Former 89.3 The Current DJ Mary Lucia has a new gig


Bring Me the News’ Adam Uen has some good news for former 89.3 The Current host Mary Lucia. She is now a columnist for DISPATCH. Uren says that Lucia quit The Current in April. She described it as a “heart-breaking” decision and criticised management at Minnesota Public Radio. Uren also said that she was leaving despite her best efforts at ‘effecting positive change at the company’.

Janet Moore of Star Tribune reports on the report of a Legislative Auditor about Southwest light-rail projects. It found that the cost of the project exceeded doubling, the opening was delayed and most of the project wasn’t funded.

This helpful article by the Associated Press offers advice about getting an omicron-specific booster.

Jonah Kaplan, WCCO’s reports that photos of grody conditions — spiders or roaches — have been going viral on social media. We know that photos such as those shared on social media recently can be distressing, even though students may not have had to experience it. Augsburg says that we have been working with student groups and student government for several months to clarify the request procedure as well as the treatment options in cases such as those mentioned in the online posts.

Becky Dernbach from Sahan Journal reports that school meals are “back-to-normal” which means that funding for free meals is no longer available to students.

Nina Moini from MPR News has a story on three Ukrainian teenagers starting school in Minnesota. They were helped by a Twin Cities woman to get to the U.S., so that they could continue their education without having to worry about war.

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