Posted at 10:01 AM on October 5, 2009
by Julia Schrenkler
Unsure about the conversation starters for the water-cooler or coffeeshop? Let's see which stories MPR NewsQ users think is important enough to send to others, and discover what News Cut is pointing to as well.
The top five most e-mailed stories from the past week:
* Minneapolis doctor gives artists a health care option An artist-friendly physician in Northeast Minneapolis has opened a practice that's getting praised for addressing a gap in the health care system.
* Before the dome, Minnesota always came in second
Playwright Kevin Kling will always remember the Metrodome as the place where Minnesota went from being an also-ran to a champion.
* Wis. town postpones council meeting over Viking-Packer game
City business can wait a day.
* Obama's EPA wants clean water, green jobs
Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, laid out the Obama administration's plan for improving water quality and fighting global warming in a speech this week at the Commonwealth Club of California.
* Rebates available soon for energy-saving home upgrades
On News Cut, MPR's Bob Collins features five (stories) at 8 (8ish a.m. CT, he's usually early) each weekday. Today's Five at 8 - 10/5/09: The tragedy of tainted meat includes "The sickening of Stephanie Smith, a tribute to Joe Williams, a snub for the Dalai Lama, a new home without the product placement, and the American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar." The rouser video is just icing on the blog cake.
Looking for even more news? Head to MPRNewsQ.org