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ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – Authorities say a shooting at a busy bar in St. Paul, Minnesota left one dead and 14 injured. The shooting took place shortly after midnight at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar. According to police, preliminary information indicates that several people fired shots. It is not yet clear what led to the shooting. Police arrested three men who are being treated at a hospital for injuries caused by the shooting. The Seventh Street Truck Bar is in an entertainment district just south of the Xcel Energy Center, home to the NHL Minnesota Wild. The Star Tribune reports that the woman in her twenties who was killed is the 32nd homicide victim in the city so far this year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Although much has been said about the stress COVID-19 has placed on Minnesota hospitals, the state’s long-term care industry says it is facing its worst labor shortage. of work. Leaders of seniors’ organizations across the state say they have about 23,000 job openings. This represents about 20 percent of the full-strength workforce. Executives say resignations continue to outpace new hires at a time when there are more seniors than ever in Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that staff shortages are leading to stricter admissions policies. A survey shows that nearly 70 percent of nursing homes restrict admissions in one way or another because they are understaffed.
BISMARCK, ND (AP) – The brutal shutdown of a North Dakota-based photography business has left couples in a four-state region scrambling to locate wedding photos or find new photographers for upcoming nuptials . Glasser Images owner Jack Glasser said that largely due to COVID-19, Bismarck studio “just couldn’t afford our running costs, debt repayment, salaries, rent. and other business expenses “. He told customers in an email that he couldn’t offer a refund. The North Dakota attorney general’s office said it had filed more than 170 complaints about the situation as of Friday afternoon and is investigating. Glasser’s attorney, Tim O’Keeffe, told the Bismarck Tribune that he and Glasser will speak to clients in the coming days. The company did business in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Colorado.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Prosecutors seek approval of a harsher sentence than described in state guidelines if a former Minneapolis suburban police officer is convicted of the shooting death of Daunte Wright . Former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter faces first and second degree manslaughter charges in Wright’s death in April. Sentencing guidelines for first degree manslaughter range from 6 to 8 1/2 years in prison. The move is similar to that made by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison in the trial of former cop Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop convicted of the death of George Floyd. Potter pleaded not guilty. She is due to be tried in December.
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