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MCTC rescinds reprimand in racial argument There's news about Minneapolis Community and Technical College instructor Shannon Gibney, who last fall appealed a reprimand over how she handled a heated discussion of race with three white students.
'Miracle' child recovering after 11-story fall One-year-old Musa Dayib fell from the balcony of his family's high rise apartment in Riverside Plaza in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis on May 11. His condition keeps improving.
Spending report reconsiders its U statements Earlier this week, the progressive Institute for Policy Studies pulled a report critical of the administrative spending at the University of Minnesota and other universities because of questions over the accuracy its data. It has since reissued the report with some modified conclusions.
'Mother' of Crazy Horse Monument dies Ruth Ziolkowski, who died yesterday, is a vanishing breed in America; like her husband, she was willing to spend her life energy on a project that could not possibly be finished in her lifetime.
5 iconic toys born in Minnesota Minnesotans had a hand in developing a number of childhood favorites. One St. Paul man invented both Twister and Nerf balls. Take a look at some of these TV ads from back in the day.
Fox News anchor released after airport arrest Authorities say the 59-year-old network anchor was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Lights Grill in the main terminal. Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says officers reported that Jarrett seemed intoxicated.
Germany claims right to prosecute Karkoc over alleged Nazi ties The Federal Court of Justice said in its ruling that 95-year-old Michael Karkoc's service as a commander in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion made him the "holder of a German office" -- giving Germany the legal right to prosecute him even though he is not German himself.
App helps pinpoint people in tornado rubble After a devastating tornado rolled through Moore, Okla., last May, firefighters were scrambling to pull people out of storm shelters. Actually finding those shelters, though, was difficult. Landmarks had been swept away, and the town's emergency dispatcher was overwhelmed with calls. So a firefighter with a tech background had an idea.
Tears of weather joy, fantastic forecast ahead I won't be shocked if some Minnesotans actually weep over our weather the next 72 hours. The mildest forecast in over seven months is here, and the weather looks good into the first part of Memorial Day Weekend. Cue the confetti.
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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.