Third big data center eyeing Minnesota could create 1,000 construction jobs



This is Stribber Mike Hughlett. “Xcel Energy has begun a third large-scale data center development in Minnesota, but unlike the others, this one won’t necessarily be located in Becker. More than $2 billion in Minnesota would be invested if all three data centers are built. This would also create thousands of jobs. According to Xcel, the latest proposal for a data center would require a minimum $700 million investment by a Fortune 100 firm. This was disclosed in a filing with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The data center would create at least 1,000 construction jobs as well as 50 full-time positions.

BBC Heidi Brandes writes. “Did Vikings make it to Oklahoma?” Some believe so thanks to runic carvings that were found in the area. Heavener Runestone park manager Amanda Garcia said that Farley spent most of her adult life researching this stone. ‘She travelled all around the US, went to Egypt and went to different places looking at different markings.’ Faith Rogers, an environmental-science intern and volunteer at the Heavener Runestone Park, led me down a cobblestone path toward one of the 55-acre woodland’s biggest attractions – which is also one of the US’ biggest historical mysteries. We were deep within the Ouachita Mountains’ scrub-forest foothills in eastern Oklahoma. On our way to see an ancient sandstone slab, experts are still debating the eight symbols on the stone’s face. Some believe these cryptic inscriptions were runes (ancient alphabetical character) that were carved into the stone by Norse explorers, who traveled up the Arkansas River from this remote area of landlocked America.

According to Dan Kraker of MPR News “Researchers studying wolves far north Minnesota have released rare footage showing a mountain lion walking down a dirt road, about 10 miles south from Voyageurs National Park. Tom Gable is the leader of the Voyageurs Wolf Project. He said that crews found the footage this week when they switched out memory cards on trail cameras to finish their research season.

The Strib also contains this statement from Stephen Montemayor: “A federal investigation into a half-billion dollar national catalytic converter theft network involved more than a dozen search warrants this week in Minnesota,” federal authorities confirmed Thursday. Homeland Security Investigations St. Paul stated that eight of the 32 nationwide search warrants issued this week were executed in Minnesota. This week, the Justice Department announced indictments in connection to the probe in California, Oklahoma. It said that the investigation involved coordinated arrests and searches, seizures, and coordination in Minnesota and eight other States. … None of these 22 people have been charged and there were no federal arrests in Minnesota this week.

This at is: “Valley News Live obtained an incident report on what caused Moorhead police officers to be at Dan Bohmer, Minnesota’s state senator candidate, for more than 40 minutes Wednesday night. According to the police report, officers were summoned to Bohmer’s Moorhead residence during a child swap with his ex-wife. According to the police report, officers were called to Bohmer’s Moorhead home during a child exchange with his ex-wife. Bohmer claimed that the ad was ‘full-of lies’.

According to a KSTP TV story, “Respiratory diseases continue to circulate in Minnesota, leading to another increase in hospitalizations during the past week. The latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health shows an increase in respiratory syncytialvirus (RSV) hospitalizations and cases. These numbers have been rising for several weeks. Nearly 160 Minnesotans were hospitalized last week with RSV-related illnesses in the Twin Cities metro. Around 110 of these were children under 1 years of age. According to MDH’s report, just over 120 RSV hospitalizations had been recorded in each of the previous two weeks. William Bornhoft said that the National Rifle Association, as the country’s most vocal opponent of gun control is also one of the most divisive and divisive political groups in the country. While some candidates seek the endorsement of the NRA, others are proud to wear the NRA’s ‘F’ rating as a badge. Before Tuesday’s election, the NRA has given a number endorsements to Minnesota candidates. Below is a list of Minnesota’s NRA-endorsed congressional and statewide candidates: U.S. House Races

  • 1st District — Republican Brad Finstad
  • 2nd District — Republican Tyler Kistner
  • 6th District — Republican Tom Emmer
  • 7th District — Republican Michelle Fischbach
  • 8th District — Republican Pete Stauber.

A Bring Me The News story states, “Wright County resident Katrina Frank, and her family, are grieving the loss of their beloved dog Jakey. Frank claims that Jakey was injured during an Amazon delivery last month at their home. Frank claims that Jakey, a Rottweiler, and the family’s other dogs had been outside their Buffalo home on Oct. 16 when they received an Amazon delivery. Frank posted on Facebook that the dogs “went over to say hello” and that a woman had exited from the passenger seat started screaming, prompting him to get out. Frank claims that the man “ran around to and started throwing rocks at Jake,’ she wrote.

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