5 Things to Know Friday

Pheasant Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 12, 2017 10:47 PM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. Dayton Preps for Pheasant Season


With opening day of pheasant season starting Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton will mark the occasion in Marshall with a community banquet. The banquet is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday evening at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The season officially begins at sunrise on Saturday.

2. St. Thomas to Dedicate New 2-Year College

St. Thomas University will host a dedication for Doughtery Family College, the school's new two-year college. According to the university, the two-year college was designed to expand access to higher education for underserved students.

The event is at 11 a.m. Friday at the University of St. Thomas' Minneapolis campus.

3. California Wildfires Grow

Crew continue to fight wildfires that are raging through California wine country. According to the Associated Press, the fire has grown to 300 square miles, an area as large as New York City.

4. Portion of I-35E to Close

Interstate 35E is set to close between Interstate 694 in Vadnais Heights and I-35 in Columbus. The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic is planned to detour on I-694, I-35W and I-35.

5. Clear Sky, Warm Temps Expected

The Twin Cities can expect to see a clear sky on Friday before showers move in Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 60 degrees.



Ben Rodgers

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