Statewide: June 6, 2012 Archive
Posted at 7:30 AM on June 6, 2012
by Michael Olson
Filed under: Around MN
Walker survives Wisconsin recall
Capitol View: Voters in Wisconsin elected not to recall Gov. Scott Walker (R). Walker is the first governor to survive a recall in U.S. history.
Results from Wisconsin public media
30 Somali employees walk out of Le Center food plant after dress code disagreement
Pioneer Press: "The new policy disallows dresses worn below the knee. Workers said the new prescribed length is not in keeping with Islamic tenets regarding modest dress for women."
Hate crime allegations don't materialize, 7 charged with assault in Kelsey Township gravel pit party
Duluth News Tribune: "Seven young adults, including a 21-year-old Duluth man who claimed he was beaten because he said he was gay, were charged with crimes Tuesday in connection with an incident May 26 at a Kelsey Township gravel pit."
More than a dozen former legislators attempt comebacks this year
MPR News: "In a year when about 20 percent of the Minnesota Legislature plans to retire, there are also 20 former state lawmakers working hard to get back to the Capitol."
1 in 5 area children lack enough food, study finds
Duluth News Tribune: "One out of every five Douglas County children doesn't get enough food to support an active, healthy lifestyle, a report released on Monday said."
St. Charles parents upset over breathalyzer tests of seniors
Post Bulletin: "Some parents are considering a lawsuit against the school district after seniors at St. Charles High School on Friday were given breath tests for alcohol consumption."
Duluth's Mayor Ness: Cooler by the lake
Star Tribune: "Duluth's youthful chief executive is bringing fresh energy and, yes, a sense of hipness to the port city."
Verdict: Mayo Clinic violated confidentiality agreement with surgeon
Post Bulletin: "A federal jury reached a verdict on Monday in favor of an oral surgeon who filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Mayo Clinic."
Minneapolis Wi-Fi growth is far short of expectations
Star Tribune: "The popularity of cellular data and bundled service offers from competitors have hurt."
All Olmsted County and Rochester seats contested
Post Bulletin: "At the close of filing Tuesday, every race for a seat on the Rochester City Council or Olmsted County Board is contested, and two of the races have three candidates, setting the stage for primary elections in those districts."
Finding Worthington around the world
The Public Square: "I work for Bedford Industries. Although the company was founded in Worthington nearly 50 years ago, many from Worthington don't know is that Bedford is the world's largest manufacturer of twist ties. And those tiny little bag closures know how to travel!"