Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Police: Charges expected Friday in shooting of Mendota Heights officer While investigators are still gathering evidence, they're anticipating the Dakota County Attorney's Office will file charges against Brian Fitch, Sr. tomorrow. The Ramsey County attorney may also file charges against Fitch. 6:20 a.m.
Thousands of Minnesota workers get a minimum wage raise today Labor and other advocacy groups began pushing for a higher minimum wage last year, when Democrats took control of the Minnesota legislature. But it took them until this year to pass a bill because of disagreements over how much to boost the wage floor. 7:20 a.m.
Number of cops killed in US is on the rise Charges are expected today in the shooting death of 49-year-old Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick. The incident comes as police departments nationwide are grappling with a recent uptick in gun violence against officers. 7:25 a.m.
Minnesota sex trafficking victims find safety in new shelter In this latest installment of our Young Reporters series, Jake Schultz follows Brittany Clardy's story and the new shelter for trafficked girls that bears her name, Brittany's Place. 7:40 a.m.
To serve diverse students, school districts try to help minorities earn teaching licenses As Minnesota becomes more diverse, schools across the state are facing a shortage of teachers of color. Some school districts want to change that, mindful that the success of their students depends on it. 7:45 a.m.
Baby blood samples to be kept with opt-out option available The Minnesota Department of Health can store newborn blood samples and test results indefinitely under a new law that goes into effect today. 8:25 a.m.
Lynx score big victory over Phoenix The Minnesota Lynx have extended their winning streak to eight games. 8:45 a.m.
The song McCartney wants remembered Today's Morning Edition music is from Paul McCartney and a recording from a live performance of his during a U.S. tour in 1976. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
CDC Chief On West African Ebola: 'We Know What To Do, But It's Not Easy'
Renee Montagne talks with the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency
CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers. Brennan at first denied it.
Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?
It's one of the most popular items, but often it seems to be as far as humanly possible from the entrance. The Planet Money team looks at two very different theories about why that is.
James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up': Heroic Acting In A Disjointed Film
Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Get On Up," a biopic about James Brown. Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul.
Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma
Researchers at the university built a furnace that can melt rock, then had a cookout. Chefs placed a ribeye on a grill over the 2,100-degree magma. Seconds later, a very charred, medium rare steak.
Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules
As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.
Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises
Politico Magazine editor Susan Glasser and Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum talk with Linda Wertheimer about how the president's foreign policy moves are playing out at home and abroad.
Metropolitan Opera Postpones Lockout
Contracts for 15 of the Met's unions were set to expire at midnight. Shortly after the deadline, Met management announced they'd postpone a lockout until at least Sunday.
Small French Company Challenges Telecom Titans For T-Mobile
Iliad, a small French telecom company, is offering to pay $15 billion for a majority stake in T-Mobile, the U.S.'s smallest national wireless phone company. But it faces competing offers from much larger rivals.
Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase
Workers and advocacy groups praise the hard-fought change, from $7.25 to $8, but opponents warn it will wreak havoc on business balance sheets.
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