MPR News Update for April 27
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Good morning! Cloudy with a chance of snow north (we in the Twin Cities already saw a few flakes this morning). Patchy or light freezing drizzle in the south this morning. Highs in the lower 30s north to mid-40s south. The race for governor is getting even more crowded. Republican Matt Dean announced today he's in the race. He's an architect and former House majority leader first elected to the House in 2004.
Here's who else is in the running so far. | Forecast | Updraft weather blog
Hodges rescinds appointment of north Minneapolis precinct inspector Hours after her police chief announced staff changes, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges overruled Chief Janee Harteau on one of them. | Justice faults police response in 2015 Minneapolis protests
Scarsella gets 15 years for shooting 5 at Jamar Clark protest "I don't believe for a second you wore a mask that night because it was cold," the judge told Allen Scarsella as she sentenced him for shooting five black men protesting the 2015 police killing of Jamar Clark. | Why did Scarsella get 15 years for shooting 5? Because he's white, critics say
White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills.
Trump tells Canada and Mexico he will renegotiate, not withdraw from NAFTA The White House said that President Trump spoke by phone with the leaders of Canada and Mexico Wednesday, and "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time."
Minn. businesses find a lot to like in Trump's tax cut They argue it has the potential to spur investment, create jobs and otherwise boost the state and national economies. | Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit
Dayton lays out veto threats Republican lawmakers say instead of listing his unacceptable items that would lead to a veto, Gov. Mark Dayton should be more involved in negotiations.
United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000 United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking --
the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane.
Art Hounds: The birth of the cancan in 'Le Petit Moulin' This week on Art Hounds, Collide Theatrical Dance Company takes audiences to a Parisian nightclub, community theaters compete in AACTFest, and Kiese Laymon reads at The Loft. | Arts & Culture
28 ways to celebrate Indie Bookstore Day in Minnesota Despite many stories of bookstores' demise over the last decade, Minnesota is actually ringing in this Indie Bookstore Day with more bookstores than last year. | The Thread
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