People & Places

  • 'Power breed dogs' to get free training
    Under a new agreement between the city and the Animal Humane Society, new adopted dog owners can get two months of free training including a free 'human' training class.August 8, 2014
  • Main stretch of 35W closing for road work this weekend
    The closure is needed while crews survey 35W for a road construction project between 46th Street and I-94 scheduled for the summer of 2017.August 8, 2014
  • 'Ex-wife sale' sign taken down in Fargo
    "We're proud to be part of a community that does not tolerate this kind of humor," Christopher Johnson, the Center's executive director, said.August 8, 2014
  • Minneapolis 6th friendliest to facial hair
    Beard and mustache trends come and go. But Wahl, which makes gadgets designed to trim facial hair, wants us to believe that furry faces are once again in style.August 8, 2014
  • Human remains found at Minnesota construction site
    Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer says the bones discovered Wednesday are likely more than 50 years old.August 7, 2014
  • Will Americans buy bug snacks? Maybe...if they're funny and cute
    A certain "ick factor" has kept U.S. consumers from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To combat the ickiness, bug-food advocates are trying a specific marketing tactic: be clever and cute.August 7, 2014
  • Why adults need recess too
    Play helps us maintain our social well-being. And it's not just board games that do this, but soccer leagues, or playing paintball in the woods. Playing is how we connect.August 7, 2014
  • Former Minn. Marine paddles away 2 tours in Afghanistan
    When the Winona, Minnesota, resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, the fallout from a minor stroke and other injuries.August 7, 2014
  • A year of living carlessly in Minneapolis
    Daniel Sarles doesn't consider himself a "biking guy," at least by Minneapolis standards in which bicycling is a religion. "I liked biking, but that wasn't my main mode of transportation before. It's an upgrade and a commitment to living with a bike."August 6, 2014
  • Pigs that surf
    Sometimes the world just needs a little video of a surfing pig.August 6, 2014
  • Michelle Obama, Laura Bush reunite on Africa
    Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies of different generations and opposing political parties, are taking the stage at the Kennedy Center for a program Wednesday with spouses of the dozens of African heads of state and government who are participating in the third and final day of President Barack Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.August 6, 2014
  • From 'Good Times' to 'Honey Boo Boo': Who is poor on TV?
    Like it or not, television has the power to shape our perceptions of the world. So what do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people?August 5, 2014
  • Aspen Ideas Festival: Who Will the 'Us' Be?
    A conversation about the changing demographics in America, and what it means to be an American. How successful is our experiment to create the first mass multicultural democratic republic? The Aspen Ideas Festival brought together a panel including NPR's Michele Norris to talk about the profound demographic change in America, and they try to answer the question: is it possible to define a coherent idea of "Us" as Americans?Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, August 5, 2014
  • 5-year-old mayor loses re-election in Minnesota
    Bobby was only 3 when he was first elected mayor in 2012. Dorset, about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis, has no formal city government and a population ranging from nine to 28.August 5, 2014
  • When kids start playing to win
    It's a playful word that's developed something of a bad reputation: "competition." The fear among some parents is that, once children start playing to win, at around 5 years old, losing isn't just hard. It's devastating.August 5, 2014

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