MPR News Update for July 1, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A bit of news for the shutterbugs of the world. Tourists will have a hard time
getting photos with Bemidji's Paul and Babe statues this holiday weekend, thanks to a fight over the park plaza's redesign. However, visitors can now take photos during White House tours.
Dayton: Commissioner pay raises average $20K Republicans said Minnesotans will be shocked to see what commissioners are receiving and predicted Democrats will pay a political price at the polls. | Capitol View
Panel backs cuts to rescue Southwest light rail Local officials Wednesday OK'd $250 million in changes after the project's proposed costs ballooned. The full Metropolitan Council will consider the cuts next week. | Previously: Officials balk at potential cuts
Minnesota alleges firm's student loan 'forgiveness' a rip-off Attorney General Lori Swanson Wednesday sued a Florida-based company saying it baits student borrowers with promises of loan forgiveness, charges exorbitant fees and misrepresents what it can do.
Justice Department investigating airlines for possible price collusion The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they would add new flights, routes and extra seats.
Hello Havana: U.S. set to open embassy in Cuba The United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes.
Medical marijuana for kids: A Mayo doctor explains why Dr. Katherine Nickels is one of 203 health care practitioners registered to participate in Minnesota's medical marijuana program. | Medical Marijuana in Minnesota
Louis Vuitton theft leads to police chase through metro Eight men were arrested in Woodbury after allegedly stealing merchandise from the Galleria Louis Vuitton store in Edina.
After Supreme Court decision, what's next for gay rights groups? Thousands of volunteers were behind the movement to change the country's laws on gay marriage. Now what do the major gay rights groups do next?
10 new Minnesota laws that kicked in today Here's a look at some of the more interesting changes.
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