MPR News Update for April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
NewsCut offers up a slice of humanity in this story about true courage at the Boston Marathon.
- After K.C. bishop's resignation, what of Nienstedt?
Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt hasn't been charged, but his role in protecting priests invites comparisons to Bishop Robert Finn's case. | Betrayed by Silence documentary: How three archbishops hid the truth
- Informant's role emerges as key in counterterror sweep
As four of the six men made their first court appearances, supporters said it was wrong of the government to use a friend against them. | Somali community 'in shock' over latest arrests
- Minnesota keeps obesity rates lower than neighboring states
The report highlighted that Minnesota has kept its obesity rate below 26 percent since 2010, while states like Iowa and North Dakota have seen rates climb above 30 percent. | Health
- Visitor fee for Apostle Islands ice caves generates $140K
The park instituted a $5 fee for visitors age 16 and over as a cost-recovery measure after 138,000 people visited the ice caves within a two-month period last year.
- Literary mysteries: Who is behind that pen name?
Mark Twain, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling — why have these authors picked up pen names? And who is behind the most mysterious pen name of the moment? | More books coverage
- Should Minnesota fund universal pre-K?
Listen to two guests on MPR News with Tom Weber discuss the governor's priority to universal preschool for 4-year-olds. | Education
- Quality Bicycle Products of Bloomington issues recall
Civia Cycles is recalling aluminum Civia fenders and all Civia Hyland bicycles equipped with the fenders sold between April 2008 through March 2013.
- Robots help fill gaps in Minnesota's workforce
Minnesota manufacturers are turning to robots to help ease a labor shortage. They're especially helpful to companies in small towns. | Business
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