David LaDue,  John LaDue's father

Waseca dad: Son is no killer, prosecutors overreacted

A day after a Waseca County judge dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old charged with planning to kill his family and as many students as he could at his high school, the boy's father said he doesn't believe his son would have carried out the plan.

Denver hit No. 1 with song inspired by wife from Minnesota

Today's Morning Edition music is from 40 years ago this week when "Annie's Song" by John Denver was No. 1 on the pop charts.

Senate approves $8 billion transportation package

The federal highway trust fund has been running short for years. If Congress does not approve new legislation this week, the feds will have to reduce promised payments to states by Aug. 1.

Q&A: Michelle Rhee on teacher tenure challenges

In Vergara v. California, lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the state's teacher tenure system hurts poor, minority students because they are more likely to end up with "grossly ineffective" teachers.

State: EPA wrong to reverse Mesabi Nugget ruling

The EPA approved the state's water quality variance for Mesabi Nugget in 2012, allowing the facility to exceed water quality standards for four pollutants: hardness, bicarbonates, conductivity and total dissolved solids. But the EPA reversed itself earlier this month.
Doctors without Borders staff

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control has said the risk of Ebola spreading to the United States is remote.
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