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Correction

Information provided on Friday’s Church News page included incorrect service times for Grace Lutheran Church/ELCA of 300 St. Grant St. in Fairmont. The church is holding online worship services at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Churches that would like to submit information updating their schedules may contact the Sentinel at (507) 235-3303.

Governor apologizes to CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz apologized to CNN, saying he takes total responsibility for the arrest of one of the network’s crews Friday as they reported on violent protests in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd.

“This is a very public apology to that team,” Walz said at a news conference hours after correspondent Omar Jimenez and two colleagues were taken into custody by the Minnesota State Patrol and later released.

Jimenez was handcuffed and led away while reporting live on the air shortly after 5 a.m. His colleagues Bill Kirkos and Leonel Mendez were also taken away, with Mendez placing his still-running camera on the ground to record his arrest.

When first approached by officers, Jimenez, who is black, told them, “put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way.” After being told he was being arrested and his microphone taken away for handcuffing, Jimenez asked why he was being arrested and did not get an answer.

The Minnesota State Patrol said on Twitter that the journalists were among four people arrested as troopers were “clearing the streets and restoring order” following the protests.

Reynolds outlines aid plans

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday she is allocating $700 million of the state’s federal coronavirus emergency relief money to programs that will help farmers, businesses, homeowners, renters and local governments.

Reynolds said Iowa has received $1.25 billion in federal funding and she will hold $550 million to cover unforeseen coronavirus pandemic expenses and to support the state’s unemployment trust fund.

Of the $700 million she will allocate, Reynolds said $215 million would be spent on a small business relief program that has already helped 4,000 small businesses. Additional funds will help renters and homeowners who haven’t made house payments from being evicted or foreclosed upon, and other money will go to help food banks. Another $100 million will help farmers. Reynolds will allocate $125 million to cities and counties.

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