MPR News Update for May 3
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Good morning! Sunny and breezy today with highs in the lower 60s to lower 70s. Congrats to Minnesota's Paul Berglund! The Bachelor Farmer chef won the prestigious James Beard award for best chef in the Midwest on Monday night. He was one of two Minnesotans who made the final cut in the category. | Forecast
- County reopens Mesabi Academy sex abuse inquiry
St. Louis County investigators asked for a tape recording a woman made of her son, talking about whether he had sex with a staffer at Mesabi Academy. | Private juvenile center conceals abuse inquiries and pressures county to keep its business deal
- DFL wants student support funds now, but GOP isn't budging
Advocates say the need for more counselors, social workers and other support workers is critical in Minnesota. But heading into negotiations, the DFL-controlled Senate and GOP-controlled House are far apart on the issue. | More: Minnesota's Graduation Gap
- 4 things to watch in the Indiana primary
Cruz needs a victory over Trump to stop the latter's march to the GOP nomination, but he's trailing in polls. The Democratic contest is closer. | Election 2016
- In wake of TSA manager's allegations, Somali leaders call for investigation
Minnesota Somali community leaders demanded an independent and immediate investigation into allegations of profiling by the Transportation Security Administration. | TSA whistleblower details MSP profiling allegation
- Minneapolis police commander on leave, under investigation
Fourth Precinct commander Michael Friestleben is being looked at by the city's Office of Police Conduct Review, said police union president Lt. Bob Kroll.
- Photos: Inside the state Capitol renovation
While the state Capitol remodel won't be complete for another eight months, there are signs of progress as scaffolding starts to come down.
- 'Biggest Loser' lessons: Why the body makes it hard to keep pounds off
New research into the lives of past "Biggest Loser" contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show -- sometimes 100 pounds or more -- because their biology works against them. | Health
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