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Bombogenesis: What it is, what it does It's a "rapidly intensifying storm." The conditions that set one off: According to WeatherPrediction.com, "bombogenesis typically occurs between a cold continental air mass and warm ocean waters or between a cold polar air mass and a much warmer air mass."
Arctic sideswipe brings bone chilling cold this week Welcome the the coldest two weeks of winter historically in Minnesota and the USA. It's not a big shock to see sub-zero temps on the weather maps this week. This winter is delivering on the promise of arctic cold, and this week will be no different.
'Jesus is calling,' with beer and hymns Singing hymns while drinking beer might sound like an unusual church event, but a growing number of congregations are turning to the non-traditional approach to lure new members in the Twin Cities and in cities across the country -- and in Fargo.
What will Peterson do? Since 1991, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a gun-owning, guitar-playing conservative Democrat, has represented Minnesota's 7th District in the U.S. House. Peterson, the state's longest serving member of Congress, hasn't yet announced whether he will run for re-election this year.
Target data breach: A cross-border connection? A South Texas police chief said says two suspects arrested at the Mexican border are part of the Target data breach scam. But federal officials say there's no connection between the two.
Former legislator Winston Borden dies Over a year ago, he was diagnosed with cancer and documented his experience and things seemed to be looking up until a month ago when he stopped posting, except for one a week or so ago in which he announced he was going back into the hospital for more tests.
Northstar train strikes, kills pedestrian Authorities say the gate arms at that intersection were down at the time when the train struck and killed the man. The train stopped a short time later. Passengers were taken by bus and other trains to their destinations.
2 dead in Omaha plant explosion The search for bodies in the crippled International Nutrition plant progressed slowly Monday, but the death toll wasn't likely to get bigger.
Hunting for a 'Black Widow' in Sochi "She was reportedly spotted in downtown Sochi, which is supposed to be under heavy security in the run-up to the Winter Games. It wasn't clear how the woman was able to get through the security cordon around the city, or why police have been unable to locate her," NPR's Corey Flintoff reports.
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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.