4 Things To Know: Mpls. Minimum Wage, Gene Wilder, Tim Tebow & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the Minneapolis minimum wage vote heading to the Minnesota Supreme Court to the death of Gene Wilder, here is a look at the top four stories from Aug. 30, 2016.

Mpls. Minimum Wage Vote Heads To Minn. Supreme Court

The Minnesota Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether a $15 minimum wage question should be on the city of Minneapolis ballot in November.

The city is appealing a ruling from a Hennepin County Judge and does not want the question on the ballot.

The City’s Attorney said minimum wage is an issue that should be regulated by ordinance, not by a charter amendment.

Brock Turner To Be Released From Jail

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner is scheduled to be released from jail on Friday.

Turner was convicted of raping a woman and sentenced to six months in jail and three years probation, a penalty that sparked outrage across the country.

If he is released this week he will have completed just half of his sentence.

The World Remembers Gene Wilder

The world is mourning the death of actor Gene Wilder.

Wilder starred in the classic Mel Brooks films “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein.” However, He’s probably best known for playing the title character in 1971’s “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

He died from complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Wilder was 83-years-old.

Tebow Pulls A Jordan, Heads To Baseball Field

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will showcase his baseball skills for MLB teams in Los Angeles Tuesday.

He’s been training for the last several months since his last time playing baseball on a regular basis was in 2004, his junior year of high school in Florida.

Tebow has been a broadcaster with ESPN since he left his three-season career with the NFL.


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