Protest at Gasthof restaurant over Nazi-themed party All wore a triangle or yellow Star of David, symbols that Germans forced Jews and other targeted groups to wear in occupied countries.
"I just really want to represent the people who cannot speak," organizer Margie Newman said.March 27, 2014
Franken pushes bill aimed at 'stalking' apps Sen. Al Franken is going to "try again" to pass an anti-stalking law that focuses specifically on what our mobile devices know about us. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke about the bill with Franken, a DFLer who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.March 26, 2014
White House proposes halting collection of phone data The revamping of NSA procedures was broadly outlined by President Obama in a speech in January after months of leaks from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The president said he wanted to get the government out of the business of collecting phone data.March 25, 2014
Nursing homes turn to iPods to help residents A Wisconsin program employs iPods with personalized playlists to rekindle residents' memories with familiar music, as well as lift their spirits and improve their interaction with family members, other residents and staffers.March 24, 2014
Petition asks Obama to pardon Dakota 38 A Mankato City Council member is seeking a presidential pardon for the 38 Dakota men hanged in a mass execution at the end of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.March 24, 2014
Henn. County to let inmates wear religious head coverings Inmates can wear a jail-issued hijab, the Muslim headscarf, or other religious headwear as long as there's no threat to safety and security, Sheriff Rich Stanek said Thursday. The jail also will issue yarmulkes and kufi hats.March 20, 2014
NYC mayor sits out St. Patrick's Day parade over gay ban Mayor Bill De Blasio was set to become the first mayor in decades to sit out New York City's traditional St. Patrick's Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs. But Ireland's Prime Minister refused to be sidelined, saying he'll join the procession Monday in Manhattan because the holiday is about Irishness, not sexuality.March 17, 2014