180 in Minn. to lose post office jobs, stadium divides news editorials, Ventura on being provocative

Grand Forks Herald: Duluth, Bemidji, Rochester, Waite Park Grand Forks and Devils Lake mail processing centers part of Postal Service planned April 2012 cuts

MPR News reports 180 jobs will be lost in Minnesota alone.

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North Country Food Bank needs bigger, better location

The impact of Crookston-based North Country Food Bank is being felt on a larger scale these days,” reports the Crookston Times, “with the NCFB’s addition of North Country Food Shelf earlier this year and its rental of a back bay of Valley Technology Park two of the most obvious signs of its vital place in the region.”

Pro fighter from Apple Valley gets 60 days jail for assaulting wife

HometownSource reports: “A professional mixed martial arts fighter from Apple Valley was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail for a violent attack on his wife in June in which she was choked and punched repeatedly in the head and face.”

Op-Ed: Vikes show creativity, commitment

The Minnesota Vikings, opines the St Cloud Times, “are committed to working with public partners to examine most any suggested solution. And they are creative in offering some solutions themselves.”

Op-Ed: Why the stadium idea will fail again

Albert Lea Tribune: “Frankly, the best option would be if the billionaire owners and the businesses that befriend the NFL the most would pay the full price tag, just like Jerry Jones did in Dallas. Then owners could build in the suburbs all they want. The public portion only would be donating the contaminated land in Arden Hills that used to be an Army dump and improving the transportation infrastructure.

“Sometimes you have to say provocative things or no one will listen.” -Jesse Ventura on #AJStream 27 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto