MPR News Update for April 20, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Capitol is in tough shape after more than 100 Minnesota winters. Meet Mark Wickstrom. He's one of a handful of carvers climbing around outside the building as part of restoration efforts.
- Feds charge six Minnesotans with trying to join ISIS
The complaint alleges some of the men were in touch with Abdi Nur, a Twin Cities man who left the country last year and has been presumed fighting with ISIS. | Called to Fight
- Ethiopia's Desisa wins Boston Marathon; Kenya's Rotich first among women
Yemane Adhane Tsegay, also of Ethiopia, finished second in the men's elite division; Kenyan Wilson Chebet finished third. Dathan Ritzenhein, who came seventh, was the highest-placed American.
- 'Post and Courier' of Charleston, S.C., wins Pulitzer for public service
The newspaper's series examined why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the U.S. Anthony Doerr won the prize for fiction for "All the Light We Cannot See."
- Minnesota House Republicans detail $2 billion tax cut plan
The proposal includes a one-time income tax exemption, funds to start phasing out the statewide business property tax and other breaks. It cuts aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth. | Politics
- How to recycle electronics in Minnesota
How do you safely dispose of electronics? Listen to MPR News' Tom Weber and Elizabeth Dunbar discuss the topic and answer listener questions.
- In Guthrie's 'Crucible,' the horror lies in human nature
Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials describes a society with a tenuous hold on civilization. | Arts
- DNR wins a round in battle against zebra mussels
Minnesota officials appear to have won a skirmish in their ongoing battle against invasive zebra mussels. The DNR reports some success at Hennepin County's Christmas Lake. | Environment
- How to raise children who are 'The Opposite of Spoiled'
Ron Lieber, a personal finance columnist for The New York Times, discusses how to raise kids who are smart about money. | The Thread
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