MPR News Update for Oct. 1, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Expel or engage? Mosques seek new ways to end terror recruiting Experts increasingly worry expelling radicals from mosques may plant the seeds for even more radicalism.
U of M to close dept. that helped students catch up with peers University officials plan to move programs in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning to other areas.
Solution to congested rail lines may be years away After hearing of hours of testimony that oil shipping from North Dakota is slowing key parts of Minnesota's economy, state officials say they want to find ways to relieve congestion.
Federal agents search West St. Paul restaurant Agents from Homeland Security Investigations searched the Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet restaurant in West St. Paul Tuesday. The division is part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Death penalty politics enters the governor's race The death penalty hasn't surfaced as an issue in the race for governor in Minnesota. But it's another area on which the candidates disagree.
FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins' FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission "will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we'll be responding accordingly."
Metro-area home construction slows Homebuilders sought fewer building permits in September than they did a year ago, a sign that there are not buyers for medium-priced homes.
Winona State's new floating classroom gives students close look at Mississippi Complete with an air-conditioned classroom, TVs and a Wi-Fi hot spot, the Cal Freming brings students to the river to harness their curiosity.
General Mills plans another 800 job cuts, mainly in US The company did not say how many Minnesota employees could be affected.
Brainerd schools rule in national 'Blue Ribbon' honors The award recognizes schools for high academic performance and narrowing the achievement gap between white students and students of color and low income students.
Enbridge delays pipeline for at least a year Because of a longer than expected permitting process in Minnesota, the company now estimates the pipeline won't be in service until 2017.
Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest Police charged the 18-time gold medalist after officers said he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when pulled over in his native Baltimore.
Hallberg's Picture of Health: The toll of stress Host Tom Crann and Dr. Jon Hallberg discuss how stress, in not just large but small doses, adds up to bad health outcomes. The conversation was triggered by a new study on stress by Oregon State University's "Center For Healthy Aging."
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