This is an update for the meeting: City Council Regular Meeting - Mar 01 2021
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City Council Regular Meeting - Mar 01 2021

Crews in Minneapolis will begin taking down fencing and barriers today after former cop Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder. The security was put up before the verdicts were read yesterday, in case of possible violence. Instead, communities all over celebrated nearly one week after Chauvin was caught on video kneeling on George Floyd's neck for over nine minutes until he stopped breathing and died.        The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed by police in Ohio says her daughter was a sweet child. Body camera video was released hours after an officer shot the teen four times. She apparently tried to stab another girl amid a group fight outside a house.        The coronavirus crisis around the globe is getting worse. New cases are up for the eighth straight week, topping more than five-million just in the past seven days. The World Health Organization says that beats the previous record set in early January.        Four members of President Biden's Cabinet are urging lawmakers to pass his infrastructure plan. They testified before the Senate yesterday. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg [[ boot-edge-edge ]] says Congress must take urgent action to address the climate crisis.       More than 135-million people across the nation are breathing dirty air. The American Lung Association released its annual report. It shows more than four-out-of-ten live where the air is polluted, saying climate change continues to make it worse.       Amazon is going to test its palm-scanning payment tech at a Whole Foods in Seattle. That's the first location in a planned rollout, but the touchless system is already in use at several Amazon stores. The company says the technology is highly secure.