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Standing room only for mine hearing The first public hearing on what could be Minnesota's first copper-nickel mine drew some 1,300 people to Duluth to rally for jobs, and poke holes in a 2,200-page environmental study.
How to watch the 'Dome's demise in comfort On Saturday morning, they're planning to pull the plug on the Metrodome. The lights will go off and the fans will shut down and the iconic Teflon roof will settle into the bowl. If you don't want to stand in the forecast single-digit windchill to watch, there may be another option.
To be blunt, Zimmer will shake up Minnesota The new Minnesota Vikings coach met the hometown sports press today. He could've been asked about the team's quarterback situation. He could've been asked about the upcoming NFL draft. But the first questions were about his reputation for being blunt. Blunt doesn't fly in Minnesota.
Ricky Rubio: 'I'm just not having as much fun' Just a few years ago, we witnessed the transcendence of the next great NBA player in Ricky Rubio. He was doing things we'd never seen before and when he walked to the scorer's table to check into the game. Now? Ricky's not so happy as a Timberwolf in the NBA.
Obama backs limits on NSA phone collections Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans.
Target breach appears to be part of broader scam Russian words were found in one of the variants of the virus, and parts of the malware were developed by a Russian criminal, said Tiffany Jones, a senior vice president at iSight Partners, a Dallas company that focuses on cyber threat intelligence.
Cassim says his friends are out of UAE prison Woodbury native Shezanne Cassim is home after he spending the past nine months in a United Arab Emirates jail cell for posting a satirical video on YouTube. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.
Cube Critics: 'Jack Ryan,' and why most reboots fail "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," a reboot of the old Tom Clancy series, inspired just a tiny quiver of interest from Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis. But it spurred a debate of which Hollywood reboots are worth a watch -- and which aren't.
Best Buy in a tough spot Shares of Best Buy fell nearly 30 percent on Thursday after the retailer reported poor financial results from the critical holiday shopping season, despite price cuts intended to keep the company competitive with rivals such as Amazon, Walmart and Target.
He's not 'terrified' of ice fishing anymore When Christopher Smith moved to Minnesota from Tennessee 25 years ago, he couldn't believe people actually went out on frozen lakes. But he wanted to see what draws so many Minnesotans to the state's 10,000 lakes.
Tell us: What is the best part of winter in Minnesota? MPR News reporter Dan Olson joined Christopher Smith on a recent ice fishing outing. That got us thinking about winter, and how despite the recent polar vortex, there are plenty of folks of love this time of year. Are you one of them? Why?
Congress blocks slaughtering horses for meat in U.S. The rule is part of the omnibus spending bill that was approved by both the House and Senate. It bans the funding of U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections at horse slaughter plants. And without inspections, slaughterhouses can't be in business.
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About MPR News Update
Simply, it is Minnesota news on your schedule. The MPR News Update brings you up to speed with the state's top news, the best of our blogs and smart talk radio in the format that fits you best. Subscribe to Phil's podcast or read Hart's take on the best from mprnews.org.
Phil Picardi newscasts weekday mornings and occasionally fills in as Morning Edition host when Cathy Wurzer is away. His duties include compiling, writing and delivering newscasts, sending out a morning news headlines text, and writing news banner headlines and news stories for air later in the day.
Hart is the morning online editor at MPR News. Previously, he wrote the newsroom blog at City Pages in Minneapolis; edited national news for Internet Broadcasting in St. Paul; was a photojournalist in Connecticut and on the Texas-Mexico border; and a newspaper reporter in New Hampshire.