GOP candidates for governor debate ahead of August primary Four Republican candidates for governor meet at the MPR News studios to discuss the important issues facing the state and to make their case to the voters ahead of the primaries on August 12. MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy moderates.5:50 p.m.
State minimum wage to increase Aug. 1 The state minimum wage will increase Friday to $8.00 an hour for large Minnesota employers. That's the first of three increases scheduled to roll out by August 2016.5:54 p.m.
A Market And A School Come Under Fire During A Violent Day In Gaza
An explosion rocked a crowded Gaza market during what was expected to be a lull in the fighting. Earlier in the day a United Nations school was hit by what U.N. officials say was Israeli artillery fire, killing at least 15 people. Meanwhile, rocket fire from Gaza continues to be fired into Israel.
Fast Growth Does Little To Budge Fed's Caution — For Now
Federal Reserve policymakers are announcing that the Fed plans to leave short-term interest rates at a level near zero. This, despite an economy that grew at a surprisingly strong 4 percent annual rate in the most recent quarter.
Grocery Chain Workers Want Their CEO Back
Arthur T. Demoulas, chief executive of the New England grocery chain Market Basket, was pushed out by his cousin in a boardroom struggle. Protesting employees have brought business to a standstill.
'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back
Syfy channel has cornered the market on a new kind of film: a movie that's played completely straight, but constructed to look cheesy and easy to ridicule. The best example? Sharknado 2, the sequel to a film so bad it became huge success. Can the network strike gold twice by being stupid on purpose?