MPR News Update for Aug. 4, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Good morning! The chain of gorgeous summer days continues. Expect a sunny, pleasant day with highs around 80 in the Twin Cities. And then: Showers later this week. | Your forecast
- Mille Lacs walleye decline may spell trouble for DNR, too
Some resort owners and legislators say they doubt the DNR had sound reasons for closing the walleye season early on that lake. | Mille Lacs walleye season closes
- Priest says archdiocese offered him $10K to leave clergy
In filing a claim against the archdiocese, a priest convicted of sexual misconduct says the archdiocese made the offer this year. | Betrayed by Silence: An MPR News investigation
- How hard will it be for MN to hit clean energy plan?
At issue is whether Minnesota will be hurt or helped by the work it has already done to clean up its energy production. | Environment
- Bee research lab gets buzzing at U
The 10,000-square-foot building will include space for new labs, honey extraction and hive spaces.
- Senate blocks GOP bill to halt federal funds for Planned Parenthood
The fight is already creating heated talking points for Republican presidential candidates, who convene Thursday for their first debate.
- Report: 2 dead, 15 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse
Authorities say a circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a New Hampshire fairground, killing two people and injuring 15 others.
- Dad pleads guilty in Barway Collins' death, gets 40 years
"I was angry. I hit him. He fell ... I took him to the river. I duct taped him and threw him in the water," Pierre Collins said Monday. Barway's mother, Louise Karluah, pictured here, spoke after Pierre Collins' plea.
- MN student testing vendor cuts pay to settle fight over problems
Testing contractor Pearson will take $1 million off its new contract and add up to $4.7 million in services to settle with the state over a spate of spring testing glitches.
- Too much road salt reaches metro lakes, streams, agency says
Salt used to melt ice in the winter can harm fish and encourage invasive plants.
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