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    New Minnesota poll shows close race for president

    enJune 10, 2024

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    • Minnesota ElectionMinnesota's election is close, with economic concerns and personal preferences influencing voters' decisions. Minnesota ranks high for child well-being but faces challenges in education, and the EV rebate program has seen high demand.

      The Minnesota election race between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump is a close one, with Biden leading by a margin within the poll's error. Meanwhile, issues like economic concerns and personal preferences are influencing voters' decisions. Additionally, Minnesota ranks fifth in the nation for overall child well-being but faces challenges in its education system, as indicated by declining test scores and high chronic absenteeism rates. Lastly, the Minnesota Department of Commerce's EV rebate program has seen significant interest, with over 2,000 Minnesotans receiving rebates and almost 6,000 applications.

    • Canadian border disruptionsOngoing negotiations between the CBSA and border workers union may cause delays and inconvenience for Canadian tourists during the busy summer season

      The Canadian border is experiencing potential disruptions due to ongoing negotiations between the Canadian Border Services Agency and the union representing border workers. This could lead to delays and inconvenience for Canadian tourists during the busy summer season. Meanwhile, in other news, a vessel carrying taconite in Lake Superior safely anchored after reporting flooding. Three Minnesota chefs and a restaurant are finalists at the James Beard awards, and the Professional Women's Hockey League holds its second draft tonight. The Minnesota Lynx, fresh off their championship win, will begin a 10-game home stand tonight against the Colorado Rockies. The Twins also won their game yesterday against the Pirates. The weather forecast predicts sunny skies today with high temperatures in the seventies, followed by cloudy skies and a chance of rain or thunderstorms on Tuesday. In the world of sports, Kayla McBride scored 32 points with seven 3-point shots, leading the Links to an 83-64 victory over the Seattle Storm. The Links currently lead the WNBA's Western Conference with eight wins in 11 games.

    • Minnesota weatherMinnesota's early Monday weather will be pleasant with temperatures ranging from low 70s to low 80s, ideal for those who enjoy mild temperatures, but remember to stay informed as weather can change.

      Minnesota's early Monday weather will be pleasant but not too hot, with temperatures ranging from the low seventies to low eighties. This information was shared in the early Monday edition of Minnesota Today, delivered by Emily Reese. This weather condition is ideal for those who enjoy mild temperatures and can make for a comfortable start to the week. However, it's essential to remember that weather patterns can change, so staying informed about any potential shifts is crucial. This update serves as a reminder to appreciate the present weather while staying prepared for any future changes.

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