MPR News Update for Sept. 29, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
This afternoon, three questions -- answered: What's the story behind that full-page ad this weekend in the Star Tribune? ... Which major weather events of 2013 were related to climate change? ... How late is too late to call someone's cell phone?
- Gardenhire out as Twins manager
The news comes one day after the team finished its fourth straight season of 90-plus losses. | Today's question: Was it right for Gardy to go? | NewsCut: In the years of Gardy
- Terrorists talk nation-building, not death, to recruit Twin Cities youth
al-Shabab once lured some in the Twin Cities with talk of rebuilding Somalia. ISIS recruiters now are using slick social media tactics to lure youth to a dream of an Islamic State. | Gone to Syria: Family fears woman latest Minnesotan drawn to war-torn region
- Sonja Parks is a one-woman community in 'Seedfolks'
In 'Seedfolks,' Sonja Parks portrays 14 different characters who live near a vacant Cleveland lot. Their stories are of loss and hardship. | Topic: Arts
- On Tuesday's Daily Circuit: Lynne Rossetto Kasper looks back at 20 years of The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table launched in 1994, a year when baked brie was in and iceberg lettuce was still hot. | The Splendid Table
- In case you missed it: For homeless runners, road traveled makes all the difference
A Minneapolis running club is getting homeless men on their feet to jog and, hopefully, on a path to a better life.
- Macy's to hire 86,000 workers for holiday season
The department store chain says the growth is being fueled by its expanding online business.
- Photos: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters
Police fired tear gas as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. | Related: Hong Kong remains tense as pro-democracy demonstrators march again | Video: The streets of Hong Kong
- Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
New advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics updates a 2007 birth control policy that didn't recommend specific methods other than condom use.
- Williston mayor on his vision for oil town's future
The North Dakota oil boom is bringing thousands of people to the small city of Williston and bringing bad traffic, high rent and more crime.
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