MPR News Update for Oct. 21, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Dangerous dance: Farm equipment, power line accidents up in rural MN Collisions between farm machinery and power poles seem to be on the rise in rural Minnesota. Some worry it's just a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt. | State news
Fashion designer de la Renta dies at 82 The fashion label's website was replaced with a static black-and-white image of the logo on Monday night, and celebrities on Twitter mourned his passing.
Video: Futuristic theater on the Green Line imagines rail vs. neighborhood Artists Wing Young Huie and Ashley Hanson teamed up with the Minnesota Museum of American Art to stage an unusual performance.
A close Iowa Senate race could hinge on how women vote Iowa shares a rare distinction with Mississippi: It has never elected a woman to the Senate, to the House, or to be governor.
Stephen Paulus wrote and shared glorious music The Minnesota composer, who died Sunday, made accessible music that explored new ideas. He wrote pieces that players could play, but also challenged them.
Philip Brunelle reflects on the legacy of Stephen Paulus The Twin Cities classical composer produced an impressive volume of scores, operas and choral pieces. "He had a wonderful, beautiful sense of the style," recalls the artistic director of VocalEssence.
Toyota becomes latest automaker to issue recalls over faulty airbags The massive recall was given fresh urgency on Monday, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encouraged the owners of nearly 5 million cars to get them fixed "immediately."
Military tuition assistance blocked for new students at Globe University A U.S. Department of Defense tuition-assistance program has put Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business on probation.
Why don't Americans trust experts? What's fueling the mistrust? On issues including climate change, vaccines and politics, how do facts strengthen mistrust and fuel doubt?
A guide to Minnesota bird migration this fall Sharon "Birdchick" Stiteler joined The Daily Circuit to talk about birds on the move, and how those that stay are preparing for the winter.
The rush to test cruise passenger for Ebola Is the sight of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter hovering over a cruise ship to pick up a blood sample a sight that should inspire feelings of reassurance, or a nagging sense that something is not quite right?
CDC revises Ebola protective gear guidelines The president of a group representing 3 million registered nurses said she's glad to finally see better federal advice.
Ferguson unrest may speed real estate decline Many Ferguson, Mo. residents are worried about public reaction once a grand jury announces its decision whether to indict a cop in the shooting death of Darren Wilson. Some say they're planning to move.
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