Cold Cancels Concerts + New Laws For Jan. 1

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Good morning, Minneapolis! Let's get you started this Thursday with everything you need to know going on around town today.

First, today's weather:

Cloudy and not as cold. High: 25 Low: 11.

Here are the top stories in Minneapolis today:

  1. Cold and COVID are canceling Minnesota concerts, New Year's Eve parties (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

  2. New Laws Going Into Effect Jan. 1 Include Free Park Permits For MN Tribes, Increase On Med-Assisted Rx Rates (CBS Minnesota)

  3. Worker heating frozen metal door at Minneapolis Fed starts small fire (FOX 9)

  4. MPD: Store Employee Shot And Pistol Whipped During Robbery (CBS Minnesota)

  5. More Minnesota employers are delaying return-to-office plans (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

  6. Few Minnesota Minnesota Departments Adopt Body Camera Guidelines (KNSI)

  7. Woman rescued from inside garbage truck in Minneapolis (Bring Me The News)

  8. Carjackers try to steal vehicle with 3-year-old inside (Associated Press)

  9. MN Nurses Association Voices Displeasure Over New COVID-19 Guidelines (FOX 21 Online)

  10. Mom pulls toddler from SUV moments before armed carjackers take vehicle in Minnesota (Fox News)

  11. 10 People Displaced After House Fire In North Minneapolis (CBS Minnesota)

  12. Beyond Potter Verdict, MN Police Reform Efforts Forge Ahead (Public News Service)

  13. Surge In Holiday COVID Cases Further Straining MN Hospitals| (WCCO | CBS Minnesota)

  14. Teams from Texas, Minneapolis face off at George Floyd Classic (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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Today in Minneapolis:

  • 6 Tips to Help you Find the Shoe That Fits You (9:00 AM)

  • Lights All Night Passcode is RAVEFAM (3:00 PM)

  • Lights All Night Minneapolis - Minneapolis Downtown Council (6:00 PM)

  • Jeff Dunham: Seriously!? World Tour - Minneapolis Downtown Council (7:00 PM)

  • Lights All Night Minneapolis 2021 Promo Code (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Minneapolis Institute of Art: "Gertrude Abercrombie is one of the artists featured in Mia’s upcoming exhibition, “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art.” Learn more about the artist’s fascinating life and about the exhibition from Mia Curator Robert Coz..." (Facebook)

  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board: "Two weeks ago we shared a concept plan for a new riverfront park next to the Plymouth Avenue Bridge, called Graco Park. Here's a video flythrough of the plan that helps visualize what the park could look like. Please share any thoughts y..." (Facebook)

  • Minneapolis Public Schools: "Interested in the arts? Learn more about Marcy Arts School from the administrators, staff and students. 🤩🎨🎼🎬🎭 Welcome to Marcy! At Marcy we believe the Arts deepen our relationship to our community, our world and ourselves. Our miss..." (Facebook)

  • Minneapolis Downtown Council: "The Holidays may be coming to an end but it's always shopping season in mpls downtown! Watch as owner Shalawn Randall explains the concept and inspiration behind her small local business, B'YOUtique, LLC, and pay them a visit at their ne..." (Facebook)

  • Meet Minneapolis: "Kicking off the new year on ice! State of Hockey fans get ready for the ultimate outdoor game of the season. See what winter-themed activities are happening in Minneapolis during the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic" (Facebook)

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Michael Wittner

About me: I am excited to be returning to Patch as a Roving Editor, a job that will allow me to find out what's going on in communities all over the country. I worked as a Patch Field Editor from April 2020 to June 2021, covering Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, and Northridge-Chatsworth. Before then I was the Associate Editor of the Jewish Journal, a biweekly paper covering the Jewish community north of Boston. I grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a small, seaside town north of Boston, and graduated from Bard College in New York, and then got my masters in teaching from New York University. Feel free to send any story ideas to

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