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Three trees planted in north Minneapolis to honor three children shot last year

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – It’s been more than a year since gun violence in north Minneapolis touched the lives of three families. Three children were shot in just a few weeks last year, and only one of them survived. But on Saturday, the community came together to honor them by planting three trees in their names.

At the corner of 36th Avenue North and North Penn Avenue in North Minneapolis, a spot once filled with so much pain, the community is bringing in new life.… Read more

St. Paul schools, like many districts, struggling to find teachers

By Bisi Onile-Ere

PublishedAugust 14, 2022 10:51PM

St. Paul Public Schools

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – With the new school year around the corner, some districts are having a challenging time filling teaching positions. It’s becoming a national trend, and now one of Minnesota’s largest school districts is taking steps to recruit and retain its workforce.

Less than a month before the start of the new school year hiring season is well underway in the St.… Read more

Ex-Minneapolis cops reject plea deal in George Floyd’s killing, will go to trial

By Paul Blume and FOX 9 Staff

Published August 15, 2022 9:13AM

Updated 9:42AM

Crime and Public Safety

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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Former Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng have rejected last and final plea offers, and will go to trial this fall

Thao and Kueng, who are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter in Floyd’s May 2020 death, were in court on Monday. During the testy 15-minute hearing, they rejected a plea offer of 36 months in prison to be served at the same time as their federal sentence. … Read more

Legendary Motown Songwriter Lamont Dozier Dies At 81

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Lamont Dozier, one-third of the legendary songwriting Holland-Dozier-Holland trio responsible for crafting the signature “Motown Sound” that dominated the airwaves in the 1960s and 1970s, has passed away at the age of 81.

News of the songwriter’s passing was reported on Tuesday (August 9th). Dozier passed away at his residence near Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday. His death was confirmed by Robin Terry, the chairwoman, and chief executive of the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan.… Read more

Nipsey Hussle Gets LA Metro Station Dedicated In His Honor

 

The city of Los Angeles is showing more love to its native son, Nipsey Hussle by announcing the dedication of one of its metro stations after him posthumously.

According to reports, the city has dedicated the Hyde Park Metro station after the late rapper and entrepreneur. The ceremony was held last weekend at the station, which is located at the intersections of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue and 59th Street. This is in close proximity to Hussle’s Marathon Clothing Store, which was an inspirational staple of the community and where he tragically lost his life in March 2019.… Read more

Insiders Ponder If Jared Kushner or Melania Trump Sold Out Donald Trump to The FBI

A few days ago the FBI raided Donald Trump‘s Mar-A-Lago property in what now is being said was for Top Secret nuclear documents that could be sold for quite the King Kong grip, but the question still remains, “Who dropped dime on Donald Trump?”

According to The Independent, many people are whispering the names of not only Jared Kushner, but even Trump’s often pissed off wife, Melania Trump. While a raid of the entire Mar-A-Lago establishment would’ve taken a few days to complete, the FBI completed it in a matter of hours seemingly knowing exactly where they needed to search to find the materials that Trump and his team lifted from The White House after the American people gave him and his administration the boot.… Read more

Watch ‘Unveiling: The Origins Of Charlottesville’s Monument’ Documentary Shining Light On Forgotten History

Zyahna Bryant wrote a petition in March of 2016 setting in motion the events that would lead to the removal of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee monument. Source: The Washington Post / Getty

A new PBS documentary explores the origin story of Charlottesville’s confederate monuments. Produced by The Memory Project, a program of the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative, “Unveiling: The Origins of Charlottesville’s Monuments” offers a nuanced conversation about the city’s confederate monuments.

Running a little under 30 minutes, the documentary explores the period between 1902 and 1924 and features commentary from key figures in the movement to place this period in its proper context.… Read more

The Body Shop Empowers Youth Voters With It’s ‘Be Seen Be Heard’ Initiative

The Body Shop U.S. is leading a bold initiative to ramp up youth voter participation ahead of the midterm elections. On Friday, the company announced the launch of their Be Seen Be Heard initiative, a digital campaign that will provide young voters with resources about the election in November.

Visitors on The Body Shop’s website can access the resource by signing up through the company’s virtual portal. Once logged in, users can utilize the brand’s virtual voting hub to check up on their current registration status and even register to vote.… Read more