MPR News Update, PM Edition for Dec. 8, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Good afternoon. The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that didn't stop his pioneering ways. | Forecast
- Civil War paintings returning to Minnesota Capitol
Four paintings depicting Minnesotans in the Civil War will return to their places in the Governor's Reception Room when the Capitol reopens. The decision ends a skirmish over what state history should be prominently displayed.
- Baby dinosaur's 99-million-year-old tail, encased in amber, surfaces in Myanmar
Millions of years ago, a dinosaur about the size of a sparrow had a bad day. It got stuck in resin. Paleontologists recently came across the rare amber fossil containing its tail in Myanmar.
- 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking': A podcast on honesty in grief
Author Nora McInerny Purmort married and lost the man she loved in just three years. She talks to others who have experienced immense grief in the the new podcast, "Terrible, Thanks for Asking." | MPR News with Kerri Miller
- 2 firms fined after U.S. Bank Stadium worker's death
U.S. Bank Stadium's general contractor and a roofing company have both been fined in connection with the death of a worker during construction of the stadium in August 2015.
- Minnesota DNR finds evidence of zebra mussels in Leech Lake
The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday it found zebra mussel larvae in samples collected from two locations nearly 17 miles apart. | Science brings success in fight against aquatic invaders
- Not for you, Cindy Lou! These tasty holiday treats are for grownups
With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights - but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends. | At the heart of a Polish Christmas ad, a hard kernel
- Trump takes aim at union official over Carrier job count
An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls. | Trump's new tone on immigrant kids divides GOP
- Duluth air base passed over for new fighters
Duluth's Air National Guard base will not be home to the newest generation of military fighter jets, despite efforts by Minnesota lawmakers.
- What former employees say ITT Tech did to scam its students
Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off. | Where are the students now?
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