Winter in April; Graves will face Bachmann again; smart stem cells
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Today on the MPR News Update: A late season winter storm wallops Minnesota, Democrat Jim Graves wants to go another round with Michele Bachmann, we learn about 'smart' stem cells, a major hospital merger is called off, and movie fans welcome an international film festival.
Photos: April snowstorm slogs through Minn. A mix of rain, sleet and snow fell over much of Minnesota Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing difficult conditions for driving, and even walking, in many parts of the state.
Worthington area still coping with ice A late winter storm is hitting Worthington, Minnesota and the surrounding area hard with ice and power outages. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio Worthington bureau reporter Mark Steil about the latest.
Sanford ends bid for Fairview Fairview Health Services says it will focus on finding a permanent CEO now that rural health care giant Sanford has pulled out of merger talks. Sanford says it felt "unwelcome" in the deal.
Stadium chief also backs memorabilia tax The chairwoman of the state panel overseeing Vikings stadium construction said Wednesday that she supports a sales tax on professional sports merchandise as a backup for the financially struggling project.
Breast milk jewelry? It's the new milestone memento Strands from baby's first haircut. The first tooth. Tiny footprints sunk into clay. Some parents even tuck away the dried stump of the umbilical cord or the stick pregnancy test as a touching memento marking the milestones of their kids. The latest? Breast milk jewelry.
Severe hurricanes become more common Kerry Emmanuel, professor of atmospheric science at MIT, joins The Daily Circuit to discuss how and why severe hurricanes are becoming more common as the climate changes.
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