Rising rivers; telescope mystery; the miseducation of Jostens
Posted at 8:00 AM on May 31, 2012
by Michael Olson
Filed under: Around MN
Firm tied to 35W bridge still getting Mpls. contracts, bidding on Stillwater bridge
Star Tribune: "An engineering firm that drew criticism for its work on the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge continues to receive city contracts in Minneapolis, where leaders have not shared Gov. Mark Dayton's hesitation in giving the firm more business."
Rising St. Croix, Mississippi rivers create headaches
Heavy rains around the state have drained into the St Croix and Mississippi rivers. The Pioneer Press reports the rising water is hurting businesses and river commerce.
St. Paul UCC church at brink of closing over gay-marriage stand
Star Tribune: "The Rev. Oliver White's support for same-sex marriage set off an exodus. Now, his UCC church is on the verge of closing its doors."
U telescope's two-day detour ends at Texas truck wash
Star Tribune: "A high-tech telescope dropped off the map somewhere between the University of Minnesota and its Texas destination for two days before mysteriously resurfacing at a Texas truck wash Wednesday night."
Conceal and carry permit holder robbed with own gun
KARE11: "A 34-year-old man is charged with first degree aggravated robbery after Minneapolis police say he held up a conceal and carry permit holder with his own gun."
Man enters not guilty plea in alleged swindle of $300,000 worth of wild rice
Grand Rapids Herald-Review: "A Colorado man charged in connection with an alleged swindle of a Deer River business entered not guilty pleas in a brief court appearance Tuesday morning."
Photos: Minnesota Vikings participate in organized team activities
Pioneer Press: "Minnesota Vikings players participate in an organized team activities session Wednesday at Winter Park in Eden Prairie."
Mpls-based Jostens gives graduates diplomas with 'education' spelled 'eduation'
City Pages: "Minneapolis-based Jostens, a company that makes yearbooks, class rings, and other 'education'-related trinkets -- finds itself taking a bit of PR beating after a student at a Colorado high school recently pointed out to school administrators that on his diploma, 'education' was spelled 'eduation.' Oops!"