MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — From the latest on Hurricane Matthew to the second presidential debate, here are the four stories to know for Friday, Oct. 7.
Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on Florida as it starts taking aim at the southeastern U.S. coast. The category 3 hurricane, which moved north from the Bahamas yesterday, is hitting the state with heavy rain, powerful winds and storm surge. The deadly storm is expected to bring similar conditions to Georgia tonight — before moving onto the Carolinas and out to sea this weekend.
2nd Presidential Debate
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue gearing up for their second presidential debate. Trump held an hour long town hall event in New Hampshire yesterday…but insists he wasn’t practicing. Clinton spoke at fundraisers in New York. The candidates face off this Sunday in Saint Louis.
Nobel Peace Prize
The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. He won the award for his efforts to end a civil war that killed more than 200,000 Colombians. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the award should also be seen “as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace.”
Oktoberfest On MN State Fairgrounds
Grab your lederhosen and head out to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for Twin Cities Oktoberfest. The celebration runs today and tomorrow and features music, food, games and, of course, beer. Tickets are $30.