MPR News Update for Oct. 5
Monday, October 5, 2015
Good morning! Did you hear about the farmer who unearthed the bones of a woolly mammoth in his field? The ancient creature lived up to 15,000 years ago. | Forecast
- Oven suspected source of house fire in north Minneapolis, 3 children killed
Officials said the family may have been using their oven as a heat source.
- Black Lives Matter holds peaceful protest at marathon
The group kept its promise to stay off the race course but briefly blocked vehicle traffic near the finish line in St. Paul. | Meet the man behind Black Lives Matter St. Paul
- Efficient or evasive? New email policies test MN government openness
Cities and counties in Minnesota are increasingly setting tight limits on how long their employees must save emails. That might make government more efficient, but critics worry it will also make it easier for government to hide things.
- Lake Calhoun signs updated to include the lake's Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska
Signs at Lake Calhoun have been changed to include the lake's Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska. The new signs were approved last month by the Minneapolis Park and
- General Mills finds listeria in 2nd batch of green beans
General Mills is recalling 60,000 bags of its Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after one package tested positive for listeria, the second time this year the company has found the bacteria in its green beans. | Health
- A hunter on gun control: 'We want something to change'
After the mass shooting in Oregon, President Obama called on gun owners to ask whether the National Rifle Association represents their positions. Hunter Lily Raff says the answer for her is no.
- 3 scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine
The scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won for discoveries that helped doctors fight malaria and infections caused by roundworm parasites.
- Good gourd! What's with all the weird-looking squash?
Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes -- and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.
- Vampire authors want your blood -- er -- want you to support blood centers
No one ever called Dracula a do-gooder, but one vampire-centric author is rallying bloodsucking fans for charity this Halloween season. | The Thread
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