Thursday, Oct. 13

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Current news from Bethel, Minnesota and beyond, brought to you by the Clarion.

CeCe Gaines | News Reporter 

Bethel News

  • Posters in the stairwells at Bethel prompted controversy Monday and Tuesday. Student Life took the posters down Tuesday morning. Read the story here.
  • Don’t miss the health fair in the Brushaber Commons today! There will also be a flu shot clinic in the Underground. Flu shots are free to all Bethel employees and students. Make sure you bring your insurance card!
  • The Bethel community is having a farewell reception for Associate Dean of Intercultural Student Programs Leah Fulton from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Eastlund Room.

Local News

  • Gov. Mark Dayton is creating a commission to improve policing in minority communities around the state, according to the StarTribune. The commission will be made up of law enforcement officials and a diverse range of community groups. Read what the police and the community had to say here.
  • The Minnesota Security Hospital invited the public to tour nearly $56 million in new housing for patients with severe mental illness, according to the StarTribune. One of the goals of the tour was to show that the hospital is not a “dangerous, prisonlike institution.” Read the full story here.

  • According to the Star Tribune, the record has been set for Minnesota’s largest pumpkin. Read how many pounds the pumpkin weighed here.

    National and World News

  • The US Centers for Disease Control  US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a spike in a mysterious polio-like illness, confirmed this year in nearly half of the states in the country, according to CNN. Most of the cases were found in children. Read about what doctors are calling “acute flaccid myelitis” here. Most of the cases are in children.
  • Not sure if you’re registered to vote Nov. 8? Check here for information on voting, candidates and issues.

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