Manhunt puts Boston on lockdown; spring snow buries parts of Minnesota
Friday, April 19, 2013
Today on the MPR News Update: Whole sections of the Boston area are under lock and key as authorities track a suspect in the marathon bombings; almost 2 feet of snow in some portions of the state made for a tough morning slog to work; Rep. John Kline says he won't run against incumbent Sen. Al Franken; and there's talk about using fees to raise revenue at the state Capitol.
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Manhunt: Bombing suspect killed, brother at large With the city virtually paralyzed, thousands of officers with rifles and armored vehicles swarmed the streets in and around Boston on Friday, hunting for a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing after his older brother and alleged accomplice was killed in a furious getaway attempt overnight.
Edina native was eyewitness to Boston shootout Andrew Kitzenberg, an Edina native, had a front seat for the overnight shootout in the Watertown area of metropolitan Boston. He was next door, until he was evacuated. He tweeted several images.
Proposed fees could prove lucrative State lawmakers are proposing raising fees, surcharges and other specialized taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars to erase the state's budget deficit and spend more on education.
Fargo outlines plans for sandbagging Fargo-area officials have mapped out plans for building clay levees and sandbag dikes to protect against what could be record flooding along the Red River and its tributaries.
Flight delays: Furloughs begin at airports Sunday Air traffic controller furloughs scheduled to kick in on Sunday could result in flight delays of more than three hours in Atlanta, as well as significant delays in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York-area airports, federal officials said Thursday.
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