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Violent storms leave thousands without power Western and northern parts of the Twin Cities metro bore the brunt of power failures Tuesday night after heavy thunderstorms moved through the central part of Minnesota, knocking down trees.
NOAA report card for 2012's climate: More warming A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice and Greenland ice sheets, all broke or nearly broke records, but temperatures only sneaked into the top 10.
Farmfest clouded by congressional farm bill gridlock Farmer discontent with Congress seems to be growing almost as quickly as Minnesota's corn and soybean fields. The unhappiness is aimed at lawmakers' inability to pass the central piece of the nation's agricultural policy, the farm bill.
Fired Globe dean: Whistleblower or complainer? What has come out in the Globe University-Minnesota School of Business trial largely reflects what has been reported from the lawsuit and from a separate look at the school last year. But opening arguments today did include some interesting new tidbits.
Court tells MnSCU to hand over syllabuses The court rejected MnSCU's argument that the materials are copyright protected. The National Council on Teacher Quality sued MnSCU after it refused to hand over course materials for its education programs.
Romney warns against govt shutdown Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney jumped into the debate over the GOP's future Tuesday night, warning congressional Republicans against forcing a government shutdown in their quest to stop President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
Thirty years of 'Love and Rockets' When many people think of comic-book heroes, they likely picture ultra-muscled superheroes. But some fans prefer the characters now being exhibited at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Study: Messy desks get creative juices flowing New research shows that your creativity is influenced by the relative neatness of your workspace. Carlson School professor Kathleen Vohs talked about the findings on The Daily Circuit.
Dental insurers seek to sell coverage on MNsure People buying health insurance through MNsure, the state's new exchange, will also be able to purchase dental coverage. Of the nine insurers which have sought approval to sell health plans on MNsure, three have submitted dental-only insurance policies.
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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.