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Painting made famous by 'Good Times' sells for $15.2M, more than the Monet up for bid



"The Sugar Shack," the iconic Ernie Barnes painting also on the cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" LP, was sold to Bill Perkins at a Christie's auction.

The iconic dance-hall painting seen in the credits of the 1970s sitcom Good Times sold at a Christie's auction in New York City Thursday for a record-breaking $15.2 million.

As noted by The Los Angeles Times, Ernie Barnes' adored 1976 acrylic-on-canvas piece known as The Sugar Shack appeared in the fifth and sixth seasons of the classic 1970s sitcom.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/painting-made-famous-by-good-times-sells-for-15-2m-more-than-the-monet-up-for-bid


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Future of St. Paul's Summit Ave. under discussion

   

As the city evaluates a "Master Plan" to expand bike and walking paths, some neighbors are concerned about the potential impact to greenspace.

ST PAUL, Minn. - The City of St. Paul is considering expanded bike and walking trails along historic Summit Avenue as part of the "Summit Avenue Regional Trail Master Plan," which remains in the design phase and still needs council approval.

The St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department is managing the plan for the roughly eight-mile stretch of road, spanning the Mississippi River (near the University of St.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/future-of-st-pauls-summit-ave-under-discussion


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How many times can you get COVID?

   

Jana Shortal spoke with Mayo Clinic's Dr. Bill Morice to explain why immunity to one COVID variant doesn't mean immunity to all.

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Omicron was a gamechanger and in its wake we are seeing variants of it - and those variants can catch you even if you got omicron, and even if you have been vaccinated.

"If you think of a lock and key it's like subtle changes," says Mayo Clinic Dr. Bill Morice.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/how-many-times-can-you-get-covid


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Thomas Lane pleads guilty on state charge of aiding, abetting manslaughter in George Floyd's killing



The former Minneapolis officer was convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights during a federal trial in Feb. 2022.

MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane has pleaded guilty to the state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

Lane appeared before Judge Peter Cahill in Hennepin County Court Wednesday morning to enter the plea.

As part of the deal, Lane will serve three years in a federal facility, to be served concurrently with a federal sentence that has yet to be announced.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/thomas-lane-pleads-guilty-on-state-charge-of-aiding-abetting-manslaughter-in-george-floyds-killing


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FBI agents look at bullet impacts in a Tops Grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on May 15, 2022, the day after a gunman shot dead 10 people. | Source: USMAN KHAN / Getty

In an ironic twist, the suspected white supremacist in custody following this weekend's deadly shooting rampage in Buffalo that's been widely attributed to anti-Black racism has a best friend who is of a different ethnicity.

Matthew Casado, who is Hispanic, is speaking out about his friendship with Payton Gendron back in their upstate New York hometown of Conklin.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/buffalo-shooting-suspects-hispanic-best-friend-speaks-out


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Black Lives Matter has been scrutinized after its co-founder Patrisse Cullors was called out for its misuse of the donations given to the foundation. Now, the IRS has dropped receipts in the form of tax forms, and it details where a good portion of the money went.

The Associated Press exclusively shared the 63-page Form 990 revealing Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Inc. reports took in $90 million last year, investing $32 million in stocks during the breakout of racial justice protests in 2020.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/irs-drops-tax-forms-detailing-black-lives-matters-co-founder-use-of-donation-money


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A flyer that threatens retaliation against city leaders for clearing out homeless encampments is circulating through south Minneapolis.

The writing on the flyer says, "You Sweep, We Strike," and has an image of a person throwing what appears to be a Molotov cocktail. The flyer names a top aide to Mayor Jacob Frey as well as the head of Community Planning and Economic Development and the director of Regulatory Services.

The flyer also said "public works facilities and equipment used in evictions are often left unguarded and vulnerable," which some at City Hall said is a clear signal the authors of the flyer intend to target city property and equipment for possible vandalism.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/frey-denounces-violence-against-minneapolis-city-workers-as-threatening-flyer-surfaces


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24/7 bus lanes have been removed from the Hennepin Ave S design.





With the layout coming to a vote this Thursday, we're calling on project decision makers to STOP THE DELAY and restore the original design including 24/7 bus lanes. Take action: https://ourstreetsmpls.org/Hennepin

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/24-7-bus-lanes-have-been-removed-from-the-hennepin-ave-s-design


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Today's the day!

   

Today's the day!



Candidates running for Minneapolis School Board can file with us between now & May 31 at the Minneapolis Elections Office, 980 E Hennepin Ave.

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/todays-the-day


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HomeHelpMN opens for applications Tuesday

   

This federally-funded program offers help to homeowners at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota program is stepping in to help homeowners who are falling behind on their payments. 

The HomeHelpMN COVID-19 Homeowner Assistance Fund will offer both financial assistance or guide homeowners resources to help them stay in their homes. 

Up to $35,000 in assistance may be available for homeowners. 

This is a federally funded program that helps homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure, or displacement because of financial hardship caused by the COVID pandemic.... Read more

via: https://kmojfm.com/wp/2022/05/homehelpmn-opens-for-applications-tuesday


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