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Budget in hand, Legislature adjourns The last votes included the Senate's passage of a massive tax bill, and House approval of a measure to finance state government operations. Both were delayed by negotiations on a bonding bill.
What's cut, kept in divisive Legacy bill The $496 million Legacy bill lawmakers sent to Gov. Mark Dayton received the most 'no' votes ever recorded for spending through the amendment voters approved in 2008.
Search for tornado survivors nearly complete Search-and-rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood.
Interactive: Tornado hits Oklahoma City suburbs A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were killed, and officials said the death toll was expected to rise.
Moorhead may stop making sandbags City Manager Michael Redlinger said the city spent nearly half a million dollars preparing for potential flooding for this spring, and most of that was for 50,000 sandbags for some of the 87 homes still left on the Red River.
Toddler stabbed in Rochester has died Three-year-old Xavier Njemanze had been undergoing therapy at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., for injuries he suffered when he was stabbed at his mother's home last winter.
Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week begins The designation is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the destructive nature of the tree pests, and to spread the word about the "three P's of EAB" -- Prepare, Protect, and Plant.
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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.