MPR News Update for July 29, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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MN dentist regrets killing Cecil the lion, says hunt was legal A Minnesota dentist under fire for his part in hunting and killing a popular lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month says he regrets the kill but that he secured proper permits and believes the hunt was legal. | More on the story from NewsCut
Voting Rights Act anniversary prompts calls for action The living members of Minnesota's congressional delegation of the time recall what it was like to unite behind a shared goal: equal rights to vote. | Politics
Security hospital workers seek freer hand on restraints Staff at the hospital, where mentally ill patients can become violent, are allowed to use mobile restraints when risk is "imminent." Workers say that standard is getting them hurt.
Mpls. officials: W. Broadway fire may be arson; public's help needed Recent tests of wood samples from the back doorway where the fire started confirmed the presence of an ignitable liquid.
DNR: 'Conservative' deer hunt planned for 2015 Minnesota's deer numbers are recovering, but officials say one-deer limits will apply again for most hunters this fall as the state moves into its second herd rebuilding year.
Is this the beginning of the end for the SAT and ACT? George Washington University is the latest and one of the largest private universities to drop its admissions testing requirement. | Education
Dayton floats special session for Mille Lacs resorts The possibility of a shortened season on Minnesota's premier walleye fishing lake may lead to a special session of the state Legislature.
Dayton declares windfall savings in health care bids Competitive bidding helps save taxpayers $650 million, but two care providers will take a big hit.
Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87 Dr. James Jude, a native Minnesotan credited with helping develop an early form of cardiopulmonary resuscitation died early Tuesday in Florida, his son said.
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