Snow expected for southern and central Minnesota, followed by frigid temps

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Stay safe. The Star Tribune’s Tim Harlow reports: “The Twin Cities will likely escape the heavy snow expected to blanket southern Minnesota on Friday, but not the cold. The first below zero reading of the season could come Friday night or Saturday, according to the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service. … A fast-moving system is expected to drop 4 to 8 inches of snow in the southwestern part of the state and along the Minnesota-Iowa border, with lesser amounts in a corridor from Willmar to Rochester, said meteorologist Tyler Hasenstein.”

Lucky us. KARE’s AJ Lagoe reports: “A leader of a notorious religious group that preaches polygamy and marriages involving children has relocated to Minnesota and is buying land. … Records obtained by KARE 11 show that a company in which Seth S. Jeffs is a ‘Managing Member’ recently purchased 40 acres in a remote area near the Superior National Forest west of Grand Marais.”

Yet more shutdown effects. In the Mankato Free Press, Trey Mewes writes: “Farmers could soon grow more hemp legally in Minnesota thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, but challenges remain on how the state will implement industrial hemp as an insurance crop. … State agricultural officials told lawmakers Thursday that while the latest federal farm bill decriminalizes growing industrial hemp, Minnesota won’t be able to do much about it until after the partial federal government shutdown ends.

Another homeless encampment in Minneapolis. WCCO’s Reg Chapman reports: “Efforts are underway to clear out a homeless encampment that sits in the heart of one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Minneapolis. … More than a dozen people called the woods next to the Lake of the Isles dog park home. Darcy Gladis says it was late October when she realized someone was living in the woods next to her favorite dog park.”

In other news…

Congratulations to Kassim Busuri:St. Paul city council picks interim member for Dan Bostrom seat” [Pioneer Press]

Rep. Zerwas to introduce bill to double pound sentence:State patrol officers safely capture escaped dog, reopen I-94” [KSTP]

Scoop:Sebastian Joe’s owners receive approval for Linden Hills commercial building” [Southwest Journal]

Who says St. Paul is boring?The St. Paul Slapper, and what you need to know about his bizarre crime spree” [City Pages]

Swell company treats swelling:NE. Mpls. medical company now valued at $1B, boasts state’s best-performing stock” [Star Tribune]

Who says St. Paul is boring?Pioneer Press Treasure Hunters, time to find the $10K medallion” [Pioneer Press]

Lame-duck move just lame:Federal judge strikes down lame-duck changes to Wisconsin voting laws” [MPR]

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Paul Yochim on 01/18/2019 - 12:42 pm.

    The homeless encampment is right where it should be. Maybe now it will get someone’s attention.

  2. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 01/18/2019 - 01:17 pm.

    Looks like KARE is trying to incite what Fox would call “an assault on religion”.

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