Around MN: BWCA fire approach defended, Lynx roll, head shop to resume “bath salt” sales

Forest managers defend decisions in BWCA fire

“Knowing now what happened over the last 20 days, if we had known that back then, we would have done things differently,” said Mark Van Every, district ranger for the western part of the Superior National Forest. (MPR News)

Did the Forest Service get burned?

Criticized for their efforts to fuel the Pagami Creek fire as a way to put it out, forestry experts say they were dealing with an unprecedented phenomenon. (Duluth News Tribune)

Famous Minnesota fires: A look back in photos

Forest fires can be confounding and frightening things. In a state like Minnesota, they are part of our lore. (MinnPost)

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Lynx 95, Phoenix 67

Lynx easily handle Mercury in first Western Conference playoffs game (MPR News)

Day after raid, business bustling at Duluth head shop

By sometime today, Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson said his head shop will also start selling bath salts again, which he said he took off the store’s shelves last week. “I thought when I did that, the police would leave us alone,” he said. (Duluth News Tribune)

Editorial: Regulation is key to food safety

Bachmann gets it wrong on meatpacking requirements. (Star Tribune)

Advocates for truckers are cheering court decision against MN State Patrol’s “fatigue enforcement” program.

MN-8 seems destined for lively DFL primary

The 2012 election in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional district could become the more significant contest in the region’s political decade. (Minnesota Brown)

Fitch rates State of Minnesota ‘AA+

Fitch Ratings assigns an ‘AA+’ rating to the following State of Minnesota general obligation bonds.

Who isn’t online?

For low-income households, the cost of access and computer ownership is by far the most-cited reason why they do not adopt broadband.

Rural round-up from MN Rural Partners.

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