Morning Report news quiz for the week of Dec. 3

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How closely did you follow the local news this week?

Take our quiz and find out!

(Answers at the bottom)


The theft of copper wires has been an issue in St. Paul. Now copper theft is expanding beyond street lights to include:

A. Copper gutters on homes and businesses

B. Copper yard and garden ornaments

C. Copper telephone wires


Metro Transit began issuing fines for fare-skipping on Monday. How much is a fine for a first time offense?

A. $15

B. $35

C. $55


A business that has been located on Grand Avenue for years will close in early 2024, it was announced this week.

Which business is leaving St. Paul?

A. Pottery Barn

B. Cafe Latte

C. Red Balloon Bookshop


Members of the State Emblems Redesign Commission on Tuesday voted to adopt a new state seal design centered around one of Minnesota’s state symbols:

A. Pink Lady’s Slipper flower

B. Loon

C. Honeycrisp apple


J.W. Hulme has closed. What was it known for making here in St. Paul?

A. Chocolate

B. Vinyl wraps.

C. Leather goods.


Sunday: The correct answer is C: Recently, thieves have ripped telephone communication lines out of the ground, causing phone outages at a central Parks and Recreation maintenance facility on Hamline Avenue. “That’s something we haven’t seen before,” said Parks and Rec Director Andy Rodriguez. Read more about the copper problem in St. Paul from Sunday’s front-page story by Frederick Melo and Mara H. Gottfried.
Monday: The correct answer is B:  A first-time offense for fare-skipping is $35. Read more about why Metro Transit began issuing fines — as well as establishing a  new code of conduct — in this report on Monday by Frederick Melo and Mara Gottfried.
Tuesday: The correct answer is A: Pottery Barn, one of the largest retailers on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, will close its doors for good by the end of January, leaving the Grand Place mall at Grand and Victoria Street devoid of retailers or public-facing tenants. Frederick Melo takes a look at the history of controversy of that corner.
Wednesday: The correct answer is B: Members of the State Emblems Redesign Commission on Tuesday voted to adopt a new state seal design centered around a loon, Minnesota’s state bird. Alex Derosier explains what happens now.
Thursday: The correct answer is C: After more than a century in business, Maraya King reports that St. Paul leather goods retailer J.W. Hulme has closed its doors.

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