Probe: MNsure data breach was unintentional An investigation by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor has found that a data breach at MNsure earlier this year was unintentional and that there was "no evidence of malicious intent."5:40 a.m.
Climatologist leads conference on adapting to climate change MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a conference on adapting to climate change in Minnesota. It attracted a wide variety of attendees from across the state.
Seeley also reviews the first big snow storm of the year to hit the state earlier this week.6:55 a.m.
The Minnesota writer behind the Cowboy of 'Dallas Buyers Club' "Dallas Buyers Club" is the extraordinary account of a hard-living, hard-partying Texas cowboy with a death sentence from AIDS hanging over his head. The way he dealt with the disease inspired Wayzata native Melisa Wallack's to write her first film script.7:25 a.m.
Gopher football looks for for historic win versus Penn State The University of Minnesota football team will go for its fourth straight win against Penn State tomorrow at home.
The last season when the Gophers won four straight Big Ten games was 1973.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why the team has played so well lately.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Expectations Grow For Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program
Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva to join other major powers involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran hopes the international community will ease crippling economic sanctions in exchange for capping some of its atomic activities.
Powerful Typhoon Batters Philippines
A massive typhoon is crossing the Philippines. It is expected to maintain its Category 5 status as it crosses the entire country, and may be one of the strongest storms in history.
Ex-Ambassador Examines U.S., Pakistan Relations
Steve Inskeep talks to former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hussain Haqqani about his new book: Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.
Outside Money Plays Big Role In Va. Race For Governor
Far-flung billionaires played a big role in the Virginia gubernatorial race. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $2 million each to help elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor.
Saudi Soldier Questions Authority With Art (And Plastic Wrap)
Abdulnasser Gharem is revolutionizing the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia with performance art and installations that chafe against his country's bureaucracy. A lieutenant colonel in the army, Gharem skirts potential censorship by exhibiting his boldest, most critical pieces outside Saudi borders.
Animator Hayao Miyazaki's 'Wind Rises' Is 'Special'
"To see The Wind Rises is to both marvel at the work of Hayao Miyazaki and regret that this film is likely his last," says critic Kenneth Turan. Inspired by the life of a brilliant aircraft designer, it's quintessential Miyazaki: stunningly beautiful and completely idiosyncratic.
Job Applicants Find Position Titles Confusing
One of the many challenges in finding the right job these days can be just figuring out what recruiters are actually offering. A website compiled a list of the most ridiculous job titles, after a number of applicants complained that they didn't understand what the positions entailed. You can't blame them for being confused. A paper boy is now a "media distribution officer."