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Graves drops out of race to replace Bachmann Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning.
Father: Terrance Franklin shot in back of head The father of a man killed by Minneapolis police earlier this month says Terrance Franklin was shot in the back of the head. Supporters of the man and his family plan to protest police handling of the case on Friday.
North Mpls. coalition ramping up cradle-to-career efforts A year and a half into its five-year federal grant, the Northside Achievement Zone has 300 families participating with their 800 children. By the end of next year, the goal is to have 1,200 families and 5,000 children enrolled.
Farewell concert for locked-out musicians Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will perform at a sold-out farewell concert in Minneapolis Friday featuring four players who are leaving Minnesota for other cities.
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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.