An Axios story by Torey Van Oot says: “An estimate eight out of 10 Minnesota children have already been infected with COVID-19, new CDC data shows. Driving the news: The CDC released the results of its latest pediatric antibody seroprevalence survey last week.

  • Results from blood samples taken in May and June suggest that 82% of Minnesotans between the ages of 6 months and 17 years old have been infected with COVID-19 at least once. Zoom out: Minnesota’s estimate is slightly higher than the national average of 79.7%.

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For MPR, Andrew Krueger declares: “Vehicle access to a popular Minnesota state park near the Twin Cities will be severely restricted for two weeks in September. The Department of Natural Resources says a bridge repair project will close most of the main road to Afton State Park along the St. Croix River Sept. 12-26. The park office near the entrance will remain open, but the road beyond that point – and many other park facilities – will be closed during this two-week period.

A BusinessWire story says, “Twin Metals Minnesota filed a major lawsuit in the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. to recover his federal mining concessions and undo a series of capricious and arbitrary actions by federal agencies aimed at preventing the development of his modern mining project in northern Minnesota. These actions by the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management undermine long-term U.S. priorities of securing domestic supply chains, combating climate change by moving toward a clean energy future, and to strengthen national security.

For WCPT-AM Richard Eberwein reports, “Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate Dr. Scott Jensen will appear at a Republican Jewish Coalition event on Tuesday. However, comments resurfaced show Jensen seems to think pandemic-era COVID-19 policies are comparable to Nazi-era anti-Semitic aggression. Video of Jensen speaking to a group of COVID-19 conspiracy theorists called MaskOffMN in April is recirculating online, where he called for resistance to COVID policies to prevent a further rise in authoritarianism to the level of Adolf Hitler. “If you look at the 1930s and look at them closely, we could see that something is going on,” Jensen said. “Little things that people have chosen to put aside. And then the little things became something bigger. Then there was a night called Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass.

For the AP, Stephen Groves reports: “A South Dakota ethics committee said Monday that it found enough information that Governor Kristi Noem may have ‘mistaken’ when she intervened in her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser’s license, and she referred a separate complaint about her use of the state plane to the state attorney general for investigation. The three retired Government Accountability Board judges determined that “appropriate action” could be taken against Noem for his role in securing his daughter’s appraiser license, although they did not specify the action. The decisions of the board of directors potentially worsen the ramifications of the investigations into Noem. The Republican governor faces re-election this year and has also positioned herself as a White House contender in 2024.”

This from KSTP-TV,”6-year-old girl recovers in hospital after being caught in the crossfire in a shooting Monday night near East Phillips Park in Minneapolis. Minneapolis Police Department and Minneapolis Park Police officers responded to a report of shots being fired around 5:16 p.m. (Monday) near the intersection of 18th Avenue South and 24th Street is, MPD spokesman Officer Garrett Parten said. A 6-year-old victim was found dead and officers and medics administered first aid before taking her to Hennepin County Medical Center. His injuries are believed not to be life-threatening, Parten said.

Stribber Jenna Ross writes: “Maggie Hennefeld met them alone, in the archives, in the dark. Daring, funny and original silent film stars, but forgotten because they were women. A teenage tomboy flooding his house. A maid who explodes through the chimney. A woman dominating her husband with a lasso. Hennefeld finally brings them to light. “When most people think of silent and slapstick comedy, they think of Charlie Chaplin, maybe Harold Lloyd – who are brilliant,” said Hennefeld, associate professor of cultural studies and comparative literature at the University. of Minnesota. ‘But there were so many women doing messy, violent, brutal slapstick as well. They have just been erased from history. Hennefeld and two co-curators unearthed 99 silent films produced from 1898 to 1926 for a new collection, calling on composers to pair them with new original scores. On August 25, the Trylon Cinema will screen 11 shorts from “Cinema’s First Nasty Women,” a four-disc DVD/Blu-ray set due out later this month.

A KNSI-AM story says, “Violence drives people away from restaurants. Nowhere is this truer than in the Twin Cities. The OpenTable reservation service uses 2019 as the benchmark for its ‘State of the industry’ The data. In July, restaurant reservations in Minneapolis were down 54% from three years ago. The shocking trend is hardly abating even as a high-profile criminal crackdown is underway. The number of people eating out in the Twin Cities dropped nearly 50% from Aug. 9-20. Other cities with steep declines include Chicago, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC. All have seen violent crime reach multi-decade highs, if not all-time highs.

Stribber Jana Hollingsworth writes: “Parents of student attacked after Proctor High School football practice last fall are sue school district and former football coaches and superintendents for civil rights violations related to gender discrimination. The student’s parents, whom the Star Tribune is not naming to protect the identity of the victim, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday on behalf of their son, alleging several things related to the September incident that resulted in the cancellation of the school’s football season. and the resignation of his head coach. An 18-year-old former Proctor student and football player was probated in June for assaulting the victim with a plunger and must register as a predatory offender for 10 years. According to the federal complaint: hazing related to the toilet plunger was common before and during former coach Derek Parendo’s decade plus at the helm of the team, known to coaches, former superintendent John Engelking, manager athlete and guidance counsellors.

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