Here are the four things you need to know for today (1:29) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - May 15, 2021
- Here's a look at the four things you need to know for today. Number one, a change in policing practices. Today Brooklyn Center City Council will vote on a resolution that would create new divisions for policing. The plan would have unarmed civilian employees handle non-moving traffic violations and respond to mental health crises. Mayor Mike Elliot introduced the resolution last week, less than a month after the shooting death of Daunte Wright by former officer Kim Potter.
- Number two, a new terrorism alert. The Department of Homeland Security says violent extremists may take advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions to conduct attacks. It says capacity limits due to the pandemic reduced opportunities for lethal attacks. DHS does not cite any specific threat at this time.
- Number three, it is the fishing opener in Minnesota. You can now catch walleye, bass, northern pike, and lake trout. Anyone aged 16 and up heading out fishing does need a license. An annual one allows you to fish until February of next year. The DNR wants to remind people to clean your boat and drain the water out to help prevent the spread of invasive species.
- And number four, the running of the Preakness Stakes. And horses will compete in the second leg of the Triple Crown at 5:47 tonight. Set your clocks. Among the field will be Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit. The horse did test positive after the Derby for a steroid but has since passed three drug tests. Justify was the last Triple Crown winner back in 2018.