UST in the News for Oct. 29, 2012

“Minnesota gains 5,900 jobs,” Star Tribune, Oct. 19, 2012. “Minnesota gained 5,900 jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down one-tenth of a percentage point as state job growth echoed positive national economic news in recent weeks.”

“Riding for life perched on a cycle,” Star Tribune, Oct. 19, 2012. “In a grueling but little-known motorcycle sport, a Minnesota man has discovered invigorating therapy – and joy – in combating cystic fibrosis.”

“John Spry: A reward for job creators: higher taxes?” Pioneer Press, Oct. 20, 2012. “Jobs are the leading concern of voters as the election nears. People want to get the economy moving again.”

“New furniture stores on the mend,” Star Tribune, Oct. 21, 2012. “The home furnishings market in the Twin Cities is showing signs of strength, especially for stores that are able to carve a niche.”

“Obituary: Rev. James Habiger was a voice of wisdom and compassion,” Star Tribune, Oct. 22, 2012. “The Rev. James Habiger, who lobbied for social justice on behalf of Minnesota Catholics, died of lung and heart disease Oct. 9 at Carondelet Village in St. Paul. He was 85.”

“College Students Rally, Oppose Voter ID Amendment,” WCCO, Oct. 23, 2012. “One of the most contentious issues on the ballot in Minnesota this year is the Voter ID Amendment, which would require a government-issued ID to vote.”

“Good Question: Do Coupons Really Save Us Money?” WCCO, Oct. 24, 2012. “To a certain type of shopper, the words ‘unlimited double couponing’ elicits a strong, emotional reaction.”

“My Take: The Christian case for gay marriage,” CNN, Oct. 24, 2012. “I am a Christian, and I am in favor of gay marriage. The reason I am for gay marriage is because of my faith.”

“U.S. could outpace Saudi oil production,” KARE, Oct. 25, 2012. “The United States may surpass Saudi Arabia as the number one oil producer by 2020, according to the Associated Press.”

“In marriage amendment fight, both sides predict victory,” Pioneer Press, Oct. 27, 2012. “Both sides of the marriage amendment debate in Minnesota point to evidence nationwide for why they will prevail.”

“Recovery in metro housing market inches along,” Minnesota Public Radio, Oct. 29, 2012. “Grace McKay decided this was the year to put her Plymouth house on the market. The 90-year-old and her husband bought the four-bedroom rambler in 1978. But McKay's husband died five years ago, and she's ready to move on.”