Jennie-O fined after worker loses arm, public comment on Essar air permit, fight ends awards show

OSHA seeks fines from Wilmar-based Jennie-O

Journal Sentinel: “The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking $318,000 in fines from Jennie-O Turkey Store Inc. after an employee at a northwestern Wisconsin slaughterhouse lost his arm in an industrial accident.”

Essar Steel Minnesota air permit open for comments

Duluth News Tribune: “The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has a draft air-emissions permit ready for public review for Essar Steel Minnesota’s iron-ore mining and taconite-pellet-production facility in Nashwauk. A public hearing is set for Feb. 9.”

Jack Jablonski leaves hospital for rehab facility

KARE11: “Injured Benilde-St. Margaret’s hockey player Jack Jablonski is ready to begin the next phase in his recovery from an incident that left him paralyzed.”

Rybak embraces DNC’s anti-Romney messaging

MinnPost: “Early last week, when it looked like Mitt Romney would waltz through the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, the Democratic National Committee hosted a press call to criticize Romney for not releasing his tax returns.”

Will MPR’s “Daily” show make news more interesting and fun?

BrauBlog: “With my philistine credentials established, I’m tentatively pleased with the news that ‘Midmorning’ and the 11 a.m. of Gary Eichten’s ‘Midday’ will be subsumed by the new 9 a.m.-noon ‘Daily Circuit,’ beginning Feb. 21. Though the name is awkwardly generic — one click above “MPR NewsQ” — several overdue changes are afoot.”

TC Hip Hop Awards cut short due to violence

The Current: “For the second time in its six-year history, the TC Hip Hop Awards is making headlines, not for its overwhelmingly positive purpose, which is to unite disparate artists across the spectrum of Minnesota hip-hop, but instead because of fights started by a small segment of its attendees.”

By the numbers

Pounds of honey Alexandria’s Randy Scott makes a year: 1,000 to 1,500 (Dairyland Peach).

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