MPR News Update for May 4, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
"Greater love hath no basset hound than that which Grumpie and Gracie had for 5-month-old Nora Hall, who died on Monday at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis after suffering a stroke last month," writes NewsCut blogger Bob Collins.
- Attorney: Prince was to meet drug addiction expert day he died
"The hope was to get him stabilized in Minnesota" and get him to a California rehab center, an attorney for the center's founder said Wednesday. Help didn't arrive in time. | Prince: his life and music
- Trump assured GOP nomination as Kasich plans to exit race
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is suspending his presidential campaign, leaving Donald Trump as the last man standing. Kasich won only his home state and trails far behind in the delegate count. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders says he's staying in. | Election 2016
- Improving labor market turns tables on restaurant owners
As the state's unemployment rate has fallen, the number of open jobs has increased. That means more employers are competing for a smaller pool of applicants. That's especially true for Minnesota's hospitality and restaurant industry. | Tell MPR: Do you have an experience to help us cover this story?
- Huge wildfire forces evacuation of oil sands city in Canada
Some 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been ordered to evacuate their homes. The wildfire spans more than 6,500 acres. | Updraft: Smoke plume from Canadian fires reaches Minnesota
- Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system says no teams will participate in tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections.
- Medical errors are No. 3 cause of U.S deaths, researchers say
If not for flawed classification of deaths, medical mistakes would be the third leading cause of U.S. deaths, Johns Hopkins researchers say. They're calling on the CDC to track deaths from errors. | Health
- KARE meterologist pens children's books to take the worry out of weather
Belinda Jensen created a book series called "Bel the Weather Girl" to help kids understand the science behind tornadoes, clouds and thunderstorms. | The Thread
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