Thousands still without power in Arrowhead; 1936 heat wave; Sauk Rapids sewage

Downed trees slow work to restore power

Duluth News Tribune: “Still reeling from efforts to restore power in Itasca County after Monday night’s windstorm, Lake Country Power crews were busy Thursday trying to restore power to customers across Minnesota Highway 1 — from Togo through Tower into Ely — after a Wednesday night storm.” Northland News Center: “Nearly 4,000 Lake Country Power members are still without power Thursday after several severe storms hit the company’s service area earlier this week.”

1936 heat wave still most extreme

TPT: In 1936 “eight hundred Minnesotans died as the state struggled with the most extreme heat wave our state’s ever witnessed. Weather historian Mark Seeley joins us to tell us all about it.”

‘Knee-high by 4th of July’ corn not good enough now

MPR News: “The growing season so far in many Minnesota corn fields has been almost poetic. Some stalks are nearly as high as an elephant’s eye, but you won’t hear many people use that song lyric to describe them.”

Broken pipe spews sewage into Mississippi River

MPR News: “Utility officials say up to 700,000 gallons of sewage spewed into the Mississippi River when a sewer pipe broke in Sauk Rapids on Wednesday.”

Second teen charged as adult in 13-year-old’s death

Star Tribune: “He was 15 at time of shooting that killed Ray’Jon Gomez. Derrick Deangelo Catchings remains jailed in lieu of bail.”

Anti-foreclosure group reports progress

MPR News: “Organizers with the group Occupy Homes say their efforts to help homeowners fight foreclosure are showing signs of success.Occupy Homes organizer Chris Gray says the 8-month-old group has helped three homeowners in the Twin Cities successfully negotiate with mortgage lenders.”

Interactive: Watching ‘tax’ Tweets after Supreme Court decision

WNYC: “You know how your corner of Twitter reacted to last week’s Supreme Court decision, but how did *everyone* on Twitter.”

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