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Friday, May 23, 2014

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  • 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.
  • Monitoring zebra musselsState cash brings counties new muscle in invasive species fight
    A scattershot approach has long been a weak link in the fight to stop the lake-to-lake movement of zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and other species damaging Minnesota waterways. More help, though, is on the way.7:20 a.m.
  • Celebrating victoryPutting the medical marijuana plan into practice will be a big challenge
    A bill that would legalize some forms of medical marijuana is on track to become law in Minnesota in a matter of days. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger about what the does, and doesn't mean.7:40 a.m.
  • Kevin CorreiaTwins 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.

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