People & Places

  • Web developers gather for 'Hackathon for Cuba'
    Technology experts are gathering to brainstorm ways to improve access to the Internet and information in Cuba, considered the one of the least connected countries in the Western hemisphere.January 31, 2014
  • Almost 10,000 without power in NW suburbs
    Xcel Energy says 9,200 customers are without power this morning in Coon Rapids, Osseo, Champlin, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park.January 31, 2014
  • Video: The beer drone grounded by the FAA
    You may have heard that Lakemaid Beer, brewed in Stevens Point, Wis., had a very local delivery gimmick that brought it to the attention of the Federal Aviation Administration: A beer drone. Here's some video of the contraption in action.January 31, 2014
  • Small cuts to food stamps add up to big pains for many recipients
    Some advocates of the poor say the proposed cuts could have been worse. But a group of Democratic lawmakers say any cuts are inflicting pain on working families in favor of preserving some major subsidies to farmers.January 30, 2014
  • Beer drone can buzz the skies no more, FAA says
    A Wisconsin brewery is receiving a flood of support and condolences after the FAA ruled that its beer delivery drone, which had only recently taken flight, had to be shut down.January 30, 2014
  • Best-selling author Amy Tan in Minneapolis at 'Talk of the Stacks'
    Chinese-American best-selling author Amy Tan speaks about her newest book, "The Valley of Amazement." It was nearly a decade in the making. She spoke November 13, 2013 to an overflow crowd at the Minneapolis Central Library as part of the "Talk of the Stacks" series sponsored by the Friends of the Hennepin County Library.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, January 29, 2014
  • Support our troops. Buy some beer?
    In a country where an ongoing war didn't even register a blip as an issue in two consecutive presidential elections, America's corporations have filled the vacuum by tying their products to Americans returning from a war observed by most Americans with magnets on their cars.January 28, 2014
  • The middle class took off 100 years ago ... thanks to Henry Ford?
    In January 1914, Henry Ford started paying his workers $5 a day. Doubling the average wage likely boosted sales since the workers could now afford to buy the cars they were making. It laid the foundation for an economy driven by consumer demand.January 27, 2014
  • Matthew Little, 1921-2014: The civil rights leader in his own words
    Matthew Little grew up in the segregated South where, he said, his father impressed on him and his seven siblings the importance of getting an education and getting out of the South.January 27, 2014
  • Lineup announced for 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.January 27, 2014
  • Deep freeze means Apostle Island's ice caves can now be reached on foot
    This unusually cold weather is making the ice thicker on parts of Lake Superior, and that's providing the opportunity to explore one of our region's most beautiful hidden winter gems. The sea caves of the Apostle Islands are accessible by foot for the first time since 2009.January 27, 2014
  • Photos: The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
    Thirty mushers and 300 dogs hit the trail Sunday in a rebooted John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon with new, fan-friendly features that organizers hope will help the Minnesota tradition recapture some of its former glory.January 27, 2014
  • Photos: Thousands compete in Brainerd's annual ice fishing extravaganza
    The cold weather has been beneficial for the ice conditions on Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Brainerd Jaycees and law enforcement officials found 17 to 19 inches of clear, consistent ice when they measured it last week.January 26, 2014
  • Cold is driving up propane prices in Minn.
    Cold weather is driving up prices for propane that's already in short supply in the Upper Midwest, alarming some rural residents who depend on the gas for heating, and forcing the government to scramble to provide some relief.January 26, 2014
  • 'Six things I wish I'd known when I became a journalist'
    For this week's Friday Roundtable, Kerri will discuss the media scene with veteran local journalists.The Daily Circuit, January 24, 2014

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