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Minneapolis’ Patrick Henry called 3rd best high school in Minnesota

Patrick Henry High School

Third best high school in Minnesota? Minneapolis’ Patrick Henry. KARE reports, “A north Minneapolis high school, where 89 percent of the students are minorities, is making headlines this week. … The students and teachers were ranked the 3rd best in the state by US News and World Report. The report examined student performance on state required tests. … ‘If we want our teachers to push our students and our students to push themselves into those most complex courses we need to have trusting relationships with adults,’ said Natalie Tourtelotte of Patrick Henry.”

Le Cordon Bleu’s goose is cooked. The Pioneer Press’ Jamie DeLage writes, “The parent company of Le Cordon Bleu culinary colleges says it will begin the process of closing its 16 campuses across the country, including the one in Mendota Heights, after attempts to sell the group fell through. … Career Education Corp. of Chicago announced in May that it was trying to sell the schools. At the same time it announced it was gradually closing its 14 Sanford-Brown colleges, including the Mendota Heights campus, which previously was Brown Institute in Minneapolis.”

A hit and run with an arrest in Albert Lea. The Albert Lea Tribune’s Colleen Harrison has details: “The Albert Lea Police Department received information this morning that a vehicle and an adult male matching the description of those involved in a fatal hit-and-run were at Motor Inn in Albert Lea, according to the department’s Facebook page. Officers arrived and located both. The vehicle was towed as evidence and the male suspect was brought to Freeborn County Law Enforcement Center for questioning. Later, Leslie David Jones, 51, of Hartland was placed under arrest for criminal vehicular homicide. … Jones is a suspect in a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday night, where a pedestrian died after what authorities are calling a hit-and-run crash on East Main Street in Albert Lea in front of McDonald’s.”

As it turns out, purple is the perfect color for the Vikings. In a somewhat surprising report for the Wall Street Journal, Kevin Clark reveals: “In a move that is part health fad, part bonding exercise, the Vikings defensive backs have started dabbling as wine connoisseurs, with some believing that it may even be helping their bodies. “Whatever [you’re] doing, drink some red wine and you’ll do better,” said cornerback Captain Munnerlyn. … The Vikings’ taste for wine is the product of 37-year-old defensive back Terence Newman, who previously starred for the Cowboys and Bengals. Newman began exploring wine earlier in his career and has since emerged as the NFL’s answer to Robert Parker.

In other news…

The ACLU is suing over Minnesota’s ban on “transition-related surgery for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare” [ACLU-MN]

Until Ness time … “[Duluth Mayor Don] Ness says farewell with final speech, concert” [Duluth News Tribune]

And all the weed is above average: “Minnesota-grown Katelyn Faith could be most CBD-rich medical cannabis” [KMSP]

West River Parkway will be closed till next September, “almost 27 months after a mudslide closed it.” [Star Tribune]

A “Santa ‘of a different hue’ ” [Pioneer Press]

Screech is doing time in Wisconsin. [AP via Mankato Free Press]

R.I.P. St. Paul restaurateur Jack Lonnee [Pioneer Press]

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