Nolan leads delegation of GOP lawmakers on visit to Iron Range

Nolan reaches across the aisle. The Duluth News Tribune’s John Myers reports: “U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan on Monday guided top Republican lawmakers on a tour of Northeastern Minnesota mining sites, both operating and proposed, and received strong support to overturn a mining moratorium on federal land near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. … Nolan, D-Crosby, was joined by Republican Reps. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, Paul Gosar of Arizona and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas touring the United Taconite iron ore mine in Eveleth and the proposed Twin Metals copper mine site near Ely. … Gossar is chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources while Westerman serves both on that subcommittee and the Federal Lands Subcommittee. Both said they would work to overturn the 11th-hour move by the Obama administration that withdrew federal mineral leases from Twin Metals. Without the permits the project would likely be scuttled.”

Body cams come to the U. The Minnesota Daily’s Bella Dally-Steele reports: “If you’re spending time around University of Minnesota police, remember to smile — because you might be on camera. … After months of planning, the UMPD started distributing tester body cameras to officers June 14. For the next two months, officers will wear the cameras and give feedback on their usability. … If the department is pleased with the technology, it will request funds to secure the cameras for good. ”

Shakopee superintendent ouster official. The Star Tribune’s Beatrice Dupuy reports: “The Shakopee school board accepted Superintendent Rod Thompson’s resignation Monday night in front of a room full of people who had worked to unseat him. … Thompson was not present as parents and about 50 community members filled the boardroom during a public comment period at the special meeting. … ‘We are disappointed, frustrated and angry beyond belief,’ Timothy Johnson said. ‘We have to look to the future.’ … The board approved a separation agreement to pay $50,000 to Thompson, whose resignation is effective June 30.”

They must really like this one. The Star Tribune’s Dee DePass reports: “3M Co. announced a slate of leadership changes Tuesday and disclosed that its board of directors has waived the mandatory retirement age of 65 for chief executive Inge Thulin. … Thulin is currently 63. … The board of the Maplewood-based manufacturer appointed longtime executive Michael F. Roman to the roles of chief operating officer and executive vice president. Roman was the head of 3M’s largest business group, Industrial.”

In other news…

Fare news: “Minnesota State Fair reveals 31 new foods including pizza burritos, cookie dough” [Star Tribune]

Talk about big shoes to fill: “Big Fat Bacon To Take Over Original Cheese Curds Space” [WCCO]

Seems like everything is bad news for General Mills these days: “Amazon’s Whole Foods deal may accelerate the fresh food takeover, hurting General Mills” [CNBC]

Well this stinks: “Authorities searching for stolen manure spreader in central Minn.” [Inforum]

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