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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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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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Duluth’s Central Hillside Community Action and Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market started their first day on Tuesday. Traders filled the area with a variety of produce, baked goods, handicrafts, and more. And that will take all summer. “This has been an annual farmers market since 2018,” said Evan Flom, Program Manager, Seeds of Success. “We’re working […]

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Duluth’s Central Hillside Community Action and Lincoln Park Farmer’s Market started their first day on Tuesday.

Traders filled the area with a variety of produce, baked goods, handicrafts, and more. And that will take all summer.

“This has been an annual farmers market since 2018,” said Evan Flom, Program Manager, Seeds of Success. “We’re working with Essentia down here to run the market. And we’ll be down here every Tuesday from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from today through September 28th. “

Market-goers could get free recipe cards and reusable bags, and the first 50 people got free tacos from the Mama Roots Food Truck.

In addition, children under the age of 18 and those over the age of 60 will receive free $ 4 tokens throughout the summer that they can spend through the Power of Produce Club, that of Essentia Health, the Junior League of Duluth, and the University of Minnesota Extension is supported.

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Traders filled the area with a variety of produce, baked goods, handicrafts, and more. And that will take all summer.

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Market-goers could get free recipe cards and reusable bags, and the first 50 people got free tacos from the Mama Roots Food Truck.

In addition, children under the age of 18 and those over the age of 60 will receive free $ 4 tokens throughout the summer that they can spend through the Power of Produce Club, that of Essentia Health, the Junior League of Duluth, and the University of Minnesota Extension is supported.

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Minnesota tribe calls return of land a step toward healing | National News

COON RAPIDS – Leo Gellert of Mankato West scored a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the AAA golf tournament on Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course. West’s Owen Bjork is one shot back at 74. The front runners are at 68. In the AA class in Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan, MaKenna […]

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Minnesota tribe calls return of land a step toward healing | National News

COON RAPIDS – Leo Gellert of Mankato West scored a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the AAA golf tournament on Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.

West’s Owen Bjork is one shot back at 74. The front runners are at 68.

In the AA class in Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan, MaKenna Reinhardt by Le Sueur-Henderson shot 79 and is fourth.

Adrianna Bixby of St. Peter is in 16th place with 86. Megan Nelson from Waseca shot 91.

At the boys’ tournament, St. Peter’s Kaiden Brovold and Kendall Nicolai each shot 79. Griffin Seifert from Waseca shot 97.

The Blue Earth Area boys are fourth after 312 shots, 12 punches from the first. Braden Gudahl is in third place with 73.

In Class A at the Pebble Creek Golf Club near Becker, United South Central’s Kadyn Neubauer shot 74 and is in second place, four shots behind the lead.

Logan Haala from the New Ulm Minster shot 77, Logan Thell from Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 83.

In the girls’ meeting, Kayla Goblirsch from Neuen Ulmer Münster took fifth place at the 87th shooting.

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton is eighth after shooting 407 on the first round.

Each tournament ends on Wednesday with 18 holes.

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Minnesota tribe calls return of land a step toward healing | National News

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Minnesota tribe calls return of land a step toward healing | National News

COON RAPIDS – Leo Gellert of Mankato West scored a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the AAA golf tournament on Tuesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course.

West’s Owen Bjork is one shot back at 74. The front runners are at 68.

In the AA class in Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan, MaKenna Reinhardt by Le Sueur-Henderson shot 79 and is fourth.

Adrianna Bixby of St. Peter is in 16th place with 86. Megan Nelson from Waseca shot 91.

At the boys’ tournament, St. Peter’s Kaiden Brovold and Kendall Nicolai each shot 79. Griffin Seifert from Waseca shot 97.

The Blue Earth Area boys are fourth after 312 shots, 12 punches from the first. Braden Gudahl is in third place with 73.

In Class A at the Pebble Creek Golf Club near Becker, United South Central’s Kadyn Neubauer shot 74 and is in second place, four shots behind the lead.

Logan Haala from the New Ulm Minster shot 77, Logan Thell from Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 83.

In the girls’ meeting, Kayla Goblirsch from Neuen Ulmer Münster took fifth place at the 87th shooting.

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton is eighth after shooting 407 on the first round.

Each tournament ends on Wednesday with 18 holes.

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Waterloo Bucks has closed St. Cloud |  baseball

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – The Waterloo Bucks stayed at the top of the Great Plains East Division with a convincing 9-0 shutout win at St. Cloud on Tuesday night. Waterloo (12-4) was led by his duo of pitchers Blake Corsentino and Blaze Pontes. Corsentino skipped six and allowed only one hit without walks in five […]

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Waterloo Bucks has closed St. Cloud |  baseball

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – The Waterloo Bucks stayed at the top of the Great Plains East Division with a convincing 9-0 shutout win at St. Cloud on Tuesday night.

Waterloo (12-4) was led by his duo of pitchers Blake Corsentino and Blaze Pontes. Corsentino skipped six and allowed only one hit without walks in five innings. Pontes only gave up two hits and went none while hitting four over the last four innings.

Garrett McGowan led the Waterloo offense, finishing 3-for-5 with a double and two runs. Catcher Emiliano Gonzalez tripled and added a second hit as he drove in two and scored one run. The third baseman from Waterloo, Max Jung-Goldberg, also ended a game with two goals.

Waterloo opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the third and finished strong with three runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.

The loss dropped St. Cloud to 8-6.

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Waterloo Bucks has closed St. Cloud |  baseball

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – The Waterloo Bucks stayed at the top of the Great Plains East Division with a convincing 9-0 shutout win at St. Cloud on Tuesday night.

Waterloo (12-4) was led by his duo of pitchers Blake Corsentino and Blaze Pontes. Corsentino skipped six and allowed only one hit without walks in five innings. Pontes only gave up two hits and went none while hitting four over the last four innings.

Garrett McGowan led the Waterloo offense, finishing 3-for-5 with a double and two runs. Catcher Emiliano Gonzalez tripled and added a second hit as he drove in two and scored one run. The third baseman from Waterloo, Max Jung-Goldberg, also ended a game with two goals.

Waterloo opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the third and finished strong with three runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.

The loss dropped St. Cloud to 8-6.

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CEO sheds light on upcoming closure of The Hills Youth and Family Services

Leslie Chaplin, CEO of Hills Youth and Family Services, says her focus is on engaging the children in the “best possible way”. “Our focus is currently on all children in our care. We are working to get them all to suitable and healthy places for their next steps, ”said Chaplin. This comes after the organization […]

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CEO sheds light on upcoming closure of The Hills Youth and Family Services

Leslie Chaplin, CEO of Hills Youth and Family Services, says her focus is on engaging the children in the “best possible way”.

“Our focus is currently on all children in our care. We are working to get them all to suitable and healthy places for their next steps, ”said Chaplin.

This comes after the organization announced on Monday that it will close after 112 years.

“There are a number of reasons why this is happening,” said Chaplin.

Chaplin stated that an “insurmountable financial burden” combined with “extremely high fixed costs” for a new facility in East Bethel, Minnesota, contributed to the closure of the entire organization.

She also cited what she called “inaction” by the state by not allowing them to hire employees on a living wage. She adds that the pandemic has also affected the number of employees.

As a result, 34 children and teenagers in Woodland Hills are forced to move elsewhere.

“Unfortunately, most of our children are from overseas or other Minnesota communities, so we work hard with these people to make sure they have adequate services when they return home,” said Chaplin.

The closure also means 110 beds will no longer be available between the Duluth and East Bethel facilities. 50 of these beds are in Duluth.

After more than a century, an organization is building a formidable legacy, and while an era is drawing to a close, Chaplin wants to make sure all of the people who have been involved know they have been valued.

“I would like to thank our dedicated team of employees. I would also like to thank the families, the donors, our community partners and above all all of our alumni who have done everything to continue our mission and support us over the years” said Chaplin.

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Leslie Chaplin, CEO of Hills Youth and Family Services, says her focus is on engaging the children in the “best possible way”. “Our focus is currently on all children in our care. We are working to get them all to suitable and healthy places for their next steps, ”said Chaplin. This comes after the organization […]

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CEO sheds light on upcoming closure of The Hills Youth and Family Services

Leslie Chaplin, CEO of Hills Youth and Family Services, says her focus is on engaging the children in the “best possible way”.

“Our focus is currently on all children in our care. We are working to get them all to suitable and healthy places for their next steps, ”said Chaplin.

This comes after the organization announced on Monday that it will close after 112 years.

“There are a number of reasons why this is happening,” said Chaplin.

Chaplin stated that an “insurmountable financial burden” combined with “extremely high fixed costs” for a new facility in East Bethel, Minnesota, contributed to the closure of the entire organization.

She also cited what she called “inaction” by the state by not allowing them to hire employees on a living wage. She adds that the pandemic has also affected the number of employees.

As a result, 34 children and teenagers in Woodland Hills are forced to move elsewhere.

“Unfortunately, most of our children are from overseas or other Minnesota communities, so we work hard with these people to make sure they have adequate services when they return home,” said Chaplin.

The closure also means 110 beds will no longer be available between the Duluth and East Bethel facilities. 50 of these beds are in Duluth.

After more than a century, an organization is building a formidable legacy, and while an era is drawing to a close, Chaplin wants to make sure all of the people who have been involved know they have been valued.

“I would like to thank our dedicated team of employees. I would also like to thank the families, the donors, our community partners and above all all of our alumni who have done everything to continue our mission and support us over the years” said Chaplin.

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No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings

Hennepin County will no longer require masks in government buildings for vaccinated employees and visitors. The County Board’s vote Tuesday follows the lifting of the COVID-19 mask mandate in government buildings by the state, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ramsey County. Masks still must be worn in health care settings, Metro Transit vehicles and in some […]

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No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings

Hennepin County will no longer require masks in government buildings for vaccinated employees and visitors.

The County Board’s vote Tuesday follows the lifting of the COVID-19 mask mandate in government buildings by the state, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ramsey County. Masks still must be worn in health care settings, Metro Transit vehicles and in some school districts.

“This doesn’t mean people can’t elect to wear a mask,” said Hennepin County Administrator David Hough. “As things change over the next several months, the safety plan can be modified.”

The County Board also approved $100,000 in federal funding for a vaccine incentives program. It will partner with community groups to host vaccine events and support giving out free meals, groceries and entertainment.

“Vaccine incentive programs are designed to build trust and increase vaccination rates. This action is an opportunity to build on Minnesota’s statewide vaccine incentive strategy in a way that’s specifically tailored to the unique needs and concerns of Hennepin County residents,” Commissioner Chris LaTondresse said. “For us, this means addressing vaccine disparities in our highest social vulnerability index ZIP codes.”

Board Chair Marion Greene and Commissioner Irene Fernando voted against ending the mask mandate.

Fernando raised concerns about vaccine disparities for the county’s most disadvantaged residents and the lack of vaccines for children younger than 12.

“I have gratitude for the progress we made, but have concerns about people using an honor system about vaccines and how the mask requirement will be equally enforced,” she said.

Commissioner Jeff Lunde said eliminating the mask mandate is another step to get people back to normalcy. Business at government service centers has decreased 50% and library visits are down 30%. County officials still are recommending social distancing in buildings.

There have been 124,000 positive COVID-19 cases in Hennepin County. In November, the county averaged 1,200 cases a day and now that number is down to 39.

In other board action, commissioners approved $5 million in federal funds to prevent gun violence. Minneapolis started a similar program in 2018 and St. Paul was looking into a gun violence program last month.

Hough said the program will fund hospital-based programs to connect violence victims to services, interventions to identify and support high risk people most likely to commit gun violence and mental, behavioral and substance misuse services.

Between 2019 and 2020, Hennepin County saw a 28% increase in the number of crimes that involved guns. In 2019, Hennepin County had 67 homicide cases with 108 in 2020. In 2021, the county has had 53 homicides.

The board will receive a detailed program plan in four months.

David Chanen • 612-673-4465

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No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings

Hennepin County will no longer require masks in government buildings for vaccinated employees and visitors. The County Board’s vote Tuesday follows the lifting of the COVID-19 mask mandate in government buildings by the state, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ramsey County. Masks still must be worn in health care settings, Metro Transit vehicles and in some […]

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No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings

Hennepin County will no longer require masks in government buildings for vaccinated employees and visitors.

The County Board’s vote Tuesday follows the lifting of the COVID-19 mask mandate in government buildings by the state, Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ramsey County. Masks still must be worn in health care settings, Metro Transit vehicles and in some school districts.

“This doesn’t mean people can’t elect to wear a mask,” said Hennepin County Administrator David Hough. “As things change over the next several months, the safety plan can be modified.”

The County Board also approved $100,000 in federal funding for a vaccine incentives program. It will partner with community groups to host vaccine events and support giving out free meals, groceries and entertainment.

“Vaccine incentive programs are designed to build trust and increase vaccination rates. This action is an opportunity to build on Minnesota’s statewide vaccine incentive strategy in a way that’s specifically tailored to the unique needs and concerns of Hennepin County residents,” Commissioner Chris LaTondresse said. “For us, this means addressing vaccine disparities in our highest social vulnerability index ZIP codes.”

Board Chair Marion Greene and Commissioner Irene Fernando voted against ending the mask mandate.

Fernando raised concerns about vaccine disparities for the county’s most disadvantaged residents and the lack of vaccines for children younger than 12.

“I have gratitude for the progress we made, but have concerns about people using an honor system about vaccines and how the mask requirement will be equally enforced,” she said.

Commissioner Jeff Lunde said eliminating the mask mandate is another step to get people back to normalcy. Business at government service centers has decreased 50% and library visits are down 30%. County officials still are recommending social distancing in buildings.

There have been 124,000 positive COVID-19 cases in Hennepin County. In November, the county averaged 1,200 cases a day and now that number is down to 39.

In other board action, commissioners approved $5 million in federal funds to prevent gun violence. Minneapolis started a similar program in 2018 and St. Paul was looking into a gun violence program last month.

Hough said the program will fund hospital-based programs to connect violence victims to services, interventions to identify and support high risk people most likely to commit gun violence and mental, behavioral and substance misuse services.

Between 2019 and 2020, Hennepin County saw a 28% increase in the number of crimes that involved guns. In 2019, Hennepin County had 67 homicide cases with 108 in 2020. In 2021, the county has had 53 homicides.

The board will receive a detailed program plan in four months.

David Chanen • 612-673-4465

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The post No masks required for vaccinated people in Hennepin County government buildings first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1623808182) } [6]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(44) "Brown County issues burning ban | Local News" ["link"]=> string(65) "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/minnesotanewsdaily/~3/I9G28ftB3QA/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Dexter Peterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Tue, 15 Jun 2021 23:40:36 +0000" ["category"]=> string(7) "Mankato" ["guid"]=> string(36) "https://minnesotaminutes.com/?p=6348" ["description"]=> string(1165) "
Brown County issues burning ban | Local News

NEW ULM – Burning restrictions were in effect across Brown County on Tuesday after 6:00 p.m. and will continue until further notice, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Open burning is not permitted on CFRP land and / or in trenches. Recreational bonfires must be contained within a ring of stone, cement, brick, or […]

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Brown County issues burning ban | Local News

NEW ULM – Burning restrictions were in effect across Brown County on Tuesday after 6:00 p.m. and will continue until further notice, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Open burning is not permitted on CFRP land and / or in trenches. Recreational bonfires must be contained within a ring of stone, cement, brick, or metal and no closer than 25 feet from any structure.

The use of charcoal grills, wood smokers, and propane or natural gas devices is permitted. Supervised burning of piles of brushes is permitted but must be reported by calling Brown County Dispatch at 233-6720 prior to commencement.

Violation of the prohibition will result in a fine, a prison sentence, or both.

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Brown County issues burning ban | Local News

NEW ULM – Burning restrictions were in effect across Brown County on Tuesday after 6:00 p.m. and will continue until further notice, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Open burning is not permitted on CFRP land and / or in trenches. Recreational bonfires must be contained within a ring of stone, cement, brick, or […]

The post Brown County issues burning ban | Local News first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["atom_content"]=> string(1550) "
Brown County issues burning ban | Local News

NEW ULM – Burning restrictions were in effect across Brown County on Tuesday after 6:00 p.m. and will continue until further notice, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Open burning is not permitted on CFRP land and / or in trenches. Recreational bonfires must be contained within a ring of stone, cement, brick, or metal and no closer than 25 feet from any structure.

The use of charcoal grills, wood smokers, and propane or natural gas devices is permitted. Supervised burning of piles of brushes is permitted but must be reported by calling Brown County Dispatch at 233-6720 prior to commencement.

Violation of the prohibition will result in a fine, a prison sentence, or both.

The post Brown County issues burning ban | Local News first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1623800436) } [7]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(46) "$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea" ["link"]=> string(65) "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/minnesotanewsdaily/~3/HyKw7dAwowo/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Dexter Peterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Tue, 15 Jun 2021 21:03:10 +0000" ["category"]=> string(4) "News" ["guid"]=> string(36) "https://minnesotaminutes.com/?p=6345" ["description"]=> string(1532) "
$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning’s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning’s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

  • On April 16, a Long Range Tracker crew identified a suspect vessel while on patrol. A United States Coast Guard (USCG) team aboard The Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Saskatoon detained five crew members and seized more than two tons of cocaine.
  • On April 17, a Long Range Tracker crew located a suspect vessel. A Colombian law enforcement team intercepted the vessel, detained three crew members, and seized 1.7 tons of marijuana and 40 pounds of cocaine.
  • On April 20, a P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew detected a suspect vessel and maintained observation of the vessel’s activity. USCG Cutter Tahoma launched interceptor vessels to interdict the suspect vessel crew. The USGC team seized 2,403 pounds of cocaine and detained four crew members.
  • On April 24, a P-3 Long Range Tracker crew worked with a USCG HC-130 aircrew to monitor a suspect vessel and guide partner nation aircraft and vessel teams for interdiction. The Panamanian boarding team detained three crew members and seized 1,323 pounds of cocaine and 200 pounds of marijuana.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

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$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning’s good narrative. Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern […]

The post $156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["atom_content"]=> string(3990) "
$156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea

The morning’s good narrative.

Air and Marine Operations (AMO) National Air Security Operations Center of the border patrol, P-3 Long Range Tracker and Airborne Early Warning crews partnered with Joint Interagency Task Force-South and federal authorities to stop transnational smuggling of almost six tons of narcotics between April 16 and April 24 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, denying narcotics traffickers an estimated $156 million in illicit proceeds.

Over an eight-day period, AMO P-3 aircrews conducted detection and sustained tracking operations that led law enforcement partners to detain 15 individuals and seize a total of 7,805 pounds of cocaine and 3,588 pounds of marijuana in the Pacific Source and Transit Zone for illicit drugs.

  • On April 16, a Long Range Tracker crew identified a suspect vessel while on patrol. A United States Coast Guard (USCG) team aboard The Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Saskatoon detained five crew members and seized more than two tons of cocaine.
  • On April 17, a Long Range Tracker crew located a suspect vessel. A Colombian law enforcement team intercepted the vessel, detained three crew members, and seized 1.7 tons of marijuana and 40 pounds of cocaine.
  • On April 20, a P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew detected a suspect vessel and maintained observation of the vessel’s activity. USCG Cutter Tahoma launched interceptor vessels to interdict the suspect vessel crew. The USGC team seized 2,403 pounds of cocaine and detained four crew members.
  • On April 24, a P-3 Long Range Tracker crew worked with a USCG HC-130 aircrew to monitor a suspect vessel and guide partner nation aircraft and vessel teams for interdiction. The Panamanian boarding team detained three crew members and seized 1,323 pounds of cocaine and 200 pounds of marijuana.

National Air Security Operations Center P-3 capabilities continue to prove essential to United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Counter Narcotics Operations, coordinated by Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S), contributing to an increased law enforcement presence in narcotics transit zones. This partnership bolsters the effectiveness of U.S. and international law enforcement by sharing information and intelligence to increase interdictions. Key SOUTHCOM partners have been involved in over 60 percent of drug disruptions since April 2020.

AMO has two P-3 National Air Security Operations Centers located in Jacksonville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX. These P-3 aircraft operate throughout North, Central and South America in defense of the borders of the United States and to prevent attempts to smuggle persons or contraband.

Journalists are under attack in America and across the globe. Help protect journalists everywhere.

The post $156 million in cocaine and weed seized at sea first appeared on Minnesota Minutes." ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1623790990) } [8]=> array(12) { ["title"]=> string(51) "Biden appoints Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel" ["link"]=> string(65) "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/minnesotanewsdaily/~3/EVVFMbf-0Tg/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Dexter Peterson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Tue, 15 Jun 2021 20:57:25 +0000" ["category"]=> string(6) "Duluth" ["guid"]=> string(36) "https://minnesotaminutes.com/?p=6342" ["description"]=> string(1469) "
Biden appoints Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he would appoint Thomas Nides as the next ambassador to Israel. Nides’ name emerged as a likely ambassador in April. 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 […]

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Biden appoints Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he would appoint Thomas Nides as the next ambassador to Israel. Nides’ name emerged as a likely ambassador in April.

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 US Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award.

“Thomas Nides is a distinguished civil servant and business leader,” read a White House statement. “Nides was Chief of Staff to US Trade Representative Micky Kantor, was Senior Advisor to House Speaker Thomas S. Foley, and previously House Majority Whip Tony Coelho,” the announcement said. “He currently serves on the boards of the Partnership for Public Service, the International Rescue Committee, the Atlantic Council and the Urban Alliance Foundation, and is currently the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a past chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center, appointed by President Obama. Nides received his BA from the University of Minnesota. He has received the Secretary of State’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.

According to his biography on the State Department’s website, prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Nides served as global President and CEO of Burson-Marsteller and CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston, the investment banking division of the Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group.

Biden announced eight more ambassadors on Tuesday, including Julianne Smith as ambassador to NATO and Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico.

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Biden appoints Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he would appoint Thomas Nides as the next ambassador to Israel. Nides’ name emerged as a likely ambassador in April. 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 […]

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Biden appoints Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he would appoint Thomas Nides as the next ambassador to Israel. Nides’ name emerged as a likely ambassador in April.

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 US Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award.

“Thomas Nides is a distinguished civil servant and business leader,” read a White House statement. “Nides was Chief of Staff to US Trade Representative Micky Kantor, was Senior Advisor to House Speaker Thomas S. Foley, and previously House Majority Whip Tony Coelho,” the announcement said. “He currently serves on the boards of the Partnership for Public Service, the International Rescue Committee, the Atlantic Council and the Urban Alliance Foundation, and is currently the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a past chairman of the Woodrow Wilson Center, appointed by President Obama. Nides received his BA from the University of Minnesota. He has received the Secretary of State’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.

According to his biography on the State Department’s website, prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Nides served as global President and CEO of Burson-Marsteller and CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston, the investment banking division of the Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group.

Biden announced eight more ambassadors on Tuesday, including Julianne Smith as ambassador to NATO and Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico.

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St. Cloud State men's hockey coach Larson gets 7-year contract extension

Brett Larson guided the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team to its first NCAA Division I championship game appearance in April, and on Tuesday the third-year Huskies coach received a reward: a seven-year contract extension through the 2027-18 season. “Since his arrival at St. Cloud State and very first meeting with the team, Coach Larson […]

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St. Cloud State men's hockey coach Larson gets 7-year contract extension

Brett Larson guided the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team to its first NCAA Division I championship game appearance in April, and on Tuesday the third-year Huskies coach received a reward: a seven-year contract extension through the 2027-18 season.

“Since his arrival at St. Cloud State and very first meeting with the team, Coach Larson has demonstrated an impressive capacity for leadership and coaching,” athletic director Heather Weems said in a statement. “Brett’s commitment to a positive program culture marked by continuous development, selfless play, relentless work ethic, and overall excellence provides an atmosphere in which players thrive. … I couldn’t be more excited about the trajectory of our program and continued presence amongst the nation’s elite men’s hockey programs under Coach Larson’s leadership.”

Financial terms of the contract were not announced.

A Duluth native and former Minnesota Duluth assistant, Larson, 48, has guided the Huskies to a 63-32-9 overall record, including 20-11 in 2020-21, when they advanced to the second Frozen Four appearance in school history. St. Cloud State defeated Boston University and Boston College in the NCAA Northeast Regional before edging Minnesota State Mankato 5-4 in a thrilling national semifinal in Pittsburgh. The Huskies fell 5-0 to Massachusetts in the title game.

“I want to thank Heather Weems for in me and giving me this opportunity three years ago, as well as her passionate support of Husky Athletics,” Larson said in a statement. “I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by great people here at SCSU. The administration, our players, our staff, our alumni and our fans make this such a special place. I’m proud to be a Husky and am looking forward to continuing our work to make our school, community, alumni and fans proud of Husky Hockey!”

Larson took over as Huskies coach following the 2017-18 season when Bob Motzko left the Granite City to coach Minnesota. Larson’s first Huskies squad posted a 30-6-3 record and won the NCHC regular-season title but fell to American International in the first round of the NCAA tournament. In 2019-20 after heavy personnel losses, St. Cloud State went 13-15-6 in a season shortened by the coronavirus pandemic.

The outlook for the 2021-22 Huskies is strong, with five seniors from this past season – forwards Easton Brodzinski and Kevin Fitzgerald, defensemen Seamus Donohue and Luke Jaycox, and goalie David Hrenak – returning for another year granted by the NCAA because of COVID-19.

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St. Cloud State men's hockey coach Larson gets 7-year contract extension

Brett Larson guided the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team to its first NCAA Division I championship game appearance in April, and on Tuesday the third-year Huskies coach received a reward: a seven-year contract extension through the 2027-18 season. “Since his arrival at St. Cloud State and very first meeting with the team, Coach Larson […]

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St. Cloud State men's hockey coach Larson gets 7-year contract extension

Brett Larson guided the St. Cloud State men’s hockey team to its first NCAA Division I championship game appearance in April, and on Tuesday the third-year Huskies coach received a reward: a seven-year contract extension through the 2027-18 season.

“Since his arrival at St. Cloud State and very first meeting with the team, Coach Larson has demonstrated an impressive capacity for leadership and coaching,” athletic director Heather Weems said in a statement. “Brett’s commitment to a positive program culture marked by continuous development, selfless play, relentless work ethic, and overall excellence provides an atmosphere in which players thrive. … I couldn’t be more excited about the trajectory of our program and continued presence amongst the nation’s elite men’s hockey programs under Coach Larson’s leadership.”

Financial terms of the contract were not announced.

A Duluth native and former Minnesota Duluth assistant, Larson, 48, has guided the Huskies to a 63-32-9 overall record, including 20-11 in 2020-21, when they advanced to the second Frozen Four appearance in school history. St. Cloud State defeated Boston University and Boston College in the NCAA Northeast Regional before edging Minnesota State Mankato 5-4 in a thrilling national semifinal in Pittsburgh. The Huskies fell 5-0 to Massachusetts in the title game.

“I want to thank Heather Weems for in me and giving me this opportunity three years ago, as well as her passionate support of Husky Athletics,” Larson said in a statement. “I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by great people here at SCSU. The administration, our players, our staff, our alumni and our fans make this such a special place. I’m proud to be a Husky and am looking forward to continuing our work to make our school, community, alumni and fans proud of Husky Hockey!”

Larson took over as Huskies coach following the 2017-18 season when Bob Motzko left the Granite City to coach Minnesota. Larson’s first Huskies squad posted a 30-6-3 record and won the NCHC regular-season title but fell to American International in the first round of the NCAA tournament. In 2019-20 after heavy personnel losses, St. Cloud State went 13-15-6 in a season shortened by the coronavirus pandemic.

The outlook for the 2021-22 Huskies is strong, with five seniors from this past season – forwards Easton Brodzinski and Kevin Fitzgerald, defensemen Seamus Donohue and Luke Jaycox, and goalie David Hrenak – returning for another year granted by the NCAA because of COVID-19.

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