Troops return; Wilderness reopened; Fergus Falls veggie mandate

Emotions high as troops return

Austin Daily Herald: “Goosebumps and tears filled the community room at the Austin Armory Tuesday afternoon as more than 30 National Guard soldiers saw their families and friends for the first time in nearly 10 months.”

Parts of BWCA to reopen today

MPR News: “Much of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness that was burned in last year’s Pagami Creek wildfire will reopen to the public starting today.”

Students won’t have option to turn down fresh fruits, veggies

Fergus Falls Journal: “Come next fall, students who typically get canned peaches and green beans on their plates will see fresh varieties. And they will no longer have the option of not taking them.”

Amy Senser case in the hands of the jury

KARE11: “The fate of Amy Senser, accused of killing a Twin Cities chef in a hit-and-run-accident, is now in the hands of a jury.”

Tornado touchdown reported near Sedan

Pioneer Press: “In central Minnesota, a trained weather spotter reported a brief tornado touchdown at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday near Sedan, Minn., according to the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen. Sedan is about 20 miles south of Alexandria. However, no significant damage was reported.”

Heavy rain, hail pounds Central Minnesota

St Cloud Times: “Heavy rains, wind and hail pounded parts of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties Tuesday evening. A severe thunderstorm moved into Central Minnesota about 5 p.m. dropping heavy rains, hail as big as a golf ball and some tornadoes.”

Occupy protesters march down Nicollet Mall

WCCO: “Nicollet Mall was a sea of loud protesters and police as the Occupy Minnesota movement took part in May Day activities on Tuesday.”

Tea party speakers sound off

Brainerd Dispatch: “In typical freewheeling fashion, a truck driver, a politician, a soldier and a high school student each addressed a crowd of more than 50 to criticize big government and the direction in which they see the U.S. heading.”

Behind the scenes at Caribou Coffee

KARE11: “Inside the Caribou Coffee Headquarters in Brooklyn Center, three guys are single handedly taste testing every batch of beans they’ve ordered or may order if it passes the strenuous test they call Cupping.”

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