U.S. manufacturing index unexpectedly declines in April – Washington Post
Gogebic Taconite to sink drills into massive Wisconsin iron ore vein – Duluth News Tribune
MidAmerican scraps plans for new Iowa nuclear plant – Des Moines Register
Spring planting behind schedule in Minnesota – StarTribune
Is Minnesota the “coolest place on Earth” this spring? – MPR
U.S. trade deficit widened in April – WSJ
U of M opens new medical technology center – StarTribune
Farm subsidy recipient in Congress backs food stamp cuts – NY Times
Poultry plant fire in China raises industrial concerns – LA Times
PIMCO’s Gross says global monetary stimulus is stunting growth – Reuters