Latest news on Boston bombings; stillborn infant found in laundry; 'ghetto spirit day'
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today on the MPR News Update: The FBI is searching for clues on the Boston bombings, we wonder how to talk to kids about violence, there's a sad discovery in the dirty laundry from an area hospital, and some Twin Cities students are in trouble over an alleged racial incident.
Six ideas to get stadium funding back on track The House Commerce committee floated a whole handful of trial balloons for fixing the new gambling that's an essential piece of the Vikings stadium funding. Today's ideas ranged from tax relief to giving bonus machines to the best-performing locations in Minnesota.
Legislative pay raise passes narrowly, but easily A bill that narrowly passed the Minnesota Senate Tuesday funds state government agencies but also includes pay raises for legislators, the governor and other top officials beginning in 2015. Most lawmakers agree that those salaries are too low, but many aren't willing to support an increase.
Online glitches interrupt MCA testing Server glitches interrupted online administering of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test Tuesday. However students who were not able to finish may resume their exams on Wednesday.
'Nice Fish' about much more than ice fishing Duluth poet Louis Jenkins never dreamed he'd be in theater. Now he's found himself working at the Guthrie in Minneapolis with an internationally renowned British actor in a world premier production of a play that seems to be about - of all things - ice fishing.
Updraft: Winter storm watch (yes, in April again) Our weather patterns seem to change slowly in Minnesota these days. Months of drought, then months of wet weather. Lather, rinse, repeat. Why? Climate scientists have identified so called "Arctic Amplification" as one reason our weather and jet stream patterns seem to get "stuck" for months.
Mosquito season merely stalled by wet weather Sorry to be the bearer of more bad news (did you hear it's going to snow again today?), but the late spring likely won't have an impact on the size of this year's mosquito population.
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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.