MPR News Update for Sept. 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
- February trial date set for Minnesota ISIS terror suspects
A federal judge on Wednesday set Feb. 16 as the trial date in the cases of seven men accused of conspiring to join the ISIS terror group. | Called to Fight
- Details released in roofer's death at Vikings stadium
Jeramie Gruber, who died last week while working on the stadium, slid down the roof and broke through a guardrail before falling to an elevated platform below.
- Medical marijuana company delays 2 clinic openings
It's a setback for patients in western Minnesota who face long drives to Minneapolis to buy the medication.
- Here's what we know about the Kentucky clerk refusing marriage licenses
The Rowan County clerk who has become a divisive figure in the national debate on gay marriage has been summoned to a federal court for a hearing on whether to hold her in contempt.
- Faces of the Fair: Cherry Fairy, the French fry fairy
If you think 8:30 a.m. is too early for French fries, the Minnesota State Fair will prove you wrong. | State Fair
- State Fair booth a sounding board, lightning rod on race
A Minnesota State Fair booth is sparking some provocative conversations about race. Much of the discussion revolves around whose lives matter. | State Fair
- The Thread Book Club: 'Black Man in a White Coat'
Damon Tweedy attended Duke University's medical school in the mid-1990s, when African-Americans accounted for only seven percent of medical students nationwide. | The Thread
- As more adults pedal, their biking injuries and deaths spike, too
Hospital admissions caused by bike injuries have more than doubled in the past 15 years across the country. One doctor thinks the "Lance Armstrong effect" could be a reason for the jump.
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