Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Douglas McAuthur McCain, a man with Minnesota ties, killed in Syria The 33-year-old man was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official says. 7:15 a.m.
Where ALS 'bucket challenge' money goes in Minnesota The viral fundraising campaign that's clogging up social media with videos of people pouring a bucket of ice water over their head is also bringing tens of millions of dollars to organizations that combat the debilitating disease. 8:25 a.m.
In northern Minnesota, a primeval land of the Lost 40 Legend has it, this land was spared the ax because surveyors mapped it mistakenly as a wetland. It still wears its name well. 8:40 a.m.
Minnesota State Fair aims to be zero-waste event With all the food waste generated at the fair, there is great potential for more composting. The main stumbling block will be all those plastic cups. 8:45 a.m.
Dive bar band plays First Avenue Lake Street Dive will be performing tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The band was started by students at the New England Conservatory of Music. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
After Inspector General Report, Veterans Want More Than Promises
The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know
The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
Napa Tallies Quake Damage; Students To Return To Classes
Schools in Napa Valley are to reopen Wednesday after the area's worst earthquake in decades. Hundreds of buildings and homes were damaged and a lot of rebuilding work remains to be done.
Build A Toothbrush, Change The World. Or Not
You think bringing a new toothbrush to market is easy? The seven-year saga of two dental entrepreneurs struggling to bring their patented brush to consumers suggests otherwise.
Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand
After the neighbor's attempt failed, people came out in droves to support 12-year-old TJ Guerrero in Dunedin, Fla. He made $600 in two hours.
Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free
Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and workplaces this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.
Israel, Hamas Agree To Long-Term Cease-Fire
An indefinite truce, brokered by Egypt, has gone into affect between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. More than 2,000 Palestinians and 69 Israelis have died in the seven weeks of fighting.
Driven By Climate Change, Cotton Buyers Look For Alternatives
One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.
Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden
The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.
Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?
The company Vital Decisions hires social workers to help people make end-of-life plans in advance, over the phone. But the counselors are paid by insurers. Critics see a conflict of interest.
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