1. Will terminally ill patients in Minnesota be allowed to choose when life ends? DFL legislators plan to introduce legislation next session that would allow physicians to dispense a life-ending medication to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live; the patients would need to ingest it themselves. Read more.
  2. Families sue Plymouth prep school over "false rumor" of sons' involvement in assault: Four families are suing a private Catholic prep school in Plymouth for expelling their sons and allegedly perpetuating a "false rumor" of their involvement in a sexual assault, according to lawsuits filed this week in Hennepin County District Court. Read more.
  3. Cannabis legalization giving Minnesota manufacturers anxiety, survey shows: Many of Minnesota's manufacturing firms are nervous about the potential impact of marijuana legalization and changes to drug-testing laws, according to a key annual survey of industry leaders. Even more manufacturers are worried about providing mandatory paid leave benefits and the cost of a new payroll tax. Read more.
  4. Judge declines to push back Trump's classified documents trial but postpones other deadlines: A federal judge in Florida on Friday declined to delay Donald Trump's classified documents trial, calling a request by the former president's defense lawyers to postpone the date ''premature.'' But she postponed other deadlines in the case and signaled that she would revisit the trial date later. Read more.
  5. After 37 years serving Minnesota mariners, Hooper's Yachts founder puts boatyard up for sale: If you've ever dreamed of owning a sailboat — or had nightmares about selling the one you already own — chances are good you've ended up talking to Bill Hooper, the face behind Hooper's Yachts in Afton. Read more.

Pilot shocked to find stowaway cat on ultralight wing in mid-air: The cat, which managed to hang on until the aircraft landed safely at the Kourou airport in French Guiana, is now a flight school mascot. See the video.

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Minnesotans can fly direct to these warm-weather destinations this winter: Here are eight of our favorite nonstops from Minneapolis-St. Paul where the temperature should hit 80-plus in January. Read more.


Can the Vikings and Joshua Dobbs take each other higher than anyone expected? Dobbs was a fourth-round pick in 2017, which tends to relegate a quarterback to backup or journeyman status. But maybe the Vikings and Dobbs have a higher ceiling? Read more.

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Small animals sent to Tucson for rescue were fed to reptiles, investigation finds: "Nearly 250 rodents transferred to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona that were intended for adoption were instead fed to snakes and reptiles, according to an initial finding in a probe by the agency and the San Diego Humane Society," Eddie Celaya reports for the Arizona Daily Star. Read more.


Want to win a $15 gift card of your choice? It's Friday, so that means it's time for another trivia question. The correct answer to this question can be found in a story that appeared in Talkers this week. E-mail your answer to by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. A winner will be selected at random from the correct responses. That lucky reader will receive a $15 card of their choice from one of several retailers — Best Buy, Target, Holiday or Menards — as well as a shout-out in Monday's newsletter.

Here is this week's question: A city council member in which Minnesota city became the nation's first Somali American elected mayor this week?

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Nov. 10, 2019: Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught long pass over Cowboys cornerback Chidobe Awuzie in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: Jerry Holt/Star Tribune)