MPR News Update for Oct. 6, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
"Fargo," the television show based on the Coen brothers' 1996 film, returns for a second season this Monday. To get prepared, we're studying up on season one and
unloading everything we know about season two.
Somali candidates challenge Rep. Kahn for DFL nod Phyllis Kahn, the longest serving member of the Legislature, says the competition isn't surprising. Her challengers say Kahn is ignoring the needs of the district, particularly its growing Somali population. | Politics
Richfield officer on leave after video showed him hitting teen Richfield police say an officer recorded on a Twitter video apparently slapping a teen on the back of the head during a stop has been placed on paid administrative leave. | Video appears to show MN officer hitting teen
S.C. flooding: 18 dams breached, and death toll rises Gov. Nikki Haley toured the disaster zone today, by helicopter. Afterward, she described it as "disturbing." | Updraft: Rains came too fast to measure
FAA proposes $1.9 million fine against photo company over drone use The Federal Aviation Administration said it was the largest civil penalty the agency has ever proposed after drone use allegedly endangered airspace safety.
Fantasy sports sites face questions about games' integrity Two leading fantasy sports companies are promising to protect "the integrity of the games" they offer customers, after an employee released lineup information early. | Is it time to make fantasy sports illegal?
Climate change is not our fault Humans changed Earth's climate by mistake, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But not doing everything we can now that we know it's happening — that would be our failure as a species.
3M closing the book on its e-library service 3M has given up trying to topple the leading electronic book provider, Cleveland-based Overdrive. The Twin Cities-based company said it would sell the operation to an investor group. | Business
Hillary Clinton's gun proposals expose Democratic divide The Democratic presidential candidate says she would act through executive action to close the "gun-show loophole" and tighten Internet sales, if Congress doesn't act. | Election 2016
'Twilight' author rewrites the original, but swaps characters' genders Readers have criticized Stephenie Meyer for her "damsel in distress" protagonist, Bella Swan. For a 10th anniversary edition, Meyer swapped the genders in her vampiric love story. | The Thread
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