MPR News Update for July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
ICYMI: Minnesota cities use rain gardens and other "green infrastructure" to keep stormwater from polluting lakes and rivers. Inver Grove Heights is putting that science to use on a massive scale.
- MN dentist regrets killing Cecil the lion, says hunt was legal
A Minnesota dentist under fire for his part in hunting and killing a popular lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month says he regrets the kill but that he secured proper permits and believes the hunt was legal. | More on the story
- Mpls. officials: W. Broadway fire may be arson; public's help needed
Recent tests of wood samples from the back doorway where the fire started confirmed the presence of an ignitable liquid. | A piece of broadcast history
- Security hospital workers seek freer hand on restraints
Staff at the hospital, where mentally ill patients can become violent, are allowed to use mobile restraints when risk is "imminent." Workers say that standard is getting them hurt.
- SuperValu may spin off Save-A-Lot into separate company
Based in Eden Prairie, SuperValu distributes grocery items to nearly 3,600 stores and also operates the Cub Foods, Shop 'N Save and Hornbacher's chains. | Business
- Brothers hope books will help Muslim kids hang onto their identity
Amin and Mohammed Aaser would like their "Noor Kids" books to save youngsters from what they went through in post-9/11 Minnesota.
- NFL's Goodell confirms Tom Brady's 4-game suspension
Until June, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not acknowledge to investigators that he had destroyed his cellphone, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.
- DNR: 'Conservative' deer hunt planned for 2015
Minnesota's deer numbers are recovering, but officials say one-deer limits will apply again for most hunters this fall as the state moves into its second herd rebuilding year.
- 50 years ago, Bob Dylan electrified a decade with one concert
It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.
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