MPR News Update for Sept. 15, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
We'll see high temperatures in the 50s and 60s across the state today... Jason Hong, associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, joins The Daily Circuit to talk about how technology is reshaping our notions of privacy... See great photos and the set list from the 'Mats show at Midway stadium
- Growing Karen population brings changes to Austin
A wave of Karen and Karenni immigrants to Austin, Minn., has school administrators and teachers adjusting to new young refugees. The newcomers also bring new changes to the city.
- Child abuse groups hope parents learn from Adrian Peterson case
Peterson was booked and released from a Texas jail this weekend after being indicted for child abuse. The allegations say Peterson used a tree branch, or switch, to punish his son.
- Corporal punishment: Widespread but declining
Allegations that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving a debate about corporal punishment.
- Ministry shipping socks to the Bakken oil patch
There's plenty of oil, and a booking economy in North Dakota's oil fields -- but evidently a sock shortage as winter approaches.
- Sioux Falls couple organizing Ebola effort
Bebe Jones is originally from Liberia. He and his wife have been collecting protective equipment to send to a Liberian hospital.
- Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake; first for Bemidji area
DNR officials say Cass Lake and many of the lakes near it are now considered zebra mussel infested after the species were recently discovered.
- Changes to deer season to benefit older bow hunters
New state rules will allow hunters over 60 to use crossbows for deer. DNR officials hope the change will lure older hunters back to the field.
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