Daily Digest: Serial groper caught, forgeries at Weisman?

Mike Rose

Hey, gang. Welcome to a Wednesday edition of the Digest. Away we go…

*Plenty of coverage out on the arrest of a 41-year-old in relation to a series of sexual assaults around campus in recent days. A sampling of coverage brings us some interesting headlines ("Gopher Groper Caught by Univ. of Minn. Police" from Fox 9 being the most outrageous I’ve seen) and some differences in news policy. The Star Tribune and The Pioneer Press both did not use the suspect’s name, though WCCO did, while KSTP has both a name and a picture up right now. The Daily typically does not publish names of a suspect before charges are filed. *Looks like the senate trial is going to take a while, Rachel Stassen-Berger of The Pioneer Press writes. Her quick math shows that it will take 35 court days to look at the nearly 4,800 ballots that the court has said they’ll look at. *Lastly, sorta strange story coming out of the Weisman Museum: Apparently, FBI investigators are looking into whether forged artwork is being housed at the museum, according to a KARE 11 report. The artwork in question is from Clementine Hunter, a renowned Louisiana artist. Investigators are looking into whether an art dealer has been selling Hunter forgeries. Stay tuned…