MPR News Update for Oct. 24, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
- Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack north of Seattle
A hospital spokeswoman said earlier that three victims were in critical condition after the shooting about 30 miles north of Seattle.
- Dallas nurse 'Ebola Free,' discharged by NIH
Nina Pham became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil while treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died. | Full Ebola coverage | Four Minnesota hospitals agree to take Ebola patients
- 25 things to do for Halloween in the Twin Cities
There's way too much to do for Halloween and Day of the Dead in the Twin Cities, but this list is a good place to start.
- 4 things to know about the U of M's new apple
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Jim Luby, a professor at the University of Minnesota and one of the developers of the apple.
- Coffee-shop inspired ballet comes to St. Paul's Union Depot
The ballet, "Black Dog Cafe," is named after the coffee shop two blocks down from the train station will be performed on Saturday. | Arts
- Game day rally at U to draw crowds protesting NFL, DC team's mascot
American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt said he expects more than 5,000 protesters to gather outside TCF Bank Stadium for the Nov. 2 game against Washington.
- Jazz drummer Kevin Washington: 'You have to change the music'
Washington is devoted to improvisation, but he isn't wedded to the past. Tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, his quintet will play new compositions inspired by African rhythms. | Arts
- 'Freakish' sunspot wows astronomers
AR 2192, the largest sunspot seen since the beginning of the current 11-year cycle that started in 2008, is producing strong solar flares. | Updraft: Watch a video of Thursday's solar eclipse
- On today's Daily Circuit: Coffee House Press re-releases 'House of Coates'
Brad Zellar and Alec Soth join us to talk about their artistic philosophy in the book and how the project came about. | The Daily Circuit
- European scientists conclude that distant comet smells terrible
A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G.
- US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports
The founder of a popular brand of food for observant Muslims has been indicted on charges that he shipped beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn't meet those countries' import requirements.
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