4 Things To Know: North Korea’s Possible Nuclear Test, 9/11 Anniversary & More

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From North Korea being assessed for a possible nuclear test to the 15th anniversary of 9/11, here are the four stories to know for Friday, Sept. 9.

North Korea’s Possible Nuclear Test

The White House is assessing whether North Korea conducted its fifth and largest nuclear test. The development comes after the U.S. geological survey recorded a 5.3 magnitude seismic event near the North’s known nuclear site this morning. President Barack Obama had just wrapped up his final trip to Asia as president. He warned of tougher sanctions against the nation over its nuclear program.

9/11 Anniversary

This Sunday will mark 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. President Barack Obama will deliver remarks at the Pentagon. In New York, two columns of light will shine in remembrance of the attacks, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 Americans. Three of those victims were from Minnesota.

Striking Nurses To Hold Blood Drive

On the fifth day of their strike, Twin Cities nurses will host a blood drive. Nurses from United Hospital and the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation have arranged for the Red Cross to host it between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.. It’ll be at the labor federation’s office, that’s in St. Paul. Thousands of nurses walked off the job Monday over failed contract negotiations with Allina Health.

iPhone Orders

You can officially order an iPhone 7. Preorders start today for the new 7 and 7 Plus models. Both promise better battery performance, water-resistance, improved power and a better camera. If you want to buy the phone in stores — you’ll have to wait until next week.


One Comment

  1. **** says:

    (dereliction of duty)
    the shameful failure to fulfill one’s obligations.

    aren’t the nurses on strike and if not doing that, shouldn’t they be at work doing pt care and not doing other things like this blood drive… why don’t they go to mexico on vacation also while they are at it…?…they have the time…

  2. **** says:

    report on- to know about Obama’s concern on Korea’s nuclear test…how about a report ‘to know’ about the $33bil Obama paid out to Iran[who also is buyding a nuclear program or has one] without congress approval or clear explanation what it was for…THATS A NEED TO KNOW!

    1. **** says:

      Iran is building-not buyding-a nuclear program
      what do you think Iran will do with $33 billion from Obama’s administrationn.

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