MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From Donald Trump doubling down on immigration proposals to changing attitudes on marijuana, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Sept. 1.
Trump’s Immigration Plans
Donald Trump is doubling down on his hardline immigration proposals. He unveiled his 10-point plan for immigration reform in Arizona Wednesday. Some ideas include getting Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern border and creating a deportation force to deal with undocumented immigrants who commit crimes. The address came hours after Trump flew to Mexico to meet with the country’s president. Hillary Clinton criticized the meeting as a “photo op.”
Marijuana Use & Changing Attitudes
More American adults are using marijuana and attitudes about the drug are shifting. According to a new study, fewer people think of pot as harmful. Data from 2014 shows a little over 13 percent light up. The study couldn’t say WHY more people are smoking pot, but researchers say the trend comes as more states are legalizing medical forms of the drug.
Road Near ‘U Of M’ To Reopen
After being closed for more than 2 years, a stretch of road near Fairview hospital in Minneapolis will re-open Thursday afternoon. The Parks and Rec Board says West River Parkway from 4th Street South to East 24th Street will re-open at 4:30 p.m. Back in 2014, record rainfall and saturated soil caused a steep, 100 foot section of the west bank of the Mississippi River to fail. There are now five new retaining walls and new underground drain tiles.
Finnegans Brew Company Day
Governor Mark Dayton has declared Thursday Finnegans Brew Company Day! It’s in honor of the beer maker’s 16th birthday and for its community impact. Finnegans has contributed more than one million dollars in profits to its community fund — which helps feed the hungry.