Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Dayton pushes education, labor-force agenda for 2nd term The 67-year-old is running for re-election for the first time in a career that includes one-time stints as state auditor and U.S. senator. And he said his next term, if he's re-elected, will be his last in office. 6:40 a.m.
Minnesota State Fair opens: What's new The gates at the Minnesota State Fair opened this morning, as they will for the next 12 days, ending on Labor Day. There's some historic changes at the Fair this year. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson who was at the Fair when the gates opened. 7:25 a.m.
Frogtown's half-mile long banquet to spur food talk St. Paul artist, Seitu Jones is creating a massive half-mile long community banquet to raise awareness and spark conversations about food choices. 7:40 a.m.
State Fair 4-H kid's cow a real 'diva' Today is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair and throughout the fair we are going to introduce you to some of the more interesting animals you might encounter. This morning, 12-year-old Liz Jabs, a 4H kid from St. Charles, Minnesota tells us about her short horn heifer that she will be showing today. 7:45 a.m.
Toby Keith takes State Fair spotlight There will be a party tonight at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand when Toby Keith takes the stage. Keith is one of the most popular touring acts in country music, and the star we've chosen for our Morning Edition music segment. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson
The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence
At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
How Syria's Assad Has Managed To Hold On To Power
Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
B.K.S. Iyengar Dies At 95; Sickly Child Became Yoga Guru
Commentator Sandip Roy, an editor with Firstpost in India, has an appreciation of yogi B.K.S. Iyengar. Iyengar, who died on Wednesday, helped to introduce the practice of yoga to the Western world.
Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver
The incident comes a little over a month after the country's officials lifted a ban on the stand up motor device.
How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?
The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?
Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out
Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.
Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964
The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).
China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations
Toyota says it will lower prices of auto parts for its Lexus models in China. This comes after Chinese regulators raised concerns over possible antitrust violations in the country's auto industry.
Fed Officials Debate Timing Of Interest Rate Hike
Minutes of the Federal Reserve's most recent meeting show that a number of officials believe the benchmark rate should rise sooner than is currently expected.
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