🌱 Opening of a luxury hotel + gathering of nurses + continuous calls for gun control

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Hello, Minneapolis! Let’s move on to today’s best stories.


First, today’s weather forecast: Wind in the afternoon. High: 76 Low: 51.


Here are today’s top 5 stories in Minneapolis:

1. Twin Cities nurses rally in Minneapolis Wednesday in pursuit of new contracts. Minnesota Nurses Association members began picketing Abbott Northwestern Hospital asking employers to “put patients before profits”. Their current contracts expire on June 30. (Patch)

2. Two people are suing the city of Minneapolis and former police officer Derek Chauvinclaiming they were “victims of excessive force and racial discrimination at the hands of Chauvin in 2017.” Several other officers are also named in the lawsuits. (BTMN)

3. Five more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19 over the holiday weekend, the state health department reports. More than 480 people are currently hospitalized with the virus across the state. (BMTN)

4. Minnesota politicians continue to call for gun control laws a week after 19 children were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school. Governor Tim Walz called for the passage of red flag laws while Senator Amy Klobuchar wrote, “Only action will begin to resolve this deadly crisis.” (Patch)

5. One the new Four Seasons hotel opened on Wednesday in Minneapolis. The 36-story luxury building is located at 245 Hennepin Ave. in the North Loop neighborhood and is considered the only five-star hotel in town. (KARE11)


Today in Minneapolis:

  • Minneapolis Central Library offers job search assistance. (2 p.m.)
  • Homeward Bound Performs “Upper Midwestern Roots Music” at Minnehaha Park. (7 p.m.)
  • See “A Raisin in the Sun” before it ends at Guthrie Theater. (7:30 p.m.)
  • The Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra performs at Lake Harriet Shell. (7:30 p.m.)
  • Head to Chanhassen for the annual Prince’s Celebration at Paisley Park. (The whole weekend)

From my notebook:

  • Registrations are open for Free citizenship classes from Minneapolis Adult Education. (MPS)
  • Minneapolis is the first major city in the United States to have publicly broadcast islamic call to prayer of its 24 mosques. (SCS)
  • “The most anticipated restaurant in the Twin Citiesopened Wednesday in Minneapolis at the new Four Seasons. (Paid Source: Tribune of stars)

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That’s all for this Thursday! See you tomorrow for another edition.

Georgi Presecky

About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and partner content curator. She spent five years on the entertainment beat for FF2 Media covering film festivals across the United States. Her feature articles have received awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. As editor of the Lewis University journal, she and her team earned honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and the American Scholastic Press Associations. She started working for Patch in 2019.

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