1 Dead In St. Louis Co. Logging AccidentOne man is dead after a logging accident in St. Louis County Thursday. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, around 5:30 p.m. the sheriff's office responded to a call of a logging accident roughly seven miles west of Cook, Minn.
3M Won't Buy Paper Sources From Threatened ForestsPost-it notes maker 3M Co. says it will refuse to buy any materials from suppliers that come from threatened forests as part of an agreement with a longtime environmental critic. The policy changes announced Thursday would require suppliers of Twin Cities-based 3M to report original sources of materials.
Stillwater Officials Want Festival Name ChangedStillwater city officials are asking organizers of a new summer music festival to change the name, saying it could be construed as vulgar. City Administrator Larry Hansen emailed festival organizer Cassie McLemore on Thursday to request that the Stillwater Log Jam find another name, but McLemore called the request "ridiculous." McLemore told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the festival's name fits with the city's history of a logging community. She also said her group tried to lease the name "Lumberjack Days" from the nonprofit Lumberjack Days Festival Association but couldn't reach an agreement.
Benedict Man Dies In Logging Accident A 50-year-old man is dead after being struck by a large tree that had fallen from a logging boom.