China to abolish labor camps, ease 1-child policy China will loosen its decades-old one-child policy by allowing two children for families with one parent who was an only child and will abolish a much-criticized labor camp system, its ruling Communist Party said Friday.November 15, 2013
Give to the Max Day raises $17M despite tech issues In a day marked by slow service, computer crashes and frustration on the part of both donors and organizations, Minnesota nonprofits and schools still managed to raise more than $17 million on Give to the Max Day, according to early estimates.November 15, 2013
Mayors R.T. Rybak and Julian Castro push education Part 1: Speaking at an AchieveMpls event November 12, 2013, Mayors Rybak and Castro say their cities can lead the way to improve education, reduce the achievement gap and gain a better life for everyone.
Part 2: Mayor Rybak reflects on the recent Minneapolis elections, at a University of Minnesota Humphrey School event November 11, 2013.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 14, 2013
In International Falls, a call to 'destroy the box' How will this northern Minnesota community of 6,400 thrive in the face of a shifting industrial base and loss of legacy jobs in the paper mill industry. The library director is helkping to figure that out by helping kids and adults "re-identify their dreams and hopes and goals."November 14, 2013
Plastic guns made with 3-D printers pose new security concerns It can take a top of the line 3-D printer between 10 and 18 hours to build parts for a plastic gun, a gun made out of strong and flexible material with bullets that can penetrate a person's vital organs or even a skull at close range.November 14, 2013
Driver's safety 'diversion programs' are illegal, state auditor says If you get pulled over for speeding in Minnesota, it's increasingly likely the police officer will give you a choice: Pay the ticket, or take a safe driving class. A new state auditor's report, though, says there's a problem with these programs: They're illegal.November 14, 2013