1. Education 'think tank'
Two Southeast Minnesota teachers turn a conversation about education, learning and growth into a podcast that has featured big names like Twin Cities musician Dessa. Check out Tuesday's Life section to learn more.
2 . Help wanted
There are labor shortages across the board in Minnesota. On Saturday, we take a closer look at the challenges in the area's hospitality industry.
3. DFL primary showdown
It's been 55 years since the tussle between then-Lt. Gov. A.M. “Sandy” Keith and Gov. Karl Rolvaag. What happened? History writer Thomas Weber has the story.
4. New life
The city's ash trees, cut down because of the ash borer, are turning up as benches, trash enclosures and other useful items in Rochester's parks. We leaf through this on Thursday.
5. The Battle for the Jug
The Addington Jug — the traveling trophy awarded annually to the winner of football games between Rochester’s public-school teams — is back up for grabs on Friday. Mayo took it away from Century a year ago. The Panthers have a chance to take it back on Friday when the rivals meet at 7 p.m. at Mayo High School Stadium.