MPR News Update for Jan. 28, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
- Sheriff: New Hope shooter wasn't supposed to possess gun
Raymond Kmetz was prohibited by state law from possessing the shotgun used in the shooting, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Wednesday. Kmetz bought ammo the day of the shooting. | Video: Gunfire interrupts city council meeting
- Free college sounds great, but skeptics ask what's the cost?
While zero tuition at two-year schools sounds enticing, some ask if it's the best way for Minnesota to help more low-income students finish college and fill the workforce. | How free tuition could change two-year colleges in Minnesota
- Minneapolis school to reopen Thursday after bomb threat
The Minneapolis Police Department did a sweep of the building this morning, and found no "unsafe material." | NewsCut: After actual bombings, just about any threat could be credible
- Appetites: Crafting spirits in Minnesota
The mantra "eat local" appears to be shifting toward beverages. Here's a look at the craft cocktail phenomenon. | Meet the couple behind Far North distillery
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to get 21st-century redesign
If the proposal is approved, construction could start as early as August and will last until the fall of 2016.
- A look at Minnesota's composting efforts
Minnesota set a new goal last year for metro counties to recycle and compost 75 percent of solid waste by 2030. | Citywide curbside composting coming to Minneapolis | The Daily Circuit
- Portraits preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors
Artist Felix de La Concha interviewed holocaust survivors as he painted their portraits. A video camera captured the process.
- To protect his son, a father asks school to bar unvaccinated children
A 6-year-old can't be vaccinated against measles because he is recovering from leukemia. He faces a higher risk because parents at his California school have chosen not to vaccinate their kids. | Health
- Photos and video: Shortened John Beargrease race finds snow
Mid-distance racers finished Monday. Ryan Anderson won the 319-mile race by crossing the finish at 2:53 a.m. north of Duluth on Wednesday.
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