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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.

Bach-star plays at the Dakota

Today's Morning Edition music is from a track from Evan Shinners's latest recording of Bach's music "English Suites Volume Two." Shinners will be performing tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Since graduating from Juilliard in 2010, Shinners has been impressing listeners with his talent and modern take on classical music. Former Saint Paul Sunday host Bill McGlaughlin says "I know this is a lot of weight to put on a young man's shoulders, but Evan reminds me of a young Glenn Gould."
E-cigarette

Minnesota e-cig bill sponsor welcomes proposed FDA regulations

A bill working its way through the Minnesota Legislature would regulate e-cigarettes on the state level. The bill's sponsor, State Sen. Kathy Sheran, DFL-Mankato, spoke with MPR News' Cathy Wurzer about the legislation.
English language learners

Lawmakers, schools aim to help English-language learners

A bill moving through the Legislature is part of an effort to lift English language learner students' academic performance.
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.

FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes

"It's a huge change," FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told reporters in a briefing Wednesday, before the official announcement of the agency's plans. "We will have the authority as a science-based regulatory agency to take critical actions to promote and protect the health of the public."
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