MPR News Update, AM Edition for Dec. 2, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Good morning! Minnesotans can look forward to milder weather this weekend, then the coldest air since February next week. It's a step forward that the Mall of America has hired its first black Santa Claus, but the news today also comes with a question: Is there nobody of color in Minnesota who can be Santa Claus? | Forecast
- Almost 300 sex assaults reported on MN campuses in 2015
The state issued its first-ever data report on campus sexual assault on Thursday.
- Trump voter lost her home to bank formerly run by new Treasury secretary
Teena Colebrook had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington, D.C. And she knew Trump's pick for Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, all too well.
- Minnesota OKs medical pot for post-traumatic stress disorder
PTSD sufferers will be eligible for the treatment starting next August. One medical cannabis maker said it could help thousands of Minnesotans, including veterans, afflicted with PTSD.
- GOP-backed groups file suit to stop Wisconsin recount
Attorneys for two Republican-backed groups say state election officials won't make the deadline to complete a recount, which they say would be a violation voters' rights. | Wisconsin first state to start presidential election recount
- St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will not seek re-election
Coleman said he's weighing a run for governor in 2018, when Gov. Mark Dayton's second term ends. Two former city council members are expected to run to replace Coleman in City Hall.
- Hennepin Co. seeking HIV-infected people in need of care
Officials believe reaching out to the estimated 2,000 people in the county who are HIV-positive but not receiving care can help curb the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.
- Best British TV ads return to Walker for 30th year
Some of the commercials are hard to explain, as is the fascination they hold for Minnesota audiences.
- Minnesota GOP hopes to keep Trump voters in the tent
Republicans are riding high after big wins by state legislative candidates and President-elect Donald Trump's surprising strength in Minnesota. Party leaders are working to make sure those Trump-inspired voters stick around. | Election 2016
- Pipeline opponents end disruption after Wells Fargo promises meeting with tribal elders
Organizers of a demonstration against Wells Fargo in Minneapolis wanted the bank to divest from the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. | Veterans stage symbolic protest near pipeline protest camp
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