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Friday, April 16, 2021

Crews search for person in Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Officials have been searching the Mississippi River in Minneapolis since Thursday evening after a person jumped into the river. According to tweets from the Minneapolis Fire Department, fire crews responded to the river between Lowery Avenue North and Broadway Street Northeast around 6:35 p.m. Fire crews had eyes on the victim in the water and launched a boat to try to reach and retrieve them, while others on the shore tracked the victim until they could be rescued. However, crews lost visual of the victim, who "possibly went under the water," a tweet at 6:49 p.m. said. Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol also responded to the scene to help search, moving the search to between the Broadway Street Northeast and Plymouth Avenue North bridges, a 7:03 p.m. tweet said.
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gov. Tim Walz says he’s not considering new restrictions as Minnesota extends COVID-19 emergency

A Minnesota panel on Wednesday, April 14, approved another 30-day extension of the state's peacetime emergency, citing concerns about another surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The continuation puts the state into a 14th month of the emergency due to COVID-19, and health officials said the flexibility is critical as they attempt to respond to the growing presence of coronavirus variants in the state. The Minnesota Executive Council unanimously granted the extension, which gives the governor broad authority to issue executive orders without legislative approval. And while Gov. Tim Walz has previously used the powers to mandate masks, limit business capacity and social gatherings, the first-term Democrat on Tuesday, April 13, told reporters that he didn't plan to put in place another round of restraints.
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