MPR News Update, PM Edition for March 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Good afternoon! There's nothing that screams America like a president throwing out the first pitch for the first game of the baseball season. But this year
President Trump won't do the honors. The White House reportedly cites a scheduling conflict, but there are other possible reasons. First, presidents rarely look good throwing baseballs, writes MPR News blogger Bob Collins. | NewsCut | Forecast
Driver rams car into building on Capitol grounds, flees Police were searching Tuesday for a driver who slammed his car into the side of the Minnesota Department of Administration building not far from the state Capitol. There were no apparent injuries.
2016 a mixed financial bag for Minnesota farmers, ranchers Minnesota farm income rose by about a third last year but many producers are still struggling with low grain and livestock prices, according to a new report.
U.S. breweries top 5,300 as craft beer makers ride double-digit gains Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 - and they're finding a changing market. | Lawsuit seeks more freedom for wineries in frosty Minnesota
Trump tosses Obama's 'clean' energy plan, embraces coal President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming. The order is aimed at helping spur American energy jobs. | A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry
Justice Department joins second lawsuit against UnitedHealth At issue are alleged overpayments from the government to the Twin Cities-based insurer, which runs popular Medicare Advantage plans.
White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall Like Trump's 2018 budget, which was panned by both Democrats and Republicans earlier this month, the proposals to pay for a border wall have little chance to be enacted.
What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project.
What gave some primates bigger brains? A fruit-filled diet A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.
Did White House pressure spike this week's Russia hearing? Adam Schiff, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, blames pressure from the White House for his GOP colleague's decision to cancel the hearings. The White House disputes his accusation.
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