Happy Friday, Minneapolis! Thank you for reading the first April issue of The Daily.
First, today’s weather forecast: Clouds and sun. High: 47 Low: 33.
Here are the top 5 stories in Minneapolis today:
1. One A Minneapolis man was charged Wednesday for a downtown carjacking. Desmond D. Graham faces charges of kidnapping, robbery, assault and fraud for stealing a car on March 10, assaulting the victim and forcing her to make ATM withdrawals. (Paid source: Tribune of the Stars)
2. The the city received $271 million from the US federal bailout last year, reports Patch. The officials are expected to use $119 million for income replacement, with housing, public safety and public health among their additional priorities. (Room)
3. Some Twin Cities cellphone users experienced overnight emergency call outage Wednesday. T-Mobile, Sprint and Boost Mobile users were unable to reach some 911 dispatch centers for 90 minutes, CBS reports. (SCS)
4. Minneapolis Animal Care and Control is in “desperate” need for foster volunteers and adoptive families, reports Bring Me the News. The rescue “is close to breaking point” for the dog population, according to a post on a “Friends of MACC” Facebook page. (BMTN)
5. Minneapolis Pastry Chef Zoë François will host a live baking demonstration April 10 at raise funds for World Central Kitchen‘s efforts in Ukraine. A virtual option is available as an alternative to attending the Lynhall in person. (ZoëBakes)
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Today in Minneapolis:
- Duluth actor Daniel Durant stars in Best Picture Oscar-winning ‘CODA’ now playing Riverview Theater. (2 p.m.)
- Cyrille Aimée performs at dakota. (7 p.m.)
- the University of Minnesota The Department of Theater and Dance Arts presents “Hamlet.” (7:30 p.m.)
- See a performance of “Radouan Mriziga: Akal” at Walker Art Center. (8 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Women’s NCAA The Final Four will take place tonight at the Target Center for the first time since 1995. (NBC)
- NPR Host Connie Goldman has passed away at 91 years old. (Paid source: Star Tribune)
- Save the date: the MSP Film Society will announce its festival lineup April 14. (MSP)
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That’s it for April 1st! See you tomorrow for another newsletter.
— Georgi Presecky
About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and partner content curator. She spent five years on the entertainment beat for FF2 Media covering film festivals across the United States. Her feature articles have received awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. As editor of the Lewis University journal, she and her team earned honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and the American Scholastic Press Associations. She started working for Patch in 2019.