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Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez is the senior political reporter for the Minnesota Reformer. Ricardo is not new to Minnesota politics, previously reporting on the Dayton administration and statehouse for The Star Tribune from 2014 to 2017, and the Republican National Convention in 2016. Previously, he was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times covering the California economy. He's a Las Vegas native who has adopted Minnesota as his home state. In his spare time, he likes to run, cook and volunteer with Save-a-Bull, a Minneapolis dog rescue group.

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for murder of George Floyd

By: - June 25, 2021

Convicted in the murder of George Floyd, ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22½ years in prison Friday, becoming the first white Minnesota police officer to serve prison time for a murder committed while on the job.  The sentencing marks a significant milestone in the effort to get justice for Floyd, who died […]