What DNA may tell us about a convicted serial killer, and the worker unrest behind 'world-class' Minneapolis parks
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Lawyers: DNA tests show Minn. 'serial killer' innocent Glaze is serving three life sentences for the murders of three American Indian women in Minneapolis in 1986 and 1987. Kathleen Bullman, Angeline Whitebird Sweet and Angela Green were raped, murdered and mutilated in similar ways, leading police to search for a serial killer.
Innocence Project leader discusses Billy Glaze The Innocence Project has been looking into Glaze's case since 2004. Yesterday, they asked the court to reconsider its decision. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with attorney Ed Magarian, who's working on the case.
State takes over nursing home said to endanger patients Ramsey County District Court granted the agency's request to take over the Camden Care Center on Thursday, and new managers were on site Friday afternoon. The nursing home cares for about 67 patients, many of whom have behavioral issues including psychiatric disorders.
Are Minnesotans fighting in Syria? The FBI looking into those claims after the Voice of America news service broadcasted an interview with a Minneapolis woman who said her 20-year-old brother left for Syria on Thursday.
7 tips to help plan for retirement For this week's Circuit Cents, we discuss the best way to find your retirement number with personal finance expert Sandra Block. You can listen here to what she said.
Can capitalism be more inclusive? Last week, 250 people worth a total of $30 trillion gathered in London to talk about how the world can make capitalism work better for more people, in an attempt to fix the world's ever-growing income inequality.
Taliban video shows handover of US soldier The 17-minute video emailed to media, shows the moment of Bergdahl's handover. He was freed on Saturday after five years in captivity, and exchanged for the five Taliban Guantanamo detainees who were flown to Qatar, a tiny Gulf Arab country which has served as a mediator in the negotiations for the swap.
Did Obama make right call in POW deal? "Regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an American soldier back if he's held in captivity," President Obama said at a news conference. "We don't condition that." He said the U.S. has a "sacred" obligation to not leave service members behind.
Alec Soth joins push for St. Paul's creative zone The Creative Enterprise Zone features a multitude of creative businesses, including Soth's own studio. The world famous photographer hopes the image will attract attention by initially being a little confusing, but then representing the area.
Social media giving suburban bears undue attention Bears typically do not stay in the metro, but are passing through the river corridors to find natural habitats after hibernation, she added. They get sidetracked by food sources in people's yards or around their houses.
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