• OMGTransit: Let a 'decision engine' get you to work
    The Minneapolis-based hackers at OMGTransit rebooted their web service last night and are getting tantalizingly close to putting a transportation system in the palm of your hand -- or at least on your smart phone.March 28, 2014
  • Gopher women's basketball coach's seat gets hotter after NIT loss
    The season is over for the University of Minnesota women's basketball team. They were defeated by South Dakota State last night in the women's N.I.T. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the future of the Gopher program and head coach Pam Borton.March 28, 2014
  • Wrecking ball threatens Rosie the Riveter's factory
    A group trying to save the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter became an icon of American female empowerment during World War II said Friday that it must raise $1.5 million in little more than a month to save the site from being demolished.March 28, 2014
  • Finding the perfect cup of coffee can be a grind(er)
    In the tiny town of Troy, Idaho, Barb and Doug Garrott have spent the past three years perfecting a machine that could change the morning routines of coffee drinkers all over the country: a $175 hand-cranked coffee grinder. It's called the Lido 2, the first run of 500 has already sold out on preorder, and coffee aficionados are asking for more.March 28, 2014
  • Does St. Paul need a building like this?
    Granted, it's not the big glitzy display of its bigger sibling to the west, but the St. Paul skyline is generally a nice unassuming piece of work. So the question is, does it need something like the building proposed to take the place of the old West Publishing building?March 28, 2014
  • Duluth mayor wants to renew tourism tax
    Duluth needs the Legislature's approval to renew the tax. Don Ness aims to raise as much as $18 million for new trails, amenities and improved river access along the St. Louis River in West Duluth.March 27, 2014
  • Northwestern player unionization could cause sweeping changes
    A federal decision to allow Northwestern University football players to unionize will have little immediate impact on major universities like the University of Minnesota, but it could portend big changes down the road.March 27, 2014
  • Archdiocese gets more time to produce documents tied to child sex abuse
    Daniel Haws, an attorney for the archdiocese, said church officials need more time to review an estimated 60,000 pages of documents before providing them to attorneys representing a man who says he was sexually abused as a child by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the mid-1970s.March 27, 2014
  • Census: Hennepin County shows largest net population growth in Minnesota
    While Minnesota has experienced net population growth since 2010, that growth has been largely concentrated in the Twin Cities region, according to county population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census.March 27, 2014
  • 4 ways to improve swim safety, reduce student drowning deaths
    A national expert on swimming safety joins The Daily Circuit to discuss ways to better protect students in school swimming classes.The Daily Circuit, March 27, 2014
  • Protest at Gasthof restaurant over Nazi-themed party
    All wore a triangle or yellow Star of David, symbols that Germans forced Jews and other targeted groups to wear in occupied countries. "I just really want to represent the people who cannot speak," organizer Margie Newman said.March 27, 2014
  • Rare legal twist pits one diocese against another
    The Diocese of New Ulm is suing another diocese and a religious order, accusing both of sending a priest to New Ulm in the early 1980s without telling the diocese that the priest had a long history of being accused of child sexual abuse.March 27, 2014
  • College athletes can unionize, federal agency says
    The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board answered the question at the heart of the debate over the unionization bid: Are football players who receive full scholarships to the Big Ten school considered employees under federal law, thereby allowing them to unionize?March 26, 2014
  • Ask the President: MPR's Jon McTaggart
    Minnesota Public Radio president Jon McTaggart is our guest for the hour to answer questions from host Steven John and the MPR audience.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 26, 2014
  • Appetites: Taprooms bubble up across Minn.
    Minnesota is in the midst of a taproom boom. Including open and soon-to-open taprooms, there are about 25 in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and many more across the state.March 26, 2014

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