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True Light Christian School to have graduation ceremonies 2019

True Light Christian School will have its graduation ceremony for eighth-grade students at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the worship center at 601 E College Drive. The graduates include Mason Bottelberghe, Kaden Clark, Shauna Fricke, Jackson Lendt, Jersey Leysen, Justin Sternke, Zoe VanderKooi, and Jettison Wing. The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

True Light Christian School will also be honoring its kindergarten class at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday. Cindy Nelson’s kindergarten class includes Greta Bailey, Kiera Deruyter, Chrstina Fixen, Kyler Greenhoff, Journey Leysen, Kinsley Nawrocki, Kailyn Roberts, Mason Speiser, Chase Williams, Isabel Wingert, and Landon Youngsma.

Jamar Clark’s advocates call for $20M death settlement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by police in 2015, are demanding that the city of Minneapolis settles a lawsuit brought by his family for $20 million, the same amount awarded in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.

Clark’s father, James Clark, and about two dozen supporters held a news conference in downtown Minneapolis Monday evening and called for an equal settlement. Earlier this month a judge ordered the city into mediation to reach a settlement in the Clark lawsuit.

The 24-year-old black man was shot during a struggle with two white officers. The Hennepin County attorney declined to bring charges, saying an investigation found Clark was trying to get an officer’s gun.

The landmark settlement with Damond’s family was made after Officer Mohamed Noor was convicted in her death.

Apparent drowning in Leech Lake investigated

WALKER (AP) — Cass County sheriff officials are investigating an apparent drowning in Leech Lake.

Sheriff Tom Burch said deputies were called to Woodland Resort on the lake’s Kabekona Bay in Shingobee Township Monday afternoon. An adult female was found unresponsive in the water near a dock.

Individuals at the scene began CPR until first responders arrived, but the woman was pronounced dead at the resort. The woman has not been identified. An autopsy will be done at the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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