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Manning sentenced in WikiLeaks espionage case Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks in one of the nation's biggest leak cases since the Pentagon Papers.
The sound of our dying neighborhoods Unless something changes, 2013 in the Twin Cities may be the summer when people and politicians gave up and ceded their neighborhoods to the gangs.
Minneapolis community leaders to rally Said Harding Smith, pastor of Spiritual Church of God in Brooklyn Center. "Our people come to know nothing but grief, anger, frustration, abandonment by their lawmakers, who see it as political suicide to go after the all too powerful NRA."
Are you a State Fair pro? Got a tip? Tell us Everyone's got a Minnesota State Fair hack -- that little trick that makes you an insider, the one you swear by, the one that makes your trip (or trips!) to the fair the best possible time -- till next year.
For young people, getting into farming can be a challenge With young people struggling to get into farming and older farmers struggling to get out of the business, there are several groups trying to bridge the generation gap in farming here in Minnesota. Jan Joannides is executive director of Renewing the Countryside. She talked about the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Target's 2Q profit falls 13 percent Target's net income fell 13 percent to $611 million in the quarter ending August 3. Sales, which were "softer than expected" according to a company news release, grew 4 percent to $17.1 billion.
Facebook's founder leads global push for greater Internet access Citing the billions of people worldwide who can't access the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the leaders of other technology firms are launching an ambitious project to narrow the digital divide Wednesday. The plan focuses on widening access via mobile phones.
Teen girl indoor tan fans at center of health battle A report in JAMA found about a third of white high school girls indulge in indoor tans wasn't exactly startling. What was a bit startling was how the tanning industry responded, saying, in effect, that we should be worrying more about skin cancer in middle-aged men, not girls.
Why millennials are ditching their cars Jill Hennessy, clinical professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, has studied the attitudes of millennials towards the car buying process. Her short answer: They're a lot different from Baby Boomers and Generation X.
Have you seen this 'magic beard' video? Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin has an Internet hit on his hands with this video of him playing with his beard. It took, apparently, an incredible amount of time and attention to detail. Not just anyone can be an Internet sensation, despite what you may have heard.
Clusters of moist scabs, and other words people hate Our show on word aversion produced a plethora ... um, cluster ... make that a good number of responses from listeners. Some of them even shared phrases composed of words they cannot bear to hear -- and we're sharing them you.
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About MPR News Update
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.