Climatologist explains lack of flooding despite recent downpours MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about significant rain storms earlier this week, and why those storms did not cause much flooding. Seeley also says Minnesota is expected to be warmer than normal over the next few months.6:55 a.m.
Twins proving pessimists wrong, so far The Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series tonight in San Francisco against the Giants today. The Twins go into tonight's game with a record of 23-21. That's a better start than most of the experts expected for the team. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, one of the pre-season pessimists. Sinker is a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune.8:45 a.m.
50 years ago, Ella Fitzgerald covered the Beatles Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago this week, when the first cover version of a Beatles song made it onto the charts. This one charted in the United Kingdom and it was performed by one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Ella Fitzgerald.8:49 a.m.
Unopposed Candidate Left Off Ballot
Curtis Mele expected a third term on the City Council of Benwood, W.VA. On Election Day, he got a call saying his name was accidentally left off the ballot, and another councilman listed in his place.