MPR News Update for Oct. 5, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
- Money, race, politics tangle northern Minnesota land deal
When lawmakers killed White Earth Nation's request to buy land using state Legacy Amendment funds, they said it was about taxes. Critics say it's about keeping tribes from owning land.
- Efficient or evasive? New email policies test MN government openness
Cities and counties in Minnesota are increasingly setting tight limits on how long their employees must save emails. That might make government more efficient, but critics worry it will also make it easier for government to hide things.
- 'This is not over,' S.C. governor says of historic rain and flooding
At least nine deaths were reported in the state, and some 70 miles of Interstate 95 are closed to traffic. Urging residents to check on their neighbors, Gov. Nikki Haley said, "When tragedy happens, we lift each other up."
- Protesters take aim at McDonald's, potato giant over water use, pesticides
The Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters Coalition plan to gather outside 11 McDonald's restaurants around Minnesota Tuesday, but their main target is potato grower and McDonald's supplier R.D. Offut.
- Clinton's Minnesota 'leadership council' nets big-name help
Both of Minnesota's U.S. senators as well as Gov. Mark Dayton have signed on to a state "leadership council" for Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. | Election 2016
- Search continues for 3 missing boaters on Lake of the Woods
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, based in Grand Forks, N.D., has provided a plane to help in the search. A fishing guide found the men's capsized boat Saturday afternoon.
- The Supreme Court's new term: Here's what to watch
The Supreme Court returns today for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.
- Delta adding summer nonstops from Twin Cities to Rome
Delta Air Lines said Monday it will add daily nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Rome starting in May and running through its peak summer season.
- Photos: The lively and lovely 2015 Twin Cities Marathon
About 8,500 runners participated in this year's event. | NewsCut: The tuba man
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