MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minneapolis City Council has confirmed a new police chief after the previous chief resigned over an officer's fatal shooting of an Australian woman who'd called 911 for help. Medaria Arradondo is a 28-year veteran of the department. He became the city's first black chief after Friday's unanimous vote, which was followed by lengthy applause. He replaces the previous police chief who was asked to resign after the July 15 shooting of Justine Damond.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Construction delays dashed hopes for a July opening of the highly anticipated campground at the newest gem in Minnesota's state park system, but officials are still holding out hope that it might be ready in time for the fall color season. There's still work to be done at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Officials have their sights set on a low-key September opening with a date to be announced.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Officials say an Asian carp found in a Chicago waterway this summer apparently got past an electric barrier system intended to prevent the invasive fish from reaching the Great Lakes. An autopsy shows the 4-year-old male silver carp originated in the Illinois-Middle Mississippi watershed. It was caught June 22 about 9 miles from Lake Michigan. That would suggest the fish bypassed the barriers intended to stop it. But officials aren't sure how that happened.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A group of Twin Cities superintendents is attempting to address the segregation and academic achievement gap issues that are still prevalent in Minnesota schools. The Pioneer Press reports that nearly 50 superintendents launched the Reimagine Minnesota initiative to create recommendations that schools can use to improve education equity. The group held meetings last year to get input from students, parents, educators and community members.
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