MPR News Update for Oct. 2, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
A dense fog advisory is in effect in the Twin Cities and much of the state until mid-morning...
Farmers aim for precise irrigation to conserve groundwater, reduce nitrates A new project measures precise shifts in weather and soil moisture to help central Minnesota irrigators try to limit groundwater contamination. | More: Beneath the Surface
Football-friendly ticket policy angers some U students A proposed resolution is asking the athletic department to drop its new bundling practices, and is asking for refunds for those who bought unwanted football tickets. | Topic: Education
Governor candidates spar over economy, MNsure Gov. Dayton and his Republican and IP challengers disagreed on the state of the economy, the efficacy of health insurance exchanges, and the wisdom of copper-nickel mining.
Second man charged with robbery of State Fair craft beer exhibit Federal authorities are handling the case because thousands of the customers who purchased beer during the Minnesota State Fair "were from out of state."
White House could be made a fortress, but should it? It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House, and maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.
Obamacare's first year: How'd it go? One year ago, federal insurance exchanges stumbled into existence. Consumers struggled to sign up for its online marketplace -- and the Obama administration was pummeled. Eventually, HealthCare.gov's problems were mostly fixed.
When can a big storm or drought be blamed on climate change? It's a question scientists have struggled with for years. And now there's a new field of research that's providing some answers. It's called "attribution science."
Obama sidesteps midterm campaigning as approval ratings slump Obama's approval ratings are underwater -- his job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.
Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions The study involved a project in St. Louis that offered 1,400 girls their choice of methods but stressed the benefits of IUDs and hormone implants.
Wells Fargo to pay $295K to resolve unfair firing complaint A federal agency says Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $295,000 to resolve a claim that the company unfairly fired a Hispanic employee in Minneapolis. | Topic: Business
Facebook apologizes for name policy that affected LGBT community Facebook has apologized for a policy that drew criticism from LGBT groups after it led to the deactivation of dozens of accounts belonging to drag queens.
Photos: North Shore ablaze in color The last week of September saw the hills over Lake Superior near Tofte and Lutsen explode into color. What was green just a week before became a sea of red, yellow and orange. Like a magnet, the colors attracted thousands of visitors from all over to the countless trails.
Tony Bennett sets mark as oldest act with No. 1 album The singer is once again the oldest performer with a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for "Cheek to Cheek," his jazz duets collaboration with Lady Gaga.
Video: How to cut squash, and not your fingers Amanda Paa joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about all things squash. | More: Appetites
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