Mining lobbyist joins citizen panel, sheep stirs St. Paul, Polica’s first album

Prime Therapeutics adding 300 jobs in Eagan

Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan-based company that manages pharmacy benefits for health insurers, plans to hire 300 additional workers (MPR News).

Mining lobbyist appointed to citizen oversight committee

The Cucking Stool: “On Monday, Iron Mining Association President and registered lobbyist Craig Pagel from Duluth was appointed as a citizen representative to the Fisheries Oversight Committee by DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr.”

ND oil unit approved near Killdeer, could produce 43M barrels

“North Dakota regulators have approved a huge new oil production unit north of Killdeer,” reports the Forum of Fargo Moorhead.

Bullets fired at township hall in Carver County

“Bullets were fired twice in recent weeks and struck the Hollywood Township Hall in Carver County, authorities said Tuesday.In addition, a township employee found rifle shells in the family’s mailbox months ago, officials said,” reports the Star Tribune.

Sheep on the lam lassoed in St. Paul

Pioneer Press: “If you count sheep, don’t leave out the one in custody in St. Paul.Animal Control got several calls during a 20-minute span last Tuesday morning about a sheep on the lam south of the Mississippi River, said Bill Stephenson, St. Paul Animal Control supervisor.”

Polica releases new album

The Current: “Local band Polica seems to just keep gathering steam. Sold out shows, tours with high-profile artists, and blog love across the world …Until now, there’s only been a handful of tracks to keep us satisfied until the Valentine’s release day of their debut Give You the Ghost in 2012.”