MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the top stories to know about for Tuesday, August 2. They include President Obama’s comments about a growing controversy surrounding presidential candidate Donald Trump, and one of the most neighborly days of the year.
Mille Lacs County Flooding
Flood damage assessment will continue in Mille Lacs County after storms brought torrential rainfall early last month. Benton, Kanabec, and Morrison counties are also requesting state disaster assistance. Staff from the Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division will visit those areas to determine dollar estimates.
Obama, McCain Weigh In On Trump’s Comments
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s feud with the parents of a Muslim-American soldier who died in Iraq continues to grow. Republican Sen. John McCain and war veterans join the chorus of condemnation after Trump attacked the couple for criticizing him at the Democratic convention. President Obama added his voice to the debate at an event in Atlanta, saying, in part, no one has given more for our freedom than our Gold Star families.
Many Say College Costs Still Worth It
Is the high cost of college tuition worth it? Most Americans say it is. Eighty-nine percent of college graduates say their tuition was a good investment, and 73 percent of all Americans believe college is worth the money. The Bankrate.com study also found 62 percent of Americans support making college free.
National Night Out Nationwide
Tuesday is National Night Out. The nationwide event encourages people to get out in the community, hold block parties and get to know your neighbors. It’s designed as a way to cut down on crime. Minneapolis has more than 1,500 parties planned, and police will be trying to visit as many as possible.