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U regents approve tuition hike

MinnPost photo by Peter Callaghan

U … are going to pay more. MPR’s Marianne Combs report: “The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has signed off on a tuition increase for many undergraduate students beginning in the fall. … Even though they pushed President Eric Kaler to reduce his initial proposal, tuition will rise higher than some on the board wanted. … The approved budget includes a 2 percent tuition hike for students who are residents of the state of Minnesota and attending the University on the Twin Cities campus. Students enrolled in the university’s Duluth, Rochester, Crookston and Morris campuses will see a 1 percent rate increase.”

Earthquakes in Minnesota? The Mankato Free Press’ Trey Mewes reports: “An engineering firm hired by Jordan Sands says an April 25 quarry blast at Jefferson Quarry was not responsible for the tremor that shook the Mankato area. … The report, compiled by Barr Engineering, points to evidence an earthquake took place about seven seconds after the blast. … At the time, the U.S. Geological Survey said the incident measured 2.8 on the Richter scale and was likely due to a quarry blast based on seismological data. Several geologists since then have said the raw data shows an explosion caused the Mankato area to shake.”

Tin Fish no more? The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Dan DeBaun reports: “After nearly 14 years running The Tin Fish restaurant at Lake Calhoun, the husband-and-wife owners are looking to pass the torch. But the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board may have other ideas. … Co-owners Sheff and Athena Priest have decided not to renew their lease at the site when it expires Dec. 31. Instead, they want to let three longtime employees, Joseph Skiba, Peter Toft and Brett Drake, make a proposal for the site to keep the concept at the lake.”

There are lots of breweries in Minnesota now … but are they all mediocre? City Pages’ Jerard Fagerberg writes: “This past weekend brought HomebrewCon to the Twin Cities, and with the annual beer nerd meetup came the annual naming of the American Homebrewers Association’s 50 best beers in America. … Alas, there’d be no celebration, as not a single beer from the North Star State made the AHA’s list for 2017.

In other news…

Huh, we hadn’t heard of this: “The Juicy Lucy: Two bars battling since 1950s over Minnesota’s famous burger” [Star Tribune]

Pretty cool, but not nearly as cool as the term “fire rainbow” leads you to expect: “‘Fire rainbow’ appears over Twin Cities” [KARE]

Minneostan suing Disney: “Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole ‘Inside Out’ idea” [Yahoo]

At Starkey HQ: “Dalai Lama headlines Eden Prairie panel discussion” [Pioneer Press]

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