Annette Atkins on rooting out 'the enemy among us' in World War I History professor Annette Atkins speaks at the Minnesota History Forum January 18, 2014 about the Minnesota Commission of Public Safety, which was formed during World War I to protect Minnesota. But it also believed it was protecting Minnesota from immigrants that were disloyal. At that time, 25 percent of Minnesotans were German-born. Atkins presents this story within the context of its time.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 12, 2014
Woman arrested after death of Red Lake councilman FBI spokesman Kyle Loven tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that the FBI was notified of Donald "Dudie" May's death Saturday night. The bureau is investigating with tribal authorities.March 12, 2014
Lawmakers consider scrapping teacher licensure test State data from 2013 shows 20 percent of teacher candidates failed the reading, writing and math test currently in place. Among minority teacher candidates, failure rates were significantly higher.March 11, 2014
IQ2 debate: Does the President have the constitutional power to target and kill US citizens abroad? The newest debate from the Intelligence Squared series, recorded at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Motion: The president has the constitutional power to target and kill U.S. citizens abroad.
With the drone strike on accused terrorist and New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, President Obama has tested the limits of the executive branch's powers. Does the president have constitutional authority under the due process clause to kill U.S. citizens abroad, or is it a violation of this clause to unilaterally decide to target and kill Americans?Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 11, 2014
Senators advance military sexual assault bill With the women of the Senate leading the fight, lawmakers voted 97-0 Monday for legislation that would force a half-dozen major changes on a military struggling with a pervasive problem that Pentagon leaders concede could cost the services the trust and respect of the public and make it harder to attract men and women to serve in the all-volunteer force.March 11, 2014