MPR News Update for Aug. 4, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
Here's your latest hero, Minnesota.
Meet Paul Langseth. He's the good Samaritan who stopped to help a trucker in Wisdom this week.
St. Croix bridge opening pushed back to 2017 The St. Croix Crossing project connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin near Stillwater was expected to open fall 2016, but the "methods of construction are taking longer than anticipated," MnDOT said Friday.
Civilian panel: Mpls. cops must expand body camera use A civilian advisory panel is calling on Minneapolis cops to flip on body cameras for nearly every encounter with the public and face punishment if they don't.
Science Museum ends legal fight over leaky building The museum will focus on securing $26 million in state and private money for repairs to the 15-year-old building.
U of M rolls out new policy defining sexual consent As classes at the U of M Twin Cities are about to begin, the school is telling students about its new "affirmative sexual consent" policy. | Education
MnDOT closing I-94 west in St. Paul Sept. 11-14 Thought Labor Day marked the end of road construction season? MnDOT says it will need to close Interstate 94 westbound at Interstate 35E for several days to replace a bridge deck.
Mpls. cops need public's help finding men in Uptown attack Minneapolis police are still looking for two men suspected of choking and strangling a woman to the point of unconsciousness in Uptown last weekend.
Kentucky clerk's office issues same-sex marriage license A deputy clerk issued the license, while the elected country clerk spent the morning in jail. A gay couple who had tried five times before, finally got their marriage license.
Michael Tonder: Art to inspire conversation about suicide An art exhibit — "What's Left: Lives Touched by Suicide" — aims to start a conversation and opens tonight in Grand Rapids, Minn. | Arts
Why are we drawn to heirloom fruits and veggies? They're 'Edible Memory' Heirloom foods have grown in popularity, making their way into gardens, farms, farmers markets and restaurants. A sociologist says they offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to the past. | The Thread
Photos: Humans of Creative Activities Thousands of Minnesotans show off their skills every year at the State Fair's Creative Activities building. We want to introduce you to a few of them. | More State Fair stories
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