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This week’s edition covers stories 
from June 19th to June 26th, 2024.

Today’s issue is 650 words, a 5minute read.

Buenos dias mi gente! Isabella speaking. 

June’s been a whirlwind! Argentina’s on a Copa America win streak, Pride is in full swing, and the weather’s finally acting right – from living our best Nasty Girl life to talking about how confusing being a girl is! 

Speaking of feels, Inside Out 2” just dropped taking us on a nostalgic trip as Riley, the main character, tackles new emotions like anxiety and yup, you guessed it – embarrassment!  We won’t spoil anything, but some folks are saying Riley might have a crush on Valentina, the high school hockey captain. This one’s a must-see for all my anxiety girlies out there!

If you’re feeling a bit more weird, Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film “Kinds of Kindness” is out today at the Main Cinema. Expect strange camera angles, beautiful colors, and a whole lot of absurdity (think “The Lobster”). A triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader,” Searchlight Pictures writes. 

Season 3 of the Chicago chef drama “The Bear” just hit Hulu last night – oh yeah! If intense cooking scenes and sensitive chefs aren’t your thing, I recommend you watch comedian Julio Torres’ new series “Fantasmas” for a ghostly and whimsical vibe on Max.

📸 PunkToad | Flickr

Calling all bikers! Minneapolis is officially the best city for biking in the US!  And for those on the e-bike wave, good news! The e-bike rebate application re-opens next Tuesday, July 2nd. First come, first served – the first 10,000 submissions get up to $1,500 off qualifying e-bikes. Share your favorite trails with us at!

On a more serious note, the Supreme Court just ruled that federal courts can’t get involved in a case about the government and social media censorship. The 6-3 decision basically means the government can (kind of) talk to social media platforms without getting sued. The ruling rebuked the far-right Fifth Circuit Court’s broad injunction that restricted the administration’s communication with social media platforms, emphasizing the necessity of concrete injury for standing in federal lawsuits. It’s a complex issue, but that’s the gist. ‍

American author and freelance photographer Linda Tirado 📸 WCCO 

ur hearts go out to Linda Tirado, a freelance photojournalist who was grievously injured by Minneapolis police while covering the 2020 George Floyd protests. Despite wearing clear identification, she was struck in the eye by a non-lethal round, losing vision and suffering a brain injury. The National Press Club is supporting her care, and we’re sending all our love to this courageous journalist. Linda, a beloved mother and wife, faces overwhelming medical expenses, but she remains a beacon of strength and resilience. As she reflects on her journey with a blend of joy, peace, and raw emotion, she inspires us all to cherish our moments and fight for justice.

You can make a donation to help cover the costs of Linda’s hospice care through Venmo (Linda-Tirado-3), PayPal (Bootstrapindustries@gmail) and Zelle (806.433.6075).

📸 Liara Tsai

The community is also mourning the tragic loss of Liara Tsai, a 35-year-old transgender woman and beloved DJ, whose body was found in a crashed vehicle in Olmsted County. Authorities determined Tsai was a victim of homicide in Minneapolis, and the investigation is ongoing. Liara, known for her vibrant presence as a DJ at Femmedecks, was originally from Mauston, Wisconsin. Her life was brutally cut short, leaving friends and family heartbroken. Despite the few details released about the circumstances of her death, the community gathered in Loring Park to honor her memory, reflecting on the joy and energy she brought to those around her. Liara’s light touched many, and her tragic end serves as a somber reminder of the violence faced by transgender individuals. In this time of grief, the outpouring of love and support from the community stands as a testament to her impact and legacy.

For those who may need additional support, our Anti-Violence Helpline is available at 800-800-0350 or; additional support for transgender individuals can be found at Trans Lifeline: or 877-565-8860

Stay strong, Minneapolis!

Stay informed, stay connected. 

See you next week! 

Isabella and the NewPrensa team


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