Granite Falls Advocate: Print is not dead. Clarkfield resident turns a whimsical ditty into a childrens’ book, “Monkey Made Dreams.”

Monticello Times: Another Hecker dealership finds new use: As temporary training center for temporary Xcel workers. Is there nothing this man can’t do?

Brainerd Dispatch: Alas, there will be no beer for sale at the Crow Wing County Fair.

Strib: Judge slices up SweeTango tort; throws out core arguments.