MPR News Update for Dec. 6
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Good morning! Minnesota should take its true winter form today when snowstorms are expected to hit northern areas and temperatures across the state will likely dip below freezing. Meanwhile, to the west, North Dakota's Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol have closed both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Dickinson and Valley City. That's more than 200 miles of interstate that cuts across North Dakota. | Forecast
- With Dakota Access pipeline halted, what happens now?
Energy Transfer Partners says the Dakota Access pipeline is mostly complete, except for the now-blocked segment near Lake Oahe. The Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it needs to consider alternate routes. What will that mean for the pipeline's path? | Protesters: We aren't going anywhere without assurance pipeline won't be built
- Upscale hotels drive big business for Twin Cities South Asians
They grew up working in their parents' modest motels. Now, the next generation of South Asian Indian hoteliers is moving up-market in the Twin Cities, expanding into prime locations and multimillion-dollar, national franchises. | Business
- Biden hints he's leaving the door open to a 2020 run
Vice President Joe Biden turned 74 last month and would 78 after the 2020 election. Biden decided against a run this past cycle, after losing his son Beau to cancer in 2015.
- Taiwan's president: Phone call with Trump 'doesn't mean a policy shift'
In her first comments since her talk with Donald Trump, President Tsai Ing-wen says she does not foresee "major policy shifts." She spoke with Western journalists. | Politics
- Minn. farmers, dependent on exports, keep close watch on Trump's trade policy
Farm exports are one of the few bright spots for the mostly struggling farm sector. But President-elect Donald Trump's railing against trade has farmers wondering what's ahead.
- With MN Senate control in the balance, St. Cloud area recount churns on
The recount will decide if a 148-vote GOP Election Day victory stands, tipping Senate control to Republicans next year. There's a lot at stake. But it's a tedious process. | Election 2016
- NDSU college Republicans cancel speech by Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos
College Republicans at North Dakota State University canceled a planned speech by Milo Yiannopoulos, a controversial speaker from Breitbart News known for his caustic comments about feminism, Islam, and multiculturalism.
- Best books of 2016 to give -- and receive: Young adult favorites
From historical fiction to dystopic fantasies, these young adult novels make for thrilling reads. | 2016 book guide: Children's and middle grade favorites
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