MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, Feb. 19. They include a new attitude toward birth control from the Pope, and a landmark day for local hockey enthusiasts.
Drone Deadline Is Here
Friday marks the deadline for drone owners to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration. It applies to you if your drone is more than half a pound and less than 55 pounds, used recreationally and purchased before Dec. 21, 2015. Those purchased after that date must register before using it outside.
Pope Eases Stance On Artificial Conception
In the midst of a global Zika virus epidemic, Pope Francis is easing his views on artificial conception. He says women who are at risk could use it, and that “avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil.” Babies in Brazil have been born with abnormally small heads to Zika-infected mothers.
‘Organic’ Pot Caught In Legal Catch-22
On Friday, Colorado will look at a proposal to create a new “pesticide-free” system for marijuana labeling. If it becomes law, Colorado would be the first legal weed state to tighten the rules for advertising pot products as organic. The tricky part is that organic certification is overseen by the federal government. And since they consider pot illegal, Colorado couldn’t label it organic.
Stadium Series Set For Sunday
TCF Bank Stadium is making hockey history this weekend with the 2016 NHL Stadium Series. The Wild will face off against the Chicago Blackhawks in their first-ever outdoor game at The Bank on Sunday.