A, bizarre shooting death up north; an Ebola victim with Minnesota ties; worries about exposed oil pipelines
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Remember that sodden spring? It's long gone, and Paul Huttner writes that lake levels are getting back to normal as a result. ... Should there be high-speed rail between the Twin Cities and Rochester? That's what we want to know in Today's Question. ... If you can, listen to the Daily Circuit at 9 a.m., or catch up later via the podcast, when we talk with "On Being" creator Krista Tippett about being awarded a National Humanities Medal.
Bizarre break-ins, fatal shooting A Twin Cities man forced his way into two rural Minnesota homes Saturday morning and was greeted both times by men with guns. The second break-in killed him.
A lake of thickening green mystery That green is a layer of blue-green algae. Most years around August sections of Lake of the Woods get covered over by the stuff, sometimes inches thick. And it may be getting thicker.
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