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March 1, 2023

NCU students, we at the Northerner know it’s hard to follow anything going on in the news. There are so many different outlets, so many different stories and it’s hard to even know what is true. We’re here to help! Starting today, every Wednesday we’ll have a curated list of news that is relevant (somewhat) to college students at the local, national and international levels. Each topic will have a summary but click on the link to read the full story. The news made easy by your friends at the Northerner.


Northern Lights Seen in Minnesota!

This might be a well-known fact to you Minnesota residents, but for those of you who are new to the area, sometimes the Northerner Lights make it over to Minnesota! The lights were seen in International Falls, a city that is right on the edge of the Canadian border, which is about a five-hour day from here. Sorry if you were looking to catch the light out of your dorm room window!

$10 Million MSP Terminal 1 Renovation

Most MSP airport users know that Terminal 2 should really be getting this money. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided to spruce up Terminal 1 a bit more, specifically Concourse G. This update includes more (and potentially better) places to buy food and more seating.

MN’s 2023 State Fair will Include Yung Gravy

Yung Gravy, a recent up-and-coming rapper, is set to perform at this year’s Minnesota State Fair at the Grandstand. Gravy will perform on Aug. 30 with bbno$. Tickets go on sale this Friday Mar. 3 at 10 a.m. Click here to get your tickets!


Tik Tok Screen Time Limit 

Parents have put their foot down and pressed for a time limit on TikTok for users under the age of 18. After one hour is reached a day, a password will pop up that allows the user 30 more minutes. However, if the user doesn’t know the password, no more TikTok for them.

Kobe Bryant Family Picture Lawsuit

When Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and those on the helicopter were found at the scene of the crash in 2020, some responders took pictures on their personal phones. These pictures were then shared with coworkers. The Bryant family elected to sue these responders and settled on Tuesday Feb. 28 for $28.5 million dollars.


Nuclear Treaty at a Standstill

Russia refuses to join back in the nuclear treaty, signed by Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama in 2010 that limited how many nuclear weapons each country could use. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin claims the United States is inflicting “strategic defeat” on Russia by standing with Ukraine. Until the United States backs down, Russia will remain out of the treaty.

Covid Lab Leak Theory

The theory we’ve been hearing since the pandemic started is now being backed by the FBI. While its directors are not saying it for certain, they are leaning toward the idea that the COVID-19 virus was in fact leaked from a lab located in Wuhan, China. This statement by the FBI is contradictory to other United States intelligence agencies and supposedly based on new evidence.

New Skill Unlocked: Mummy as a Girlfriend 

If you ever find a mummy and are in search of a girlfriend, we’ve got news for you. In Puno, Peru, the police found a man in the possession of a mummy, which he named Juanita and called it his “kind of spiritual girlfriend.” While experts don’t have an idea who this mummy actually is, they are pretty certain it is not Juanita.

Find out what’s happening at the local, national and international levels.