Minnesota Public Radio Stories
BWCA: As technology spreads, how hard is it to call for help in remote areas? A communications safety net has been spreading across the 2.5 million acre wilderness for a decade. That net is enabling more rescues but officials warn it should not give people false confidence they can explore the wilderness area without proper preparation. 4:49 p.m.
New exhibit shares the diverse stories of Muslims in Minnesota A new exhibit at the Walker Art Center traces the history of Minnesota's Muslim community from 1880 until the present. 4:53 p.m.
Charges: Brian Fitch admitted killing Officer Patrick, hating cops That revelation came as part of the first-degree murder charges handed down Friday by the Dakota County Attorney's Office against Fitch, the suspect in Wednesday's killing of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick. 5:19 p.m.
In response to crime spike, Minneapolis officers go on foot patrol According to police, much of the violence that plagues city communities is caused by young people involved with gangs who get guns. 5:23 p.m.
PoliGraph: Entenza's digs against Otto mislead Coming to a mailbox near you: claims about DFL State Auditor Rebecca Otto's record on voter ID. 5:45 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
August Comes To The Hill, But House GOP Hasn't Started Recess Quite Yet
House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.
Week In Politics: Turmoil On The Hill And Violence In Gaza
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
In Gaza, A Glimmer Of Hope For Cease-Fire Is Snuffed Out Early
Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs
The city's been shutting off water to thousands of customers who aren't paying their bills. Some argue it's a violation of a basic human need; others say nonpayers are effectively stealing water.
Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds
States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.
Remembering Dick Smith, Hollywood's 'Godfather of Make-up'
Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.
As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars
The nation's political campaigns are in full swing, and evangelical Christians play an increasingly large role. Some Brazilians worry that U.S.-style battles over social issues may be on the way.
A Brief Word Of Woe From A Gentle Big Man
In response to a recent commentary from producer Viet Le about the trials of being extra small, his colleague across the cubicles, Gabe O'Connor, offers some insight on what it's like to be extra big.
In July Jobs Numbers, Fodder For Cautious Optimism
According to new numbers, the U.S. economy continued to add jobs at a steady pace in July. Employers added 209,000 jobs to their payrolls, and while the report showed the unemployment rate ticking up slightly to 6.2 percent, even that was a somewhat positive sign.
Addressing The State Of The Union's Job Market
On the occasion of the July jobs report, Ari Shapiro speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the growth in hiring and what that means for the U.S. labor market.
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