MPR News Update, PM Edition for Oct. 28, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
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- FBI to reopen investigation into Hillary Clinton's email
FBI Director James Comey told congressional leaders the agency came across further emails from Clinton's private email server and is determining whether they contain classified information. | Election 2016
- ND oil pipeline protesters use burned vehicles to block highway
Protesters who were ousted from a camp they established on private land in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline are using burned vehicles to block a state highway. | Tribe leaders call for peace and prayers
- A Minnesota tradition, firearms deer season, opens Nov. 5
Here's a look at the prospects for the season and other happenings on Minnesota's deer scene.
- Hopkins police: reward offered in hit and run that killed woman, 75
Police say a hit and run on Hopkins' Main Street on Wednesday has resulted in the death of a 75-year-old woman. Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the driver.
- Northern Minn. wood siding plant takes another step forward, but still not a done deal
A company that Minnesota authorities once hoped would build a wood siding plant on the Iron Range is tempering expectations about its plans and the belief it will create hundreds of new jobs.
- Obama urges a boost in IT spending to secure federal computers
Protecting decades-old systems from hackers is like "trying to put air bags into an old car," the government's chief information officer says. The administration proposes $3.1 billion in upgrades.
- Wisconsin student from Edina accused of assaulting 4 more women
A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month has been charged with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015.
- This bird can remain airborne for 10 months straight
These birds fly from Europe to sub-Saharan Africa, but they don't touch down on the continent. Researchers say new findings raise questions about "when and to what extent swifts need to sleep."
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