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Officer shot and killed; suspect captured after shootout Mendota Heights police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed Wednesday in West St. Paul during what police are calling a routine traffic stop. By nightfall, authorities had captured a suspect they sought in the killing.
Chaotic scene, then massive manhunt Kimberly Alley was on her way back to work when she saw a woman jump out of an SUV, screaming that a police officer had been shot. "I pulled around and there was a nurse giving him chest compressions and he was not doing very well," she said.
Nienstedt's says he's staying put In a one-on-one interview with MPR News, Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt defended his decisions on several abuse cases, but said he was caught off guard with the immensity of recent news reports about his actions. "I, in a sense, didn't see the forest for the trees," he said.
Ebola: Is it a threat to Minnesota? With deadly diseases just a plane ride away these days, we wondered what the likelihood is that we could see a case of Ebola in this country. The director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer.
Debate: GOP candidates for governor Wednesday's debate was the first time in a month that the four candidates -- Marty Seifert, Kurt Zellers, Scott Honour and Jeff Johnson -- had been featured in a public forum or debate. It also came one day after campaign finance reports were released.
Photos: Target Field gets ready for Paul McCartney Getting Target Field ready for Paul McCartney's Saturday concert has been a multi-day process--building a giant stage in the outfield is just one of many steps being taken to welcome thousands of music fans to the home field of the Minnesota Twins.
Circus Juventas: 'We're staying in St. Paul' Circus Juventas is now moving on to the next option, which includes a smaller renovation of the main building, and then possibly in five to 10 years establishing a second site in the Twin Cities for classes and performances.
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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.