A woman was found shot to death in a Brooklyn Park parking lot yesterday afternoon. Police were flagged down just after 4pm, a witness told police that someone shot the woman while she was talking to a man in the parking lot. She was taken to the hospital where she later died. Police do have a man in custody. At this time, no identification of either the suspect or the victim has been released at this time.

Last night the Minneapolis Park Board voted 7 to 2 to rename the roads around the lake formally known as Lake Calhoun. The board will be renaming the four parkways surrounding the lake with the original Dakota name ‘Bde Maka Ska’. At this time, the lake itself hasn’t been renamed yet, due to the Minnesota Supreme Court is still deciding whether state official have the authority to change the lake’s name.

Prior Lake’s City Manager is out of a job following charges of domestic assault filed against him.  The City Council fired Michael Plante Monday after he was placed on administrative leave a week ago following his arrest.

The Minnesota State Fair gets underway today.  The 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together is opening the gates for this year’s event.  About two-million people are expected to attend the fair during its 12-day stretch.

A state investigator says neglect and maltreatment happened against a Chisholm assisted-living facility after one client allegedly raped another.  A lawyer for the owners of Hillcrest Terrace of Chisholm says the finding is being appealed.  The report was forwarded to the Chisholm Police Department Tuesday as well as the St. Louis County attorney.

Essentia Health and the Minnesota Nurses Association have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year labor contract.  Essentia announced the agreement late night.  The Minnesota Nurses Association must vote on whether to ratify the agreement.

Minnesota Libertarians are filing a lawsuit claiming the state’s nomination oath is unconstitutional.  Under the rule, two-thousand people must swear in May that they don’t intend to vote in the presidential primary election.

Minnesota State Highway 280 southbound near Larpenteur Avenue just east of the fairgrounds is shut down after two buses collided. The accident happened shortly before 11am. Law enforcement is advising drivers to avoid this area; the highway is expected to remain closed for around three hours. No further information has been given at this time.

Law enforcement across the state have issued almost 700 tickets to drivers violating the new hands-free driving law that was just implemented August 1st. Hennepin County gave out the most citations followed by Ramsey County.

Minnesota is ranked fifth in the nation with the number of juvenile arrests. Frontpoint Security analyzed the data of juvenile larceny and robbery arrests in each state.

The state of Minnesota is being ordered to repay improper payments made to up to 100 chemical dependency providers.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued formal notice to the state in May, saying Minnesota must stop the payments immediately and to return what could be more than ten-million dollars.

Eight people are injured three critically after two buses headed to the state fair crashed on southbound Highway 280 today. So far officials say that a bus lost control when making a hard-left turn on East Hennepin Avenue and went down the embankment, struck another bus heading southbound on 280 and the crashed into the highway median. Minnesota state police are still investigating the accident.

The Minnesota State Fair opened today; the 2019 Great Minnesota Get-Together is anticipating around two-million people to attend the fair. This weekend Democratic Presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be at the fair this weekend. According to his website he will be there on Saturday for an MPR news question and answer session at 1pm.

The 25th annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour is just weeks away. The community-wide bike event will start at the University of Saint Thomas and then move through the historic neighborhoods. An estimated 6-thousand riders are expected to attend the event on Sunday September 8th. All ages and riding levels are invited. Those who are interested can sign up online, or you can register on the day of the event. For more information go to bikeclassic dot org.

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