Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
California is taking Target to court, suing the Minneapolis company for more than 300 violations of California's hazardous waste control laws. They are asking for more than $7.5 million. Some of the violations included "putting mercury-containing light bulbs, medical waste and tons of electronic waste into regular garbage containers and trash compactors."
Brainerd resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset was found liable in 2007 and ordered to pay $9,250 each for the 1,701 songs she made available for download on Kazaa. Months later, a judge dismissed the verdict. Now Thomas-Rasset has begun her retrial as the Recording Industry Association of America tries to find a way to prove she was actually the one sharing the songs.
Anyone who decided to take a warm-weather vacation in the middle of winter thought they could tough it out from the light rail to Humphrey to avoid bringing their huge winter coat to summer-like temps. Well they surely regretted it when they had to pull their luggage for five to 10 minutes through the parking lot to even make it inside. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approve a $17 million expansion that will now include a climate-controlled skyway for passengers.
Best Buy's first-quarter profit fell 15 percent. Why, you ask? The economy sucks and no one wants to buy a new digital camera when they can barely afford to eat. Their numbers still beat Wall Street expectations and they are looking fine for the long term.
About 30 people gathered outside the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union Monday to protest the election results in Iran. There are about 3,000 Iranian-Americans in Minnesota and about 50 students from Iran at the University of Minnesota. Protests erupted in Iran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed a win in a landslide against reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.