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Italian Government Bans Loans to Minneapolis Institute of Art

Italian Government Bans Loans to Minneapolis Institute of Art

Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear-Bearer) or Canon. Photo: Steven Zucker.   Italian government banned loans to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). This happened following a protracted legal battle over a Pentelic marble replica of a missing copper sculpture by the classical Greek artist Polykleitos. This marble depicts the “spear-bearer” Doryphoros.   Italian Government Seeks Repatriation of Pieces The Doryphoros. COURTESY MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART.   The work of art is presently on display at the MIA and is over six feet high. But, Italy claims someone stole the piece in the 1970s from the archaeological site at Stabiae. Also, the country sought the repatriation of the Doryphoros. Nunzio Fragliasso, chief prosecutor at the Torre Annunziata court, stated at a press conference in Pompeii in February that the demand was ignored.   The Doryphoros statue turned up in international waters close to the Italian shore, according to the MIA, who paid $2.5 million for it in 1986. This means Italy is not the owner of the work. Massimo Osanna, the director of museums for the Italian cultural ministry, …

Ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he will sell cannabis edibles

Ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he will sell cannabis edibles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has announced he is entering the cannabis market as a seller, as the state still figures out retail sales of the drug on the heels of legalizing marijuana for adults last year. Ventura is launching his own brand of cannabis edibles in partnership with Retro Bakery, which is based in suburban Minneapolis and producing hemp-derived THC edibles under the Jesse Ventura Farms brand, Minnesota Public Radio reported. “Ventura Farms is my foray into the world of cannabis,” Ventura said in a Wednesday video with rock music playing in the background. He added, “I’m a huge supporter of the cannabis industry. Cannabis saved my family’s life. And now it’s time for me to return to the cannabis world. And you can join me — Jesse Ventura and Ventura Farms — any time you want. We’re in the game.” Ventura has said the drug helped his wife get her seizures under control, MPR reported. Retro Bakery said the Ventura-branded edibles will be available for pre-order on April 1, according …

Uber and Lyft threaten to stop service in Minneapolis over minimum wage law

Uber and Lyft threaten to stop service in Minneapolis over minimum wage law

Uber and Lyft have said they’ll stop service in Minneapolis if a minimum wage law for drivers goes into effect. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Uber and Lyft have said they’ll stop service in Minneapolis if a minimum wage law for drivers goes into effect. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images Uber and Lyft have vowed to suspend service in Minneapolis. The announcement comes after a dramatic back-and-forth tussle with city leadership over the past year, which boils down to minimum wage pay for Uber and Lyft drivers. Working with a coalition of ride-hail drivers, the Minneapolis city council passed a bill last August that would require Uber and Lyft to pay drivers a minimum of $1.40 per mile and $0.51 per minute — rates that the city approximates would add up to drivers earning the $15.57 minimum wage after expenses. Uber and Lyft drivers are only paid when they’re giving passengers a ride, not while they’re waiting, so minimum wage calculations aren’t based on hourly pay. Currently, drivers in …

Uber and Lyft Threaten to Pull Out of Minneapolis After City Council Vote

Uber and Lyft Threaten to Pull Out of Minneapolis After City Council Vote

Uber and Lyft are threatening to pull out of Minneapolis after a City Council vote there guaranteed a minimum hourly wage to drivers. The council voted 10 to 3 on Thursday to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance that requires ride-hailing services to pay drivers a minimum rate of $1.40 per mile and 51 cents per minute to ensure that they earn the equivalent of local minimum wage of $15.57 per hour. The wage ordinance was first approved last week, but was vetoed by Minneapolis’s mayor, Jacob Frey. Both Uber and Lyft said they would stop operating in the city when the law takes effect on May 1. Uber added that it would leave the Minneapolis metro area, including the airport, making it the first metro area in the country without Uber’s presence. The companies argued that they would be forced to pass the increased cost on to riders, which would result in drivers eventually earning less. In a statement, Lyft called the bill “deeply flawed,” adding, “this ordinance would make rides unaffordable for …

Minneapolis Institute of Art Accused of Toxic Work Environment

Minneapolis Institute of Art Accused of Toxic Work Environment

The recent firing of a curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) has prompted accusations the museum has become “a toxic environment for people of color” under its director, Katherine Luber. Bob Cozzolino was fired from his position at MIA as Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings on January 9. Cozzolino, who had a garnered praise for spotlighting underrepresented artists, told local media that his dismissal was part of a larger trend of changes made by Luber. “There were some things that I experienced that lots of other people at Mia experienced, including being marginalized for speaking up for equity issues,” Cozzolino told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “People who were doing equity work were considered activists or radical, instead of how the culture of the field should be.” Related Articles In response to Cozzolino’s firing, more than 450 members of the city’s art community signed an open letter of support. The signers included acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch and Minnesota artist Dyani White Hawk, one of the recipients of the McArthur “genius” grant last year. “I …

Burnsville shooting: Minnesota suspect wasn’t allowed to have guns

Burnsville shooting: Minnesota suspect wasn’t allowed to have guns

A man who died after fatally shooting two police officers and a firefighter in a wooded Minneapolis-area neighborhood wasn’t legally allowed to have guns after a previous assault conviction and was entangled in a yearslong dispute over the custody and financial support of his three oldest children, court records show. Authorities on Monday identified Shannon Gooden, 38, as the man who opened fire on police in the affluent suburb of Burnsville after they responded to a domestic disturbance call early Sunday. The unidentified caller reported that Gooden had barricaded himself in his home with family members, including seven children aged 2 to 15. He was found dead inside the home hours later. Authorities said Gooden killed Officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, and Adam Finseth, 40, a firefighter and paramedic who was assigned to the city’s SWAT team. Another officer, Sgt. Adam Medlicott, was shot and wounded. Gooden’s standoff with police came only two days before a scheduled district court hearing over his ongoing legal disputes with the mother of his three oldest …

What we know about the Minnesota shooting

What we know about the Minnesota shooting

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers and a firefighter who responded to a domestic situation at a suburban Minneapolis home were killed early Sunday during a standoff by a heavily armed man who shot at police from the home where seven children were also inside. The suspect is dead, and another police officer was injured in the shooting in a neighborhood in Burnsville, Minnesota, a city of about 64,000 people near Minneapolis. WHAT HAPPENED? Investigators are still putting together details of the shooting, which unfolded from a domestic call. The suspect, who authorities have not yet identified, was armed with multiple guns and large amounts of ammunition. He had barricaded himself inside the home with his family, who included seven children ages 2 to 15. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans said negotiations lasted for hours before the suspect opened fire. He wasn’t specific on the exact amount of time, but the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association said the standoff lasted four hours before a SWAT team entered the home. The …

Burnsville shooting: Minnesota mourns after 2 police officers, 1 firefighter killed

Burnsville shooting: Minnesota mourns after 2 police officers, 1 firefighter killed

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis community was in mourning on Monday after authorities said two police officers and a firefighter were killed by a heavily armed man who shot at them from inside a home that was filled with children. The shooting on Sunday in a tree-lined neighborhood of Burnsville, Minnesota, left a third officer wounded. The suspect, who officials said had multiple guns and large amounts of ammunition, also died. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Superintendent Drew Evans said there was an exchange of gunfire, and authorities were still piecing together details of what he described as a “terrible day.” The firefighter, who also works as a paramedic, was shot while providing aid to an injured officer, Evans said. He told reporters the paramedic was a part of a SWAT team that had been called to a domestic situation at the home. A police officer removes tape near the scene where two police officers and a first responder were shot and killed, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, in Burnsville, Minn. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) …

Disney on Ice performer critically injured after falling mid-performance | US | News

Disney on Ice performer critically injured after falling mid-performance | US | News

A performer from “Beauty and the Beast” in a Disney on Ice show was critically injured after falling during a performance. The skater, playing Belle, fell while being lifted by another performer, according to officials. The performer was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and is in a critical but stable condition. The extent of her injuries is not yet known. A local mum named Beka said the skater seemed “shakey” before she fell during the lift with the actor playing the Beast. “They were doing a lift, she appeared shaky and she fell,” she explained. READ MORE: Streakers invade Super Bowl LVIII field as two fans detained by security Beka praised the remaining staff and performers for continuing the show. “I am beyond grateful and thankful for the remaining staff and the performers who kept going because that preserves the magic for the kids. I know that has to have been very difficult,” she said. A shocking video of the incident shows Belle appearing to seize while lying on the ice, as medics …

3 Best Internet Providers in Minneapolis, MN

3 Best Internet Providers in Minneapolis, MN

What is the best internet provider in Minneapolis? Although broadband options are limited, Xfinity is the best internet service provider for most Minneapolis households due to its wide coverage and multiple plan options. Along with Xfinity, many Minneapolis residents can access Quantum Fiber and USI, the latter of which is beloved by its customers and is ranked by Ookla as the fastest provider in the area. We’ve also found the cheapest plans and the fastest speeds in Minneapolis. Xfinity offers the most affordable internet service: 75 megabits per second for only $20 monthly for the first year. For those with a need for speed, check out USI. This provider offers 10 gigabits for $295 a month. A few other ISPs also offer gigabit and multi-gigabit speeds, so you have options if 10Gbps is too fast. CNET considers speeds, pricing, customer service and overall value to recommend the best internet service in Minneapolis across several categories. Our evaluation includes referencing a proprietary database built over years of reviewing internet services. We validate that against provider information …