MPR News Update for Feb. 8, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
"If there's one thing yesterday's Super Bowl has taught us it's that nothing is going to stop people from playing football," writes NewsCut blogger Bob Collins. "It's simply too ingrained in the American culture now."
- Lawmakers up funding ante for anti-recruitment efforts
House Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. | Complete coverage: Called to Fight
- Kids on board as school bus hits parked cars in St. Paul
No significant injuries were reported from the Monday morning crash. Police are investigating how the driver lost control, but there are no indications drugs or alcohol were factors.
- Minneapolis weighs giving Harteau 3 more years as police chief
Although she represents change at the top of the state's largest police force, some critics hold her responsible for a long list of ills.
- Minnesota state reps on pressing rural concerns
State representatives Dan Fabian and Paul Thissen share their perspectives on the issues facing outstate Minnesota. | Subscribe to the MPR News with Tom Weber podcast
- Minnesota's Banham ties NCAA record with 60 points
Rachel Banham tied a NCAA record with 60 points — with 10 coming in the first overtime and eight in the second — to lead Minnesota to a 112-106 win over Northwestern on Sunday.
- How will host Chris Rock treat the Oscars' lack of diversity?
Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how the host — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it. | Arts & Culture
- Photos: In Bemidji, a celebration of winter, water and so much more
Unusually mild temperatures attracted crowds to ski, fish, curl — and swim — during Bemidji's Winterfest celebration this past weekend. | More MPR News photos
- How do you spot a nonconformist? Check their Internet browser
According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called 'Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.' | The Thread
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