Sam's Top 5 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. Ariana Grande responds to concert attack, says she's 'so so sorry,' reportedly suspends world tour

Fox News: At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the United Kingdom city of Manchester on Monday.

Ariana Grande tweeted a short message following the tragedy, stating she was "broken" and speechless.

Her manager, Scooter Braun, also tweeted expressing his thoughts following the attack.

"Tonight, our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack," Braun wrote. "We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act. We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester's first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives. We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers."

Grande's reps confirmed the star was "OK" after the attack. The rep added, "we are further investigating what happened.”

Grande has a concert scheduled on Thursday at the O2 Arena, but according to TMZ she has indefinitely suspended her world tour. 

2. Lawmakers Head to Special Session with Tentative Budget Deal

Kstp: State GOP leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton reached a tentative budget agreement late Monday night as Dayton called for a brief special session to finish a deal by Wednesday morning. The special session began at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning as the 2017 regular session adjourned.

Lawmakers will likely work through the night on Tuesday to meet the new 7 a.m. Wednesday deadline, but Dayton could still extend that deadline if necessary.

The Legislature worked around the clock over the weekend to start piecing together a new, $45 billion-plus spending package, sending bills to Dayton to fund agricultural programs, courts and public safety agencies, public colleges and more. But the Republican-controlled Legislature and Dayton were still struggling to find agreement on the bulk of the budget, like funding for public schools, cuts to health care services and $660 million in tax breaks.

The tentative agreement does include those tax breaks, as well as a $990 million bonding bill. That bill allocated $300 million for transportation and $70 million for transit. Money for the transportation bill will come from existing tax revenue on auto parts, not license tab fee increases that had previously been considered.

3. Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

Associated Press: The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.

Two barrels, or 84 gallons (320 liters), spilled due to a leaky flange at a pipeline terminal in Watford City on March 3, according to the state's Health Department. A flange is the section connecting two sections of pipeline. Oil flow was immediately cut off and the spill was contained on site. Contaminated snow and soil were removed. No people, wildlife or waterways were affected, according to the department's environmental health database.

The leak was on a line operated by a connecting shipper on the Dakota Access pipeline, said Vicki Granado, spokeswoman for Texas-based Dakota Access developer Energy Transfer Partners.

4. Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

 AP: A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said Monday.

The San Francisco County coroner's office identified the dead man as Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., 37.

Matt Conens, a spokesman for the California Department of Public Health, declined to release further information on the death, the condition of the other victims, or the status and extent of the investigation into the weeks-old outbreak.

Tests have confirmed the botulism toxin was present in nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station in the Sacramento suburb of Walnut Grove, the state health agency said Monday in a statement.

The agency said last week the container and cheese dip were removed May 5, and that authorities believe the contamination posed no further risk to the public.

Spokesmen for the state health agency said they did not immediately whether authorities think the contamination occurred at the station or were checking other gas stations and the maker of the cheese sauce.

Wisconsin-based food distributor Gehl Foods said in a statement that it had been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the company's nacho cheese was among the products that inspectors had seized at the gas station, the Sacramento Bee reported.

5. Former Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson is selling his Eden Prairie home for $695,000.

Pioneer press: The 4,167 square foot, five-bedroom home, which Peterson bought for $665,000 after joining the Vikings in 2007, comes with a room that has a purple wall and a team logo. That could be just the thing for a die-hard fan.

After 10 years with the Vikings, Peterson was not brought back as free agent and signed last month with New Orleans. The Saints open the season at Minnesota on Sept. 11 on “Monday Night Football.”

There’s no word on whether any potential sales offer could include Peterson stopping by then at his old digs to meet a new owner.


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