News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - People are congregating outside a Minneapolis police station to protest after police shot and killed a black man over the weekend. The Star Tribune reports demonstrators gathered Sunday outside the Fourth Precinct station, which was the site of protests following the police killing of 24-year-old Jamar Clark in 2015.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - People have gathered for a vigil to support a Minnesota mosque after officials found bacon left near the front door and in its parking lot, an act one group called "attempted religious desecration." The Post Bulletin in Rochester reports that the incident at the Masjed Abubakr Al-Seddiq Islamic Center on Saturday has prompted a police investigation. Nearly 80 people turned out early Sunday for the vigil.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - A southeastern Minnesota dentist has joined others in a cross-country charity bike ride that will take them nearly 4,300 miles over nine weeks. The Post Bulletin reports that 60-year-old Steven Sperling of Rochester started the journey June 15. He's one of more than 20 participants from around the world embarking on the ride. The route will take them from Washington to Massachusetts.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - The newly crowned Miss Minnesota plans to use her platform to spread her love of dance. The Post Bulletin reports that 23-year-old Michaelene Karlen was crowned Miss Minnesota 2018 on June 16. Karlen is a professional dancer with the Alternative Motion Project in Minneapolis and owns a hand-crafted skincare business called Ballerina Botanicals. She started a series of dance workshops last year in preparation for the competition.
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