Dayton: MNsure issues need to be fixed The ongoing technological problems that continue to plague the state's online health insurance marketplace should have been resolved by now, Gov. Mark Dayton said today.5:20 p.m.
Study: Raw milk sicknesses more common than reported Minnesota Department of Health statistics show that over a ten-year period, the number of people in the state who may have been sickened by raw milk was 25 times higher than the number of cases traced to well-publicized outbreaks.5:23 p.m.
More Minnesota youngsters ready for kindergarten Nearly 73 percent of Minnesota children were prepared to start kindergarten in the fall of 2012, or about 13 percent more than in 2010, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Education.5:55 p.m.
After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever
Colorado enacted several tough gun control measures after the shooting in Newtown, Conn. — and then voters ousted two lawmakers who backed those laws. One former senator says he has no regrets, while the man who helped remove him is now focused on other gun rights supporters.
In The Year After Newtown Shooting, Most States Relaxed Gun Laws
In the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last year, there was a call to enhance restrictions on gun purchases. One of the groups leading the charge was Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Melissa Block talks with Mark Glaze, executive director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, about what he sees as his groups successes and failures over the past year.
Supreme Court Bolsters Prosecutors' Use Of Psychiatric Exam
The justices ruled unanimously that the Kansas Supreme Court should not have overturned the murder conviction and death sentence of a man who said he was high on crystal meth when he killed a sheriff near Wichita. The high court says the state can use a psychiatric exam as evidence to refute the defendant's case.
After Discharge Upgrade, Marine Finally Finds A Reason To Live
Michael Hartnett joined the Marines because he wanted to be a tough guy. But deployments to the first Gulf War and Somalia left him haunted by nightmares. He turned to booze; after a bad-conduct discharge he fell into drugs for more than a decade. Three years ago, he convinced a military board to upgrade his discharge. That change in status gave him the chance he needed. Now he's studying to be a social worker so he can help other vets.
Florida Man Airs Grievances With Festivus Pole In Capitol
On Wednesday, Chaz Stevens' beer can-covered pole joined a number of other displays in the state Capitol in Tallahassee. There are also a religious Nativity scene and an atheist display. Stevens says he's protesting what he sees as a flagrant disregard for the separation of church and state.
Funk, Faust And Stone: Three Stunning Albums From 2013 Deceptive Cadence host Anastasia Tsioulcas talks with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish about three essential classical and world music releases from 2013 from very different parts of the globe: Bartok's Hungarian dancing, a percussion epic from Alaska and sweaty Nigerian funk.