MPR News Update, AM Edition for Feb. 23, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Good morning! Blizzard conditions are likely across southern Minnesota tonight as a
winter storm approaches. The storm track has shifted southward on the latest run of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Global Forecast System model. | Live updates | Forecast
Ten arrested in final evacuation of Dakota Access protest camp Ten people were arrested Wednesday when they refused final orders to leave the protest camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The arrests were part of an orchestrated final act of defiance, coordinated with law enforcement. | FAQ
Overflow crowd brings tough questions, civil debate to Emmer town hall meeting Some people outside Emmer's meeting held signs with messages including "Universal health care Now" and "We stand with Minnesota's refugees."
Want to breeze through airport security? Hand over some money, and an iris scan Travelers can bypass parts of the security process, for a fee, with a new service called Clear at MSP.
Republicans want jail time for protesters who block highways Minnesota House and Senate committees advanced bills Wednesday that would make obstructing highway traffic, airport access or public transit a gross misdemeanor requiring jail time.
'Crack in the Sea' poses refugee theme to young readers St. Paul writer Heather Bouwman's novel is part fantasy, part history and part current events. The Thread
'She persisted': Women pack Mpls. tattoo shop for solidarity in ink Soon after Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced on the Senate floor Minneapolis women took words from an unlikely source -- Sen. Mitch McConnell -- and turned them on their head, using 'nevertheless, she persisted' as a rallying cry for proponents of women's rights.
With stakes high, Ellison presses his case to lead Democrats Minnesota U.S. House Rep. Keith Ellison has shown he can rouse the nation's liberal Democratic base. Will that be enough to deliver the votes this weekend to make him Democratic National Committee chair? | Who's who in the race for DNC chair
Art Hounds: Duluth hand puppet possessed by Satan This week Art Hounds recommend Renegade Theater Company's "Hand to God," Contempo Physical Dance's "Balacobaco" and a quartet of abstract artists.
GOP considers trimming health law's 10 essential benefits The woman set to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told senators that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. Other services could be cut entirely.
Tax scam targets Minn. nonprofits, schools, tribal groups The scammers clone the email accounts of high-level managers and use them to request lists of employee tax forms and social security numbers.
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