Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, wipes away a tear during his testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Monday.

Brother breaks down telling jurors of Floyd's love for their mother

At the start of the third week of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, Philonise Floyd spoke of George's devotion to their mother, saying, "He loved her so dearly."
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Chief: Officer meant to use Taser, not firearm, on Daunte Wright

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Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that he suspects the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday did so by
A Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, inflaming already raw tensions between police and community members in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial. The unidentified officer is on administrative leave after what the chief called an "accidental discharge."
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Schools closed, businesses damaged after police shoot, kill Black man

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A Walmart employee picked up items looted and left outside the store Monday at the Shingle Creek Crossing shopping center in Brooklyn Center.
Violence and looting broke out overnight after the fatal shooting of a Black motorist, Daunte Wright, by police in Brooklyn Center on Sunday afternoon. The Brooklyn Center school district told students to stay home Monday and do distance learning.
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George Floyd's brother sheds tears on the stand

Prosecutors' case against former Officer Derek Chauvin drew toward a close Monday with tender memories from George Floyd's younger brother and testimony from a police use-of-force expert who said no "reasonable" officer would have done what Chauvin did.
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EXPLAINER: Prosecution explores Floyd's 'spark of life'

Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death put one of Floyd's brothers on the witness stand Monday in a further effort to humanize him for the jury and counter the defense narrative that Floyd was at least partially responsible for his own death due to his use of illegal drugs.
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Daunte Wright is sixth person killed by Brooklyn Center police since 2012

Five of the six were men of color, according to a Star Tribune database of fatal encounters with police.
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Watch on replay: Brother breaks down talking about George Floyd's life

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Daunte Wright. Photo provided by family.

Violence flares after police shoot, kill Black man in Brooklyn Center

The fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, during a Brooklyn Center traffic stop Sunday led to protests and looting that spilled over to Minneapolis. National Guard troops arrived just before midnight as several businesses around a Walmart were completely destroyed, including Foot Locker, T-Mobile and a men's clothing store.
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Police fire dispersants into a crowd of protestors outside the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on Sunday night after Daunte Wright, 20, was fatall

Gov. Walz sets 7 p.m. curfew in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka counties

The curfew follows the fatal police shooting in Brooklyn Center of Daunte Wright.
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“We should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” President Biden said today.

President Biden calls Daunte Wright's death 'tragic,' appeals for peace

"We should listen to Daunte's mom, who is calling for peace and calm," President Biden said.
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Tensions rise in water battle along Oregon-California line

One of the worst droughts in memory in a massive agricultural region straddling the California-Oregon border could mean steep cuts to irrigation water for hundreds of farmers this summer to sustain endangered fish species critical to local tribes.
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Milwaukee man pleads guilty to COVID-19 relief fraud

A Milwaukee man pleaded guilty Monday to obtaining more than $600,000 in fraudulent COVID-19 relief funds.
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Milwaukee man pleads guilty to illegally obtaining PPP loans

A Milwaukee man accused of illegally obtaining more than $600,000 in federal loans meant for COVID-19 relief pleaded guilty Monday in federal court.
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Live at 2 p.m.: Law enforcement officials hold news conference

Minnesota law enforcement agencies established Operation Safety Net to make sure the public is able to safely have its voice heard during and following the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
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State orders Burlington schools to fix racial environment

The state Department of Public Instruction has ordered the Burlington Area School District to repair what the agency is calling a "racially hostile environment."
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Wisconsin justices weigh sweeping environmental cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard a pair of far-reaching environmental lawsuits on Monday that could define the limits of factory farming and high-capacity well regulations and determine how far state agencies can go when interpreting state law.
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Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery.
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Registered nurse Sherry Donnahoo filled syringes with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to be used at the vaccination site at the Masjid Al Tawba

Minnesota COVID-19 hospitalizations double in three weeks to 651

More than half of population in Hennepin County has received COVID-19 vaccine, statewide rate rises to 47%.
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