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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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  • Gov. Mark DaytonMedtronic's Irish deal reopens Minnesota tax debate
    The governor is praising Medtronic's plan to acquire Covidien, saying it will keep jobs in the state. GOP rivals say the deal shows that state tax policy is driving away businesses.6:20 a.m.
  • Gregg SteinhafelMinnesota has a lot riding on the next Target CEO
    Target employs about 31,000 people in Minnesota. The retailer and its predecessor -- the Dayton Hudson Corp. -- have always had a CEO with a Minnesota connection. So far, all have emerged from within the company.6:25 a.m.
  • Canadian border communities sandbagging to hold back flooding
    Residents in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border are scrambling to keep rising waters at bay. Rainy River is up nearly 10 feet since the beginning of the month, pushing this flood past a record set in 1950. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Adam Claybundy, who's the fire chief of Loman, a small community just west of International Falls.7:20 a.m.
  • Mass transitEnergy-use data could help Minnesota cities protect the environment
    The project has data from 2008 onward that include vehicle miles traveled, waste generation, water use, and the amount of electricity, natural gas and other fuel being used by everyone within city limits. The 22 cities that have signed up had to agree to make the data public.7:25 a.m.
  • Medtromic's 'Rising Man' symbolHow the Medtronic deal with Covidien puts spotlight on corporate taxes
    Medtronic's plans to buy an Ireland-based competitor are raising questions about tax policy. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Vanessa Houlder, tax correspondent for the Financial Times, who's written about Ireland's role in what's called tax "inversion."7:40 a.m.
  • Willie Nelson apologizes in his latest album
    Today's Morning Edition music is from the song "The Wall" by Willie Nelson, one of the tracks on his new album "Band of Brothers," which comes out today.8:49 a.m.

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