New health care system moves forward; Kids and guns; FEMA assessments

Minnesota officials say they will press ahead with new health care system

MPR News: “Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration and state lawmakers have been preparing for life under President Barack Obama’s health care law for some time. But their efforts got a new push Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the federal law.”

More news and analysis on the health care decision.

St. Paul police chief to youth: Put down your guns

St Paul Pioneer Press: “In the first five months of this year, two types of gun violence reports were up 65 percent, compared with the average for the same period between 2008 and 2010, a Pioneer Press analysis of St. Paul police data found.”

DNR doubling the fines for invasive-species violations

Star Tribune: “Inspectors, decontamination units to be dispatched to lakes.”

Anthony Hargrove video is key evidence in Saints’ bounty scandal

New York Times: “The relevant video footage is short. It consists of a sentence of dialogue and no more than five seconds of action. Stadium noise and the barked orders of a coach add layers of potentially confusing sound.”

Floodwaters recede, but some areas still inaccessible

MPR News: “Flood waters in the lakes country of north central Minnesota are just beginning to recede following last week’s deluge of rainfall.”

FEMA wraps up Duluth flood assessments

Northland News Center: “The FEMA dollars it would go to things like washed out roads and bridges.In Duluth alone there’s an estimated 30 million dollars in road and bridge damage. City and County officials say they desperately need Federal help.”

Moose Lake flood volunteers need break, more help

WDIO: “Volunteers in Moose Lake are putting out the plea for more volunteers and help as they continue feeding hundreds more than a week after floods took hold of the Northland.”

Barnum couple weathers loss of baby and the flood

Duluth News Tribune: “Richard Barber had returned home to start the pump in his basement after spending the night in the hospital with his wife who had given birth the night before the storm. The baby, Spencer, was stillborn.”

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