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Report suggests senators encouraging Franken to rescind his planned resignation

Plus: Askov Finlayson products to be featured in Target; Appeals Court says Goodhue County was correct in issuing feedlot permit; parent objects to showing of “The Breakfast Club” in classroom; and more.

What a twist this would be. MPR’s Brian Bakst reports: “Transition plans for one of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seats are moving ahead despite talk in Washington that Democrat Al Franken could yet change his mind about resigning, in part because he has yet to give a date or a letter providing for his formal exit. … A story in Politico says four senators contend Franken was pressured to leave too hastily and he should consider rescinding his planned resignation. Franken has announced he would resign in the face of multiple allegations of sexual impropriety, some of which he denied. Franken’s office didn’t immediately provide a comment about the report, but aides have said in the past week that the senator expects to depart in early January. … Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who didn’t join the stampede of calls for Franken’s resignation, told Politico that his colleague got a raw deal.”

Full circle for the Daytons. City Pages’ Jessica Armbruster reports: “If North Loop shop Askov Finlayson is a little too pricey for your wallet, you’ll be able to scoop up more affordable creations from the Dayton brothers-owned store at Target this winter. … The limited release collaboration is inspired by the North, snow, and Minnesota winters. The 50 items include cozy onesies, knit hats, candles, and even a snowtube, which Eric Dayton says is his favorite in the collection.”

The 3.5 million gallon manure tank can go forward. The Rochester Post Bulletin’s Brian Todd reports: “The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled today that the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners was ‘not unreasonable, arbitrary, and capricious, or contrary to law based on the administrative record’ in issuing a conditional-use permit on Feb. 21 for the Circle K Family Farm Z Finisher feedlot. … In affirming the county’s issuance of the CUP, Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Peter Reyes Jr., noted that to find against the county, it would need to be shown that the board did not follow the standards set forth in the county zoning ordinance regarding the proposed feedlot.”

Come on, let the Gen Xers have this. It’s all they’ve got. The Duluth News Tribune’s Adelle Whitefoot reports: “Laura Smith is a mother of five, four of whom attend Two Harbors High School. Recently, her 11th-grade daughter was brought home a permission slip to watch an R-rated movie in class for an assignment. The movie was the 1985 comedy-drama ‘The Breakfast Club.’ Though she appreciated the permission slip, she declined to allow her daughter to watch the movie, she said. She believes it is an inappropriate movie to show during class.”

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