Minnesota Public Radio Stories
St. Paul Police Dept. could face cuts under new Coleman budget Documents show Mayor Chris Coleman asked the department for nearly $2 million in cuts. 5:40 a.m.
Al Flowers arrested after altercation with Minneapolis police officers A longtime critic of the Minneapolis Police Department says officers came to his house to arrest a family member and ended up beating him up. 5:45 a.m.
Expensive land becomes a hurdle to growing young farmers Buying 100 acres of good farmland can cost $1 million, and that amount of land often is too little to support a family. 6:20 a.m.
Twins fail to impress before key trade deadline The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 at Target Field yesterday. 8:45 a.m.
Why 'Over the Rainbow' is such a great song 75 years ago today, Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow." This version was released as a single and is different than the performance used in "The Wizard of Oz" which was released a month later. 8:48 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default
Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.
More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed
Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.
Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival
To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.
New God's 'Firework,' Celebrating Childhood Joys Of Summer
Brothers Kenny and Curt Thompkins were inspired to record an album in a racquetball court after hearing the acoustics there last year. The result appears in their new album, out this week.
Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days
The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.
Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time
Swimming pool drowning rates are more than five times higher for school-aged black children than for white kids the same age.
Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health
People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.
People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer
Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.
U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration
Britain lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing back in 2012, but protests in opposition to fracking have slowed drilling efforts.
Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers
Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.
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