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Hate crimes reports up at U of M

Plus: New York Times on potential Klobuchar presidential bid; man who crashed into governor’s residence gate wanted to speak with Dayton; Twin Cities ad agency Periscope sold to Wisconsin company; and more.

More hate crimes reported at the U. The Minnesota Daily’s Audrey Kennedy reports: “There has been a consistent rise in reported hate crimes on college campuses around the country over the past three years. The University of Minnesota is no exception.

Pretty nice encapsulation of the whole “Amy 2020” thing. The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports from Northfield: “The speculation began the moment Senator Amy Klobuchar walked into the room. … ‘You’re looking at a future president,’ whispered Jacob Forman, a Carleton College senior, elbowing a friend as Ms. Klobuchar strode into a campus hall this month to rally a crowd of fired-up Democrats. Frank Wergin, a construction company owner, looked on admiringly: ‘That’s our 2020 presidential candidate.’”

Try an email next time. The Pioneer Press’ Sarah Horner writes: “When Clinton Leonard Fouquette hit the front gate of the Governor’s Residence Sunday night with his SUV, he was traveling so fast it reportedly “sounded like an explosion.” … Law enforcement quickly converged on the scene. … Fouquette, 59, told law enforcement afterward that he had many problems and that speaking to the governor was his only solution, the complaint said.”

Adquisition. The Star Tribune’s Nicole Norfleet reports:Periscope, the Twin Cities’ largest independent advertising agency, has been sold to Wisconsin-based printing company Quad/Graphics Inc. for $132.5 million. … The acquisition is expected to close early next year, according to a company news release.”

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