MPR News Update for Sept. 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Photographer David Bowman is drawn to the celebration of the last week of summer in a state where it is cold much of the year. Check out his rich stream of color and faces at the Minnesota State Fair. | More State Fair news
- MN ISIS suspects back in court Wednesday as judge weighs next steps
A judge will consider pretrial motions ranging from whether the government should disclose informants used in the case to whether the defendants should be given supervised release while they await trial. | Called to Fight
- Target cuts 275 more jobs, mostly in Twin Cities
Target said Tuesday it cut about 275 jobs and eliminated another 35 open positions largely among technology teams as it moves to a new tech support system.
- St. Paul man snags his second big Minnesota Lottery prize
Jeffrey Bock won $100,000 on an All or Nothing drawing, months after winning $20,000 on a scratch off game, state lottery officials said Tuesday.
- U.S. stocks fall sharply on bleak Chinese manufacturing report
The drop dashed hopes that, after some relatively calm trading on Friday and Monday, the stock market's wild swings were coming to an end. | Business
- Daudt: Black Lives Matter protesters 'incredibly disrespectful' to police
Minnesota Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt has joined the criticism of a chant heard Saturday during a Black Lives Matter protest outside the State Fairgrounds.
- Rochester man arrested in fatal shooting at mobile home park
The man was arrested Tuesday morning after several hours of a standoff that ended after officers fired a chemical irritant into a home.
- Many Minnesota schools show progress closing achievement gap
Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are on track to lower achievement gaps in reading and math 50 percent by 2017, the Minnesota Department of Education said Tuesday as it released new data. | Education
- Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court
Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk in Kentucky, refused to issue any marriage licenses on Tuesday, saying she is waiting for the result of an appeal. Davis cited religious objections for her actions.
- College students object to reading bestselling, 'pornographic' memoir
Duke University selected Alison Bechdel's graphic novel memoir, "Fun Home," for all incoming freshman to read. But that sparked a conversation among students, some of whom said reading the book would be immoral. | The Thread
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