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A 'punch' against the cartels Nicknamed Operation Exile, the arrests began early Thursday morning led by a coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement officers in seven counties across the state, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said. More arrests and charges are coming, he added.
Details on Abdullahi Charif's drowning The seventh-grader at St. Louis Park Middle School, was removed from life support on March 1, two days after his gym teacher pulled him from the bottom of the 9-foot-deep end of a pool.
Minimum wage hike stirs worry The costs are real and documented in economic literature. But not many economists believe the downsides to raising the minimum wage exceed the benefits. Still, some business owners worry.
'Bee safe' plants generate a buzz Gardeners shopping for plants this spring at Bachman's nurseries will find some new signs in the soil. The company will begin telling customers which of its plants are safe for bees.
Maybe Target Field should have had a roof Last night's temperature at Target Field at game time was 31 degrees, the coldest temperature ever recorded at the start of a game at the stadium. Good times for the announced crowd of 20,698, most of whom weren't actually there.
Avalanche leave Wild gasping in overtime The Wild spent the final period trying to play a prevent defense, not allowing the Avalanche to take advantage of their quickness. But it wasn't enough as Colorado beat Minnesota 5-4 in overtime.
Hundreds remain missing as South Korean ferry sinks The overturned South Korean ship's keel, which had been floating just above the surface of the water, disappeared below the waves at day's end. Officials were trying to determine how best to deploy cranes, which are now at the scene, in an effort to raise the ferry.
Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant She announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Simply, it is Minnesota news on your schedule. The MPR News Update brings you up to speed with the state's top news, the best of our blogs and smart talk radio in the format that fits you best. Subscribe to Phil's podcast or read Hart's take on the best from mprnews.org.
Phil Picardi newscasts weekday mornings and occasionally fills in as Morning Edition host when Cathy Wurzer is away. His duties include compiling, writing and delivering newscasts, sending out a morning news headlines text, and writing news banner headlines and news stories for air later in the day.
Hart is the morning online editor at MPR News. Previously, he wrote the newsroom blog at City Pages in Minneapolis; edited national news for Internet Broadcasting in St. Paul; was a photojournalist in Connecticut and on the Texas-Mexico border; and a newspaper reporter in New Hampshire.