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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you the most important stories from around the state. All on your schedule. Get updated on the latest news in about five minutes, every weekday morning and evening.

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Episodes

Thousands of Minnesota workers could strike in March

2/22/2024
Minnesota union leaders representing thousands of workers say they are all prepared to strike in early March if contract demands are not met. And lawmakers and emergency response workers are calling for an infusion of $120 million into the state's emergency medical services and ambulances. Those stories and more in today’s evening update from MPR News.

Duration:00:05:39

Morning update: MN lawmakers may look at firearm reporting, storage after Burnsville

2/22/2024
Minnesota lawmakers on opposing sides of the gun debate might be willing to come to the table following Sunday's fatal shooting in Burnsville. And state police have released new details about that standoff where three first responders were killed. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister. Read the latest edition of the AM Update newsletter. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube or RSS.

Duration:00:05:20

Memorial service announced for Burnsville first responders killed during domestic violence call

2/21/2024
A public memorial service for the three first responders killed Sunday in Burnsville is set for next week. Burnsville police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge and firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth were fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call. A memorial service for the three is set for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 28 at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. That story and more in today’s evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:04

Morning update: Burnsville shooting suspect had history of violence

2/21/2024
The man suspected of killing two Burnsville police officers and a firefighter-paramedic during a standoff on Sunday had a history of violence against women. And Minnesota lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase penalties for assaulting a sports official. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:44

Burnsville fundraising efforts; Legislation increasing penalties for assaulting referees

2/20/2024
Burnsville city officials are coordinating fundraising efforts for the families of the two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic fatally shot while responding to a call on Sunday. And state lawmakers are considering legislation that would increase penalties for assaulting a sports official. Those stories and more in today’s evening update. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:11

Tributes held for Burnsville first responders. 1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting in Brooklyn Park

2/20/2024
Family members, friends and coworkers of the three first responders killed in Burnsville on Sunday paid tribute to them Monday at a makeshift memorial. And Brooklyn Park police say one person is dead and another is in custody after reports of an active shooter. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:50

Burnsville mourns fallen first responders; state lawmakers pause bill

2/19/2024
City leaders and residents of Burnsville say they are hurting and heartbroken, after Sunday’s shooting that claimed the lives of two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic. And state lawmakers are pausing consideration of a bill addressing restraints school resource officers can use on students. Those stories and more in today’s evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Elena See. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:31

Hundreds gather at Burnsville vigil for first responders who were fatally shot while responding to call

2/19/2024
Hundreds of people gathered in Burnsville last night for a vigil, after two police officers and a firefighter-paramedic were fatally shot earlier in the day while responding to a call. The investigation into the shooting continues. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:59

St. Paul educators authorize a strike; Minneapolis civil rights department head no longer works there

2/16/2024
St. Paul educators have voted to authorize a strike. And Minneapolis city officials say as of Friday, the head of the city's civil rights department is no longer working for the city. In a statement, a city spokesperson said Alberder Gillespie has "concluded her service" with the city of Minneapolis. Those stories and more in today’s evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:24

St. Paul teachers union votes to authorize strike. St. Paul's Gothard named superintendent of the year

2/16/2024
The St. Paul teachers union has voted to authorize a strike. The vote gives union leadership the authority to decide to call a strike. And the American Association of School Administrators has named the superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools, Joe Gothard, as its superintendent of the year. That and more to catch you up in this MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:00

First major snowstorm of the winter; Frustration over Minnesota rebate check tax

2/15/2024
People across southern Minnesota are shoveling, snowblowing, skiing and sledding today, after the first major snowstorm of the season for much of the region. And frustration continues over the IRS decision to tax Minnesota rebate checks. Those stories and more in today’s evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:23

Snow returns to Twin Cities. Legislature moves on school officer restraint law changes

2/15/2024
Side roads are crusty Thursday morning in the Twin Cities after several inches of snow fell overnight across much of southern and central Minnesota. And as work continues at the State Capitol, a Minnesota Senate panel has advanced a proposal to clear up rules around student restraint laws. That and more to catch you up in this MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:02

Missing and murdered Indigenous relatives raise awareness across Minnesota

2/14/2024
Advocates for Missing and Murdered Indigenous relatives held events around the region Wednesday. And the head of Minnesota's State Patrol is stepping down. Those stories and more in today’s evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:27

Walz willing to sign sports betting bill. Two cases of measles identified in Minnesota

2/14/2024
Gov. Tim Walz said he would sign a sports betting bill into law if it were to reach his desk this session — as long as it doesn't infringe on compacts the state has made with tribes. And state health officials have identified two cases of measles. Both cases are in very young children in the Twin Cities who had been overseas. The Minnesota Department of Health is working to contact anyone who was exposed. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:44

Prosecutors in State Trooper Ryan Londregan case argue to restrict public access

2/13/2024
Prosecutors in the case of Minnesota State Trooper Ryan Londregan, who is charged with murder and manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Ricky Cobb II on Interstate 94 last summer, argued in court Tuesday to restrict public access to all future motions and evidence on the matter. That story and more in today’s evening update from MPR News. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:24

Legislative session underway. Health officials identify Legionnaires outbreak in Grand Rapids.

2/13/2024
Democrats have control of the House and Senate. But the DFL governor was sounding bipartisan, as lawmakers returned to work. And state health officials have identified the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in northern Minnesota. They say testing points to parts of the city water system in Grand Rapids as the source. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:50

Legislative session begins; Students meet U of M presidential candidates

2/12/2024
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota Capitol Monday for the start of the 2024 legislative session. Reworking a state law regarding school resource officers is a top priority. And students at the University of Minnesota will get the chance to meet three candidates hoping to fill the role of president of the university system starting Monday. Those stories and more in today’s evening update. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:20

The legislative session begins. Finalists for U of M president visit campuses this week

2/12/2024
The 2024 state legislative session begins Monday in St. Paul. Democrats, who control both chambers, say the session will be more about tweaking existing legislation than approving new spending. And two of the three finalists to become the next University of Minnesota president will be in Morris and Crookston today — to kick off their public interviews. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:42

U of M takes step toward buying teaching hospital from Fairview

2/9/2024
The University of Minnesota has taken a step toward buying its teaching hospital from Fairview Health Services. The university's Board of Regents today approved a non-binding letter of intent for the purchase. That story and more in today’s evening update. Hosted by Emily Reese. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:05:40

Minnesota legislative session starts Monday. Minneapolis approves $950k settlement with journalists

2/9/2024
The Minnesota legislative session begins on Monday and state lawmakers are starting to champion various causes. The Minneapolis City Council approved a $950,000 settlement on behalf of journalists detained or injured by Minneapolis police during unrest following George Floyd’s killing in 2020. And the council also enacted a resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. This is an MPR News morning update, hosted by Phil Picardi. Music by Gary Meister.

Duration:00:04:50