MPR News Update for July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing a special session sometime next month to consider an emergency financial aid package for businesses in the Lake Mille Lacs area. Meanwhile, NewsCut writer Bob Collins asks: Should taxpayers bail out Lake Mille Lacs resorts?
- Protesters seek MN dentist's accountability for killing Cecil the lion
Several dozen protesters gathered Wednesday at the Bloomington dental practice of Walter Palmer who hunted and killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe. | A letter from the man who shot Cecil
- 480 on Minn. Iron Range face layoffs as United Taconite idles plants
Cliffs Natural Resources will temporarily idle its United Taconite mine in Eveleth, Minn., and its pellet plant in Forbes, Minn., company officials said Wednesday.
- Voting Rights Act anniversary prompts calls for action
The living members of Minnesota's congressional delegation of the time recall what it was like to unite behind a shared goal: equal rights to vote.
- I-94 reopened after pavement failure
A section of highway buckled, according to officials. Drivers should expect long delays through the area. Traffic congestion in the area remains heavy.
- Selfie sticks banned on part of state fairgrounds
The Minnesota State Fair is joining Disneyland, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other venues in limiting the use of so-called selfie sticks.
- How your cat's purrs are not-so-secretly controlling you
Cats don't purr just when they're happy and content. Sometimes they purr when they're scared or in need of comfort. But they also do it to control the weak-minded humans they live with. | Brains On!
- Windows 10 rolls out, along with concern over sharing Wi-Fi passwords
The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns.
- Book briefs: Spend the night in a bookstore
A new hotel in Japan lets bookworms curl up for a night in the stacks. | The Thread
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