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Thursday, April 24, 2014

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  • Moose Lake Correctional FacilityIn rare move, high court reverses sex offender's post-prison civil commitment
    In a rare move, the Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the civil commitment of a man confined to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The ruling does not mean the convicted rapist at the center of case, Cedrick Ince, will walk free immediately. But it may point the way for lawmakers who are trying to overhaul the controversial program.6:45 a.m.
  • ACA Allertor sirenSevere weather warnings to be tested and tweaked
    Today at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. sirens will sound across the state as the National Weather Service tests the systems designed to let us know when severe weather is in the air. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Todd Krause, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Chanhassen.7:20 a.m.
  • Duluth maintenance workers fill a pothole.Duluth's roads need work, but city needs money first
    Duluth drivers wait for the city's decision on how to plug a four-year budget hole that's tearing up the streets.7:25 a.m.
  • E-cigaretteMinnesota 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.8:15 a.m.
  • 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."8:49 a.m.

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