MPR News Update for Aug. 29, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Today is MPR Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Find us at Carousel Park starting at 10 a.m. for live broadcasts, member giveaways and more ... But pack your poncho. The forecast calls for rain most of the day.
2nd Minnesotan feared dead: What we know about Americans and ISIS More Minnesotans are on the way to Syria, the FBI says. Two are now feared to have died fighting with militants. | Related: What does the Islamic State want?
Photos: You're out! At St. Paul's Midway Stadium, the Saints end an era They locked the gates and turned off the floodlights at Midway Stadium for the last time Thursday night.
After arrest video goes viral, police defend officers' actions The videotaped arrest of a man by St. Paul Police in January has been the talk of social media this week -- so much so that Police Chief Tom Smith felt compelled to defend his officers.
Police shoot, kill man with gun outside Ramsey day care center Police officers shot and killed a man Thursday afternoon outside a day care center in the north metro city of Ramsey, Minn. No one inside the day care was injured.
Recycling old Minnesota barns gives ex-offenders new skills Old wooden barns are disappearing from Minnesota's landscape, but Friends of Minnesota Barns are helping people to preserve or repurpose them.
Obama blames Russia for violence in Ukraine; Calls moves 'incursion' "Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the new images of Russian forces inside Ukraine make that plain for the world to see," President Barack Obama said at a White House news conference on Thursday.
As Southwest light rail vote nears, documents reveal perilous negotiations The high stakes negotiations were a make-or-break moment for the proposed line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.
Where ALS 'bucket challenge' money goes in Minnesota The viral fundraising campaign that's clogging up social media with videos of people pouring a bucket of ice water over their head is also bringing tens of millions of dollars to organizations that combat the debilitating disease.
Red Lake tribal leaders fighting Roger's Resort over liquor license A proposal from Roger's Resort to sell beer and hard liquor seemed to be headed for approval, but then leaders of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe stepped forward with objections.
13 Vines that will make you feel like you're at the Minnesota State Fair Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair and captured the sights and sounds in six-second Vine videos. There were smells, too, but you'll have to take his word on that one. | Full State Fair coverage
Minnesota World's Fair? Backers press for dollars, help Backers of the bid say a World's Fair would put Minnesota on a global stage and bring in millions of tourists and their money.
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