U.S. Ag. Secretary declares nine Minnesota counties disaster areas


The Star Tribune’s Christopher Vondracek reports on the U.S. The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack designated nine counties in the southwestern and central Minnesota farm country disaster areas. This allows drought-sapped farmers to be eligible for federal assistance for the second year. These counties are: Lyon, McLeod Murray, McLeod Murray, Nicollet Pipestone Redwood Rice, and Wright

Tommy Wiita of Bring Me the News reports that Minnesota-based USA Curling CEO Jeff Plush was accused of failing to respond to allegations of sexual abuse while serving the commission of the National Women’s Soccer League. Eleven members of USA Curling’s DEI Task Force , including current ones, have called for Plush’s removal as CEO.

Henry Pan of the Minnesota Spokesman Recorder visited the opening of the United States Postal Service Lake Street Station at 1st Ave. S., and E. 31st St. It was reopened in just two years, less than two years after another station on the south side was destroyed by unrest following George Floyd’s murder.

Ginna ROE at KSTP has a story about Glencoe residents’ concerns over constant buzzing by fans cooling computers a currency mining facility.

Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield of WCCO-TV has a interview with Minneapolis native Rewan Abdullwahab. She is a first-year student in Mayo Medical School. Abdelwahab, along with her mentor Dr. J. Michael Bostwick published an article about the problems she had gathered from health professionals of a variety faiths. Her suggested OR standards are now being used by the Mayo Clinic.

Seven Steakhouse & Sushi in Minneapolis closed on Tuesday. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, reports Rock Bottom Brewery has quietly closed this past week.

David Griswold from KARE-11 reports thanks to some machine-made powder. Tom Anderson, general manager of Andes Tower Hills, Kensington, Minnesota has announced that the Turtle Express Lift will be open Tuesday. This makes it the first snow hill to open in the Midwest.

The Voyageurs Wolf Project provides a visual of wolf packs within the Greater Voyageurs Ecosystem.

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