MPR News Update for April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
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- Southwest light rail cost estimate jumps to $2B
Officials blame ground conditions and soil contamination for much of the $341 million additional cost. Gov. Dayton says he's "shocked and appalled" by the news.
- State costs soar to $7M as bird flu outbreak worsens
The scope of the outbreak has nearly doubled in the last week alone. Nearly 50 Minnesota turkey farms had been hit as of Friday, costing farmers almost three million birds. | Where avian flu in Minnesota stands
- More than 4,000 dead in Nepal as earthquake toll rises
Aftershocks are rattling survivors' nerves and making the recovery even more challenging. In one district, 400,000 people were affected by the quake and more than 4,000 homes are now unsafe. | NewsCut: Drone video raises key question
- Minnesotan wants pardon, compensation in Dubai parody video case
Shezanne Cassim of Woodbury says he has faced difficulty getting a job in the United States because he now has a criminal record.
- Legal battle over gay marriage hits the Supreme Court Tuesday
People have been lining up for days hoping they will be among the lucky ones to get a seat for Tuesday's historic arguments.
- Feds say it's time to cut back on fluoride in drinking water
Excess fluoride consumption is leading to tiny white marks on many people's teeth. It's mainly a cosmetic problem, but one that could be solved by lowering the fluoride in drinking water. | Health
- Stillwater police searching for missing woman
Abbey Russell's family said it was unusual for her not to contact anyone for a few hours and reported her missing around 2 a.m. Saturday.
- Presidents of NPR, MPR answer listener questions
Listen to Jarl Mohn and Jon McTaggart answer questions about editorial coverage and diversity in public media.
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