MPR News Update for May 2, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
How much ice is too much ice in a Starbucks iced beverage? "It'll be up to a court to decide," writes NewsCut blogger Bob Collins. "Someone is suing the chain because its drinks are almost half ice."
- Private juvenile center conceals abuse inquiries
On the Iron Range, investigations have created tension between Mesabi Academy and St. Louis County. Job loss, though, was the main concern when county commissioners discouraged a county official from ending a critical contract with the company. | Follow APM Reports on Twitter
- Judge confirms administrator for Prince estate
A Carver County judge formalized his appointment last week of Bremer Trust to handle estate matters in the wake of the singer's death at age 57. | Prince's wealth may be the superstar in death
- Babies on board: Minnesota troopers make 2 roadside deliveries
Two troopers gave roadside assistance a whole new meaning this weekend, the Minnesota State Patrol said Monday.
- 3 strange worlds circling a cool star might be prime spots to support life
Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.
- J.K. Rowling apologizes for killing off a beloved character
Today is the 18th anniversary of the fictional Battle of Hogwarts, which pitted Harry Potter and his allies against Voldemort's forces. Rowling is making amends for a certain death. | Books
- Ringling Bros. circus holds final shows featuring elephants
In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.
- What's good for the heart is good for the brain
Hoping to keep your mental edge as you get older? Look after your heart, a recent analysis suggests, and your brain will benefit, too. | Health
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