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Pushback from cities dooms Minneapolis hydroelectric project

MinnPost photo by Corey Anderson
Mississippi River

The dream is dead. The Minnesota Daily’s Emma Dill reports: “Efforts to build a hydroelectric turbine near St. Anthony Main hit a major roadblock late last month when its grant funding and contract were terminated, a move that was applauded by city leaders. … Xcel Energy’s contract termination with Crown Hydro hydroelectric company puts an end to an endeavor that began more than 20 years ago.

BuzzFeed News finds some excited Minnesota Republicans. Henry J. Gomez reports: “Everywhere she went this weekend, Jennifer Carnahan predicted a ‘major red tsunami.’ The chair of the Minnesota Republican Party has been calling for one ever since Donald Trump’s near-win two years ago in a state that hasn’t supported a Republican for president since 1972.”

The New York Times checks in on Barron. Sarah Maslin Nir reports: “Cows and corn and silence stretch out on either side of Highway 8, beyond the Jennie-O turkey plant and 10 churches that serve this town of just over 3,400. So when James and Denise Closs, a quiet couple who had lived in town for decades, were found shot to death in their taupe house last month, residents were stunned. It was an agonizing loss of two lives, but also of a way of life.”

Look who’s back. The Star Tribune’s Neal Justin reports: “If Garrison Keillor is still smarting from the allegations that stained his legendary career, he’s keeping it to himself. The former host of ‘Prairie Home Companion’ returned to the stage Saturday for his first proper local performances since Minnesota Public Radio cut off ties with their biggest name.”

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R.I.P.:Ex-Vikings fullback Bill ‘Boom Boom’ Brown dies at 80” [Star Tribune]

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