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Minneapolis Parks week-long strike. AI in police departments

Minneapolis Parks workers began a week-long strike Thursday with a kickoff party, rally and march. The union represents about three hundred workers, and it says the strike follows seven months of unsuccessful contract negotiations with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Workers say they’re asking for better pay and safety protections.

And the Bloomington Police Department is looking into how artificial intelligence can help them, after the Mall of America announced it will start using AI facial recognition.

Find these headlines and more at Mprnews.org.

Hundreds of Minneapolis park workers poised to strike for a week beginning July 4

Bloomington police chief discusses police car karaoke and AI facial recognition at Mall of America

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