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Veterans group directing fundraising toward Feehan campaign in First District

Dan Feehan
Dan Feehan

Money for vets — running for office. MPR’s Catharine Richert reports: “This year’s midterm elections have seen a surge in the number of veterans running for office — and that trend is playing out in southern Minnesota. … There, Iraq War vet Dan Feehan won the DFL endorsement to replace 1st District Rep. Tim Walz, who is seeking the party’s nomination for governor. … That win was partly boosted by a national network of political groups that are working across the country to propel campaigns like Feehan’s. … The support comes with a significant amount of money.”

Dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. The Star Tribune’s Josephine Marcotty reports: “Last summer Nancy Dolphin joined her Mower County neighbors in an unusual science experiment: They headed out every week and after every heavy rainstorm to measure E. coli bacteria in the nearby Cedar River and its tributaries. … They believed no one was doing enough to fight pollution in the streams that flow through their backyards, so they took matters into their own hands. … They found the infectious bacteria, often in dangerously high concentrations, almost everywhere they looked, including the creek that flows by Dolphin’s house. It came from hogs, cows and — in surprisingly high numbers — human waste.”

The sambusa secret’s out. The Mankato Free Press’s Dan Greenwood reports: “When Mohamed Ahmed first came to Mankato in 2001, he had no idea he would own the very store he first worked at as a teenager. It goes by many names and has changed hands four times, but Brothers Restaurant and Grocery has been a staple for the city’s growing Somali-American community and Minnesota State University’s international students. … That store, at 2156 Hoffman Road, was the first place in Mankato where you could buy halal meat, which is slaughtered according to Islamic tradition. Ahmed’s family lived just a block away. So when it opened in 2002, he starting working there. … It’s now one of five halal markets in town, providing Somali comfort food, halal meat and hard to find spices and products from all over the world to a loyal and expanding customer base.”

A little sports news for Glean readers. The Rochester Post Bulletin’s Tom Weber reports:Sweden is the world capital of the game of kubb, but on Saturday, Kasson wasn’t far behind. … ‘This is probably the third or fourth largest tournament in the country,’ said Eric Anderson, as he stood on the sidelines of the Kubbing to Kick Cancer tournament at Kasson’s Veterans Memorial Park. Anderson ought to know: He is credited with bringing kubb with him back from Sweden and launching the sport’s rapid growth in the Upper Midwest. Anderson lives in Eau Claire, Wis., the self-proclaimed ‘Kubb Capital of North America,’ and site of the annual national tournament.”

In other news…

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Can’t fly to Silver Bay:Death of a Minnesota airport” [MPR]

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