Cancer and American Indians, Jesse Ventura and defamation, and a deal on the next light rail route
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
American Indians, cancer, and the struggle to change In the first of three reports about health disparities in Minnesota, we look at American Indians, whose risk of dying from lung cancer is twice that of non-Hispanic whites. Their rates of cervical and larynx cancer are even higher.
Ventura faces tough road proving defamation Mark Anfinson spoke with us about the Ventura case. He's a Twin Cities attorney and adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, who specializes in First Amendment and media law.
Southwest light rail mediator forges deal The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council, with the help of a mediator, may have found a way around the impasse over the troubled Southwest light rail project.
GOP says Dayton bungled economy, but will voters agree? The GOP contenders seeking to replace Gov. Mark Dayton have to convince voters that the governor and the Democrats have bungled the state's economy -- when most indicators show Minnesota is recovering pretty well.
Uber, Lyft rules hearing today in Minneapolis Though the ride sharing apps and drivers are operating in Minneapolis, they don't have the authority to do so.
SUV driver backs over, kills toddler Brooklyn Center Police Cmdr. Brian Peters said the family member attempted to move an SUV to make room around a barbecue grill
Man dies at South Dakota hot dog eating contest The Custer Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the contest, canceled a scheduled pie-eating contest.
Idina Menzel is bringing Broadway to All Star Game The Tony-winning performer will sing the national anthem, and will also perform during the pre-game ceremony, including a cover of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young."
Know your downtown Minneapolis weekend road closures Life in downtown Minneapolis will be getting a pair of disruptions this weekend: The Basilica Block Party rock concerts, and the MLB All-Star Game. We have a handy map to help avoid problems.
Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles Models include the Taurus, Lincoln MKs, trucks and SUVs. We have the full list.
RNC recommends Cleveland for 2016 convention The full 168-member RNC is expected to ratify the choice next month. Democrats have not yet picked a host city for their 2016 convention.
'Reformicons' look for conservative change The Republican Party is not speaking to its average voter, a new movement of party advocates says, and they want that to change.
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