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Federal trial for former MPD officers in George Floyd case starts this week

Legal experts expect a swifter trial with the other former MPD officers pointing the finger at Derek Chauvin as their best hope at acquittal.

 

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The federal courthouse in Saint Paul is just as fenced in and secured as the Hennepin County Government Center was for Derek Chauvin’s trial. But what goes on inside the courtroom for the other three former Minneapolis police officers will be much different.

The evidence will be much the same.… Read more

THIS WEEK IN HIP HOP HISTORY: KRS-1 AND THE STOP THE VIOLENCE MOVEMENT RELEASED “SELF DESTRUCTION” 28 YEARS AGO

SHA BE ALLAH  JANUARY 17, 2022

On this very same weekend in 1989, KRS-1, as a part of the nationwide “Stop The Violence” campaign, dropped the “Self Destruction” song and video to combat the rise in gun violence around the country.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Xd-f0S4y-30?feature=oembed

The death of a fan at a BDP/Public Enemy concert in 1988, which followed the murder of Boogie Down Productions DJ/producer and co-creator Scott “Scott La Rock” Sterling in the summer of 1987 were two of the principal catalysts that launched the Stop The Violence initiative.… Read more

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office collecting cold-weather items for needy

Photo: KSTP/Tim Zelenak.

Josh Skluzacek
Updated: January 18, 2022 12:27 PM
Created: January 18, 2022 10:55 AM

New or gently used cold-weather items can now be dropped off at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for needy Minnesotans.

The sheriff’s office says coats, hats, mittens, boots, scarves, blankets, and hand warmers will be accepted and distributed to homeless and unsheltered people in the county.

Donations will be accepted through the end of February and can be dropped off in person or sent by mail.… Read more

White House soft-launches COVID-19 test request website

Photo: AP Photo/David Dermer, File. FILE – Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio.

Associated Press
Created: January 18, 2022 12:31 PM

The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.

The website, COVIDTests.gov, now includes a link for Americans to order four at-home tests per residential address, to be delivered by the U.S.… Read more

St. Paul students, staff raise pandemic concerns

KSTP
Updated: January 18, 2022 12:11 PM
Created: January 18, 2022 07:51 AM

Students are preparing to walk out of class Tuesday in St. Paul, and teachers there are planning a rally of their own.

Both demonstrations are over COVID-19 precautions.

In Minneapolis Monday, a similar scene played out where hundreds of educators and staffers marched for better benefits.

St. Paul students and staff say they’re disappointed in the district’s reaction to the rise in COVID-19 cases.… Read more

MDH issues guidelines as insurance coverage requirement for home COVID tests takes effect

Photo: Ted S. Warren/Associated Press, File. In this file photo, boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests made by Abbott and QuickVue home tests made by Quidel are shown for sale Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at a CVS store in Lakewood, Wash., south of Seattle.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: January 18, 2022 10:58 AM
Created: January 18, 2022 10:52 AM

Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provided additional guidelines now that an insurance coverage requirement for home COVID-19 tests is in effect.… Read more