Daily Digest: wrestler linked to death, more MnSCU

Courtney Sinner

It’s Thursday, and that means the weekend is right around the corner. Here’s hoping, however, that your weekend pans out to be more exciting than mine — I’ll be spending it in northern Minnesota with my grandparents. Here’s your U-related news tidbits to carry you through until Friday:


* Famed Minnesota-native wrestler Verne Gagne, 82, has been linked to the Valentine’s Day death of a fellow resident at the Bloomington health care center where he’s been staying. The daughter of the deceased, Helmut Guttman, 97, said in the Star Tribune article that she didn’t think anyone knew there was an altercation going on between the two men.


* With all the budget cuts to higher education, students aren’t taking it lying down — and not just at the U. MnSCU students rallied at the Capitol yesterday in protest of the state’s massive cuts to higher ed — FOX and KAAL both covered it, but you can view the Daily’s coverage of the kerfuffle MnSCU is in here.


* Finally, the U announced today that Father Patrick Desbois, a French priest who helped identify graves containing the bodies of millions of Ukrainian Jews killed during the Holocaust, will speak at the Nolte Center next week. For history junkies like me, especially during WWII, this sounds fascinating. View more details here.


Have a fantastic Thursday — and a fantastic weekend!


Courtney Sinner
Campus Editor