MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From Minnesota’s one-day special session to Boeing 787’s amazing take-off, here are your four stories to know for Friday, June 12.
Three weeks of drama between state lawmakers is nearing an end. Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have signed an agreement to hold a one-day special session Friday.
Lawmakers will convene at 10 o’clock this morning at the State Office Building. The goal: pass a budget and avoid a shutdown.
The agreement didn’t come easy. Democrats pushed back against Dayton because they were not allowed to change any of the bills.
Zimbabwe Phasing Out Bizarre Hyper-Inflated Currency
That will be $35 quadrillion please. No seriously … that hyper-inflated amount is why Zimbabwe is phasing out its local currency starting Monday.
Foreign currencies like the U.S. dollar and South African will be used.
Most have been using both since 2009.
Zimbabweans can now exchange bank accounts of up to 175 quadrillion dollars for five US dollars.
Let’s Go Team USA!
The USA Women’s World Cup team needs to beat Sweden. That way they set themselves on a much easier path through the knockout stage.
A loss would mean very long distance travel, no rest and harder path to the podium.
Game time is tonight at 7 p.m.
Rehearsal video (shown above) from Boeing was released ahead of the Paris air show showing off their 787 Dreamliner.
The Vietnam Airlines plane soars over Moses Lake, Washington making impressive banks and ascents.
Some pilots are calling this eye candy – but remind viewers the plane was light because of no passengers and likely had a very light fuel load.