Bros are already wearing their shorts. Dave Aeikens at KSTP-TV teases us with above-normal temperatures expected in Minnesota for the next five days or more. “There’s a big warm-up next week with 40s Monday, way into the 50s Tuesday with 60s close to the area,” adds meteorologist Jonathan Yuhas.
Thankfully, all are still billionaires. Jim Hammerand at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal sifts through the Forbes wealth rankings and finds that only one Minnesota billionaire, Glen Taylor, rose in the standings, from No. 988 to No. 782. The other four saw their net worths drop by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Post-It with a clean conscience. Dee DePass at the Star Tribune reports 3M will begin tracing the origin of the wood, paper and pulp it buys and refuse to purchase fiber from threatened forests: “The stronger policy pledges to only buy paper, pulp and fiber not linked to deforestation or illegal logging practices. 3M is also requiring suppliers to help protect the rights of indigenous people, conservation forests, peatlands, and endangered species.”
Stephen Montemayor at Twin Cities Business writes about the retiring of CEO Trudy Rautio after 18 years as an executive at Carlson. After May 1, the company will adopt a two-CEO leadership structure for its hotel and travel divisions.
The Associated Press is tracking the ongoing legal proceedings involving the late “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle: “A lawyer representing the widow of ‘American Sniper’ author Chris Kyle claims both a judge and jury made mistakes that led to a $1.8 million defamation verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. In a brief filed Wednesday, Taya Kyle’s lawyer says the verdict contradicted evidence, violated the First Amendment and should be overturned by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.“
In other news…
Seven Minnesota families ranked among richest in U.S. by Forbes [Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal]
NTSB may reopen the probe into the Buddy Holly plane crash [Mashable]
Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked 17th in Forbes’ Best Places for Businesses and Careers [Forbes]
St. Paul’s SubText bookstore to move downtown [Pioneer Press]
Archival clippings of Star Tribune critics not “getting” Bob Dylan [Star Tribune]
New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat arrives in the Loring Park on July 25 [Facebook]