Around MN: OccupyMN focuses on banks, stadium plan agressive and unrealistic, poor pheasant opener

In Republican debate, Bachmann shows signs of life

The Michele Bachmann conservatives fell in love with during the campaign’s early debates returned Tuesday night (Politico).

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Vikings stadium

Met Council report says Vikings’ stadium schedule unrealistic and aggressive

A Vikings stadium report commissioned by Gov. Mark Dayton says the timeline for building a new football stadium is too aggressive and would lead to cost overruns of $46 million a year (MPR News).

Canadian stadium holds lessons for Metrodome

BC Place, built in same era and style, renovated for $563 million (Finance and Commerce).

Voters shut out on Vikings stadium tax plan

But as the Ramsey County Charter Commission was deciding, the site viability was questioned by Met Council, whose report challenges costs and says the sales tax would imperil future projects (Star Tribune).


OccupyMN takes aim at Twin Cities banks

On day five of the Occupy Minnesota movement, there were spirited turn-outs for two marches to downtown Minneapolis financial institutions (Wells Fargo and TCF). The group claims large banks are huge contributors to, what they call, “pro-corporate politicians and causes” (KAAL)

Minnesota Power puts up ‘No Trespassing’ signs ahead of Occupy Duluth

The signs went up on Tuesday, the day after members of the newly formed group Occupy Duluth said they were considering occupying the plaza after a rally today (Duluth News Tribune).

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Habitat, weather indicate poor pheasant opener

Minnesota’s pheasant hunting season opens this Saturday, but hunters may not need a full box of shells this time around (Austin Daily Herald).

Editorial: Finding a name for our region

The Crow River Region. Sounds good to us. Crows might not be your favorite creature, but think of the people who live along the Skunk River in central Iowa. The Skunk River Region? We prefer crows over skunks. It’s like Heckle and Jeckle (yes, we know they’re magpies) vs. Pepé Le Pew (Hutchinson Leader).

Minnesota mining fines total $700,000 since 2004

Minnesota iron ore mines and taconite plants and a railroad that serves them have paid fines of more than $700,000 for pollution violations since 2004, according to public records (Wisconsin Journal Sentinel).

University of Minnesota: Bedbugs are here, and U will help in battle

On Tuesday, entomologists at the University of Minnesota announced the launch of a new bedbug resource center that will offer guidance to consumers, landlords and hotel managers on how to deal with the growing number of bedbug infestations in the state (Pioneer Press).

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