MPR News Update for May 29, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
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- Flying circles, small plane creates buzz
An Internet service that tracks flight data shows that the plane was in the Chicago area earlier this month, and has since made four extensive flights over the Twin Cities. | NewsCut: 'Mysterious' plane has an eye on the Twin Cities
- U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
The move follows last month's historic meeting in Panama between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro.
- Sanders hopes populist fire kindles presidential campaign
"The billionaire class can't have it all," Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tells MPR News as he prepares for a Minnesota campaign stop Sunday, the first here by a declared 2016 candidate.
- Despite corruption scandal, Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA chief
Sepp Blatter couldn't secure a victory during the first round of voting, but his lone challenger withdrew. | Previously: U.S. indicts 14 in FIFA corruption inquiry
- Ordway President Patricia Mitchell to retire
Patricia Mitchell, president and CEO of the Ordway since 2007, will retire in December. Her tenure was recently capped with the opening of a $75 million concert hall. | Photos: Tuning the new Ordway
- Gunman in Grand Forks Walmart shooting used personal gun
Police say the semi-automatic handgun was owned and purchased legally by Marcell Willis. His motive in the Tuesday shooting remains unknown.
- Distracted driver hits 4 people on Grand and Snelling avenues
The driver was apparently searching inside the car for his keys, police Sgt. Paul Paulos said.
- U.S. economy shrank at 0.7 percent rate in first quarter
The economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated. | Business
- The lasting impact of your first job
Everybody has to start somewhere. "First Jobs" digs into 50 true stories of starting out in the workforce. | The Thread
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