Duluth voted Outside magazine's best outdoors town Duluth topped 64 cities in a competition with six rounds of voting. Trailing second to Duluth was Provo, Utah. The magazine put together its 64 favorite towns, and described the cities in the contest ranging "from mountain escapes to beachside getaways and powder hot spots."June 16, 2014
Radio legend Casey Kasem dies Casey Kasem, the legendary radio DJ and original host of American Top 40, died Sunday morning.
Besides being a king maker in the music industry, Kasem was also a voice actor. He voiced cartoon characters like Shaggy on Scooby-Doo and also several of the Transformers on TV.June 15, 2014
Dispatches from the Green Line: Opening Day Follow along as MPR News reporter Jon Collins rides the Green Line all day, telling the stories from the stations, the train and the first-day festivities.
There'll be speeches, celebrations, music, free rides and plenty of fanfare as the Green Line light rail project launches today.
The first trains leave the station at 10 a.m., and rides on all Metro Transit buses and trains will be free all day.June 14, 2014
For these inner-city dads, fatherhood comes with homework This isn't your typical classroom setting. The tables are arranged to face one another. The teachers, like Edward Pitchford, are called fatherhood specialists. They don't lecture at the front, but sit with their students and engage them in discussions based on the day's curriculum: communicating calmly and effectively with the mother of their children; and nurturing their kids, not just paying child support. Today, they're talking about staying strong and positive during a job search.June 14, 2014
Minnesota 'Oz' festival goes for world record Organizers of the annual Judy Garland festival hope there were so many people in "Wizard of Oz" costumes that the judges from the Guinness Book of World Records take notice.June 13, 2014
Study: Brain injuries, bike-sharing rise together A group of Canadian and American researchers wondered what effect bike-share systems had on the frequency of brain injuries. And they came up with a way to look at the potential problem. They analyzed data on the treatment of serious brain injuries at trauma centers in five cities before and after bike-sharing programs were started.June 13, 2014
Black flies: Everywhere, looking for a meal (that means you) It's turning out to be quite the year for black flies. Up north, loons are abandoning their eggs. They're fleeing the insects attacking them at their nests. Black fly counts are up too in the metro area. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Mike McLean, who's with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, about the matter.June 12, 2014
St. Paul library renamed after former mayor The Saint Paul Central Library on Rice Park was renamed the George Latimer Central Library today, in honor of the man who served as the city's mayor from 1976 until 1990.June 10, 2014