Today in the MPR News Update, we're keeping a weather eye on Hurricane Sandy, supporters and opponents of the marriage amendment are conducting get-out-the vote efforts, Bill Clinton is planning stops in Minnesota to campaign for fellow Democrats, and the Twin Cities housing market continues to show signs of improvement.
On the MPR News Update today: A profile of Michele Bachmann's re-election bid, two more meningitis cases, big money and more controversy in the amendment battles, Paul Wellstone remembered, and a visit with a pierogi practitioner.
Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies recovered a body from Lake Nokomis in south Minneapolis.
The environmental review process is underway for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Today on the MPR News Update we remember former South Dakota Sen. George McGovern, who died this weekend in Sioux Falls, and also note the passing of American Indian activist Russell Means. Managers of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra have locked out musicians. And the Minnesota Lynx's bid for a second consecutive WNBA championship title is over.
The Minnesota Lynx defeat the Indiana Fever, 83-71, in the second game of the WNBA Finals. The series is tied at one game each.
The distributor of electronic pulltabs in Minnesota says the response has been good to the first month of the new games.
Two officials at the Minnesota Racing Commission said through attorneys that they don't know exactly why a state agency is investigating them.
In the MPR News Update today: Outside groups are poised to spend more than the candidates themselves in the 8th district congressional race. Labor unions are calling for a boycott of American Crystal Sugar. And, what was behind the suicide of a former Shattuck-St. Mary's dorm director?
General Mills is recalling some of its Cascadian Farm-brand granola bars which may contain peanuts from a producer linked to a salmonella outbreak, according to the company.
Hiawatha Avenue will close in both directions later this week so workers can install new high-voltage electric lines under the road. Crews will start cutting off access to the road Tuesday morning.
Hiawatha Avenue will close in both directions later this week so workers can install new high-voltage electric lines under the road.
Otter Tail Power plans to keep its coal-fired plant in Fergus Falls operating through mid-2020 before building a gas-fired plant.
Today on the Update we learn how Andrew Engeldinger 's shooting victims fought for their lives, the willingness of lakeshore residents to raise their own taxes in the fight over invasive species, a court battle over a Minnesota man's alleged links to Somali terrorists, and more.
Today in the MPR News Update: The Minnesota Orchestra is canceling its fall concerts after management locked out musicians amid a labor dispute. A trial begins for a Minneapolis man accused of helping the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia. And mourners remember those who died in Thursday's shooting at a Minneapolis business.