GOP gov. candidates meet; municipal power in Minneapolis; school levies debated
Friday, August 2, 2013
'Twin Cities' is a great place to live, if you happen to know about it It's a region with fine attributes but a terrible brand problem.
Asian-Americans take high road in response to racist music video A new music video out that's extremely insulting to Asian/Pacific-Islander women poses a dilemma for artists who want to decry it. Because of the Catch-22 nature of the Internet, looking at something is ultimately supporting it: on social media, any attention is good attention.
Legality of same-sex marriage still issue for Minn. border residents Gays and lesbians who live and work in Minnesota's border communities know they must deal with some practical realities of love and the law.
Mpls. municipal electric utility hearing packed Citizens, business representatives and clean energy activists packed the Minneapolis City Council chambers on Thursday for a public hearing on whether the city should consider forming its own utility.
GOP gov hopefuls hold well-behaved 1st forum The four Republican candidates for governor introduced themselves to a group of several hundred of the party faithful at an event last night in Moundsview.
Even with funding increase, some school districts to ask voters for more When the Legislature passed a $485 million increase in school spending over the next two years, DFL lawmakers described the 2013 education bill as one of the best ever. But school districts across Minnesota still plan this fall to ask local taxpayers for more money.
Teach for America struggling for support in Minn. Dozens of Teach for America members wrapped up their summer training program this week in the Twin Cities and Friday many will find out if they will be given a classroom to lead in the fall. The Minnesota Board of Teaching must decide to allow the trainees to teach without a license, letting them earn full certification while on the job.
Duluth Dylan statue Kickstarter falls short An effort to raise $159,000 to fund the completion of a giant bronze sculpture of Bob Dylan, to be placed in the songwriter's hometown, has fallen well short of its goal.
T.D. Mischke signs off Twin Cities airways T.D. "Tommy" Mischke, the quirky and well-loved radio host, announced on his WCCO-AM show last night that he's leaving the station.
Cube Critics movie review: 'Smurfs 2' a Smurfing good time Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr discusses gang affiliation, fatherhood issues and gender inequities in "The Smurfs 2" during this week's Cube Critics.
Body recovered from Minn. gravel pit pond Authorities have recovered the body of a Fargo man they believe drowned while swimming illegally in a water-filled gravel pit across the border in Minnesota.
Guilty plea in Minn. classic car fraud case A man accused of defrauding customers of his classic car restoration business out of $1 million has pleaded guilty in federal court in Minnesota.
Day care, deli, auto repair business lost to fire Demolition crews are tearing down a large commercial building in Minneapolis that was declared unstable after a two-alarm fire.
3 arrested in slaying of Willmar church volunteer Authorities say two people have been arrested in the slaying of a 79-year-old church volunteer who was found dead in her Willmar home.
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