MPR News Update for Aug. 28, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A Minneapolis city panel has agreed to
support the Southwest light rail project, despite some doubts ... Meet Flamenco, Mike Moszer's Peruvian horse, at the State Fair ... Tonight: DNR to discuss walleye decline (New Brighton, 6:30 p.m.)
St. Paul officer shoots, kills suspect on West Side St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith said officers responded to frantic 911 calls about a man acting violently.
From today's Daily Circuit: Four chefs share State Fair secrets MPR's Kerri Miller hosted four chefs at the MPR State Fair booth today to talk food: Andrew Zimmern, Amy Thielen, Lenny Russo and Ann Kim. | Related: What's left to say about food at the State Fair? Plenty, it turns out
FBI official: People recently left Minnesota to fight in Syria People living in Minnesota continue to travel overseas to fight for terrorist organizations in Syria, the top FBI official in Minneapolis said Thursday. | Related: Who are the Westerners fighting in Syria?
Ukrainian president says Russian troops have entered his country again Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russian troops entered his country on Thursday. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reminds us that these reports of incursions are not new.
How Foster Farms is solving the case of the mystery salmonella A peek inside the anti-salmonella campaign of California's biggest chicken producer.
Lifetime promises to bring out the 'strong black woman' in white women Lifetime's new show Girlfriend Intervention is not subtle about its message. Its premise is four black women giving a makeover to a white woman on the theory that, as they put it, "Trapped inside of every white girl is a strong black woman ready to bust out."
LIVE | On Friday's Daily Circuit: Gary Eichten and cast of A Prairie Home Companion Gary Eichten hosts Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman on the Carousel Park stage during "MPR Day" at the Minnesota State Fair. | Full State Fair coverage
China warns U.S. over surveillance flights Beijing has rejected U.S. claims that one of its fighter jets acted recklessly in intercepting a U.S. Navy maritime patrol plane in the South China Sea last week.
A California mall with two minimum wages There's a mall in California that straddles two cities. Here's what happened when workers on one side of the mall started making 25 percent more because one city voted to raise the minimum wage.
Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.
An icy solution to the mystery of the slithering stones A century ago, miners working in California's Death Valley reported seeing boulders on the desert floor with long trails behind them. No one ever saw what moved them. Now scientists think they've solved the mystery.
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