Daily Digest: boomeranging, iCorrect, Fulton brewery

by Taryn Wobbema

Here’s your Daily Digest for Monday, March 28:

With the job market still slow, more college grads are moving back in with their parents, according to the Star Tribune. They call it “boomeranging.” As of 2009, 37 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds were unemployed. According to the Pew Research Center, one in eight 22- to 29-year-olds say the recession has forced them to move home. But that’s expected, because today 20s are the new teens. “The 20s are now an extension of adolescence,” a U family science professor said. Experts don’t paint a very flattering picture of our generation. While our parents chose independence at the cost of a comfort, we do the opposite. At the same time, we expect to live “on our own terms,” meaning we take liberties with this extended period of time in which responsibilities are suspended. But parents seem to be okay with it, and their extra help doesn’t stifle development, but gives an economic advantage to their kid, according to a U study.

With website launched this month called iCorrect, public figures who want to “set the record straight” can pay $1,000 a year to correct “misinterpretations, misinformation and what some might call total lies,” according to the New York Times. Reading the posts is free. A few examples: Kate Moss corrected a tweet, saying she doesn’t use Twitter and the user is an imposter. Tommy Hilfiger silenced rumors that he’s racist. The ombudsman at The Observer in London said iCorrect could draw “unnecessary attention” to the information these celebrities didn’t want people to know. And who knows if the corrections are indeed correct? At least it’s entertaining.

After a city ordinance change, Fulton Brewery plans to open in downtown Minneapolis near the Target Field, the Strib reported. It’s been about 10 years since a brewery was open in the city. Because city ordinances didn’t allow breweries to sell “growlers,” half-gallon jugs that are a large source of income for small breweries, they all moved away. The ordinance was changed last year, and Fulton is the second brewery to open in the city. Harriet Brewing Co., opened in south Minneapolis this year. Local breweries currently support a bill in the state Legislature that would all them to sell pints of beer on the premises. Though they can’t utilize that retail option yet, the Fulton founders will take advantage of the visibility the brewery will have next to the stadium. It’s expected to open in September.