Graves won't run; mining divides Ely; latino models in short supply
Friday, May 31, 2013
Graves drops out of race to replace Bachmann Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning.
Copper-nickel mining divides Ely residents The polarizing divide over the future of mining around Ely will be on display this weekend, when an anti-mining group opens shop on the canoeing mecca's main drag.
Father: Terrance Franklin shot in back of head The father of a man killed by Minneapolis police earlier this month says Terrance Franklin was shot in the back of the head. Supporters of the man and his family plan to protest police handling of the case on Friday.
Latino models in short supply in Minn., casting agencies say Companies are demanding a more diverse look to lure consumers, but some modeling and casting companies say they've hit a hurdle: finding Hispanic people to appear in ads.
Moose research confirms high mortality for calves The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Within days of finishing their work, 22 of the newborns already had died.
Tribe in talks for hotel in next Mall of America expansion The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community may play a key role in the next proposed expansion of the Mall of America.
North Mpls. coalition ramping up cradle-to-career efforts A year and a half into its five-year federal grant, the Northside Achievement Zone has 300 families participating with their 800 children. By the end of next year, the goal is to have 1,200 families and 5,000 children enrolled.
Soprano Dawn Upshaw stepping down with last few SPCO performances In a bittersweet moment, Dawn Upshaw wraps up her tenure as an artistic partner at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. For the past six years, she and the orchestra musicians have enjoyed a close artistic collaboration.
Sarah Polley's 'Stories We Tell' turns lens on her own family Canadian film maker Sarah Polley's family used to joke about how she didn't look like any of her older siblings. As she got older she learned the truth behind the joke, and this led to a documentary.
Congress poised to make crop insurance subsidies more generous For decades, farmers have been getting checks from the federal government as part of a safety net to help protect against, for instance, the financial ruin of drought or floods.
Climatologist says May precipitation hit records for some parts of Minnesota MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley who looks back on May, which included cooler than normal temperatures and some significant snow.
Afghan author of 'Kite Runner' starts his stories small "And the Mountains Echoed" began in Khaled Hosseini's mind with a single image: three people and a red wagon.
Average US household far from regaining its wealth The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis concluded Thursday.
Minn. lawmakers hope property tax help will stick Minnesota legislators used to catching heat from constituents for rising property taxes that are largely out of their control think they've settled on a way to ease the blowback.
Farewell concert for locked-out musicians Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will perform at a sold-out farewell concert in Minneapolis Friday featuring four players who are leaving Minnesota for other cities.
Zebra mussels found in Itasca county lakes The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed finding zebra mussels in two lakes in Itasca county.
June 6 start for same-sex couple marriage license applications in some counties Same-sex couples can apply for marriage licenses in Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties starting June 6.
BCA awarded grant to ID human remains samples collected over decades A state agency is launching a year-long effort to put a face and a name to numerous sets of unidentified human remains collected in Minnesota over decades.
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