MPR News Update, PM Edition for February 5, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Congratulations -- you've almost made it to the weekend. Apparently there's a big game this weekend, and we have suggestions on which beers pair with which snacks. If you're looking for unusual ways to enjoy the rest of the weekend, take in a stinking flower or some winter golf. It looks like the weather will (mostly) cooperate. | Forecast
- Minn. men awaiting ISIS trial argue for 'combatant immunity'
Four of five men awaiting trial for allegedly trying to join ISIS have argued to dismiss conspiracy murder charges under "combatant immunity" laws.
- Minn. painter's mission is to honor U.S. military history
Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner will unveil the third of five paintings designed to capture the history and character of each branch of the military.
- Winter classic: Duluth youth hockey keeps it old-school, outdoors
Duluth is home to one of North America's last all-outdoor youth hockey leagues.
- U.S. added 151,000 jobs in January, unemployment dropped to 4.9 percent
Job growth last month missed economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs -- and came in far lower than December's job numbers, which were revised downward to 262,000.
- Plaintiffs in NHL concussion case now count 105 ex-players
A group of former NHL players allege the NHL had the resources to better prevent head trauma, failed to properly warn players of such risks and promoted violent play that led to their injuries.
- Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother
Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.
- Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball
The ban comes amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.
- Japan deports star of dolphin-hunt documentary
Ric O'Barry, who works to protect dolphins and appeared in "The Cove," says he was charged with lying to Japanese authorities about his visit.
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