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Questions about RSV and kids? This Minnesota pediatrician has answers

The number of Minnesotans sick with RSV is finally starting to fall, but, the respiratory illness remains a significant challenge for families and doctors. While counts have dipped from nearly 200 people two weeks ago to 150 last week, most patients are very young children. “Many of the kids who were born over the pandemic …

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Man accused of yelling anti-gay slur, pulling out gun in Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

A Minneapolis man is facing felony charges after allegedly pulling out a gun and threatening staff at an LGBTQ bar. Hennepin County prosecutors say Conell Walter Harris, 30, entered 19 Bar near Loring Park late Monday where staff and customers said he was “acting strangely,” according to court documents. When an employee asked to see …

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Feds allege 11 more teens worked at slaughterhouses

The U.S. Labor Department said Wednesday that investigators have found 11 additional minors hired to work overnight to clean slaughterhouses. The latest court filings bring the total number of teens alleged to have been employed by Packers Sanitation Inc., or PSSI, to 42, “a number which will likely only grow,” government attorneys wrote. Authorities say …

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Young pastor with deep roots in Black church ‘keeps it very real’

It’s a Sunday morning at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Pastor Elijah McDavid III is preaching to the congregation. The rows are nearly full with several dozen churchgoers. Above the pulpit hangs three portraits of a Black Jesus and banners with each letter of the word — Rhythm — hang across the ceiling. They …

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Court approves restrictions on MPD use of force during peaceful protests

Officials with the ACLU-MN say an injunction approved by a federal court judge today will restrict the types of force Minneapolis police officers can use against peaceful protesters. The measure is part of a class action suit filed by the ACLU on behalf of 12 protesters who say Minneapolis police used unnecessary and excessive force …

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