MPR News Update for Dec. 19
Friday, December 19, 2014
Good morning! We might have a White Christmas after all — we could get hit with a winter storm next week. | Forecast
- Minnesota reports 2nd flu death of season
Officials would not provide any details, nor would they say if the child had any other health problems. | How to protect yourself and others
- Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths
Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. | Health
- Surly Brewing taps to start flowing in new age of beer
Three years after pushing for a change in liquor laws to allow breweries to sell directly to the public, Surly is opening what owner Omar Ansari calls "a destination brewery." | Photos: Taproom ready to open the doors
- Four Minnesota laws that start Jan. 1
Many laws passed during the 2014 Minnesota legislative session take effect Jan. 1. Here's a look at a few of the more interesting changes.
- In its 30th year, Mpls. march honors the homeless
Holding signs marked with the names and ages of the 158 dead, the marchers walked two miles through Minneapolis.
- After embarrassing audit, education group tries to rebuild its reputation
Faced with past financial mismanagement and a $1.3 million deficit, Technology, Information and Education Services wants to hold on to the 49 school districts its serves. | Education
- Judge allows consumers' claims against Target to continue
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that the consumers suing Target over last year's data breach can proceed with most of their claims, based on consumer protection laws. | Business
- Photos: Bentleyville lights up Duluth
Billed as America's largest free walk-through lighting display, Bentleyville is one big Christmas lights show in the Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth.
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