In the next year Mpls will get 4 years worth of work out of me. So fasten your seatbelts. This lame duck ain’t quacking yet.
— Mayor R.T. Rybak (@MayorRTRybak) December 27, 2012
“A federal panel will consider some of the issues raised by the nuclear plant’s neighbors,” reports the Star Tribune.
“An old steamboat is now visible on the Missouri River near St. Charles, Mo., and other old boats nestled on river bottoms are showing up elsewhere.
“A World War II minesweeper, once moored along the Mississippi River as a museum at St. Louis before it was torn away by floodwaters two decades ago, has become visible — rusted but intact.
“Perhaps most interesting, a rock containing what is believed to be an ancient map has emerged in the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. (more…)
Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a memorial to 38 Dakota men who were hanged 150 years ago to the day in the largest mass execution in U.S. history. (Pioneer Press)
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“The population boom in Williston, N.D., has been a blessing and a curse for many local businesses. Williston, the fastest growing small city in America, is enjoying an oil boom and has seen its population double in the past two years. (more…)