Fears of a fiery spring, Nolan wins big, Cravaack and Kline STOCK Act holdouts

Dry landscape is raising fears of a fiery spring

Star Tribune: “All but the extreme southeast corner of Minnesota is experiencing some degree of drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. In south-central and southwest Minnesota, as well as in the Arrowhead region of northeast Minnesota, the drought is labeled ‘severe.'”

Congressional candidate Rick Nolan wins big in Minnesota caucus poll

Duluth News Tribune: “Candidates Jeff Anderson and Tarryl Clark likely are to stay in the 8th District race through the primary. Former U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan of Crow Wing County held a strong lead today in the 8th Congressional District as the final votes cast by DFL caucus participants from Tuesday night was tallied.” Nolan was the only candidate who pledged to abide by the results of the poll.

STOCK Act expected to pass final Congressional hurdle today

MPR News: “In just weeks, the bill went from having fewer than a dozen co-sponsors to 280. Six of Minnesota’s eight House members now support the bill — Republicans Chip Cravaack and John Kline are the two holdouts.”

Analysis finds $55M shortfall in Minneapolis stadium plan

MPR News: “As stadium planners winnow down the potential locations for a new football stadium in downtown Minneapolis, new questions are cropping up about the city’s plan to pay for it.”

Group asks candidates to support Asian carp fight

WSJ: “Environmental activists Tuesday challenged President Barack Obama and the Republicans hoping to unseat him to support a hotly debated plan to protect the Great Lakes from an Asian carp attack by cutting off their Chicago-area connection to the Mississippi River watershed.”

Global financial fraud case goes to trial in Minneapolis

Star Tribune: “Prosecutors said investigators uncovered a highly structured ID-theft ring with local roots.”

Un-Fair debate sparks dialogue in Duluth

Duluth News Tribune: “We can get caught up in the lingo,” commission member Sheryl Boman Schneider said. “The bottom line is how we deal with disparities and disproportionality” for people of color in Duluth.

University of Minnesota regents to decide how to handle Steve Sviggum’s new legislative job

Pioneer Press: “The University of Minnesota Board of Regents is about to chart a course for reaching a position on Regent Steve Sviggum’s new Senate job.”

Northshore Mining fined over dust

Northland News Center: “Northshore Mining is paying up for having exceedingly high dust levels.Cliffs Natural Resources has agreed to pay a $240,175 civil penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and to increase air measurement practices.”

Historic Pachyderm studio space will be rejuvenated

Local Current: “Though the space is still viewed as hallowed ground amongst rock historians, Pachyderm Studios down in Cannon Falls, Minnesota has weathered some tough times over the past few years.”

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