People & Places

  • Photos: US observes Memorial Day
    From Rolling Thunder in Washington to President Obama and Brad Paisley in Afghanistan, and in ceremonies small and large across the United States, Americans are stopping to pay tribute to US military members who have given their lives in service to their country.May 24, 2014
  • Woman says dog brought attention to nearby fire
    Susan Frey says she was sleeping and her dog was biting her to wake up her. When she woke up she says she could see large flames coming from her neighbor's home.May 24, 2014
  • Why Chipotle is accused of contributing to a culture of invisibility
    You can find all the Mexican-ish food that your stomach desires at Chipotle. What you won't be able to find -- on its cups, at least -- is the work of Mexican-American writers.May 24, 2014
  • He gave his life for the nation and his name to an airport
    Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.May 24, 2014
  • Your Minnesota weekend: Summer begins
    This weekend will be balmy and sunny, but Memorial Day weekend is about so much more than commemorating the unofficial start of summer.May 24, 2014
  • Congress to award highest honor to Army's only Latino unit
    Congress passed a bill on Thursday to honor the U.S. Army's only segregated Latino unit with the Congressional Gold Medal. If the bill is signed into law by President Obama, the 65th Infantry Regiment of Puerto Rico, also known as the Borinqueneers, will join Puerto Rican baseball star Roberto Clemente as the only Hispanics to be awarded the highest civilian honor given by Congress.May 24, 2014
  • Forged and forgotten: Twin Cities ammo plant helped win WWII
    Built far away from a potential enemy attack, the plant was part of a Herculean effort to gear up for World War II. Running alongside Interstate 35W, about 11 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, the property's been known more recently as an industrial blight. At its peak, however, some 26,000 people, the equivalent of 1 percent of the state's population, worked thereMay 23, 2014
  • Video: When fog attacks
    From the "Can Your Winter Do This?" file: A couple of fishermen were out on Lake Michigan near Traverse City this week when this came along.May 23, 2014
  • What those baby photos on social media can teach us about moms
    You can't miss 'em. Baby pictures have flooded so many Instagram and Facebook feeds that an app is now available to block them, if you want. But as the newness of social media collides with an experience as old as time -- motherhood -- researchers are beginning to study its sociological and psychological impacts.May 23, 2014
  • Should the Redskins change their name?
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were among 49 senators who signed a letter urging NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to endorse a name change for the Washington Redskins. Do you think the Redskins should change their name?May 23, 2014
  • After tornado recovery, north Minneapolis tackles social issues
    Members of the Northside Community Response Team say they are working to find ways to bring jobs and economic growth to north Minneapolis, where nearly 70 percent of northside residents receive some form of government assistance.May 22, 2014
  • How to manage the innovative spirit
    Author, TV host describes ways to help good ideas prosper.The Daily Circuit, May 22, 2014
  • 'Mother' of Crazy Horse Monument dies
    Ruth Ziolkowski, who died yesterday, is a vanishing breed in America; like her husband, she was willing to spend her life energy on a project that could not possibly be finished in her lifetime.May 22, 2014
  • TRBQ The Really Big Questions: What is a Good Death?
    The Really Big Questions series asks "What is a Good Death?" It's an in-depth look at how death defines life. Is accepting mortality a way of dying, or a way of living? And what do our death rituals tell us about our culture?Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, May 21, 2014
  • Cavers explore upside-down Everests
    They climb, hike and swim their way into the earth's depths.The Daily Circuit, May 21, 2014

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