Mysterious — and massive — problems at Delta. CNN Money’s Chris Isidore, Jethro Mullen and Joe Sutton report: “The week got off to a nightmarish start for Delta and its passengers. … Delta Air Lines flights were grounded for at least six hours early Monday by a global computer system outage, causing large-scale cancellations and stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers. … At 8:40 a.m. ET, Delta said the ground stop had been lifted but that only ‘limited’ departures had resumed. It’s expected that flights will be delayed and canceled throughout the day.”
You wonder if there are a few he wishes he could skip. MPR’s Tim Pugmire reports: “Gov. Mark Dayton is ramping up his summer tour of Minnesota counties this week with visits scheduled in seven counties. … Dayton is trying to hit all 87 counties in 86 days. He’s heading to Marshall, Kittson and Roseau counties Tuesday; Lake of the Woods and Koochiching counties on Wednesday; and St. Louis and Itasca counties on Friday.”
Swanson weighs in on Lowry Grove. The Star Tribune’s Shannon Prather writes: “Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is throwing her support behind St. Anthony mobile home park residents who are now in a fierce legal fight to save their community. … In an amicus court brief, Swanson argues that residents of Lowry Grove never had a fair chance to buy the property beneath their homes as guaranteed by a 1991 state law.”
The collective mourning continues. WCCO reports: “Minnesota State Fair officials are inviting fairgoers to “Unite in Purple” to honor the life of Prince on Friday, Aug. 26. … Announced Monday, officials say the Prince celebration includes music, tributes and cover songs on stages throughout the fair, a fireworks show, a laser show and more.”
In other news…
There have been lots of stories about Tuesday’s GOP primary in the Second Congressional District, but only this one from the Rochester Post-Bulletin features candidate John Howe’s amazing American flag/eagle polo shirt (click to third photo).
Hoping to make the jump to bricks and mortar: “Sioux Chef launches Kickstarter to open Twin Cities restaurant serving indigenous foods” [Pioneer Press]
Must be nice! “Condo sale record in Minneapolis highlights the action for luxury properties” [Star Tribune]