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Questions remain in former UMD coach’s suit against the school

Legal battle goes into overtime. The Duluth News Tribune’s Tom Olsen reports: “A federal jury's $3.74 million verdict in favor of former University of Minnesota Duluth coach Shannon Miller provided a dramatic conclusion to a two-week trial in March. … The decision, however, provided little closure in what has been a yearslong legal battle. In fact, nearly four months later, that dollar figure has yet to be finalized and university attorneys are still waiting for an opportunity to challenge the verdict. … But before any of that can happen, U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz must still make one key ruling. … Over the next several months, he will be asked to determine whether Miller should be reinstated to the post that she held for 16 years, or, in the alternative, receive additional compensation for the future wages and benefits she lost as a result of her December 2014 non-renewal.”

Greenway gets some green. The Pioneer Press’ Frederick Melo reports: “Cyclists have long dreamed of extending the [Midtown Greenway] across the river into St. Paul, through the Capital City’s downtown area and over to the Gateway State Trail, which stretches northeast into Stillwater. The natural barrier dashing those plans is the Mississippi. There’s a possibility — not a guarantee, but more than a hope — that could someday change. … On Thursday, Dooley learned that the Midtown Greenway Coalition had completed $45,000 in fundraising for a study of an old Canadian Pacific Railway bridge over the river. Executive director Soren Jensen indicated he planned to hire the engineering firm of Kimley-Horn to complete the study, with results likely by late fall.”

Driving is hard. The Pioneer Press’ Mary Divine reports: “Cindy Tregilgas was on her way home from work a few years ago when she encountered a traffic signal she’d never seen before: a flashing yellow arrow. … Tregilgas was waiting at Manning Avenue and Hudson Road in her Honda Accord, just about a mile from her house in West Lakeland Township, when a yellow left-turn arrow started flashing. … ‘There was no sign, no explanation,’ said Tregilgas, vice president of finance at Dakota Technologies Co. in New Hope. ‘I was, like, “What’s this? Why is that flashing at me? What does that mean?” ’ … Tregilgas said her confusion almost got her killed.”

Shocking tale. The Fargo Forum’s Jennifer Kraus reports: “A 15-year-old boy was struck by lightning early Saturday, June 30, escaping the ordeal with just marks on his back and shoulder — and a remarkable story to tell. … Corey Wilmer of Oak Grove was sleeping in what the family calls the ‘Man Cave,’ a small cabin built on their park model property at Donneybrook Farms, a lake association on North Long Lake, north of Brainerd. … Wilmer, a junior at St. Francis High School in St. Francis, said the lightning struck about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. His friend Josh Tope also was in the cabin and slept through the whole thing.”

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Comments (1)

Critical thinking isn't something that can be taught.

A green arrow means go, a red arrow means stop, yellow means caution so a flashing yellow arrow would mean caution about doing something between stopping and going.