Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Achievement gap persists in statewide MCA test scores; slight improvement overall State education officials hope steady growth in math, reading and science scores over the last several years will help all students in the future. 7:20 a.m.
Ford dump site along Mississippi: Should it be cleaned up? Before hazardous waste laws existed, the auto manufacturer dumped paint waste and other material at the site near the Mississippi. 7:25 a.m.
The secret to preparing a sheep for a show Becky Tonne of Grenada, Minn., raises Suffolk sheep. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with her at the Minnesota State Fair about how she prepares her sheep to show. 8:27 a.m.
Why did Elvis start laughing on stage? On this day in 1969, Elvis Presley performed at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. While singing "Are You Lonesome Tonight," Elvis started laughing. But why? 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Russian Separatists Open New Front In Eastern Ukraine
At the same time, the Ukrainian and Russian presidents are to meet on Tuesday amid speculation that they might discuss the possibilities for a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Have U.S., Russia Policies Helped The Rise Of Islamist Extremists?
David Greene talks to George Mason University Professor Mark Katz, who believes both Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama's policies have helped to advance the Islamic State.
In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived
The rise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the spirits of Hindu nationalists. But it also appears to be increasing tensions between Hindus and the Muslim minority.
Town's Marshal Quits. Was It Because Of Aliens?
Nederland, Colo., needs a new town marshal but not because the previous one fled an alien attack. Jim Matheny says he doesn't like the altitude, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.
Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires
The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.
Student Activists Keep Pressure On Campus Sexual Assault
More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.
Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief
A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.
Amazon Makes A Big Move Into The World Of Online Gaming
Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.
On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate
The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.
Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions
In 1938, Action Comics No. 1 sold for a dime. Over the weekend, a pristine copy was sold on eBay for more than $3.2 million.
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