Minn. and feds in drive to improve detox for drunk people State and federal officials are concerned that when some Minnesotans become severely intoxicated they may not receive the care they need to safely sober up -- about a third of detox facilities in Minnesota have closed over the past decade.6:50 a.m.
State Fair business is called good, not gold The Great Minnesota Get Together draws nearly 2 million people every summer. That foot traffic makes it a choice location for nearly 800 businesses, including newcomer Mancini's restaurant. But profits don't come easy.7:20 a.m.
State Fair U: How 'bout them apples? The MPR Morning Edition crew is setting out to learn something new about the world every day using the State Fair as a classroom. Inside the Horticulture Building, Peter Moe gave producer Jim Bickal a lesson in Minnesota-style apple-making.7:25 a.m.
Hussein Samatar, a Somali-American political pioneer, dies Minneapolis school board member Hussein Samatar died Sunday of complications from leukemia. The civil war refugee was the first Somali-American in Minnesota, and most likely the country, to be elected to public office. He was 45.7:45 a.m.
Questions still loom over Vikings offense Minnesota Vikings fans were excited to see Adrian Peterson on the field at last night's preseason game in San Francisco. But if you blinked, you might have missed him. Peterson was only in for two plays and never touched the ball. The 49ers beat the Vikings 34-14. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the team's third preseason game which saw the starters play into the third quarter.8:45 a.m.
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Hagel's Indonesia Trip Consumed By Thoughts On Syria
The Syria government says it will allow U.N. weapons inspectors to access the site of an apparent chemical weapons attack outside Damascus. Last week's attack left hundreds of civilians dead, and could lead to a military response by the U.S. and other western nations. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is on a planned trip to Indonesia.
What Are The U.S. Options Regarding Syria?
When it comes to action in Syria, the U.S. has moved from will it — to what will it do? Analyst Aaron David Miller, a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, tells Renee Montagne that it is "almost inevitable that the president will authorize some form of military action" in Syria after last week's alleged chemical attack against civilians.
Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat
Joseph Burden and Martin Niverth, officers with the segregated D.C. police department, were both assigned to patrol the March on Washington. Burden, who is black, worked while wishing he could participate. And Niverth, a white man, was surprised to be assigned a black partner for the day.
Too Much Rain Washes Out Crops In The South
Parts of the South have seen record rainfall this year. After years of drought, you'd think all that rain would be a good thing. But too much of the wet stuff is bad for farmers' crops.
Fed Decision Sends Brazil's Currency Lower
When the Federal Reserve announced it had a plan to taper U.S. economic stimulus measures, shockwaves were felt across financial markets overseas. Anticipation of the Fed's action has sent Brazil's currency tumbling in one of the world's most important emerging markets.
White House Appears Closer To Military Action In Syria
President Obama heads into this week facing a major decision on how to handle what appears to be the use of chemical weapons by the government in Syria. At the same time, he's preparing to speak at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.