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Learning of ALS diagnosis a trying experience A grim and blunt medical verdict can send shock waves of fear and disbelief through a patient. In December 2010, Bruce Kramer heard such a diagnosis -- and the way it was delivered would go on to haunt him.
History Theatre's 'Boys' recalls music, street life of WWI Minneapolis "The Working Boys Band" makes its premier this weekend on St. Paul's History Theatre stage. It's a story that looks back at the Twin Cities and family life 100 years ago when there were no child labor laws and many youngsters scrambled to make a living, playwright Dominic Orlando said.
Minnesotans raise their hands for FCC broadband money Small phone companies, electrical utilities, townships, cities and newly formed cooperatives have flooded the Federal Communications Commission with ready-made project ideas that would get fast broadband service where it's never been.
Van crashes into Lowertown's Bulldog bar The State Patrol says a trooper was responding to a traffic complaint and trying to pull over a Chrysler minivan when the driver fled on 6th Street in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood.
Report: Minn. second most bicycle-friendly state The yearly ranking scored Minnesota high for its policies and programs, although the state was ranked low for infrastructure and funding. It's the seventh year in a row that Minnesota has made it into the top five. Only Washington state received a higher overall ranking.
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Simply, it is Minnesota news on your schedule. The MPR News Update brings you up to speed with the state's top news, the best of our blogs and smart talk radio in the format that fits you best. Subscribe to Phil's podcast or read Hart's take on the best from mprnews.org.
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.