MPR News Update for Aug. 27, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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- DNR sidesteps MN treaty fight with one-day rice harvest permit
The move may only delay a court date with Ojibwe tribes over treaty rights. White Earth members say they intend to harvest rice on other lakes without state permits to force the issue.
- Whatever happened to the Marshall County cop who hit a UFO?
Thirty-six years ago, Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Val Johnson was on night patrol when he drove into a ball of white light near Warren, Minn. People are still talking.
- Minnesota State Fair: A Day One guide
Here are seven things to know as you navigate your way through the Great Minnesota Get Together. | Full coverage: State Fair
- Mpls. cops seek public's help to ID suspects in robbery of 90-year-old
Minneapolis police Thursday posted photos of two suspects they say robbed a 90-year-old woman just before noon on Aug. 5 as she walked home from her neighborhood grocery store.
- Work resumes at new Vikings stadium after worker's death
The subcontractor Berwald Roofing, which employed the worker who died, has received nine citations in the past five years, including one for failing to provide safety measures on scaffolding or roofs.
- Tall tale: Baby giraffe is latest Como Zoo birth
Cue the "awww" meter. The baby is the 19th giraffe born at the zoo in the past two decades. The yet-to-be named creature may make her public debut today.
- Again this year, mayors aim to end vets' homelessness
A new system of tracking homeless veterans gives some credibility to claims that a solution is in sight.
- At least 20 dead migrants found crammed in truck in Austria
Police said it was unclear how many people were in the vehicle, which was found along Austria's A4 autobahn near the border with Hungary and Slovakia.
- 'George' wants you to know: She's really Melissa
One of this fall's most anticipated books is about a transgender fourth-grader. Publisher Scholastic is employing some of the same marketing techniques it used for megahits like "The Hunger Games." | The Thread
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