MPR News Update for Aug. 28, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Is it fall yet? Today will feel a bit Septemberish. Expect mixed sunshine with clouds and showers -- and a high of 70 in the Twin Cities. |
For kids without animals, 4-H has an answer: Lease one A decline in farms has left fewer young people with animals of their own. | State Fair
Democratic presidential hopefuls go big today in Twin Cities Four of the five announced candidates for the Democratic nomination are set to speak to hundreds of delegates at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Minneapolis. | Election 2016
North Dakota legalizes armed police drones With the passage of a new law earlier this year, North Dakota has become the first state to legalize law enforcement use of armed drones.
Black Lives Matter booth opens at the Fair, march planned Saturday A St. Paul man has set up a Black Lives Matter booth at the Minnesota State Fair. Organizers still plan to march on the Fair Saturday. | Gov. Dayton: Planned Black Lives Matter Fair protest 'inappropriate' | State Fair
Photos: No chickens, but plenty of fair critters The crowds are heading in, the 4-Hers are showing animals (except chickens), a new lineup fair foods are cooking and the weather is perfect. The State Fair has begun. | State Fair
2 die after being ejected from ATV Two men died after they were thrown from an all-terrain vehicle and landed in Lake Sakatah in Le Sueur County.
Archdiocese puts priest on leave after abuse allegation The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put a Roseville priest on leave after receiving what it is calling a credible allegation that he sexually abused a minor in the 1980s. | Betrayed by Silence: An MPR News investigation
Again this year, mayors aim to end vets' homelessness A new system of tracking homeless veterans gives some credibility to claims that a solution is in sight.
DNR grants one-day permit, avoids treaty rights court battle Dozens of Ojibwe tribal members gathered at Hole-in-the-Day Lake to prompt a court battle by harvesting wild rice without a permit. Now, state officials have granted them a temporary permit.
Mpls teen dies after falling from fire escape A Minneapolis Fire Department report says the teen was breathing but unconscious when medics arrived.
DNR makes changes to rebuild walleye population, mend Mille Lacs relations Natural resources officials say they're "redoubling" their efforts to boost walleye numbers in Lake Mille Lacs.
7 things to know about hearing loss and hearing aids You might think of it as something that only affects older Americans in fact around forty-eight million people in the U.S. suffer from some degree of hearing loss. It can happen at any age and might be a sign of another health problem.
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