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Bad stuff on the streets. MPR’s Marianne Combs says, “Hennepin County Medical Center is dealing with a spike in patients who accidentally overdosed on what authorities believe is the synthetic drug known as K2. Forty-two people have been brought to HCMC since Wednesday. …. K2 was initially created in research labs to mimic the active ingredients in marijuana.”
Good set-up here for a movie. Says Jack Day of the Forum News Service, “Eleven years after he dropped his camera off a cliff into Lake Superior, an Idaho man is finally seeing some of the photos. About a month ago, Two Harbors photographer Christian Dalbec found a digital camera while he was diving in the lake. He was able to salvage three photos and posted them on Facebook. … The four people in the pictures were conducting research for the Student Conservation Association’s Veterans Fire Corps, working out of Ashland.” And in the background of one of the shots: sasquatch!
More competition for Rick Nolan. MPR’s Dan Kraker says, “There are now four candidates for Congress in Minnesota’s vast 8th Congressional District in northeast Minnesota. Thirty-three-year-old Leah Phifer, a native of Two Harbors and current Isanti resident who stepped down from her job as an intelligence analyst for the FBI in May to explore a run for office, has announced she will challenge incumbent Congressman Rick Nolan for the DFL endorsement.”
More guns. The Star Tribune’s Stephen Montemayor reports: “More illegal firearms, many of them semiautomatic handguns, are turning up in evidence rooms across Minnesota, according to federal authorities who’ve tracked their origins. The number of unlawfully possessed guns traced in Minnesota last year