MPR News Update for Sept. 2, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Welcome to Wednesday -- it's going to rain. Speaking of water, did you know that admonitions to "drink 8 glasses of water a day"
might just be a myth? | Your forecast
As prices slump, metal recyclers steel themselves China's slowdown is having ripple effects around the world, including in Minnesota.
Black Lives Matter protest at governor's residence draws smaller crowd About 40 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Minnesota Governor's Residence in St. Paul Tuesday night to demand elected officials fix racial inequality.
Many Minnesota schools show progress closing achievement gap Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are on track to lower achievement gaps in reading and math 50 percent by 2017, the Minnesota Department of Education said Tuesday as it released new data.
Minnesota United soccer fanatics ready for major league step What used to be a few guys with a passion for soccer is now a fan club topping 500 members. They're loud, creative and hoping the Loons take Minnesota soccer to the next level.
DeCosse's photos are golden, but his prints are platinum Old-fashioned printmaking gives photographer's work a beauty that newer methods can't.
Faces of the Fair: Blue Barn The 1,800-square-foot, two-story, big blue barn is a 24/7 operation for the 12 days of the fair. When the employees aren't making food and serving customers, they're taking deliveries and prepping for the next day's customers. | State Fair
Lawmakers seek MinnesotaCare, Medicaid contracts delay after UCare dropped Several Democratic and Republican state senators want DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to delay implementation of 2016 Medicaid and MinnesotaCare contracts out of concern bidding may have been "flawed."
How startups are using tech to mitigate workplace bias Some companies are trying methods such as removing identifying information from resumes or conducting structured interviews where candidates are asked the same questions and scored on the same criteria.
Jonathan Franzen on writing: It's an 'escape from everything' The author of 'The Corrections' and the new novel 'Purity' likens writing to losing himself in a dream. "When it's really going well ... you're in a fantasy land and feeling no pain," he says. | The Thread
Photos: A rich stream of color and faces at State Fair Photographer David Bowman is drawn to the celebration of the last week of summer in a state where it is cold much of the year. | State Fair
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