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  • Video: Girl suspended after standing up for shorts in school
    A Montreal girl has started to push back against rules on what girls can wear in school after she was ordered to change the shorts she'd worn to school on a recent hot day. Lindsey Stocker says she felt singled out.June 2, 2014
  • Wayside crew leader takes pride in site appearance
    At the St. Cloud stop, Greenwaldt works with five regular and two alternate Green View employees whose duties include mowing, clearing snow and picking up trash. He speaks with pride of keeping the place clean, the landscaping attractive. A certificate naming the site among the top three in its category hangs above the desk in the small, neat office.June 2, 2014
  • Minneapolis Marathon canceled due to weather
    The race was scheduled to begin Sunday at 6:30 a.m. The start was delayed for more than an hour before officials decided to call off the marathon, half-marathon and relay races.June 1, 2014
  • Americans and their cars: A love affair on fumes?
    Six decades after U.S. car culture kicked into high gear, take a moment the next time you're stuck in traffic to consider where we're headed. America's romance with the road may be fading.June 1, 2014
  • Sad Men: How advertisers are selling with emotion
    Anybody who's watched commercials on TV lately will recognize this formula: We meet a character -- a grizzled dad or an adorable baby -- then add some measure of adversity, the music turns hopeful and then there is an emotional conclusion. As your tears roll -- hopefully -- you are then hit with the tagline. This type of marketing is called "sadvertising," and it's everywhere.May 31, 2014
  • Your Minnesota weekend: Another start to summer, for meteorologists anyway
    This weekend is supposed to be wet. The best chance for metro heavy rains appears to be Saturday night into early Sunday morning.May 31, 2014
  • Live: MPR News Top Coast Festival
    Live now: The Top Coast Festival. Politics, pop culture, health care, technology, food and philanthropy: Leaders from these industries talk with your favorite public radio personalities about how to make what's wrong right.May 31, 2014
  • National Park Service to mark LGBT historical sites
    The shift comes after years of debate about how LGBT people fit into America's historical narrative and whether they should be included in textbooks.May 30, 2014
  • Spelling bee: Rare co-champions and an online star
    Congratulations to Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, who shared the championship of the Scripps spelling bee.May 30, 2014
  • Photos: Think the roads are bad now? That's nothing
    In the early days of Minnesota, roads were not good. The railroad took people long distances and the roads were an afterthought. But with the advent of automobiles and bicylces, the Good Roads Movement took hold in the state, leading to the creation of the State Department of Highways in 1917.May 30, 2014
  • Fort Snelling apartments to aid homeless vets
    The $17 million project will convert five historic Fort Snelling structures into 58 studios and apartments. Public and private money is bankrolling the construction.May 29, 2014
  • Cass Lake wildfire may have been intentionally set
    The cause of the flames is still under investigation, but preliminary findings suggest a juvenile, whose name has not been released, started the blaze. He was found near the wildfire perimeter and taken into custody.May 29, 2014
  • Edina boy advances to national spelling bee semifinals
    The finals take place Thursday night. The winner gets more than $33,000 in cash and prizes.May 28, 2014
  • Burton calls on fans to bring 'Reading Rainbow' to the next generation
    Burton is looking to give Reading Rainbow a new life online, and he's looking for help in an unlikely place: He's hoping Star Trek fans will chip in for an interactive Reading Rainbow website. He's offering top funders of his Kickstarter campaign the chance to wear the VISOR -- the shiny band across his eyes that helped his character, Geordi LaForge, see in Star Trek: The Next Generation.May 28, 2014
  • Maya Angelou in Minneapolis at 1984 Westminster Town Hall Forum
    Poet, author and American icon Maya Angelou, speaking September 20, 1984 at the Westminster Town Hall Forum. She speaks, sings, reads and answers questions from the audience at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, May 28, 2014

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