U of M tuition looks set to increase

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U of M students are going to have to pay more. In the Minnesota Daily, Christopher Aadland reports: “After a failed bid to freeze costs for in-state students, tuition at the University of Minnesota will rise next year under President Eric Kaler’s recently released budget proposal. … Tuition would increase between 1.5 and 7 percent this fall. The proposed rise comes after University advocates failed to convince state legislators to give the school the $65 million officials said they would need to add a third and fourth year to the tuition freeze and expand the measure to cover graduate and professional students.”

You might have heard: Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned. In the New York Times, Mark S. Getzfred and Mitch Smith tied the resignation to charges filed against the Archdiocese in St. Paul: “The resignations come about 10 days after prosecutors in Minnesota filed criminal charges against the archdiocese for its mishandling of repeated complaints of sexual misconduct against a priest and a few days after the Vatican announced the formation of a tribunal to hear cases against bishops accused of neglecting or covering up abuse cases — an unprecedented mechanism but one whose details are yet unknown.” 

As we reach the end of the Nienstedt era, it’s a good time to revisit this Minnesota Monthly piece by Tim Gihring, written at the beginning of Nienstedt’s tenure: “Fate of the Faithful: Some say he’s a spiritual galvanizer, others a bully. So what does the Twin Cities’ new archbishop really mean for Minnesota Catholics?”

Can you say, “synergy?” Target’s selling its pharmacies to CVS, according to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Jim Hammerand: “The agreement will give CVS 1,660 store-within-a-store locations in 47 states. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2015. … Minneapolis based Target pharmacies will be rebranded CVS/pharmacy. Target’s 80 in-store clinics will be rebranded MinuteClinic, and CVS says it will add 20 more MinuteClinics in other Target stores over the next three years.”

Deer aren’t the only animals to look out for on the roads: “A 49-year-old Cromwell man died from injuries suffered when the car he was driving struck a horse on Minnesota Highway 210 in Carlton County on Sunday night,” reports the Duluth News Tribune. “Another car, also westbound on Highway 210, also struck the horse immediately after the first collision. Neither the driver of the 2001 Chevrolet HHR, Benjamin W. Hendrickson, 31, of Wright, nor the passenger, 34-year-old Brooke E. Scharte, appeared to be injured.”

In other news…

Your daily Walker: The New York Times Magazine took an in-depth look at the Wisconsin governor’s relationship with unions

And you thought those cable pawn-shop shows were harmless: Former Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy under investigation for pawning evidence [Pioneer Press]

Former Vikings player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to rape in Louisiana this morning. [AP] For more on Sharper’s case, read ProPublica’s report: “Inside the police failure to stop former Viking Darren Sharper’s rape spree.”

Hey, Minnesotan, do you like lakes? Here are a bunch of maps of Minnesota’s. [Pioneer Press]

New Minnesota travel show: “The Minnesota Traveler” premieres June 28. [Pioneer Press]

We’ll believe it when we see it: “Duluth Dunkin’ Donuts to open June 24” [Duluth News Tribune]

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