MPR News Update for July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
And now the days we've all been waiting for: The four finest days of summer are here. Use them well. | Your forecast
- Statewide testing shows little change in student scores
Most troubling, the achievement gap shows no sign of improvement.
- In killing lion, did dentist end his career, too?
Walter Palmer could ride out the storm if he remains contrite, says a crisis expert.
| Feds concerned, protesters angry
- As Target pharmacies shift to CVS, will consumers stick around?
Target is expected to complete the sale of its pharmacy business to CVS by year's end, although it's not clear how things will change for customers going forward.
- How your cat's purrs are not-so-secretly controlling you
Cats don't purr just when they're happy and content. Sometimes they purr when they're scared or in need of comfort. But they also do it to control the weak-minded humans they live with. | BrainsOn!
- Appetites: Sweet yet surprising honey
Honey can add depth to almost any dish, be it sweet or savory.
- Judge to decide whether to extend archdiocese claims deadline
Time is running out for alleged sex-abuse victims and other creditors to file claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. | Betrayed by Silence: An MPR News investigation
- Two Ramsey County beaches closed due to E. coli
The beaches on Lake Johanna in Arden Hills and Long Lake in New Brighton were closed as of Wednesday.
- New shops and restaurants coming to MSP airport
Airport staff say they want to offer more opportunity for local businesses, ethnic food and combinations of food and entertainment, among other things.
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