MPR News Update for Jan. 30, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
- St. Paul chief: Cops forced to shoot as guns, dangers escalate
Guns on the street and encounters with violent, mentally ill and drug addicted people explain the uptick in St. Paul's officer-involved fatal shootings, Police Chief Thomas Smith says. | Latest shooting puts St. Paul police under scrutiny
- Johnson leaves lesson plan for Mpls. schools, but will it be used?
Bernadeia Johnson leaves behind a plan to close the achievement gap and a debate about whether her plan should be scrapped. | Education
- Mayor's move shut out St. Paul public works finalists
St. Paul leaders were interviewing three public works director candidates just days before Mayor Chris Coleman intervened to hire Council President Kathy Lantry, who hadn't applied for the job.
- Dayton proposes $35M increase in mental health support
Mental health advocates praised the two-year proposal, which pumps new money into prevention and early intervention programs, improves access to treatment and expands community support for recovery. | PoliGraph takes on Dayton's budget
- Jury deliberations continue in Toyota Camry case
If jurors find there was a design defect, they must then decide if it directly caused injuries to those hurt or killed when Koua Fong Lee crashed into another car in 2006. | NewsCut: Let's remember Koua Fong Lee
- Game on: What to expect when Minneapolis hosts Super Bowl 2018
Minnesota gets its chance to shine again in 2018, when the Super Bowl heads to Minneapolis. | One man's moral case against football
- Beethoven takes over Fargo-Moorhead
Beethoven Fest begins with a performance Saturday night at the North Dakota State University Festival Concert Hall featuring the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.
- This is not your uncle's taxidermy
Taxidermy art traces its roots to Minnesota -- and Robert Marbury has been part of it from the beginning. Now he's written a book about it. | The Daily Circuit
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