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Al-Shabab recruiting video shows a fake Minnesota airline boarding pass Extremist group al-Shabaab released a video in English this week that calls for supporters to carry out a "lone-wolf mission" of terrorism or travel to Somalia to join the terrorist group. The video closes with a mock-up of an airplane boarding pass showing Minnesota as the point of origin and the slogan, "Next flight to Mogadishu the only one missing is you."
The biggest blunder in Minn. sports history? David Ortiz Two homers last night. Two more the night before. That's numbers 439, 440, 441, and 442 for his career, which will end at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
If the Minnesota Twins' releasing David Ortiz on Dec. 16, 2002 isn't the biggest blunder in the history of Minnesota sports, what is?
How the Mayo Clinic handles potential patients in clinical trials The Mayo Clinic reports that a woman with a type of blood cancer went into remission after being injected with a huge dose of a re-engineered measles vaccine. We spoke with a clinical trials referral coordinator at the clinic to learn how subjects are chosen to be part of rests for treatments like this.
Don't salmon! Learn the lingo of safe cycling While salmoning is a funny word, it's a dangerous action. In a bike lane, it can bring on an unwelcome game of chicken when a wrong-way cyclist heads toward cyclists going the proper way, and it creates a potential hazard for motorists. Learn about that and other cycling terms.
Art Hounds: Mr. Little Jeans, Riddle Room, and West African This week, nordic electropop that's artfully accessible, a room from which you and eleven others will never escape unless you solve some puzzles, and learning about Guinean drumming and dance traditions. Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!
Learn to dance with Koo Koo Kanga Roo Today's music is from a song called "Fanny Pack" which is from an album released this week by the Minneapolis-based band Koo Koo Kanga Roo. The album entitled "Whoopty Whoop" is on Asian Man Records.
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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.