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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

A special report, "Beneath the Surface," shines a light on the pressures on Minnesota's groundwater.

Mix-up over tunnel plan brings more delay to SW light rail

Because of an inconsistency with the tunnel drawings, the Met Council will push back a joint open house and public hearing with the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority by two weeks, to May 29.

Neil Young embraces ancient technology

Today's Morning Edition music is a recording of Neil Young doing Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country." It has a distinct low fidelity sound by design. It's from Young's new album "A Letter Home" which was recorded in a refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph direct to vinyl recording booth.

Supporters of legal marijuana rally at Capitol

Supporters of legal marijuana packed the Minnesota Capitol rotunda today. No bills have been introduced this session to legalize marijuana, but a Senate committee is scheduled to debate the medical marijuana bill on Friday.
Todd Hoffner

Legislative auditor to probe Mankato football coach's firing

In early April, an arbitrator determined MSU Mankato had no grounds to fire Hoffner and said he should be reinstated. He recently returned to the head coaching job.
Green Line train

Metro Transit touts Green Line's energy efficiency on Earth Day

The new trains were built with lighter, high-strength steel to make them more efficient than older trains, officials say.

Education may help insulate the brain against traumatic injury

People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.
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