MPR News Update for Sept. 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
"Scattered storms will rumble in as heat and humidity build Wednesday and Thursday,"
writes Paul Huttner on Updraft... Why do we celebrate spuds and berries? Watch our video to find out why Minnesotans throw produce parties...While you're at it, look at some great photos of Minnesota's summer festivals as you prepare to say goodbye to the season
Police search Blaine airport for accused murderer Law enforcement personnel are looking for Lyle "Ty" Marvin Hoffman, 44, who is charged in the shooting death of attorney Kelly Phillips last month.
Authorities ID woman killed by Green Line train Shana Buchanan, 42, was hit when crossing the tracks near the Westgate Station in Minneapolis. Metro Transit Police and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office are investigating the death.
Authorities ID man killed in St. Paul police confrontation The two officers involved in the shooting were unharmed but believed their lives were in danger, Chief Tom Smith told reporters last week.
Minnesota State Fair breaks all-time attendance record Total attendance came in at 1,824,830, topping the 2009 record of 1,790,497.
Rethinking what a college education looks like Ben Nelson has a new vision for higher education: Forget the ivy-covered buildings, mammoth libraries and state of the art rec centers.
Oldest flight attendant retires Bob Reardon, a St. Paul man who turned 90 in May, retired from Delta over the weekend, and, apparently, not by choice.
Turkey truck crash stalls metro morning commute No one was injured in the crash, although it wasn't clear how the turkeys fared.
In 'Scavengers,' it's 'Little House on the Prairie' meets 'Mad Max' Known as a humorist, a columnist, and a rock and roller, Michael Perry's non fiction works were often about life in rural western Wisconsin. Now he's trying something very different: a novel for middle-schoolers.
Guns boom in 2014 campaign ads Political campaign ads come in all shapes and sizes. This year's emerging trend appears to be candidates with firearms shooting at things. | All politics
Cutting back on carbs, not fat, may lead to more weight loss A new study adds to the body of evidence that cutting back on carbs, not fat, can lead to more weight loss.
Mudslide to keep West River Parkway closed until next summer The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board will vote on a $640,000 engineering contract for the project on Wednesday.
Minnesota Zoo's snow monkey turns 31; oldest in US? "Laid back" Nikko was born in September 1983 and has been at the Minnesota Zoo since 2001.
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