TOMAHAWK - Recent severe thunderstorms brought down a lot of trees in Tomahawk. Cleaning up after the storms will cost some money.
Tomahawk Public Works Director John Cole says they lost roughly 40 trees with the last storm a couple weeks ago. All of the recent storms have him concerned on where the budget is.
"Certainly with the way the winter was, that didn't help anything and then these two storms that we've had over the summer didn't help anything," said Cole. "You know; we always plan for some of this a little bit. You want a little bit of cushion, but as budgets get tighter we don't have much cushion, but yeah I'm getting concerned."
Cole says that the most expensive time of the year has concluded. Any major costs from now until the next budget will depend on how much snow falls before the end of the year.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis agreed Friday to ban chokeholds by police and to require officers to try to stop any other officers they see using improper force, in the first concrete steps to remake the city's police department since George Floyd's death.
The changes are part of a stipulation between the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which launched a civil rights investigation this week in response to the death of Floyd. The City Council approved the agreement 12-0.
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