MPR News Update for Aug. 26
Friday, August 26, 2016
Good morning! Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s to mid-70s today. Is this the hardest job ever? Twin Cities food critics ate through old and new offerings during the fair's first day yesterday. Here's what they say is yummy and what you should skip. | Forecast
- U study: Nicotine-based insecticides inhibit bee reproduction
An important new finding adds to the growing understanding of why bee populations are in decline, and it comes as the state is considering new insecticide regulations. | Vendors stem sales of plants with toxins that hurt bees, study finds
- Allina nurses to go on open-ended strike starting Labor Day
In June, nurses held a one-week strike. The union hopes the upcoming open-ended strike will apply more pressure on Allina.
- As Iowans clean up devastating flood, costs rising quickly
Homes flooded across northeast Iowa following heavy rain earlier this week. One person was killed in a flash flood, and cleanup costs are adding up fast.
- Invasive algae found in two more Minnesota lakes
Starry stonewort, a fast-growing, grass-like invasive algae, has spread to Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake. | Environment
- New assignment this fall in Minnesota schools: deal with Pokemon Go
The smartphone game became a worldwide phenomenon this summer. Some school leaders worry it will be a huge distraction for kids returning to class this fall. Others, though, are embracing it as a teaching tool. | The surprising side-effects of Pokemon Go
- Edina couple practice climate change evangelism on epic scale
Cyclists hope to blaze a trail of political will for action on climate change while barely leaving a carbon footprint in their wake. | In depth: Climate change
- Twin Cities Paralympic swimmer aiming for more gold in Rio Games
Mallory Weggemann won a gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games. She's set to compete in Rio in several events.
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