MPR News Update for Jan. 26, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Gov. Mark Dayton detailed his plan to spend $10 billion over 10 years to mend, improve and generally tackle the state's transportation woes. | Capitol View
- Eagan police: 'Cops and robbers' led to accidental shooting of boy, 13
"Horrible accident": A 15-year-old playing with a gun found at home thought it was unloaded. He unintentionally pulled the trigger, killing his 13-year-old brother, Eagan police say.
- Northeast braces for massive blizzard
Blizzard warnings have been issued all the way from the New Jersey shore to coastal New England from Monday afternoon through late Tuesday. | Thousands of flights canceled
- Medtronic closes Covidien deal, crosses the pond
Twin Cities-based Medtronic is expected to officially become an Irish enterprise on Monday. | Business
- Suspect charged in killing of Cottage Grove High School teacher
Bailey Garcia, 19, of Pine Springs faces a single count of second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of art teacher and bar owner David Frigaard.
- DNA blood test gives women a new option for prenatal screening
The simple test is less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but also doesn't tell as much about fetal health. | Health
- A Beautiful World: Leaving a (written) legacy
Writing a "legacy letter" or an ethical will offers the means to share thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams with future generations.
- Citywide curbside composting coming to Minneapolis
City residents will support the program through an additional service charge of $3.40 per month -- regardless of whether they participate. | Environment
- Police data show many circumstances lead to deadly force
Police in Minnesota have shot and killed at least 60 people since 2008. The stories behind the numbers show the myriad ways these sometimes-volatile encounters can turn deadly. | Fatal encounters: What happened? Who, where and how
- Minnesota Writers Week: William Kent Krueger
The novelist and crime writer is something of a St. Paul icon. For years, you could find him in booth No. 4 at the St. Clair Broiler, working on his latest book. | Meet more Minnesota writers
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