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Quick Bite: 3 stories to read over lunch


Questions remain: How did a Minnesota kid end up fighting in Syria?

A man who grew up in Minnesota was found dead in Syria, fighting on behalf of the group called Islamic State, or ISIS. NBC spoke with classmates of Douglas McCain, who was in Robbinsdale Cooper High School’s class of 1999. Their report chronicles McCain’s conversion to Islam. He had moved to San Diego while pursuing a rap career and more recently had traveled to Turkey. He was killed in Syria during a firefight with an opposition group.

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Solar array planned for Camp Ripley will be among Minnesota’s largest

Minnesota’s largest solar farm is planned for Central Minnesota. The $25 million solar farm will cover 100 acres at Camp Ripley. The project is a partnership linking the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power. It is expected to be able to generate enough power to supply Camp Ripley with much of its need for electricity.

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Bob Dylan to play 3 concerts in Minneapolis in November

Bob Dylan will be “bringin’ it all back home” in November with three concerts scheduled in the state of his birth. The trio of shows are all scheduled at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Dylan has a history of addressing politics in his songs and the first of the concerts is scheduled on Election Day. Tickets go on sale next week.

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