Michigan Democrats Poised to Test Ambitious Environmental Goals in the Industrial Midwest

[ad_1] LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is on the verge of implementing one of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy mandates, aiming to be carbon-free by 2040 in what is a pivotal test of the Democrats’ environmental goals in a state with a long-standing manufacturing legacy. Michigan will join four other states in requiring utility … Read more

Woman’s Decades-Old Mosaic of Yard Rocks and Decorative Art Work May Have to Go

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Iris Logan was having a hard time growing grass in the front yard of her St. Paul, Minnesota, home, so she covered the space with stones, statues and decorative art. More than 30 years later, it’s something of a local landmark. But to a city inspector, it’s a nuisance. … Read more

Derek Chauvin, Convicted in George Floyd Death, to Survive Prison Attack

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd, is expected to survive following an attack in a prison in Arizona on Friday, according to a spokesperson from the Minnesota Attorney General’s office. The Associated Press earlier reported Chauvin had been stabbed and seriously injured on Friday. … Read more

Many Voters Are Weary About a Biden-Trump Rematch in 2024. Third Parties Hope They Can Fill the Gap

[ad_1] Those looking to blaze a new path to the White House range from members of Congress to a prominent academic and a scion of one of the county’s most prominent political families. Their odds are exceedingly long. George Washington was the only person to win the presidency without a party affiliation. An incumbent hasn’t … Read more

Prosecutors Decry Stabbing of Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin While Incarcerated in George Floyd’s Killing

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, is expected to survive serious injury after being stabbed by another inmate at a federal prison in Arizona, the Minnesota attorney general’s office said Saturday while denouncing the attack. The stabbing took place Friday at the Federal Correctional Institution, … Read more

Former Officer Convicted in Death of George Floyd Attacked in Prison, Official Confirms

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in the death of George Floyd, was attacked in a prison in Arizona, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison confirmed on Saturday. The Associated Press earlier reported Chauvin had been stabbed and seriously injured on Friday. “I am sad to hear that Derek Chauvin was … Read more

In the US, Hmong ‘New Year’ Recalls Ancestral Spirits While Teaching Traditions to New Generations

[ad_1] ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the annual fall renewal of her shaman spirit, Mee Vang Yang will soon ritually redecorate the tall altar in her living room where she keeps her father’s ring-shaped shaman bells. She carried them across the Mekong River as the family fled the Communist takeover of her native Laos … Read more

Long-Shot Biden Challenger Phillips Won’t Run Again for House

[ad_1] (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota, a long-shot challenger to President Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Friday said he would not run for reelection. The 54-year-old millionaire businessman and three-term congressman last month said he would run against Biden, seizing on the president’s lackluster approval ratings and voter wariness … Read more

Bird Flu Still Taking Toll on Industry as 1.35 Million Chickens Are Being Killed on an Ohio Egg Farm

[ad_1] More than 1.3 million chickens are being slaughtered on an Ohio egg farm as the bird flu continues to take a toll on the industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said all 1.35 million chickens on the farm in Ohio’s Union County will be slaughtered to help limit the spread of the highly contagious … Read more