Minn. House OKs billion-dollar bonding bill Early Friday morning, the Minnesota House passed two bills that spend more than $1 billion on public works projects across the state. Later in the day they are poised to pass another round of tax cuts, as well as a bill that legalizes medical marijuana and a bill that increases spending for schools, health care and broadband.6:20 a.m.
Climatologist talks about our slow motion spring MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a cold and wet spring in much of Minnesota. He says May has been the eighth consecutive month of cooler than normal temperatures in the state, if trends continue through the end of the month.6:55 a.m.
Lynx begin title defense with injury concerns The Minnesota Lynx begin their 2014 season in Washington tonight against the Mystics, hoping to repeat as WNBA champions. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the season ahead for the Lynx.8:45 a.m.
Couch Produces More Than Loose Change
Three roommates bought an old couch at Salvation Army, and in between the cushions found envelopes filled with cash. They tracked down the original owner and gave back $40,000.
Big Sunday Encourages Baby Steps To Volunteerism
A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.