throughout the program. He enjoyed welcoming teenagers, alumni, fans and friends to our facilities and helping them connect with players and coaches.

“I couldn’t be more excited about our program’s development and continued presence in the nation’s elite hockey programs under the direction of Trainer Larson. ”

The contract renewal comes after a stellar season on the ice for Larson as he led St. Cloud State to his first appearance at the NCAA national championship game in Pittsburgh and fell against UMass in April. In 2020-21, the Huskies set an overall record of 20-11-0 with a conference record of 15-9-0 and finished second in the NCHC.

Over three seasons, the Duluth, Minnesota native has set an overall record of 63-32-9 with a 44-23-5 record in NCHC play.

“I want to thank Heather Weems for believing in me and giving me this opportunity three years ago and for her passionate support of husky athletics,” said Larson. “I was lucky enough to be surrounded by great people here at SCSU. The administration, our players, our employees, our alumni and our fans make this a special place. I am proud to be a husky and look forward to continuing our work to make our school, community, alumni and fans proud of husky hockey. “

Larson is the third coach in St. Cloud State history since the program was inducted into Division I in 1987-88 and the 17th head coach in the program’s history dating back to 1931-32. His 63 overall wins are the most of any time by a head coach in his first three seasons, and his .649 win rate is the best in program history over the same time span.

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St. Cloud State Coach Larson Announces Seven Year Extension To Coach Huskies Through The 2027/28 Season |  College hockey

Brett Larson (right) has headed the St. Cloud team since the 2018/19 season (Photo: Bradley K. Olson). St. Cloud State and men’s hockey coach Brett Larson have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Larson with the Huskies through the 2027-28 season. “Since arriving at St. Cloud State and meeting the team for the […]

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Brett Larson (right) has headed the St. Cloud team since the 2018/19 season (Photo: Bradley K. Olson).

St. Cloud State and men’s hockey coach Brett Larson have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Larson with the Huskies through the 2027-28 season.

“Since arriving at St. Cloud State and meeting the team for the first time, Coach Larson has demonstrated impressive leadership and coaching skills,” said Heather Weems, SCSU’s track and field director, in a statement. “Brett’s commitment to a positive programming culture, one that is characterized by continuous development, selfless play, relentless work ethic, and general excellence, provides an atmosphere for players to thrive in. He has maintained a fraternity among current and former huskies that recognizes each member’s contributions and celebrates their pride in St. Cloud State. Brett understands the value of Huskies Hockey to our campus and community and has prioritized transparency and accessibility throughout the program. He enjoyed welcoming teenagers, alumni, fans and friends to our facilities and helping them connect with players and coaches.

“I couldn’t be more excited about our program’s development and continued presence in the nation’s elite hockey programs under the direction of Trainer Larson. ”

The contract renewal comes after a stellar season on the ice for Larson as he led St. Cloud State to his first appearance at the NCAA national championship game in Pittsburgh and fell against UMass in April. In 2020-21, the Huskies set an overall record of 20-11-0 with a conference record of 15-9-0 and finished second in the NCHC.

Over three seasons, the Duluth, Minnesota native has set an overall record of 63-32-9 with a 44-23-5 record in NCHC play.

“I want to thank Heather Weems for believing in me and giving me this opportunity three years ago and for her passionate support of husky athletics,” said Larson. “I was lucky enough to be surrounded by great people here at SCSU. The administration, our players, our employees, our alumni and our fans make this a special place. I am proud to be a husky and look forward to continuing our work to make our school, community, alumni and fans proud of husky hockey. “

Larson is the third coach in St. Cloud State history since the program was inducted into Division I in 1987-88 and the 17th head coach in the program’s history dating back to 1931-32. His 63 overall wins are the most of any time by a head coach in his first three seasons, and his .649 win rate is the best in program history over the same time span.

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A friend who "will not spare Israel": Thomas Nides, Biden's envoy in Jerusalem

US President Joe Biden’s candidate for Ambassador to Israel is a bank director and former assistant secretary of state with a political background of nearly four decades and has been described as both a friend of Israel and an envoy who is likely to be impartial and “It won’t be easy “On the Jewish state. […]

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A friend who "will not spare Israel": Thomas Nides, Biden's envoy in Jerusalem

US President Joe Biden’s candidate for Ambassador to Israel is a bank director and former assistant secretary of state with a political background of nearly four decades and has been described as both a friend of Israel and an envoy who is likely to be impartial and “It won’t be easy “On the Jewish state.

The White House announced the nomination of Thomas Nides on Tuesday. He has yet to pass a Senate confirmation hearing, but no significant opposition to Nides – a lesser-known figure than previous ambassadors – is expected.

Nides was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1961 to a Jewish family. His father, Arnold Nides, was president of Temple Israel and the Duluth Jewish Federation and founder of the financial company Nides Finance.

The bank manager has been married to Virginia Carpenter Moseley, Senior Vice President of Newsgathering at CNN, since 1992. You have two children.

He entered politics as an intern for former US Vice President Walter Mondale and later served as field director in the Mondale presidential campaign in 1984. From 1986 to 1989 he worked for Tony Coelho, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, and then until 1993 for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tom Foley.

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During Bill Clinton’s tenure, Nides was Chief of Staff to Commercial Agent Mickey Kantor and helped pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

He served as campaign manager for former Senator Joe Lieberman when he ran for vice president in 2000. Lieberman, then a Senator from Connecticut, was Al Gore’s running mate and the first Jewish candidate on a major party presidential ticket.

Nides was Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources from 2011 to 2013, and most recently served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley.

Thomas Nides testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, file)

A recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, Nides was reportedly viewed by Hillary Clinton as Chief of Staff of the White House after she won the 2016 election.

Nides serves on the boards of many nonprofit organizations including the Atlantic Council, International Rescue Committee, Partnership for Public Service, Urban Alliance Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, and Woodrow Wilson Center.

He has longstanding relationships with both Biden and former US President Barack Obama and close ties with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Nides are no stranger to US-Israel relations and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As assistant secretary of state, Nides built effective working relationships with several Israeli officials and played a key role in the Obama administration’s approval of billions in loan guarantees to Israel being extended.

He also helped enforce Obama’s policies against Congress efforts to curtail US support for the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNWRA) and the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Nides (right) and Assistant Secretary of State William Burns testify before a Senate Foreign Relations committee on December 20, 2012. (AP / J. Scott Applewhite)

In 2012, Nides sent a letter to the Senate Fund Committee arguing against laws that attempted between Palestinian refugees displaced by the founding of Israel in 1948 and their descendants – also considered by the UN Refugees were recognized – to differentiate, to reduce the number of registered refugees from 5 million to just 30,000 (the Trump administration toyed with similar measures). Nides wrote that the legislation would undermine America’s ability to act as a peace broker “and create a very strong negative reaction from the Palestinians and our allies in the region, particularly Jordan.”

Former Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, wrote in his book “Ally” that in 2011 Nides argued passionately against the efforts of Congress to expose UNESCO after the body accepted Palestine as a member state.

“You don’t want to condemn UNESCO. They are fucking teaching the fucking Holocaust, ”Oren quotes Nides, who told him.

View of the grounds of the US embassy in Jerusalem before its inauguration, May 13, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel / Flash90)

Reflecting on the heated encounter in an interview with the Times of Israel, Oren made it clear that he saw Nides as a friend of Israel and a “very funny guy.”

“This has been cited as an example of anti-Israel leaning towards Tom Nides. It’s not like that. That’s how they talk, ”Oren said.

The news site Ynet quoted an unnamed Israeli who knows Nides as saying, “He is a warm-hearted Jew, a kind person, pro-Israel – but he will still be a loyal representative of Biden’s policies and will not spare Israel.”

Congratulations to my good friend Tom Nides on his nomination as US Ambassador to Israel! It will be one of the best jobs he will ever have, and he will do it with skill and charm. A great choice!

It also continues the link forged by @ JulieFisher4 between Duluth, MN and Israel.

– Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) June 15, 2021

If approved, it will be the second time in three administrations that a native of the Duluth Jewish community has resided in the ambassador’s residence, wherever it is. The wife of Obama Ambassador Dan Shapiro, Julie Fisher, is also from Duluth.

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A friend who "will not spare Israel": Thomas Nides, Biden's envoy in Jerusalem

US President Joe Biden’s candidate for Ambassador to Israel is a bank director and former assistant secretary of state with a political background of nearly four decades and has been described as both a friend of Israel and an envoy who is likely to be impartial and “It won’t be easy “On the Jewish state. […]

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A friend who "will not spare Israel": Thomas Nides, Biden's envoy in Jerusalem

US President Joe Biden’s candidate for Ambassador to Israel is a bank director and former assistant secretary of state with a political background of nearly four decades and has been described as both a friend of Israel and an envoy who is likely to be impartial and “It won’t be easy “On the Jewish state.

The White House announced the nomination of Thomas Nides on Tuesday. He has yet to pass a Senate confirmation hearing, but no significant opposition to Nides – a lesser-known figure than previous ambassadors – is expected.

Nides was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1961 to a Jewish family. His father, Arnold Nides, was president of Temple Israel and the Duluth Jewish Federation and founder of the financial company Nides Finance.

The bank manager has been married to Virginia Carpenter Moseley, Senior Vice President of Newsgathering at CNN, since 1992. You have two children.

He entered politics as an intern for former US Vice President Walter Mondale and later served as field director in the Mondale presidential campaign in 1984. From 1986 to 1989 he worked for Tony Coelho, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, and then until 1993 for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tom Foley.

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During Bill Clinton’s tenure, Nides was Chief of Staff to Commercial Agent Mickey Kantor and helped pass the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

He served as campaign manager for former Senator Joe Lieberman when he ran for vice president in 2000. Lieberman, then a Senator from Connecticut, was Al Gore’s running mate and the first Jewish candidate on a major party presidential ticket.

Nides was Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources from 2011 to 2013, and most recently served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley.

Thomas Nides testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 20, 2012. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, file)

A recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, Nides was reportedly viewed by Hillary Clinton as Chief of Staff of the White House after she won the 2016 election.

Nides serves on the boards of many nonprofit organizations including the Atlantic Council, International Rescue Committee, Partnership for Public Service, Urban Alliance Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, and Woodrow Wilson Center.

He has longstanding relationships with both Biden and former US President Barack Obama and close ties with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Nides are no stranger to US-Israel relations and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As assistant secretary of state, Nides built effective working relationships with several Israeli officials and played a key role in the Obama administration’s approval of billions in loan guarantees to Israel being extended.

He also helped enforce Obama’s policies against Congress efforts to curtail US support for the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNWRA) and the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO).

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Nides (right) and Assistant Secretary of State William Burns testify before a Senate Foreign Relations committee on December 20, 2012. (AP / J. Scott Applewhite)

In 2012, Nides sent a letter to the Senate Fund Committee arguing against laws that attempted between Palestinian refugees displaced by the founding of Israel in 1948 and their descendants – also considered by the UN Refugees were recognized – to differentiate, to reduce the number of registered refugees from 5 million to just 30,000 (the Trump administration toyed with similar measures). Nides wrote that the legislation would undermine America’s ability to act as a peace broker “and create a very strong negative reaction from the Palestinians and our allies in the region, particularly Jordan.”

Former Israeli ambassador to the US, Michael Oren, wrote in his book “Ally” that in 2011 Nides argued passionately against the efforts of Congress to expose UNESCO after the body accepted Palestine as a member state.

“You don’t want to condemn UNESCO. They are fucking teaching the fucking Holocaust, ”Oren quotes Nides, who told him.

View of the grounds of the US embassy in Jerusalem before its inauguration, May 13, 2018. (Yonatan Sindel / Flash90)

Reflecting on the heated encounter in an interview with the Times of Israel, Oren made it clear that he saw Nides as a friend of Israel and a “very funny guy.”

“This has been cited as an example of anti-Israel leaning towards Tom Nides. It’s not like that. That’s how they talk, ”Oren said.

The news site Ynet quoted an unnamed Israeli who knows Nides as saying, “He is a warm-hearted Jew, a kind person, pro-Israel – but he will still be a loyal representative of Biden’s policies and will not spare Israel.”

Congratulations to my good friend Tom Nides on his nomination as US Ambassador to Israel! It will be one of the best jobs he will ever have, and he will do it with skill and charm. A great choice!

It also continues the link forged by @ JulieFisher4 between Duluth, MN and Israel.

– Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) June 15, 2021

If approved, it will be the second time in three administrations that a native of the Duluth Jewish community has resided in the ambassador’s residence, wherever it is. The wife of Obama Ambassador Dan Shapiro, Julie Fisher, is also from Duluth.

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Minn. lawmakers reach deal for ending eviction moratorium

The bipartisan moratorium-off-ramp law would usher in a 105-day transition back to how Minnesota landlord-tenant laws worked before the COVID pandemic ST PAUL, Minnesota – House Democrats have reached an agreement with Senate Republicans to provide an exit from the eviction moratorium that was in place during much of the Minnesota COVID pandemic. If passed […]

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Minn. lawmakers reach deal for ending eviction moratorium

The bipartisan moratorium-off-ramp law would usher in a 105-day transition back to how Minnesota landlord-tenant laws worked before the COVID pandemic

ST PAUL, Minnesota – House Democrats have reached an agreement with Senate Republicans to provide an exit from the eviction moratorium that was in place during much of the Minnesota COVID pandemic.

If passed by lawmakers during the current special session and signed by Governor Tim Walz, it will end Walz’s eviction ban and replace it with a 105-day transition to the landlord-tenant rules that were in place before the pandemic began.

“Governor Walz imposed an eviction moratorium and it saved lives. We truly believe that the bipartisan agreement to end this eviction moratorium will save the livelihoods of both renters and landlords, “said Michael Howard Rep. Of Richfield, a member of the House of Representatives who spoke with the Senate on the law Exit has negotiated, told KARE.

“We’re creating an orderly schedule with enough space for tenants to apply for rental support, and that support goes straight to landlords, which is a win-win situation.”

The detailed wording of the compromise law has not yet been published, but the legislature has revealed some of the key elements that all sides agreed to.

Landlords would need to give tenants at least 15 days notice of the impending eviction, an exact dollar amount of the additional rent owed, and information on how to apply to state and local agencies for rental assistance programs.

Rep. Howard said that under the agreement, tenants will not be turned away from their homes while they wait for their rental assistance applications to be processed. This extended protection in these situations would last until June 1, 2022.

“This is to ensure that there is communication to ensure that both tenants and landlords are working within the system to get rental support and that they are both getting their heads above water on the other side.”

The Minnesota State Housing Agency is accepting rental assistance requests through the RentHelpMN website and mobile apps. The tenant and the landlord both take part in the application process, but the money goes directly to the landlord to whom the rent is owed.

Hennepin, Ramsey and Dakota County are also offering emergency rental assistance through the Zero Balance Project – a collaboration in which the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are also involved.

The MN Multi Housing Association, the state’s largest rental group, filed a lawsuit against Governor Walz in the U.S. District Court on Monday to lift his eviction moratorium, officially known as Executive Order 20-79.

“Our members and residents have waited 15 months for some relief. It’s unfortunate. It’s unfortunate. But it’s the only option we’ve had,” Cecil Smith, the group’s CEO, told reporters Tuesday.

“The restrictions of every other company have been lifted. We need them for our industry.”

Smith said some tenants took advantage of the moratorium by breaking the bad behavior lines that would normally lead to evictions.

“They were able to molest, throw parties, smoke cigarettes and marijuana, and use racist surnames with impunity,” Smith said.

The current moratorium only allows evictions in the event of criminal offenses against people or in the event of serious property damage. The types of behaviors that landlords report to Smith’s organization do not meet these thresholds, but are still detrimental to quality of life.

“We are contractually obliged to offer our residents peace, quiet and security in their homes. And we cannot do that.”

Governor Walz did not respond directly to the landlords’ complaint, but thanked lawmakers for their work in reaching a compromise on an exit from the eviction moratorium.

And given the speed at which lawsuits against government agencies are moving through the judicial system, pending legislation may invalidate the lawsuit.

“When we pass the exit, hopefully later this week, the governor’s executive order will end and be replaced by our 105-day exit,” noted Rep. Howard.

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Minn. lawmakers reach deal for ending eviction moratorium

The bipartisan moratorium-off-ramp law would usher in a 105-day transition back to how Minnesota landlord-tenant laws worked before the COVID pandemic ST PAUL, Minnesota – House Democrats have reached an agreement with Senate Republicans to provide an exit from the eviction moratorium that was in place during much of the Minnesota COVID pandemic. If passed […]

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Minn. lawmakers reach deal for ending eviction moratorium

The bipartisan moratorium-off-ramp law would usher in a 105-day transition back to how Minnesota landlord-tenant laws worked before the COVID pandemic

ST PAUL, Minnesota – House Democrats have reached an agreement with Senate Republicans to provide an exit from the eviction moratorium that was in place during much of the Minnesota COVID pandemic.

If passed by lawmakers during the current special session and signed by Governor Tim Walz, it will end Walz’s eviction ban and replace it with a 105-day transition to the landlord-tenant rules that were in place before the pandemic began.

“Governor Walz imposed an eviction moratorium and it saved lives. We truly believe that the bipartisan agreement to end this eviction moratorium will save the livelihoods of both renters and landlords, “said Michael Howard Rep. Of Richfield, a member of the House of Representatives who spoke with the Senate on the law Exit has negotiated, told KARE.

“We’re creating an orderly schedule with enough space for tenants to apply for rental support, and that support goes straight to landlords, which is a win-win situation.”

The detailed wording of the compromise law has not yet been published, but the legislature has revealed some of the key elements that all sides agreed to.

Landlords would need to give tenants at least 15 days notice of the impending eviction, an exact dollar amount of the additional rent owed, and information on how to apply to state and local agencies for rental assistance programs.

Rep. Howard said that under the agreement, tenants will not be turned away from their homes while they wait for their rental assistance applications to be processed. This extended protection in these situations would last until June 1, 2022.

“This is to ensure that there is communication to ensure that both tenants and landlords are working within the system to get rental support and that they are both getting their heads above water on the other side.”

The Minnesota State Housing Agency is accepting rental assistance requests through the RentHelpMN website and mobile apps. The tenant and the landlord both take part in the application process, but the money goes directly to the landlord to whom the rent is owed.

Hennepin, Ramsey and Dakota County are also offering emergency rental assistance through the Zero Balance Project – a collaboration in which the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are also involved.

The MN Multi Housing Association, the state’s largest rental group, filed a lawsuit against Governor Walz in the U.S. District Court on Monday to lift his eviction moratorium, officially known as Executive Order 20-79.

“Our members and residents have waited 15 months for some relief. It’s unfortunate. It’s unfortunate. But it’s the only option we’ve had,” Cecil Smith, the group’s CEO, told reporters Tuesday.

“The restrictions of every other company have been lifted. We need them for our industry.”

Smith said some tenants took advantage of the moratorium by breaking the bad behavior lines that would normally lead to evictions.

“They were able to molest, throw parties, smoke cigarettes and marijuana, and use racist surnames with impunity,” Smith said.

The current moratorium only allows evictions in the event of criminal offenses against people or in the event of serious property damage. The types of behaviors that landlords report to Smith’s organization do not meet these thresholds, but are still detrimental to quality of life.

“We are contractually obliged to offer our residents peace, quiet and security in their homes. And we cannot do that.”

Governor Walz did not respond directly to the landlords’ complaint, but thanked lawmakers for their work in reaching a compromise on an exit from the eviction moratorium.

And given the speed at which lawsuits against government agencies are moving through the judicial system, pending legislation may invalidate the lawsuit.

“When we pass the exit, hopefully later this week, the governor’s executive order will end and be replaced by our 105-day exit,” noted Rep. Howard.

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