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Tuesday, Dec. 6


Current news from Bethel, Minnesota and beyond, brought to you by the Clarion.


Bethel News

  • Head to the Underground tonight from 7-9 p.m. for a dialogue around same-sex romantic relationships with Dr. Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, professor at North Park Theological Seminary, and Reverend Dennis Edwards, Senior Pastor at Sanctuary Covenant Church.
  • Bethel’s International Justice Mission chapter is fundraising to donate to the Dressember Foundation. Dressember raises awareness about modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Purchase a pin for $2 in Brushaber Commons tomorrow and Friday.
  • Art and Design students will be selling handmade pottery this Thursday and Friday in Brushaber Commons from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mugs, bowls, plates, vases and other ceramics will be for sale.

Local News

  • According to the Star Tribune, a wrong-way driver on Interstate 494 caused a head-on crash and killed two people in Bloomington Sunday.
  • A security guard shot and killed a man during an attempted robbery Monday morning at a warehouse in Eagan. According to Pioneer Press, the warehouse was being used to process Christmas boxes for underprivileged children.
  • Headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, General Mills is eliminating up to 600 jobs due to a global restructuring, according to the Star Tribune.

National News

  • According to The Washington Post, President-elect Donald Trump nominated retired neurosurgeon and former rival Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican, conceded in his bid for re-election Monday. Democrat Roy Cooper, the current state attorney general, declared victory on election night, but Mr. McCrory’s allies challenged the election results, according to The New York Times. McCrory signed a law during his one term that curbed anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people, causing nationwide anger.
  • According to CNN, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft are teaming up with the European Union to stop racist, violent and illegal context and hate speech from going viral. They signed a new set of rules to review and remove if necessary a “majority” of flagged content within 24 hours.
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