1. This veteran used psychedelics to treat his PTSD. Now he wants Minnesota to legalize it as medicine: A task force created by a bipartisan group of lawmakers last session will spend the next five months digging into research about whether these drugs, long prohibited by the federal government, might have the ability to reset some of the most intractable mental health conditions. Read more.
  2. Overnight storms knock out power across Twin Cities: The National Weather Service has also issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday for 25 counties in Minnesota, where temperatures and humidity will combine to make it feel like 100 degrees the next two days. Read more.
  3. Minnesota hospitals experience financial stress of 'labordemic': Hospital operators in the Twin Cities say they're feeling the same stress from rising expenses that Allina Health System cited last week when announcing about 350 job cuts. Read more.
  4. Boston Scientific plans new $170M campus in Maple Grove: City documents outline a 400,000-square-foot facility on a 40-acre site on what had been a gravel mining area. It will include research and development labs, training facilities and office space. Read more.
  5. Downtown Minneapolis' high-profile RBC Gateway offices sell for $225M: The sale of 16 floors of the nearly new tower — which also houses the Four Seasons hotel, restaurants and condos — is one of the biggest office sales in the nation this year. Read more.

Construction crane collapses: Four people suffered minor injuries after a construction crane caught fire and partially collapsed onto a busy street in Manhattan on Wednesday, according to New York City Mayor Eric Adams. See the video.

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JULY 26, 2021: Thrill seekers walked along the jetty to jump off Wisconsin Point Lighthouse in Superior, WI. (Photo: Alex Kormann /Star Tribune)