Mille Lacs fishing woes, Williston strip club boom, disparity grows between voters and congress
Posted at 7:59 AM on December 27, 2011
by Michael Olson
Filed under: Around MN
Possible Mille Lacs walleye limits raise eyebrows, concerns
Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is a pretty touchy subject. The lake is fished by Indian bands as well as non-tribal anglers, and conversations about fishing there can quickly descend into questions over fairness and finger pointing over who gets what (MPR News).
Strip clubs welcome oil workers to North Dakota boom town of Williston
AP: "Most cities work to enhance entry points like transportation hubs with landmarks or other items as a matter of public pride and to market the communities to potential businesses. But first impressions may be beside the point in Williston, where the economy is exploding and jobs at the Bakken and Three Forks oil formations outnumber the takers.
"While the exact ratio isn't known, there's no question that with the influx of mostly male oil workers, Williston is testosterone heavy."
Congressional net worth more than doubles since 1984
Washington Post: "The net wealth of members of the U.S. House of Representatives has increased over the years, with income in 2009 more than double that of 1984, but American family wealth has been stagnant."
Chaos at Mall of America ends in at least 9 arrests
KSTP: "At the height of the incident, Police say anywhere from 50 to 200 people were running through the mall trying to start fights and creating trouble on what is already a very busy shopping day."
More on YouTube here and here (videos include offensive language). For a perspective from across the pond read the Guardian's coverage.
Locked in St. Paul vault: $4.5 million photo album
Housed in a St. Paul bank vault, 19th-century river photographs could find a new home soon," reports the Star Tribune.