People & Places

  • Columbus Day may get renamed in Minneapolis: Indigenous Peoples' Day
    The American Indian Movement emerged in the 1960s from the streets of south Minneapolis, a longtime cultural crossroads for American Indian communities in the Midwest. And the burst of activism that followed has focused on all sorts of issues from treaty rights to sports mascots. But the celebration of Columbus Day still rankles Bill Means.April 24, 2014
  • Duluth's roads need work, but city needs money first
    Duluth drivers wait for the city's decision on how to plug a four-year budget hole that's tearing up the streets.April 23, 2014
  • Mpls. pedestrian hit by bus reported conscious
    The bus also struck a traffic pole and a some of the passengers on the bus reported minor injuries from the bus's sudden stop. The bus driver was also taken to HCMC for a medical evaluation and routine drug and alcohol testing.April 23, 2014
  • Teen stowaway blows holes in vast airport security
    A 15-year-old apparently wanted nothing more than to run away. But his success in slipping past layers of security early Sunday morning at San Jose International Airport made it clear that a determined person can still get into a supposedly safe area and sneak onto a plane.April 22, 2014
  • Boy Scouts v. church over gay scoutmaster
    There's a new battle front over the Boy Scouts' policy of not allowing gay men to be involved. Churches often sponsor Boy Scout troops and provide financial support as well as a physical location. A church in Washington that hosts a troop has a no-discrimination policy.April 21, 2014
  • Teen survives Hawaii flight in jet wheel well
    Newspaper reports say the unidentified teen survived the trip "halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said."April 21, 2014
  • Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76
    Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976. Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and public advocacy.April 20, 2014
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
    An Ohio couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.April 19, 2014
  • Tackling the opportunity gap in advertising
    Fewer than 1 percent of the nearly 80,000 advertising and promotional managers in America are African-American. Hispanics and Asian-Americans have similarly low showings.The Daily Circuit, April 18, 2014
  • Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant
    Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.April 18, 2014
  • For Minneapolis police liaison, community trust built one handshake at a time
    Sherman Patterson brings a unique background to the work of building relationships. He's a retired soldier, a mentor to kids on the north side, and nephew of a heavyweight boxing champion. Patterson is also the recipient of a $100,000 Bush Foundation Fellowship, which he says he'll use to help keep kids away from guns.April 16, 2014
  • Horse expo to miss horses because of virus
    One sure sign spring is near is the annual Minnesota Horse Expo at the State Fairgrounds. But when the expo starts later this month, it'll go on without it's star participants: the horses. That's because veterinarians are recommending horse owners in our region avoid traveling with their horses until recent a virus outbreak is over.April 16, 2014
  • How to talk 'Fargo' (this subject did not flee the interview)
    There's a new "Fargo" in town -- a TV series based on the film debuted Tuesday on FX. Tony Alcantar helped the cast get the accent right. Alcantar, a dialect coach, worked with actors on set in Calgary, Alberta, including British actor Martin Freeman and Texan Allison Tolman. Listen to how he did that.April 16, 2014
  • IQ2 Intelligence Squared debate about millennials and their future
    A debate from the Intelligence Squared US series. Millennials, growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession, have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic and lazy? or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty?Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, April 15, 2014
  • I-90 bridge will be partially closed until November
    Starting today, the westbound I-90 off-ramp to Highway 61 will close for drivers traveling west from La Crosse, Wis., to Minnesota.April 15, 2014

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