MPR News Update for Aug. 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thrill Day at the State Fair:
Fire, crashes and utter mayhem, in photos ... 'Fargo' took home two Emmys last night, don'tchaknow ... This week in weather: Look forward to cool temps with a smattering of rain
Ford dump site along Mississippi: Should it be cleaned up? Before hazardous waste laws existed, the auto manufacturer dumped paint waste and other material at the site near the Mississippi.
Achievement gap persists in statewide MCA test scores; slight improvement overall State education officials hope steady growth in math, reading and science scores over the last several years will help all students in the future.
The secret to preparing a sheep for a show Becky Tonne of Grenada, Minn., raises Suffolk sheep. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with her at the Minnesota State Fair about how she prepares her sheep to show.
13 Vines that will make you feel like you're at the Minnesota State Fair Photojournalist Jeffrey Thompson spent the day at the Minnesota State Fair and captured the sights and sounds in six-second Vine videos. There were smells, too, but you'll have to take his word on that one.
News Cut: Et tu, Ricky? Minnesota Timberwolves fans were able to go three days without fretting that a team star (first Kevin Love, now Ricky Rubio?) didn't want to be here anymore.
Best Buy posts mixed results in 2Q The consumer electronics company's adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short.
Apple announces iPhone 5 battery replacement program Apple announces a program to replace malfunctioning batteries in some of its popular iPhone 5 cellular phones.
Alzheimer's reveals couple's strength of marriage Banker White moved back to Boston to care for his mother after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. And then he did what filmmakers do. He filmed.
Dayton calls for halt to Fargo-Moorhead diversion, wants Minnesota review first In a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gov. Mark Dayton said agency should not allow the project to proceed until Minnesota can complete an environmental impact statement.
Increased security greets arriving University of Minnesota students Students could also encounter rowdier Sundays when the Minnesota Vikings play at TCF Bank Stadium.
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