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Priests, parishioners surprised at news of archbishop probe Archbishop John Nienstedt, who has led the archdiocese's response to the clergy sexual abuse scandal for nearly a year, confirmed in a statement Tuesday that he ordered a private investigation into unspecified allegations against himself.
Video: Roller derby from a different POV MPR News reporter Tim Post put a GoPro video camera on a member of the Minnesota RollerGirls -- her helmet, her ankle -- during one of the all-female roller derby team's recent scrimmages.
Flood damage tally so far: $32M and rising Flood damage from last month's storms affected nearly half of Minnesota's 87 counties and initial estimates indicate $32 million in damages to public roads, bridges and other structures, state emergency managers said Tuesday.
These flood fixes worked In 1997 the Red and Minnesota Rivers flooded beyond anything most people had seen before. But money poured into flood prevention over the last decade and half has helped avert that kind of disaster.
Birth control ruling: The Minnesota plaintiffs Eight Minnesota companies were among plaintiffs affected by Monday's Supreme Court ruling that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Pedrito Martinez brings sounds of Cuba to The Dakota On his band's new self-titled recording, Pedrito Martinez offers a bit of homespun wisdom, urging his audience to live conscious lives and avoid arrogance. "Be patient," he sings, "triumph is in consistency."
Zombie Pub Crawl exhumed from West Bank Fake blood-makers rejoice! The Zombie Pub Crawl is back. This October will mark the 10th time that drunk people dressed as zombies have taken to the streets of Minneapolis. But some changes are afoot for the city's annual infestation of walking dead.
Reunion for man who was pulled from burning SUV Bob Renning pulled Mike Johannes through a broken window in his burning SUV after he pried a locked door open on Sunday night on I-35W. He was reunited with his rescuer on a morning television news show.
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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.