MPR News Update for June 28, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Good morning! A beautiful day today -- mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.
On NewsCut: Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has sold a minority interest in the team to Lizhang Jiang, a Shanghai-based businessman, that puts the value of the team at $1 billion. | Forecast
Jordan Davis testifies in his trial over alleged 'no-show' job Jordan Davis said he served as a consultant available on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies and do technical support, while being employed full-time as a Minneapolis police officer.
For 3rd time in 5 years, Lynx honored by Obama The team won WNBA titles in 2011, 2013 and last year. Lindsay Whalen told Obama "the invitation definitely stands for you to come to our house."
Sauk Rapids boy making 'miracle' recovery after 30-foot fall, electric shock Seeking adventure with friends, Danny Fleigle was climbing the top of a closed street bridge in Sartell when he lost his balance and grabbed a live electrical wire.
Despite troubling themes, Guthrie's Haj succeeds with 'South Pacific' A visually stunning, well-cast production brings the Rodgers and Hammerstein show vividly to life.
North Dakota drug informant's family sues for wrongful death Andrew Sadek, 20, was found dead about two years ago after he acted as a confidential informant for a drug task force.
How to plant a pollinator-friendly garden "People are really understanding that the key to helping all of the bees and monarchs is getting more flowers in the ground," said Marla Spivak, a professor of entomology at the U of M.
5,000 first responders trained for oil train derailment The trainings started two years ago in response to concerns that more crude oil was being shipped on rail from the Bakken fields in North Dakota and Montana.
Bemidji man charged in the kidnapping of 5-year-old girl Jacob William Kinn, a 32-year-old food truck operator, was charged after authorities drove to property owned by Kinn's family and found the girl on the top bunk of a pop-up camper, restrained with duct tape.
Teen struck, killed in Forest Lake The 18-year-old, who was leaving summer school classes, was crossing Highway 97 at an intersection near Century Junior High School when she was hit by an SUV.
New Minnesota license plate? Check out the 3 finalists, then vote State officials Monday revealed three designs for a Minnesota state parks and trails license plate to celebrate the park system's 125th anniversary. Vote for the one you like, starting today.
How will Brexit affect Minnesota companies? Tom Weber talked with Chris Farrell, senior economics contributor at Marketplace and economics commentator for Minnesota Public Radio, about how Minnesota companies could be affected by the Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Obama's new clean energy goal for North America: 50 percent by 2025 White House aides acknowledge that the plan, to be announced by President Obama and his counterparts in Canada and Mexico, is a "stretch goal." The commitment goes beyond the Paris climate agreement.
No motor(ized) bikes: Tour de France unveils new plan to catch cheats "This problem is worse than doping," French Secretary of State for Sports Thierry Braillard tells a newspaper.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: From professor to pugilist Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics, and there are reports she's being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago, she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.
Human or machine: Can you tell who wrote these poems? Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.
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