Movers and shakers: Keir Johnson, Minnesota Masonic Charities
Keir Johnson's lifelong interest in history and philosophy and his professional experience in venue management have aligned in his new role as director of the Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center in Bloomington . Johnson will manage the center, which will include a 425-seat auditorium and a Masonic museum, library, conference rooms and dining facility, set to open in early 2016.
Oakdale liquor store owners benefited from state rules; now they worry
Terry, left, and Dan Furlong have owned and operated Furlong's Liquor on the border of Oakdale and North St. Paul since 1987, photographed on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. While many small-business owners complain about burdensome government regulations, Terry Furlong welcomes them.
Rural Minnesota districts see drop in teacher applications
Chris Mills, Stephen-Argyle district's superintendent, told Minnesota Public Radio News that only eight people applied for a job for the fall. He says 10 years ago, the rural, northwest district would have received between 80 and 100 applications.
Christmas in August? Boehner Planning for Capitol Tree
A 65-foot spruce or balsam fir growing somewhere along Minnesota's Paul Bunyan Trail will stand on the West Front Lawn this winter.