MPR News Update for Nov. 21
Friday, November 21, 2014
It sure doesn't feel like it right now, but 2014 is about to be the warmest year on record globally. Meanwhile, the deep freeze continues in Minnesota -- but a slight thaw is on the way, just in time for the weekend.
- Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
President Obama on Thursday unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration to spare nearly 5 million in the United States illegally from deportation. | Immigration announcement met with relief, disappointment in Minneapolis
- Charity to chancery: Following the archdiocese money
Much of the cash that sustains the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is held by legally separate groups, making it easier to protect church assets in a bankruptcy. | Archdiocese reports $9.1M deficit, mulls bankruptcy
- St. Paul middle school gets help to handle disruptive students
The move is part of a larger effort to reduce suspensions across the state.
- Study: 1 in 3 adults drink excessively
What counts as excessive? Less than you might think.
- Jazz musicians temporarily fill Artists' Quarter void
Jazz musicians and enthusiasts are banding together to fill the void that emerged when their community's longtime home -- St. Paul's Artists' Quarter -- closed last year. | Arts
- State fines Minn. silica sand plant for air quality violations
State officials say Tiller Corp. will pay an $85,000 fine and has agreed to modify emissions controls and mitigate noise.
- Keep your head up: 'Text neck' takes a toll on the spine
Text much? You'll want to read this: New research finds that the common texting posture can put as much as 60 pounds of cervical force on your spine.
- Minnesota not on track to meet emissions reductions
Minnesota has made little progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 under proposed EPA rules. State officials say new strategies are needed. | Environment
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