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Rutgers drops former Gopher QB Nelson Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault in connection with a weekend fight in Mankato. Authorities released little information about a second arrest in the case on Tuesday.
Pedophile teacher abused scores; killed himself in Minnesota He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He led students on class trips to exotic places, treating them to cookies and milk at bedtime. But he led a secret life.
House bill may ease Somali remittance program worries The remittances, or money transfers, help form the backbone of the economy in Somalia. But over the last decade, many American banks quit working with Somali money transfer operators over fears of breaking anti-terrorism laws.
State rejects four-day school weeks When state education officials did not see any increase in test scores in recent years, they concluded the four-day week wasn't helping students and should be ended after another year.
Exit, Adrian Peterson? Running backs aren't as valuable in the pass-happy National Football League anymore, even if they're Hall of Fame worthy. The Minnesota Vikings may be looking to dump Adrian Peterson, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman is reporting.
Man who jumped into Mississippi River charged Joseph Mark Sanislo, 19, was filmed last week jumping off the 610 West River Bridge in Brooklyn Park as part of the "Cold Water Challenge," an online campaign that originally was intended to raise money for charity.
Fosston bus driver denies kids' bullying allegations Another side of the story is being told in the case of last week's alleged bullying of two kids in Fosston. Their mother sat them down for a video of them telling their story. But now the bus driver, Oran Underdahl, is speaking out.
Not-guilty plea in immigration fraud case Zdenko Jakisa pleaded not guilty to allegations that he entered the U.S. under false pretenses by concealing his military service and concealing crimes committed during the Bosnian war in the 1990s.
Judge approves landslide victims' settlement A Hennepin County district judge approved the agreements Monday. The district will pay $80,000 each to the families of 9-year-old Haysem Sani and 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana, who died during a school field trip last May.
St. Paul man charged in stabbing death Willie James Chestnut, 54, is accused of killing 46-year-old Towanda Faye Harris at her apartment on the 1400 block of Minnehaha Avenue East in St. Paul. A witness told police that the argument started over beer.
Teen in alleged Waseca plot pleads not guilty Prosecutors say the teenager outlined his plan for a school attack in a 180-page journal. He was arrested at a storage locker that authorities say contained bomb-making materials, and had numerous guns in his room.
Agreement reached on cell phone tracking bill Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, says the bill would require police and prosecutors to get approval from a judge before they can start tracking an individual's cell phone. He said that's a big change since current law does not require police to any approval to track someone's cell phone.
Medical marijuana bill backers weigh paths to Dayton's pen Gov. Mark Dayton has made it clear that he favors the more restrictive version passed by the Minnesota House last week. Dayton said Monday that he's concerned about the Senate provision on to authorize patients to vaporize marijuana.
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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.