Twin Cities metropolitan population to reach 4 million by 2050

A Star Tribune Story by Jeff Hargarten says, “Fast forward three decades into the future: What will the Twin Cities look like?” New projections describe a metro area population that will be larger, more diverse, and older than it is today, a continuation of past trends that have transformed Minnesota as a whole. It is based on the latest regional forecasts from the Metropolitan Council, which predicts that the seven-county metropolitan area will reach 4 million people by 2050 – a jump of more than 800,000 from now. … Populations of color are expected to be the main engine of growth over the next three decades. Black, Asian and Latino subway populations are already growing rapidly and are expected to more than double by 2050, with people of color ultimately making up about 44% of Twin Cities residents – a jump from around a quarter of non-white people today. , according to recent estimates from the American Community Survey.

KSTP-TV reports: “Fairview Health Services and Allina Health are the latest institutions in Minnesota to require COVID-19 vaccines for all employees. Fairview sets a deadline of October 31 for all employees and suppliers on all campuses to receive COVID-19 vaccine or accommodation; influenza vaccine will also be required as a condition of use. … Fairview’s vaccine requirements will extend to all vendors, employees, students, volunteers, vendors and contractors who work with the healthcare system. … Allina Health confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that it is also implementing a vaccination mandate, in response to the increase in the number of cases fueled by the delta variant. … Employees will need to be vaccinated by October 1. “

Jay Gabler writes for the current: “First avenue announcement Monday, “Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination course or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken during the course. of the previous 72 hours “. The policy applies to shows at the Main Hall on First Avenue and 7th St Entrance, Palace Theater, Fitzgerald Theater, Fine Line and Turf Club. The announcement came amid a cascade of reactions from the music world to an increase in coronavirus infections and diseases fueled by the rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant. National artists like Japanese Breakfast are announcing vaccination requirements for their rounds, and local artists like Monica LaPlante are urging caution. “

In Pioneer Press, Christopher Magan writes: “The masks are now recommended for anyone visiting indoor public spaces in more than half of Minnesota’s 87 counties, including the entire Twin Cities subway of seven counties. There are 45 counties in Minnesota with what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers to be sufficiently large or high levels of community transmission of the coronavirus that masks are recommended. There are only eight counties that have transmission rates considered to be low and the rest have moderate rates. … Wearing masks is only a recommendation, both for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Minnesota would likely have to declare a new state of emergency to re-force masks. “

For the Forum News Service, Dana Ferguson writes: “Minnesota Department of Social Services chiefs agreed to expand restorative justice opportunities and incorporate more perspectives into a Moose Lake sex offender program facility as part of deal to end to a two-week hunger strike among detainees.. Nancy Johnston, executive director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, told a joint legislative panel on Monday that officials from the Department of Social Services had accepted five of 17 demands from hunger strikers, family members and others to to end the state program for sex offenders. Inmates at the facility went on a two-week hunger strike last month to highlight the low release rates at the Moose Lake Detention Center.

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For MPR, Mark Zdechlich writes: “According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, so far this year there have been nearly a third more road fatalities in Minnesota compared to the previous year. Speed, officials said, is the main driver of fatalities and fatalities resulting from speeding, which have increased by more than 40% from last year. Mike Hanson, director of the Bureau of Highway Safety, said excessive speeding was a problem throughout Minnesota.… Public safety officials say the reduction in traffic linked to the pandemic has allowed more opportunities to accelerate on relatively open roads. But Hanson says there’s more to it. He believes reckless and self-centered driving is part of a larger collapse of civil society.

FOX 9 Reports: “Trial of former Brooklyn Center cop indicted in Daunte Wright’s death brought forward by a week, according to several sources. Kim Potter’s attorney confirmed to FOX 9 that the trial will now begin on November 30. It was originally scheduled for December 6, but there were concerns that the procedure could extend until the Christmas holidays. Potter is accused of second degree manslaughter. “

From KSTP-TV Jessica Miles Reports, “During this hot, dry summer, water is a hot commodity. At B&J Evergreen, the thousands of planted Christmas trees thirst for more. … [owner Trent Johnson said] he lost most of the seedlings he planted in April. “Where we have planted new seedlings, we are probably at about 25% loss, but it’s better than a 100% loss, “he said. Christmas trees take about eight to ten years to mature and hit the market, so no potential shortages arise. will produce before several years.

A story from the New York Times by Kashmir Hill says, “Mena Yousif wore dark clothes for the protest, with white sneakers and a blue hijab she could put on her face, perfect outfit during a pandemic. Stocky and tall Jose Felan wore a baseball cap and a Gray t-shirt that showed a distinctive tattoo on his forearm: “Mena”, with a crown above the “a” … It was three days after George Floyd was killed by a white policeman; the couple was part of a growing protest movement that would send people to the streets across America to express their anger, frustration and pain over Mr. Floyd’s death.… Around 6pm, as captured in footage surveillance, he and Ms Yousif entered a Goodwill store next door and made their way to a rear storage room where Mr Felan allegedly took one of the diesel cans from his bag, poured the contents onto it. a stack of boxes and set them on fire.… Surveillance footage from that day sparked a nearly year-long international manhunt for the couple, involving multiple federal agencies and Mexican police. The lawsuit also involved a facial recognition system made by a Chinese company that was blacklisted by the US government.. “

To Newsweek Daniel Villarreal reports, “MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he was losing “about a million dollars a week” since removing his ads from the Fox News Network. “They are disgusting, what they have done to our country,” Lindell said of the network, speaking on Crisis unit, a show on Real America’s Voice, a right-wing media network. The show is hosted by Steve Bannon, a former White House chief strategist under Republican President Donald Trump.

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