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President Gabel's Statement on the Chauvin Trial Verdict
April 20, 2021

Today we learned that former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. We hope that the jury’s verdict represents a measure of accountability and comfort for George Floyd’s family, his loved ones and the communities that have been impacted by his tragic death—and perhaps a welcome departure from instances where there has been no accountability at all.

Statement from President Gable on the shooting of Daunte Wright
April 12, 2021

Yesterday’s fatal shooting in Brooklyn Center of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, brings pain, fear, anger, and anxiety flooding back to our community.

Dr. Leif Olmanson's LakeBrowser project reports Minnesota lakes growing murkier
February 20, 2021

Project reports "lake water temps are rising fastest in the northern forests, promoting algae blooms."