01/20/09: Minnesota news from other media

Despite the recession, car repair shops in Duluth have seen an increase in business, writes Jane Brisset of the Duluth News Tribune. The boost seems to result from car owners deciding to repair their current vehicles instead of buying new ones.

One of the most bitter cold fronts in five years swept through northern Minnesota last week, with temperatures dipping as low as minus 48 in some places, reports Marshall Helmberger of the Ely Timberjay.

The Fergus Falls High School Marching Band are playing in the presidential inaugural parade in Washington, writes Lauren Radomski of the Daily Journal.

A Minneapolis-bound Mesabi airplane had to turn around and make an emergency landing at the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport when one of the engines failed, reports Kelly Grinsteinner of the Hibbing Daily Tribune.  The 18 passengers and three crewmembers landed safely.

According to the Rochester Post-Bulletin (AP), the city of Albert Lea is partnering with several organizations to try to increase the longevity of its residents by an average of two years per person. The effort is inspired by explorer Dan Buettner’s book “Blue Zones,” which investigates how some places on Earth have higher longevity than others.

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