MPR News Update for July 27, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to set the highest minimum wage in the Midwest at $9 an hour, among the most generous minimums in the country.
- Priest breathes life into Winona's Polish history
The surprising twist in Winona's immigration story is a considerable influx of Poles.
- At some Minnesota news sites, partisans write the checks
As traditional sources of revenue for news dry up, some Minnesota news operations are developing stronger ties to partisan donors and political operatives. | Politics
- Boy Scout leaders end blanket ban on gay adults
The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately.
- Three dead, multiple wounded in Minneapolis weekend shootings
The latest shooting happened early Monday morning in north Minneapolis.
- Boston out as U.S. candidate for 2024 Olympics
The decision throws the bid process — and hopes that the U.S. will host another Olympics — into flux.
- Man holds girlfriend hostage for 5 hours in Beltrami County
A lack of sleep due to complications of Lyme disease appears to have been a contributing factor, according to authorities.
- Planning for the future of Isle Royale
A dwindling wolf population, an exploring moose population and a new planning process from the National Park system set the stage for the fate of Isle Royale. | Environment
- 'Cartel' dives deep into Mexico's drug wars
Life imitates art in the case of Don Winslow's novel about an escaped Mexican drug lord. | More books coverage
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