River Falls tragedy; Help for Sartell mill; Interparty ad war

3 sisters found dead in home in River Falls

Star Tribune: “Mother alerted police after becoming worried for their safety. The father turned himself in.”

Dayton offers help to Sartell mill in flood special session

MPR News: “Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to call a special legislative session to consider flood aid and now says he wants to consider helping the mill as well. But even with the governor’s backing, the owners of the mill in Sartell aren’t ready to commit to rebuilding.”

Officials in Duluth to size up flood damage

MPR News: “Federal and state officials meet in Duluth Wednesday morning to begin assessing the damage done to homes and businesses by recent flooding. Results of the assessments could lead to federal aid for the region.”

TV ad wars get under way in GOP 1st District Congressional race

Post Bulletin: “Republican Allen Quist said his campaign expects to spend $100,000 on TV advertising between now and the Aug. 14 primary. His first TV ad is tentatively scheduled to air Monday on cable stations across southern Minnesota and on local TV stations in Austin, Rochester and Mankato.”

Bachmann warns of Muslim Brotherhood in U.S. Govt

St Cloud Times: “Rep. Michele Bachmann says the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamist movement that recently came to power in Egypt, has made ‘deep penetration’ within the U.S. government, and she wants an investigation of its influence within five federal agencies. … Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis, said in a statement that he’s puzzled by Bachmann’s comments. Ellison, the first Muslim-American elected to the U.S. Congress, said he doesn’t understand why Bachmann would make such accusations through the press if she has information that’s as sensitive as she claims. ‘If she has sources for this type of information, she owes it to the country to reveal them to the proper authorities, but definitely not this way,” Ellison said. “If she doesn’t have this type of information, she should not be whipping up fear and hysteria about a very important matter.'”

Man rescues buddy in BWCA

Albert Lea Tribune: “Fifteen miles from Ely and more than a hundred miles from Duluth, Scott Pirsig pushed his canoe away from the shore of South Hegman Lake in the remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area. He had just left his buddy Bob Sturtz behind in the tent at their wilderness camp.”

Is Jon Moe the next Garrison Keillor? Bob Collins says he doesn’t know on News Cut, but explores the question anyway.

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