MPR News Update for April 25
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Good morning! Cloudy and rainy this afternoon. Highs in the mid-30s to upper 40s north, lower 50s to mid-60s south. A winter storm watch will be in effect for northeastern portions of the state tonight through Thursday morning. It looks like the end of Adrian Peterson era. The running back has reportedly agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints. | Forecast | Updraft weather blog
- Gov't shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress
President Trump has signaled he would put off his demand that the budget deal include money to build his border wall with Mexico.
- From granite to germs, St. Cloud economy grows more diverse
Today, St. Cloud's economy is booming. The average annual unemployment rate last year was 3.8 percent, down from a peak of nearly 8 percent in 2009 during the recession. | Development: St. Cloud exploring ways to embrace river it has turned its back on
- Minneapolis Mayor Hodges: I was sexually abused as a child
Mayor Betsy Hodges used "Break the Silence Day" to say publicly on Monday she was abused by "adults unrelated to me for many years," starting when she was 8 years old.
- Iowa farmers won water pollution court fight; water still polluted
The Des Moines Water Works went to court to force farmers to pay the costs of cleaning the city's drinking water. A federal judge recently tossed the case but left a vital question unanswered. | Environment
- AG Swanson encourages Minnesotans to get rid of unwanted painkillers, other meds
More than 90 law enforcement agencies at 114 locations will collect unwanted painkillers and other medications as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.
- Roots of tension: race, hair, competition and black beauty stores
A Minnesota entrepreneur discovers that opening a beauty supply business means navigating a multibillion-dollar industry for black hair products that's run largely from Asia and doesn't cede power without a fight. | Business & Economy
- Mpls. council panel OKs plan to cover some Super Bowl costs
Security takes the biggest share of the total excess cost to the city estimated at $5 million. The Super Bowl Host Committee says donations will cover it.
- Arkansas executes two inmates, the first double execution in U.S. since 2000
Arkansas had planned to kill eight death row inmates in 11 days before courts intervened in some of the cases. Officials wanted to move quickly before supplies of a key lethal injection drug expired.
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