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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced that Officer Mark Hanneman will not be facing charges in the shooting death of Amir Locke.
Here's the key section from their release: "After a thorough review of all available evidence, however, there is insufficient admissible evidence to file criminal charges in this case. Specifically, the State would be unable to disprove beyond a reasonable doubt any of the elements of Minnesota’s use-of-deadly-force statute that authorizes the use of force by Officer Hanneman. Nor would the State be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt a criminal charge against any other officer involved in the decision-making that led to the death of Amir Locke."
Melody wrote an article about the city's Vision Zero annual report that showed 2021 was a terrible year for traffic-related fatalities in the city. She broke down some of the data in the report, and talked with the Vision Zero program director about the underlying causes informing the fatalities.
a Bird in Hand is hosting their next pop-ups at St. Genevieve on April 25. Tickets are sold out, but you can still join the waitlist. (a Bird in Hand)
Today is Tornado Drill Day in Minnesota. Sirens are going off at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Do Not Be Alarmed.
Uptown's Refined & Upcycled is a new thrift store coming to Uptown. They're still looking for a permanent space, but once they have it, it will feature standard thrift store items, furniture, surplus & liquidations, and will accept donations. For now, you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook. (Instagram & Facebook)
Here's a fun list of concerts people are excited about this summer. (Reddit)
Lowry Hill appears to be getting new neighborhood signs. (Wedge LIVE!)
The is another community meeting tonight about the Cedar Isles Master Plan from 6-8 p.m. While the online survey is closed, the last 15 minutes are reserved for public comments and questions. Here's a rundown of the draft designs for the area from when they were announced in December.
Another reminder that if you have thoughts about the E Line bus, you have until Friday of this week to submit an online survey.
OUT & ABOUT
The Granada Theater has been hosting a series of "Candlelight Events". Tonight, they're hosting one that really jumped out at me: Sci-Fi Fantasy featuring John Williams and Hans Zimmer.
The Gut Buckets (great name) are playing tonight at LynLake Brewery at 7 p.m.
Go see some Blues and Country at the Uptown VFW.
Lady Midnight's Last Mourning, a celebration of life and death, is on tonight at Icehouse.