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GOP contenders for governor gear up for a fight With Minnesota's primary election about six weeks away, the four Republican candidates for governor have been busy raising money and reaching out to voters. But there's a big question hanging in the air: Will the summertime primary will generate much interest among voters?
Q&A: Billy Glaze case puts DNA analysis in spotlight Sophisticated DNA analysis that can identify a person's genetic fingerprint today didn't exist when Billy Glaze was tried and convicted in the late 1980s for the murders of three American Indian women in Minneapolis, Kathleen Bullman, Angeline Whitebird Sweet and Angela Green.
Mendota priest resigns; deacon steps aside A Mendota priest has resigned from his parish after a Clergy Review Board reviewed a 1998 incident in which the priest allegedly touched a 17-year-old boy. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said a second priest is stepping aside temporarily while a sex abuse investigation is reopened.
Tea party, police clash in western Wisconsin town A pedestrian bridge over Interstate 90 has linked the two sides of a western Wisconsin burg for decades. But over the last year, the town of Campbell's overpass has become the front line in a Hatfield vs. McCoy free-speech clash between a tea party activist and the police chief.
Steel industry, workers, speak out against steel dumping Steel companies and union workers are claiming that the illegal dumping of steel into the United States at below-market costs by South Korea and other countries threatens thousands of American jobs -- including those on Minnesota's Iron Range.
Photos: World Cup anguish in Minneapolis Fans gathered at Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis to watch in hope and anguish as the U.S. and Portugal met in a tough game in the World Cup on Sunday, fighting in the end to a draw. Photojournalist William Matsuda documented the emotional highs and lows of the game.
Our favorite fan photos from Brazil We're updating this photo gallery everyday with photos that convey the rowdy excitement excitement of fans on hand for the World Cup of "the beautiful game."
Mitch Rapp lives Best-selling author Vince Flynn died just over a year ago, but his terrorist-fighting protagonist Mitch Rapp will live on in new books written by someone else, Flynn's publisher says. Thriller writer Kyle Mills will complete Flynn's unfinished novel, "The Survivor," and write two more books in the Rapp series.
Twins clinch historic sweep at Target Field The Minnesota Twins closed a four-game sweep yesterday for the first time in the history of Target Field, which opened in 2010.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer touched base with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor at the Star Tribune.
In Perham, turtles are a cause for celebration Perham's annual Turtle Fest pits turtle against turtle in races and brings folks from all over to cheer them on. Photojournalist Derek Montgomery stopped by to capture the not-so-speedy fun.
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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.