Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Balancing booze: Mpls. voters will decide whether to ease restaurant alcohol restrictions The Minneapolis Charter Commission last night moved to hold a referendum on the so-called 70-30 rule, which says restaurants in residential neighborhoods have to make the bulk of their revenue selling food. The ballot question is part of a larger movement to restructure the city's alcohol regulations. 6:20 a.m.
Retired Archbishop Flynn doesn't recall details from his handling of clergy abuse Former Twin Cities archbishop Harry Flynn said at least 134 times that he could not remember how he handled clergy sexual abuse cases during his 13-year tenure, according to a deposition made public today. 7:20 a.m.
Golf courses start to reuse stormwater to keep grass green One of the first places Minnesotans are starting to find ways to reuse water is on the golf course. Two Twin Cities suburbs have launched projects to capture stormwater and use it for irrigation. 7:25 a.m.
Patti Smith adds poetry to 'Hey Joe' Today's Morning Edition music is from 40 years ago today, when the woman who would become known as the "godmother of punk" recorded her first single, a cover of "Hey Joe." 7:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama In Brussels For G-7 Meeting
Conspicuously absent from the get-together is Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was scratched from the guest list as punishment for Russia's interference in Ukraine.
A Year After Snowden, U.S. Tech Losing Trust Overseas
It's not every day that an industry in hypergrowth loses trust with its customers in a big way. That's what has happened with American companies in cloud computing such as Cisco.
Chester Nez, Last Of Navajo Code Talkers, Dies At 93
Chester Nez of Albuquerque, N.M., was among 29 tribal members who developed an unbreakable code that helped win World War II. He was 93 and the last of the original U.S. Marine Code Talkers.
John Green's 'Stars' Shines Bright On The Silver Screen
The Fault in Our Stars hits cinemas this week, causing mass outbursts of tears. Author John Green based the character on a real-life girl with cancer — and his own feelings of growing up an outsider.
Vultures Land On K Street
Washingtonians know K Street is the classic address for lobbyists. A Washington Post reporter got one punch line after another when asking passers-by what they thought of the vultures.
Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant
Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.
Alaskan Volcano Erupts With Intensity
An eruption of the Pavlof Volcano in Alaska this week is spewing lava some 1,500 feet into the air. Geologists say Pavlof's show could go on for weeks — perhaps even months.
70 Years On, A Normandy Village Honors Aging WWII Veterans
Many veterans of the D-Day landing are now in their 90s, and this year's anniversary may be one of the last where the liberated and liberators are able to celebrate together.
The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off
This summer is bringing a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines like Vinho Verde, Riesling and Txakoli. While lower in alcohol, these wines are also winning fans for their low cost.
David Greene has business news.
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