'TipsForJesus' leaves thousands of dollars for servers TipsForJesus has been chronicling its good deeds on Instagram, saying its mission is "doing the Lords [sic] work, one tip at a time." Gawker estimates about $54,000 has been handed out in the past several months.December 3, 2013
Video: A 'geese tsunami' in Canada Hundreds of white geese hang out in a field in Richmond, British Columbia near Vancouver. Eventually, as you might imagine, the geese take flight and it is terrifying.December 2, 2013
22-year-old man missing from Anoka area Anoka County officials are looking for a 22-year-old man but believe he is dead. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a missing-person alert Saturday for Kevin Casserly, of Anoka.December 1, 2013
At 94, Minn. hunter still keen to get into the woods Paul Sersha remembers the first deer he shot, in about 1935. And he sure remembers the last deer he shot. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on opening day of Minnesota's firearms deer season this fall, sitting in his ground blind just west of Virginia.November 30, 2013
Today's Question: What are you thankful for? We typically talk about policy challenges and social problems in this space. Let's take this holiday to reflect on what matters most to us.
Today's Question: What are you thankful for?November 28, 2013
Ties That Bind: 10th anniversary of StoryCorps Scott Simon and David Isay present highlights of the personal stories told and archived through the StoryCorps audio project. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to the weekly broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition and online.
From StoryCorps: The collection is intended to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time creating an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 27, 2013
Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food and Gratitude The 2013 edition of "Giving Thanks," by Classical MPR host John Birge. From John Birge: "Gratitude. It's the signature of every Giving Thanks. I love Thanksgiving because it's universal. No matter what your religion -- even if you have no religion -- you still have this spiritual desire to give thanks, to feel gratitude for the gifts in life that you didn't earn, but were given to you."Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, November 27, 2013
From kitchen star to Salvation Army chef Jeff Ansorge once commanded a staff of 17 and made around $80,000 a year as executive chef at a posh downtown Minneapolis restaurant. He gave it all up to become the head cook of a Salvation Army soup kitchen.November 27, 2013