Heroin death in Duluth; Thief River food-shelf closed; Ron Paul’s insurgency ends

Duluth police: 5 heroin overdoses over weekend, one fatal

Duluth News Tribune: “The Duluth Police Department is investigating the recent incidents in an effort to find the source of the drugs.”

Out-of-state money floods Minnesota political campaigns

MPR News: “According to the most recent round of campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, contributors living as far away as Alaska are pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into Minnesota’s congressional races.”

Nolan gets lift from DFL in 8th District

Capitol View: “Though Nolan has won his party’s endorsement, he’s still locked in a primary battle with Tarryl Clark and Jeff Anderson, two other Democrats vying to take on Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack this fall. And Clark raised nearly twice as much money as Nolan in the second quarter of the year.”

Thief River food-shelf closed temporarily

Crookston Times: “Susie Novak, executive director of the Crookston-based North Country Food Bank, told the Times Monday that families in need in Thief River Falls will not go without food, even though the board of directors of the TRF Area Food Shelf in Thief River Falls announced Friday that, effective immediately, the food shelf there is temporarily shutting down.”

Despite tragedy, divers not deterred at ‘the cribs’ in Duluth

Duluth News Tribune: “Chalk-written homages to 13-year-old Jeffery Carlos Watson Jr., who died a month ago near ‘the cribs,’ are gone, but it’s doubtful everyone would heed their warning were they visible.”

Ron Paul’s delegate insurgency ends in Nebraska

ABC News: “Ron Paul’s delegate insurgency has come to an end. Supporters of the libertarian GOP presidential candidate fell short at the Nebraska GOP convention, where they had hoped to out-organize Mitt Romney’s delegates and push Paul over a critical threshold that would have ensured him an official presence and speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.”

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