Josh Verges writes for Pioneer Press: “With too many schools and too few students, St. Paul Public School principals next week will unveil plans to begin consolidating next fall. The goal is to reach a minimum of 450 students in each primary school – three sections per class – and 720 in secondary schools, so that each school can provide a basic base of support staff as well as specialist art teachers , science, talented education and more. . Supervisor Joe Gothard said the district would have to close and combine several schools in order to ‘create the schools our students deserve’. . The last time the district considered closing a school, in 2016, the school board rejected the plan by a 4-3 vote, the same night they fired Valeria Silva as supervisor. ”

This from MPR: “Minnesota Autumn Villa, COVID-19, in summer-autumn stubbornly refuses the ridge. Recent data show new and active cases that continue to climb above the levels Minnesota saw during its mid-April waveWith Equally Worrying: The rate of tests that come back positive for the disease is now higher than it was since January. The Department of Health’s daily number of known, active cases rose to 21,909 on Monday, reaching its highest point to date in 2021. Qend Central and West Minnesota have the lowest vaccination rates and highest rates of cases. ”

Writes Jennifer Bjorhus of the Star Tribune: “A creek running through the fields in Renville County is public water, not a ditch, and the Minnesota Court of Appeals says the county needs to assess the environmental impact of a proposed drainage project that farmers want. … The decision, released Monday, is a victory for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Protection, which challenged the county decision not to conduct an environmental review. It could also affect the fate of other segments of rivers and streams scattered across the state that were accidentally marked as gaps in public water inventory maps years agoBy Error it affects about 500 waterways and is something the DNR has sought to correct. “

AP reports: “A Texas agency on Monday approved a request for George Floyd to be pardoned posthumously for a 2004 drug arrest made by a former Houston police officer, now indicted, whose case history is under investigation after a deadly drug attack.The unanimous Recommendation from the seven-member Texas Board of Pardons and Prejudice will now be forwarded to Governor Greg Abbott, who will make the final decision. It was not clear when Abbott would decide the fate of the claim. “

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Eric Rasmussen and KSTP-TV report: “Just months after being sworn in as the Great Lakes police chief, Matt Hayen is on paid administrative leave as the city investigates a complaint against him, learns 5 EYEWITNESS NEWSWith ët Great Lakes City Council members nominate Hayen as Chief in July. He had been second in command at the police department before Chief Joel Scharf resigned in April. of thousands of dollars of federal anti-COVID aid funds in riot gear. But Big Lake has also declared itself as one of the safest cities in the state based on several crime measurements. “

Also on the Star Tribune, Kim Hyatt writes: “Deephaven’s small immediate community is stunned by the sudden death of Mayor Paul Skrede, who was found dead at his home last week after the city administrator called the police chief to do a welfare check.Me red Skrede, 75, was found on the floor of his Azure Road home on Tuesday, but he could have been dead for a week. Some sort of cardiac event caused the death and there was no indication of bad play, Johnson said. “

Says a BringMeTheNews story, “The Cleveland Browns made their way to a 14-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Their victory was apparently fueled by one of Minnesota’s firm restaurantsWith the former assistant coach of the Vikings, Kevin Stefanski is currently the head coach of the Browns. AND according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Stefanski got a Twin Cities hotspot to feed the team’s meal on Saturday. Ival Revival Fried Chicken, the well-known successful restaurant, which first opened in Minneapolis in 2015, and was apparently one of Stefanski’s places when he lived in Minnesota. “

Also from APWisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials on Monday dramatically reduced the number of wolves hunters can kill during the state’s fall season, in open contradiction to its policy boardThe move marked another clash between the liberal-leaning DNR administration and the Conservative board, and came after animal welfare lawyers sued in state and federal courts to block hunting. The season is set to start on November 6th. ”