Deadly virus affecting Minnesota’s deer population

Minnesota deer

Orange alert. WCCO has a piece on a deadly virus affecting Minnesota’s deer population: “The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says six of the seven deer that contracted Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) have died. The seventh animal appears to be healthy and is no longer showing signs of the disease. The seven deer were part of a small herd of captive white tails in Goodhue County.”

Kyle Potter and Steve Karnowski of the Associated Press examined Keith Ellison’s divorce records and filed this report: “Keith Ellison’s divorce records unsealed Wednesday contain no allegations the Minnesota congressman physically abused his ex-wife, but he said in a 2015 filing that Kim Ellison repeatedly hit him throughout their 25-year marriage.”

But his emails. Brady Slater at the Duluth News Tribune reports on the Minnesota Department of Administration state data practices opinion related to email exchanges between CD8 candidate Pete Stauber and the National Republican Congressional Committee: “’If the emails that are the subject of this opinion request are correspondence between County Commissioner Stauber and a representative of the NRCC,’ [Commissioner Matthew] Massman concluded, ‘the data are public and the County did not respond appropriately to the Star Tribune’s request under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13.’”

Can we just put two TVs on a stage and let the ads duke it out? KSTP notes that for all of the attention being paid to the midterm elections, few debates are scheduled for the last few weeks: “It’s a rare year when both of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs. However, it’s also a rare year because the two Democratic U.S. Senators are declining all televised debates. ‘When a candidate has evidence he or she trusts that they’re ahead they go into a stall strategy,’ says political analyst Steven Schier of Carleton College. ‘Four corner it used to be called in basketball. Where you just sort of freeze the ball and don’t give your opponent an opportunity to score points and of course debates are an opportunity for that.'”

Jon Collins at MPR News looks into the growing popularity of CBD oil: “Although it hasn’t been approved for medical use, customers use CBD oil to treat everything from anxiety to restless leg syndrome. As demand grows for the oil, farmers and entrepreneurs in Minnesota want a piece of the market. But the murky legal status of the supplement, and hemp itself, is a challenge for an industry that already brings in an estimated $700 million a year nationally.”

In other news…

The children are still above average:Minnesota’s ACT scores remain steady, among best in the U.S.” [Star Tribune]

Closing time: “Minneapolis may yank license of Aqua nightclub after shootings” [Star Tribune]

Naming names: “Report: Minnesota corporate leaders help fuel anti-Muslim propaganda” [City Pages]

Northeast Minneapolis to St. Paul: Hold my beer: “Dear Minneapolis drivers: Please don’t kill me” [City Pages]

Barging in:Target Center replacing Hubert’s with shipping container-themed restaurant” [Star Tribune]

Gonna miss that DMV on the second floor:St. Paul’s Sears is no more, but its ’63 debut was a sensation” [Pioneer Press]

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