MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From Black Lives Matter St. Paul meeting with the city’s mayor to a government shutdown avoided, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Oct. 1.

BLM To Meet With St. Paul Mayor

The group Black Lives Matter St. Paul will meet with Mayor Chris Coleman Thursday.

This after the governor, St. Paul Police and the city attorney spoke out about the planned protest for Sunday. They say protestors could face arrest if they interfere.

Gov. Mark Dayton has asked to meet with Black Lives Matter ahead of the marathon as well.

Twin Cities in Motion says they’ve been advised by city officials to go on with the race as planned.

No Government Shutdown

A federal government shutdown has been avoided for now.

Hours before midnight, the House passed a bill funding without any provisions to defund Planned Parenthood. But the bill will only keep the government running through Dec. 11.

Congressional leaders and the White House have started broader talks to work on a longer-term budget deal.

Hurricane Joaquin

Joaquin is now a category 3 hurricane.

Right now it’s approaching the central islands of the Bahamas. It’s on a projected track to hit the East Coast by the weekend.

It’s producing winds reaching 115 mph over the Atlantic Ocean and the National Hurricane Center says Joaquin will continue to strengthen.

Virginia has already issued a state of emergency.

Wild Preseason

It’s the Minnesota Wild’s last preseason game Thursday night. They’ll take on the Buffalo Sabres at the Xcel Energy Center.

Then it’s only one week before the regular season opener in Denver.

If you do go to Thursday’s game, be sure to sign our more than names flag as we continue to support Minnesota military members and their families.


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