MPR News Update for July 1
Friday, July 1, 2016
Good morning! Sunny with highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s. Prince fans may want to check out the fireworks in downtown Minneapolis on July 4. The show will be choreographed to a mix of Prince music provided by The Current. And if you're headed out to lakes, rivers and pools over the long holiday weekend, stay safe. Know the signs of drowning because it usually doesn't involve a lot of yelling or splashing. | Forecast
- Success, concerns mark first year of Minnesota medical cannabis
Some patients say the drug has helped tremendously. Challenges, though, remain as the program takes its next big step. Doctors on Friday can begin certifying patients to use cannabis for intractable pain. | In depth: Medical marijuana in Minnesota
- Prairie Home Companion faces crucial pivot post-Keillor
The show attracts more than 3 million listeners weekly and brings the parent company of MPR millions in revenue annually. But the change likely means less revenue for American Public Media. | First show recalled as Keillor passes torch | Chris Thile offers glimpse of the new Prairie Home
- Mpls. police investigating shooting of Muslim men as possible bias crime
The victims were about to go to a Ramadan prayer service, when two men approached their parked car and made anti-Muslim remarks before one opened fire. | Victim: Shooter made disparaging remarks about Muslims before opening fire
- Mille Lacs tribe, county at odds over law enforcement deal and boundaries
The county says it revoked the agreement due to a dispute over state law. But what's really at the heart of the disagreement is a long-running dispute over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation boundaries.
- 2 men convicted on ISIS-related charges ask for rehabilitation
Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar want an option that's been offered to their friends who've pled guilty: They want to be considered for possible rehabilitation. | Called to Fight
- Lynch will accept recommendations of lawyers, agents, on Clinton email probe
After furor over an impromptu meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, a Justice official says career lawyers and FBI agents will make determinations on Hillary Clinton's case.
- Judge blocks Mississippi law protecting religious objections to gay marriage
Late Thursday night, shortly before the controversial law was set to take effect, a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. He called it an "attempt to put LGBT citizens back in their place."
- Vikings stadium bird study in the works
An agreement could be announced within weeks to study whether the glass on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is harmful to birds.
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