MPR News for June 24
Friday, June 24, 2016
Good morning! Mostly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon in the northwest. Highs in the 70s and 80s. | Forecast
- UK votes to leave EU; Prime Minister Cameron to step down
The U.K. Electoral Commission declared the final results as 51.7 percent Leave and 48.1 percent Remain with 33.5 million votes cast. | Trump, in Scotland, links Brexit vote to his campaign
- Blue Cross delivers major blow to health reform in Minnesota
The insurer has decided to stop selling health plans to individuals and families in Minnesota starting next year. Its smaller subsidiary, Blue Plus, will continue to offer plans on the individual market. | Health
- Sanders says he'll vote for Clinton, but no endorsement yet
Sanders, who says he understands that Clinton has more pledged delegates than he does, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" "I will do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump." | Election 2016
- Do nurses strikes harm patients? It's a definite maybe
The nurses union says Allina is putting patient safety at risk during the strike, but the company says its replacement staff are sufficient. | Nurses union asks attorney general to scrutinize Allina's finances
- Ford completes environmental investigation on former St. Paul plant site
MPCA hydrogeologist Amy Hadiaris said that while "things are looking pretty good," there are dozens of areas of scattered contamination. Ford says the cleanup will likely take until at least 2019.
- Judge tells Wells Fargo to take down signs near stadium
A federal judge has ordered Wells Fargo to remove rooftop signs from two new office towers near U.S. Bank Stadium.
- Schools taking a 'restorative' approach to discipline
Kicking kids out of class when they misbehave can backfire, and this discipline practice is especially hard on students of color. So, many schools are turning to a new method called "restorative practices."
- In Duluth, the mighty rhubarb remains a perennial power
Rhubarb is sour and its leaves are poisonous. But just keep that kind of talk out of Duluth this weekend. The Rhubarb Festival is Saturday, there are pies to bake and still some rhubarb left in your back yard.
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