MPR News Update for March 6, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Ready for a visual treat? Check out: 16 must-see photos of the Superior caves. The ice caves are expected to remain open through the weekend (just in case you are itching for a road trip).
- Minnesotans complete the Iditarod -- on fat bikes
As the Iditarod sled dog competition is set to begin in Alaska, several Minnesotans are recuperating after finishing a version of the race on bikes. | Warm weather forces Iditarod farther north
- House lawmakers approve teacher layoffs bill
Under the bill, school district officials would be required to negotiate local layoff policies that factor in teacher performance, rather than basing those decisions solely on years of service. | Education
- Justice Dept. indicts 3 men accused of 'largest data breach in history'
Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian are charged in connection with hacking eight U.S. email service providers and using stolen addresses for spam marketing.
- Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88
The Oscar-nominated director -- best known for the films "Grey Gardens" and "Gimme Shelter" -- died in New York. | NewsCut: Death of a salesman's documentarian
- Hennepin deputy revives woman with anti-overdose drug
The sheriff's office says it may be the first instance of someone saved by a Narcan dose administered by police in Minnesota.
- Famous book covers with stories of their own
Jackets judged: from "Catcher in the Rye" to "Catch-22." | Books
- Nekima Levy-Pounds on race relations in Minnesota
The law professor has been a leading voice for civil rights in the state, and a critic of the status quo.
- Feeling the vibe: Twin Cities Jazz Festival headliners
Organizers of the 2015 Twin Cities Jazz Festival have announced headliners for the annual event, and MPR News editor David Cazares and bassist Chris Bates say the lineup is spectacular. | Arts
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