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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Unofficial results of a total recount in the August 10 Brooklyn Park special election for mayor in which Lisa Jacobson won by one vote, shows Jacobson gaining one additional vote to make the final result 3,416 to Hollies Winston’s 3,414. The Winston campaign has challenged five votes while the Jacobson campaign is challenging two ballots. The City...
Minnesota has extended its $100 reward program for people who get their COVID-19 vaccinations by another week. Any Minnesotan age 12 or older who gets their first shot through Sunday, Aug. 22, can claim a $100 Visa gift card at mn.gov/covid19/100. Anyone who has gotten their first shot since July 30 is eligible. Gov. Tim Walz announced the extension Sunday night,...
The United States was significantly more racially diverse in 2020 than it was in 2010, with the number of white people declining, as that of minorities rose to historic highs, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. “The U.S. population is much more multiracial and much more racially and ethnically diverse than what we have measured in the past,” said Nicholas...
Now is a great time to schedule an appointment for your teen to get caught up on vaccines. They may have missed some vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic. As children get older, they can be exposed to other serious diseases and they lose protection from vaccines they got when they were younger. This is why it is so important...
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - Confusion in the vote totals in the hotly contested Brooklyn Park special election for mayor was cleared around 1:00 am Wednesday when precinct totals on the city website were synced to the topline results that were announced shortly before 11p.m. Lisa Jacobson beat Hollies Winston by one vote, 3,415 to 3,414. Winston can request a publicly funded...
President Joseph R. Biden’s administration is revamping a U.S.-Africa trade and investment initiative that began under former President Donald J. Trump but has been slow to take off, according to a top government official. Samantha Power, the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said time had come for America’s relationship with African countries to transition from...
The Brooklyn Park City Hall will be open this Saturday, August 7, to allow the city’s voters to cast absentee ballots for the August 10 special election for mayor. Voters can vote between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Tuesday special election contest is between Hollies Winston and Lisa Jacobson, the top two candidates to emerge out of a field...
Brooklyn Park Councilwoman Susan Pha announced she’s running for the state Senate Wednesday, scoring a big endorsement from the seat’s incumbent, Democratic Sen. Chris Eaton who represents the heavily Democratic Senate District 40. Pha was reelected to a second term in the Brooklyn Park City Council in last November’s general election. She was first elected to the council in 2016...
As our city starts to come back to life after the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s an issue that I hear about from constituents often -  they are concerned about public safety. While overall crime is down, violent crime has increased leaving our residents unnerved. I spoke with one woman who spent the night in her bathtub due...
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. - The Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) officially launched their Community Center Capital Campaign on the grounds of the community center on Saturday during their country’s Independence Day celebrations. OLM board of directors’ chairman Abraham Brima Bah said the early fundraising effort has achieved some success with early pledges which started coming in on the day...
Brooklyn Park voters will on August 10 pick a new mayor to lead their city as it recovers from the pandemic and faces the new challenges it has brought, such as the increasing crime rate. Hmong TV, Insight News and Mshale will on August 3 at 6:30 p.m. host a live, one-hour interview with Hollies Winston, one of the two...
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