MPR News Update for July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Have you seen the sky this morning? Heavy and green and purple and orange above the Twin Cities. Expect storms today, thanks to what meteorologist Bill Enderson calls an unsettled weather pattern. | Your forecast
- Brothers hope books will help Muslim kids hang onto their identity
Amin and Mohammed Aaser would like their "Noor Kids" books to save youngsters from what they went through in post-9/11 Minnesota.
- ICYMI: 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
- Priest breathes life into Winona's Polish history
The surprising twist in Winona's immigration story is a considerable influx of Poles. | Minnesota Sounds and Voices
- 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.
- Another minimum wage hike comes due in Minnesota
The $1 hourly bump is the second of three stages enacted in 2014.
- Authorities: 4 dead after small plane crashes in Wisconsin
A statement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office says the department was notified of the crash in the town of Alden just before 5:30 p.m. Monday.
- U study: Emissions from fertilizing crops underestimated
Fertilizing crops emits a potent greenhouse gas, and a new University of Minnesota study shows officials have been underestimating those emissions by as much as 40 percent. | Environment
- Suspicious packages briefly close Capitol area
Construction workers were evacuated from the State Capitol, which is undergoing renovation.
- Zebra mussels found in Becker County's Big Cormorant Lake
State officials say while the numbers are low, the zebra mussels aren't concentrated in one place so treatment isn't an option at the popular northwest Minnesota lake.
- Major League Soccer gambles on star power of aging foreign players
The question of whether aging stars will benefit MLS in the long-term is just one of many facing an organization working to meet its ambitious goal of being one of the best soccer leagues in the world by 2022.
- Planning for the future of Isle Royale
A dwindling wolf population, an exploding moose population and a new planning process from the National Park system set the stage for the fate of Isle Royale. | MPR News with Tom Weber
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