In its long battle against the 15,000 to 20,000 crows that hang out in its downtown, the City of Rochester has hired anti-crow warriors from the USDA. Crews are working through the night, on the city's dime, to harass the birds out of town with lasers, pyrotechnics and recordings of crow distress calls, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin.
City officials will analyze the effectiveness of the work after five nights. To see the newspaper's full story, go here.
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Patients with certain serious illnesses and conditions will be able to buy medical marijuana, starting July 1. As of Friday, Minnesota had enrolled 41 patients, and 176 doctors and other medical professionals have registered to certify more.