Nov. 20, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The New York Times' assertion that Minnesotans have a near love affair with "grape salad" continues to evoke entertaining responses. The banter centers on the Times' choice of said salad as THE dish that best represents Minnesota. Margaret Sullivan, the Times' version of an ombudsman, joined the criticism today with "A Recipe for Wrath (Grapes Optional) in Minnesota". Meanwhile, MPR News' Bob Collins offered praise to one Minnesota police department for its response to the controversy.
- Archdiocese reports $9.1M deficit, mulls bankruptcy
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reiterated that it is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain due to the growing potential for more lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse. | Video: Following the money in the Archdiocese | Report: Betrayed by Silence
- Minnesota not on track to meet proposed emissions reductions
The state has made little progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 under proposed EPA rules. | State fines Tiller Corp. for air quality violations | Environment
- Wayward moose found dead in southern Minnesota
The moose became a curiosity last week after it was spotted on a farm near Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
- Minn. jobless rate drops below 4 percent, first time since 2006
State employers add added 9,500 jobs in October, dipping the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 3.9 percent, down from 4.1 percent in September, officials said. | Business
- 6 ways Minnesotans can adapt homes for climate change
The Science Museum of Minnesota's Patrick Hamilton shares suggestions for changes to weather and temperature patterns. | Climate Cast
- Minneapolis zoning panel opens door to 'granny flats'
A proposal approved Thursday would legalize small apartments above garages in residential neighborhoods.
- Mille Lacs walleye lawsuit against DNR heads to appeals court
The lawsuit alleges the Minnesota DNR has mismanaged Mille Lacs Lake and failed to consider a constitutional amendment that aims to preserve fishing heritage.
- Minneapolis police chief announces department changes
In a Facebook post, Chief Janee Harteau wrote that it's critical to hire the best, brightest and most diverse candidates possible.
- Keep your head up: 'Text neck' takes a toll on the spine
Newly published research finds that common testing posture can put as much as 60 pounds of cervical force on the spine. | Health
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