Apr 16, 2024 - News

The Spoon: Lynx draft 'polished scorer'

Two women in dresses pose for a photograph with the woman in curly hair on the right holding up a blue basketball jersey reading "24 Minnesota."

The newest member of the Minnesota Lynx, Alissa Pili, with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert at the 2024 draft. Photo: John Nacion/Sportico via Getty Images

⛹️‍♀️ The Minnesota Lynx selected the University of Utah's Alissa Pili in the first round of the WNBA Draft — "by some accounts … the second-most polished scorer in this year's draft class." (Star Tribune)

🎓 Minnesota's high school graduation rate may not have gone down after all as state officials announced last month, according to a new analysis by journalists at MPR sister organization APM Research Lab. (MPR News)

The DFL Party faced backlash yesterday over a local unit's endorsement of a central Minnesota House candidate with a criminal record who has allegedly stalked and harassed the GOP incumbent. (Star Tribune)

  • DFL chair Ken Martin disavowed the candidate and urged the chapter to rescind its decision. The candidate, Judd Hoff, did not respond to Axios' email seeking comment.
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