Daily Digest: Bill Clinton visits, Petters remains in jail

Mike Rose

Happy Halloween. Here’s a not-too-scary Digest:

*The Clintons must just love this town. A little over a week after Hillary Clinton’s visit to campus, Bill Clinton was at the Minneapolis Convention Center Thursday night to stump for Al Franken and Barack Obama. The former president got in kind of late and didn’t wrap up his speech until after 10 p.m., keeping some of us here at the Daily up past our bedtimes. But here’s our account of his visit, as well as the Star Tribune’s and the Pioneer Press’.

*The embattled Tom Petters had a request to be released from jail rejected today in district court, the Star Tribune reports. The Wayzata businessman was looking to go under house arrest, but judge Michael Davis declined. Petters, as you may know, previously donated to the University of Minnesota and had made a pledge for another.

*Lastly, this isn’t U related, but I was just blown away (and it went down at the Metrodome): Stephen-Argyle lost today. For those of you who don’t know, they are a nine-man football team (yes, they play nine-man football in Minnesota) which had won 76 consecutive games…meaning they hadn’t lost since 2002. I covered them in last year’s nine-man game, in which they rolled to another state title.

We’ll see you again on Sunday for a Weekend Round-Up. Don’t scare any kids with your costumes tonight.

Mike Rose

City editor