MPR News: Minn. Paul supporters say they’re unlikely to support Romney in November because of the way they were treated at RNC.
“The overwhelming majority of Republicans from all wings and parts of the party are committed to replacing Barack Obama and making him a one-term president,” — Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge told MPR News.
Inside Karl Rove’s billionaire fundraiser
Business Week reports that Rove is optimistic about the GOP winning U.S. Senate races in North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Minnesota loggers lose markets as mills close down
MPR News: “August was a tough month for Minnesota’s timber industry. Some fear that recent plant closures could signal the end of the road for some of the state’s struggling loggers.”
Twin Cities comedian ‘Wild’ Bill Bauer dead at age 62
“Louie Anderson called him the funniest guy he ever worked with. Alex Cole said he was the most giving Twin Cities comedian around. Scott Hansen said he was a champion of new comedians.On Wednesday, Aug. 29, “Wild” Bill Bauer died in his sleep at his Inver Grove Heights home. A fixture of the Twin Cities comedy scene, Bauer was 62,” Pioneer Press.
Video: Wild Bill Bauer on Louie Anderson’s Comedy Showcase
A trumpet falls silent
“Musical icon Irv Peterson, who played with Wally Warren, Sammy Jensen orchestras, dies at age 91,” Marshall Independent.
Buffalo Co. study: extend the frac moratorium
“A Buffalo County Health Department report on frac sand recommends that the current county moratorium on new sand operations be extended beyond its planned October 31 expiration date. A continued moratorium would allow further study of the industry and potential health and safety effects. It would also allow time for air quality monitoring to provide baseline data on existing dust levels before any new operations start up,” Winona Post.
Coca-Cola of Winona ending glass tradition
Winona Daily News: “The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Winona, the last one in the country still making the returnable 61/2-ounce glass bottles, has announced it’s ending the practice after an 80-year run.”
Range steelworkers, mining companies still talking
“Union contracts are scheduled to expire at midnight, with health care a major sticking point,” Star Tribune.
Minnesota DNR asks hunters to spare collared bears
“While it’s not illegal to shoot bears with radio collars, the Department of Natural Resources is asking that hunters take a pass,” Duluth News Tribune.
Bids are in on Vikings stadium project
“The architect behind new homes for the Twins, Wild and Gophers is among those in the running for the Metrodome replacement,” Star Tribune.
Thursdays on First wraps up record-setting summer
“Manning the Peace Plaza information booth on a hot afternoon, Jon Eckhoff looked at the crowd milling about the arts and crafts booths, food and beverages in hand, and declared another successful summer for Thursdays on First,” Rochester Post Bulletin.