Storm hit trees in Worthington hard Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be in southwestern Minnesota today to assess the amount of damage caused by an ice storm earlier this month. One of the things that the FEMA team will see is a lot of damaged trees. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Scott Rosenberg, city forester for Worthington.8:25 a.m.
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Public Defender Assigned To Represent Bombing Suspect
The suspect in the the marathon bombings in Boston, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wakes up Tuesday morning in the custody of Federal Marshals — his prosecution officially under way. Federal prosecutors are charging him with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction.
Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup
That tasty cup of java from your favorite gourmet coffee shop began life on a farm thousands of miles away. Farmers who cater to the specialty coffee market compete on quality. And some use the higher prices their beans fetch to reinvest in their businesses and improve conditions for workers.
For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends On Right 'Bride Price'
China's one-child only policy and historic preference for boys has led to a surplus of marriageable Chinese men. Young women are holding out for better apartments, cars and the like from potential spouses. And prospective in-laws are socking away savings to try to appeal to a future daughter-in-law.
Senate To Take Up Bill Allowing Online Shopping Tax
The Senate voted Monday to advance a bill that would allow states to force online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes. Currently, states can only require brick and mortar stores to collect the sales tax. This greatly benefits online shoppers, who save by not paying the tax.
Mississippi River Communities Brace For Flooding
In just a few months, Missouri has gone from a record drought that reduced farmers' crop yields to flooding that has hurt in other ways. Earlier this year, the worst drought conditions seen in the Midwest in decades threatened to close the Mississippi River to barge traffic.
Social Media's Rush To Judgment In The Boston Bombings
As Internet users injected themselves into the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings, false rumors began to spread about possible suspects in the attack. One of those falsely accused in social media was a 22-year-old Brown University student who has been missing. The general manager of Reddit has now apologized to the student's family.
'Boston Globe' Staffers Get A Free Thank You Lunch
On Monday, the staff of the Chicago Tribune sent salads, sodas and dozens of pizzas to their counterparts at the Boston Globe. The food arrived at the paper's newsroom with a note commending the Globe for its tenacious coverage through an exhausting and heartbreaking week.
Surviving Bombing Suspect Could Face Death Penalty
Charges have been filed against the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing case. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is accused of conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction — in this case, the bomb used to kill three people and injure many more. New details about the government's evidence against Tsarnaev and his older brother are emerging.