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Hacked: Minnesota Department of Education says international data breach includes some agency records
Four files with sensitive information were accessed, including the names of 95,000 children in foster care. The breach is part of the global hack on the file transfer software MOVEit, which has also affected the BBC, British Airways, and the government of Nova Scotia.
BUSINESS & WORK
Indigenous Food Lab Market celebrates Native ingredients and knowledge
The market in the Midtown Global Market offers Indigenous foods and products Monday through Saturday.
Governor Tim Walz vetoes rideshare bill against Uber, Lyft drivers’ wishes
Senator Omar Fateh, DFL-Minneapolis, criticized the veto and said Walz’s administration did not reach out to drivers. “Not one conversation,” Omar tweeted.
Uber, Lyft bill passes Senate; rideshare companies ask Governor Walz to veto
A bill establishing increased protections and compensation for ridesharing app drivers has strong support from Uber and Lyft drivers.
A new grocery store in St. Paul: Karen and Nepali Foods
Kehm Rai, a former YouTube gamer who had thousands of subscribers, opened the grocery store to serve the nearby community.
Poor air quality from Canadian wildfires affects people as far as away as North Carolina
With weather systems expected to hardly budge, the smoky blanket billowing across the U.S. and Canada from wildfires in Quebec and Nova Scotia should persist possibly into the weekend.
South Korea investigating 237 more foreign adoptions suspected to have laundered origins
South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will investigate 237 more cases of South Korean adoptees who suspect their family origins were manipulated to facilitate their adoptions in Europe and the United States.
Taliban to bar international groups from providing education in Afghanistan
UNICEF said over 500,000 children, including over 300,000 girls, could lose out on quality learning if international NGOs are no longer allowed to operate in Afghanistan.
U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Black voters in Alabama redistricting case
The Supreme Court has issued a surprising ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, ordering the creation of a second district with a large Black population.
CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
Minneapolis bans new heavy-polluting industries, limits existing facilities
City zoning created areas of high pollution in neighborhoods of color. A Minneapolis code change is trying to limit those sources.
Plans to close HERC required before Hennepin County can obtain state funds
Minnesota’s massive bonding bill awards Hennepin County $26 million for an organic waste processing project, but won’t give up the cash until they see a plan to close the HERC incinerator.
Roof Depot activists win historic deal to control site from Minneapolis
Minnesota legislators award funding to clear the way for East Phillips to purchase a long-contested site from the city and implement a vision for environmental justice.
Funding for Roof Depot site hangs in balance as Legislature nears end
An East Phillips group says it has a plan to purchase the building for urban farm project, but needs money from the Legislature.
CULTURE & COMMUNITY
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