MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis has settled the first lawsuit by a demonstrator injured by a police projectile in violent protests that followed the death of George Floyd. Twenty-two-year-old Graciela Cisneros will receive a payment of $57,900 for injuries to her face when a police officer fired a non-lethal round at her May 29 as she walked home from a demonstration. Cisneros’ cheekbone was broken and her injury required stitches. She was not arrested. Major civil unrest followed the May 25 death of Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police. Four officers have been charged in his death, including Derek Chauvin, who is white and who knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed in the street.
St. Louis Cardinals 5th Grade Basketball started their season Tuesday night with a game at St. Mary’s in North Vernon. St. Louis started off strong and were up 8-6 after the first quarter. At halftime St. Louis was winning 18-14. St. Mary’s made a run in the third quarter scoring 16 points against the Cardinals 4 and the third quarter ended St. Mary’s up 30-22. St. Louis tried to rally and outscored St. Mary’s in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough. The game ended St. Mary’s 34, St. Louis 29.It was a great effort by the team. Jaiden Kuria lead the scoring with 13 points, followed by Caleb Mohr with 12 points, Sam Richardson and Tyler Reder both had 2 points. Some great assists and strong support were made by Ben Griewe, Aiden Griewe, Jack Freeland, Leo Cannesssa, Vincent Meneses and Brady Wonell. Please come out and support St. Louis at home Monday (10-29) at 6:00 for a rematch against St. Mary’s. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tim Reder.The 6th Grade Basketball team opened their season on Tuesday, October 23rd when they travelled to St. Mary’s in North Vernon. Despite great effort by the Cardinals the boys finished on the losing end against a hot shooting St. Mary’s team with a final score of 45-14. The Cardinals had 5 boys in the scoring column led by Sam Laloge and Ben Miller each with 4 points. The Cardinals did a strong job on the rebounding end and outrebounded St. Mary’s led by great efforts by Adam Meer and Sam Laloge with 10 rebounds each. The Cardinals next game will be a rematch against St. Mary’s at home on Monday, October 29th.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.