MPR News Update for Oct. 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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- Peterson, Westrom battle over health care in first debate
During Wednesday's debate, Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said he has worked with Republicans. State Sen. Torrey Westrom, R-Elbow Lake, tried to tie him to the president. | Election 2014 | Select a Candidate | Policast podcast | Capitol View
- Anti-Mills ads backfiring in 8th District, some Democrats say
Independents and other swing voters may decide who wins the district. But many are turned off by attacks from groups backing incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan.
- Dayton turns his attention to helping DFL House candidates
Minnesota House Democrats are hoping Governor Dayton's standing in the polls is strong enough to help them keep control of several competitive House districts this year.
- Judge rejects latest push against union for personal care assistants
U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said the plaintiffs are not required to join SEIU, and there is no infringement on their first amendment rights.
- City attorney: Minneapolis can't ban name of DC football team
The city attorney concluded Minneapolis has no jurisdiction over speech on property owned by the university because the school is a state entity.
- Etiquette wrecked: 'Dear White People' pushes buttons on race
Director Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' is a smart, funny independent film shot in Minnesota. It opens this weekend.
- 3M encourages employees to make solar leap
The company is offering employees significant discounts on solar panels for their homes.
- Pedal Hub: Falling in love with biking
The Pedal Hubbers recall what sparked their love of biking.
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