MPR News Update for Aug. 12, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Minnesotans are heading to vote today in the state's primary: Stick with MPR News for ongoing updates, real-time results and a live broadcast from 8 to 10 p.m... Most polls close at 8 p.m. What you need to know... LOL, cats: Internet Cat Video Festival makes its return this week.
- Photos: Minnesotans head to the polls
Minnesotans -- at least a few of them, anyway -- will take a short break from summer to tend to Tuesday's primary election.
- 8 things to watch on primary night
There are several competitive primary battles in both parties, so we've created a handy checklist of things to watch for.
- Global parenting habits that haven't caught on in the US
Some global parenting styles might make American parents cringe, but others sure could use a close study. Vietnamese mothers, for instance, get their kids out of diapers by 9 months.
- Robin Williams: A supreme talent who was always on
From his standup comedy work to TV roles to talk show appearances to Oscar-caliber movies and performances on Broadway, Williams was a dervish of comedy -- tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. | News Cut: Robin Williams and his black dog
- Arden Hills shooting victim was Boston Scientific exec
Ramsey County sheriff's officials say the vehicle driven by the suspect was found in Blaine overnight. There have been no arrests, but authorities have identified a 44-year-old male suspect.
- Wild rice takes a hit after stormy spring
In general, lakes from Bemidji to the Canadian border will yield only a quarter of the wild rice they did last year.
- Enduring the death of a child: What it's like and how to help a grieving parent
We look at how this loss affects parents and what you can do to help someone in your life experiencing this type of grief.
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