Quick Bite: 3 news stories to get you caught up over lunch

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Republicans wrestle Minnesota House majority from Democrats

Minnesota Democrats made a strong showing at the polls yesterday. But Republicans regained control of the Minnesota House of Representatives. The GOP needed to knock off seven DFL incumbents to gain a majority. They won at least nine seats. Most of those upsets were in House races in greater Minnesota. It will be a house divided when the legislature reconvenes. The DFL controls the Senate and the governor’s office.

Click here to read more.

Officer Scott Patrick’s family honored at Minnesota Wild game

A special honor for the family of a Mendota Heights police officer killed in the line of duty. The Minnesota Wild invited the wife and two daughters of officer Scott Patrick to the X last night. Before the game, they led the crowd in the "Let's Play Hockey!" chant. The family said they saw the event as a chance to demonstrate they’re doing OK.

Click here to read more.

Disqualified high school athletes in the running for sportsmanship award

The two high school girls who were disqualified for helping another runner at a state cross-country meet in Northfield last week will be considered for a national sportsmanship award, the Minnesota State High School League says. Cross-country rules say runners cannot aid another competitor, so they were disqualified, but the league says that doesn’t “diminish from their tremendous act of sportsmanship.”

Click here to read more.

Next Up

Byron Buxton

Buxton placed on IL, Trevor Larnach called up

Buxton could be out "for weeks" with a hip strain.

A bald eagle perched on branches.

USFWS confirms 2 bald eagles were shot dead

The agency is offering a reward for information in the case.

A newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket with its mother.

Most popular baby names includes one not in top 10 for 100 years

But Olivia and Liam once again led the way for girls and boys.

Minnesota Lottery

Names of big Minnesota Lottery winners to be kept private thanks to new law

The Minnesota Legislature passed the bill unanimously and Gov. Tim Walz signed it into law this week.

FLickr - COVID-19 vaccination - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces

All 8 state COVID-19 vaccine sites now accept walk-ins

Adults can get a no-cost vaccine without making an appointment.

Wilf

Report: Vikings owners nearing purchase of Orlando City MLS franchise

The Wilfs reportedly attempted to buy the Minnesota United expansion franchise years ago.

bemidji paul bunyan

Video shows the moment someone broke the Paul Bunyan statue's arm

Police are asking for the public's help to identify those involved.

bridgeman's food truck duluth

Last remaining Bridgeman's Restaurant is launching a food truck

The Duluth restaurant is the only remaining full-service Bridgeman's in business.

FLickr - electric drive vehicle charging - Open Grid Scheduler

Minnesota can move ahead with Clean Cars program, judge says

She recommended the proposed rules be adopted.

Rochester Fire Department Twitter - car crash photos

Car crashes through wall of Rochester home

The city's fire department shared some dramatic photos of the wreck.

Related