MPR News Update for April 17, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
A cat who won 50 write-in votes can't be a member of the North Dakota State University Senate because he's not enrolled as a student. Meet Professor X.
- Feds order oil trains to slow down through cities
Friday's emergency order comes as federal and state lawmakers pressure the Obama administration to do more to ensure the safety of crude oil trains from North Dakota's Bakken fields.
- Distracted driving crackdown in Minnesota reveals bad habits
It turns out that texting while driving isn't the only thing that distracts Minnesota drivers.
- Robbinsdale woman shot by police charged with assault; family questions cops
The family of a woman shot and wounded Thursday night by Robbinsdale police acknowledged she had a knife but said she wasn't threatening officers.
- Moving Target: The evolution of the designer collaboration
Target's latest limited edition designer collaboration, Lilly Pulitzer for Target, hits shelves this Sunday. | Business
- DNR asks turkey hunters to submit birds for flu testing
The request to test wild turkeys comes as state officials struggle to contain an avian flu outbreak at turkey farms. | Safety tips for hunters
- Top hospital ratings prove scarce in Medicare's latest tally
Only 7 percent of the nation's hospitals assessed by Medicare were good enough to win 5-star ratings. Mayo's flagship hospital in Rochester, Minn., received four stars. | Health
- NEA president on state of No Child Left Behind, education reform
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation's largest teachers union, is in the Twin Cities to speak tonight at the annual Education Minnesota convention. | Education
- Get in gear: How to get your bike road-ready this season
As we head into the height of biking season, two cycling experts discussed maintenance, tips for new riders and help planning spring trips.
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