Hot; Bachmann on Muslim Brotherhood; Auroras fill the sky

Today’s heat index could reach 105

Saint Cloud Times: “A heat advisory for Central Minnesota is set to start at 11 a.m. today as temperatures could top 100.”

Walz raises more than opponents in second quarter

New Ulm Journal: “U.S. Rep. Tim Walz is continuing to top his GOP opponents in fund-raising in the Minnesota 1st Congressional District race, according to his second quarter FEC reports filed Sunday.”

Flush times draw newcomers to farming

Star Tribune: “High crop prices are attracting a new generation, but risks remain.”

Anxiety and anger as zebra mussel invasion spreads

MPR News: “For many Minnesotans, summer evenings at the lake are perfect for a refreshing swim after a hot day. But if you swim in Pelican Lake, a popular spot in Otter Tail County, you’d better wear shoes or risk getting sliced by razor-sharp zebra mussel shells.”

Nolan emerges to run for Congress after 32-year political hiatus

Star Tribune: “The former U.S. rep and the DFL Party’s congressional nominee arrived at Capitol Hill as a ‘Watergate baby.’”

Bakk suggests letting House take lead on disaster aid

Capitol Chatter: “When asked if they could keep the special session limited to disaster relief, House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, and Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, said they did not think it would be proper to take up other issues, but neither promised to control their members.”

Bachmann details allegations of “potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” of U.S.

Saint Cloud Times: “U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is asking how a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got security clearance given what Bachmann describes as the aide’s family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood movement.”

Pawlenty looked at as Romney running mate

New York Times: “It was four years ago this summer, when Tim Pawlenty ranked high on the list of John McCain’s potential running mates, and Mr. Pawlenty and his wife, Mary, were plowing through a voluminous questionnaire probing deep into their finances and almost every other aspect of their lives.”

Bikini parade, cancer claims raise eyebrows in Madison Lake

Mankato Free Press: An owner of a tanning salon in Madison Lake wants to raise awareness of the benefits of vitamin D in fighting cancer. She’s wants to set a record of women wearing bikinis in a parade. Town leaders don’t want that kind of attention and question the wisdom of exposing your skin to the sun as a way to fight cancer.

Latest word on the campaign trail? I take it back

New York Times: “Politicians and their advisers are routinely demanding that reporters allow them final editing power over any published quotations.”

Northern Minn. sky illuminated by Auroras

Doug Kiesling: “The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights lit up the sky over central Minnesota just northeast of the city of Saint Cloud, MN.”

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