MPR News Update for May 5, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Minnesota lawmakers abandoned an effort Thursday to punish companies that designed and built the Science Museum of Minnesota, which has experienced severe and pricey water-intrusion problems dating back to the time it opened 17 years ago. | Capitol View
- Ramsey County freezes some placements at Mesabi Academy
Ramsey County social services officials said Thursday they were removing four boys from Mesabi Academy, a treatment facility in Buhl, Minn., in the wake of an APM Reports investigation into the center. | On Monday: Private juvenile center conceals abuse inquiries
- Homeless and alone, she struggles toward graduation
In her last year of high school, Diamond is full of questions about why her life had to be so hard. | NewsCut: What about Diamond? | Minnesota's Graduation Gap
- Homeland Security investigating alleged Somali profiling by TSA
The announcement comes shortly after a senior TSA manager in Minnesota said his bosses told him to profile Somali people. | TSA whistleblower details MSP profiling allegation
- FDA acts to regulate electronic cigarettes for the first time
The Food and Drug Administration is banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors as part of a broad set of regulations the agency finalized Wednesday. | Health
- MN medical marijuana sites grow; cost, access concerns remain
A dispensary is expected to open this summer in Bloomington, although some say high prices are still keeping would-be patients from picking up cannabis. Others worry greater Minnesota still lacks access to the clinics.
- The media, the protest movement and Unicorn Riot
Online news startup Unicorn Riot has found a cultural niche reporting on the voices within social justice movements that traditional media can leave out.
- 'The Shining' and other arts events not to Overlook this weekend
Stephen King's "The Shining" gets operatic in a new production premiering in Minneapolis. Not into tales of haunted hotels? You have plenty of arts options this weekend. | The Thread
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