MPR News PM Update for Sept. 22, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
For your Minnesota to-do list: The best Minnesota restaurants to visit this fall (Check out the comments for more must-visit ideas.) ... From the NewsCut blog: There's something about Woodbury. But what? ... Meteorologist Crait Edwards says we're in for a lovely transition to autumn
- Abuse case drives Dayton to order county child welfare reviews
Saying he was haunted by the photo of an abused Pope County 4-year-old, the governor ordered the Department of Human Services to conduct monthly random screenings of decisions made by county child protection workers across Minnesota to ensure they're doing the job right. | Related: The boy they couldn't save (Star Tribune investigation)
- Fixing guns to make ends meet: The side hustle
Gunsmith Ed Bergum credits a sliver of metal with inspiring a lifelong entrepreneurial venture. | More side hustles: Skinning hides to pay for fun | A hard day of ricing makes the beer go down easy
- On tomorrow's Daily Circuit: The benefits of raising a child as a millennial
While many millennials shy away from having kids for various financial and personal reasons, they shouldn't, argues Taylor Tepper of Money. | More from The Daily Circuit
- Democrats, allies redouble efforts in changing 8th District
Democrats say they can no longer take the northeastern part of the state for granted. Rep. Rick Nolan is in a tough race with Republican Stewart Mills, and Democrats need to protect key legislative seats to keep control of the Minnesota House. | Topic: Election 2014
- House candidate cuts neighbor's garage in half
Roger Weber, a Nashwauk Republican, is being sued in civil court in a property dispute.
- Freshman student missing from North Dakota State
Tom Bearson hasn't been seen since leaving a party early Saturday.
- Which Catholics offer birth control? The insurers
Several Catholic insurance companies have been quietly arranging for contraceptive coverage for many years. | Related: How Catholic insurance companies outsource contraceptive coverage
- Shrinking pool of volunteer firefighters leaves communities at risk
National figures show the number of volunteer firefighters has been steadily falling each year.
- Minnesota poet seeks source of 1,200-year-old poems, finds himself
Until recently Jim Lenfestey didn't realize he was a poet in search of something - and how much ancient Chinese poems helped steer him on the right path. | Topic: Arts
- Full-service schools aim to focus on students' health and scores
Advocates say medical, vision, mental health and dental services will help students. But so far, test scores are mixed.
- Minnesota: The state of political hockey ads
Politics might make Minnesotans scratch their heads. But hockey? Hockey they get.
- Finding a voice -- again -- in the pages of a comic book
The man who wanted to make a living with his voice suddenly had no voice -- in more ways than one.
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