Strict gun limits enacted in Conn.; latest on Asian carp in the region
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Today on the MPR News Update: With memories of the Sandy Hook shooting still fresh, Connecticut's governor signs a gun control measure into law. Two separate studies on Asian carp are released. A new basketball coach for the Gophers, and insurance worries because of climate change.
Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to shocked parents that their children had been killed in a Connecticut elementary school, signed into law Thursday sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the man who gunned down 20 child and six educators in the massacre.
Report: Asian carp probably have reached Great Lakes A new report says at least some Asian carp probably have found their way into the Great Lakes, but there's still time to stop the dreaded invaders from becoming established and unraveling food chains that support a $7 billion fishing industry and sensitive ecosystems.
Jazz trio Triose aims for 'good, not complicated,' music A big challenge for today's jazz musicians is how to create new music without overwhelming listeners with inaccessible pieces. The Twin Cities group Triose has found its way by playing aiming to play good music that's not too complicated. Triose has two performances scheduled in the area this week.
Appetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies.
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