A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.
Man’s best friend was the man of the hour Saturday afternoon at a fundraiser in south Minneapolis. Underdog Rescue and Sweet Retreat Bakery on 50th Street and France Avenue hosted the event for a dog named Turtle, a puppy-mill survivor. Turtle has been going through treatments for pneumonia, and his vet bills have reached more than $10,000. Shannon McKenzie, director of Underdog Rescue, says every $1 cupcake sold at the fundraiser will help offset some of those expenses.
The Eagan Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own — Police K9 Zebo has died after contracting pneumonia.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are preparing to say goodbye to one of their biggest fans, and biggest inspirations.
A state official says the 200 cattle that died in Portage County this month were stricken by a form of pneumonia that presents no risk to humans.