MPR News Update for Aug. 21, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner makes an appearance in London's
The Guardian ... Guess who took the Ice Bucket Challenge at the State Fair today? ... The Daily Circuit's op-ed pick: We don't need any more millennial trend pieces ... NewsCut: The uproar in Ferguson is about inequality, too
Dayton declines Johnson's request for multiple debates Republican gubernatorial nominee Jeff Johnson said he is requesting 13 debates to better inform the voters.
Frogtown's half-mile long banquet to spur food talk St. Paul artist Seitu Jones is creating a massive half-mile long community banquet to raise awareness and spark conversations about food choices.
St. Paul leaders chafe at Green Line criticism A Star Tribune editorial Thursday blamed the city for failing to give trains an automatic right-of-way over car traffic at stoplight intersections.
Fair food Q&A: Enough with the sticks A food writer detects a decline in the ubiquitous little skewers.
Hennepin, Ramsey Counties eligible for flood aid Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday the Federal Emergency Management Agency added the two counties to the federal disaster declaration, bringing the total to 37 counties and three tribal governments.
State seeks fairgoers' help for honeybees The campaign aims to recruit people to protect pollinators in their yards.
Carver County teen crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way To kick off Jeni Haler's official duties, she will sit in a refrigerated cooler for six hours while a 90-block of butter is sculpted in her likeness.
On Friday's Daily Circuit: What kinds of conversations has the Ferguson story sparked here? Tom Weber talks with three guests about how they -- and their circles -- are talking about Ferguson.
North Dakota aims to boost rail safety checks The state is seeking $500,000 to fund a program aimed at keeping up with increasing oil shipments and train traffic. Although the Federal Railroad Administration has sole authority to regulate railroads, state inspectors can work under the federal agency.
Minnesota State Fair opens: What's new The gates at the Minnesota State Fair opened this morning, as they will for the next 12 days, ending on Labor Day. There's some historic changes at the Fair this year. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson who was at the Fair when the gates opened.
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