MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From a vote that may end nurses’ strike to Bob Dylan winning a Nobel Prize, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Oct. 13.
Twin Cities nurses will either accept or reject the latest contract offer from Allina Health. The deal came after a nearly 17-hour negotiating session at the Governor’s residence earlier this week. Union leaders say they support the deal, which addresses health insurance changes, staffing and workplace safety. The strike at five Twin Cities hospitals started back on Labor Day.
Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. This is the first time the award has been given to someone primarily seen as a musician. The Swedish Academy cited the Minnesota born Dylan for having quote “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan has been performing for more than 50 years. His latest album, Fallen Angels, just came out in May.
Mission To Mars
With about three months left in his administration, President Obama is making one last push to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. The White House is co-sponsoring a one-day brainstorming session in Pittsburgh that’s bringing together some of the nation’s top scientific minds. The conference will allow the Obama administration to tout new developments that will help in the journey to Mars.
It’s the night Prince fans have been waiting for. Some of the biggest stars in the music industry are in St. Paul for a Prince Tribute concert at the X. The big headliners tonight include Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, and Chaka Khan. Minnesota’s own Mint Condition is also taking the stage.