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11/07: This week’s Minnesota news from other media

Compiled by Laura Crooks

Hastings will be the first city in the nation to utilize a new kind of hydropower technology, writes Keith Grauman of the Hastings Star-Gazette. The method involves placing turbines on a barge anchored in the Mississippi River.

The Duluth News Tribune (registration required) writes that nearly 600 homes and businesses regained power on Saturday after a transformer exploded on Halloween. Damage is estimated at $250,000.

Nine adults and two children were injured after anhydrous ammonia, a chemical fertilizer, leaked from a tank being pulled by a farmer south of Moorhead, reports Helmut Schmidt and J. Shane Mercer of the The Forum (reg./req.)

Charges have been filed against Northfield mayor Lee Lansing for allegedly pressuring city administration to allow him to build a liquor store on his property, reports Suzanne Rook of the Northfield News.

Marshall Helmbergerwrites in The Timberjay,  “Deer hunters will, once again, find abundant deer and liberal bag limits in most of northern St. Louis and Lake counties, and that should translate into another strong harvest, according to Tom Rusch, DNR Wildlife Manager in Tower.”

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