MPR News Update for Oct. 12, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
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- Authorities: Minneapolis mom likely out when house fire killed kids
Investigators probing the deaths of three young children in a north Minneapolis fire last week don't believe the children's mother was at home at the time and suspect that she was drinking.
- Columbia Heights school board member to quit over Muslim comments
Grant Nichols, a Columbia Heights school board member whose Facebook page contained comments disparaging Muslims, plans to resign. He continues to insist that he did not write the comments.
- Minn. dentist won't be charged for killing Cecil the lion
Zimbabwe will not charge Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a cabinet minister said, angering conservationists. | Who was Cecil?
- Thailand to try ex-University of Minnesota student over flak jacket
Under the Arms Control Act, a license is needed to possess body armor, which is considered a weapon.
- Nobel in economics awarded to Princeton professor
Angus Deaton won the prize "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare."
- A spooky tale in time for Halloween: Weather cuts into pumpkin crop
Heavy rains have damaged much of the crop in the Midwest. Canned pumpkin giant Libby's says there should be enough to fill your pies for Thanksgiving, but after that, things will be tight. | Business
- If it were a movie, 'Oregon Pot' would be no. 4 at the box office
If legal marijuana were a movie, the $11 million that's estimated to have been spent during Oregon's first week of sales would place it fourth on the latest list of U.S. weekend box-office receipts.
- Dance, sing, just 'keep moving,' Dick Van Dyke tells seniors
Though he seems to be ageless, the star turns 90 next month. To help mark the occasion he's published a new book with tips on how to stay young. | The Thread
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