26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue
Saturday is Minneapolis’ Somali Independence Day celebration, promoting diversity and intercultural appreciation. There will be live music, food, animals and art gallery exhibits.
The motorcyclist who died Friday after his bike collided with a police cruiser on its way to help out the other wounded officers in south Minneapolis has been identified. On Saturday, candles sit outside a church near the scene of the accident on 26th Street and Blaisdell Avenue. The scene was so bad on Friday that it spurred an impromptu prayer service for motorcyclist Ivan Romero, who died in the crash.
A man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding on collided with a squad SUV on its way to an officer-involved shooting on the city’s south side.