Red Bulls return; Nolan gets DFL nod; Graduates face grueling job hunt

Last of Minn. Nat’l Guard Red Bulls return home

WCCO: “The last of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division — the Red Bulls — returned home to Minnesota Sunday.”

Body of fallen soldier escorted to Rochester

KAAL: “It was an emotional homecoming for the family of Sgt. Nicholas Dickhut. ‘They took him off the plane and I thought ‘Oh my god he’s home,’” said Dickhut’s aunt Elaine Ferguson.

Vikings’ stadium vote Monday could be biggest day in team history

SB Nation Minnesota: “After a decade of trying, the Minnesota Vikings will finally have a stadium bill reach the floor of the Minnesota legislature on Monday. One way or another, it will be a historical day.”

Nolan gets DFL endorsement in the 8th District

Northland News Center: “DFL Party Chair Ken Martin says Nolan has a strong campaign and that the party is looking forward to work with him in his race for the 8th District congressional seat currently held by Congressman Chip Cravaack.”

Amid vast acres of dying birch trees, residents planting the seed to restore North Shore forests

Duluth News Tribune: “The forest along Lake Superior’s North Shore has been drastically changed by humans over the past century. Now, people are making a growing effort to change it back.”

New procedure for teaching license draws protest

New York Times: Dozens of students “have refused to send Pearson two 10-minute videos of themselves teaching, as well as a 40-page take-home test, requirements of an assessment that will soon be necessary for licensure in several states,” including Minnesota.

SMSU grads reach end of ‘chapter’

Marshall Independent: “‘Be adventurous. Being adventurous is part of being alive on this earth,’ Thomas Jackson, a 1985 SMSU alumnus, said. ‘Be honest. Be kind. Be humble.’ He also urged students to be ready to offer a hand to the people who come after them.”

Bemidji State graduates told to ‘keep up your optimism’

Bemidji Pioneer: “Nearly 950 graduates walked across the state at the Sanford Center Friday afternoon, catching one dream and moving on to the next. ‘Everyone who is successful must have dreamed something,’ said Trustee of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Alfredo Oliveiva, quoting from an Indian proverb.”

College graduates likely to face long job hunt

Wall Street Journal: “Graduating college students face a mixed job market at best this year, and most will leave school without an offer in hand, despite an uptick in hiring by on-campus recruiters.”

North Dakota using facial-recognition software when taking driver’s license photos

Forum of Fargo Moorhead: “Before Randy Wilson stepped in front of the camera at the DMV last Thursday, he was told to remove his glasses for his driver’s license photo.”

Twins no bargain, but tickets are

Star Tribune: “After just two seasons at their new digs, the Twins are drawing far fewer fans and even scalpers are having trouble breaking even.”

Twins hold hitters-only meeting in effort to escape funk

Pioneer Press: “At one point not long ago it appeared the Twins’ offense was just a couple of clutch hits away from being very, very dangerous. Now, quite suddenly, every hit is a challenge.”

Finding Minnesota: Minnow shots down the hatch

WCCO: “The Corral Supper Club in Nelson, Minn., celebrates the fishing season with Friday night shots – with a splash of minnow.”

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