Multi-faceted experience pushed Cornell to top

The Target corporation has picked a new CEO. Brian Cornell will be joining the Twin Cities-based retailer on August 12th.
SWAT teams pack up

Chaotic scene, then massive manhunt follows officer's slaying

An hours-long manhunt, followed by a gun battle, ended last night with the capture of 39-year-old Brian Fitch, Sr.

Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton interprets Joni Mitchell

Today's Morning Edition music is from acclaimed jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton singing "All I Want." The song is from the 2013 album "After Blue" which is a collection of her interpretations of Joni Mitchell songs.
Wisconsin protest

Wis. Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election.

Enlisting smartphones in the campaign for campus safety

These apps for the most part target sexual assault and rape, amid growing national concern about the prevalence of incidents and criticism of the ways colleges and universities are handling them.

DNR shuts down SE Minn. sand mine, requires new permit

Houston County gave the Erickson Mine permission to start mining silica sand, but a 2013 law requires a DNR permit for mines if they are located near trout streams within an area known as the Paleozoic Plateau.
Samaritan's Purse staff putting on protective gear

Ebola: Is it a threat to Minnesota?

With deadly diseases just a plane ride away these days, we wondered what the likelihood is that we could see a case of Ebola in this country. The director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer.
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