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Friday, May 30, 2014

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  • Gubernatorial candidatesParty or primary? GOP hopefuls for Senate, governor may divide convention
    Party unity "gives us the best chance of beating Mark Dayton in November," says Sen. Dave Thompson. Some of his competitors don't see it that way, however, and that's set the stage for something rarely seen at political conventions: intrigue.5:40 a.m.
  • Signs supporting mining spread across the Range.Dayton walks fine line on mining as he seeks second term
    Union members who are pushing for expanded mining say the governor needs to take a stronger stand in favor of mining or he could lose votes this fall. But taking that stand would put him at odds environmental groups.5:45 a.m.
  • Downtown MinneapolisMinneapolis' biggest buildings enlisted to fight climate change
    The largest buildings in Minneapolis must meet a June 1 deadline to report their energy and water use to the city. That data will eventually become public, and city officials hope it will lead those who manage and use those buildings to find ways to use less energy.6:50 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyMay colder than normal despite recent warm up
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about summer arriving this week in earnest in much of the state with above average temperatures. He says, despite that warm up, May was colder than normal. Seeley also has a wet forecast for the weekend and next week.6:55 a.m.
  • Photos: Think the roads are bad now? That's nothing
    In the early days of Minnesota, roads were not good. The railroad took people long distances and the roads were an afterthought. But with the advent of automobiles and bicylces, the Good Roads Movement took hold in the state, leading to the creation of the State Department of Highways in 1917.7:40 a.m.
  • Lynx overcoming injury issues in hot start
    The undefeated Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA are at home tonight against the San Antonio Stars. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about what's been working for the Lynx so far this year.8:45 a.m.
  • How Andy Williams influenced the hit 'My Guy'
    Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago this week when "My Guy" by Mary Wells was the number one song on the pop charts.8:49 a.m.

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