Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Fugitive Ty Hoffman arrested in Shakopee The man who police suspect of shooting and killing his former business partner was taken into custody without incident. 5:35 a.m.
Walz, Bachmann differ on tracking US ISIS fighters Meanwhile, a White House spokesman says government is doing everything it can to track and stop militant sympathizers. 6:20 a.m.
Gone to Syria: Family fears woman latest Minnesotan drawn to war-torn region A 19-year-old Muslim woman who disappeared from the Twin Cities unexpectedly surfaces in Syria. Her family believes she is in a dangerous place, one that continues to lure Minnesotans for jihad. 6:25 a.m.
Cold spell set records but moderation in sight MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about record low high temperatures this week in places like Embarrass, Minnesota. 6:55 a.m.
Republicans target Peterson in 7th District showdown DFL Rep. Collin Peterson has been easily re-elected in his Western Minnesota district since he first took the seat in 1990. But this year Republicans in Washington have targeted him for defeat. Peterson says he isn't backing away from the challenge. 7:25 a.m.
Tuition freezes and even cuts gain momentum in higher ed After several years of skyrocketing college tuition, students and their families are finally starting to see some relief. 7:40 a.m.
'Marcus; or the secret of sweet' builds a community on and off stage The new Pillsbury House Theatre production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play explores sexuality in the African-American community. It opens this weekend at the Guthrie. 7:45 a.m.
Gopher football team face tougher team with injured QB MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the upcoming University of Minnesota's football game. 8:40 a.m.
'Beer for Breakfast'? Remembering the young, wild Replacements Replacements shows have snagged consistently good reviews since the band reunited last year. That's a lot different from the 1980s, when the band's concerts were wild and unpredictable. 8:45 a.m.
Gearing up for the Replacements Twin Cities show Today's Morning Edition music is from the Replacements and a recording made live in the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis in 1981. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
20 Years Later, Parts Of Major Crime Bill Viewed As Terrible Mistake
In 1994, Congress passed the most significant crime-fighting legislation in a generation. Now, policymakers are dialing back Clinton's tough-on-crime policies.
ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?
The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group calls itself the Islamic State; the Obama administration goes with ISIL.
Susan Rice: Islamic State Fight Will Not Be 'Iraq War Redux'
In an interview with NPR, the national security adviser said the U.S. will not be drawn into a ground war in Iraq and Syria, even if local forces are insufficient at containing the Sunni militants.
Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics
The reality series Rival Survival sends 2 senators to a desert island. Republican Jeff Flake of Ariz. and Democrat Martin Heinrich of N.M. work together to spear fish, build shelter and find water.
Yahoo Threatened With Huge Fines If It Didn't Release User Data
On Thursday, a court unsealed some 15,000 pages of documents in which Yahoo and the government battled it out. The government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day for not complying.
Life In Eastern Ukraine Returns To Something Like Normalcy
One week into a cease-fire with Russia, the separatist-held city of Donetsk is stirring back to life. People are coming out of hiding; buses are back on the streets. But the future is still uncertain.
A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos
Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.
Additional EU Sanctions Target Russia's Actions In Ukraine
The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.
Survey: Companies Hold Back On Hiring Full-Time Workers
Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his survey on U.S. competitiveness. He found many businesses prefer to use part-time workers rather than hire them full time.
Is A-Rod Using LinkedIn To Find Work?
The profile is for Alex Rodriguez, the founder, CEO and president of A-Rod Corp. No confirmation yet that it is for the N.Y. Yankees star suspended over alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.
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