New stadium funding plan revealed State officials are turning to cigarette taxes and tightening up corporate income tax enforcement to pay most of the state's share of the nearly billion-dollar project. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson about the story.
2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case The two women convicted of using a charity fundraising network to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia were sentenced to prison, in a long-running investigation of al-Shabab recruitment and financing in the United States.
Why is psychiatry's new manual so much like the old one? The American Psychiatric Association is about to release an updated version of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM helps mental health professionals decide who has problems such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
Unemployment falls in 40 states, rises in 3 Solid hiring helped push down unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show job markets are improving in most areas of the country.
Tribal leader wants boycott of SD city The chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for an economic boycott of the city of Chamberlain, after the school board in the southeastern South Dakota city refused to allow a tribal honoring song during Sunday's graduation ceremony.
Minn. students square off in robotics tourney Nearly 800 students will battle their robots and try to take home the top prize. The tournament features 30 teams going head-to-head in a challenge to test their robots' abilities and strengths.
Minn. gypsy moth trapping program begins Officials will set more than 14,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring as part of the state's annual monitoring program for the destructive tree pest.
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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.