MPR News Update for March 4, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
NewsCut keeps watch on Minnesota court activity. Today, the state Supreme Court backed farmers in the CAPX2020 powerline fight. Meanwhile, a clash over farming regulations is percolating in Cook County.
- After 4 years of ALS, Kramer senses 'tipping point'
Bruce Kramer isn't as worried about his increasing pain as he is about losing his power to communicate. | Living with ALS
- Dayton wants to talk to Target CEO about layoffs
Gov. Mark Dayton, whose family founded Target, wants to meet with the retail giant's CEO to discuss coming layoffs and the company's commitment to Minnesota. | Target plans to cut thousands of jobs
- Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies
For the second time in three years, the Affordable Care Act went before the Supreme Court Wednesday. And before a packed courtroom, a divided group of justices mostly picked up right where they left off.
- 7 Minneapolis gang members indicted on crack cocaine charges
According to court documents, members of the Young N Thuggin and Taliban gangs frequently travel to St. Cloud and Duluth in Minnesota, and to Fargo, N.D., to sell drugs.
- Ferguson report: Justice Dept. says Wilson won't face civil rights charges
The report concludes "that Darren Wilson's actions do not constitute prosecutable violations under the applicable federal criminal civil rights statute."
- Harry Potter's new book of secrets
A new bibliography digs into J.K. Rowling's writing process. | Books
- Study: Pollution leaves no swimmable, fishable lakes in southwest MN
No lakes and only a few streams in southwest Minnesota meet state fishing and swimming standards, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. | Environment
- At new Ordway hall, the SPCO has a home of its own
SPCO President Bruce Coppock thinks the new hall will transform the group and draw guest musicians from all over the world. | Arts
- Born in 1898: World's oldest living person celebrates birthday
Misao Okawa of Japan is now 117. She has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.
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