DFL Divides Delegates; Button Oops Sends Out Warning In St. Louis County; DNR Job Fair

>>DFL To Send 11 Uncommitted Delegates To Democratic Convention

(St. Paul, MN)    Minnesota will send nearly a dozen uncommitted delegates to the Democratic National Convention.  The DFL Party announced yesterday that President Biden will receive 64 of the state’s 75 Democratic delegates after his win on Super Tuesday.  The other 11 will go to the August convention in Chicago without being committed to any candidate.  More than 45-thousand voters chose “uncommitted” on the Democratic primary ballot to show their support for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

>>Dean Phillips Ends Presidential Campaign

(St. Paul, MN)    Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips is dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.  He made the announcement Wednesday during an interview with a radio station in his home state.  Phillips said he is endorsing President Biden “because the choices are so clear.”  He launched his long-shot campaign last October because he believed Trump would defeat Biden in the general election.  Phillips announced in November that he would not seek reelection for his seat in Congress.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar announced that Ann Bussey from Side Lake, Minnesota will be her guest at the 2024 State of the Union address. Bussey is a senior who has focused on lowering prescription drug prices and expanding high-speed internet access.
Bussey was awarded the Minnesota Department of Health Rural Health Hero Award in November 2023.

>>Button Mistake Leads To Warning Siren In St. Louis County

(Duluth, MN)    Authorities in St. Louis County are apologizing after a mistake led to an emergency warning siren going off yesterday.  The county was conducting its monthly emergency siren test yesterday when an operator pushed the wrong button.  The siren that sounded was the emergency warning tone rather than the test tone.  A spokesman said that many residents may not have noticed the error, but others may have heard the siren and wondered if a real emergency was happening in their area.

>>Pelican Rapids Truck Driver Dies In Crash In Chippewa County

(Stoneham Township, MN)    A truck driver is dead after a Tuesday crash in Chippewa County.  The Minnesota State Patrol says 59-year-old Timmy Tarnowski of Pelican Rapids died when his semi collided with a Ford pickup on Highway Seven in Stoneham Township.  The driver of the pickup was also injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

>>Kandiyohi County Campground To Operate During Human Remains Probe

(Kandiyohi County, MN)    A Kandiyohi County campground will remain open while a plan is developed to manage a burial ground found at the site.  County officials had applied for a grant to improve the Big Kandiyohi Lake campground in 2021.  A cultural resource survey found human remains and artifacts there, leading the county to contact the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council.  The county says camping and boating at the popular site will continue as usual while a maintenance agreement for the burial ground is worked out.

>>Minnesota DNR Holding Job Fair Tomorrow In Cloquet

(St. Paul, MN)    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for conversation officers.  The agency held a job fair yesterday in St. Paul and is planning another tomorrow in Cloquet.  The DNR is recruiting for its CO Prep program, a multi-week training effort that gives those without law enforcement experience a path to becoming a conservation officer.  The recruitment push will last through the end of this month.

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