1. Pandemic frontline workers will each get $487 from state: State officials will send out payments to 1,025,655 people, significantly more than initially anticipated. The cash will start going out Wednesday, state leaders said. Read more.
  2. Two Twin Cities employees convicted of embezzling $505K from Park Nicollet clinic: Gregory Koch of Minneapolis and Jerome Kangas of Blaine were convicted in connection with a scheme that spanned several years while they worked for the Park Nicollet CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park. Read more.
  3. Allina mental health hospital workers strike over safety and benefits: Strikes at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and the Unity hospital campus in Fridley will last three days. Hospitals say scheduled mental health care will continue. Read more.
  4. Following national market trends, few Minnesota-based stocks see gains this year: Only eight Minnesota public companies finished up in the first three quarters of 2022, which ended Friday. Read more.
  5. The Twin Cities housing market is weird right now. Should you buy or rent? Rising mortgage rates have completely changed the equation for prospective first-time homebuyers. Read more.

YouTube star with 30 million followers finally reveals identity: After hiding behind a smiley face for several years, Dream suddenly decided to do a face reveal on Sunday night.

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Kim Kardashian settles with SEC over crypto promotion: She has agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle charges that she promoted a cryptocurrency on Instagram without disclosing that she'd been paid $250,000 to do so. Read more.


Vikings win, Gophers lose, Badgers coach fired: Patrick Reusse joins the Daily Delivery podcast to talk about all the "help" the Vikings got in raising their record to 3-1. He also checks in on weekend topics ranging from the Gophers loss to the Badgers firing their coach. Read more.

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Washington Post reporting team kayaks to Sanibel Island: Much of Sanibel is destroyed after Hurricane Ian tore through the picturesque town. Reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske took a look at the damage and talks to residents.. Read more.


Congratulations to Janet Fritz! Janet was randomly selected from among the many readers who correctly answered that it's the Lunds & Byerlys in St. Paul's emerging Highland Bridge development that has opened with beer and wine taps. She wins a $15 gift card. Be sure to read Talkers on Friday for another trivia question!


Oct. 3, 2012: Tom Haag harvested corn on his Eden Valley farm. Both the soybean and corn harvests were well ahead of schedule in Minnesota. (Photo: Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune)