MPR’s Mark Zdechlik reports: “The Minnesota Department of Health says more than four in ten people struggling with difficult-to-control pain of moderate and high levels reported medical cannabis provided significant relief. The research looked at results of a standard pain assessment tool completed by more than 2,000 people before and after turning to medical cannabis. The analysis focused on 42 percent of the participants who’d ranked their pain as moderate to high at the beginning of the study. Those people collectively reported a reduction in pain scores of at least 30 percent. That’s a threshold considered to be clinically meaningful.
Which one hasn’t applied for bankruptcy? A story by Stephanie Dickrell in the St. Cloud Times says: “The Diocese of St. Cloud plans to file for bankruptcy, officials announced Wednesday afternoon. The move comes after 74 civil claims were filed against the diocese regarding sexual abuse of minors. The claims named 31 members of clergy who served in the diocese and 30 parishes. The claims came during a three-year window during which the civil statute of limitations was lifted in Minnesota for allegations of sexual abuse of minors. That window ended in May 2016. Until the Child Victims Act, the diocese had only been served with less than a dozen cases.”
Wait, curtains? Rochelle Olson and Joe Christensen of the Strib say: “U.S. Bank Stadium needs massive curtains to block the sunlight during the 2019 NCAA Final Four — and they won’t be cheap. In a request sent out two days after the Super Bowl, Feb. 6, Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) Chairman Mike Vekich sought proposals for the design, manufacture, installment and testing of ‘blackout curtain drapery’ for the stadium. … All the light sources must be draped to meet the NCAA specifications. … The