What’s wrong with the Minnesota River?; Capitol tone in three Tweets

St. Peter Security Hospital director removed

Mankato Free Press: “The short-lived and controversial tenure of Minnesota Security Hospital CEO David Proffitt is over.”

Waterborne disease outbreak is traced to Duluth water park

Duluth News Tribune: “An outbreak of a waterborne diarrheal disease has been linked with Duluth’s Edgewater Resort and Water Park, a state health official said on Tuesday.”

What’s wrong with the Minnesota River?

Redwood Falls Gazette: “For years experts have addressed the water quality issues of the Minnesota River by stating it is not where it needs to be. While one would consider much of that expertise anecdotal, the reality of the river’s water quality is closer to becoming officially determined.”

Great Lakes residents clash over water levels

AP: “U.S. and Canadian officials are considering an audacious and costly effort to control the freshwater seas’ ups and downs in a way they never have before. A panel of scientists and engineers will release Wednesday a five-year study of options ranging from minor tinkering to a massive, $8 billion engineering project that would invite comparisons to the Panama Canal or the Hoover Dam.”

Editorial: Raise fees to bolster hunting, fishing

Star Tribune: “Minnesotans have repeatedly renewed their commitment to the state’s valuable natural resources over the years. With approval of the proposed increases in license fees, their elected representatives in St. Paul can help ensure that the state’s hunting and fishing habitats will not be ignored this time.”

Minnesota bill would make users’ private social network sites off-limits to employers

Grand Forks Herald: “Conservative and liberal Minnesota legislators are combining efforts to stop a business practice they say invades job applicants’ privacy. The bill includes all social networking sites where users can make a profile and control who sees it.”

Billionaire Taylor’s net worth stays steady, Forbes reports

Mankato Free Press: “Mankato businessman Glen Taylor’s net worth has stayed steady at $1.8 billion, ranking him as the 719th wealthiest person in the world and 256th richest in the United States.”

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