MPR News Update for April 28
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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- National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore
National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday. | Live coverage from the Baltimore Sun
- Tired of conflicts, landowner closes part of Superior Hiking Trail
The Superior Hiking Trail largely traverses public land, but it also crosses about 50 sections of private property. One owner now wants hikers off his land.
- Nepal death toll tops 5,000; at least 1.4 million need food aid
The toll includes four Americans, all of whom died at an avalanche-struck Mount Everest base camp. In addition to food, the U.N. says medical supplies are desperately needed.
- State costs soar to $7M as bird flu outbreak worsens
The scope of the outbreak has nearly doubled in the last week alone. State officials reported Monday 55 poultry farms had been hit, costing farmers more than three million birds. | As avian flu spreads, officials mull options -- and Willmar waits
- Medtronic must stop most sales of Synchromed drug pumps
The FDA sent Medtronic three warning letters about quality control and manufacturing problems at its drug pump facility in Columbia Heights, Minn. between 2006 and 2013, the agency said in a Monday statement.
- Will skyrocketing cost kill Southwest light rail?
Even a project supporter calls the new $2 billion cost estimate a huge setback. The Met Council's chairman says all options, including killing the proposed line, are on the table. | Southwest light rail cost estimate jumps to $2B
- St. John's Abbey settles sex abuse suit
The lawsuit, filed in Stearns County, accused the Rev. Allen Tarlton of abusing a Saint John's Preparatory School student in about 1977. It said the abbey knew of abuse allegations against Tarlton and failed to call police or warn students and parents. | Special investigation: Betrayed by Silence
- New signs to unite Lunds, Byerly's stores
The owner of Lunds and Byerly's is combining the two grocery chains under the name Lunds & Byerly's.
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