Around MN: Bear mauls hunter, mining Hibbing, Bachmann’s slide

Deer hunter mauled by bear near Superior

Authorities shot and killed the injured animal, which was feared to be a danger to people (Duluth News Tribune).

Deadly weekend on Minn. roads: 7 people killed

It’s been a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads. Authorities say seven people were killed in five separate crashes (WCCO).

Hibbing is mine, all mine

Mayor Rick Cannata proudly points out Hibbing also is known as “the city that moved” because back in the 1920s, a mining company found a rich deposit of iron beneath the city, prompting the entire community, with little hesitation, to pick up and relocate (Wisconsin State Journal).

Negotiators make final effort to save NBA games

On the night before the N.B.A. was to begin canceling games, league and union officials gathered one more time Sunday night, but once again parted without an agreement, or any overt signs of progress (New York Times).

Editorial: Feds fumble on law aimed at doctors

nexcusable federal foot-dragging is delaying the rollout of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act — a landmark law outing doctors’ often lucrative financial ties to industry (Star Tribune).

OccupyMN protesters planning for coming work week

Many members of the OccupyMN movement are preparing to blend their life of activism with the normal work week as they return to their jobs Monday (MPR News).

Minnesota’s child care, averaging $9,900 a year, is among least affordable

Roseau County wildfire drawing to an end.

The Minnesota Lynx are the 2011 WNBA champions, bringing home the first title in franchise history.

Bachmann disputes poll numbers, says campaign still strong.

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