MPR News Update for Dec. 7
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Good morning! Snow to the northwest (along with a winter weather advisory). Mostly cloudy elsewhere with scattered snow showers and flurries. Highs in the teens to 20s. Unsurprisingly, Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year (most recently, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama were also named Person of the Year when they were elected). As for Minnesota's Person of the Year. That's easy, says NewsCut blogger Bob Collins: Lee Sjolander, the police chief in Kenyon, gets it hands down. | Forecast | Updraft weather blog
- Pipeline decision marks victory in tribal effort to protect sacred sites
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision earlier this week to block construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River signals Indian tribes' greater voice in off-reservation infrastructure projects. | ND officials offer help to protesters at Standing Rock
- Ramsey County sheriff resigns to take Oxford research position
Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom is heading to the U.K. to do research to create an international community policing model.
- Dozens of churches declare themselves sanctuaries for immigrants
A group of Twin Cities clergy said Tuesday that their congregations would serve as sanctuaries for immigrants during the upcoming Donald Trump administration.
- St. Paul schools poised to change start times, but details unclear
The move is based in research showing teens are biologically programmed to sleep and wake up later. | Education
- Minnesota Pearl Harbor survivor recalls attack
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor. St. Paul's Richard Thill, aboard the USS Ward, was among those who survived. | No, FDR did not know the Japanese were going to bomb Pearl Harbor | WWII through the eyes of New Ulm residents
- MN United plans groundbreaking for new stadium despite uncertain state funding
Minnesota United, the Twin Cities' Major League Soccer team, is breaking ground on its new stadium on Monday. But a major piece of financing for the $150 million facility remains up in the air.
- Frantic rescue underway in Indonesia as quake kills scores
The 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people.
- Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence
But stocks represented a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune, most of which is tied up in real estate and brand licensing deals. | Trump's businesses and potential conflicts: sorting it out
- Best books of 2016 to give -- and receive: Fiction favorites
Family secrets and alternate histories come together on this list of our favorite novels of the year. | Young adult favorites | Children's and middle grade favorites
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