The Lynx win it all (in photos); taming E. coli; coach Kill steps aside; a 'Captain Phillips' connection
Friday, October 11, 2013
Also today, we look at growing worries about freight rail in the metro's light rail debate. Should the 'Redskins' be allowed in Minnesota? Tom Emmer gets the full Colbert treatment. And the annual Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis is starting to irritate local businesses.
NDSU discovery could reduce E. coli's power Bacteria are much more dangerous when they form a social network called a biofilm that allows them to communicate and protect each other. Researchers at North Dakota State University have figured out a way to prevent it from forming.
Tom Emmer gets full Colbert treatment Congressional candidates are always looking for attentiom. But Tom Emmer, who's seeking the GOP nod to replace Michele Bachmann in the 6th District, probably doesn't want this kind of attention.
Grande shutdown petition at Starbucks The world's biggest coffee chain said Thursday that it will ask customers and businesses to sign a petition calling for an end to the partial government shutdown that has forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job.
New album celebrates Minnesota lumberjack songs Twin Cities musician and scholar Brian Miller has been discovering and preserving the songs that lumberjacks in the northern Minnesota woods were singing in the 19th century. Miller and Randy Gosa will perform Friday, Oct. 11 at the Hinckley Fire Museum in Hinckley, Minn. On Saturday, Oct. 12 they will play at a CD release party at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul.
First Avenue buys the Turf Club On the heels of the Artists' Quarter's announcement Monday that they will shutter at the end of the year, Minneapolis institution First Avenue has revealed that they are in the process of purchasing the Turf Club from owner Tom Scanlon and will take over operations on Oct. 15.
Algae fixes may trigger more lake pollution According to a new University of Minnesota study published online Thursday in the journal Science, reducing phosphorus can result in less of the microbial processes that eliminate another unwanted nutrient: nitrogen.
Nobel Peace Prize goes to chemical weapons watchdog The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.
Air Force general in charge of nukes to be fired Maj. Gen. Michael Carey is being removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles -- a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country.
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