Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Chaotic scene, then massive manhunt follows officer's slaying An hours-long manhunt, followed by a gun battle, ended last night with the capture of 39-year-old Brian Fitch, Sr. 6:20 a.m.
Nienstedt says he'll continue to lead Twin Cities archdiocese Faced with growing calls for his resignation for his handling of a clergy sex abuse scandal, Archbishop John Nienstedt said Wednesday that he has no plans to leave his position as head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 7:20 a.m.
Analyst: Target's new CEO has a solid track record Target has named a new CEO. It hired Brian Cornell, a senior executive at PepsiCo. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Brian Yarbrough, an analyst with Edward Jones, about the hire. 7:45 a.m.
Ebola: Is it a threat to Minnesota? With deadly diseases just a plane ride away these days, we wondered what the likelihood is that we could see a case of Ebola in this country. The director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer. 8:40 a.m.
Multi-faceted experience pushed Cornell to top The Target corporation has picked a new CEO. Brian Cornell will be joining the Twin Cities-based retailer on August 12th. 8:45 a.m.
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton interprets Joni Mitchell Today's Morning Edition music is from acclaimed jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton singing "All I Want." The song is from the 2013 album "After Blue" which is a collection of her interpretations of Joni Mitchell songs. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Life In Gaza Deteriorates As Water, Power Shortages Intensify
Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
Why Hamas Is A Bigger Challenge For Israel Now Than In The Past
Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
Is Fracking To Blame For Increase In Quakes In Oklahoma?
Oklahoma is experiencing more earthquakes, and some scientists say they're caused by wastewater disposal wells. Linda Wertheimer learns more from energy reporter Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.
Community Prosecutions Credited With Drops In Crime
Placing prosecutors in a neighborhood instead of a courtroom is a different kind of "law and order." A University of Chicago law professor says his research shows community prosecution has had an immediate and measurable impact on violent crime.
Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause
Stuart Kettell also has stalked a town on stilts and run in a human-sized hamster wheel to support cancer patients. His stunts have raised nearly $70,000. He's pushing this sprout with his nose.
Milwaukee Neighborhood Rallies To Put Young Boys On The Right Path
Activists are trying to teach boys the value of hard work and respect through neighborhood cleanups and mentoring sessions. The community pays the boys $20 for four hours of work.
As 'Voluntourism' Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?
More young adults and teens are swapping suntanning and sightseeing for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.
Senate Antitrust Panel Eyes Contact Lens Pricing Policies
Under "UPP," or universal pricing policies, manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson tell retailers they can't sell their contact lens below a certain price. And if they do, their supply will be cut off.
On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious
Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
Send Your Dearly Departed Dog Into Space
Houston-based Celestis is offering to ship your pet's remains to rest among the stars for as little as $995. The remains are sent up on vehicles already carrying scientific and commercial payloads.
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