MPR News Update for April 21
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Good morning! Blustery and chilly today, with a high of around 47. Want to raise kids that aren't spoiled? Read this. | Forecast
- 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. | Feds charge six Minnesotans with trying to join ISIS
- 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
- Metro Transit cop numbers jump as rail, bus lines expand
Chief John Harrington has doubled the number of officers since arriving in 2012 and says he needs more. Some, though, question the department's costs and mission.
- Hormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales
The virus has been found in flocks in six states. In Minnesota, more than 1.7 million birds have died from the disease or were killed to prevent the virus from spreading. | Scientists still at a loss to explain spread of avian flu
- Higher minimum wage for airport workers could get a vote next month
Even if airport commissioners approve an increase, it may take months for workers to see changes in pay.
- Minnesota House Republicans detail $2 billion tax cut plan
The proposal includes a one-time income tax exemption, funds to start phasing out the statewide business property tax and other breaks. It cuts aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth. | More Capitol news: House, Senate health bills at odds over MinnesotaCare
- Federal panel revisits contested recommendation on mammograms
Guidelines from medical groups differ on when a woman should start regular screening. | Health
- Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues
The Wild are now 2-1 in the playoff series. Game 4 is at the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.
- MPR News wins Peabody Award for 'Betrayed by Silence'
This is the sixth time MPR News or its parent company, American Public Media, has won a Peabody Award. | Read the stories in the investigation
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