World Trade Center beam at center of Marshall 9/11 memorial

For 1,300 miles, Craig Schafer pulled the weight of the thousand pound steel beam from the World Trade Center on a trailer and in some senses, the weight of the world (KARE).

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Mall counterterror reports ID mostly minorities

Programs aimed at keeping a lookout for potential terrorists are not about profiling, government officials stress. But an analysis of suspicious activity reports of incidents at the Mall of America suggests the mall may be questioning people based partly on their appearance (MPR).

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Laws, conditions compared at Minn-Wis mining meeting

Wisconsin officials spent Tuesday on the Iron Range with their Minnesota counterparts to discuss mining. They hope to get answers for a new iron ore mining law for Wisconsin (Ashland Current).

St. Paul police chief outlines $2.2 million in cuts

St. Paul Police Chief Thomas Smith described his department Wednesday as “very healthy” even while facing a $2.2 million budget cut in 2012 that will mean eliminating the police band and selling eight Harley-Davidson motorcycles (Star Tribune).

Emerson adding 100 jobs in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota said Wednesday it’s giving a $500,000 forgivable loan to Emerson to help it expand and add 100 jobs at its Eden Prairie facility MSP Biz.

Rochester could change public transit providers

For more than 25-years, Rochester City Lines has been making sure people get to and from their destinations, but by the end of the year a new company may be transporting you around the city (KTTC).

Fond du Lac Band radio station hits the air

A new public radio station nine years in the making debuted Wednesday on the Fond du Lac Reservation.The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa began broadcasting at 89.1 FM WGZS. The Ojibwe word “giizis” means “moon.” (Duluth News Tribune)

‘Bears’ speak Lakota: Cartoon aims to boost struggling language

The Berenstain Bears, a popular educational children’s cartoon program on public television, soon will be speaking in the language of the Lakota Sioux (Forum of Fargo Moorhead).

Descendant donates Minnesota chief’s peace pipe

A descendant of Chief Sleepy Eye donated a peace pipe that once belonged to her ancestor, ensuring the pipe will always remain in the Minnesota city that adopted the chief’s name (Native Times).

Surly considers its options as area suitors smooth out obstacles

Surly’s real estate firm expects to winnow the list to three to five location possibilities in the next 45 days, aiming for an agreement in the first quarter of 2012 (Star Tribune).

MN DNR’s fall color report website is live

Some leaves are starting to change around the state. The Arrowhead has the most action (MN DNR). (Thank to Cathy Wurzer for the tip)

Renovations planned for historic Plummer house

A Rochester landmark and home of a former Mayo Clinic doctor is in need of major repairs.The city of Rochester is working to secure a legacy grant to repair the Plummer House (KAAL).

By the numbers

Number of Minnesota households that struggles with hunger: 1 in 10

A new report released Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture shows one in ten Minnesotan households doesn’t always have access to enough food for a healthy lifestyle (MPR News).

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Romney only candidate not to invoke Reagan at during debate

Wednesday evening’s presidential debate was held at his library, and his name was invoked two dozens times by Republican hopefuls on issues related to immigration, trade policy, isolationism, taxes and spending, and jobs (Smart Politics).

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