MPR News Update for July 1, PM Edition
Friday, July 1, 2016
Here's the only thing you really want to know this afternoon: Yes. The
weather this weekend will be fabulous. Oh, and you're getting a bit of a break from road construction. | Weather
Bingo, body art, gambling: Check out Minnesota's new laws State laws taking effect Friday touch on everything from higher bingo jackpots to compensating wrongly imprisoned men to the state's plan in case of a Zika virus outbreak. Here's a look at key changes.
Babies of color are now the majority, census says Today's generation of schoolchildren looks much different than it did just a few decades ago.
July 4th bargains to appreciate on a budget Record numbers of Americans are expected to be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Both gasoline prices and air fares are down from 2015, making holiday trips more affordable for millions.
US: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks Since 2009, the U.S. has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in countries other than Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, the White House says, providing new details to the often secretive strikes -- many of which were carried out via unpiloted drone aircraft.
Prairie Home Companion faces crucial pivot post-Keillor The show attracts more than 3 million listeners weekly and brings the parent company of MPR millions in revenue annually. But the change likely means less revenue for American Public Media.
Many congregations, one roof: Aging churches rent space to growing ones Across the Twin Cities and across Christian denominations, growing immigrant congregations are renting space from older churches with dwindling memberships.
Talking Volumes 2016 season guide The 17th season of Talking Volumes includes interviews with Elizabeth Alexander, Carl Hiaasen, Gloria Steinem, Ann Patchett and Colson Whitehead.
Minneapolis Fourth of July fireworks to be choreographed to Prince music On July 4, the fireworks over downtown Minneapolis will be choreographed to a mix of Prince music provided by The Current.
Success, concerns mark first year of Minnesota medical cannabis Some patients say the drug has helped tremendously. Challenges, though, remain as the program takes its next big step. Doctors on Friday can begin certifying patients to use cannabis for intractable pain.
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