MPR News Update for March 27, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
As evidence surfaces about the Germanwings co-pilot's medical condition, NewsCut offers a perspective on the FAA's medical certificate system. In short: Want to be a pilot? Be a good liar.
- Costs of major Minnesota Capitol renovation creeping up
The renovation of the century-old building is threatening to run $30 million over budget, state officials advised lawmakers Friday. | Photos: Behind the scenes of the Capitol face-lift
- 1 dead, 2 injured in Woodbury senior complex fire
The early morning fire started in one unit on the lower level of Woodbury Senior Living.
- Authorities bust Colorado-Minnesota pot pipeline
The group falsely posed as licensed medical marijuana caregivers and small business owners and moved as much as 400 pounds of pot outside of Colorado, mostly to Minnesota, each month.
- It's nearly halftime in Vikings construction bowl
Mortenson Construction says it will reach the halfway mark by the end of April. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2016. | Vikings kick in nearly $20M more for stadium
- Sen. Harry Reid won't seek re-election
"My friend Sen. [Mitch] McConnell, don't be too elated," Reid said. "I'm going to be here for 22 months." | Politics
- Police departments open up 'safe lots' for Craigslist transactions
The idea is to provide the public a well-guarded space for buying and selling its stuff.
- Duluth police trying to find missing kids
The children, ages 6 months and 2, were taken by their non-custodial mother, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says. They may be in St. Paul.
- Do you believe in ghosts? You might after reading this book
Author Hannah Nordhaus unravels the story of Santa Fe's most famous ghost, who just happens to be her great-great-grandmother. | The Thread
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