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02/20/09: This week’s Minnesota news from other media

Plans for construction of a 150-foot wide powerline corridor on the south edge of Tower have been put on hold after residents objected that it would pass through a tract of uncommon upland white cedar, reports Marshall Helmberger in the Timberjay.

Rochester City Council members and Mayor Ardell Brede spend far more on taxpayer-paid travel than their counterparts in comparable Minnesota cities, a Post-Bulletin inquiry by Matthew Stolle reveals.

Delta Air Lines, now the world’s largest air carrier with service to 66 countries on six continents, says it will continue to robustly serve Bemidji, writes Brad Swenson at the Bemidji Pioneer.  

“Martha McMurry of the Minnesota State Demographic Center said at the Cass County Board retreat she expects Cass County population to stop growing by 2022,” writes Monica Lundquist in the Brainerd Dispatch.

Duluth’s Chester Bowl Ski Area reopened over the weekend, thanks to about 30 dumptruck-loads of trucked-in snow, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

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