MPR News Update for Oct. 27
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Good morning! Cloudy with highs in the mid-40s and upper 50s. "The social media generation has given us a new type of criminal,"
writes NewsCut blogger Bob Collins. It's the type of criminal who breaks into buildings just to take video of breaking into buildings. The Rochester Post Bulletin reports someone broke into its newsroom on Sunday night, apparently only to document the break-in. | Forecast
Daudt: Dayton should quit if health insurance woes aren't fixed Efforts to help some Minnesotans weather a looming spike in their health insurance costs were stymied again Wednesday. GOP House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused the governor of a "dereliction of leadership" on the issue.
One retailer keeps Twin Cities cops most busy, and it's Walmart Walmart locations across the metro area generate more police calls than other businesses, and some even hire off-duty police officers to help control things.
Why Texas is closer to turning blue than it has been in decades The Lone Star state has gone Republican for the last 40 years, but GOP women have soured on Donald Trump and Latinos are fired up against him. | Election 2016
Oil pipeline protesters brace for confrontation with police Protesters trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are bracing for a confrontation with police after the demonstrators refused to leave private land in the pipeline's path. | In fight over ND pipeline, tribe leader calls for peace and prayers
Judge tosses suit challenging Minn. teacher tenure rules The suit was filed by a group of parents who charged the laws protected ineffective teachers from layoffs.
MN 8th- and 4th-graders outpace national test averages, but achievement gap persists The "Nation's Report Card" released Thursday shows that 45 percent of Minnesota 8th graders and 43 percent of 4th graders scored at or above the "proficient" level. | Education
WikiLeaks reveals Clinton aides knew they had an email problem on their hands "We need to clean this up," one aide wrote after President Obama said he had learned of Hillary Clinton's private email server "through news reports."
Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl A Minnesota judge says a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs of his estate. | Prince: His life and music
Art Hounds: Some film, a swim and poetry This week on Art Hounds: a Twin Cities film returns, poetry and a swim across the English Channel. | Arts & Culture
Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in Minnesota, Wisconsin Arby's has announced that it will be offering venison sandwiches this fall in six states where deer hunting is popular.
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