Medical mistakes, hockey fights, MN-08 DFL endorsement moot?

Wrong surgery cases hit a high

Star Tribune: “An annual report shows Minnesota hospitals, while disclosing more, still struggle with preventable mistakes.”

8th District will be political battleground this election

MPR News: “Only one DFLer running in the 8th District, former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has made an iron-clad promise to abide by the party endorsement and not run against a fellow Democrat in a primary election.”

With future of fighting in USHL in doubt, sides split on how integral it is to hockey

Forum of Fargo Moorhead: “‘If you make big hits in this league, you are getting barked at and big guys will take you out,’ said Stoskopf, a forward for the Fargo Force. ‘Junior hockey is more of a watch-what-you-do league. You will pay a price.’ The price is fighting.”

Report crunches numbers on proposed stadium sites

MPR News: “The options are being translated into dollars and cents in a way that they haven’t before. Projections show the Metrodome may be the best deal for taxpayers, and another Minneapolis site near Linden Avenue the best for the Vikings.”

DECC pitches Canal Park casino

Duluth News Tribune: “Officials say city should be ready for new gambling options if the Legislature loosens restrictions statewide.”

Courthouse security measures evaulated in wake of shooting

MPR News: “One month after a courthouse shooting in Cook County, several courthouses around the state have either added security or are considering doing so.”

State worker severance packages scrutinized

Pioneer Press: “Minnesota lawmakers today will begin looking into the issue of payments for unused sick and vacation time to retiring state employees.”

Candlelight vigil for couple aboard cruise ship

MPR News: “Family and friends at a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening prayed for the safe return of Barbara and Jerry Heil of White Bear Lake. The couple have been missing since Friday, when a cruise ship ran aground along the coast of Italy.”

Minnesota Opera appoints conductor as music director

Star Tribune: “The Minnesota Opera has appointed Michael Christie as music director, beginning with the 2012-13 season.Christie joins an opera leadership that includes Allan Naplan, president and general director, and Dale Johnson, artistic director.”

Dayton appoints Moore, Vajgrt

Worthington Daily Globe: “Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday announced the appointment of Gordon Moore and Terry Vajgrt to fill two vacancies in the Fifth Judicial District Court system.”

Larson Boats still afloat

Star Tribune: “Minnesota’s fishing opener may still be four months away, but production is humming at Larson Boats’ sprawling manufacturing complex 100 miles northwest of the Twin Cities.”

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