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Minnesotans witness marathon blast; lawmakers may slim Mayo's subsidy request

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Today on the MPR News Update: Minnesotans tell of their experiences at the Boston Marathon, Mayo's state subsidy request gets a House trimming and the Star Tribune scores two Pulitzers.

  • Minnesotans recount Boston Marathon experience
    More than 500 Minnesotans were among the thousands who ran the Boston Marathon today. One of those who narrowly escaped deadly explosions was Hennepin County Judge Jay Quam.
  • Obama: Marathon bombs will be investigated as terrorism
    President Barack Obama says the explosions at the Boston Marathon are being investigated as an act of terror, although authorities still don't know who is responsible.
  • Twin Cities Marathon organizers eye Boston
    The people who run Minnesota's largest marathon say they're watching events unfold in Boston with an eye on what it might mean for their race, scheduled for this fall.
  • Pressure-cooker bombs suspected in Boston blast
    The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday.
  • Photos: Boston Marathon rocked by explosions
    Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring at least 130 others in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs, authorities said.
  • Bachmann's fundraising juggernaut slows a bit
    The first quarter of a new election cycle is typically not a big time for many U.S. House incumbents. The biggest bit of news here is that Republican Michele Bachmann's fundraising juggernaut has slowed slightly.
  • Star Tribune comes up big among 2013 Pulitzer winners
    The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the award for investigative reporting for stories that detailed how Wal-Mart used bribery to expand in Mexico. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis won two awards.
  • Surly Brewing to build new facility in Minneapolis' Prospect Park area
    Surly Brewing Co. has purchased a site in the Prospect Park area of Minneapolis to build a new brewery and taproom.
  • Snowiest Twin Cities April in 11 years
    Looking back at Minnesota Climate Working Group data, it appears that this will go down as the snowiest April in 11 years. And Duluth has broken a record for the snowiest February-through-April period in recorded history.
  • Mayo Clinic subsidy shrinks in House plan
    Minnesota House Democrats want to trim the state's contribution to a Mayo Clinic expansion proposal by about $200 million from an original request of about $500 million from the Rochester healthcare giant.
  • Lawmaker questions electronic gambling rules
    The chair of Minnesota's House Commerce Committee said he will initiate discussions about changing electronic gambling rules Tuesday, aiming to improve revenues that are falling far short of the amount needed to fund the state's share of the $1 billion Vikings stadium.
  • Video: Chris Kluwe's view from a wheelchair
    Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe spent a day in a wheelchair to support efforts at the Legislature for a $4 million appropriation for research to discover a cure for paralysis.
  • DFLers caucus tonight in Minneapolis
    Tonight is a big night for Minneapolis politics. DFLers across the city will be caucusing in their precincts to take the first step in endorsing candidates in the open mayor's race and several City Council races.
  • Pollution agency probing major manure spill
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating what caused a major manure spill at a Fillmore County dairy farm, officials said Tuesday.
  • No jail for minister who shot granddaughter
    An Olmsted County District Court judge stayed a 91-day jail sentence for Stanley Wilkinson, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rochester.

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