Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Target unveils plan to rescue Canada operations The new effort came just a day after new CEO Brian Cornell's first day at work, a sign of the urgency executives feel to get Canada on track. 6:20 a.m.
Good buzz: U researchers find hope in the thriving urban bee Rooftop bees here hold important clues to the long-term health of the bee population in Minnesota, one of the nation's top honey producing states. The trends appear to show that survival rates and honey production for urban and suburban bees outpace their cousins in farm country, where swaths of bee habitat once flush with nectar and pollen-rich plants have been plowed under. 6:25 a.m.
Over and over, Bruce Kramer takes a test he'll never beat Nobody likes taking tests, whether in school or a doctor's office. But not everyone has experienced tests the way Bruce Kramer has. 7:40 a.m.
Lizzo and Caroline Smith team up on a summer jam Today's Morning Edition music is from the song "Let 'Em Say" which is a new release featuring two popular Minneapolis-based singers. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get
Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.
Nicaragua Seems To Escape Problems Suffered By Its Neighbors
Nicaragua is unique in Central America for its low crime rate as well as how few Nicaraguan migrants make the trip north to the U.S. Why is Nicaragua bucking the regional trends?
In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week
A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.
Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony
By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.
To Unburden Bridge, Paris Discourages Love Locks
People have been putting padlocks on a bridge over the river Seine as a symbol of their love. So many attached love locks that the weight is damaging bridge railings.
A Surge Of Migrants At The Border ... Of Spain
Spain is dealing with its biggest migration crush in decades. More than 1,200 people this week alone have landed on the country's Mediterranean coast in flimsy rafts and boats.
For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters
We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.
Police Arrest 'Post' Reporter Covering Mo. Shooting Aftermath
When police officers gathered up everyone at a Ferguson McDonald's, 2 reporters were also picked up. Steve Inskeep talks to Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post, who was one of the reporters arrested.
California Proposal Could Fund Water Projects
California lawmakers came to an agreement on a $7.5 billion bond package to address the state's drought. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the proposal, and now the public will vote on the measure in November.
Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital
The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.
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