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Unchecked irrigation threatens groundwater

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

Redeveloping Nicollet and Lake

Nicollet Ave. Kmart plan moves to full Minneapolis City Council

A redevelopment plan that could lead to the reopening of Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street in Minneapolis took another step forward on Tuesday with approval from a City Council committee.
Veolia Water Project Manager Kelly Daleiden

A first in Minnesota, cities launch system to treat, stash water underground

To avoid building a new water treatment plant, three cities have begun storing treated water 500 feet underground for use when summer demand is high.

Valerie June one of many to perform at longer Rock the Garden

Today's Morning Edition music is from Memphis-based singer-songwriter Valerie June. She is one of the acts that will be performing at this year's Rock the Garden concerts.

Iowa kids want right to shoot handguns

The Des Moines Register says a law "no one knew about" prohibits anyone under 20 from shooting a gun in Iowa unless they're under the supervision of a parent or instructor. Anyone under 14 can't shoot a gun at all.
Rev. Paul Slack heads up ISAIAH

Eyeing racial disparities, schools trying to cut down on suspensions

According the Minnesota Department of Education, nearly 60 percent of suspensions and expulsions last year were of black, Latino, Asian, Native American and other students of color, even though they're only a quarter of the student population.
Polystyrene foam container

Some plastic food containers could be banned in Minneapolis

Although the plastic in the foam is recyclable, it is one of the few types of plastic Minneapolis doesn't recycle.

Deloitte named to revamp MNsure exchange

Deloitte will bear ultimate responsibility for ensuring MNsure meets deadlines, stays within budget, and meets quality benchmarks. MNsure will pay Deloitte $4.95 milllion out of MNsure's 2014 budget of federal funds.
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