MPR News Update for June 30, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Minnesotan Wade Yarbrough waded into hostile territory with an opinion piece
urging restraint in judging those who fly the Confederate flag. | Learn more about the flag's complicated political history.
- 10 new Minnesota laws that kick in July 1
Here's a look at some of the more interesting changes. | Medical marijuana dispensaries open tomorrow
- U.S.-Germany soccer match is showdown between world's top teams
Second-ranked U.S. plays No. 1 Germany in a semifinal tonight. They're battling for a spot in Sunday's final. | Twins to offer Women's World Cup on a big screen
- Infant mortality much worse for black, American Indian babies in Minnesota
African-American and American Indian infants in Minnesota are more than twice as likely as white babies to die in the first year. State health leaders say reducing racial disadvantages will help.
- Calhoun not the first lake with a controversial name
A petition to rename Lake Calhoun follows efforts to name other bodies of water in Minnesota whose names people found objectionable. | Activists want a new name
- Chris Christie declares his candidacy for president
Declaring "America is tired of hand-wringing and indecisiveness and weakness" in the White House, the Republican said he is ready "to fight for the people of the United States of America." | Election 2016
- Two residents, firefighters injured in Minneapolis house fire
The fire, on the 2700 block of 18th Avenue South, was reported at about 3:40 a.m.
- Running during Ramadan: Mohammad Zafar
Mohammad Zafar started a mile-a-day running club for the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown. | What is Ramadan — and why do Muslims fast?
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