Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Mpls. city panel backs Southwest light rail plan, despite doubts Council members on the Transportation & Public Works Committee agreed 4-2 to support the project, marking a turning point for Minneapolis. 3:49 p.m.
Franken and McFadden try to win over fairgoers While Franken is trying to make the case that he can work with Republicans to get things done, McFadden is trying to paint the first-term incumbent as one of the most partisan Democrats in Washington. 5:20 p.m.
Justice Dept. sues St. Anthony over rejection of Islamic center Abu-Huraira Islamic Center proposed a mosque at the old Medtronic headquarters in St. Anthony at 3055 Old Highway 8. The City Council voted 4-1 in June 2012 not to issue a conditional use permit for the mosque, citing appropriate land use. 5:24 p.m.
Appetites: What's left to say about food at the State Fair? Plenty, it turns out Every year James Norton gathers a crew of Heavy Table writers and photographers to run the gantlet of food at the Minnesota State Fair on the event's first morning. 6:23 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign
The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.
State Democrats Play Defense Ahead Of Midterm Elections
Across the nation, state legislators are gearing up for Election Day. And they're well aware that their fates could be tied to national political forces like the president's low approval rating.
It's Not Whisky, But Everyone In Scotland Drinks It By The Bottle
Irn Bru is a neon orange soda that inspires passion and may help explain the strong independent streak in Scotland as it prepares to vote Sept. 18 on whether to break away from the United Kingdom.
In Fixing Recalled Cars, GM Dealers Hope To Wow Customers
General Motors has recalled 29 million autos in the U.S. so far this year. Dealers replacing the faulty parts aren't just fixing cars. They're repairing customers' relationships with the automaker.
Life After Ice Buckets: ALS Group Faces $94 Million Challenge
The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
The Life Of The Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS
Douglas McAuthur McCain has earned a dubious distinction, as the first American to die in Syria fighting for the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.
Before Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Troops Must Declutter
American troops are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by year's end. So the military is sifting through 13 years of accumulated stuff to see what will be scrapped, given away or sent home.
As BK Takes Tim Hortons, Canadians Stay Loyal To Their National Icon
The takeover of Canada's Tim Hortons by Burger King is causing quite the stir in the great white north. Melissa Block talks with Ian Hardy, editor-in-chief of Inside Timmies, a fan site devoted to Tim Hortons, about the Canadian existential crisis over one of the country's cultural icons being taken over by an American corporation.
Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only
The Freemasons are arguably one of the world's most famous men's organizations. Membership has been falling in the U.S. since the 1960s, but millennials are now showing an interest in the fraternity.
London 'Times' Goes Retro With Stereo Typing
Robert Siegel speaks to Patrick Kidd, the editor of The Times Diary, about the sounds of mechanical typewriters piped into the newsroom of The Times in London.
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