MPR News Update for Aug. 27, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Farmers' Almanac predicts a
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Justice Dept. sues St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center Abu-Huraira Islamic Center proposed a mosque at the old Medtronic headquarters in St. Anthony at 3055 Old Highway 8. The City Council voted 4-1 in June 2012 not to issue a conditional use permit for the mosque, citing appropriate land use.
Where ALS 'bucket challenge' money goes in Minnesota The viral fundraising campaign that's clogging up social media with videos of people pouring a bucket of ice water over their head is also bringing tens of millions of dollars to organizations that combat the debilitating disease.
In northern Minnesota, a primeval land of the Lost 40 Legend has it, this land was spared the ax because surveyors mapped it mistakenly as a wetland. It still wears its name well.
Appetites: What's left to say about food at the State Fair? Plenty, it turns out Every year James Norton gathers a crew of Heavy Table writers and photographers to run the gantlet of food at the Minnesota State Fair on the event's first morning.
LIVE | Tomorrow on the Daily Circuit: Four chefs share their secrets MPR's Kerri Miller hosts four chefs at the MPR State Fair booth: Andrew Zimmern, Amy Thielen, Lenny Russo and Ann Kim.
$25M solar farm to be built at Camp Ripley Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard have announced a partnership to build what may be the biggest single-site solar installation in the state.
An all-nighter for a barred owl at the Minnesota State Fair We're exploring the State Fair's many animals this week. This time around, Cathy Wurzer took a break from the barns and found Danielle O'Neill with the Wildlife Science Center.
Douglas McAuthur McCain, a man with Minnesota ties, killed in Syria The 33-year-old man was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official says.
Lizards and worms don't belong on the school lunch menu India's free school lunch program is the largest in the world. It is also a program that has made headlines for its missteps, one of which was tragic.
Crib notes for the LA School District iPad scandal A massive expansion of classroom technology has come to a grinding halt in Los Angeles. The decision comes on the heels of an investigation that questions whether the initial bidding process was fair.
Hello, may we help you plan your final months of life? These are not your typical telemarketing calls. A New Jersey-based firm represents a dozen or so insurance companies nationally that are starting conversations with beneficiaries about end-of-life care.
Cotton buyers seek to insulate industry from impacts of climate change Cotton grows commercially in most countries around the world and is very resource-intensive to cultivate and process. It's relatively hearty because it grows in hot climates. But its Achilles' heel is water.
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