Suspect in custody after vehicle crashes through gate of governor’s residence

Gate crasher. MPR’s Tim Nelson reports: “One person is in custody after a vehicle crashed through the gate at the governor’s mansion on Summit Avenue Sunday night. … The Minnesota State Patrol said the incident happened at about 9:30 p.m., when a person drove a vehicle into the swinging steel gate in front of the governor’s residence. It wasn’t clear if the crash was an accident or intentional. …”

Farming: still hard. The Star Tribune’s Adam Belz reports: “Farm bankruptcies are on the rise in Minnesota and across the Upper Midwest. … Eighty-four farms filed for Chapter 12 bankruptcy in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana in the 12 months that ended in June, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. That’s more than double the number over the same period in 2013 and 2014. …”

Stirring the pot. The Pioneer Press’ Ryan Faircloth writes: “Going green could take on a new meaning in Minnesota if incoming Gov. Tim Walz has something to say about it. … As more states legalize marijuana, Walz says it’s time for Minnesota to follow suit. He’s argued that legalizing pot could bring in a new source of tax revenue if regulated properly, and it could reduce the number of people locked up for drug offenses.”

Design change. KSTP’s Joe Mazan reports: “St. Paul’s recently renovated Smith Avenue High Bridge has a new addition designed to save lives. … The Minnesota Department of Transportation put up a 9-foot fence to prevent people from taking their own life on the bridge, which has a long history of suicides.”

In other news …

Your annual reminder:Ice safety 101: ‘Ice is never 100 percent safe’” [Duluth News Tribune]

U prez search:Will UMN name multiple finalists? The question re-emerges as the presidential search enters its final stages” [Minnesota Daily]

More public comments:Outrage toward feedlot in SE. Minn. has created a ‘first’ in recent memory” [Star Tribune]

Nuclear option:How an outage helped Prairie Island save millions” [Rochester Post-Bulletin]

Rockin’:Prince’s Paisley Park & Minneapolis Public Schools Teaming Up to Expand Music Education” [Billboard]

Day brightener:101-Year-Old Usher Celebrates Nearly 80 Years At United Methodist” [WCCO]

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Richard Hodges on 11/26/2018 - 02:22 pm.

    “Eighty-four farms filed for Chapter 12 bankruptcy… in the 12 months that ended in June” With the loss of the Chinese market the next 12 months will be one more great sign of “winning” for farmers by our fearless leader.

  2. Submitted by John Evans on 11/26/2018 - 11:33 pm.

    I’m not sure what I’m missing, but 84 farms over 5 states still doesn’t sound like a lot.

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