MPR News Update for Aug. 8, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
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Bob Collins on NewsCut... It will be 80 degrees and partly cloudy tonight when the Vikings kick off their first preseason game, against the Oakland Raiders... There's still time to start plotting your Minnesota weekend.
U.S. launches airstrikes in Iraq The Pentagon said that two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. Related: FAA prohibits U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq
Marty Seifert on why he's running for governor In the final interview of the series, All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks with Marty Seifert of Marshall.
Next week's primary: Who's your candidate? Which candidate's views best align with yours? Take our Select-A-Candidate quiz to find out.
Got weekend plans? Garlic ice cream and baseball road trips There's still time to start planning Your Minnesota Weekend: This time around, you can start with blues in Duluth and end up with Chekhov.
Protesting Kevin Love, Minnesota-style From the NewsCut blog: Twin Cities comedian Mike Brody protests Kevin Love's trade to Cleveland.
Minneapolis ranked 6th friendliest to facial hair Take THAT, Seattle and Austin!
The snow day: A thing of the past for Duluth schoolkids? The Duluth News Tribune reports that Duluth school administrators are considering a philosophical shift away from closing schools for the entire day when there's a storm -- they lost 8 days of school last year -- and, instead, start school two hours late.
Weekend roads: Main stretch of I-35W closing for road work The closure is needed while crews survey 35W for a road construction project between 46th Street and I-94 scheduled for the summer of 2017.
State abortion laws face a new round of legal challenges States led by anti-abortion governors and legislatures have been passing a broad array of measures over the past few years aimed at making the procedure more difficult for women to obtain.
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