While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.
With many people taking Friday off and turning Independence Day into a long holiday weekend, Metro Transit and suburban transit providers are expecting fewer riders and are adjusting service to reflect decreased demand. That could catch some commuters off guard as the official holiday is not until Saturday.
Leif Carlson, of Jefferson Community School, and Peter Bohacek, of Henry Sibley High School, were among 108 teachers that will each receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will meet with members of the president's administration.
We should be counting our blessings, atmospheric and otherwise. The same bloated heat-pump high pressure ridge responsible for drought, fire and hundreds of weather records out west is keeping our winds blowing from the west to northwest, a wind flow that makes it impossible for the hottest, steamiest air of summer to reach Minnesota anytime soon, at least looking out into the 3rd week of July. I'm starting to think we'll escape the worst of the heat this summer - that's the trend.