3 Finalists Selected For DNR License Plate Contest; Audio ExcerptThree finalists have been selected to be the potential new look for the Minnesota State Parks and Trails license plate. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say voting for the new plate started Monday and will close at 5 p.m. Monday, July 4. A winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 6.
Nearly 9,000 Without Power In West Metro Area; Audio ExcerptNearly 9,000 customers of Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association are without power Friday morning. The company's Facebook page says that customers in the west metro from Plymouth to Maple Grove are experiencing the power outage. They report a crane knocked down a line near 494 and Bass Lake Road.
Official: Attorney General Loretta Lynch Will Accept Prosecutor Call On Clinton Email Case; Audio ExcerptA Justice Department official says Attorney General Loretta Lynch “expects to accept” whatever recommendation career prosecutors make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of emails. This revelation comes amid a controversy surrounding a private discussion Lynch had aboard her plane on the tarmac at a Phoenix airport Monday with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Two More Top Aides Quit De Blasio Administration; Audio ExcerptTwo more of Mayor de Blasio’s top aides headed for the exits Thursday. Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced she planned to retire, while Nilda Mesa, who heads the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, said she wanted to “spend time with her family and explore new opportunities,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office. The departures were the third and fourth made public in the past two days.
$415M (Mega Millions), $243M (Powerball) Up For Grabs; Audio ExcerptNeed a little extra cash to take on a summer vacation? If you win the current Mega Millions jackpot — $415 million and likely to climb — you could take all your friends, too. The $415 million jackpot is now the third highest in the game’s history.
Dozens Of New Laws Go Into Effect In Connecticut; Audio ExcerptMore than 60 new laws passed by the state legislature took effect on Friday. Included in those were efforts to tackle an opioid crisis and ramp up security at community colleges. Also starting July 1, state-run community college officers will be allowed to carry firearms.