People & Places

  • Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies
    Chester Nez was in the 10th grade when a Marine recruiter went to the Navajo reservation looking for young men who were fluent in Navajo and English.June 4, 2014
  • Biggest Green Line safety threat: Left turns, says Metro Transit
    Metro Transit police said their biggest safety concerns along the new Green Line light-rail system involve drivers making illegal left turns and U-turns.The Daily Circuit, June 4, 2014
  • Social media giving suburban bears undue attention
    Bears typically do not stay in the metro, but are passing through the river corridors to find natural habitats after hibernation, she added. They get sidetracked by food sources in people's yards or around their houses.June 3, 2014
  • In Bowe Bergdahl's release, as many questions as answers
    The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five senior members of the Taliban has been welcomed as well as criticized.June 2, 2014
  • 91-year-old woman breaks marathon record
    It took Harriette Thompson more than seven hours to run a marathon Sunday in San Diego. But that was awfully good, considering she's 91 and recovering from cancer.June 2, 2014
  • 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

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