Harrowing escape from Costa Concordia, Dayton’s wishlist, ex-Fargo Police Chief on trial

Lakeville woman, sister had harrowing escape from ship

Star Tribune: “A Lakeville woman and her sister were among survivors from the sinking Costa Concordia. A White Bear Lake couple are still missing, as five more bodies were recovered Tuesday.”

Dayton’s wish list

MPR News: “Gov. Mark Dayton has unveiled a wish list of public works construction projects that includes regional civic centers, a St. Paul ballpark and a southwest corridor light rail line.” Fox9: “The governor says bonds for construction projects around Minnesota would create up to 21,700 new jobs.” Duluth News Tribune: “Gov. Mark Dayton today released a $903 million construction plan that includes money for a water pumping system for the Lutsen ski resort and its neighbors.” Austin Post Bulletin: Dayton’s proposal includes the full $35 million requested by the city of Rochester to expand Mayo Civic Center. The remainder of the $77 million civic center project cost would be funded through a 3 percent increase in the city’s lodging tax. The governor also included $13.5 million to expand the Hormel Institute in Austin, which would create an estimated 125 high-paying jobs.”

Alcohol suspected in death of 18-year-old left in cold car in Rochester

Star Tribune: “Underage drinking is suspected in the death of an 18-year-old father-to-be who was left sleeping in a cold car overnight in Rochester, Minn., police said Tuesday.”

Trial underway for former Fargo Police Chief accused of racial discrimination

WDAY: “The trial for a former Fargo police chief, accused of racial discrimination, is underway in California.”

Nine reasons the Michele Bachmann campaign fizzled

Des Moines Register: “How did Michele Bachmann drain the reservoir of good will she once enjoyed with Iowa caucusgoers? The native Iowan bolted out of the starting gate to 22 percent support in The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll in June, just one percentage point below poll leader Mitt Romney.”

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