It was a short first day in the trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez, charged in the killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights last summer. The jury pool is filling out questionnaires about their potential as jurors. There’s no question on it asking the jurors their race; that’s illegal in Minnesota. So reporters were left today to look at individuals and try to figure out race and ethnicity. Read more

It’s too late to know now how many of the last men of Luverne wanted to be the last one living.

When their club started in 2010, they bought a bottle of hooch and 24 mugs. When there was only one left, he’d toast the other 23, all veterans of World War II.

Only the aged can reveal the loneliness of losing all of your friends, and nobody really likes drinking alone anyway.

So the three remaining vets aren’t going to wait.
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