Minnesota Public Radio features by MPR News Staff http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31295 en-us Copyright 2017 Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:01 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by MPR News Staff http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Taking thyroid meds? You might just be tired A new study has found that a commonly prescribed drug for hypothyroidism symptoms isn't effective. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/hallberg-thyroid-medication?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:35:00 -0500 History professor says Russia is gaining influence Over the years one of the more interesting experts MPR has featured on our airwaves is Nick Hayes, a history professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/russia-influence-gaining?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:42:29 -0500 Music from monks and students at St. John's University Music is big at St. John's University. Singing has been an integral part of the monastic life since its earliest days. And that tradition continues on the campus with the Gregorian Chant Schola of Saint John's Abbey and University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/scholatwo-music?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:40:08 -0500 St. John's University president declares MPR Day St. John's University President Michael Hemesath has declared April 25, 2017 MPR Day on campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/saint-johns-president-declares-mpr-day?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:34:44 -0500 How Stearns County is changing demographically Stearns County where MPR began 50 years ago is 94 percent white, but that's changing faster than the rest of the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/demographics-changing-in-stearns-county?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:27:46 -0500 The history of where MPR began The bells atop the Abbey and University Church ring throughout the day on the St. John's campus. The church, which is a striking structure built out of reinforced concrete, has been the centerpiece of the campus since it was completed in 1961. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/history-of-saint-johns-area?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:23:23 -0500 The pub named for a very popular monk William Borgdering was such a popular fixture at Saint John's that the university decided it would name a bar for him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/saint-johns-brother-willies-pub?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0500 Communist Daughter members met at Saint John's pub Two members of the band, Adam Switlick and Johnny Solomon, met at Brother Willie's. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/communist-daughter-met-at-saint-johns?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:13:50 -0500 Thread Book Hour: David Grann on 'Killers of the Flower Moon' In "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI," David Grann tells a gripping tale of greed, prejudice, and callousness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/25/david-grann-thread-book-hour?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis Mayor Hodges: I was sexually abused as a child Mayor Betsy Hodges used "Break the Silence Day" to say publicly on Monday she was abused by "adults unrelated to me for many years," starting when she was 8 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/minneapolis-mayor-hodges-i-was-sexually-abused-as-a-child-?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:43:00 -0500 Hennepin County measles outbreak jumps to 20 kids State health officials are asking parents and health care providers to be vigilant for symptoms now that 20 cases of measles have been confirmed among children in Minnesota's Somali community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/measles-cases-jump-to-20-kids-hennepin-county?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:50:48 -0500 Streisand rebelled by dropping an 'A' from her name A 1967 biography reports that "the spelling of her first name is an instance of partial rebellion: she was advised to change her last name and retaliated by dropping an "a" from the first instead." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/barbra-streisand-dropped-a-letter-from-first-name?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:56:20 -0500 The early days at MPR: When music and news shared a call sign In celebration of MPR's 50th anniversary, here's a taste of how the news was presented on Minnesota Public Radio when we were just starting out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/early-days-at-mpr?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Holocaust Remembrance Day: Elie Wiesel on what makes us moral On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the words of the late Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner who remained firm in his belief that we simply cannot be indifferent to the suffering of others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/elie-wiesel-holocaust-remembrance-day?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 How to be less of a jerk to the environment Earth Day is Saturday, so MPR News' digital team asked our environment reporters for some simple tips on how we can be better to the planet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/earth-day-tips?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:39:00 -0500 The Revolution to deejay on The Current on 'Prince Day' At 4 p.m. on our sister station The Current, members of the Revolution will become the DJs for an hour, introducing their favorite Prince songs in a special Theft of the Dial segment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/the-revolution-the-current-prince-day?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:56:43 -0500 Minnesota Wild return home, looking for momentum in playoffs The Wild trail the Blues 3-1 in that best-of-seven series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/minnesota-wild-still-down-to-the-blues?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:45:07 -0500 Northern and western Minnesota are dry while the south is wet It's having an impact on farmers, some of whom are itching to get going on planting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/minnesota-unusually-wet-or-dry-depending-on-location?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:02:47 -0500 Jane Goodall on resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit Jane Goodall wonders why humans, such intellectual creatures, would destroy our only home. But says she has hope for the future because of the enthusiasm of young people, the resilience of nature and the indomitable human spirit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/jane-goodall?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Slow ride: Here's MnDOT's newest map of Twin Cities traffic woes A week after unveiling its $1 billion summer road work plan, MnDOT on Thursday offered a more detailed look at some immediate hassles metro area drivers will face, starting Monday. Take a look. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/mndot-twin-cities-weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:07:45 -0500 Appetites: The Chicago burger that's shaking up Twin Cities dining A simple cheeseburger from Au Cheval restaurant is pushing the local burger scene back to its basics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/appetites-au-cheval-burger?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:06:13 -0500 Gonorrhea, syphilis, drug-related infections jumped last year in Minn. Minnesota's health commissioner called the rise in sexually transmitted diseases "alarming" and warned of a trend in STD cases among drug users, particularly those using heroin, prescription opiates and methamphetamine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/minnesota-gonorrhea-syphilis-drug-related-infections-up?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:33:50 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate dips to 3.8 percent in March; 5,300 jobs added The state's unemployment rate remained significantly below the national jobless rate. And for the first time in more than two years, its 1-year job growth rate also outpaced the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/minnesota-unemployment-rate-dips-in-march?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:24:13 -0500 Prince protege Shelby J out with new music She'll be performing Thursday night at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/prince-protege-sheila-j-new-music?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:22:25 -0500 BCA: Man killed in Ramsey Co. police shooting had disarmed deputy A confrontation on Sunday between Darren Robert Jahnke and sheriff's deputies in an RV in Vadnais Heights ended after Jahnke disarmed a deputy and another deputy fired, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/authorities-say-man-killed-by-deputy-disarmed-another-officer?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:14:31 -0500 Washington Post reporter calls Trump-Russia story 'astonishing' Longtime reporter Tom Hamburger says the Trump-Russia story is astonishing, and unlike anything he's covered before. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/tom-hamburgeron-trump-russia?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Comedy show aims to make it easier to talk about death Few of us like to talk about death and dying, but a comedy show in the Twin Cities is trying to make that conversation easier. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/19/comedy-show-aims-to-make-it-easier-to-talk-about-death?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:26:49 -0500 100 years later: What America learned in WWI "The War That Changed Us - Songs and Stories of World War I America," is a show created by Minnesota musician and writer Dan Chouinard, featuring an all-star cast of local performers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/19/the-war-that-changed-us?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lawmakers return from break with much to do about a lot of things There are five weeks to go before the Minnesota Legislature reaches its constitutional deadline for adjourning the session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/state-lawmakers-back-at-capitol?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:19:52 -0500 Health officials confirm 9th measles case in Hennepin County outbreak They all involve young children and none of them were vaccinated against the disease. A health official believes there will be additional cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/health-department-addressing-measles-outbreak?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:17:07 -0500 Prince's suit from 'Purple Rain' on exhibit again It's part of a special Prince exhibit that will only be up through Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/prince-display-back-up-at-historical-society?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:11:56 -0500 100 years ago: Music and movements from WWI America "The War That Changed Us - Songs and Stories of World War I America," is a show created by Minnesota musician and writer Dan Chouinard, featuring an all-star cast of local performers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/18/wwi-the-war-that-changed-us?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 1 dead after shooting in St. Paul The shooting was the first of two incidents of gunfire in St. Paul on Monday, and it marks the city's ninth homicide of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/green-line-shots-report?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:11:04 -0500 Watch: 4-year-old covers Messersmith's 'Everybody Gets a Kitten' and it's too cute The singer/songwriter encouraged fans to record themselves performing music from "11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs for Ukulele" and then post the videos on YouTube. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/jeremy-messersmith-everybody-gets-a-kitten-cover?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:03:41 -0500 ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' topped charts 40 years ago It's the only ABBA song to ever top the charts in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/abbas-dancing-queen-tops-charts-40-years-ago-today?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 A story half told: Looking at the genocide in Cambodia 42 years later MPR's Greg Barron reported from the refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodia border and produced a 1979 documentary titled, "Trampled Grass." He revisits that story in his new documentary, "Follow the Moon." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/17/follow-the-moon-cambodia-documentary?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 United Way faces $6 million shortfall for some programs Despite the organization exceeding its fundraising goal by $2.2 million, many donations were specified to certain nonprofits. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/united-way-funding?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:34:52 -0500 Authorities to unseal search warrants in Prince death inquiry The documents are set to be made public on Monday, Carver County officials said Friday. The investigation into the Minnesota music icon's death continues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/prince-death-investigation-documents-release?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:10:26 -0500 Minnesota Wild face off against St. Louis in second game of series The Minnesota Wild face off again against the St. Louis Blues tonight for the playoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/minnesota-wild-face-off-against-st-louis-in-second-game-of-series?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:51:44 -0500 Finnegans CEO and co-founder talks turning beer into food Jacquie Berglund, the co-founder and CEO of Finnegans beer is Chris Farrell's guest for his series, "Conversations on the Creative Economy." Part of the company's mission is to help people in need. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/jacquie-berglund-finnegans-beer?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 MPR names St. Paul headquarters for founder Bill Kling The downtown St. Paul complex will be called the Kling Public Media Center. The move is timed to MPR's 50th anniversary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/mpr-names-st-paul-headquarters-for-founder-bill-kling?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:29:15 -0500 Orange cone season: MnDOT unveils $1B in 2017 road projects State transportation officials rolled out their big list of Minnesota seasonal road and bridge construction projects on Thursday and pleaded for patience amid lane closures and detours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/minnesota-2017-road-construction-projects-unveiled?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:52:54 -0500 Experts debate: Does Walmart help or hurt America's economy? Walmart is the country's largest private-sector employer. Does the big-box retailer push out small businesses and use cheap foreign labor? Or does it provide lots of American jobs and sell affordable goods to consumers? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/iq2-is-walmart-good-for-america?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 John Warren Geils of The J. Geils Band dies at 71 Today's Morning Edition music is from the J. Geils band with "Hard Drivin' Man" from their 1972 live album "Full House." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/j-geils-dies?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:46:54 -0500 Wild and Boudreau hope to put past playoff angst behind them The Wild enter the postseason after compiling the best regular season record in franchise history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/minnesota-wild-start-playoffs?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:00:55 -0500 In rural Wisconsin, researcher found roots of Trump's revolution Professor Katherine Cramer heard rural voices saying, "we are not getting our fair share" of attention, resources and respect. It was fertile political ground for someone like Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/politics-of-rural-resentment?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: What the 'princess effect' means for young women Marketing campaigns have the so-called 'princess market' down to a science, but what's the science behind how that shapes the behavior of young girls? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/the-princess-effect?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:32:44 -0500 Child abuse reports jump dramatically in Minnesota Nearly 40,000 children were suspected of being abused or neglected in 2016, 25 percent more than 2015, state officials said Tuesday in a worrisome report that also noted a huge jump in maltreatment investigations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/child-abuse-reports-jump-dramatically-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:30:04 -0500 Turtles wanted to be Tyrtles but record company said no It was an effort to emulate the creatively-spelled animal band names like the Beatles and the Byrds. However, the record company thought that was a bit too cute and told them to switch to the conventional spelling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/turtles-not-the-tyrtles-hit-number-one?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:55:59 -0500 Family-run Iowa newspaper takes on Big Ag, wins a Pulitzer Art Cullen's editorials challenged powerful agricultural interests for their role in polluting Iowa's water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/small-iowa-paper-wins-a-pulitzer?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:08:24 -0500 Rev. Otis Moss on ways to build community Rev. Otis Moss III discusses the best ways to support community advancement, civil rights, environmental justice and economic equality. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/11/otis-moss-westminster-town-hall-forum?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Paisley Park Prince4Ever tribute fence open for fans Monday is the last day that the Paisley Park lot is open to all fans who want to leave a message on the Prince4Ever tribute fence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/10/paisley-park-prince4ever-tribute-fence-open-for-fans?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:06:36 -0500 President Trump's approach to the Middle East Middle East and national security scholars analyze President Trump's approach to the multiple problems in the Middle East, including Syria, Iran, Israel and ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/10/trumps-strategy-in-middle-east?refid=0 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Heads-up: Buses, not trains this weekend on parts of Blue, Green lines Metro Transit will run buses in place of trains from Friday evening until early Monday morning on stretches of Twin Cities light rail lines so it can complete scheduled maintenance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/buses-not-trains-this-weekend-blue-green-lines?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:37:39 -0500 Jack Klatt to play in honor of Spider John Koerner The Cactus Blossoms, Willie Murphy, Spider John himself and others will be performing at the show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/jack-klatt-to-be-part-of-concert-to-honor-koerner?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:01:40 -0500 Minnesota Twins see very early success The Twins are 3-0 so far this season, their best start in 10 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/minnesota-twins-see-early-succes?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:50:28 -0500 Januarys starting to trend warmer than average University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley also has a forecast that includes the potential for thunderstorms in southern Minnesota this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/januarys-getting-warmer-in-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:47:55 -0500 Dad, 2 daughters killed in St. Paul shooting; 1 suspect dead, another arrested The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Three of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Police say preliminary information indicates this was not a random incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/3-killed-1-injured-st-paul-shooting?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:24:57 -0500 Speakers: Here's how to build trust between police, public Four guests with varying views on police-citizen relations answered questions recently in St. Paul about the divide between communities of color and the police, and to bridge the gap. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/07/the-human-potential-police-community-relations?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Merle Haggard celebrated in Nashville and Minnesota The country music legend, who died a year ago, would have turned 80 Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/merle-haggard-celebrated-today?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:15:51 -0500 Spies, armed militia and suspended civil rights in WWI Minnesota In 1917, the state created the Commission on Public Safety, an all-powerful body that reported only to itself. The members suspended civil rights, set up an armed militia and created a network of spies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/spies-armed-militia-and-suspended-civil-rights-in-wwi-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:14:00 -0500 The 'enemies among us' in World War I Minnesota An historian explores the social context for World War I, a time when Minnesotans cast a suspicious eye on immigrants who might be disloyal. It's a story of fear, and a story of "us versus them," from a hundred years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/fear-of-immigrants-in-wwi-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Afro Deli chef wants you to dine out for Somalia Twin Cities restaurants are teaming up to raise money to support relief efforts in Somalia, which is facing a major food crisis and drought. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/appetites-afro-deli-chef-wants-you-to-dine-out-for-somalia?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:32:52 -0500 Kathleen Ridder, philanthropist and feminist with MN ties, dies at 94 Kathleen Ridder, a native New Yorker who moved to Minnesota, was active in GOP politics and the women's rights movement. In 1998, she spoke with MPR News about her support for the Equal Rights Amendment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/kathleen-ridder-dies-at-94?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:09:46 -0500 Hall and Oates' 'Rich Girl' was inspired by a rich man The song is based on stories Daryl Hall heard about Victor Walker, whose father owned a chain of fast food restaurants in Chicago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/rich-girl-inspired-by-rich-man?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:06:50 -0500 Photos: Two brothers capture stories from the U.S.-Mexico border Twin Cities resident Yonathan Moya and his brother Jordan recently spent nine days traveling along the U.S.-Mexico border, taking pictures and talking to people along the way. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/photos-2-brothers-capture-stories-from-border?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:30:00 -0500 The Thread Hour: Authors Molly Brodak and Paul Auster MPR's Kerri Miller interviews author Molly Brodak about her memoir, "Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir" and MPR's Euan Kerr interviews Paul Auster about his latest novel, "4 3 2 1." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/05/thread-hour-molly-brodak-and-paul-auster?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Trash talk: St. Paul vows to speed up roadside garbage cleanup St. Paul officials admit it took too long to respond to a squalid downtown site near Interstate 94. Angry residents cleaned up the site over the weekend and left the trash in bags at City Hall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/04/stpaul-vows-faster-roadside-garbage-cleanup-homeless?refid=0 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:33:12 -0500 Sweden ruled against naming baby 'Metallica' 10 years ago Officials determined that Metallica was "inappropriate" because it's the name of a heavy metal band and is too closely related to the word "metal." After an international outcry, Swedish officials reversed their decision two weeks later. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/04/baby-name-metallica-rejected-in-sweden-10-years-ago?refid=0 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:56:53 -0500 AFL-CIO president talks best ways to create jobs AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka answers questions at the National Press Club about the best ways to create jobs, reduce income inequality and improve the economy and the lives of the working people of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/04/afl-cio-president-trumka-at-national-press-club?refid=0 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Wrongly suspected, Wetterling neighbor explains suit against sheriff In his first broadcast interview since suing the investigators in the Jacob Wetterling case, Dan Rassier tells MPR News that authorities ruined his reputation trying to tie him to Jacob's abduction and still haven't publicly cleared him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/03/dan-rassier-interview-wetterling?refid=0 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:00:09 -0500 Understanding King's complex legacy five decades later Martin Luther King Jr. remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last years of his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/03/apm-reports-kings-last-march?refid=0 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Man killed in tractor accident in central Minnesota The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported that James Nelson, 72, of Motley, was backing up a tractor when he struck a tree. He was knocked off the tractor to the ground. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/motley-man-dies-in-tractor-accident?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:34:41 -0500 Solar storm brings the northern lights Across the northern half of Minnesota the northern lights are lighting up the sky. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/watching-northern-lights?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:58:53 -0500 Hendrix burned his hands when he lit his guitar on fire He repeated the stunt at the Monterey Pop Festival. In 2008, the scorched Fender Stratocaster guitar that Hendrix burned that night sold for more than $450,000 at auction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/hendrix-lit-his-guitar-on-fire?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:56:45 -0500 Playoffs look out of reach for Twins this year The Twins open the regular season at home on Monday against Kansas City. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/playoffs-look-out-of-reach-for-twins?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:11:02 -0500 March warmer but drier than normal March had less than normal precipitation for most of the state, but University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley says that won't be much of an issue for farmers going forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/march-warmer-than-normal?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:07:50 -0500 BBC in Minneapolis 'Somalis in America: A Community Under Pressure' A BBC Newshour Extra, "Somalis in America: A Community Under Pressure." An event hosted by the BBC's Owen Bennett Jones, held March 29, 2017 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/31/bbc-somalis-in-america?refid=0 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Club Noveau's 'Lean On Me' was No. 1 30 years ago It was the fifth song to reach the top of the charts by two different artists. Bill Withers, who wrote the song, had a No. 1 hit with it in 1972. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/lean-on-me-cover-number-one-30-years-ago?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:56:41 -0500 Franken on why he's voting 'no' on Gorsuch "The question is, do we want him to sit on the Supreme Court? We had our hearings, and I came to the conclusion I don't want him," Franken said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/franken-voting-against-gorsuch?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:08:05 -0500 The real history of America's 'working class' Historian William Jones explores how the American workforce has been transformed over the past hundred years, and what "the working class" really is. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/history-of-americas-working-class?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: A guide to warm-weather wine The senior editor of Growler Magazine offered a guide to rose wine, broken down by region, style, taste and food pairings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/29/appetites-rose-wine-guide?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:01:34 -0500 Author: How the Mall of America could become 'as toxic and uninhabitable as Chernobyl' In his new book, "Deadliest Enemy," epidemiologist Michael Osterholm argues that we are more vulnerable to an infectious disease outbreak now than at any other time in history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/books-deadliest-enemy?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:37:56 -0500 IQ2 debate: Is Universal Basic Income the safety net of the future? What if the government gave everyone a $600 check every month as a base level of income? Would it combat poverty and help workers in an ever-changing economy? Or would it take away the incentive to work? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/29/iq2-debate-universal-basic-income?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lennon's unusual stamp on 'Good Morning Good Morning' John Lennon says a jingle from a Kellogg's ad inspired a song that he wrote for the Beatles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/lennon-unusual-inspiration-for-song?refid=0 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:25:33 -0500 Immigrants share their stories, hopes for the future People from a dozen states and every corner of the world talk about how they got to America, and what they hope for. Why do people want to come here? And what are their experiences? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/28/the-response-americas-story-immigration?refid=0 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The race for governor: Who's in, who's out Minnesota DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will not seek re-election in 2018. Here's a look at who is in the running for the open seat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/27/who-is-in-who-is-out-minnesota-governors-race-2018?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:39:06 -0500 Elvis Costello customized 'Less Than Zero' lyrics for American listeners The song is about Oswald Mosely, but when performing in America, Costello would change the lyrics so that it would be about Lee Harvey Oswald. He assumed Americans had never heard of Oswald Mosely. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/27/elvis-costello-lyrics-changed?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:56:42 -0500 If you could make your own holiday, what would it celebrate? March 26 was National Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. It's an opportunity to reflect on the things in life that are worth celebrating -- whether it's the importance of voting, kindness or hairdos. Here are some ideas from members of our Public Insight Network. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/27/make-your-own-holiday?refid=0 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:49:41 -0500 Dylan reveals his favorite song that includes his name in the lyrics An interesting interview with the singer was posted this week on his website. He talks about his current fascination with old songs and the differences between northern and southern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/dylan-names-song-he-likes-with-his-name-in-lyrics?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:55:10 -0500 Minnesota Wild lose again, this time to Flyers It was their sixth loss in the last seven games. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/minnesota-wild-losing-again?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:43:50 -0500 CEOs of Minnesota's global stars There are two entities that have made Minnesota famous around the world: Mayo Clinic and Cargill. Their CEOs spoke recently about two of our most important needs: health and food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/24/john-noseworthy-and-david-maclennan?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Lowry Tunnel traffic hassles expected into April One of the Twin Cities' worst traffic spots is about to get worse. Get ready for up to three weeks of lane reductions on Interstate 94 near the Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/lowry-tunnel-i-94-closures?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:27:19 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate steady at 4 percent in February The state's jobless rate remained significantly below the 4.7 national unemployment rate, but Minnesota's 12-month job growth continued to lag the nation, state officials reported Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/minnesota-jobless-rate-steady-at-4-percent-in-february?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:29:57 -0500 Chuck Berry's final album to be released in June Berry, who passed away on Saturday, had been working on the album for several years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/chuck-berry-song-new-album?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:01:10 -0500 Pfizer CEO Ian Read speaks on health care costs and reform Ian Read, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, speaks and answers questions at the National Press Club about prescription drug costs and health insurance reform. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/23/pfizer-ceo-at-national-press-club?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Local nonprofit raising funds for impending famine in Somalia UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is warning the world that Somalia, Sudan and the Horn of Africa region are on the verge of dire famine conditions, and a local group is trying to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/22/minnesota-nonprofit-aids-somalia-sudan-famine?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:08:07 -0500 On the Irish identity in modern America James Silas Rogers' new book asks: Is there still a distinct Irish identity in America? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/22/irish-american-autobiography?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 New York Times columnist talks Trump, news and how we protect our biases Longtime New York Times columnist Frank Bruni talks about trust in the media and how we use technology to protect our biases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/22/frank-bruni-media-and-misinformation?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Klobuchar, Franken question Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch On day two of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken were up to question the nominee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/21/klobuchar-franken-question-supreme-court-nominee-gorsuch?refid=0 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:17:39 -0500 Time-lapse video of Fargo-Moorhead area fits 4 years of shots into 4 minutes It's a time-lapse video four years in the making, and it lasts about four minutes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/21/fargo-moorhead-time-lapse-video?refid=0 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:36:11 -0500 Hennepin Co. on DHS list for rejecting immigrant detainer requests The Trump administration has ratcheted up pressure on sanctuary jurisdictions by publicizing the first weekly list of cities and counties that have ignored federal requests for cooperation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/npr-dhs-publishes-list-of-jurisdictions-that-rejected-immigrant-detainer-requests?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:08:08 -0500 Lyrics for Spice Girls hit 'Wannabe' took just 30 minutes to write The hit, about value of female friendships, was no. 1 on the U.S. pop chart 20 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/lyrics-spice-girls-wannabe-took-30-minutes-write?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:02:35 -0500 Parting thoughts: Called to fix long-term care Dr. Robert Kane devoted his life to improving how people live as they get older. He was especially concerned with those needing long-term care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/parting-thoughts-called-to-fix-longterm-care?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:25:43 -0500 FBI's James Comey at House Intelligence Committee hearings Hear FBI director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers testify before the U.S. House Intelligence Committee about Russia and the US. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/20/npr-live-house-intel-hearing-russian-interference-election?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 A final goodbye to Macy's in downtown Minneapolis The downtown store closes its doors for good Sunday night. The company announced in January it would close its iconic Nicollet Mall location-- once a flagship Dayton's department store. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/19/a-final-goodbye-to-macys-in-downtown-minneapolis?refid=0 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:49:03 -0500 Lt. Gov. Smith won't run for Minnesota governor in 2018 Tina Smith, who served as Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff before becoming lieutenant governor in Dayton's second term, was widely expected to run for governor next year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/tina-smith-wont-run-minnesota-governor-2018?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:08:25 -0500 Dayton to meet Delano family hurt by racist graffiti Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday called threats and graffiti left on the home of a black family in Delano "un-Minnesotan," and said they would lunch with him Saturday at the governor's residence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/dayton-meeting-delano-mn-family-hurt-by-racist-graffiti?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:13:42 -0500 Music lovers have plenty of live concert options tonight Miranda Lambert, Huey Lewis, Blue Oyster Cult and P.O.S. all have shows around the Twin Cities Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/music-lovers-have-plenty-live-concert-options?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:55:01 -0500 EPA cuts debated in Minnesota The proposed federal budget submitted this week by President Trump would eliminate many federal agencies and substantially cut the budgets of others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/17/debating-epa-cuts?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:08:24 -0500 APM Reports: The living legacy of black colleges in the 21st Century Before the civil rights movement, African-Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. So black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. http://www.americanradioworks.org/documentaries/the-living-legacy/?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 DNR: Invasive silver carp found for first time in St. Croix River Conservation officials called the recent discovery of a silver carp and a bighead carp near Prescott, Wis., disappointing but said there's no evidence of an established population of either in the St. Croix. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/16/invasive-silver-carp-found-stcroix-river?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:57:21 -0500 CaringBridge CEO on keeping the customer first MPR economics commentator Chris Farrell speaks with Liwanag Ojala. She's the CEO of CaringBridge, which offers free personalized websites for the family and friends of people facing health challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/16/chris-farrell-liwanag-ojala-caringbridge?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Stop wasting your food (or at least do it less often) For food author Beth Dooley, a lot of food waste can be avoided with just a little imagination. She shared some tips on All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/appetites-avoiding-food-waste-beth-dooley?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:07:19 -0500 Women's national hockey team to sit out world championships Citing a need for "significant progress" on issues of pay and equitable treatment, the U.S. women's team said Wednesday it will not play in the upcoming International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/womens-national-team-boycott-over-pay-treatment?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:17:13 -0500 Sly Stone turns 74 Filmmaker Michael Rubenstone says seeing Stone's performance in the documentary about Woodstock was the start of his fascination with the reclusive music icon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/sly-stone-turns-74?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:22:35 -0500 Health plans managing uncertainty from federal and state lawmakers Insurance companies are now trying to work out what to charge for coverage next year. They need to send those estimates to state regulators in the next few months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/health-plans-manage-uncertainty?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:16:51 -0500 Writer says NCAA is a cartel making billions On the eve of the NCAA basketball tournament, Joe Nocera concludes that the NCAA is nothing more than a cartel whose rules are fundamentally designed to ensure that the players have no money, no rights and no power. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/joe-nocera-on-ncaa?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Nikki Lane on being a woman in the music industry Lane will be performing Tuesday night at the Turf Club in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/14/nikki-lane-on-being-a-woman-in-music-industry?refid=0 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:07:48 -0500 How government policy disfavors the young Economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth says millennials will have a more difficult time achieving success than young people had in the past because government policies benefit older people and leave the young with few choices and a mountain of debt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/14/diana-furchtgott-roth-disinherited?refid=0 Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Exploring the death, and life, of the Great Lakes Journalist Dan Egan dives into the history of the Great Lakes and the problems facing the natural resource. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/books-the-death-and-life-of-the-great-lakes?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:41:55 -0500 Frampton's talkbox featured in Bon Jovi's number one hit Today's Morning Edition music is from "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 30 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/bon-jovi-livin-on-a-prayer-used-frampton-talkbox?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:50:44 -0500 Health care, state budget: What to watch at the Capitol this week Lawmakers are voting on plans to shore up the individual insurance market. And they're starting to come forward with the tax-and-spending framework that will comprise the next two-year budget. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/health-care-state-budget-what-to-watch-capitol?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:10:51 -0500 Teaching artificial intelligence to behave is challenging, but crucial Entrepreneur and Stanford researcher Jerry Kaplan says machines are already doing what used to require human attention or intervention, but we need to figure out a way to make these machines - or robots - act in a socially appropriate way when they're around humans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/13/jerry-kaplan-on-artificial-intelligence?refid=0 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Debate over driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants tangles Real ID bill Republicans and Democrats in the Minnesota legislature are blaming each other for holding up passage of Real ID legislation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/12/drivers-licenses-for-unauthorized-immigrants-remains-a-flashpoint-in-real-id-debate?refid=0 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:07:08 -0500 Surdyk's opens on Sunday, faces $3,500 in citations The city of Minneapolis is in the process of issuing $3,500 in citations and in a statement said it will pursue sanctions, based on "the owner's clear disregard of the law." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/12/surdyks-opens-this-sunday-ahead-of-the-law-legalizing-sales?refid=0 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:13:55 -0500 Minnesota AG yet to decide whether to join new travel ban lawsuit Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says she continues to review the president's revised travel ban order and has yet to decide whether to join other states in filing a new complaint against it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/12/minnesota-ag-has-yet-to-decide-whether-to-join-new-travel-ban-lawsuit?refid=0 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:32:20 -0500 Rick Evans named new stadium authority CEO Interim Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair Kathleen Blatz said in a statement that Evans "will bring a fresh perspective and stability to the authority." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/rick-evans-minnesota-sports-facilities-authority-ceo-executive-director?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:44:01 -0600 Atmosphere to be first act at remodeled Palace Theatre Over $15 million was spent to renovate the 101-year-old former vaudeville house. There are seats in the balcony, but all the seating on the main floor have been taken out and replaced with a large general admission area in front of the stage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/atmosphere-opens-remodeled-palace-theatre?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:59:53 -0600 Big Ten tournament a big opportunity for Gopher men's basketball This time around, they're one of the top teams in the tournament. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/gopher-men-could-make-a-splash-in-big-ten-tournament?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:47:04 -0600 Rep. Paulsen makes the case for health care overhaul Minnesota U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, a Republican, wants to see the House pass the health care plan that members of his party unveiled this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/paulsen-makes-case-health-care-overhaul?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:38:52 -0600 Universities confront painful past and ties to slavery Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and the president of Harvard University Drew Gilpin Faust say universities and other institutions need to come to terms with their complicity in slavery, and seek ways to make amends. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/10/how-to-make-amends-for-slavery?refid=0 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Notorious B.I.G's death still unsolved Twenty years ago, he was killed in a drive-by shooting while leaving a party in Los Angeles. The rapper, also known as Biggie Smalls, was just 24 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/notorious-big-died-20-years-ago?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:41 -0600 Satire sees a comeback under Trump administration But satire is a tricky form that requires a delicate balance and an understanding between those who are doing the skewering and those who are getting skewered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/satire-sees-a-comeback-under-trump-administration?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:55:08 -0600 Are charter schools the answer to America's public education challenges? The new education secretary is a champion of charter schools. Are charter schools the answer to America's public education challenges? A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series explores the issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/iq2-debate-are-charter-schools-overrated?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 A mother reflects on her fugitive son: 'The connection is still there' Charlene Briner was hopeful when her son was released from prison last year. Seven months later, she found herself sending him a text: "Turn yourself in." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/mother-reflects-on-her-fugitive-son?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:37:54 -0600 Appetites: Where is all the Lao cuisine in the Twin Cities? Local Lao food expert and popular YouTube host Christina Tia talks about what it means to order your food "Lao style" and shares a few of her favorite recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/appetites-where-is-the-lao-food-in-the-twin-cities?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:06:07 -0600 Patti Smith to perform iconic album at Northrop Rolling Stone placed "Horses" at No. 44 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/patti-smith-to-perform-iconic-album?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:55:44 -0600 The impact of poverty on the goals of public education "The View from Room 205." A documentary about the impact of poverty and societal disfunction on the goals of public education. It was produced by public radio station WBEZ in Chicago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/the-view-from-room-205?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Monday tornadoes were the earliest in Minnesota's history Two confirmed tornadoes touched down in Minnesota Monday night. They were earlier in the season than any on record. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/tornado-earliest-on-record-for-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:01:16 -0600 From the archives: The sounds of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation For 10 weeks, about 200 members of the American Indian Movement and Oglala Lakota tribe members occupied the site of an 1890 massacre of Lakota at the hands of the U.S. Army. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/history-wounded-knee?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0600 How the U.S.-Mexico border was created, changed and enforced Historian Rachel St. John gives some context for the deepening controversy over the sovereignty of the US borders, in particular the border with Mexico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/07/rachel-st-john-on-us-mexico-border?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What to watch this week at the state Legislature Bill backers have to get their legislation through at least one committee by week's end to keep the measures viable. The Legislature will also take more action on Real ID and the Vikings stadium management. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/06/what-to-watch-mn-legislature?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:22:41 -0600 Children make perilous journey to Mexico-U.S. border in search of their mothers A Twin Cities talk given by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Sonia Nazario, the author of "Enrique's Journey." The story of a young Honduran boy's hair-raising effort to find his mother in the United States. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/06/sonia-nazario-on-immigrants-plight?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota Democrats re-elect Ken Martin as chair Ken Martin will serve his fourth two-year term. He was challenged by former party associate chairwoman Donna Cassutt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/04/minnesota-democrats-reelect-ken-martin-as-chair?refid=0 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:02:24 -0600 One arrested after fatal shooting at park and ride in Minnetonka Minnetonka police say a man is dead after being shot in the head at a park and ride ramp on Wayzata Boulevard Friday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/04/man-killed-at-park-and-ride-in-minnetonka-one-arrested?refid=0 Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:32:57 -0600 Diamond Reynolds, girlfriend of Philando Castile, accused of assault with a hammer The Washington County Attorney said the 27-year-old West St. Paul woman and two others attacked a woman, hitting her with fists and a hammer. Reynolds gained worldwide attention for live streaming the aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer last summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/diamond-reynolds-girlfriend-philando-castile-accused-assault-with-hammer?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:00:00 -0600 Metal shredding operation to pay pollution fine, leave Minneapolis Northern Metal Recycling has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle pollution allegations and leave north Minneapolis, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Friday. The company will move to Becker, Minn. in 2019. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/northern-metal-pollution-fine-leave-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:31:42 -0600 Klobuchar calls on Sessions to testify again Attorney General Jeff Sessions agreed Thursday to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/klobuchar-sessions-uproar?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 -0600 Common ground on climate change? Some in GOP say yes Republicans need to accept the effects of regulations on the economy and Democrats must be pragmatic about working with businesses toward solutions, three GOP analysts said in a discussion airing recently on MPR News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/gop-on-climate-change-doubt-deny-or-defend?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Police seek 2 missing Wisconsin teens who may be in Twin Cities Authorities say Makayla Hanson-Wall, 13, and Candus Jean Flodin, 14, left their foster care home Tuesday to go to school but never arrived. St. Croix Falls, Wis., police are asking for the public's help finding them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/02/missing-wisconsin-teens-search-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:35:11 -0600 Global food in a 'farm-to-table' world MPR's Chris Farrell leads a conversation on food security and sustainability with representatives from Cargill, Ecolab and the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/02/global-food-in-a-farm-to-table-world?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Finding those elusive international ingredients and spices If you're seeking out a hard-to-find taste of home or just broadening your food culture, ethnic grocery stores are essential. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/01/appetites-raghavan-iyer?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:34:22 -0600 President Donald Trump's address to Congress President Donald Trump's addressed a joint session of Congress, given on February 28, 2017. Followed by the official Democratic response. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/01/president-trump-address-to-congress?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Adrian Peterson era over? Vikings won't pick up 2017 option The Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team will not exercise its option on Peterson's contract, which makes him an unrestricted free agent on March 9. Officials said they would continue discussions with Peterson's agents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/28/adrian-peterson-minnesota-vikings-no-contract?refid=0 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:45:40 -0600 Science wunderkind urges making science beneficial to humanity Taylor Wilson astounded the science world when he built a bomb at age 10, and at age 14 became the youngest person in history to produce fusion. The young nuclear scientist is still only 22, and he believes science can potentially solve some of the most important problems of our time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/28/talylor-wilson-on-science-and-society?refid=0 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Racist, anti-Semitic graffiti found in Lakeville South High School The Lakeville school district says a student will face discipline for putting racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on bathroom stalls at Lakeville South High School. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/27/lakeville-south-hate-graffiti?refid=0 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:03:44 -0600 Free speech and the 'weaponization' of political correctness Experts discuss the importance of expanding your horizons, listening to "the other side" and avoiding fake news when forming political opinions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/27/jane-kirtley-guy-benson-free-speech-and-press?refid=0 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Gopher men's basketball riding high After a miserable season last year, the Gopher men's basketball team has managed quite a turnaround. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/24/gophers?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:41:51 -0600 Author talks 'Hidden Figures,' contributions of Black women to American innovation Margot Lee Shetterly, author of "Hidden Figures" was the Distinguished Carlson Lecturer at the University of Minnesota February 21, 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/24/margot-lee-shetterly-on-hidden-figures?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 3 reasons why the white working class feels marginalized Author Justin Gest said he wanted to find out how a demographic that's enjoyed relative wealth and power could feel marginalized. He told the audience at the Center for Freedom and Community at St. Olaf College recently what his research revealed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/23/white-working-class-politics?refid=0 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Parting thoughts: Be kind to all that live Despite being forced into an internment camp during World War II, Helen Tsuchiya never harbored anger or ill-will. Instead, she practiced understanding and compassion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/22/parting-thoughts-be-kind-to-all-that-live?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:14:36 -0600 U.S.-Asia relations: The view from Tokyo and Honolulu A Honolulu-Tokyo town hall meeting was held shortly after President Donald Trump took office, focusing on U.S.-Asia military alliances, trade deals and an unstable North Korea under President Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/22/international-town-hall-in-tokyo-and-honolulu?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Charges: U law prof stalked, sexually assaulted ex-girlfriend Prosecutors say Francesco Parisi in January drove his car up onto a sidewalk and nearly hit the woman and had allegedly sexually assaulted her two years earlier. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/university-minnesota-law-professor-charged-sexual-assault?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:26:59 -0600 The legacy of the CIA in Laos Joshua Kurlantzick's new book, "A Great Place to Have a War," explores the CIA's role in military operations in Laos in the 1960s and 70s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/books-great-place-to-have-a-war?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:19:59 -0600 The story of Dorothy Day, her 'disorderly years' and her possible sainthood A new biography of social justice advocate Dorothy Day, written by her granddaughter, reveals the life story of the woman whose legacy lives on in dozens of homeless shelters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/books-dorothy-day?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:01:40 -0600 Dangerous passage: Refugees in Minnesota risk death to reach Canada Dozens of mostly African refugees are streaming to the Minnesota-Canadian border this winter to seek asylum in Canada. It's a perilous journey that has immigration and security officials increasingly worried. But it shows no signs of stopping. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/dangerous-passage?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:04:44 -0600 Minnesota churches get ready to become sanctuaries for immigrants These religious institutions have committed to housing undocumented immigrants in order to shield them from deportation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/20/mn-churches-prepare-to-become-sanctuary-churches?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0600 Tracing African-American history, success following slavery This episode of the APM Reports "Historically Black" series shares the stories of some ancestors of slaves prospering in the years that followed emancipation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/apm-reports-historically-black?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 St. Paul Jewish Community Center evacuated following bomb threat St. Paul Police say they did not find any bombs or dangerous devices at the center in Highland Park. A little after noon, squads began clearing the scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/20/st-paul-jewish-community-center-evacuated-following-bomb-threat?refid=0 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:57:31 -0600 Presidents' Day opportunity to eavesdrop on three former presidents A Presidents' Day broadcast of the APM documentary, "White House Tapes: The President Calling." http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/prestapes/?refid=0 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Murder charge for Chicago Amtrak officer who shot Minnesota man Chad Robertson, 25, was shot by the officer in an on-duty incident near Chicago's Union Station Feb. 8 and later died. Authorities Friday said they charged the officer with first-degree murder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/17/murder-charge-chicago-amtrak-cop-shot-minnesota-man?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:18:37 -0600 Do the differences between the U.S., Saudi Arabia make them friends or foes? The U.S. has had a close relationship with Saudi Arabia for more than 70 years. However, the 9/11 attacks, human rights concerns, U.S. oil development and diverging interests in the Middle East have strained this relationship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/17/iq2-debate-us-saudi-arabia?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 St. Cloud teen hits big time at New York Fashion Week, and keeps her hijab on Halima Aden, a 19-year-old of St. Cloud, made a splash for competing in the Miss Minnesota USA competition wearing a hijab. This week, she got a new level of exposure at New York Fashion Week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/16/halima-aden-new-york-fashion-week-minnesota-hijab?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:34:05 -0600 At news conference, Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine' Hear President Donald Trump's wide-ranging news conference, held today at the White House. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/16/iq2_debate_us_saudi_arabia_relationship?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Lam looks ahead to Splendid Table hosting gig Renowned food journalist Francis Lam is taking over as host of The Splendid Table. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/appetites-francis-lam-splendid-table?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:15:56 -0600 How "moral courage" can help fix polarization in politics, faith Irshad Manji, founder of the Moral Courage Project at the University of Southern California, spoke Tuesday in Minneapolis at the Westminster Town Hall Forum about how to heal to heal polarization in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 How to clean up after norovirus outbreak Some 20 million people are sickened by the contagious norovirus in the U.S. each year, and they experience symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/14/hallberg-norovirus-cleanup-?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:49:04 -0600 Four women share their struggles with racial identity From the APM Reports series, "Historically Black," an exploration of black identity and a spotlight on African American love stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/14/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Humans of Minneapolis: The stories all around us Stephanie Glaros stops strangers on the street to get their stories -- and their pictures. Now, the portraits are available in a new book. The name is a nod to the popular project Humans of New York. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/books-humans-of-minneapolis?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:56:44 -0600 3 things to watch at the Minnesota Legislature this week A special election is being held to fill a vacant seat in the North Branch area. Meanwhile, lawmakers will be talking about sports stadium management and shrimp farming. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/3-things-to-watch-mn-legislature?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:15:59 -0600 City officials say Blaine's water safe to drink again Late Monday night, the city lifted a boil water advisory that had been in effect since Sunday, when residents noticed a big drop in pressure at their taps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/blaine-residents-boil-water-system-outage-schools-closed?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:04:42 -0600 'The Unbanking of America': When banks aren't the best option The traditional banking system is no longer meeting the needs of Americans who live paycheck-to-paycheck, Lisa Servon argues in her new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/books-unbanking-of-america?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 02:57:35 -0600 Cultural impact of the Indian Adoption Project still felt today A new documentary follows the cultural, emotional impact the government's Indian Adoption Project had in the decades after World War II. It's called "Stolen Childhoods." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/13/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 AG Swanson: Minnesota will continue lawsuit against Trump Minnesota will continue with the suit, attorney general Lori Swanson said, though she's not sure what the Trump administration will do next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/10/ag-swanson-minnesota-will-continue-lawsuit-against-trump?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:23:34 -0600 Mild winter melts hope for Apostle Islands ice caves visit Rangers at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Friday threw cold water on hopes for Wisconsin's Lake Superior coast freezing enough to let hikers walk to and through the caves this season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/10/apostle-islands-ice-caves-trek-unlikely-mild-winter?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:45:31 -0600 Obamacare architect shares recommendations for a new system Some suggestions to improve our health care system from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and key architect of the Affordable Care Act. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/09/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minnehaha Academy closes high school campus after dozens report illness On Wednesday, 50 - 60 students and several adults reported similar symptoms at Minnehaha Academy. An administrator says the health department suspects norovirus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/minnehaha-academy-suspected-norovirus-closes-school?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:28:01 -0600 Appetites: Destination dining across the St. Croix To many Minnesotans, Eau Claire, Wis., is a low-key college town about 90 minutes drive east of the Twin Cities. But a recent downtown revitalization has turned it into a hip food and beverage destination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/appetites-eau-claire-restaurants-attractions?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:44:29 -0600 Forest Lake police K-9 dies after traffic stop Ranger suffered a medical emergency immediately following the incident and was pronounced dead at a veterinary hospital. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/forest-lake-k9-dies?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:41:55 -0600 Bill banning cell phone use behind the wheel has bipartisan support A new bill could make Minnesota the 15th state to ban drivers from using their cell phones while behind the wheel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/ban-cell-phone-use-behind-the-wheel?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:35:09 -0600 "What just happened?" - A closer look at President Trump's travel ban "This American Life" explores President Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees. What happened, how was it implemented, and why was it ordered? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 From the archives: Story of 1992 Super Bowl protest could have been written today When Super Bowl XXVI was held at the Metrodome in 1992, it drew thousands of protesters who objected to the nickname of one of the teams playing in the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/history-1992-super-bowl-mascot-protest?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:01:11 -0600 Old pictures, cherished items reveal stories of African-American life The Washington Post last year asked people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. Then journalists worked to tell the stories behind them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Athletes deliver life lessons for kids in 'Middle School Rules' Sean Jensen wasn't thrilled with the "naughty" characters that turned up in his young son's books, so he decided to tap his sports reporting experience to write books featuring real-life role models. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/06/books-middle-school-rules-life-lessons?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:19:09 -0600 Experts debate: Is giving President Trump a chance open-minded or dangerous? In President Trump's first month in office, four people debate the motion, "We should give Trump a chance." Does Trump represent the will of the American people, or a threat to the ideals of American democracy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/06/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Former official on refugees, migration talks Trump's orders For more insight and analysis of President Trump's order on immigration and refugees, Eric P. Schwartz visited the MPR News studios to share his expertise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/01/q-a-eric-schwartz-immigration?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:44:45 -0600 Photos: Thousands protest immigration ban in downtown Minneapolis It was the second large protest of President Trump's immigration order in the Twin Cities this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/trump-protest-downtown-minneapolis?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:45:30 -0600 From the archives: The joys of ice fishing For Jay King and his wife, ice fishing is a game of cribbage, a thermos of coffee, and a long afternoon in their cabin-sized fish house on Lake Mille Lacs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/history-ice-fishing?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:29:14 -0600 Paul Simon hit came from when someone called him "Al" Today's Morning Edition music is from Paul Simon with "You Can Call Me Al" off his album Graceland. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/paul-simon-mistakenly-called-al?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:14:12 -0600 Stray bullet hits home of Dakota County sheriff Authorities believe the bullet that hit Sheriff Tim Leslie's house Saturday morning came from an incident several blocks away from Leslie's Mendota Heights home and that he was not a target. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/stray-bullet-hits-home-dakota-county-sheriff-leslie?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:18:59 -0600 Trump's immigration order: Minnesota lawmakers respond Since the president's order Friday temporarily restricting travel for immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, members of Minnesota's delegation to Washington, D.C., have issued responses, many of which cross party lines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/minn-lawmakers-response-trump-immigration-orders?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:01:15 -0600 Attorneys poised to help international travelers at Twin Cities airport Lawyers from around the Twin Cities will head to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport again Monday. They're volunteering in shifts to help those affected by President Donald Trump's executive order concerning immigration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/immigration-lawyers-helping-at-twin-cities-international?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:29:50 -0600 Gov. Dayton's budget, health key topics at the state Capitol Things should be a bit quieter in St. Paul politics after a busy stretch last week. But you can expect attention to be on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal, and on his health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/dayton-budget-health-key-topics-at-capitol-this-week?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:27:00 -0600 Hundreds rally at MSP to protest Trump immigration curbs Some 1,000 people gathered Sunday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to denounce the president's order temporarily barring citizens from Somalia and six other largely Muslim countries, as well as refugees, from the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/29/msp-rally-against-trump-immigrant-visa-curbs?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:30:22 -0600 All-clear after pipeline protest shuts key Mpls.-St. Paul bridge About 150 demonstrators stopped traffic for about an hour on the Lake Street Bridge crossing the Mississippi River between the cities. Police say no arrests were made and the road is open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/27/dakota-access-protest-shuts-key-minneapolis-stpaul-bridge?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:27:03 -0600 Black Market Brass part of The Current's 12th birthday celebration at First Ave. Today's Morning Edition music is from Black Market Brass with "Chuck Wu." The Minneapolis-based group will be playing tonight at The Current's 12th birthday celebration at First Ave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/27/black-market-brass-part-of-current-celebration?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 08:58:20 -0600 Americans to Trump: Here's what you need to know The BBC and American Public Media recently asked Americans in Minnesota and other states what they wanted the new president to know about their lives. Here's what some of them said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/26/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Local greens in a Minnesota winter? It's certainly not peak season for Minnesota-grown veggies, but new technologies make it possible to grow in any weather. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/25/appetites-local-greens-winter?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:42:20 -0600 Charges: Man gunning for gang rival shot, killed Mpls. grandmother Prosecutors say Joshua Chiazor Ezeka, 20, sprayed gunfire on a north Minneapolis street trying to shoot a gang rival when he hit Birdell Beeks, an innocent woman in her minivan with her granddaughter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/charges-man-targeting-gang-rival-killed-birdell-beeks?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:20:00 -0600 Latest Rogue Valley album took three years to complete Today's Morning Edition music is from Minneapolis-based Rogue Valley with "Bury Your Heart." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/rogue-valley-took-three-years-to-make-latest-album?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:55:04 -0600 Physician lawmaker quickly reacted to help Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State address Monday night, ending the speech early. A news release from the governor's office Monday night said the governor "quickly recovered, walked out of the Capitol and returned home." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/24/senator-and-doctor-scott-jensen-helped-governor-dayton-who-collapsed?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:07:49 -0600 Gov. Dayton OK after collapsing in middle of State of the State speech Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed during his State of the State address Monday night, ending the speech early. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/mark-dayton-speech-collapse?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:06:43 -0600 Chronic wasting turns up in another SE Minnesota deer Despite the discovery, state officials say they believe they're dealing with a localized cluster and that the infection may be relatively recent. The next step: letting a select group of landowners kill deer on their properties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/chronic-wasting-disease-minnesota-deer-response?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:19:20 -0600 Special: 50th anniversary of Minnesota Public Radio MPR hosts Tom Crann and Cathy Wurzer mark the 50th anniversary of Minnesota Public Radio with archive coverage of history-making events and special guest interviews. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 On day one of President Trump, Minnesotans feel apprehensive and hopeful MPR News reporters fanned out across the state to gauge the thoughts, hopes and feelings of Minnesotans on day one of the Trump administration. Here's what they found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/20/minnesota-reaction-trump-inauguration?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:28:26 -0600 A note to our listeners: 'Indivisible' and '1A' coming to your radio dial Both shows show intend to bring listeners from across America together in an exploration of what connects -- and what divides -- us. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/20/programming-note-1a-indivisible?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:12:37 -0600 Inauguration Day protests planned throughout Twin Cities Thousands of people are expected to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump at events throughout the Twin Cities on Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/inauguration-protests-planned-throughout-the-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:20:55 -0600 Photos: 40 years ago, a Minnesotan was sworn in to the White House On Friday, America's 45th president will be sworn into office. Forty years ago &mdash; on Jan. 20, 1977 &mdash; Minnesota's Walter Mondale was sworn in as President Jimmy Carter's vice president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/tw-history-walter-mondale-inauguration-1977?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0600 MN December jobless rate ticks up to 3.9 percent; 12K jobs added The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained below the 4.7 percent national rate, but the nation continued to outpace Minnesota in one-year job growth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/mn-unemployment-rate-dec-3-9-percent-uptick-jobs-added?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:24:40 -0600 Pickup hits Rogers High students at bus stop; driver arrested Three 15-year-old students were hit in Otsego while the school bus was stopped with its stop arm out. All three are at Hennepin County Medical Center; two are listed in critical condition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/pickup-strikes-rogers-high-students-bus-stop?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:01:01 -0600 This Russia expert thinks Trump is being blackmailed Russia expert and history professor Nick Hayes shed some light on the recent allegations concerning Russia and the 2016 presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: The Chicagofication of the Twin Cities food scene The flavor of Chicago is pressing into the Twin Cities food scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/appetites-minnesota-chicago-food-influence?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:14:14 -0600 Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapse It was not immediately clear the effect that the lapse would have on the confirmation of Mulvaney, a staunch conservative elected in the 2010 tea party wave. A hearing before the budget panel is scheduled for next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/budget-pick-mulvaney-acknowledges-payroll-tax-lapse?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:06:17 -0600 The incredible story of two brothers kidnapped by the circus Beth Macy's book, "Truevine," explores the century-old story of a pair of brothers who were forced into work as sideshow exhibits, and of their mother who tried to get them back. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/books-truevine?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:53:16 -0600 Statistics and experiences clash in debate on bias in policing Does criminal behavior drive law enforcement's use of deadly force, or is there racial bias among police officers? In a new debate from the Intelligence Squared series, two former cops and two lawyers explore the recent incidents, the statistics and the public controversy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/18/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 A memoir of a father's grief When Thomas Harding's teenage son was killed in a bicycling accident, Harding began writing -- about his son, about the accident, about his grief. Those writings have become a powerful new memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/books-kadian-journal?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:29:10 -0600 Bugs from China hiding in your furniture? Take a look Minnesotans who've purchased rustic log furniture should look for signs of insect damage, the state Agriculture Department said Tuesday. Critters can live in your furniture for two years or more. Here are the signs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/insects-hiding-rustic-furniture?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:50:45 -0600 Apostle Islands ice caves frozen enough to visit? Not yet The caves off Wisconsin's Lake Superior coast are breathtakingly beautiful in the winter, but the weather is not cooperating so far this season. Officials say the ice is still too dangerous to venture out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/apostle-island-ice-caves-ice-not-safe-for-visit?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:14:01 -0600 President and press: the roots of a feisty, complex relationship A new BBC documentary details how the relationship between the president of the United States and the press has expanded and changed throughout the country's history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/17/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 As Finland marks a century, a look at Finns' lives on the Iron Range A look back at the history of Finns who came to northeastern Minnesota for jobs in the iron mines and the chance to homestead a farm of their own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/14/history-documentary-finns-in-minnesota?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:39:03 -0600 Climate One series: The Trump administration and climate change From the Commonwealth Club of California's Climate One series: "Political and Climate Disruption." How do businesses, Democrats, Republicans and environmentalists view the climate change debate with Republican control in Washington and a new political reality? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/13/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 5 lessons (so far) from the Trump transition What does the future hold for American politics? Political reporter Gabriel Debenedetti took on the question following President-elect Donald Trump's news conference Wednesday. Here's what he had to say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/12/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: A dream future for the downtown Macy's Food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minneapolis-Saint Paul Magazine has some ideas for what to do with the old store: Make it a showcase of Minnesota food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/appetites-a-dream-future-for-the-downtown-macys?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:40:18 -0600 Franken undecided how he'll vote on Sessions attorney general confirmation Before making a decision, Sen. Al Franken said he'll look at the Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions whole record -- including on civil rights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/franken-unsure-sessions-attorney-general-confirmation-vote?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:47:46 -0600 President Obama's farewell and President-elect Trump's news conference Yesterday President Barack Obama gave his farewell address. Today President-elect Donald Trump gives his first formal news conference. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/11/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Maybe babies should have food with peanuts after all Introducing kids to peanut-containing foods early in life can protect them from developing peanut allergies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/10/hallberg-kids-peanut-allergy-prevention?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:41:53 -0600 Here's where your electronic waste is landing. It's not pretty The Center for Investigative Reporting followed the global trail of America's electronic cast-offs. Here's what they found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/10/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'Dry rules in dusty books need to make sense in life': A father advises his young Muslim sons In "Letters to a Young Muslim," Omar Saif Ghobash writes to his sons about the importance of exploring, and questioning, one's religion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/books-letters-to-a-young-muslim?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:22:55 -0600 How the Twin Cities can attract and retain professionals of color A survey collected by Greater MSP asked professionals of color what they like and, more importantly, what they don't like about living in the Twin Cities in order to understand why minorities are leaving the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/retaining-professionals-of-color?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:41:37 -0600 U's Kaler readies legislative funding pitch amid football scandal MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler about the future of Gophers football and about how the latest scandal could affect funding from the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/university-of-minnesota-president-football-budget-funding-request?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:39:31 -0600 Outgoing HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell talks future of Obamacare Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at the National Press Club in Washington about the likely repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and what it means for health care in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/09/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 More officers added to Warehouse District following weekend gun violence Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau says violent, often chronic offenders, have been using weapons without regard to police presence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/more-officers-added-to-warehouse-district-following-weekend-gun-violence?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis reports first homicide of the year Police say a man and woman were shot in the city's downtown area shortly before 2:30 a.m. The male victim died at the scene. The female victim was taken to the hospital. She's expected to recover. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/minneapolis-reports-first-homicide-of-the-year?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 11:07:40 -0600 Water service returns to Blaine; schools closed and residents told to boil water Blaine schools are closed on Monday and residents should boil their drinking water for the next 24 hours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/blaine-residents-without-water-sunday-morning?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 10:05:05 -0600 5 killed in shooting at Florida airport; shooter traveled through Twin Cities An Army veteran who complained that the government was controlling his mind drew a gun from his checked luggage on arrival at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday and opened fire in the baggage claim area, authorities said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/06/shooting-fort-lauderdale-airport?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:31:42 -0600 Franklin D. Roosevelt and the meaning of freedom The State of the Union address given 75 years ago today by President Franklin D. Roosevelt became known as the "Four Freedoms" speech. In it FDR said people everywhere in the world deserve freedom of speech and worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/06/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Ilhan Omar sworn in as first Somali state lawmaker Ilhan Omar was been sworn in as the first Somali state lawmaker in the United States on Tuesday. On her first day, she chatted with All Things Considered host Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/ilhan-omar-sworn-in?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:40:55 -0600 Newborn found abandoned but safe inside Cathedral of St. Paul The baby was found in healthy condition, wrapped in blankets. Authorities aren't considering it a criminal matter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/newborn-found-abandoned-safe-cathedral-stpaul?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:33:04 -0600 University of Minnesota disciplinary hearing: Here's how it works Ten suspended University of Minnesota football players accused of sexually assaulting a student could face disciplinary hearings this month. The panel of faculty, students and staff will decide guilt and any punishment. Here's what to expect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/gopher-football-sex-assault-what-happens-disciplinary-hearings?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 08:54:24 -0600 5 steps to growing 'originals' in an organization People who stand out and speak up for their ideas and principles are the ones that move the world forward. Hear a key researcher's thoughts from the Aspen Ideas Festival on encouraging innovation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: A beginner's guide to East African food City Pages food writer Mecca Bos has noticed a rise in East African restaurants cropping up around the metro. She joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to offer newcomers a guide to the various food styles and offered some restaurant picks, too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/appetites-a-beginners-guide-to-east-african-food?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:02:11 -0600 Macy's will sell and close downtown Minneapolis store The century-old store's location on the Nicollet Mall made it one of the most visible retail properties in Minnesota, and one of four that the chain described as its "legacy" stores. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/macys-downtown-minneapolis-closing-building-sold?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:58:32 -0600 How's your relationship with money? Claudia Hammond's new book, "Mind Over Money," looks at the psychology of how we relate to money. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/books-mind-over-money?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:53:20 -0600 The tide may be turning against ISIS Harnessing the power of social media, ISIS cells are spreading around the world. But journalist Joby Warrick says as more Islamic leaders call for tolerance, the battle for public opinion is beginning to turn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'The Unnatural World': How innovation could reshape the environment David Biello's new book looks at how technological innovations could rewrite our environmental future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/books-the-unnatural-world?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:41:42 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What our genes can tell us about medicine Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses pharmacogenomics, which studies what our genes can tell us about certain medications' effects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/hallberg-health-pharmacogenomics?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:21:52 -0600 Photos: Minnesota State Capitol rises, 1896-1905 The Minnesota State Capitol has reopened following a multiyear, $310 million restoration. Here's what it all looked like more than 110 years ago when it was first built. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/photos-minnesota-capitol-construction?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:07:56 -0600 How humans can get to Mars, and why we'd want to go Pascal Lee and Andy Weir talk about the promise and peril of humanity's first in-person exploration of an alien planet: Mars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/03/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Tips to help you become a wiser, better you in 2017 The beginning of the year is a great time to focus on becoming a wiser, better you. Experts share some tips on how to do it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/02/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Pipeline protesters unfurl banner during Vikings game During Sunday's Vikings game, pipeline protesters hung a banner from the rafters in U.S. Bank Stadium with the bank's logo and the message, 'DIVEST and #NODAPL.' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/01/pipeline-protesters-unfurl-banner-during-vikings-game?refid=0 Sun, 01 Jan 2017 13:38:32 -0600 Prince remembered: Looking back on the year we mourned his death and celebrated his legacy In an hour-long special, MPR News host Tom Weber looks back on the year we lost Prince: his busy final months, the day of his tragic death, and the avalanche of tributes and celebrations that followed. What does 2017 have in store for Prince's legacy and estate? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/31/prince-remembered?refid=0 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:10:00 -0600 MPR News entry for RTDNA Murrow Award for Overall Excellence MPR News spent 2016 reporting on the stories that impact not only Minnesotans, but the nation and the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/31/2016-rtdna-overall-excellence?refid=0 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Prince remembered: The days leading up to the music icon's death -- and what's happened since As the news spread across the globe that afternoon, it spurred memorials, concerts and tributes all over the world. Buildings, fountains and bridges shone purple. MPR News host Tom Weber explored the days leading up to the Minnesota icon's death, what's happened since and what's ahead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/tw-prince-retrospective?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:55:09 -0600 Vikings: Peterson won't play in season finale against Chicago Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's final game of the season this Sunday against the Chicago Bears. His future with the team is unclear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/vikings-peterson-out-for-nfl-season-finale-chicago?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:54:36 -0600 St. Paul cops warn of poisoned bread meant to lure dogs Police in the city's western patrol district say someone has been throwing bread laced with poison into yards, apparently intending to kill dogs. They're asking for the public's help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/stpaul-cops-warn-bread-poisoned-to-kill-dogs?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:38:27 -0600 Chef Jeremiah Towers explains why manners matter in the modern world Award-winning chef Jeremiah Tower thinks it's important on all occasions not to lose "the essence of good manners." He says says it's all about respect for other people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/30/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 U.S. Steel to restart Iron Range plant, call back workers in January In a hopeful sign for northern Minnesota's mining industry, U.S. Steel said Thursday it will reopen the Keetac Plant in Keewatin after recently securing deals to supply iron ore pellets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/us-steel-reopening-keetac-minnesota-plant?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:29:27 -0600 Seed art saved Lizz Winstead's 2016 Comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show" and a Minnesota native, has a lot of thoughts about the year as we bid it goodbye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/2016-year-in-review?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:40:00 -0600 On the anniversary of Wounded Knee, a reading list On Dec. 29, 1890, U.S. soldiers killed more than 100 members of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota. These books offer perspective on the massacre and the scars that remain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/books-wounded-knee-reading-list?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 12:35:30 -0600 The Jackie Tapes: 1964 interviews, daughter provide intimate look at Kennedy years In March 1964, a few months after President Kennedy's assassination, Arthur Schlesinger recorded many hours of interviews with Jacqueline Kennedy. On the 50th anniversary of JFK's presidency, the tapes were released in a book and CD collection, with daughter Caroline Kennedy writing the forward, sharing her favorite moments in a 2011 speech. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/29/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: The future of farm-to-table Experts at both ends of farm-to-table dining discuss the food movement's future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/28/appetites-the-future-of-farmtotable?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:32:05 -0600 2016 in reading: Favorite books of the year "There's so much you get from a book that you can't get from anyplace else," said Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/28/books-year-end-picks?refid=0 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:06:19 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Minnesota's year in health news MPR News' regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg took a look back on the top health stories of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/27/hallberg-years-top-health-stories?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:25:06 -0600 10 ways to make a change at work in 2017 Labor market conditions point to 2017 being a great year to make a change at work, from asking for a raise to changing companies. Marketplace editor Chris Farrell joins a career coach and a business journalist to offer suggestions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/27/cf-ways-to-make-change-at-work?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:17:03 -0600 Memorable stories of 2016 A look back at some of the stories MPR News' reporters, editors and producers have chosen as their most memorable, if not headline-making pieces of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/24/mpr-memorable-stories-of-2016?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Francis Ford Coppola talk is "an offer the audience can't refuse" Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola speaks about his life and career in moviemaking, on the occasion of the release of his new book, "The Godfather Notebook." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/27/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Before 'Fences,' August Wilson was a poet -- and a St. Paulite "Fences" is making its silver screen debut this week. But before it was adapted by Hollywood, "Fences" began on the stage, penned by two-time Pulitzer prizewinner -- and one-time St. Paulite -- August Wilson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/23/archives-august-wilson-fences-film-lou-bellamy?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:37:28 -0600 Bill Holm shares memories, music from Minnesota Christmas past In 1997 writer Bill Holm collected his memories of Christmas in Minnesota, and in his ancestral homeland of Iceland, in a book called "Faces of Christmas Past." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/23/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The story of the 'Peek-A-Boo weatherman' Legendary weatherman Barry ZeVan told Generation Radio project producer Wesley Early that he still sees himself as a communicator, and always has. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/barry-zevan-peek-a-boo-weatherman-story?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:18:05 -0600 Why did Andrew Carnegie give it all away? A biographer of the industrialist disputes the idea that he wanted to atone for poor working conditions in the steel industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 In the Dark's final episode: The Truth Danny Heinrich's confession should have resolved the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping, but many questions are still unanswered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/in-the-dark-final-episode?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: How some eateries are dealing with big expenses The costs are steep to build a kitchen and dining room, and that's pushing restaurants to innovate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/21/appetites-restaurant-two-in-one?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 15:59:27 -0600 Communication issues surround the U of M football team boycott Ten U of M football players were suspended following the investigation of an alleged sexual assault. The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs Tuesday hosted a forum about the school's response to the football team threatening a bowl game boycott. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/21/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The protests at Standing Rock: Oil, water, race and treaty rights MPR News with Tom Weber devoted Tuesday's show to exploring the dispute in North Dakota over the proposed pipeline. The show included new reporting and updates, plus thoughts and reflections from some of the key players in the story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/tw-standing-rock?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What makes a good physical Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR News' regular medical analyst, joined the program to tell us more about what goes into a physical. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/hallbergs-picture-of-health-what-makes-a-good-physical?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:23:01 -0600 The best movies of 2016 Biopics, sci-fi tales and wildly original dramas fill the Cube Critics' best-of list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/best-movies-of-2016?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:58:43 -0600 For some, climate change cuts off access to clean water Around the world climate change is making drought worse in some places, even as it triggers torrential rain and flooding in others - cutting off some people's access to clean water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/20/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Do we need a different word for 'mansplaining'? The term was created to identify women's frustrations of being interrupted and underestimated, but it has come under fire from critics who claim it is sexist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/19/mansplaining-as-a-term?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:00:11 -0600 Experts: Nationalism, nuclear weapons pose clear danger The rise of nationalism together with the expansion of nuclear arms production and testing poses a growing threat to the world, experts said during a recent Minnesota forum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/19/rising-nationalism-and-the-new-arms-race?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:49:29 -0600 U president stands by football suspensions; urges team to play bowl University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler refused to back down Friday on the suspensions of 10 football players, saying the U would not "change our values" for the sake of a holiday bowl game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/u-president-stands-by-minn-football-suspensions?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:51:36 -0600 'Porn troll' suits were a shakedown, U.S. attorney says U.S. Attorney Andy Luger on Friday announced an 18-count fraud indictment against two notorious attorneys. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/porn-troll-suits-were-a-shakedown-us-attorney-says?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:30:00 -0600 Counter Stories: The year that was, and hopes for 2017 Counter Stories hosts look back on 2016, a year that included the deaths of Prince and Philando Castile, opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, a black Santa at the Mall of America, and the presidential election. The team discussed the year that was and their hopes for 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/counter-stories-the-year-that-was-and-hopes-for-2017?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:30:33 -0600 U of M administrators and players at loggerheads over suspensions of players University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and Athletic Director Mark Coyle say they're willing to meet with Gopher football players, following the suspensions of 10 players. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/gopher-football-players-threaten-boycott?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:15:42 -0600 Should the U.S. Constitution be amended? The U.S. Constitution is used in many of America's greatest debates &mdash; the fairness of the Electoral College, how to handle the national budget and what constitutes legal campaign spending. But does the key to solving these problems lie in amending the Constitution? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/16/aspen-ideas-convention-to-amend-the-constitution?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:01:47 -0600 The best kid's books to give this year Two children's book experts share their favorites reads for everyone from toddlers to young adults. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/15/books-childrens-book-recommendations?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 15:22:53 -0600 Bill of Rights beloved now, but not so much in 1791 America this week celebrates the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. But while revered today, the Bill of Rights wasn't a big deal in its first 100-plus years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/15/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: What's in a good bottle of wine? The wine world can be daunting, but one expert offered his tips for how to navigate it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/appetites-whats-in-a-good-bottle-of-wine?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:22:59 -0600 Peterson practices with Vikings; game status unclear Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the active roster and took part in a walk-through practice session Wednesday, the first since suffering a torn meniscus in a Sept. 18 game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/adrian-peterson-practices-vikings-game-status-unclear?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:00:30 -0600 Parting thoughts: Navigating ups and downs with white gloves and a smile Mildred "Millie" DeZiel had big eyes, a wide smile and brilliant red hair. A native of northeast Minneapolis, she died on November 23, 2016. She was 90 years old. Her daughter, Paula, shares some stories from her mother's life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/parting-thoughts-deziel?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:00:56 -0600 Trump, Putin could remake U.S.-Russian relationship Animosity toward the U.S. has helped Vladimir Putin's stock in Russia. Will he change the game when Donald Trump becomes president? Here's what experts told the documentary radio program "America Abroad." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Why e-cigs' popularity is causing alarm Vaping is surging in popularity, and that's a big deal for the Surgeon General. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/hallberg-e-cigarettes-surgeon-general-report?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:16:05 -0600 Chanhassen High principal arrested on child porn suspicion Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents on Tuesday took Timothy Scott Dorway into custody on suspicion of possessing pornography involving minors. The BCA says charges are pending. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/chanhassen-high-principal-arrested-on-child-porn-suspicion?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:11:52 -0600 Thomas Friedman talks slowing down, staying optimistic at Minneapolis forum MPR News Presents a broadcast of the Westminster Town Hall Forum featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, discussing his new book: "Thank you for Being Late." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Russian hack controversy and intelligence briefs (or lack thereof) Political Junkie Ken Rudin was ready to talk about the news from the weekend, including Russia's influence in the U.S. presidential election, and President-elect Donald Trump's take on intelligence briefings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/political-junkie-russia-and-intelligence-briefs?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Rep. John Kline looks back on his military, Congressional career U.S. Rep. John Kline will retire this January after 14 years in Congress. He spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber about his time with the U.S. House and what's next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/rep-john-kline-on-his-military-congressional-career?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Groundbreaking today, expansion draft tomorrow for MN's new MLS team Soccer journalist Brian Quarstad joined MPR News host Tom Weber for an update on the stadium and the MLS expansion draft, which takes place Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/mn-united-stadium-groundbreaking-mls-draft?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'War on Cops' author: Criminals emboldened, police are backing off Heather Mac Donald says in recent years police are backing off, and criminals are emboldened in a phenomenon she's dubbed "The Ferguson Effect." Mac Donald spoke in Minneapolis about the dangers of anti-police sentiment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Revisiting the limits on free speech Our nation has long held the notion that, "I may not like what you say, but I defend your right to say it." But what if the result is more violence? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/revisiting-limits-of-free-speech?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Why sci-fi and fantasy matter Sci-fi and fantasy stories "can short-circuit our assumptions about the world around us," says author Ann Leckie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/12/truths-revealed-in-sci-fi-and-fantasy?refid=0 Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Judge Miles Lord remembered as the 'people's judge' Lord died Saturday at the age of 97. He served nearly 20 years as a federal judge, was one of the founders of the state's DFL party and also served as state attorney general. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/10/mileslorddeath?refid=0 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:49:14 -0600 Eagan security guard, man he shot worked for same company Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by a security guard in a Twin Cities suburb worked for the same security company. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/eagan-security-guard-man-he-shot-worked-for-same-company?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:00:20 -0600 What might the economy look like in the Trump era? What will the future of America's economy look like? Will trade deals be dissolved? Will manufacturing jobs return? Will wages and interest rates go up - or down? And will Americans ever believe what economists tell them? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Friday Roundtable: Republican hopes for the incoming president After a contentious and dividing election, how can the Republican Party move forward? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/republican-roundatble?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Wy Spano, longtime DFL commentator, politico and educator, nears retirement Spano shared his thoughts on the current political climate with MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/wy-spano-retires?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 St. Paul, Worthington mayors clear up confusion over 'sanctuary cities' Mayors Chris Coleman and Mike Kuhle say their cities are not harboring criminals or illegal immigrants. They're cities with police departments that will provide assistance to residents -- without asking about immigration status. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/09/st-paul-worthington-mayors-talk-sanctuary-cities?refid=0 Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 A look at the unraveling and the reclaiming of Somalia Andrew Harding's new book, "The Mayor of Mogadishu," explores what it means to flee your country -- and to return decades later to rebuild. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/books-mayor-of-mogadishu?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:11:13 -0600 Four experts debate Obama's accomplishments, failures in foreign policy Four experts debate the accomplishments and failures of President Barack Obama's 8 years conducting America's foreign policy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What Trump's Cabinet picks says about his presidency President-elect Donald Trump is wasting no time making his Cabinet nominations and they could reveal the direction of his coming presidency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/what-trumps-cabinet-says-about-his-presidency?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: How is global warming changing the Arctic food chain? Rising sea temperatures impact the algae populations in the Arctic, which, in turn, impact large animals who feed on the algae. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/climate-cast-how-is-global-warming-changing-the-arctic-food-chain?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking': A podcast on honesty in grief Author Nora McInerny Purmort married and lost the man she loved in just three years. She talks to others who have experienced immense grief in the the new podcast, "Terrible, Thanks for Asking." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/terrible-thanks-for-asking-apodcast-on-honesty-in-grief?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Reflecting on the Tea Party's legacy in Minnesota The Minnesota Tea Party has won and lost a few battles since its inception. But what's the future of the Tea Party? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/reflecting-on-the-tea-partys-legacy-in-mn?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota GOP says it won recount, state Senate control Republican Jerry Relph remains the winner of the Senate District 14 race, GOP Senate leader Paul Gazelka said Wednesday. While not yet official, the win would give the GOP a 34-33 seat majority. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/minnesota-gop-says-it-won-recount-senate-control?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:56:37 -0600 Somali-Minnesotan lawmaker: DC cab driver threatened me Ilhan Omar made history on Nov. 8 when she won a Minnesota House seat to become the nation's first Somali-American legislator. On Wednesday, she said she was the victim of Islamophobic hate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/somali-mn-lawmaker-says-dc-cab-driver-threatened-her?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:28:33 -0600 Brace for it: Minnesota headed for single-digit, below-zero temps Hope you enjoyed that nice long warm fall, Minnesota. National Weather Service forecasts show some bitter cold descending on the state next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/minnesota-single-digit-below-zero-temps-coming?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:02:51 -0600 Morrison County Sheriff: hunter's death a homicide Investigators are seeking the public's help locating a gun believed to have been stolen during the incident that led to Terrence Brisk's death in a wooded area of central Minnesota. There's a $20,000 reward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/hunter-death-homicide-morrison-county-mn-says?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:54:37 -0600 Three views: Reporters share updates from Italy, Russia and South Korea An on-the-ground view of international issues affecting three countries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/three-views-italy-russia-south-korea?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 New Ulm, Minn. experiences World War II Some residents of New Ulm, Minn., served in the Pacific and in Europe during World War II. Coming from a town with deep roots in Germany, New Ulm residents share their struggles and experiences from the draft to the end of the war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 ScreenTime: Holiday favorites Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis joined MPR News host Euan Kerr in the studio to talk about favorite holiday movies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/screentime-holiday-movies?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis city budget would add 15 police officers Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wants to add 15 police officers to the city's police force, but there is criticism from the community. Star Tribune reporter Adam Belz shared why. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/mayor-hodges-minneapolis-budget-adds-15-police-officers?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 SPLC: Minnesota had 34 incidents of hate in days after election The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented an uptick in hate crimes since Nov. 8 -- the day Donald Trump became president-elect. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/update-on-post-election-hate-crimes?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Obesity numbers show some wins for Minnesota Dr. Ed Ehlinger of the Minnesota Department of Health explained the reasons for Minnesota's low rate of obesity in children in low-income families, and the decrease in adult obesity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/07/obesity-in-children-and-adults-fall?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Hallberg's Picture of Health: The season of SAD It's that time of year again where people with seasonal affective disorder are battling a form of depression. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/hallberg-seasonal-affective-disorder?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:10:45 -0600 Controlling parasites may not be as good as it sounds Two University of Minnesota scientists discussed our complex relationship with nature, our attempts to control it and the potential side effects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/parasite-control-has-consequences?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:35:49 -0600 How the world is fighting Zika and future epidemics The WHO announced that Zika is no longer an official "global health emergency," but America's chief of infectious diseases says it's too early to downgrade the emergency status. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The future of the Supreme Court under Trump Will President-elect Donald Trump nominate almost half of the Supreme Court, if given the opportunity? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/the-supreme-court-future?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Op-ed: President-elect's foreign businesses create disqualifying conflicts Former White House ethics attorney Richard Painter believes that President-elect Donald Trump shouldn't own businesses with ties to foreign countries while serving as president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/oped-president-business-trump-conflicts-disqualifying?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Update from the pipeline: Weather stops exiting protesters in their tracks For some, the protests at the Dakota Access pipeline are winding down, but attempts to leave the camps have been halted by a harsh winter storm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/dakota-access-pipeline-protest-blizzard?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 How the songs you love most were really made Marc Myers's new book, "Anatomy of a Song," reveals how 45 milestone songs in modern music history came together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/06/books-anatomy-of-a-song?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Protesters: We aren't going anywhere without assurance pipeline won't be built Many Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters said Monday that they aren't going anywhere until they get assurances that the structure won't be built. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/protesters-staying-at-standing-rock?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:47:37 -0600 The West St. Paul woman who became a McDonald's billionaire Joan Mansfield met Ray Kroc while playing the organ in a swanky St. Paul restaurant. Their relationship turned her into one of America's most influential philanthropists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/books-ray-and-joan?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:29:03 -0600 'Time to go home,' tribal chair tells Dakota Access protesters With federal officials stopping the controversial pipeline for now, Standing Rock Tribal Chair Dave Archambault is urging protesters to disband for the winter. It's not clear if they will. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/tribal-chair-urges-dakota-access-protesters-to-leave?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:59:28 -0600 Photos: Life inside the Dakota Access pipeline protest MPR News photographers captured these scenes from Camp Oceti Sakowin, the largest of several camps that are housing the demonstrators. Here's a look at what they saw. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/photos-dakota-access-pipeline-camp-oceti-sakowin?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:50:09 -0600 Best books of 2016 to give -- and receive: Children's and middle-grade favorites From magic watches to made-up languages to big sisters and bigger dreams, here's a look at The Thread's favorite books for young readers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/books-children-and-middle-grade-picks?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Journalism in a post-truth era Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, some members of the media have revived the notion that we're in a post-truth era of politics &mdash; one driven by emotion and disconnected from policy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/journalism-in-the-post-truth-era?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Trump's cabinet picks and meetings with foreign leaders Ken Rudin, the self-proclaimed Political Junkie, discussed the weekend's surprising cabinet additions and President-elect Donald Trump's meetings with foreign leaders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/political-junkie-cabinet-appointments-meetings?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Protesters react to Standing Rock tribal chair's request to go home Protesters are being told they can go home, but they're conflicted about leaving the the camp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/protesters-react-standing-rock-go-home-message?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Reflecting on five years since the Occupy movement On Wednesday, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will hold an event to mark the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/reflecting-five-years-since-occupy?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 After war, veterans with PTSD enter new battle at home Former Jt. Chiefs chairman Mike Mullen says we should drop the D in PTSD. It's not a disorder, it's a normal response you'd expect from the horror of war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Does the DFL have a future in rural Minnesota? The 2016 election brought widespread losses for Democrats across the state in rural areas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/05/does-the-dfl-have-a-future-in-rural-mn?refid=0 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Military vets head to Standing Rock to help camp prepare for winter Once there, they plan to help with logistics as the camp prepares for winter, including construction and gathering firewood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/standing-rock-update-dakota-access?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:03:40 -0600 Downtown Twin Cities investments displace low-income renters The University of Minnesota released a new study finding that investments in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis have caused gentrification and forced out low-income residents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/gentrification-pushes-out-low-income-residents?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:11:59 -0600 Man killed, woman saved in Sioux Falls building collapse The vacant building collapsed Friday morning, spilling a mound of debris into a street in downtown Sioux Falls. The cause of the collapse is not yet clear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/building-collapses-in-sioux-falls-2-may-be-trapped?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:37:11 -0600 What are the chances the Vikings will make the playoffs? The Minnesota Vikings nearly beat the NFL's best team, the Dallas Cowboys, but came up a little short last night. The final score was 17-15. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/vikings-comeback-falls-short?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:42:15 -0600 After warmer than normal fall, winter cold is on the way University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley says this year had the warmest September through November on record. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/below-average-temperatures-on-the-way?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:36:31 -0600 Top non-partisan political analyst unsurprised by election results Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report says she's not entirely surprised by the election results, because the anxiety about globalization and cultural, demographic and technological change made many Americans constantly uneasy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Pipeline protesters: 'Indigenous people are here to stay' Thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project are promising to remain at their camp about 50 miles south of Bismarck, N.D. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/02/pipeline-protesters-indigenous-people-here-to-stay?refid=0 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Vikings: Zimmer won't coach Thursday game The team is taking a day-by-day approach following Head Coach Mike Zimmer's emergency eye surgery Wednesday night, the team said. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will coach Thursday night's game against Dallas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/zimmer-sidelined-vikings-dallas-game-eye-surgery?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:22:55 -0600 How Albert Lea's Cochran influenced Lennon and McCartney Today's Morning Edition music is from Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran with "Twenty Flight Rock." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/eddie-cocheran-influenced-lennon-and-mcartney?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:56:08 -0600 Minnesota firefighter helps battle Tennessee wildfires Firefighter Brian Pisarek has been in Knoxville, Tennessee now for two-weeks helping local firefighters battle what are being called the worst wildfires in that state in a century. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/pisarek-goes-to-tennessee-to-fight-fires?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:12:14 -0600 An ethical dilemma: Commercializing marijuana Marijuana sales are expected to hit $23 billion by 2020, according to USA Today. But how much do state governments make from marijuana revenue? And how should business opportunities balance with ethical or philosophical objections to legalizing marijuana? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/commercializing-marijuana?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: A poet's response to climate change Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a poet and climate advocate from the Marshall Islands, uses her writing to educate others about the threats facing her home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/climate-cast-poets-response-to-climate-change?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The middle-aged men missing from America's workforce Why are men of "prime age" missing from the workforce? And what does it mean for the economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/middle-aged-men-missing-from-workforce?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes on the future of conservatism Conservative radio host Charlie Sykes is retiring, but not before making it very clear that he will never be a Trump supporter. He shared his take on the future of the GOP with MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/conservative-talk-show-host-says-never-trump?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Nut goodie thumbprints: This year's Star Tribune cookie contest winner Star Tribune food critic Rick Nelson reveals the winning recipe for the paper's annual holiday contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/nut-goodie-2016-cookie-winner?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Ready or not, here's another feast After last week, you not be prepared for it, but there is a big two-day feast going on in Rochester. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/appetites-rochester-feast?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:39:14 -0600 Mpls. hit-and-run victim's family pleads for driver to step forward Barbara Mahigel was struck and killed Sunday walking across Nicollet Avenue South at 43rd Street. Her son on Wednesday begged the driver to "rectify your mistake." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/minneapolis-hit-run-victim-family-pleads-help-solving-case?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:57:55 -0600 How America's 'pursuit of happiness' is making us feel worse "I think in America, our expectations of what happiness should look like are very, very high," says Ruth Whippman, author of "America the Anxious." "Some might even say unrealistic." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/books-america-the-anxious?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:40:31 -0600 Minnesota Zoo's oldest tiger dies at 16 The Minnesota Zoo's oldest tiger, named Molniy, has passed away. He was 16 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/minnesota-zoo-oldest-tiger-dies?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:06:44 -0600 Supremes hit was a hit for others too Today's Morning Edition music starts with the first notes in the song that was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/supremes-hit-was-a-hit-for-others-too?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:58:53 -0600 Are we in a new era of African-American athletic activism? Sports, race, politics and social change. LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, Serena Williams... are more African-American athletes speaking out on race and other social issues? Or is it reminiscent of earlier eras with Muhammad Ali, Paul Robeson and Jesse Owens? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What we know about Trump's plans for national security Two experts talked about national security in the Trump administration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/trumps-plans-for-national-security?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Surgeon General seeks to tackle drug, alcohol abuse The U.S. Surgeon General has announced plans to tackle drug and alcohol abuse. Two health care experts discussed how these proposals work on a state level. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/surgeon-generals-report-outlines-effects-of-addiction?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Surviving the blowout and explosions on Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon survivor Mike Williams is in town to speak at the Heroes Among Us lecture series. He shared his story about the explosion of the offshore oil rig. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/30/surviving-the-explosion-of-the-deepwater-horizon?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 How to live with grace What does grace mean? Is it a physical, emotional or spiritual trait? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/how-to-live-with-grace?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:24:26 -0600 Pioneer Press reporters seek new owner for newspaper Pioneer Press reporter Dave Orrick talked about the future of the paper in light major job cuts and the prospect of more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/pioneer-press-reporters-seek-new-owner?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:01:37 -0600 Views on the presidential transition from Trump supporters We opened the phone lines to hear from voters of President-elect Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/trump-supporters-on-presidential-transition?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:52:04 -0600 Analyzing Keith Ellison's chances for DNC Chair Political reporter Jonathan Easley talked about Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's chances of being elected to chair the Democratic National Committee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/analyzing-ellison-chances-dnc?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:45:00 -0600 Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison states his case for DNC chair Democrats won't vote until February on the next leader of their party, but the race for chair of the Democratic National Committee is already well-underway. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/keith-ellison-makes-his-case-for-dnc-chair?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:49:33 -0600 Henry Ford's influence in Minnesota From the oldest Ford dealership in the world to the ruins of the St. Paul assembly plant, Minnesota is home to a lot of Ford history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/books-ford-century-in-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:00:00 -0600 Police training: How do officers make sound judgments in the field? Two former police officers joined the program to discuss the psychological training that officers undergo, and they talked about how biases and other psychological factors play into policing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/29/policing-psychology-training?refid=0 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 In Cuba's history, a family divided Derek Palacio's new novel, "The Mortifications," offers a timely glimpse at the families torn apart by the U.S.-Cuba rift. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/books-the-mortifications?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:51:31 -0600 The song "Reet Petite" boosted Motown Today's Morning Edition music is from "Reet Petite" by Jackie Wilson, a song which was co-authored by Berry Gordy and released in 1957. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/reed-petite-helped-berry-gordy?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:09 -0600 Humankind documentary: Compassionate Nurses The documentary, "Compassionate Nurses" examines the art of listening to patients and the challenge of avoiding "compassion fatigue" in a crucial health care profession. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 After Castro, what's the future of U.S.-Cuba relations? Following the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, we looked at the future of U.S.-Cuban relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/us-cuba-relationship-post-castro?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 This is how U.S. government decisions are actually made Who actually makes decisions in the U.S. government? Is it the politicians we elect? Or is it the army of bureaucrats that serve under them? Two experts explained. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/us-government-decision-making?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Tweets and recalls Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed President-elect Donald Trump's accusations that millions of illegal votes were cast in November and the push for recounts in three states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/political-junkie-tweets-recalls?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Rep. Emmer: Castro's death is even more reason to lift embargo Following the death of Fidel Castro, Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer discussed the future of our relationship with Cuba. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/emmer-castro-death-need-to-lift-embargo?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Explaining the new numbers on homelessness in Minnesota A recent study found 9,312 people experiencing homelessness in the state, a 9 percent decrease from the previous study in 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/28/new-numbers-on-homelessness-in-mn?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Body found in Mendota Heights identified as missing man Joseph Michael Hernandez had been reported missing earlier this month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/27/hernandez-mendota?refid=0 Sun, 27 Nov 2016 13:12:58 -0600 'This Chair Rocks' In a culture obsessed with eternal youth, Ashton Applewhite is stubbornly defiant. Applewhite is out with a new book that celebrates growing older. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/this-chair-rocks?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The growing mentoring movement Founder and CEO of Encore.org, a San Francisco-based organization leading efforts in mentoring, Marc Freedman and MPR's senior economics contributor, Chris Farrell, discussed the mushrooming mentoring movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/mentoring-movement?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Pert Near Sandstone performs pert near MPR studios Bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone joined the program for a performance you don't want to miss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/pert-near-sandstone?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 MPR documentary: 'Blessings of the Fields' An MPR documentary by Mark Heistad explores old-fashioned farming with horses, and how machinery and technology have remade American farms and transformed rural society itself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/25/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Anti-Trump protesters march down Lake St. in Minneapolis About 200 people gathered around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nicollet Avenue and Lake Street, eventually heading east down Lake in a peaceful fashion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/antitrump-protest-lake-street-minneapolis-?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:08:59 -0600 Police searching for man they say shot his ex-wife Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot his ex-wife at her workplace Wednesday afternoon in North St. Paul. They warn that John Bruce Steurer of Anoka is armed and dangerous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/police-searching-for-man-they-say-shot-his-exwife?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:47:23 -0600 More 'Rad Women': Worldwide role models Kate Schatz returns with a second collection highlighting powerful and influential women who don't always make the history books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/books-rad-women-worldwide?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:22:43 -0600 Appetites: Potato tips from a cook who's obsessed with them Raghavan Iyer says he has a life-long "addiction" to potatoes, and he has no desire for "recovery." That inspired his new book, which he calls a celebration of potatoes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/appetites-potato-tips?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:56:26 -0600 Eric Dayton hates skyways and thinks you should, too The skyway systems in Minneapolis and St. Paul are a blessing and a curse, and really more of a curse to Eric Dayton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/eric-dayton-hates-skywalks?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:33:55 -0600 2 Minn. lawmakers want to change the Electoral College Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo and DFL Rep. John Lesch talked about their proposed changes to the Electoral College. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/electoral-college-changes?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The most dangerous streets for pedestrians Eric Roper, reporter at the Star Tribune, talked about his investigation into pedestrian safety in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/pedestrian-safety?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Aspen Ideas Festival: Do We Need to Rescue the Humanities? Many college students will be returning to their homes this weekend to share a meal with those who might be helping pay for that education, their parents. Both might be asking themselves, what makes a good education? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Mpls. woman who hanged 1-year-old 'couldn't take it anymore' Nataliia Karia was charged with attempted murder for hanging a child in her day care, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Tuesday. The child was rescued and survived. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/mpls-mn-woman-charged-attempted-murder-hanging-child?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:21:17 -0600 Muslim leaders: Wash. Co. 5th-grader threatened Somali child with air gun Minnesota Muslim leaders are calling for increased protection of Muslim students in state schools after they say an Afton-Lakeland Elementary fifth-grader tried to bring an air pistol to school after threatening to shoot a Somali-American third-grader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/muslim-leaders-wash-co-mn-5th-grader-threatened-somali?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:45:13 -0600 Prosecutors: Drug deal triggered Anoka Co. store shooting, chase The Anoka County Attorney's Office on Monday charged Castle Rogers Ahlbeck on suspicion of shooting a man in East Bethel, then leading police on a harrowing car chase that ended when an officer wounded Ahlbeck. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/suspect-shot-by-cop-after-anoka-co-chase-charged?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:41:24 -0600 'Not Just Jane': The women authors history overlooked Jane Austen was a fierce talent, but she wasn't alone in her era. "You couldn't swing a petticoat without knocking over authoresses young and old," Shelley DeWees writes in a new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/books-not-just-jane?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:00:46 -0600 In post-election disarray, where do Democrats go now? Two Democratic strategists discussed the future of the party and the dimly lit path they are on for the next two years before midterm elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/the-democratic-party-in-disarray?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'Media blackout' at the Standing Rock protests Two independent, Native American journalists discussed a lack of media coverage of the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline and what role the media plays as independent observers of civil unrest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/media-blackout-standing-rock?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Op-ed: Zuckerberg and Facebook must defend the truth New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg believes that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has an obligation to crack down on the fake news on his site. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/facebook-must-defend-truth-oped?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Careful, Minnesota: It's eagle-in-the-road season The DNR is reminding Minnesota drivers that roadkill draws eagles to the roads and the creatures are not good at flying off when a car approaches. Here are some tips on handling eagle-car encounters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/minnesota-eagle-car-roadkill-collision-safety?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:34:00 -0600 Political Junkie: A confluence of policy and politics Political Junkie Ken Rudin shared his concerns with MPR News host Kerri Miller about President-elect Donald Trump's inability to separate his business affairs with his presidential duties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/junkie-confluence-policy-politics?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:36:51 -0600 A closer look at President-elect Donald Trump's economic plan Donald Trump has made a lot of promises to make America's economy "great again." But which of his plans and promises do economists think will actually work? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/president-elect-economic-plan?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:25:16 -0600 Boston's Scholz took his time finishing band's lone No. 1 song "Amanda" was Boston's first and only No. 1 hit. The song was on their third album, which took Boston leader Tom Scholz seven years to complete. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/boston-amanda-number-one?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 08:56:25 -0600 Meet a couple new Minnesota lawmakers Two newly-elected members of the Minnesota Legislature, joined the program to talk about what issues they want to address while they're in office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/meet-the-new-lawmakers?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Task force targets delays in mental health care system Emily Johnson Piper laid out the recommendations made by the state's mental health task force last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/21/task-force-targets-delays-in-mental-health-system?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Intelligence Squared debate: Gerrymandering is destroying the political center An Intelligence Squared debate about our politically divided country. Does Gerrymandering result in a "rigged" election? The motion is "Gerrymandering is destroying the political center." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 A photojournalist's view from Standing Rock Richard Tsong-Taatarii, a staff photographer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, was at Standing Rock documenting the Dakota Access pipeline protests over the weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/22/a-photojournalists-view-from-standing-rock?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What are the Cube Critics watching Thanksgiving weekend? Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr shared which movies are will bring your family together this Thanksgiving. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/cube-critics-thanksgiving-movie-recommendations?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:06:13 -0600 Photos: Minnesotans greet the first winter storm of the season After a warmer-than-usual fall, Minnesota has finally gotten its first snowfall. With western and northern Minnesotans bearing the brunt, here's a look at what people are seeing around the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/photos-minnesota-meets-first-winter-storm?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:50:56 -0600 Winter is here: Your guide to the season's first snow Our lovely, lingering, longer-than-usual fall is over, Minnesota &mdash; and winter is off to a fierce start. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/first-snow-winter?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Norm Ornstein: We're beset by 'angry populism' and 'partisan tribalism' Norm Ornstein, one of the country's most respected Washington observers and a Minnesota native, was back home this week to speak about our politically divided country and what the future holds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 A reporter's recap of the Minnesota ISIS trials Reporter Laura Yuen shared what she knows about the young men who were sentenced this week for attempting to join ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/recapping-mn-isis-trials?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Could Danny Heinrich scuttle ideas for reforming Minnesota's sex offender program? State lawmakers are taking a hard look at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, or MSOP, and there are talks of reform. However, will the Jacob Wetterling case end those talks? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/18/msop-reform-may-be-halted-because-heinrich-case?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Police end lockdown at St. Cloud mall The Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud was on lockdown for about two hours Thursday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/st-cloud-mall-lock-down?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:44:36 -0600 A post-election reading list The election has left people with a lot of questions. This reading list is aimed at sharing perspectives, offering insight and building understanding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/books-a-post-election-reading-list?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:49:06 -0600 Remember what it's about: Tips for celebrating the holidays without going broke It's the season of giving, and for those who give too much, the season of debt. Financial expert Ruth Hayden shared her tips on how to have a happy holiday without draining your bank accounts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/ruth-hayden-on-surviving-the-holidays-financially?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:51:21 -0600 Gun discharges in St. Paul elementary; no one hurt A gun brought to school by a first-grader discharged into the floor of a classroom Thursday at St. Paul's Crossroads Elementary. "Today, we got lucky," St. Paul police said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/shot-fired-crossroads-elementary-stpaul?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:43:53 -0600 Minn. drops 12.5K jobs in October; jobless rate steady at 4 percent Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains better than the 4.9 percent national rate but the state continues to lag the nation in job growth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/mn-drops-12k-jobs-october-jobless-rate-4-percent?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:25:43 -0600 Charges in Castile shooting may be first against officer in Minnesota Despite the hundreds of times police officers shoot and kill people while on duty, it's rare they face murder or manslaughter charges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/charging-officers-rare-philando-castile?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Presidential historian Timothy Naftali: 'We Have a New President: Now What?' Presidential historian Timothy Naftali has studied many U.S. presidents and shares his insights about presidential leadership and decision making. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Police conduct in the Philando Castile case Conversations and changes around police conduct have been evolving nationwide. How does fear play a role in an officer's decision to fire a weapon? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/police-conduct-castile-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: Government faces lawsuit over effects of greenhouse gases A group of 21 young people are suing the federal government for failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/climate-cast-government-lawsuit-greenhouse-gases?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 New book focuses on debunking painful myths about Native Americans Two authors of a new book, "All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans," visited MPR News to discuss the stigmas they face. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/debunking-painful-myths-about-native-americans?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Counter Stories: Reflecting on the election Three members of the Counter Stories team discussed what they're seeing and hearing in their communities after last week's election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/counter-stories-reflecting-on-the-election?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Colson Whitehead, Rep. John Lewis win National Book Awards Colson Whitehead's reimagining of the Underground Railroad took home the award for fiction. Rep. John Lewis, who collaborated on a graphic novel about his work with the Civil Rights movement, won in the Young People's Literature category. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/books-national-book-award-winners?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:47:49 -0600 Appetites: A former Brooklyn foodie revels in Grand Forks farm life Molly Yeh is a Julliard-trained musician from Chicago. What happens when she meets Nick, a trombonist with North Dakota roots? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/appetites-molly-yeh-on-the-range?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:18:36 -0600 'Payoff': What we don't understand about motivation There are some clear motivators in life: money, love, revenge. But there's more to motivation than these obvious factors, according to a new book from Dan Ariely. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/books-payoff?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:10:47 -0600 Reaction: Charges filed against officer involved in Philando Castile shooting Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Officer Jeronimo Yanez would face felony charges for the shooting of Philando Castile. Several members of the community reacted, and experts provided legal analysis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/reaction-choi-charging-yanez-castile-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Thread live event: Jeffrey Toobin on 'American Heiress' Jeffrey Toobin spoke with MPR's Kerri Miller about his latest book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What are the consequences of legalizing marijuana? Voters in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts voted last week to legalize recreational use of marijuana. What are the consequences of legalizing marijuana? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/legalizing-marijuana?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'The Art of Waiting': What is your fertility story? Belle Boggs spent five difficult and painful years trying to get pregnant. In her new book, she shares what she learned about the longing and the business of trying to become a parent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/books-art-of-waiting?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 13:28:19 -0600 The next election to pay attention to is in Somalia Somalia will elect a president at the end of November, and that election will have a large impact on the Somali population in Minnesota http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/presidential-election-somali-2016?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Have recent protests been effective? In a week of protests around our region MPR News and guests examined the importance of protests in American politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/are-protests-effective?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Trump election raises concerns for Minnesota immigrants President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises have immigrants concerned about their future. John Keller and Irma Marquez Trapero of the Immigrant Law Center in Minnesota joined MPR News to talk about what questions they're hearing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/15/trump-election-mn-immigrants?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Why one Minnesota county voted Republican for the first time since 1928 Itasca County has voted Democratic back to every election dating back to 1928. Donald Trump broke that winning streak for Democrats this election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/why-one-minnesota-county-voted-republican-for-the-first-time-since-1928?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:28:54 -0600 'The Mothers': One of the most raved-about books of fall In crafting her novel, Brit Bennett said she wanted to trace "how girls become women without mothers to guide them through that transformation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/books-the-mothers?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:43:59 -0600 Trump wants to repeal and replace the ACA, but with what? Assuming that President-elect Donald Trump goes to Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, what will the replacement look like? Sally Pipes and Steve Parente discuss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/replace-aca-with-what?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Political Junkie: Everything (almost) conventional political wisdom got wrong Political Junkie Ken Rudin recapped the surprising results of the 2016 presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/political-junkie-what-happened-216-election?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Supt. Ed Graff discusses vision for Minneapolis district Superintendent Ed Graff joined MPR News to talk about all the things affecting the Minneapolis Public Schools http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/ed-graff-on-mpls-school-district?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Louis Johnston: What does the election mean for the economy? Economics professor Louis Johnston explores what the election of Donald Trump and a Republican Congress might mean for the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/14/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Friday Roundtable: Who are we as a nation after this election? MPR News host Kerri Miller and her guests talk about how to leave the tumult of the 2016 election behind. Everyone knows there's work to be done, but how do everyday citizens get down to it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/friday-roundtable-who-are-we-post-2016-election?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:00:00 -0600 The late Leonard Cohen wrote music to the end Today's Morning Edition music is from Leonard Cohen with "It Seemed the Better Way" from his final album "You Want It Darker" which was released last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/leonard-cohen-dies-at-82?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:57:08 -0600 Gopher football team faces tough test with Cornhuskers The University of Minnesota football team will be in Nebraska tomorrow night for a key Big Ten match up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/gophers-play-tough-nebraska?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:43:36 -0600 Gen. John Vessey and Lt. Avis Schorer remembered on Veterans Day We remember two Minnesota veterans who died this year &mdash; Gen. John Vessey and Lt. Avis Schorer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Thousands in Minneapolis take to I-94, protesting Trump's win Thousands of protesters blocked the westbound lanes of I-94 near Cedar Avenue, not far from downtown Minneapolis. Both directions of the interstate were shut down for about an hour and a half, with dozens of law enforcement vehicles on the scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/i94-shut-down-by-antitrump-protest-elsewhere-protests-continue?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 20:00:00 -0600 A hospice chaplain shares what dying taught her about living Kerry Egan has sat at the bedside of many patients at the end of their lives, and she shares what she's learned in her new book, "On Living." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/books-on-living?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:58:53 -0600 The story of organizing Twin Cities janitors Maricela Flores shared her story of bringing a janitor's union to Target, Macy's and Best Buy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/forces-behind-twin-cities-janitor-unionizing?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:06:01 -0600 50 years ago: Monkees's Nesmith told music producers that they'd crossed a line Today's Morning Edition music is from the song "Take a Giant Step" by the Monkees, the flipside of their first single, "Last Train to Clarkesville," which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/monkees-tv-persona-versus-musicians?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:09:14 -0600 GOP Sen. Benson open to lame duck session on health care State GOP lawmakers plan to meet today to choose new leadership after they won control of the Senate but lost their leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/senator-benson-open-to-session-on-health-care?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:05:54 -0600 Budget, early child education and health care top priorities for Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton and state DFLers still have a number of major goals on their agenda, all of which require heavy investment in transportation, health care, and infrastructure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/dayton-lays-out-priorities?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:02:34 -0600 Trump's immigration reform, what can we expect? One of the most urgent issues that President-elect Donald Trump promises to address is immigration reform. Two guests joined the program to outline what the Republican-led House might deal with first. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/what-to-expect-from-trump-on-immigration?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Climate Cast: What is Trump going to do about climate change? Reporter Rebecca Leber describes what she believes will be President-elect Donald Trump's plan on climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/climate-cast-what-will-trump-do-as-president?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Sen. Al Franken hopes President Trump is different than Candidate Trump Democratic Sen. Al Franken talked about this week's election -- and what it means for Congress and his work in Washington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/al-franken-on-trump-and-the-future?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 After election, racist graffiti hits suburban high school In Maple Grove yesterday, racist graffiti was scrawled on a bathroom wall at Maple Grove Senior High, including one where "#whitesonly" was written just above another word: Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/10/racist-comments-at-schools-across-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 2016 Election reactions: Candidates and experts weigh in MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with experts and candidates across parties to get their reaction to some of the surprising, and not so surprising, results of the 2016 elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/09/2016-election-reaction?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:06:43 -0600 2016 Election reaction: What can we do with such a divided country? Several guests joined the show to talk about the surprising result, President-elect Donald Trump, and what we can anticipate moving forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/09/2016-election-reactions-from-the-experts?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Minn. congressional races: Lewis becomes Minn.'s newest member of Congress Minnesota's incumbent members of Congress kept their seats, while Republican Jason Lewis defeated DFLer Angie Craig to replace retiring Rep. John Kline. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/third-district-paulsen?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:53:48 -0600 Republicans take full control of Minnesota Legislature The Republican wave that poured over Minnesota and other states on Election Day appeared to buoy local GOP candidates in greater Minnesota. Anger over health insurance costs may have also played a role in Republican victories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/david-hann-gop-leader-minnesota-senate-defeated?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:34:21 -0600 Omar wins MN House seat; nation's first Somali-American lawmaker Minneapolis organizer Ilhan Omar made history Tuesday when she won a Minnesota House seat and prepared to become the nation's first Somali-American legislator. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/first-us-somali-lawmaker-ilhan-omar-elected-mn-house?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:25:55 -0600 Trump wave rolls across Minnesota politics Donald Trump showed unexpected strength across Minnesota outside the Twin Cities. That muscle helped Republicans keep the Minnesota House and take control of the state Senate. DFL U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan and Tim Walz survived the Republican wave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/minnesota-state-national-elections-roundup?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:13:15 -0600 Blaine toddler dead, child missing; man wanted for questioning Authorities are asking for help locating an "endangered" 5-year-old in the company of Nelson Geovanny Soto-Lopez, 24, who's being sought for questioning in the Tuesday death of a toddler. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/blaine-toddler-dead-police-seek-endangered-girl?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 17:52:57 -0600 Photos: Minnesota voters head to the polls Voters across Minnesota headed to the polls Tuesday morning, many of them standing in long lines well before their polling places were scheduled to open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/photos-minnesota-election-day-2016?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:37:40 -0600 Minneapolis felon tries to trace his life's path in new memoir Zeke Caligiuri grew up in Minneapolis just as the city was earning the nickname "Murderapolis." He wrote his memoir behind bars, where he is serving a 34-year sentence for robbery and murder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/books-this-is-where-i-am?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Soothing stories from A Beautiful World This election season has brought into the spotlight plenty of things that are wrong with the world. As Election Day brings the contentious contest to a close, take a listen to some of the things that are going right. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/a-beautiful-world-roundup?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:00:00 -0600 Understanding savvy news consumerism Two media experts talked about the nature of modern media and how news consumers can become more informed about the type of content they're relying upon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/being-a-savvy-media-consumer?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Elections chief answers how-to voting questions Ramsey County Elections manager Joe Mansky joined MPR News to talk about elections, voting - and to answer listener questions large and small. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/elections-chief-answers-questions?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Election update: On voting problems A look at issues facing Minnesotan and national voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/2016-election-day-issues?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 An Iraqi-American's first time voting Fadi Fadhil, an Iraqi-American who now lives in Minneapolis, told his story of escaping the Saddam Hussein regime and getting to the U.S. Tuesday marked his first time voting as an American citizen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/first-time-voter?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The condition that can make sleep dangerous About 1.5 million Americans have REM sleep behavior disorder, a condition in which the body refuses to go into lockdown while the brain is creating physically active dreams. Here's the story of one couple affected by it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/the-condition-that-can-make-sleep-dangerous?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:25:44 -0600 Political Junkie: On the eve of the 2016 election, emails and Trump in MN Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to talk about more emails, Trump's rallies, and the votes coming from the African-American and Latino communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/political-junkie-eve-of-elections-2016?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:49:18 -0600 Is mandatory civil service a good idea? Most people don't argue about the value of civic and volunteer service. But should it be mandatory? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/mandatory-would-it-work?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:19:58 -0600 Would you learn a second language for love? When Lauren Collins fell for a Frenchman, she didn't speak French. They could communicate in English, but she couldn't help but wonder: What was she missing? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/books-when-in-french?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:45:37 -0600 Gary Eichten's 'MPR Election Preview Special' Gary Eichten hosts an MPR Election Preview Special, with political editor Mike Mulcahy and MPR commentators Todd Rapp and Maureen Shaver. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 'One day more': A final look at races in Minnesota Brian McClung, former director of communication for Tim Pawlenty, and Katharine Tinucci, former campaign manager for Governor Mark Dayton, analyzed races from the top of the ticket to the bottom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/one-day-more-eve-of-elections?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Trump to stop in Minnesota today Donald Trump is promising to take his campaign into traditional Democratic territory, including a visit to the Twin Cities Sunday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/06/trump-to-stop-in-minnesota-today?refid=0 Sun, 06 Nov 2016 08:22:51 -0600 St. Paul woman remembers great-grandfather's civil rights legacy Esau Jenkins -- a notable figure in the civil rights movement -- has a permanent installation in his honor at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. His great-granddaughter was there to see it open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/st-paul-woman-remembers-greatgrandfathers-civil-rights-legacy?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:20:54 -0500 As construction season wraps up, weekend road woes ease up Finally, waiting in all that construction traffic is paying off as road projects wrap up and regular routes open in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:21:09 -0500 Photos: The Minneapolis music scene, from the 1980s to now Music photographer Daniel Corrigan got his start at the U and went on to document the golden age of Minneapolis music. A collection of his photography is now available in a new book: "Heyday." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/books-heyday-35-years-of-music-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Chef's Friday Roundtable: How food unites us We took a break from the divisions of the election to talk about something that unites us - food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/chefs-friday-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Author Colson Whitehead: 'I'm on a very odd streak' "Unfortunately it's too late to become a lawyer or a vet or something useful," Colson Whitehead joked at Talking Volumes. "So I'll just keep writing." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 MN Supreme Court race: Candidate Q&As Incumbent Justice Natalie Hudson and attorney Michelle MacDonald joined the program to talk about why they should be on the Minnesota Supreme Court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/mn-supreme-court-race-qa?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Wells Fargo employees face the wrath of the U5 Chris Arnold, NPR Planet Money correspondent, on his investigation into the situations of Wells Fargo employees http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/04/wells-fargo-employees-u5?refid=0 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Is Wonder Woman the right choice for a U.N. ambassador? The United Nations named the comic book character its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Does it matter that she's fictional? Should it matter what she wears? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/wonder-woman-as-un-ambassador?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:13:45 -0500 Criminal justice expert takes reins at Minneapolis NAACP Jason Sole, a Hamline University adjunct faculty member, was elected president of the Minneapolis NAACP, succeeding Nekima Levy-Pounds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/jason-sole-criminal-justice-expert-takes-reins-at-minneapolis-naacp?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 14:55:14 -0500 PolyMet files for permit to build northern Minn. copper mine PolyMet's formal application for a permit to build a controversial copper-nickel mine is a key next step that triggers an extended review process of the company's finances and the mine's potential environmental impact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/polymet-officially-seeks-permit-minnesota-copper-mine?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:13:40 -0500 Twins tap Rangers exec as new general manager Thad Levine, 44, will serve under recently appointed chief baseball officer Derek Falvey. They'll be the core executives tasked with returning the Minnesota Twins to baseball glory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/minnesota-twins-baseball-new-gm-thad-levine?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 11:27:57 -0500 DNR to open Mille Lacs for winter walleye, allow some keepers After months of catch-and-release only, anglers on Lake Mille Lacs will be allowed to keep some walleye during a winter fishing season that starts Dec. 1, state conservation officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/mille-lacs-walleye-winter-fishing-season?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:52:39 -0500 Climate Cast: Parts of MN experience a record-breaking growing season The Twin Cities are about to break the all-time records for the latest freeze and longest growing season on record in the area. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/climate-cast-record-breaking-season?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Battleground states: What to look for in PA, OH, FL and NC Political reporters in key states shared what indicators they'll be tracking on election night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/battleground-states-2016-campaign?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Democracy for Realists' co-author speaks on what influences our political decisions Larry Bartels, co-author of "Democracy for Realists," spoke this week about what influences our political behavior. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Eating your way down the Green Line, Part II Earlier this year, a team of two writers, a photographer and an illustrator set out to document 75 independent restaurants along the path of the Green Line light rail system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/appetites-eating-your-way-down-the-green-line-part-ii?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:39:33 -0500 What can Minnesota do about rising health care costs? In Minnesota, people who buy individual or family health plans are facing huge price increases this coming year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/lawmakers-talk-high-insurance-premiums?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:30:50 -0500 Vikings offensive coach Norv Turner quits; no friction, says Zimmer The move follows two games where the Vikings offense fell flat after a 5-0 start. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he was "very, very surprised" by Turner's resignation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/vikings-offensive-coordinator-norv-turner?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:02:04 -0500 Study finds rent costs rising for more people The study says that since the Great Recession, the number of Americans who find it difficult to pay their rent has risen to historically high levels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/rent-costs-up-in-relation-to-incomes?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:42:09 -0500 Talking with kids about sexual assault and consent This presidential campaign has been full of surprises, but few anticipated that it would prompt a national conversation on sexual assault. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/talking-about-consent-with-your-children?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Analyzing the fallout from Clinton's emails Three guests provided analysis, context and speculated about what the second round of Clinton emails might mean for her, and for FBI director James Comey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/three-views-on-second-round-of-clinton-emails?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fan voices: Game 7 brings World Series to historic close tonight MPR News host Tom Weber opened the phone lines to talk about the final game in the World Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/02/game-7-in-the-world-series?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Handling insurance changes Open enrollment began Tuesday for MNsure, and at many workplaces. So what happens when you're getting care from one doctor or clinic and your coverage changes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/hallbergs-picture-of-health-handling-insurance-changes?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:28:48 -0500 Our evolving relationship with microbes Microbes live both in and around us, but our relationship with the microbial world is complicated, changing and sometimes fraught. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/microbes-and-us?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What the next president will actually be able to accomplish Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are making promises about what they will do if granted access to the White House. What can they realistically accomplish in the first term of their presidency? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/what-a-president-might-get-done-or-not?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 5th District Congressional debate: Frank Drake and Keith Ellison DFL incumbent Keith Ellison and Republican challenger Frank Drake joined us in studio for a debate moderated by MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/fifth-congressional-debate?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Who's In Your Wallet? Hamilton, Jackson, Tubman and the Presidential Election' The event "Who's In Your Wallet?" used recent controversy over changes to the $10 and $20 bills in America as a backdrop for analyzing this year's similarly contentious presidential election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 State Dept.'s rep to Muslim communities talks diplomacy Shaarik Zafar, the U.S Department of State's Special Representative to Muslim Communities, spoke in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/01/state-depts-rep-to-muslim-communities-talks-diplomacy?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Bad debt, charity care costs fall for Minnesota hospitals The growth in Minnesotans with health coverage has helped drive down uncompensated care costs for hospitals to an eight-year low, the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/minnesota-hospitals-bad-debts-charity-care-costs-down?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:08:43 -0500 Election laws still in flux in many states The requirements for getting a ballot have always varied state by state. This year rules seem to be changing weekly nation-wide as courts and legislators push and pull over what kind of restrictions are allowed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/election-laws-in-flux-nation-over?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Dayton: Rebate is fastest way to address premium increases Gov. Mark Dayton joined MPR News to talk about soaring health insurance premiums in Minnesota, and what to do about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/dayton-rebates-quickest-way-address-insurance?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Who should control the Legislature? Party leaders make their case All 201 seats in the Minnesota Legislature will be on the ballot on Nov. 8, and the results of those races matter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/party-leaders-case-for-legislative-control?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Why we shouldn't leave those judicial elections blank They haven't made as many headlines, but judicial races will be on the ballot when Minnesotans go to the polls on Nov. 8. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/judicial-elections-dont-leave-ballot-blank?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Obamacare is on life support The Affordable Care Act is at a crisis point in many states around the country. Two guests talked about which issues are the most urgent to solve and if the problems with Obamacare reflect overall problems with the American health care system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/obamacare-on-life-support?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: More email news Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, talks about the FBI's decision to re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails and whether the constant drip of stolen e-mails from Wikileaks will erode Clinton's recent gains in swing states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/31/political-junkie-more-emails?refid=0 Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What role do witnesses play in police arrests? If you witness a police arrest - would you get involved or would you walk by? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/28/the-role-of-the-witness?refid=0 Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul police: Boy missing after fishing trip found safe St. Paul police say a 9-year-old boy missing since he went fishing Wednesday night at Beaver Lake on the St. Paul-Maplewood border was found safe near the lake. Authorities are investigating what happened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/boy-missing-fishing-maplewood?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:38:01 -0500 Glennon Doyle Melton on becoming a 'Love Warrior' The writer behind the popular Momastery blog leaves nothing back in her memoir on parenting, her marriage and her mental health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/books-glennon-doyle-melton-love-warrior?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:41:09 -0500 Judge tosses suit challenging Minn. teacher tenure rules The suit was filed by a group of parents who charged the laws protected ineffective teachers from layoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/judge-tosses-suit-challenging-teacher-tenure-rules?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:50:44 -0500 Climate Cast: Solutions to America's water crisis Which cities and which corporations are stepping up their water conservation? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/solutions-to-americas-water-problem?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Elaine Kamarck on 'Why Presidents Fail' Elaine Kamarck of Brookings speaks about her new book, "Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Photographer captures the world's rarest cats in amazing ways Steve Winter knew from age 7 that he wanted to take photographs for National Geographic. For the last 25 years, he has lived out that dream, shooting wildlife photos all around the globe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/steve-winter-takes-amazing-photos-of-the-worlds-rarest-big-cats?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What to do when language fails us When we use the gender-neutral pronouns they and them, instead of he or she, is this political correctness or is there a fundamental problem with language? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/when-language-fails-us?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 When does free speech become hate speech? Anti-Islam speakers have been making the rounds in northern Minnesota, calling on people to oppose Muslims where they live. Some people consider this type of rhetoric to be hate speech, but is it illegal? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/when-does-free-speech-become-hate-speech?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:28:34 -0500 Appetites: Halloween isn't the same for everyone In other countries, this time of year brings much different traditional treats from the American Halloween. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/appetites-halloween-treats-in-other-countries?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:38:41 -0500 7th District debate: Collin Peterson and Dave Hughes Candidates running for Congress in Minnesota's 7th District came to MPR's Moorhead studio to debate on the issues facing the country and their constituents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/7th-district-candidates-debate?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:31:04 -0500 'The Smaller Evil' dives into the dark plot of a cult-like retreat Stephanie Kuehn's childhood taste for horror novels and her doctorate in clinical psychology both get put to work in her new mind-bending YA thriller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/books-smaller-evil?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:21:18 -0500 McCollum and Ryan square off over the rising cost of tuition and insurance Fourth District incumbent Betty McCollum and challenger Greg Ryan were in studio for a debate. They talked about health care, policing and race, and the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/26/4-4-district-congressional-debate?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: How'd the vampire myth start? Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about what could be behind the vampire myth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/hallberg-scientific-explanation-vampire-myth?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:22:43 -0500 Voter's digest: Reads to get you ready before Election Day If you want to be an informed voter but don't have a lot of free time for research, here are some quick hits from Election 2016 that might help you out on Election Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/round-up-what-you-need-to-know-before-you-vote?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:13:40 -0500 Op Ed: Christian women speak out against Trump While many male evangelical leaders are supporting the U.S. Republican nominee for president, their female counterparts are speaking out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/op-ed-christian-women-vs-trump?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Money and politics in Minnesota. Who's getting what? Bob Collins followed political money backing Minnesota House races. He looked at who's getting big money donations and asks the question, "Does money influence the outcome of elections?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/money-and-politics-in-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 America's trust in the media continues to decline CNN Worldwide correspondent Brian Stelter and NYU journalism professor Pamela Newkirk talked about why only 32 percent of Americans say that they have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in the media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/americas-trust-in-media-declines?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Conversations on the Creative Economy: Jo Ann Jenkins discusses the creative challenges of aging clients AARP is the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization. How can they keep up when the definition of "getting older" keeps changing? CEO Jo Ann Jenkins answered that question and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/25/mpr-news-presents?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Ann Patchett: 'Guess what, folks? We judge books by their covers' Author Ann Patchett wrote her latest novel because she couldn't find any other book that captured "the big messiness that is modern family." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/books-ann-patchett-talking-volumes?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:13 -0500 10 deaths, one day: A look at the youngest victims of gun violence On average, seven children and teens are killed by guns each day in the U.S. Reporter Gary Younge picked one day -- Nov. 23, 2013 -- and profiled the ten boys who died on that date. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/books-another-day-in-the-death-of-america?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:39:32 -0500 NDSU to kick off 2019 football season at Target Field Minnesota Twins fans will be hoping their team's playing meaningful baseball in August 2019. If not, they can switch to football when North Dakota State opens its season in Minneapolis at a reconfigured Target Field. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/target-field-football-ndsu-2019-season?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:19:54 -0500 Political Junkie: Looking back on debates and the Dems path to majority MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke to Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, about the three presidential debates and what races might push the Democrats into the majority. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/24/political-junkie-looking-back-on-debates?refid=0 Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Mpls. police: Internal probe clears cops in Jamar Clark shooting The two Minneapolis officers involved in the Nov. 15 shooting of Jamar Clark did not violate department policy and will not face discipline, Police Chief Janee Harteau said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/jamar-clark-minneapolis-police-shooting-internal-investigation?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:40:00 -0500 Who looks out for utility consumers in Minnesota? Annie Levenson-Falk, the head of CUB (Citizens Utility Board) Minnesota, talked about how CUB will focus on consumers' utility bills in Minnesota and how to lower them or at least keep them from going up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/how-to-lower-minnesota-utility-bills?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Terry Olson, the man who would be free Terry Olson was released from prison after 11 years for a crime he says he didn't commit. He and his attorney, David Schultz told his story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/terry-olson-released-from-jail?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 On the ballot: How should lawmakers get pay raises? When Minnesota voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they'll be asked to consider question that hasn't received much attention this political season: Who should decide how much state legislators get paid? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/lawmakers-pay-raises-ballot-question?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 IQ2 debate: Is "Big Pharma" to blame for rising health care costs? An Intelligence Squared debate on the motion: "Is 'Big Pharma' to blame for rising health care costs?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/mpr-news-presents?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Feds see cooler-than-normal winter coming for Minnesota December through February may feel a bit more like an old-school winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's new seasonal outlook expects below-average temperatures across the state with above-average snow up north. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/noaa-see-cooler-winter-minnesota-la-nina?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:05:47 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate steady at 4 percent; 1,900 jobs added Minnesota's unemployment rate remained at a seasonally adjusted 4 percent in September as the state added jobs. Minnesota's year-over-year job growth continues to lag the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/minnesota-september-jobless-rate-steady-4-percent?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:36:43 -0500 Takeaways from the final debate The third and final presidential debate of 2016 is over. Two professors discuss what the candidates said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/takeaways-from-final-debate?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Climate Cast: World leaders agree to limit planet-warming hydrofluorocarbons World leaders met in Rwanda to discuss a plan to reduce hydrofluorocarbons in the atmosphere, which could stop the atmosphere from warming nearly a whole degree by the end of the century. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/climate-cast-hydrofluorocarbons?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What it means to be an American: Artists, musicians and activists speak Influential thinkers from around the country reflected on the American identity in the modern age. Naaima Khan, Pakou Hang and Brian Rosenberg to reflected on the series and added their own perspective on what it means to be an American. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/what-it-means-to-be-an-american?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:58:04 -0500 Appetites: Mexican food's African origins A five-course event in Minneapolis will illustrate the African origins of Mexican foods with the help of chef Dora Careaga. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/appetites-afro-mexican-food?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:21:27 -0500 'Just words'? Picking apart the language of the 2016 election From "bigly" to "basket of deplorables," what do the candidates' ways of speaking say about them? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/the-language-of-the-2016-election?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:20:12 -0500 Dakota Access pipeline protesters consider moving encampment Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline are considering moving their biggest encampment several miles south for winter, near a town on the Standing Rock reservation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/dakota-protesters-consider-moving-protest?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:42:00 -0500 A look at school tax referendums in Minneapolis, statewide School districts are seeking operating levies or bond referendums this year to help increase funding. Donald McFarland and Greg Abbott talk about what's going on the ballots. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/school-tax-referendums-2016?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Jim Hagedorn looks to bump Tim Walz from 1st District Republican Jim Hagedorn is up against incumbent DFLer Tim Walz in the 1st congressional district. Walz declined to appear for a debate, so Hagedorn joined the program for a question-and-answer session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/congressional-qa-hagedorn-1st-district?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What is the future of Wells Fargo? James Koren, bank and finance journalist for Los Angeles Times, explored the problems with bank regulations and looked at what a class action lawsuit could cost Well Fargo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/19/future-of-wells-fargo?refid=0 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Mixing politics and medicine When everyone's talking about the election, is the clinic a politics-free zone? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/18/hallberg-doctors-politics?refid=0 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:36:14 -0500 'Body of Water': What fishing teaches us about being human Chris Dombrowski's two great passions are fishing and poetry. His new book explores the life of a legendary bonefishing guide in the Bahamas, and the wisdom the man has earned from his time at sea. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/18/books-body-of-water?refid=0 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: Another week to remember Political Junkie Ken Rudin joined the program to review an unprecedented week in presidential election politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/17/political-junkie-what-a-week-last-debate?refid=0 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Is America finally having an honest discussion about rape culture? Kelly Oxford sent a Tweet encouraging women to share an account of their first sexual assault. Fifty tweets per minute came back to her. That movement inspired a conversation about sexually motivated assault. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/17/is-america-finally-having-honest-discussion-about-rape-culture?refid=0 Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Photos: The fall colors of Minnesota -- on Instagram Leaf-peepers, you have done well. We asked our Instagram followers to share photos of the fall colors in their area and they delivered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/13/fall-colors-minnesota-instagram?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:02:17 -0500 Appetites: How to boost your cooking game with science Dan Souza and Molly Brinbaum, executive editors for Cook's Science, are pros at using the scientific method for improving recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/12/appetites-improve-cooking-with-science?refid=0 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:39:48 -0500 Listen: Theater Latte Da reviving 'Ragtime' Theater Latte Da is keeping E.L. Doctorow's surprisingly relevant conversations about capitalism, police brutality, and immigration going with a staging of "Ragtime." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/11/ragtime-theater-latte-da?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:22:21 -0500 Striking nurses, Allina reach tentative deal The Minnesota Nurses Association says its strike against Allina Health will end Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/11/allina-striking-nurses-tentative-deal?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:00:28 -0500 Divided along gender lines: Where do men and women stand this election? We're hearing a lot about Trump, what he thinks of women, and what women think of him. But, how divided are male and female voters feeling? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/11/women-voters-2016?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Inside the Dakota Access Pipeline protest A 19-year-old has taken on the role of activist and gotten involved in the protests to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline's construction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/update-protests-dakota-access-pipeline?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:09:53 -0500 Q&A: 3rd district candidate, Terri Bonoff Terri Bonoff, a DFL House candidate, joined the program to talk about what she's done to earn the right to lead the 3rd congressional district. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/qa-bonoff-3rd-congressional-2016?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Highlights and reaction from the second presidential debate Two politically savvy experts poured over the second presidential debate and gave our listeners some insight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/highlights-second-presidential-debate?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: If your candidate loses, will you give the winner a chance? Callers shared their views on supporting opposing candidates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/10/will-voters-support-opposing-candidate?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 I-694, marathon, Vikes top Twin Cities weekend traffic woes A chunk of westbound I-694 will close this weekend. Officials are also reminding drivers to watch for closed roads Sunday tied to the Twin Cities Marathon and the Vikings game in Minneapolis. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/marathon-vikes-game-top-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:35:18 -0500 North American undersecretary visits Minneapolis, dispelling myths of Mexico In light of Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants, undersecretary for North America, Paulo Carreno, is traveling to U.S. cities to dispel the negative image of Mexico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/undersecretary-mexico-visit-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Will Backpage.com CEO's arrest help curtail sex trafficking in Minnesota? Ramsey County Attorney John Choi talked about the significance Carl Ferrer's arrest, the CEO of Backpage.org, an adult classified website. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/backpage-ceo-arrest?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How film can grow to feature more black actors In the 88-year history of the Academy Awards only 14 black actors have won Oscars. Erika Howard and Gil Robertson discussed the ways film has evolved and where there is still room to grow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/african-americans-featured-in-filams?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Mills and Nolan battle it out over Minnesota's 8th District DFL incumbent Rick Nolan discussed pressing issues that impact the large and diverse 8th congressional district. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/congressional-debates-2016-8th-district?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Rethinking the way we see design Three experts discussed how they use design to solve problems at work, in neighborhoods and at NASA's jet propulsion laboratory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/07/roundtable-rethinking-design?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fringe Festival director is stepping down Jeff Larson, executive director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival, has announced that he is leaving the theater and performing arts festival after 18 years as an employee and three years as its director. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/fringe-festival-director-stepping-down?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:32:49 -0500 Fall and winter outdoor adventures Gear Junkie Stephen Regenold talked about what gear they need to enjoy the great outdoors when the weather outside is frightful. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/fall-winter-adventures?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Rental crisis? Report details increasing sales of rental buildings in the Twin Cities With few rental properties to choose from, tenants are now forced into paying more for rent, or move farther out of the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/housing-crisis-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Using science to unlock flavor in the kitchen MPR's All Things Considered host Tom Crann was in to talk with Molly Birnbaum and Dan Souza, editors of "Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients". http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/using-science-to-unlock-flavor?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Idea to combat invasive species: Create fresh water preserves in Minnesota lakes At an aquatic invasive species conference this week, University of Minnesota researcher Peter Sorensen presented an idea for protecting Minnesota waters: Create "fresh water preserves" or "stewardship areas." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/protected-lakes-marine-reserves?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The fight for clean power Former White House counselor Jody Freeman talked about the Clean Power Plan and the future climate regulations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/clean-power-plan-appeal?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Winston Churchill's great escape Candice Millard's new book, "Hero of the Empire," dives into the early life and adventures of Winston Churchill, before he became a household name and world leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/books-hero-of-the-empire?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:48:07 -0500 Appetites: A memoir, but for food Cookbook author Bea Ojakangas discussed her new food memoir and shared a recipe for almond cardamom scones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/appetites-bea-ojakangas?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:22:45 -0500 Army Corps presses Red River flood project despite permit denial The U.S Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday it will soon award its first contract for a massive Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion plan despite the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' refusal to sign a key construction permit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/red-river-flood-plan-ok-without-permit-army-corps?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:37:10 -0500 The first and only vice-presidential debate, analyzed The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel gave detailed analysis of the vice-presidential candidates' performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/vice-president-debate-analysis?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fixing the 'emergency situation' in MN's individual health care market Health care plans will have rate hikes of as much as two thirds. This prompted the state's top insurance regulator Mike Rothman, to call this "a real emergency situation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/health-insurance-rates-hike?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Matthew could be first hurricane in a decade to ravage Florida's east coast Hurricane Matthew is a big, dangerous Category 4 storm packing winds over 120 miles per hour, several feet of storm surge and waves up to 30 feet high. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/05/hurricane-matthew?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Do fitness trackers work? Millions of people are using wearable fitness tracker, but a new study found that people without them actually lost more weight than those who used one. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/04/hallberg-do-fitness-trackers-work?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:11:28 -0500 Bobo, stay home! Farmington chief offers clown a jail cell lunch Cops don't want to feed into the scary-clown-roaming-town hysteria, but it's pretty clear they're tired of it. Law enforcement in several Minnesota towns took to social media Tuesday to tell people to knock it off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/04/farmington-police-clown-threat?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:07:02 -0500 What the Republicans (and Democrats) must do to win the election As part of the Broadcast Journalist Series, conservative columnist Ed Morrissey talked politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/04/bjs-morrissey?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: Trump's taxes and the forgotten vice presidents As usual, Political Junkie Ken Rudin covered a lot of ground after a busy and surprising weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/forgotten-vps-trump-taxes?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:43:43 -0500 Fall is Minnesota's deadliest season for pedestrians Pedestrian deaths are up significantly from two years ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday. Shorter days and longer nights make the autumn months particularly dangerous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/fall-minnesota-deadliest-pedestrian-season?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:17:26 -0500 'Wolf Boys': The American teenagers turned cartel assassins Dan Slater's new book charts the descent of American teenagers into the brutal violence of the drug war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/books-wolf-boys?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:44:51 -0500 New era set as Falvey takes over Twins baseball operations After another dismal season, the Twins hope Derek Falvey will put the team back on the path to success. The Twins formally announced his hiring Monday. He replaces fired general manager Terry Ryan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/minnesota-twins-baseball-new-era-derek-falvey?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:36:40 -0500 Hamline president on proposed changes to curriculum, staffing Hamline president Fayneese Miller spoke about the future of the school while reexamining its curriculum and staffing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/hamline-president-future-of-school?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What's the future look like for wilderness and wildlife? This week, three University of Minnesota experts will gather to talk about how humans are affecting the wild. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/where-the-wild-things-arent?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Conspiracy theories are for losers': Why those on the outside turn to them From the death of JFK to the "birther" movement, conspiracy theories have saturated American politics for decades. Some may roll their eyes at the idea of a second shooter, but our experts say conspiracy theories do serve a purpose. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/03/conspiracy-theories-2016-election?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Big cat: Lynx coach Reeve named WNBA coach of the year Cheryl Reeve has already led the Lynx to three WNBA championships and has them primed to win a fourth. This is her second time being named WNBA coach of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/minnesota-lynx-coach-reeve-wnba-coach-year?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:08:15 -0500 Minneapolis police investigate after 3 killed, 1 hurt Three people were killed -- a man and two teenagers -- and a fourth was injured in an apparent homicide in south Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/minneapolis-homicide?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:15:05 -0500 'Sky Blue Water' collection sparks controversy with its foreword The collection showcasing stories for young readers by authors from around the state had to be reprinted after a line in its foreword referenced Christopher Columbus' "discovery" of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/sky-blue-water?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota's labor trafficking problem is getting worse A new report sheds light on underlying causes of labor trafficking and how we can stop this modern form of slavery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/labor-trafficking-mn?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Foreign Policy This is the show where we invite three smart people into the studio for a discussion about the week's news or a big idea. Today, we're considering the foreign policy challenges that will face the next president. Barbara Frey, Nicholas Hayes, and Bou Nassif were in the studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/30/roundtable-foreign-policy?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hey Minnesota, northern lights may put on a show Thursday, Friday night A geomagnetic storm may deliver a potentially awesome northern lights display the next couple of nights. If skies are clear, Thursday night's viewing across Minnesota could be something. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/minnesota-northern-lights-show?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:24:31 -0500 The invisibility of black women Author Mychal Denzel Smith had some interesting things to say on the invisibility of black women on a previous show. He came back, and was joined by Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, president of the Women's Institute for Science, Equity and Race, to talk about the challenges facing black women in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/invisibility-black-women?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'American Heiress:' The Minnesota members of the Symbionnese Liberation Army Legal analyst and writer Jeffrey Toobin spoke at the Westminster Presbyterian Church about his book "American Heiress," which chronicles the Patty Hearst kidnapping and everything that followed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/american-heiress?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How our slang and language are evolving There was a time when if you said the word "hepcat" or "happy cabbage" or "fly rink" people would know what you meant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/slang-and-language-evolution?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 In The Dark: The Circus In the fourth episode of the podcast, the APM Reports team looks at the national attention the Jacob Wetterling investigation received. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/in-the-dark-episode-4?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota police chiefs work to make Mogadishu safer Two local police chiefs are are making a difference in the local and international Somali communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/protecting-somali-communities-here-abroad?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Children of the New World' offers a glimpse into a tech-obsessed future Alexander Weinstein's collection of stories examines what happens when technology outpaces ethics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/books-children-of-the-new-world?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:07:40 -0500 Appetites: Minnesota's best hot sauces The Twin Cities hot sauce scene is growing, says City Pages food writer Mecca Bos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/appetites-twin-cities-best-hot-sauces?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:25:51 -0500 The $41 million Wells Fargo clawback New York Times writer Ben Protess joined the program with an update on the CEO of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf forfeiting 41-million dollars in stock awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/wells-fargo-clawback?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What does environmental justice look like in Minnesota? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has formed a grassroots Environmental Justice Advisory Group to help guide policy with the goal that all Minnesotans will have equal access to clean water and air. MPR News asks: How will the group do that? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/environmental-justice?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Can compost harm the environment? Environmentally-aware gardeners should be warned that their compost may contain a kind of earthworm that can decimate forest areas. Ryan Hueffmeier, junior scientist at the Natural Resources Research Institute, talked about his research on the Asian worms as exotic invaders in Minnesota's woods. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/invasive-worms?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The presidential temperament: It's not the same as being a CEO In the first presidential debates of the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton exchanged barbs on whether or not they had the necessary "temperament" for the presidency. We asked a historian and a political scientist to offer historic examples of presidential temperament and suggest how voters can see past the stereotypes and hyperbole to get to a candidate's credentials. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/presidential-temperment?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Novelist Carl Hiaasen: You can scream about injustice or you can use humor Author Carl Hiaasen discusses his new novel, "Razor Girl," and why humor is an effective weapon against injustice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/28/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Chlamydia tops infectious disease list The sexually transmitted disease chlamydia topped the list of infectious diseases reported to the state Department of Health last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/hallberg-chlamydia?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:56:15 -0500 Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Burnsville A man died following an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Burnsville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/officer-involved-shooting-burnsville?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:59:15 -0500 The power of music to manage pain and illness Andrew Schulman, a medical musician, has written a book on the power of music to help patients manage pain and recover from illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/books-waking-the-spirit?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:34:04 -0500 Historically Black: A new podcast from APM Reports With the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture comes a new podcast from APM Reports and the Washington Post, Historically Black. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/apm-washington-post-new-historically-black-podcast?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The first presidential debate: What we learned Brown University's Wendy Schiller and Vann R. Newkirk II of The Atlantic analyzed the first debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/27/first-debate-of-2016?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 In 'Reputations,' a powerful political cartoonist questions his influence Juan Gabriel Vasquez left Colombia when he was 23 to escape the violence -- and to write. Now, he's back with the first book he's written since moving home to Bogota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/books-juan-gabriel-vasquez-reputations?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:10:14 -0500 Jackie Robinson's son continues dad's legacy David Robinson's path in life didn't take him to the baseball diamond, but he is carrying on his famous father's legacy of social change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/david-robinson-interview?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:08:05 -0500 Millennial women are ditching feminism, or are they? Are some types of feminist rhetoric luring young women in or chasing them away to from the feminism tent? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/millennials-feminism?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Analysis: Minnesota's record suicide numbers in 2015 Suicide rates overall have increased by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to a CDC report. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/minnesota-record-suicides?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Are for-profit colleges on the way out? Ashley Smith, an Inside Higher Ed reporter, talked about how for-profit colleges target poorer communities and veterans, and she discussed the changes to their funding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/for-profit-universities?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Political Junkie: The first presidential debate Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the expectations for Hilary Clinton's and Donald Trump's first debate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/26/political-junkie-first-debate?refid=0 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul I-35E shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes More north-south pain for drivers trying to get through St. Paul this weekend. Interstate 35E is closing again. Here's your guide to the biggest highway traffic hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/i35e-shutdown-stpaul-weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:11:58 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Voter's guide to the debates Monday marks the first presidential debate of the election and we invited three smart people into the studio for a voter's guide to debunking the debates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/roundtable-voters-guide-2016?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How do you prevent abductions without terrifying parents? Robert Lowery, from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, joined Tom Weber to talk about how the Wetterling case - and it's resolution - affected the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/prevent-abduction?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: Somali-Americans criticize media coverage of St. Cloud attack FBI investigators continue to piece together details of Saturday's stabbing at Crossroads Center Mall in St. Cloud. Two Somali-Americans talk about their reactions to the media coverage of the incident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/23/stcould-reaction-stabbing?refid=0 Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Police body cam captures water rescue of man near Mississippi The footage shows Minneapolis police officers and a paramedic pulling a man to safety from a storm sewer that drains into the Mississippi River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/minneapolis-police-water-rescue?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:43:12 -0500 Vikings-Panthers still on for Sunday despite Charlotte unrest The NFL said it expects the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings to play Sunday in Charlotte. Charlotte's been reeling from two days of public protests over the police shooting of a black man. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/nfl-vikings-panthers-security-charlotte-protests?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:18:42 -0500 Race and policing in wake of Tulsa and Charlotte shootings Professor David Thomas joined MPR News to talk about the shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/tulsa-charlotte-shootings?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Trump: U.S. generals "reduced to rubble." Is that true? Author, Rosa Brooks and military expert, David Barno spoke to MPR News host Kerri Miller about the condition of the U.S. military in light of comments from presidential candidate Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/state-us-military?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What makes a good financial adviser? Author and financial consultant Ruth Hayden answered caller questions about everything from financial advisers to managing your own funds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/ruth-hayden-managing-money-choosing-financial-adviser?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Broadcast Journalist Series: Justin Ellis of ESPN the Magazine As part of Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series Justin Ellis, Senior Editor of ESPN the Magazine, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to talk about covering sports - the challenges, the ethics, and the compelling stories. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/bjs-ellis?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Climate Cast: What the U.S. presidential candidates say about climate change Shawn Otto, co-founder and chair of Science Debate, spoke with MPR News host Kerri Miller about what our presidential candidates are saying about climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/climate-cast-presidents-climate-change?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Pears, or 'apples 2.0' For lots of Minnesotans, fall is a time for all things apples. But there's another tree fruit that doesn't get as much attention as maybe it should. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/appetites-pears?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:03:21 -0500 Charges: Former Starkey execs and associates stole more than $20M from company Five people, including three former Starkey executives, controlled "sham companies and dummy entities" that they used to siphon money from Starkey, the Minnesota U.S. Attorney said in a statement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/starkey-executives-charged-stealing-from-company?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:52:09 -0500 Vikings' Peterson faces surgery Thursday; return unknown Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery Thursday to deal with a torn meniscus in his left knee and it's not clear when, or if, he'll return to play this season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/vikings-adrian-peterson-surgery-return-unclear?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:49:46 -0500 Wells Fargo revelations remind us that big banks aren't 'fixed' Three personal finance and banking experts reflected on the notion that big banks are still running amok with our money and our trust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/21/wells-fargo-accountability?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: The many varieties of hepatitis Hepatitis outbreaks linked to food around the country have put the infection back in the news lately. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/hallberg-hepatitis?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:13:47 -0500 FAQ: What is Legionnaires' disease? The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed 12 cases of the disease in people who live or work in a Twin Cities suburb. Here's how the disease affects the body and how it's contracted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/what-is-legionnaires-disease?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:41:26 -0500 'Into the Sun': Tracing the ripples of the war in Afghanistan Deni Ellis Bechard's new novel drops readers into Kabul, where a car bomb kills three expats working in the city. The friend they leave behind attempts to unravel the forces that caused their death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/books-into-the-sun-deni-bechard?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:40:16 -0500 Listen: Rick Nolan and Stewart Mills in 8th District congressional debate Democrat Rick Nolan, the incumbent, and his Republican challenger Stewart Mills squared off in a debate Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The difference between those who vote and those who don't According to the New York Times, for every 10 U.S. adults, 6 vote and 4 don't. Rob Griffin and Jan Leighly explained who is voting, who isn't, and what divides them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/do-dont-vote?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Op-ed: What the MN Somali community is doing to help combat homegrown radicalism Mahmoud Noor, executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota joined the program to talk about what the MN Somali community is doing to help people assimilate and to combat homegrown radicalism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/oped-radicalism?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 SCSU interim president discusses students' reactions to St. Cloud knife attack Ashish Vaidya, the interim president of St. Cloud State University, spoke about the how the mall attack has affected the mood on campus and what needs to happen to bring the community together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/20/scsu-response?refid=0 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Playing Dead': Can you fake your death in the 21st century? Elizabeth Greenwood dove deep into the world of death fraud while researching her book. She even managed to obtain an "up to snuff" death certificate from the Philippines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/books-playing-dead?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:12:40 -0500 'Concerned but very hopeful': Reactions to the stabbing in St. Cloud Gov. Dayton met this morning with community leaders in St. Cloud, where over the weekend a man wielding a knife attacked shoppers at a St. Cloud shopping mall. Before the Governor's meeting, Tom Weber talked with several people in St. Cloud about what happened - and how it's affecting the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/stcloud?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:19:41 -0500 St. Cloud chief: 'Lone attacker' drove mall stabbing rampage The motive of the attack is still unclear, but the FBI said that the stabbings were being investigated as a "potential act of terrorism." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/st-cloud-mall-stabbing?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:08:14 -0500 Political Junkie: Tragedies as political events and the role of moderators Political Junkie, Ken Rudin on Trump's response to the bombing in New Jersey, and the role of moderators in debates. Should they question the candidate's statements? Or is that the job of the opponent? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/political_junkie_tragedies?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Talking Volumes: Elizabeth Alexander on 'The Light of the World' As part of the 2016 Talking Volumes series, Kerri Miller talks with Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander, author of "The Light of the World." The event was held September 15, 2016 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Hero' cop stops knife-wielding attacker's rampage at St. Cloud mall An off-duty police officer shot a man suspected of stabbing nine people non-fatally in a St. Cloud mall Saturday evening. The suspect's family has released his name. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/18/st-cloud-mall-stabbings?refid=0 Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:07:44 -0500 Guthrie offers a young woman's view of 'Sensibility' The classic novel has been adapted by a playwright who thinks women in theater need more opportunities, onstage and off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/16/guthrie-offers-young-womans-view-of-sensibility?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:11:06 -0500 Stevie Wonder and Prince played "Superstition" together on stage Today's Morning Edition music is Stevie Wonder performing "Superstition" live in Paris in 2010, from a home video recorded by a member of the audience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/16/stevie-wonder-and-prince-once-played-together?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:00:29 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The role of music today Today on the Friday Roundtable we invited three smart people into the studio to talk about music. How do you get people to pay for it? How does the way we listen color our experiences? And what is the role of music today? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/16/musics-role-today?refid=0 Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How did he get here? Meet Minnesota's newest invasive pest The red swamp crayfish has been found for the first time in a Minnesota lake, the DNR said Thursday. The agency suggested the creatures could be castoffs from a classroom aquarium or crawfish boil. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/minnesota-newest-invasive-species-red-swamp-crayfish?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:29:39 -0500 Lynx extend Whalen, Augustus contracts The Minnesota Lynx said Thursday the team signed guards Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen to multi-year contract extensions. Details, including the length of the extensions, were not disclosed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/lyn-extend-whalen-augustus-contracts?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:55:55 -0500 MN jobless rate ticks up to 4 percent in August; 1,500 jobs lost Minnesota's jobless rate rose to 4 percent in August as employers cut 1,500 jobs, state officials said Thursday. It was the first time in more than two years that Minnesota's rate touched 4 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/minnesota-unemployment-ticks-up-with-august-job-losses?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:22:13 -0500 Nurses strike: The reasons behind the picket lines Nurses at Alina hospitals have been on strike for 11 days, here is a look at the dispute with leaders on both sides of the picket line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/nurses_strike?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 White flight isn't an issue of the past America is becoming re-segregated in the post-Civil rights era, argues author Jeff Chang. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/white_flight?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How to ask for a raise, effectively New research on women in the workplace asserts both men and women ask for raises, but men are more often given raises. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/how-to-ask-for-a-raise?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Climate Cast: Warming waters threaten walleye habitat As global warming heats up the water in the Upper Midwest, it could begin to impact some of our most beloved fish species. Notably, Minnesota's state fish, the walleye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/15/warm-waters-walleye?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Just can't win: Women seen either as too meek or too aggressive as leaders Sometimes, women are caught in two extremes when they take on leadership roles. They're either portrayed as weak or too assertive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/double-blind?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:35:04 -0500 Minn. woman killed while cycling in Georgia Police say a driver in Georgia who struck and killed Ashley Block, 25, was under the influence of drugs and distracted when the incident happened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/minneapolis-bicyclist-killed-georgia?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:53:55 -0500 'In the Dark': The story of the boy abducted 10 months before Jacob Wetterling In the third episode of the In the Dark podcast, Jared Scheierl tells his story. Scheirel was assaulted by Danny Heinrich ten months before Jacob Wetterling disappeared. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/in-the-dark-jared-scheirel?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:54:05 -0500 The narcissism epidemic Are we surrounded by narcissists, or is that just our perception? Kerri Miller spoke with a journalist and a professor with conflicting views on whether or not this is a narcissist's world, and we're just living in it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/narcissism_epidemic?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Sunken treasure: One of the many Great Lakes shipwrecks, found Ken Merryman of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to share what it's like to stumble upon a shipwreck when you're not looking for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/shipwreck-antelope?refid=0 Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 FAQ: The Dakota Access pipeline and protest The Dakota Access Pipeline river crossing in North Dakota has spawned legal battles and protests across the U.S. Here are answers to some basic questions about the $3.8 billion project and the pushback. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/dakota-access-pipeline-frequently-asked-questions?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:43:11 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What pneumonia does to a body Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, and she has canceled campaign events to rest on the advice of her doctor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/hallberg-pneumonia-legionnaires-hillary-clinton?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:17:36 -0500 The rise of parent shaming and the psychology behind it It's never been easier to shame a parent: Post one video online and people seize upon it, berating the parenting skills of people they've never met. What has made people so eager to shame? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/the-psychology-behind-parent-shaming?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:44:40 -0500 Op-Ed: A case against elderly voters Too old to vote? A Time magazine columnist says older voters aren't good at creating positive election outcomes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/oped_old_voters?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Why do so many rape kits go untested? 3,482 rape kits sat in police storage last year according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/untested_rape_kits?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'Grief Is the Thing with Feathers': Weaving mourning and magic In Max Porter's debut novel, a crow arrives on the doorstep of a family stricken with grief. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/books-grief-is-the-thing-with-feathers?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:57:15 -0500 Political Junkie: Clinton's health, transparency and comments about Trump's supporters Ken Rundin, the political junkie, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about Hillary Clinton's health and her comments about Donald Trump's supporters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/clinton-health?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 MN politics update with Brian Bakst What's up with the special session and the DFL's attempt to get Trump off the Minnesota ballot? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/politics_bakst?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Money in politics equals unprecedented access for big spenders Questions about donations to the Clinton Foundation sparked a new debate this election cycle regarding money and access in politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/12/money_politics?refid=0 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 MN officials confirm 5 Legionnaires' disease cases in Hopkins State health officials said Friday they are investigating the source of the outbreak in a cluster of people who live or work in Hopkins. Three remain hospitalized. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/minnesota-legionnaires-disease-cases?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:16:29 -0500 State moves to stop operations at Globe, MN School of Business A court ruling said the schools defrauded students who enrolled in training for law enforcement jobs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/globe-university-school-of-business-operations-halted-lawsuit?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:13:29 -0500 A real duck dynasty: Minnesota brothers dominate stamp contest Call them the New York Yankees of the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Minnesota brothers Joe, Bob and Jim Hautman talked with MPR News about their long, winning history in the federal stamp art competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/real-duck-dynasty-hautman-brothers?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:32:30 -0500 I-35E closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes No need to agonize this weekend about the speed limit on that stretch of I-35E south of downtown St. Paul. It will be closed. Here's your guide to the weekend's driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/09/i35e-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:18:15 -0500 How the Jacob Wetterling case transformed Minnesota's way of life MPR News recently asked Minnesotans how the abduction and killing of Jacob Wetterling affected them and how their lives may have changed. Here are some of the responses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/minnesotans-jacob-wetterling-react?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500 Wetterlings set example for dealing with ambiguous grief For nearly three decades, Dr. Pauline Boss said the Wetterling family was essentially living in limbo with their grief, a condition she calls ambiguous loss. She said human resilience is an amazing thing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/wetterlings-set-example-ambiguous-grief?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:00:00 -0500 Allina says more nurses crossing picket line Allina Health System said the number of nurses union members signing up to work is nearly quadruple the number who crossed the picket line during the week-long strike in June. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/allina-says-more-nurses-crossing-picket-line?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:03:29 -0500 Life and terrorism after 9/11 MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with national security experts Amos Guoira and David Schanzer about how September 11th changed the way the United States thinks about, plans for and fights terrorism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/life_after_911?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:16:55 -0500 Minnesotans with roots in Laos watch Obama's historic visit Chanida Phaengdara Potter, founding editor and publisher of Little Laos on the Prairie online magazine, spoke to MPR News host Tom Weber about changes to the Lao economy and the millions of U.S. dollars committed to help clear landlines. She also reflected on what it means to have the world's media spotlight focused on Laos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/mn-loas?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:06:07 -0500 National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths on life behind the camera Griffiths, a Minnesota native and one of the magazine's most celebrated photographers, credits her mother with instilling a love of travel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/photographer-annie-griffiths?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:27:08 -0500 'In the Dark': What did the Wetterling investigation miss in those first few hours? 'In the Dark' reporters tracked down as many of Jacob Wetterling's neighbors as they could find, to talk about their memories of Oct. 22, 1989. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/in-the-dark-jacob-wetterling-investigation?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:36:33 -0500 Climate Cast: Coastal flooding due to global warming has already begun MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner and host Kerri Miller spotted a New York Times story about what is called "sunny day flooding" along the coasts of the United States. Reporter Justin Gillis wrote "Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun" for the New York Times and he joined them to talk about the article. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/coastal-flodding?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Dinner time, for the whole family? Few topics can polarize a conversation more quickly the question of whether small children belong in restaurants -- and if they do, which ones? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/appetites-kids-at-restaurants?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:44:50 -0500 An eerie road trip novel that mixes marriage and madness Hannah Pittard's new novel digs at an uncomfortable truth: Sometimes the one you love can drive you crazy. Hours in a car on tornado-ravaged roads doesn't help things. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/books-listen-to-me?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:28:30 -0500 University of Minnesota fires wrestling coach after drug probe The move comes months after the team was roiled by allegations that J Robinson knew wrestlers were improperly using the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/u-minnesota-fires-wrestling-coach-amid-drug-probe?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:35:53 -0500 Heads-up: I-35E in St. Paul closed this weekend Twin Cities drivers caught a break over the Labor Day weekend with few road construction hassles. But a big one's coming this weekend: I-35E closes Friday in both directions through St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/i35e-closed-weekend-stpaul?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:53:41 -0500 'In the Dark': Why did it take so long to find Jacob Wetterling? Daniel Heinrich, who confessed this week to killing Jacob Wetterling, was questioned by police as early as 1990. A new podcast asks: Why did it take so long to solve one of Minnesota's most infamous crimes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/jacob-wetterling-in-the-dark-podcast?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:28:04 -0500 Luger makes case for the deal with Heinrich in Wetterling case "If we passed up this opportunity ... I'm not sure I could sleep with myself," U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger told MPR News Wednesday. "This was too important to the family. Too important to Minnesota." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/plea-deal-for-heinrich-defended?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:53:15 -0500 The process behind negotiating a plea Plea deal negotiations led to the discovery of Jacob Wetterling's remains last week. MPR News host Kerri Miller asked CBS legal editor Andrew Cohen how interrogations and plea deals come together to lead to these sorts of revelations and convictions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/negotiating-plea?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Gig economy: Is America's social safety net failing our current labor market? Why do voters seem so angry and anxious this year? Part of the answer might have something to do with the gig economy. MPR News host Kerri Miller and two guests discussed the future of work in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/gig-economy?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How charges in the Wetterling case came together Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about her office's involvement in the Jacob Wetterling case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/07/stearns-county-attorney-wetterling-case?refid=0 Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Timeline: 27 years of agony in Jacob Wetterling case Jacob Wetterling was missing for 27 years before authorities found his remains and a man confessed to the kidnapping, sexually assaulting and killing the boy. Here's a snapshot of what happened since Jacob was taken. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/timeline-jacob-wetterling-danny-heinrich?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:11:21 -0500 A 911 dispatcher tells all Caroline Burau's book, "Tell Me Exactly What Happened," runs through the terrifying, boring and hilarious moments of her career as a 911 dispatcher. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/books-tell-me-exactly-what-happened-dispatches-from-911?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:19:21 -0500 'Another Brooklyn': Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson delivers for adults Jacqueline Woodson, who won the National Book Award for "Brown Girl Dreaming," has written her first book for adults in twenty years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/books-another-brooklyn?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:44:15 -0500 Political Junkie: What to expect this fall from debates to swing states Political Junkie Ken Rudin gave MPR News host Kerri Miller the rundown of what to expect over this election season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/political-junkie?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Met Council chair discusses stopgap funding for Southwest light rail Adam Duininck, head of the Metropolitan Council, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to talk about the future of the controversial Southwest light rail project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/met-council-chair-on-southwest-light-rail-future?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Education levels and the electorate Two reporters who look at voting patterns shared their insight on how education can be a powerful political predictor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/06/voters-education?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Stearns County: Jacob Wetterling's remains have been found "Our hearts are broken. ... I have no words," said Patty Wetterling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/03/jacob-wetterling-remains?refid=0 Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:36:25 -0500 Invasive lake algae surface in Itasca, Beltrami, Stearns counties Starry stonewort infestations have been found in three more lakes, including Lake Winnibigoshish, which flows into the Mississippi River. The DNR is weighing next steps to fight the invader, which could wreak havoc on boaters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/02/invasive-lake-algae-surface-central-northern-mn?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:05:28 -0500 Twin Cities Labor Day weekend road woes: not so terrible The weekend's road hassles report is more about stuff being open, including all lanes on I-94 from St. Cloud to Collegeville. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/02/twin-cities-labor-day-weekend-road-woes-not-so-bad?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:20:44 -0500 Documentary recommendations: What are the Cube Critics watching? Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis spoke to Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Director, Deirdre Haj about the documentaries that define the genre. Then, they aired an interview with Fredrick Wiseman about how the James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis is adapting his classic 1967 documentary, "Titicut Follies" into a classical ballet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/02/cube-critics-documentaries?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 International adoptions are decreasing Rates of adoptions from overseas have fallen by over 70 percent in the past decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/number-of-international-adoptions-on-the-decline?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:41:51 -0500 Boon or disaster: Unpacking the TPP What would this deal mean for the American economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/understanding-the-tppd?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:27:28 -0500 Minnesota politics at the State Fair Two former leaders of the Minnesota Legislature joined MPR News host Tom Weber out at the State Fair to talk politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/mn-politics-at-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:21:52 -0500 Minnesota sees 'significant' decline in obesity rate Minnesota was the only state in the Upper Midwest to keep its adult obesity rates below 30 percent, the state Health Department said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/obesity-rate-declines-significantly-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 11:34:22 -0500 Court: $15 minimum wage, insurance for cops won't appear on Minneapolis ballot A Minnesota Supreme Court ruling means Minneapolis voters won't get a chance to vote this fall on whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour or to require police to carry professional liability insurance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/minnesota-supreme-court-minimum-wage-police-insurance?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:24:56 -0500 John Dickerson says past presidential campaigns can help us understand this one John Dickerson, host of Face the Nation, joined MPR News host Tom Weber to discuss his new book "Whistlestop," a history of presidential campaigns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/john-dickerson-says-past-presidential-campaigns-can-help-us-understand-this-one?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:06:50 -0500 Appetites: Look inside the State Fair's roasted sweet corn operation Everybody loves a sweet ear of corn, especially when it's roasted at the fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/appetites-state-fair-sweet-corn-roast?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:18:33 -0500 A stunning look at America's first national park To celebrate the centennial of America's national parks, National Geographic has compiled an in-depth look at Yellowstone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/31/books-yellowstone?refid=0 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:36:21 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg live at the Minnesota State Fair Dr. Jon Hallberg is a regular contributor to All Things Considered on Tuesdays. This week he joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann for a special, hour-long segment live at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/30/hallberg-fair?refid=0 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Sen. Amy Klobuchar at the Minnesota State Fair Gary Eichten interviews Minnesota's senior senator in front of a live audience at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/30/sen-amy-klobuchar-at-the-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 If you lose everything you've written, start a new novel Nathan Hill's novel "The Nix" is a mother-son story at heart, but it spins through everything from video games to Norwegian folklore, and the 1968 Chicago riots to the Occupy Wall Street movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/books-the-nix?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:43:34 -0500 Sports round-up: Rio's Paralympic money woes and the new Vikings stadium Two reporters offer their perspectives on the Olympics and upcoming Paralympics in Rio. Listeners also share their reviews of the new Vikings stadium. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/sports-round-upparalympics-vikings-stadium?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:13:04 -0500 Meet Minnesota's teacher of the year As another school year gets underway, Minnesota's Teacher of the Year, Abdul Wright, reflects on education issues and challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/teacher-of-year?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:15:13 -0500 What's next for Minnesota's Sex Offender Program? Eric Janus, former president and dean of William Mitchell College of Law, discusses the recent developments in, and future of, Minnesota's Sex Offender Program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/29/whats-next-for-minnesota-sex-offender-program?refid=0 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:58:39 -0500 Victim in fatal stabbing near U identified Sean Mwangi Maina was found mortally wounded in a car in Dinkytown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/28/victim-in-fatal-stabbing-near-u-identified?refid=0 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0500 St. Paul Miss. River bridge closure tops weekend road woes Trying to get to the airport from St. Paul this weekend? Forget Minnesota Highway 5. It's the biggest hassle for Twin Cities drivers this weekend. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/stpaul-miss-river-bridge-closure-tops-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:21:49 -0500 Somali-American mom talks anti-terror recruitment, profiling Mothers Against Youth Recruitment and Hate Crime hosted a town hall forum on Thursday to talk about the continual attention focused on Minnesota's Muslim community. An organizer talked with Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/somali-mom-talks-profiling-antirecruitment-engagement?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:19:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Creating a culture of health By many measures the American population is unhealthy, but our healthcare experts say it doesn't have to be that way. A physician, nutritionist and gym owner talk about how to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/creating-and-sustaining-a-healthy-lifestyle?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:30:23 -0500 The Weather Lab with Paul Huttner: Florida braces for possible new storm Forecast models conflict about whether a storm forming in the Atlantic could hit Florida as a tropical storm or worse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/the-weather-lab-with-paul-huttner-florida-braces-for-possible-new-storm?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Longtime Star Tribune arts reporter Graydon Royce to retire Star Tribune theater critic and arts reporter Graydon Royce is retiring after nearly four decades at the paper. He spoke with MPR News host Tom Weber about his career and the Minnesota theater scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/longtime-startribune-arts-reporter-graydon-royce-to-retire?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:43:14 -0500 Crime and Walmart: Why shoplifters are hitting the big-box store Shannon Pettypiece, co-author of an article "Walmart's Out-of-Control Crime Problem is Driving Police Crazy," explains why shoplifters find the big-box store to be an easy target. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/crime-at-walmart?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:22:48 -0500 Heads-up: Major lane closures next week for I-94 in St. Paul Interstate 94 eastbound will close overnight Tuesday into Wednesday and I-94 westbound will close Wednesday night until Thursday morning, state transportation officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/interstate-94-closures-stpaul?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:20:12 -0500 Vikings say 2016 home games completely sold out Interest in tickets leaped this year as fans snapped up seats for the Vikings' first season at U.S. Bank Stadium. The team said Thursday it's started a wait list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/minnestoa-vikings-2016-nfl-home-games-sold-out?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:37:31 -0500 'Rich and Pretty': A summer read with wit and bite Rumaan Alam's debut novel about the intricacies and envies of a longtime friendship comes from years of observation and eavesdropping. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/books-rich-and-pretty-rumaan-alam?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:02:09 -0500 Corrections commissioner Tom Roy on prison reform, county jails and services for inmates Tom Roy, commissioner of Minnesota's Department of Corrections, responds to criticism about services available to inmates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/mn-corrections?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:20:00 -0500 Zebra mussels found in popular Carver County lake The invasive pests were discovered at the public boat access to Lake Minnewashta in Chanhassen. County and watershed officials say they're working quickly to stop a lakewide infestation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/zebra-mussels-lake-minnewashta-carver-county-mn?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:12:06 -0500 Appetites: You should dry out your food Stuck with lots of produce you're not sure how to use? Here's how to dry it out using a dehydrator or oven so fruits and veggies last longer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/appetites-dried-foods?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:53:28 -0500 An update on flooding in northeast Iowa Gary Rustad, Decorah's mayor pro tempore, gives an update on the substantial flood damage and the evacuation of residents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/update-on-flooding-in-northeast-iowa?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:33 -0500 Roundtable: Living conditions in low-rent housing Three guests share their perspective on the conditions in low-rent housing, from the concerns of tenants to how legislators could act to improve standards of living. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/living-conditions-in-low-rent-housing?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:12:23 -0500 Experts: Housing, education discrimination drive minority wealth gap Institutional racism plays a big role in the financial divide between whites and many people of color, two national researchers tell MPR News. Listen to the conversation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/discrimination-drives-minority-wealth-gap-experts-say?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:44:31 -0500 Northeast Iowa reeling from 'life-threatening' flooding The region experienced "major flooding" after more than 8 inches of rain fell as a series of thunderstorms moved through the area, said Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx. Basements in hundreds of homes in the county were flooded. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/24/northeast-iowa-flooding?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:59:34 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: A year of infectious diseases The Zika virus is the latest concern for many patients, and average doctors are still learning about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/hallberg-zika-infectious-diseases?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:38:58 -0500 Major League Soccer begins in Minnesota this March Soccer writer Brian Quarstad gives an update on Major League Soccer in Minnesota and what fans can expect in the next few months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/mls-in-mn?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:39:29 -0500 Will millennials flex their muscle on Election Day? "I think there's a very jaded feeling among this generation," author David Cahn tells MPR News. What's keeping millennials out of voting booths and what changes are needed to shift their voting habits? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/millennials-political-power-voting-apathy?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:37:56 -0500 Welfare reform: 20 years later Two decades ago, Republicans and Democrats in Congress came together to make historic changes to our nation's welfare program. What are the lasting impact of those changes? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/welfare-reform-20-years-later?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:22:26 -0500 Bottled water for 80 Wash. County homes after contamination alert "While we believe the immediate health risks for most people exposed to (perfluorochemicals) are low, the latest information from EPA indicates a risk for developing fetuses and infants," Minnesota's health commissioner said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/bottled-water-80-washington-county-mn-homes-pfc-alert?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:42:17 -0500 The real story behind 'Cosmo's Factory' The name for Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Cosmo's Factory' came from the warehouse in Berkeley, California where they rehearsed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/23/music?refid=0 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:00:00 -0500 Update on Dakota Access Pipeline protests Developers of the <a href="http://www.daplpipelinefacts.com/">Dakota Access Pipeline</a>, a pipeline that would move oil from the Bakken oil field past the southwestern tip of Minnesota to Illinois, have agreed to stop construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation until a court hearing next week. Tom Weber talked with Lauren Donovan, a reporter with The Bismarck Tribune, for an update on the controversy and the project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22/dakota-pipeline?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:28:07 -0500 3 journalists on UK, Turkey, Venezuela flashpoints Britain, Venezuela, Turkey and Syria remain global hot spots in the news. MPR News reporter Euan Kerr spoke with three reporters covering these areas about what is happening, and what is changing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22/uk-turkey-venezuela-crisis-reporting-journalists?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:20:05 -0500 New Bell Museum will include a walk-through diorama The Bell Museum of Natural History will soon move into a new and bigger home. George Weiblen, one of the museum's curators, shared details on the new facility. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/22/bell-museum?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:31:18 -0500 'Bought and Sold: The New Fight Against Teen Sex Trafficking' An APM Reports American RadioWorks documentary on sex trafficking looks at what's being done in Minnesota and other parts of the country to help young victims and crack down on traffickers and buyers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/sex-trafficking?refid=0 Mon, 22 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Amber Alert canceled after child's body found Meeker County authorities say the search for 5-year-old Alayna Ertl has ended after she was found dead Saturday afternoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/20/meeker-county-girl-believed-taken?refid=0 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:13:32 -0500 MN United begins Major League Soccer games in March More than a year after Minnesota won a Major League Soccer franchise, the actual entry date is official: Minnesota United FC will begin playing in the top league in 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/20/major-league-soccer-in-minnesota-spring?refid=0 Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:22:28 -0500 Digging into the Ilhan Omar marriage controversy MinnPost staff writer Ibrahim Hirsi spoke with All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the questions Ilhan Omar faced about her marital status this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/ilhan-omar-marriage-controversy?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:19:28 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Candidates, constituents and critics This week on the Friday Roundtable three people who have worked on Democratic, Republican and Independent campaigns share their perspectives on this year's race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/friday-roundtable-voters-of-all-stripes?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:05:07 -0500 Two track and field athletes with Minn. ties race in Rio Two track and field athletes with Minnesota connections will race for Olympic medals Saturday in Rio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/olympics-wrapping-up-soon?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:38:10 -0500 Summer Music Series: Baby Shel Baby Shel, a rapper from the Red Lake Indian Reservation, joined MPR News host Tom Weber in MPR's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio to talk about his work and play a few songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/baby-shel?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The time Minnesota almost ruled the internet MPR News host Tom Weber dove into the history of the early internet with Twin Cities writer Tim Gihring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/19/gopher-internet?refid=0 Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 I-94 in Minneapolis reopened following gas leak Authorities shut down Interstate 94 in Minneapolis at the Lowry Tunnel this afternoon following reports of a ruptured gas line. The Minneapolis Fire Department says the gas is now off and the highway and surrounding streets have reopened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/broken-gas-line-shuts-i-94-lowry-tunnel?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:06:51 -0500 Sex? More millennials are saying 'meh' Despite the "hook-up" narrative millennials are having less sex than the generations before them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/millennials-having-less-sex?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:06:51 -0500 Minn. jobless rate ticks up to 3.9 percent in July; 11K jobs added Minnesota employers added 11,300 jobs during July. The state's 12-month job growth rate, however, continues to lag the nation, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/minn-jobless-rate-ticks-up-in-july?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:32:44 -0500 Heavy rainfalls are stressing Minnesota infrastructure High intensity rainfalls are spelling trouble when it comes to flooding of streets and homes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/heavy-rainfall-stresses-infrastructure?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:21:20 -0500 Appetites: A chef's version of ice cream Some people like hot fudge and pecans on their sundaes. But a Minneapolis chef has people lining up in uptown to top their frozen treats with things like curried peanuts and extra virgin olive oil. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/appetites-chef-sameh-wadi-milkjam-creamery?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:31:53 -0500 Candidates' foreign policy views on ISIS and immigration. The presidential candidates have been talking a lot about foreign policy, including how they might handle ISIS and immigration, both separately and together. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two foreign policy experts about the candidates' views for America's role in the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/isis-immigration?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:47:45 -0500 How the Burger Court shaped today's conversations on race and crime St. Paul native Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 until 1986. Many think of this as a time in which "nothing happened" on the Supreme Court, but a new book explores the Burger Court's lasting influence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/books-the-burger-court?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:44:01 -0500 The complex legalities of sorting out Prince's estate Tom Weber talked with Star Tribune reporters Emma Nelson and Dan Browning, who have been closely following all the legalities related Prince's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/prince-estate?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:16:26 -0500 Vote keeps funding moving for Orange Line BRT The <a href="http://www.metrotransit.org/metro-orange-line">Orange Line</a> is a planned 17-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect downtown Minneapolis to Burnville along highway 35W. A vote Wednesday kept the funding process moving. Tom Weber talked with <a href="http://www.metrocouncil.org/About-Us/Who-We-Are/CouncilMembers/Adam-Duininck,-Chair.aspx">Adam Duininck</a>, chair of the Metropolitan Council, about the future of the line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/bus-rapid-transit?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:52:20 -0500 4 eateries one top Twin Cities chef can't do without Best Thai? Biggest surprise? Good, cheap eats? Sameh Wadi, chef at World Street Kitchen and Saffron Restaurant, shared some of his favorite Twin Cities area dining spots with MPR News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/17/sameh-wadi-favorite-twin-cities-restaurants?refid=0 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:45:00 -0500 Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, talks 2016 race Ahead of a couple appearances in the Twin Cities, Dr. Jill Stein joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to discuss her campaign for president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/jill-stein-green-party-interview?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:27:11 -0500 Veterans and the vote Polls show that veterans are dissatisfied with both of the major party candidates for president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/veterans-and-the-vote?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:27:58 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Nigeria's polio outbreak, and eradicating the disease Nigeria is dealing with an outbreak of polio, a disease that has been the target of eradication efforts for decades. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/hallberg-polio-eradication-nigeria-outbreak?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:39:23 -0500 St. Paul Central's principal reflects on more than 20 years in her role 72-year-old Mary Mackbee is one of the best-known school principals in Minnesota. She's been at the helm of St. Paul Central High School for more than two decades. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/central-principal?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:45:15 -0500 Study: Half of your friends may not actually be your friends Only half of the people you consider friends think your relationship is mutual, according to a new study from MIT. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/16/study-shows-half-of-your-friends-may-not-be-your-friend?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:59:56 -0500 A mother prepares for her son's release from prison: 'I'm hopeful, but I'm also realistic' Charlene Briner's son is currently serving the final weeks of a five-and-a-half-year sentence for weapon charges. Selling guns was his way to pay for drugs, she said. She's both excited and apprehensive about his release. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/15/charlene-briner-on-her-sons-release-from-prison?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:55:51 -0500 'Invisible Man': To be young and black in America Mychal Denzel Smith's new book tears apart the limited cultural narratives that surround black men. Mixing personal stories with political critique, he asks: How can a young black man thrive in this country? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/15/books-invisible-man-got-the-whole-world-watching?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:28:24 -0500 Interim head of St. Paul schools says safety is top priority After a turbulent year for St. Paul Public Schools, Dr. John Thein joined the district as interim superintendent this summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/15/thein?refid=0 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:29:40 -0500 Friday Roundtable: How art reflects culture The play 'Disgraced,' which is currently showing at the Guthrie Theater, addresses a number of sensitive subjects: race, religion, identity. This week's roundtable panel discusses how the performance reflects American culture. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/friday-roundtable-disgraced?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:31:51 -0500 Highway 100, 280 closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes It looked like Highway 100 would be closed in both directions this weekend but northbound will keep a single lane open. Here's your guide to the weekend driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/highway-100-280-closures-top-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:20:16 -0500 Summer Music Series: Sarah White Minnesota musician Sarah White joined Tom Weber in MPR's Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio to talk about her work and play a few songs from her new release, "Laughing at Ghosts." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/summer-music-series-sarah-white?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:30:27 -0500 Minnesota native, track cyclist rides again in Rio this weekend Minnesota track cyclist Kelly Catlin rides again this weekend as part of the U.S. women's team pursuit team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/12/catching-up-with-olympians-with-minnesota-ties?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:19:25 -0500 Analyzing Trump's economic plan On Monday, Donald Trump unveiled his economic plan in Detroit. Pieces of the plan stick closely with what Congressional GOP leaders like Paul Ryan have been advocating for, while others strike more of a chord with Democrats, such as paid child care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/trump-economic-plan?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:12:24 -0500 Reluctant readers: How to get kids to crack a book Convincing the young, reluctant reader in your life to crack a book can feel like an impossible task. How do build a passion for books? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/books-how-to-inspire-reluctant-readers?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:27:33 -0500 Storms drench swaths of Minnesota Heavy downpours overnight drenched many parts of southern and central Minnesota. Tom Weber talked with guests in Willmar and Hutchinson for an update on flooding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/flooding?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:08:34 -0500 Ghostbusters theme song was the subject of a lawsuit Today's Morning Edition music starts with the original Ghostbusters theme by Ray Parker Jr. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/ghostbusters-theme-song-subject-of-a-lawsuit?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:59:56 -0500 Appetites: Under-the-radar burgers City Pages food writer Mecca Bos talked about some lesser known burgers she knows and loves around the burger-obsessed Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/appetites-under-the-radar-burgers?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:06:24 -0500 Hennepin warns of suburban break-ins tied to garage door openers Thieves are pulling garage door openers from cars parked outside west metro suburban homes, using them to open the garage and gain access to homes, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office warned Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/hennepin-suburban-breakins-garage-door-openers?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:32:10 -0500 Is the election really 'rigged,' as Trump and Sanders say? Donald Trump has said the general election will like be 'rigged.' Bernie Sanders supporters expressed concern the Democratic primary election was biased. What do these accusations of foul play mean for voters? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/is-the-election-rigged?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:34:48 -0500 Counter Stories: Live from the Rondo neighborhood The Counter Stories hosts kicked off a conversation on how to create meaningful change in race relations during a live show at Golden Thyme Coffee and Cafe in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/counter-stories-live-from-rondo?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:04:26 -0500 'Here Comes the Sun': A look at the other side of paradise Nicole Dennis-Benn's portrait of Jamaica goes beyond what you'll find on a postcard. "Here Comes the Sun" tells the story of working class women determined to find their own piece of paradise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/books-here-comes-the-sun?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:32:21 -0500 Op-Ed: The Dangers of Diagnosing Donald Trump Therapist Bill Doherty says mental health professionals should avoid the temptation to speculate on the candidate's behavior. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/10/danger-in-diagnosing-politicians-from-afar?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:05:36 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Happy birthday, stethoscope This simple yet invaluable medical device is celebrating it's bicentennial this year. Here's why stethoscopes are so important. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/hallberg-stethoscopes?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:56:49 -0500 'Dog Medicine': Fighting depression with a furry companion Julie Barton's memoir explains how a golden retriever puppy named Bunker brought her back into her life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/books-dog-medicine?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:25:20 -0500 A preview of the Minnesota primaries Tuesday is <a href="http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/05/minnesota-primary-guide">primary election day</a> in Minnesota. Three politicians, both active and retired, discussed the particulars of voting, and some of the races around the state to watch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/primary-election?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:33:37 -0500 Libertarians in the limelight Many on-the-fence voters are considering casting their ballot for a third party presidential candidate this year. Libertarian Gary Johnson is generating the most buzz. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/09/libertarians?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:22:20 -0500 Prince night to turn Minnesota State Fair purple The second night of the State Fair will honor Prince with special fireworks, music and lots of purple. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/prince-state-fair-celebration?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:22:31 -0500 'South Haven': Loss, grief and clashing cultures in the American suburbs Hirsh Sawhney's new novel, "South Haven," is a coming-of-age story set in uncertain times: the modern American suburb. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/books-hirsh-sawhney-south-haven?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:21:55 -0500 Rape, business robberies up sharply in Hennepin County in 2016 Violent crime in Hennepin County is up 6 percent so far in 2016 compared to 2015, an "alarming trend," Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Monday as he appealed for the public's help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/hennepin-county-violent-crimes-up-so-far-2016?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:10:03 -0500 Politically correct language in public discourse Politically correct language and speech policing on both sides of the aisle are affecting the political discourse this election cycle. What do people mean when they say something is "politically correct?" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/politically-correct-laungauge?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:56:24 -0500 St. Paul inches closer to passing sick leave ordinance The St. Paul City Council will hold a public hearing next week about a proposed ordinance that would mandate paid sick time for employees. MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert about the proposed change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/sick-leave-st-paul?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:35:28 -0500 What will the health insurance market in Minnesota look like in 2017? Allison O'Toole, who runs the state's health insurance exchange, and University of Minnesota professor Stephen Parente share their perspectives on the future of health insurance across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/08/what-will-minnesota-health-insurance-look-like-in-2017?refid=0 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:26:12 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Disparities in Minnesota from the eyes of those who fight them Minnesota has topped many "best of" lists in the past few years, but the perks touted by many articles aren't equally accessible for everyone in the state. Three Minnesotans discussed why the opportunity gap persists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/05/disparities-in-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:14:12 -0500 Former SPCO cellist cleared on pot charges in Oregon David Huckaby, who left the orchestra in 2013, had been arrested last February. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/former-spco-cellist-cleared-on-pot-charges-in-oregon?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis considers minimum wage, police insurance referenda Voters could determine the fate of the proposals in November if the Minneapolis City Council decides to include them on the ballot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/minneapolis-minimum-wage-police-insurance?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:59:22 -0500 Documentary "The Seventh Fire" explores gang culture on northern MN reservation There's a documentary opening Friday at St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis that tells a story about gang culture in Indian Country. The movie "The Seventh Fire" has gotten rave reviews at festivals around the world. Tom Weber talked with three guests about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/seventh-fire?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:11:04 -0500 How to improve sex education at school, and at home "The talk" should really be multiple talks say Dr. Leslie Walker and sex educator Al Vernacchio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/sex-education-in-us-coming-up-short?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:56:29 -0500 Appetites: The 'Chipotle-fication' of the Twin Cities For better or for worse, many restaurants are taking world foods and adapting them through a fast-casual, consumer-driven lens. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/appetites-fast-casual-restaurant-trends?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:17:40 -0500 Chasing 'The Muse': A novel searching for the heart of art Jessie Burton's new novel spins between the art world of 1960s London and the revolutionary fervor of 1930s Spain. At the center of it is a stunning painting, by an artist whose death is shrouded in mystery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/npr-books-the-muse?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:58:57 -0500 Hoverboard triggered west-central Minnesota house fire Minnesota authorities are asking anyone who owns a hoverboard to check if it's on a national recall list after concluding a July fire in Spicer was triggered by a malfunctioning hoverboard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/hoverboard-triggered-west-central-minnesota-house-fire?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:42:18 -0500 Two Republicans vie for Senate District 32 Two Republican candidates are running for Senate District 32: Sen. Sean Nienow faces a challenge from businessman Mark Koran. Koran won the GOP endorsement this spring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/senate-32?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:45:50 -0500 There's a new bat in Minnesota An evening bat has been found in Minnesota for the first time ever. It's the first new mammal found in the state in 25 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/new-bat?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:40:30 -0500 Stephen Stills "woke up" Ray LaMontagne Ray LaMontagne, who will play the State Theater in Minneapolis tomorrow, credits "Treetop Flyer" by Stephen Stills for turning his life around. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/ray-lamontagne-was-inspired-by-stephen-stills?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:59:22 -0500 St. Paul city council to put the spotlight on sick leave policy change MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert about an upcoming vote on an ordinance mandating paid sick time for employees http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/03/saint-paul-considers-sick-leave-policy?refid=0 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:31:38 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Going beyond 12 steps Alcoholics Anonymous and other support programs have worked for many people to overcome alcohol and substance abuse. However, 12-step style programs don't work for everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/hallberg-alcoholism-treatment?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:48:47 -0500 Minnesota BCA agents fatally shoot person in Alexandria The St. Paul Police Department will investigate the officer-involved shooting at the request of the BCA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/alexandria-minnesota-fatal-police-shooting-during-investigation?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 17:31:40 -0500 Meet Minnesota's newest Supreme Court Justice When Anne McKeig joins the Minnesota Supreme Court on Sept. 1, she will be the first American Indian to serve in that role. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/anne-mckeig?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:09:17 -0500 Rep. Rick Nolan on supporting Hillary Clinton In the wake of the national political conventions, MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with DFL Congressman Rick Nolan, initially a Bernie Sanders supporter, about why he is now supporting Hillary Clinton -- and why he thinks Minnesotans should vote for her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/rick-nolan?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:58:23 -0500 'The Geography of Madness': On culturally-specific mental illnesses Frank Bures's new book, 'The Geography of Madness,' explores culture-bound illnesses, from lizard syndrome to carpal tunnel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/books-geography-of-madness?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:57:06 -0500 Oprah Winfrey's next book club pick: 'The Underground Railroad' Colson Whitehead's novel, 'The Underground Railroad,' imagines that the network of safe houses and passages that helped slaves escape is an actual train. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/books-oprah-book-club-picks-colson-whitehead-underground-railroad?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:53:37 -0500 Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup dies The writer, poet and performer passed away Monday night, friends and family announced on Facebook. He was 73. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/jim-northrup-dies?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:24:29 -0500 Climate Cast: Reasons for hope amid the climate crisis Today's Climate Cast focused on the technologies and practices that are making a difference in the fight against rising global temperatures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/climate-cast-reasons-for-hope-amid-the-climate-crisis-?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 More contract talks end fruitless for Allina, nurses union The Minnesota Nurses Association says its rank-and-file members will vote on Allina's latest offer later this month. A super-majority of "No" votes would authorize union negotiators to call a strike and set the time and duration of a walkout. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/more-allina-nurses-contract-talks-no-agreement?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:20:58 -0500 Disparities and air pollution in Minnesota Tom Weber talked with several guests about air pollution and how it is exacerbating existing health disparities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/air-pollution-disparities?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:56:34 -0500 It's no game when athletes take political, social stands MPR News guest host Marianne Combs spoke Monday with experts about how race, gender and social media play into the conversation over athletes and activism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/athletes-social-stands-gender-race-social-media?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:27:35 -0500 Rep. Tom Emmer on supporting Trump Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer explains his support for Donald Trump, and why he think thinks Minnesotans should vote for the Republican nominee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/emmer-trump?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 12:10:21 -0500 Minnesota family of five killed in western Nebraska crash Authorities have arrested the driver of a semitrailer that was involved in a fiery crash that killed a couple from Minneapolis and their three young children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/trucker-arrested-in-crash-that-killed-5-nebraska?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:34:39 -0500 U.S. Constitution becomes best-seller after DNC speech The Constitution emerged as a best-seller days after Khizr Khan flashed a pocket Constitution during his speech at the Democratic National Convention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/books-constitution-becomes-bestseller?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:47:54 -0500 3 die in apparent drownings over weekend A 7-year-old girl and 35-year-old woman were pulled from waters Sunday in Bloomington and Lake Minnetonka. Another woman died after she was found unresponsive Saturday at Long Lake in Orono. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/01/weekend-drownings?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:56:51 -0500 The surprising side-effects of Pokemon Go Pokemon Go has been praised for getting gamers outside and exercising. MPR News reporter Marianne Combs spoke with guests about the health benefits as well as the social and economic impact of the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/side-effects-of-pokemon-go?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Did Democratic, GOP conventions sway voters? Vann Newkirk, a writer for The Atlantic, and MPR News reporter Brian Bakst joined host Tom Weber Friday to discuss what strategies both political parties used and the effects they appeared to have on voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/did-democratic-gop-conventions-sway-voters?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:54:37 -0500 Advice for couples who disagree about managing money Money is a sore subject for many couples. Money and finance expert Ruth Hayden shares her tips for keeping your money and relationship intact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/couples-and-money?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:45:46 -0500 Summer Music Series: Fraea "Shadow pop" group Fraea performs for the Summer Music Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/fraea?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:36:06 -0500 Choi names outside attorney to aid in Castile police shooting case Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Friday that ex-Hamline University law school dean Don Lewis will be a "special prosecutor" to help him in making decisions tied to the Philando Castile case. Activists quickly challenged Lewis' independence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/29/philando-castile-police-shooting-special-prosecutor?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:51:22 -0500 Win or lose, what's the future of the Democratic party? Hillary Clinton will make history tonight when she accepts the Democratic party's presidential nomination. Is a split coming within the party or can the tenuous unity being touted from the stage in Philadelphia withstand a very public metamorphosis? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/28/future-of-democratic-party?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:43:29 -0500 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist announced The longlist for one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes is out, and it includes four debut novelists alongside established writers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/books-man-booker-prize-longlist?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:14:12 -0500 Appetites: The perfect homemade pie Amy Thielen says it's time to get get back to basics with pie-making. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/appetites-homemade-pies?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:03:25 -0500 The U wants your help counting seals in Antarctica No, it doesn't mean a trip to the South Pole. A citizen-science project seeks to use the public's assistance in remotely counting Weddell seals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/university-weddell-seal-counting-project?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:44:41 -0500 Read up: What books do Trump, Clinton need to read before becoming president? Both major political candidates have packed schedules between now and November, but if they have time to crack one book, what should it be? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/what-books-should-clinton-trump-read?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:46:17 -0500 Nearly 70 arrested in Summit Avenue protests Police arrested 23 protesters early Wednesday for public nuisance and unlawful assembly; on Tuesday night, the St. Paul police reported at least 46 arrests. Parts of Summit remain blocked off but By 8 a.m. Wednesday, no protesters were present. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/27/summit-avenue-protests-arrests?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:07:11 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What to know before traveling abroad Before traveling abroad, as more than 1.2 billion people did in 2015, it's important to consider your health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/hallberg-health-traveling-abroad-preparation?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:06:16 -0500 The power of service dogs to change children's lives 4 Paws for Ability, a service dog academy in Ohio, is matching dogs with children with disabilities including autism, diabetes, fetal alcohol syndrome and more. Author Melissa Faye Greene explores these relationships in her new book, "The Underdogs." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/books-the-underdogs?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:53:44 -0500 What does it mean to be a good ally? Historically, allies have played an important role in pushing social movements forward. But what does it mean to be an ally? Three guests share their perspectives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/ally?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:28:37 -0500 How a Hillary Clinton administration would compare to Obama's The two Democrats align on many issues, but there are key differences on some policy matters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/26/how-will-clinton-administration-be-different-from-obama?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:27:32 -0500 State's mental health task force looks to improve services We wrap up our week of mental health conversations with a look at what the state plans to do on this issue. Tom Weber talks with Emily Johnson Piper, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, who is leading that task force. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/25/mental-health-task-force?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:39:38 -0500 Unemployment disparities and how it shapes policy Unemployment reached 4.9 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Two economists shared their views on what unemployment means for the US politically and http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/25/unemployment-disparities?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:23:41 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Your suggestions for changing the political tone in America Our Roundtable guests evaluate listeners' ideas about the best way to make politics more civil in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/friday-roundtable-your-suggestions-for-changing-the-political-tone-in-america?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:19:25 -0500 St. Paul's political convention history: The Prohibition Party's 1916 gathering In 1916, the Prohibition Party gathered in St. Paul. The saloons were particularly quiet, according to writer Jack El-Hai http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/st-paul-prohibition-party-1916?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:40:14 -0500 Summer Music Series: The Honeydogs Indie-rockers The Honeydogs, led by Adam Levy, perform for MPR News' Summer Music Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/adam-levy?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:07:27 -0500 I-94 St. Paul shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Interstate 94 closes in both directions tonight through Sunday afternoon between Lexington Parkway and Interstate 35E. So sigh deeply, then read the rest of the weekend road work hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/22/i94-stpaul-shutdown-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:06:21 -0500 Reflections on the RNC Political Scientist Lisa García Bedolla shares the insight she's gleaned from the RNC thus far. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/reflections-on-the-rnc?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:24:57 -0500 Minnesota Lynx to call St. Paul home for 2017 season The Minnesota Lynx will play home games at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center during the team's 2017 season while the Target Center in Minneapolis gets an overhaul, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/minnesota-lynx-play-basketball-stpaul-2017?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:01:28 -0500 Win or lose: What's the future of the GOP Despite winning the majority of the GOP delegates, Donald Trump is a polarizing force within the party. Three political experts discuss what this rift means for the future of the Republican party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/future-of-the-republican-party?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:01:19 -0500 Minnesota jobless rate steady at 3.8 percent in June Minnesota's jobless rate was unchanged for the fourth consecutive month; the state's year-over-year job growth continues to lag the nation, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/minnesota-jobless-rate-steady-in-june?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:54:25 -0500 How modern campaigns manage their message Political messaging from the primary elections to election day morphs and changes depending on the polls, who's running and who's running the campaigns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/20/how-modern-campaigns-manage-the-message?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Whooping cough on the rise The highly contagious disease is more serious than the average cold or cough, but there is a vaccination for it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/hallberg-whooping-cough?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:29:29 -0500 Training police to respond to mental health crises In the first of a series of programs on mental health in Minnesota, Tom Weber looks at role of police in a mental health crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/mental-health-police?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:49:39 -0500 Opinion and Commentary: Living with terrorism, not terror A law professor and former commander in the Israel Defense Forces' School of Military Law reflects on how to continue living in the face of terrorism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/opinion-and-commentary-living-with-terrorism?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:58:32 -0500 A researcher explains 'Why Diets Make Us Fat' If you've ever dieted but then slowly gained the weight back, what you're seeing is your brain's resistance to weight loss in action, according to author Sandra Aamodt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/19/books-why-diets-make-us-fat?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 'How to Make White People Laugh': A crash course Iranian-American comedian and filmmaker Negin Farsad said there's comedy that comes from "not being ashamed to talk about identity in a world where just the mere mention of the word 'Muslim' is considered political and heated." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/18/books-how-to-make-white-people-laugh?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:37:02 -0500 Keeping peace in a politically divided family The political lines drawn during this election are particularly stark. MPR News' Kerri Miller hosts a conversation about the etiquette of navigating familial political divides. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/18/politically-divided-families?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:23:16 -0500 Counter Stories: Is Philando Castile's death Minnesota's "Pettus Bridge" moment? Three of the Counter Stories hosts - Luz Maria Frias, Don Eubanks, and Anthony Galloway - join Tom Weber along with special guest Melvin Carter Jr. They discuss the death of Philandro Castile, and what needs to happen next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/counter-stories?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:36:35 -0500 Understanding polls and how to use them Polls are often quoted during election season, but their reliability is inconsistent. Three experts discuss polling methodology, the changing nature of polls in the digital age, and how voters can read polls in an informed way. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/understanding-polls?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:08:56 -0500 As protesters change demonstration tactics, St. Paul leaders meet with Obama Wednesday morning marked the second freeway shutdown in the week since Philando Castile was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop. A few hours later, St. Paul's mayor and police chief met with President Obama to discuss criminal justice and community policing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/demonstrators-change-tactics-stpaul-leaders-meet-president?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:30:00 -0500 Appetites: Three food trucks not to miss this summer Keep your eyes peeled this summer for the, sometimes elusive, restaurants on wheels. Food trucks have begun to roll into the Twin Cities bringing with them unique dishes, old favorites and new experiences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/appetites-food-truck-season?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 07:45:26 -0500 'United for Philando': Cathedral service commemorates Castile Thousands of mourners paid their last respects Thursday to Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/philando-castile-funeral?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 03:00:30 -0500 Climate Cast: How well is 'clean coal' living up to its promise? President Obama had hoped that a Mississippi power plant would be a shining clean coal win for the administration. Instead, managers covered up problems and cost-overruns, according to a recent New York Times story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/climate-cast-how-well-is-clean-coal-living-up-to-its-promise?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:39:12 -0500 'Lab Girl': An illuminating memoir of a woman in science Hope Jahren was raised in Austin, Minn., where she escaped to the cornfields as a teenager. Her fascination with plants has continued ever since, to her current role as a geobiology professor at the University of Hawaii. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/13/books-lab-girl-hope-jahren?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:10:47 -0500 How to fix America's police Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police Department, joins Tom Weber to discuss his time as an officer - and his new book that details several ways that he thinks policing should be reformed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/13/policing?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:22:22 -0500 john a. powell on race in an inclusive society Director of the University of California's Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society john a. powell talks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the evolving national conversation on race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/13/john-powell?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:06:58 -0500 In search of the truth of a kidnapped father After the fall of Qaddafi, Hisham Matar returned to his Libyan homeland after more than two decades to see if he could find his father. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/12/books-hisham-matar-the-return?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:57:24 -0500 Race relations in the U.S.: Are they broken? As President Obama attends the memorial of five police officers killed in last week's sniper attack in Dallas, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery reflects on strained race relations between police and African-Americans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/12/racerelationsintheusisitbroken?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:46:35 -0500 Why do most Americans think the economy is 'rigged'? According to a poll conducted by Edison Research and Marketplace, 71% of Americans think the economy is rigged to favor certain groups over others. In this election year, three experts talk with MPR News host Kerri Miller about the implications for candidates and voters alike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/12/economic-anxiety?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:57:46 -0500 Politics of police shootings: What candidates are saying about the recent violence Political junkie Ken Rudin talks about the week's shootings in Lousiana, Minnesota and Texas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/political-junkie-police-shootings?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:46:14 -0500 How efficient are the de-escalation techniques used by police? In light of the recent shootings by police, MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two experts and former police officers about the efficacy of de-escalation techniques. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/police-de-escalation-techniques?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:25:15 -0500 St. Paul's mayor and police chief respond to protests St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Todd Axtell reflect on this weekend's protests and how St. Paul will prepare for future conflicts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/mayor-coleman-and-chief-axtell-on-protests?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:16:48 -0500 Lena Gardner of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis addresses the protests, how to move forward Lena Gardner, of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, address the violence that broke out at recent protests, and what can be done to move forward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/11/lena-gardner-black-lives-matter-responds-to-protest?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:45:44 -0500 Timeline: The shooting death of Philando Castile A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed an African-American man during a traffic stop July 6 in Falcon Heights, with the aftermath apparently captured on Facebook Live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/timeline-philando-castile-shooting?refid=0 Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:00:00 -0500 Mississippi River bridge closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes MnDOT gave drivers a break over the July 4 holiday. But construction hassles return in force this weekend. Here's your map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/08/twin-cities-road-construction-weekend-hassles-july8-10?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:45:35 -0500 Special coverage: The Philando Castile shooting In the wake of the shooting of Philando Castile, MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with several guests about the developing situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/special-coverage-philando-castile?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 10:37:12 -0500 Photos: Police shooting in Falcon Heights sparks protests A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Falcon Heights. Protesters gathered at the scene and at the governor's residence in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/gallery-officer-involved-shooting-protests?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:11:15 -0500 Officer shoots, kills man at Falcon Heights traffic stop Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday said he would press for a federal investigation into Wednesday's officer-involved shooting of a black man during a Falcon Heights traffic stop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/reports-officer-involved-shooting-falcon-heights?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Special coverage: The Philando Castile shooting In the wake of the shooting of Philando Castile, MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with several guests about the developing situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/special-coverage-philando-castile-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Counter Stories: Reactions to the shooting of Philando Castile The Counter Stories hosts discuss Philando Castile, an African-American man who was shot and killed by a St. Anthony police officer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/07/counter-stories-special-coverage-philando-castile-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Turning beer into whiskey The craft brew and distillery scenes are booming in the Twin Cities, and there's one man who is bringing the two worlds together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/appetites-wander-north-whiskey-distilled-from-craft-beer?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:26:42 -0500 The tricky transition from college to workplace Career counselor Amy Lindgren offers advice on avoiding common pitfalls in your first big job after graduation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/the-tricky-transition-from-college-to-workplace?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:35:26 -0500 Ask a Vet: Justine Lee takes your questions Veterinarian and author Justine Lee joined Tom Weber in the studio to talk about the life of a crisis care vet and answer all pet-care questions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/pets?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:19:05 -0500 4 seasons, canoe to adorn new Minnesota license plate After casting more than 30,000 online votes, Minnesotans chose an image of a canoe amid the seasons to represent Minnesota parks and trails on a new license plate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/minnesota-picks-new-parks-trails-license-plate?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:14:31 -0500 5 things to know about Minnesota storm coverage and claims Surveying the damage from Tuesday's storm? Minnesota insurance officials say here's what you should know about filing claims and not getting ripped off on repairs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/minnesota-storm-coverage-insurance-claims-need-to-know?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:58:24 -0500 No power? Here are 10 tips to get you through Xcel Energy has said that they expect that "many customers will experience an extended, multiple day outage." For those without power, here are some tips to get by until the lights come back on. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/no-power-10-tips-to-keep-you-cool?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Heads up: MN Highway 5 bridge at Fort Snelling closed this weekend MnDOT said it needs to close the key Twin Cities Mississippi River crossing Friday night through Monday so crews can pour concrete for a new deck and paint sections of the bridge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/06/stpaul-mississippi-river-bridge-closed-weekend?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:37:58 -0500 Minneapolis 'does not have any more affordable housing than it did 25 years ago' "We just have a bigger and bigger gap between working people and their ability to pay either rent or a mortgage," said Mary Tingerthal, commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/affordable-housing-shortages?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:54:05 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Medical marijuana and pain A year into Minnesota's medical marijuana program, doctors are getting a new condition for which they can prescribe the treatment: intractable pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/hallberg-medical-marijuana-intractable-pain?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:37:58 -0500 A literary thriller that muses on loss and memory in northern Minnesota Peter Geye's novel "Wintering" winds through the wilds of winter and the wilds of memory. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/books-wintering?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:44:46 -0500 2 guilty in Minnesota ISIS trial denied de-radicalization review A federal judge has denied a motion by two Minnesota men convicted of plotting to join the ISIS terror group to be assessed by a German de-radicalization expert prior to sentencing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/isis-defendants-minnesota-barred-de-radicalization-program?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:20:53 -0500 The key to sustainable travel "We don't want travel that conquers a destination, we want to enhance that destination," said Costas Christ, an editor at large for National Geographic Magazine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/05/sustainable-travel-tips?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2016 11:14:03 -0500 Sunshine, water, fireworks and travel: Staying safe on the Fourth The mix of hot sun, alcohol and readily available explosives also make this one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/04/july-fourth-safety?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:59:10 -0500 Police ID man shot and killed in south Minneapolis last week Mario Martell McGee, 27, of St. Paul died of a gunshot wound to the back shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/04/mpls-shooting-victim-identified?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:41:19 -0500 Summer Music Series: Gaelynn Lea We kick off our Summer Music Series with <a href="https://violinscratches.com/">Gaelynn Lea</a>, the fiddler from Duluth who won NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest earlier this year. She joined Tom Weber in the MPR studios. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/01/gaelynn-lea?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:07:49 -0500 This weekend's Twin Cities road woes? Not so bad Good weather and mostly open roads? The Twin Cities road hassle map isn't horrible this weekend and all lanes of I-94 are open from St. Cloud to Collegeville. Here's your weekend guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/01/twin-cities-weekend-road-construction-not-bad?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:03:50 -0500 Talking Volumes 2016 season guide The 16th season of Talking Volumes includes interviews with Elizabeth Alexander, Carl Hiaasen, Gloria Steinem, Ann Patchett and Colson Whitehead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/01/books-talking-volumes-2016-season?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:00:00 -0500 Creator of 'Fargo' TV show crafts one of the year's best suspense novels Noah Hawley's new novel centers on a private jet carrying a group of wealthy and powerful people that crashes into the Atlantic. But the crash is only the beginning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/30/books-noah-hawley-before-the-fall?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:54:41 -0500 Appetites: Duluth as a food destination Minnesota Monthly editor Rachel Hutton says Duluth's food and beverage scene has really taken off in recent years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/appetites-duluth?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:17:30 -0500 Minnesota OKs next step in Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion plan The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wednesday signed off on an environmental review of the proposed massive flood project, opening the door to a lengthy dam permitting process. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/mn-oks-fargo-moorhead-flood-project-environmental-plan?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:26:50 -0500 Cancer Moonshot Summits being held across country, including at U of Minnesota Vice President Joe Biden is holding a "<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/CancerMoonshot">Cancer Moonshot Summit</a>" in Washington on Wednesday. Tom Weber talked with <a href="https://www.cancer.umn.edu/bio/cancer-center-leadership/douglas-yee">Dr. Douglas Yee</a>, director of the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/cancer-moonshot?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:11:55 -0500 After SCSU's president death, new interim leader discusses his goals Ashish Vaidya has taken over as interim president of St. Cloud State University. He was named to the position last week, shortly after president Earl Potter III was killed in a car crash in the Twin Cities. Tom Weber talked with Vaidya about the future of SCSU. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/scsu?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:05:56 -0500 Traveling the Oregon Trail by covered wagon, 170 years later Author Rinker Buck and his brother packed up a covered wagon, wrangled a team of mules, and retraced the 2,000-mile journey across the American west. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/books-the-oregon-trail?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:51:37 -0500 Aspen Ideas Festival: Secretary of State John Kerry A day after meetings in London and Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/29/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Dealing with PTSD June is awareness month for post-traumatic stress disorder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/hallberg-dealing-with-ptsd?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:28:17 -0500 Presidential candidates' effect on down ballot candidates Two political experts talk about the effect that presidential candidates have on down ballot candidates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/down-ballot?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:30:29 -0500 Grief is a 'hamster wheel': How a memoir about death can still be funny In the span of seven weeks, Nora McInerny Purmort miscarried, and then watched both her father and her husband die of cancer. Her memoir tackles grief with unflinching humor and honesty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/books-nora-mcinerny-purmort-its-okay-to-laugh-crying-is-cool-too?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:03:46 -0500 Waziyatawin: Take down Fort Snelling Waziyatawin's book, 'What Does Justice Looks Like?', explores ways the state of Minnesota could make amends for its treatment of Native people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/books-what-does-justice-look-like?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Novelist Richard Wagamese steps beyond barriers Richard Wagamese is a well-known novelist in his native Canada, and with the re-release of two of his novels through Minneapolis publisher Milkweed Editions, he's making his mark further south. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/28/books-richard-wagamese?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 How to plant a pollinator-friendly garden "People are really understanding that the key to helping all of the bees and monarchs is getting more flowers in the ground," said Marla Spivak, a professor of entomology at the U of M. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/27/gardens-for-pollinators?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:48:07 -0500 New Minnesota license plate? Check out the 3 finalists, then vote State officials Monday revealed three designs for a Minnesota state parks and trails license plate to celebrate the park system's 125th anniversary. Vote for the one you like, starting today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/27/new-minnesota-trails-license-plate-finalists-vote?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:19:27 -0500 MPR news correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao, on the Hmong-American experience MPR News correspondent Doualy Xaykaothao recently visited Wausau, Wisconsin to see what life is like there for Hmong immigrants and their children, decades after the Hmong fought for the U.S. in Laos and arrived as refugees in Wisconsin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/24/hmong-wisconsin?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:59:26 -0500 Highway 100 shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Minnesota Highway 100 closes in both directions in the west metro starting tonight. It's the Twin Cities biggest hassle this weekend but, oh, there are more. Here's your map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/24/highway-100-shutdown-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:19:50 -0500 Silva, board members address firing Valeria Silva has less than a month to lead St. Paul's public schools. The St. Paul school board removed the district superintendent at a tense meeting Tuesday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/st-paul-schools?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:13:11 -0500 A metaphysical thriller with a dash of dangerous politics Lydia Millet's new novel follows a woman fleeing her husband, who has his eye on a state legislative seat. With her daughter in tow, she crosses the continent from Alaska to Maine and holes up in a remote hotel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/books-sweet-lamb-of-heaven?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:12:14 -0500 Body shaming 11-year-olds? A mother reacts to swimsuit spread "Discovery Girls," a magazine for girls age 8 to 12, sparked controversy last month when it published a feature on how to find "the perfect suit for your body type." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/body-issues-for-young-girls?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:03:46 -0500 Appetites: What's 'authentic' anyway? Thomas Kim, owner of The Rabbit Hole, spoke with All Things Considered host Tom Crann about how he differentiates between authentic and traditional food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/appetites-thomas-kim-rabbit-hole-what-is-authentic?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:24:54 -0500 Bemidji mystery: Police search for girl, 5, missing after house fire Brittany Rose Balcer was visiting a home that caught fire. Firefighters found an adult dead in the home but did not find Brittany. Police say she is missing and need the public's help finding her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/bemidji-cops-search-for-girl-missing-after-house-fire?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:07:47 -0500 Screentime: bingeworthy TV Looking for something to watch now that the Game of Thrones is done? MPR News' Stephanie Curtis is here to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/screentime?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:32:18 -0500 Campaign advertising in a changing media landscape Two experts talk about hos the changing media landscape is shifting the way candidates craft their campaigns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/political-advertising?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:03:39 -0500 Ann Friedman on the future of journalism As part of Minnesota Public Radio News' <a href="http://minnesota.publicradio.org/events/ongoing/broadcast_journalist_series/">Broadcast Journalist Series</a>, Tom Weber talked with Ann Friedman. Friedman has a weekly column at NYmag.com and co-hosts the popular podcast, "Call Your Girlfriend." She also contributes regularly to a wide variety of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New York Times Book Review. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/friedman?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:08:56 -0500 Op-Ed: the low-salt diet St. Paul physician and writer Craig Bowron talks about some surprising new findings around the effect of a low-salt diet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/salt?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:00:42 -0500 Political Junkie: how the gun debate is changing the election Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, explores how the gun debate is changing the 2016 election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/political-junkie?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:53:18 -0500 'We were there': Joy Harjo on the forgotten origins of jazz Author Joy Harjo's new play, which is still in progress, explores the origins of American music and how Native Americans have been left out of the story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/books-we-were-there?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Think 'Pride and Prejudice,' with reality TV, in Cincinnati Curtis Sittenfeld's re-imagining of Jane Austen's beloved classic adds a decidedly modern twist to the romance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/21/books-curtis-sittenfeld-eligible?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:08:05 -0500 Big fish: DNR's catch-release effort yields first Minn. records Minnesotans love their big fish pictures, and these two are beauties. The giant sturgeon and beefy catfish are also the first catch-and-release records in an expanded state record fish program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/new-minn-dnr-program-yields-first-big-fish-records?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:53:02 -0500 Understanding coded language and dog whistle politics The coded language politicians often used is sometimes referred to as "dog whistle" politics. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks with two experts about the use of such language and how it affects our thinking about candidates and the issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/dog-whistle-politics?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:19:38 -0500 Mayo Clinic: Parkinson's risk appears to be rising Researchers said this is the first study to suggest such an increasing trend. They pointed to environmental and lifestyle changes as potential causes but urged caution in interpreting the findings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/mayo-parkinsons-risk-appears-to-be-rising?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:01:34 -0500 On the trail of America's first serial killer When a series of gruesome murders struck Austin, Tex., in the late 1800s, the term "serial killer" didn't exist yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/books-midnight-assassin?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:59:24 -0500 Minnesota's air quality: What you need to know The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued a few air quality warnings already for 2016. Tom Weber talked with two guests about what that means, and whether we're likely to see more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/air_quality?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:34:32 -0500 Robert Stephens wants to know more Robert Stephens, founder of Geek Squad, is as passionate about reading as he is about tech. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/20/books-thread-podcast-robert-stephens?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Slow ride: I-35E closures top Twin Cities weekend driving hassles Plotting that weekend getaway from St. Paul? You'll have to figure how to get out of town without I-35E. Here's your map to the region's road construction woes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/17/i35e-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:25:00 -0500 Understanding the lone wolf terrorism threat Stopping hate-filled individuals from acting as "lone wolves" to kill Americans is no easy task for any of the agencies involved. A former CIA and Pentagon official talks about the nature of preemptive investigations around suspicious individuals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/lone-wolf-terrorism?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:02:21 -0500 Super secret assassins and a mechanical arm make 'Regional Office' a literary thrill Manuel Gonzales drops readers into the underground heart of a super secret organization of female assassins. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/books-regional-office-is-under-attack?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 13:04:19 -0500 "Brexit" vs. "Bremain" : The British Referendum A look at the social, economic and security issues being raised about the British referendum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/brexit-vs-bremain?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:54:03 -0500 Minn. jobless rate steady at 3.8 percent; 1,900 jobs cut in May Minnesota's jobless rate held steady in May at a seasonally adjusted 3.8 percent but employers cut jobs and the state's one-year job growth continues to trail the nation, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/minnesota-may-jobless-rate-steady?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:37:53 -0500 Critically acclaimed Smiths album 'The Queen is Dead' released 30 years ago Today's Morning Edition music is "Frankly Mr. Shankly" by the Smiths. It's from the band's "The Queen is Dead" album, which was released 30 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/smiths-critically-acclaimed-album-released-thirty-years-ago?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:56:45 -0500 To be or not to be... a mom Many women in their thirties feel mounting pressure to decide whether or not they're going to have children. But how do you know if motherhood is the right choice for you? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/deciding-parenthood?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:02:44 -0500 The big summer book show: What to read under the sun Summer reading can be breezy and uplifting, but it can also be a season for books that investigate new topics and difficult issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/books-summer-reading-list?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:43:01 -0500 Appetites: The real taste of the Twin Cities What represents the real taste of the Twin Cities? That's the question Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl set out to answer for her recent piece for the website Serious Eats. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/appetites-taste-twin-cities?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:57:04 -0500 Report: Minnesota teen pregnancy rates at historic lows Pregnancy rates among Minnesota teens ages 15 to 19 fell by two-thirds from 1990 to 2014, the University of Minnesota said Wednesday. Researchers, though, cautioned that sexually transmitted diseases remain a concern. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/15/report-minnesota-teen-pregnancy-rates-at-historic-lows?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:39:01 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Syphilis on the rise again At the end of the 1990s, there was talk of eradicating it. Now, syphilis is on the rise again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/14/hallberg-syphilis?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:32:09 -0500 'I Will Find You': A journalist investigates the life of her rapist Two decades after the rape, Joanna Connors began to investigate the life of the man who attacked her. Her new memoir, "I Will Find You," documents what she learned. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/14/books-joanna-connors-i-will-find-you?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:55:03 -0500 College affordability for first generation students Navigating the finances of higher education is tough for most families, and even harder for first-generation college students. MPR News host Kerri Miller talks strategies for success with two experts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/14/college-affordability?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:33:37 -0500 'The Nest': What happens when the family money runs dry "The Nest" follows a set of adult siblings poised to gain access to their trust fund, until the eldest brother puts everything in jeopardy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/books-the-nest?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:28:28 -0500 Minnesota's LGBTQ community responds to Orlando shooting Six leaders in the local LGBTQ community joined MPR News host Marianne Combs to discuss how the mass shooting in Orlando fits into a long history of struggle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/minnesota-lgbtq-community-responds-to-orlando?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:13:44 -0500 Bobak Ferdowsi on what drives us to explore Bobak Ferdowsi, and his hair, found fame when he helped land a rover on Mars. He shares how legendary sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke shaped his thinking. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/13/books-thread-podcast-bobak-ferdowsi?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Golden Valley gay pride festival remembers victims of Orlando massacre Attendees of a Gay Pride festival in suburban Minneapolis reacted with shock as news of the mass shooting in Florida continues to unfold. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/12/twin-cities-orlando-reaction?refid=0 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:36:35 -0500 How one Minnesota judge handles sexual assault sentencing Ramsey County District Judge Judith Tilsen joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about how judges in Minnesota consider sentences for rape cases and other crimes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/how-judges-handle-sentencing?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:52:12 -0500 Weather Lab: Active storm season could end decade-long U.S. hurricane drought Paul Huttner talks about how long it's been since a significant tropical hurricane has hit the U.S. and what that means for our preparedness in an already-active tropical storm season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/weather-lab-active-storm-season-could-end-decadelong-us-hurricane-drought?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:36:47 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Foreign policy challenges that will face the next president Three foreign policy experts on the international challenges that our next president will face. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10/friday-roundtable-foreign-policy?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:44:28 -0500 Rise of the radical right in Europe and the U.S. Radical right-wing candidates in Europe are gaining traction, narrowly losing elections. Two experts talk about possible commonalities between Europe's rising right and the Trump tide in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/09/radicalism?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:22:54 -0500 'Smarter Faster Better': Understanding productivity The bestselling author of 'The Power of Habit' returns with new insights on the way we get things done. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/09/books-duhigg-smarter-faster-better?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Nurses set 7-day strike at Allina hospitals The Minnesota Nurses Association says it has told Allina Health executives it plans to strike for seven days starting June 19. Allina says its metro hospitals will remain open if there's a strike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/allina-nurses-call-strike?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:36:58 -0500 The 'Take It to the Lake' summer fiction series From psychological thrillers to spies stories to complicated coming-of-age tales, here's The Thread's summer reading list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/books-summer-fiction-series?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:19:21 -0500 Prairie Island Indian Community seeking federal trust for new land The Prairie Island Indian Community, one of Minnesota's federally recognized Native American tribes, has bought a big parcel of land in the East Metro. Now the tribe has applied to put that land, 112 acres in Washington County, into federal trust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/prairie_island?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:03:15 -0500 Mayo Clinic touts planned bio-research campus Mayo Clinic is starting the process of finding a developer for Discovery Square. It will be a big bio-research campus, part of the Destination Medical Center. Tom Weber talked with Mayo's President and CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/nayo_discovery?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:39:18 -0500 How the results from California will shape the general campaign Two political analysts spoke about the results from California and how the presumptive nominees are shifting toward the general election. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/how-california-shapes-campaign-strategies?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:10:55 -0500 Appetites: Eating your way down the Green Line James Norton's The Heavy Table is undertaking a project to review 75 independent restaurants and bars along the Green Line in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/08/appetites-green-line-checklist?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:03:19 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Parkinson's disease Muhammad Ali's death has brought Parkinson's disease back in the spotlight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/hallberg-parkinsons-disease-muhammad-ali?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:31:19 -0500 The advantages of taking a gap year President Obama's daughter Malia is taking a so-called "gap-year" before heading off to Harvard. It's a trend that's growing, and most experts agree it has many advantages for kids. Two experts talk about the social and academic advantages of taking a gap year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/gap-year?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:48:25 -0500 On the lack of job prospects for people with disabilities In the U.S., the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is higher than that for those without disabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/job-prospects-for-people-with-disabilities?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:45:05 -0500 Preview of the California primary election Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief, Ben Adler, talks about the lead-in to the California primary, including possible record turn-out and a tight race on the Democratic side. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/california-primary?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:11:59 -0500 'The Book of Harlan': Following a black musician caught up in WWII A piece of little-known history inspired Bernice McFadden's new novel: the story of African-Americans imprisoned in concentration camps. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/07/books-book-of-harlan?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Zika Virus: What we know Very little was known about the Zika virus before May 2015. Euan Kerr speaks with two researchers about what we've learned in the fight against Zika. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/zika-virus-what-you-need-to-know?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:56:58 -0500 Judge approves aggressive timeline in Prince estate case A Minnesota judge has approved an aggressive timeline for testing claims of heirship to Prince's estate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/prince-testing-timeline-approved?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:05:13 -0500 Exploring 'The Story of Autism' A new book, "In a Different Key: The Story of Autism," by John Donvan and Caren Zucker, tracks the history of the diagnosis from 75 years ago to today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/books-in-a-different-key?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:22:54 -0500 Essayist Sloane Crosley dives into fiction with 'The Clasp' Sloane Crosley launched her writing career in nonfiction, but her debut novel lets her "be free from the constraints of reality," she said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/books-sloane-crosley-the-clasp?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:54:03 -0500 Scott Frank on relearning to write Scott Frank has written screenplays for years, including for blockbusters like "Minority Report." But when it came to writing his first novel, he felt like a beginner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/06/books-thread-podcast-scott-frank?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Counter Stories: Reflecting on the Jamar Clark decision The Counter Stories hosts discuss this week's news that federal prosecutors will not pursue federal civil rights charges against two Minneapolis police officers in the police shooting of Jamar Clark last November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/counterstories?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:55:20 -0500 Kao Kalia Yang returns with 'The Song Poet' Kao Kalia Yang's new book is a memoir of her father, a song poet in the Hmong tradition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/books-kao-kalia-yang-song-poet?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:51:32 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Books we lie about reading We're kicking off our "Take it to the Lake" summer reading series with a discussion on the books we pretend to read. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/friday-roundtable-books-we-lie-about?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:51:32 -0500 Clogged artery: I-35W closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes You'll have to do without I-35W in the north metro, which will shut down Friday night for a bridge demolition. Here's your guide to all the Twin Cities weekend road hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/-35w-closure-tops-twin-cities-weeked-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:21:20 -0500 Kroll, Levy-Pounds react to no charges in Jamar Clark shooting Minneapolis police union president Lt. Bob Kroll and Nekima Levy-Pounds talk about race, Minneapolis police and the decision by federal prosecutors not to charge the officers involved in the death of Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/nekima-levy-pounds-bob-kroll-react-jamar-clark-decision?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:05:39 -0500 Indigenous Book Club Month: Books by Native authors The month of June is Indigenous Book Club Month in Canada, so MPR News host Tom Weber thought, why not have our own in Minnesota? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/books-indigenous-book-club-month?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:56:01 -0500 Future of the vice presidency During the past six presidential terms the office of vice president has taken on more responsibility and sway in the sphere of public opinion. Two experts weigh in on what the future holds for the office and its occupants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/vice-presidency?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:03:16 -0500 Woman on UCLA shooter's 'kill list' found dead in Brooklyn Park Authorities say a search of Mainak Sarkar's St. Paul home found a "kill list" with the names of Professor William Klug, another UCLA professor and the woman. Sarkar's note at the shooting asked that someone check on his cat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/ucla-shooter-kill-list-brooklyn-park?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 11:03:27 -0500 The Minnesota Summer Bucket List Ice cream. Walleye. Barbecues. Bike rides. What are your essential Minnesota summer activities? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/minnesota-summer-bucket-list?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 The man behind the spy: Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold is famous for betraying the American army during the Revolutionary War and defecting to the British. But the story is more complicated than what is in the textbooks, according to Nathaniel Philbrick's new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/books-valiant-ambition?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:07:20 -0500 No federal civil rights charges in Jamar Clark police shooting News and analysis of the decision by U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger and the FBI not to pursue federal civil rights charges in the Jamark Clark police shooting case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/jamar-clark?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:59:32 -0500 Appetites: Magnus Nilsson's 'Nordic' Renowned chef Magnus Nilsson is in Minnesota this week for the debut his exhibit at the American Swedish Institute called "Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/appetites-magnus-nilsson-photo-exhibit?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:57:49 -0500 U wrestling coach placed on paid administrative leave University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson has been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation of his program, new athletics director Mark Coyle said in a statement Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/gophers-wrestling-coach-j-robinson-administrative-leave?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:55:21 -0500 Feds: No civil rights charges in Jamar Clark police shooting Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the evidence was insufficient to pursue charges against two Minneapolis police officers for the Nov. 15 fatal shooting of Clark. Activists expressed outrage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/01/jamar-clark-civil-rights-inquiry?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:36:04 -0500 Seniors consider co-housing alternatives With more and more older Americans choosing to co-house, two experts discuss the economic and social benefits of the trend both for the co-habitators and communities overall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/co-housing?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:34:51 -0500 Update on the body camera bill sitting with Governor Dayton A bill calling for statewide guidelines for the use of law enforcement body cameras sits on Governor Dayton's desk, and he remains unsure if he'll sign it. A voice in favor of the bill and a voice with serious concerns about the legislation weigh in. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/body-cameras?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:25:45 -0500 E. coli concerns prompt recall of General Mills flour So far the strain in question, E. coli O121, hasn't been found in any General Mills flour or at its manufacturing facility, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/general-mills-e-coli-flour-voluntary-recall?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 14:14:05 -0500 Americans without college degrees left out of improving job market The class of 2016 is entering the best job market in years, but for people without a post-secondary degree the options are slim. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/31/job-market-for-grads-and-non-grads?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2016 13:04:55 -0500 Kevin Powell on what a woman taught him about being a man Kevin Powell's memoir explores what it means to be a man in today's society. But, he said, he learned a lot of it from a woman: Zora Neale Hurston. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/30/books-thread-podcast-kevin-powell?refid=0 Mon, 30 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis' vanished history: Life on Skid Row The edge of downtown Minneapolis now known as the Gateway District was once the city's Skid Row. A new book dives into the darker side of local history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/27/books-king-of-skid-row?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 15:07:09 -0500 A philosophical look at addiction and recovery Peg O'Connor, professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, talks about her new book "Life on the Rocks." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/27/life-on-the-rocks?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 15:00:26 -0500 All the single lanes? Your guide to Twin Cities weekend road woes Heading north from the Twin Cities this Memorial Day weekend? Be patient. I-35E is down to a single lane of traffic in both directions. You'll also face single lane hassles on I-94 around Collegeville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/27/your-guide-twin-cities-memorial-day-road-construction?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2016 10:18:19 -0500 Twins suspend pitching coach after DWI arrest Minnesota Twins leaders said Thursday the team has indefinitely suspended pitching coach Neil Allen with pay after learning of a pending charge against him of driving under the influence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/twins-suspend-pitching-coach-after-dui-arrest?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:53 -0500 National Eagle Center's iconic 'ambassador' Harriet dies Beloved by school children and other visitors, Harriet helped put a national spotlight on Wabasha's eagle center and graced Minnesota's Support Our Troops license plate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/national-eagle-center-iconic-harriet-dies?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 12:29:50 -0500 Documentary: 'Voices of Hiroshima' To mark President Obama's historic visit to Hiroshima, we revisit a documentary from the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb blast there. It features the stories of survivors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/documentary-voices-of-hiroshima?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:09 -0500 Appetites: The case for goat meat Author and chef Beth Dooley says goat is the most popular meat throughout the world, and it's the most sustainable. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/appetites-beth-dooley-goat-cheese?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 16:54:48 -0500 Three views on international hot spots A check in with experts on three international hot spots: Brazil, Great Britain and Kenya. Topics on the docket for discussion are Zika virus fears, the ouster of Brazilian President Rousseff, the "Brexit," and the closing of the world's largest refugee camp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/three-views-international?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 14:38:50 -0500 'Girls & Sex': What's missing from the conversation Peggy Orenstein's new book explores the modern sexual landscape for teenagers, and the mixed messages being sent by parents, peers and the media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/books-girls-and-sex-peggy-orenstein?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 11:19:24 -0500 MPR News Special Report: Minnesota's water quality problem Minnesota is rich in water, so we don't have a supply problem. But regulators say 40 percent of Minnesota's lakes and streams are polluted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/25/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What's making you sneeze? It's the time of year when seasonal allergies can be especially bothersome. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/hallberg-seasonal-allergies?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:16:51 -0500 Governor Dayton on the legislative session and work that remains Governor Mark Dayton talks about the possibility of a special session and the hectic end to the legislative session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/governor-dayton?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 14:02:39 -0500 Bad at math? Don't tell your kids Math anxiety is a real issue for students -- and parents aren't helping the situation by throwing themselves under the mathematical bus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/stop-saying-youre-bad-at-math?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:23 -0500 Transgender politics: North Carolina's bathroom law What does North Carolina's bathroom law mean for the national discussion on transgender rights? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/hb2-and-transgender-rights?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:10:09 -0500 The Twin Cities new Archbishop on plans for the diocese Archbishop Bernard Hebda talks about the challenges ahead for the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including the bankruptcy and pending lawsuits. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/24/archbishop?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2016 12:04:41 -0500 Dayton slams lawmakers for snubbing U, transit, public works While applauding some moves, Gov. Mark Dayton mostly took the 2016 Legislature to task. He told reporters he's not ready to call a special session and wouldn't say what bills he'll sign or veto. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/23/dayton-slams-lawmakers-over-university-rail-public-works-snubs?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 15:26:58 -0500 Prairie gardening: Tips and tricks Only 2 percent of Minnesota's original prairies remain, but gardeners can create spaces for native plants and species in their own backyards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/23/prairie-gardening-tips?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 14:54:26 -0500 Luke Burbank on coming clean Public radio veteran Luke Burbank is the first to admit he isn't a big reader. But he's taken a cue from Hunter S. Thompson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/23/books-thread-podcast-luke-burbank?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Wheelock Whitney dies at 89 The former Wayzata mayor and moderate Republican was heavily involved in politics, business and sports in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/wheelock-whitney-dies-at-age-89?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 15:47:22 -0500 The Okee Dokee Brothers 'Saddle Up' The Minneapolis-based Grammy-winning duo are known for their children's albums based on modes of transportation. Their newest release was inspired by a horseback journey out West. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/okee-dokee-brothers-saddle-up?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 14:59:09 -0500 What do we regret? One man sharing his regret of over 60 years inspired MPR Newscut blogger Bob Collins to talk about his own regret with listeners who shared the decisions they wish they could take back as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/why-do-you-regret?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 12:07:22 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Neuroscience NewsCut blogger Bob Collins spoke with three neuroscientists about how they got into the field, what is known about the brain and what's next the frontier of brain research. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/20/neuroscience-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2016 11:41:47 -0500 Testing Inline Audio This is a test. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/05/19/audio-embed-test?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 15:54:53 -0500 Current conditions in the arctic MPR chief meteorologist discusses the current conditions in the Arctic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/climatecast-arctic?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 15:05:33 -0500 Impact of third party candidates on presidential elections Two experts discuss the history and viability of third party candidates in presidential elections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/third-party?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:16:56 -0500 Legislative leaders mark the final countdown of the session Legislative leaders count down to the end of session with a rundown of remaining issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/end-of-session?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:07:59 -0500 Status of the Prince estate bill Mitchell-Hamline law professor Sharon Sandeen talks about the Prince estate bill that stalled in the legislature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/prince-estate-bill?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 14:02:46 -0500 Exploring Shanghai and the 'Street of Eternal Happiness' Shanghai is home to more than 20 million people. Rob Schmitz captures the life of the city by telling the story of just one street, and his neighbors who live there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/books-street-of-eternal-happiness?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 13:27:39 -0500 Officials want north Minneapolis metal shredder permit pulled over pollution The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is pushing to revoke the air quality permit of Northern Metal Recycling, saying the firm has misled the agency and is sending "high levels" of metals into the air. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/mpca-says-metal-shredder-polluting-north-mpls-air?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 11:30:00 -0500 Minnesota sees April job surge; jobless rate stays at 3.8 percent Minnesota employers added 15,600 jobs in April, a huge monthly gain. But the state's 12-month job growth continues to lag the nation, state economic officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/mn-jobs-surge-april-jobless-rate-holds-steady?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 10:12:18 -0500 On water issues in Minnesota Deborah Swackhammer, co-director of the University of Minnesota's Water Resources Center, and reporters from MPR News and Iowa Public Radio discuss clean water issues across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/18/water-issues-in-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:31:39 -0500 Minnesota House considers transportation MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, about the transportation plans up for debate during the last days of the legislative session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/18/rep-tim-kelley-on-transportation?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:27:32 -0500 Appetites: The Water Bar Northeast Minneapolis' Water Bar aims to share the importance and process behind getting clean tap water to your faucet, on demand. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/18/appetites-water-bar?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2016 15:25:32 -0500 Jim Brandenburg's '93 Days of Spring' Minnesota photographer Jim Brandenburg's latest work featured in National Geographic Magazine tells the story of spring in 93 photographs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/jim-brandenburg-national-geographic?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 15:02:24 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Water-related diseases Water is essential to health, but when it's not clean, it can cause serious diseases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/hallberg-water-diseases?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 14:47:57 -0500 Diversity in children's books goes deeper than race "The thing I'm most fascinated by is class," said author Matt de la Pena. "I like to describe it this way: My goal is to show the beauty and grace that exists 'on the wrong side of the tracks.'" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/books-last-stop-on-market-street?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 13:16:14 -0500 Former U coach Jerry Kill named associate AD at Kansas State Kill, a Kansas native, stepped down as head football coach at the University of Minnesota in October over health concerns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/jerry-kill-associate-athletic-director-kansas-state?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 08:39:38 -0500 Op-ed: What the 'woman card' gets you TIME Magazine's Susanna Schrobsdorff argued that the advantages of being a woman on the campaign trail are much more social than they are political. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/women-card-clinton?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Louise Erdrich on writing: 'Getting older makes you cut to the chase' Louise Erdrich's fifteenth novel opens with a brutal tragedy, and traces the ripples of the act across years and intertwined families. She spoke with Kerri Miller at The Thread Live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Is Hillary good for women? MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two experts about Secretary Clinton's record and rhetoric on parental leave and equal pay. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/17/clinton-women?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fix it yourself or call an expert? Spring home repair advice Contractor Samantha J. Strong and home inspector John Trostle explain which projects homeowners can tackle themselves, and which they should leave to the experts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/16/home-repair-show?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 16:11:19 -0500 What does raising the minimum wage cost? Two economists weigh in on the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/16/15-dollar-minimum-wage?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 14:47:49 -0500 Lea Thau on learning to let down her guard Lea Thau knows how to get people to share their secrets. She started "The Moth Radio Hour," and she currently hosts the podcast "Strangers." But her biggest challenge may have been being honest with herself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/16/books-thread-podcast-lea-thau?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 What do labor shortages mean for Minnesota? Minnesota has a labor shortage. Employers in the restaurant industry and other sectors of the economy are having a tough time finding workers. Tom Weber talked with two guests with different perspectives on what this means for the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/labor-shortage?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 14:13:02 -0500 The surgery that changed baseball Tommy John surgery was pioneered in the 1970s to repair pitchers' arms. But now it's being used on pitchers as young as 15. Jeff Passan's book, "The Arm," explores the issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/books-the-arm?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 13:09:56 -0500 The Weather Lab with Paul Huttner: Wildfire science and climate refugees On The Weather Lab this week, Paul Huttner, talks with guests about weather and wildfires. Then on Climate Cast, he discussed why the World Bank is worked about water as the global climate changes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/weather_lab_climate_cast?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Smelt wrestling, carp trains and other local fish tales Where did lutefisk come from? And why did Congress ship Minnesota carp by the carload? Eric Dregni's book, "Let's Go Fishing!", shares fishy trivia and traditions from around the region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/12/books-lets-go-fishing?refid=0 Thu, 12 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 U of M taps Syracuse exec to lead Gopher athletics Mark Coyle, who's served as athletics director at Syracuse University, will be the University of Minnesota's new athletics director, pending Board of Regents approval. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/11/syracuse-u-exec-tapped-to-lead-u-minnesota-athletics?refid=0 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:03:17 -0500 Appetites: A local revolutionary Lenny Russo has been at the forefront of the local food movement for a generation. His new cookbook collects his thinking and recipes in one place. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/11/appetites-lenny-russo-heartland?refid=0 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What do you call your doctor? A recent medical journal article argues we do away with use of the term "provider" when referring to primary care professionals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/10/hallberg-primary-care-provider-title-dispute?refid=0 Tue, 10 May 2016 18:22:41 -0500 Tiger dies unexpectedly at Minnesota Zoo Nadya, an Amur tiger living at the Minnesota Zoo, died over the weekend. Zookeepers said the 3-year-old animal had seemed lethargic and was eating less. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/nadya-minnesota-zoo-amur-tiger-dies?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 17:15:59 -0500 The best books of 2016 (so far) Before the summer beach reads and big fall releases start piling up, catch up on the best books 2016 has given us. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/books-best-of-2016-so-far?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 12:40:00 -0500 Viet Thanh Nguyen on hiding in plain sight Viet Thanh Nguyen, who just won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Sympathizer," shares how Ralph Ellison inspired him to become a writer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/books-viet-thanh-nguyen-thread-podcast?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Hottest place in the U.S. is ... Two Harbors? Minnesota's North Shore on Friday morning became the nation's hottest geography, with Two Harbors hitting 90 degrees, the Twin Cities National Weather Service office said. But don't sweat it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/06/two-harbors-minn-hottest-place-in-us?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2016 12:48:50 -0500 I-494 ramp, lane closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes There are lots of "closed until" references in the latest road closings map, including one important for anglers heading for the Wisconsin fishing opener. Here's your weekend road construction guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/06/weekend-road-construction-closures?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:56 -0500 Appetites: Talking Minnesota food with a James Beard winner Chef Raghavan Iyer joined Appetites to about the evolution in Minnesota's food culture since moving here in the 1980s and his award-winning video series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/appetites-raghavan-iyer-indian-curries?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 17:58:22 -0500 U.S. attorney, DEA joining probe into Prince's death The U.S. attorney for Minnesota and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration say they are joining the investigation into the death of Prince and will bring expertise about "prescription drug diversion." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/npr-feds-joining-probe-into-prince-death?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 15:35:14 -0500 What music albums are essential to you? Our colleagues at 89.3 The Current crowd-sourced a list of 893 essential albums. Here's a sneak peek of some of the selections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/893-essential-albums?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 13:48:02 -0500 Attorney: Prince was to meet drug addiction expert day he died "The hope was to get him stabilized in Minnesota" and get him to a California rehab center, an attorney for the center's founder said Wednesday. Help didn't arrive in time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/prince-sought-out-drug-rehab-experts-day-before-death?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 12:51:18 -0500 Counter Stories: On voter disenfranchisement In this conversation, the hosts explored what it means to celebrate cultural holidays like Cinco de Mayo, and discussed the community anger over voter disenfranchisement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/counter-stories?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 11:52:25 -0500 KARE's Belinda Jensen pens children's books to take the worry out of weather She's created a book series called "Bel the Weather Girl" to help kids understand the science behind tornadoes, clouds and thunderstorms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/04/books-belinda-jensen-pens-bel-the-weather-girl-book-series?refid=0 Wed, 04 May 2016 05:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: What's our goal for care? Questioning what health care should accomplish is a tricky, complicated thing to do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/03/hallberg-goal-of-health-care?refid=0 Tue, 03 May 2016 16:07:00 -0500 A spare and suspenseful novel of family drama "Shelter," Jung Yun's debut novel, follows a young couple who find themselves underwater in their mortgage and their marriage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/03/books-shelter-jung-yun?refid=0 Tue, 03 May 2016 12:53:20 -0500 Bachelor Farmer chef wins James Beard award for best in Midwest Paul Berglund of Minneapolis' Bachelor Farmer won the prestigious James Beard award for best chef in the Midwest on Monday night in New York City. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/james-beard-best-midwest-chef-bachelor-farmer-paul-berglund?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 19:20:07 -0500 R.T. Rybak named CEO and president of The Minneapolis Foundation The former mayor of Minneapolis will lead the 100-year-old institution. With his appointment, the foundation hopes to steer more support to help address racial and economic disparities in the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/rt-rybak-named-ceo-president-minneapolis-foundation?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 15:31:04 -0500 Babies on board: Minnesota troopers make 2 roadside deliveries Two troopers gave roadside assistance a whole new meaning this weekend, the Minnesota State Patrol said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/minnesota-troopers-deliver-2-roadside-babies?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 14:25:12 -0500 Retirement: How to start saving When it comes to retirement, many Americans are unprepared. Two personal finance professionals shared their tips for starting to save. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/americans-are-unprepared-for-retirment?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 12:46:10 -0500 Hiker hanging onto tree rescued on Barn Bluff in Red Wing The hiker had apparently fallen or stumbled from a higher trail. The person was not injured. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/hiker-rescued-from-red-wing-barn-bluff?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 07:51:55 -0500 Steven Johnson on his hidden influencer Author and television host Steven Johnson explains the debt he owes to Michael Pollan's bestselling book, "The Botany of Desire." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/books-thread-podcast-steven-johnson?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 'A Good Time for the Truth': What it's like to be a person of color in Minnesota In a new book, "A Good Time for the Truth," 16 local writers reflect on what it is like to be a person of color in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/books-good-time-for-truth?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:25:23 -0500 Minnesota state parks opening all campsites to reservations The policy change means hundreds of previously "first come, first served" state park campsites will become reservable starting next week, the DNR said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/minnesota-state-parks-make-all-campsites-reservable?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:50:11 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The week in politics It was a raucous week in politics. A former GOP delegate, a current DFL superdelegate and a political scientist join us to look at this week's news on the campaign trail. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/friday-roundtable-politics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:30:44 -0500 Poetry Friday: Fifth and final To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/29/books-poetry-friday-five?refid=0 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:42:19 -0500 St. Paul Mayor Coleman talks about the state of the city St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman joined Tom Weber in the studio to talk about all things St. Paul. They covered safety, downtown development, parking, and many other issues affecting the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/coleman?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:36:04 -0500 Tracing America's 'opiate epidemic' This epidemic is different than the crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s and early 1990s, said author Sam Quinones. His book "Dreamland" explores the roots of the issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/books-dreamland-quinones?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:20:18 -0500 From Ebola to Zika: What we're learning about global health crises The medical director for Partners in Health explains what she -- and the world's medical establishment -- learned from the response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and whether it's useful in responding to the dangers of the Zika virus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/from-ebola-to-zika-how-to-respond-to-global-health-crises?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:17:35 -0500 The architectural treasures of Minnesota Victoria Young, a professor of modern architectural history at University of St. Thomas takes us on a journey by looking at the changing landscape of Minneapolis downtown, revealing history behind everyday sights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/architecture-minnesota-history-victoria-young?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:53:57 -0500 Water around the world: Three views From the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan to the booming cities of China to desalinization plants in Israel, water controversies are global. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/water-around-the-world?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:33:43 -0500 How to talk to your aging parents about money The best financial planning starts early. Being left with unanswered questions and unknown finances when a parent falls ill or dies can complicate an already painful experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/how-to-talk-to-aging-parents-about-finances?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:25:56 -0500 Report: Minn. HIV/AIDS cases jump among drug abusers, minorities Minnesota's count of 2015 HIV/AIDS diagnoses stayed about the same as 2014, but data show a worrisome shift toward needle drug abusers and people of color, including African-born women, Minnesota officials said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/mn-hiv-aids-cases-jump-among-drug-abusers-minorities?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:16:05 -0500 Cray pulling up St. Paul stakes for Mall of America Ending weeks of speculation, Cray Inc. said Tuesday it will move its St. Paul offices along with some 350 employees into a newly built office complex at the Mall of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/cray-pulling-up-st-paul-stakes-for-mall-of-america?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:26:12 -0500 Walking the waterways to raise awareness Sharon Day leads water walks across the country, including in Minnesota, her home state. To raise awareness about pollution, she walked the length of the Mississippi. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/sharon-day-water-walks?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:03:56 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Picking the right doctor It can be tricky to find the right doctor and avoid the bad ones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/hallberg-picking-the-right-doctor?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:35:06 -0500 Perspectives on the 'Acela' primaries Five Eastern states hold presidential primaries today. Listen to analysis and perspective from a journalist and two political scientists out East. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/eastern-primaries?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:02:09 -0500 Can deradicalization programs reform 'would be' terrorists? With four Twin Cities men facing federal terrorism charges, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis is hoping that Germany's de-radicalization program will provide some solutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/deradicalization-program?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:01:45 -0500 As I Lay Trying: How to read William Faulkner "Believe me, when it comes to finding Faulkner difficult, we've all been there," writes Christopher Rieger, director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/26/books-advice-for-reading-william-faulkner?refid=0 Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Can politicians really bring jobs "back" to the U.S.? Candidates for president talk a lot about job creation -- and blame each other for job loses. But many factors are beyond the reach of government. Two experts explain how jobs are gained and lost in the modern economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/can-politicians-really-bring-jobs-back-to-the-us?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:43:01 -0500 Political Junkie: Pennsylvania, VP speculation and two good books Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie, lays out the stakes in Pennsylvania's primary and takes a question about a summer reading list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/political-junkie-pennsylvania-vp-speculation-and-two-good-books?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:27:49 -0500 Police: Waseca historic ballfield fire likely arson Police in Waseca said Monday the fire that destroyed part of a historic ball field earlier this month was intentionally set. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/historic-ballpark-fire-intentionally-set?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:23:48 -0500 A great American novel about a great American crisis Angela Flournoy's debut novel, "The Turner House," follows the fate of a family home on Detroit's East Side during the foreclosure crisis in 2008. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/books-turner-house-angela-flournoy?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:35:15 -0500 Aparna Nancherla on finding her voice Aparna Nancherla has a made a career of telling jokes, but her tastes in literature run toward the serious. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/25/book-aparna-nancherla-thread-podcast?refid=0 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Baby dino bones give insight on ancient species The bones come from a baby titanosaur, or Rapetosaurus. They were huge dinosaurs that grew to over 50 feet long. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/baby-titanosaur-bones?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:38:17 -0500 Highway 100 closure tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Yes, Minnesota Highway 100 closes in both directions this weekend in the west metro. But other hassles await Twin Cities drivers. Here's your guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/highway-100-closure-tops-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:32:37 -0500 Sheriff: Prince died alone; no signs of trauma, suicide Prince was alone at his Paisley Park studios when he died Thursday and there were no signs of violence or suicide, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said Friday. Autopsy results may take weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/sheriff-prince-died-alone-no-signs-trauma-suicide?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:03:26 -0500 Fans share their favorite Prince memories What's your favorite memory of the Minnesota music legend? Listeners shared their favorite songs and favorite moments. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/fans-share-favorite-prince-memories?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:37:01 -0500 Friday Roundtable: The evolution of Prince Three local music experts break down what shaped Prince's revolutionary sound. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:23:29 -0500 A Prince dance party, and other arts events not to miss this weekend First Avenue will throw open its doors this weekend for all-night dance parties. Catch theater, film and music happenings across the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/arts-events-not-to-miss-this-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:29:52 -0500 The legacy of 'Purple Rain' lives on On the 30th anniversary of "Purple Rain," MPR News and The Current produced a documentary on how the movie put Minneapolis on the music map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-purple-rain-documentary?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:12:13 -0500 Photos: Prince fans party all night long at First Avenue Thursday night, fans gathered at First Avenue for an all-night dance party in honor of the music icon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-fans-party-all-night-first-avenue?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:33:27 -0500 Encounters with Prince: Friends, fans and colleagues Local Prince stories abound: From his basketball days at Bryant Junior High to his move back to Minnesota after years away, stories of Prince encounters at the drugstore, at venues around town and at the last-minute concerts he's hosted at his Paisley Park studios are everywhere. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/prince-encounters?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:44:58 -0500 Poetry Friday: Take a (line) break To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/22/books-poetry-friday-four?refid=0 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 01:36:05 -0500 Study: Tooth decay greater among low-income Minnesota kids State health officials Thursday revealed some stark differences between the dental health of kids at schools serving mostly low-income kids and those serving kids from mostly higher income families. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/tooth-decay-greater-among-low-income-minnesota-kids?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:03:04 -0500 Fans, famous mourn Prince's death Minnesota pop music icon Prince, 57, was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen. Tributes poured in almost immediately as the news ricocheted around the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/officials-death-investigation-at-prince-paisley-park?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:26:10 -0500 How should schools handle violence Teachers in Minnesota and across the country are talking about the need to rethink our approach to school safety. Two education experts shared their thoughts on the current climate and what can be done. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/how-schools-handle-violence?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:51:43 -0500 'Killing for Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War' In 1914, miners in the Rockefeller-owned Colorado coal fields clashed with the state militia and dozens of men, women and children were killed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/20/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Battling opioid addiction on the reservation Bob Shimek, who leads the Red Lives Matter movement, joined All Things Considered to talk about how Minnesota's opioid epidemic is hitting Native American communities especially hard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/battling-opioid-addiction-native-american-communities?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:53:16 -0500 Happy 125th birthday, Itasca State Park The 32,000-acre park at the headwaters of the Mississippi became Minnesota's first state park when the legislature established it on April 20, 1891. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/itasca-state-park-turns-125?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:05:20 -0500 When two is the loneliest number: Isle Royale wolf population drops again Neither of the remaining wolves are good candidates for breeding, according to Phyllis Green, the superintendent of Isle Royale. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/isle-royale-wolf-population-down-to-two?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:08:34 -0500 A tender and witty view of life on a family farm Jane Hamilton's new novel, "The Excellent Lombards," explores life on a family-run apple orchard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/books-the-excellent-lombards?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:35:48 -0500 Can a Trump and Clinton supporter share the same bed? Research suggests that Americans are less and less willing to marry someone from a different party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/19/politically-mixed-marriages?refid=0 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: Opioids The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are now telling doctors to stop prescribing the addictive pain-killers for long-term pain management. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/hallberg-opioids-cdc-recommendation?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:14:50 -0500 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners in literature: The Thread interviews The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this afternoon. Catch up with the award-winning books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/books-2016-pulitzer-winners?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:35:46 -0500 How a diverse electorate is shaping the political landscape The 2016 electorate will be the most diverse it has ever been. Nearly one-third of eligible voters are people of color. Two political scientists discussed how these demographics are shaping the discourse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/diversity-in-the-2016-election?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:24:30 -0500 A mother reflects on the dangers of distracted driving Robert Brau would have turned 23 this year. Instead, his mother Donna Brau will be marking the second anniversary of his death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/dangers-of-distracted-driving?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:55:49 -0500 Battling depression with 'Reasons to Stay Alive' "It's the biggest cliché in the world to talk about time healing, but it's also the truest," said Matt Haig. His new book details his struggles with depression. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/books-reasons-to-stay-alive?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:51:28 -0500 Roman Mars on wanting to want less On the first episode of The Thread podcast, Roman Mars talks about the fictional character he hated so much, it drove him a new direction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/books-thread-podcast-roman-mars?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:55:04 -0500 Photos: In quake-devastated Ecuador, loss piles up amid the rubble A 7.8-magnitude earthquake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador's normally placid Pacific Ocean coast. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/photos-earthquake-devastated-ecuador-hundreds-dead-thousands-homeless?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:30:00 -0500 Climate Cast: Why Minnesota corporations are greening up MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner asks representatives from a cross-section of Minnesota Fortune 500 companies why they're going green and how it's hitting their bottom line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/climate-cast-why-minnesota-corporations-are-greening-up?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:16:28 -0500 The Weather Lab: How meteorologists predict severe weather For Severe Weather Awareness Week, three experts reflect on the difficulty of predicting extreme weather events. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/how-meteorologists-predict-severe-weather?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:18:11 -0500 Ideas for the future of Minnesota's Iron Range Community members from northern Minnesota shared their visions for remaking the area's economy at a forum in Hibbing, Minn. on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/the-future-of-minnesotas-iron-range-forum?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:36:23 -0500 Poetry Friday: Third time's the charm To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/poetry-friday-take-three?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 U.S. Rep. Nolan pushes to declassify secret 9/11 documents The Minnesota Congressman has seen classified documents that reportedly describe who likely financed the terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/congressman-rick-nolan-pushes-declassify-9-11-commission-documents?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:38:18 -0500 A new spin on 'Cyrano,' and four other arts events not to miss this weekend Theater Latte Da presents a musical reinvention of a big-nosed classic, a murdered poet is remembered through flamenco, and the Minneapolis St. Paul Film Festival continues with more movies than you can possibly watch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/five-weekend-arts-events-not-to-miss?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:33:47 -0500 Counter Stories: The burden to provide background The Counter Stories hosts discuss when and how they feel a burden to provide historical and cultural background on issues when speaking with people outside their communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/counter-stories?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:04:46 -0500 Minnesota March jobless rate holds at 3.7%; businesses cut 2,900 jobs While officials called the long-term trends positive, the state's year-over-year rate of job growth continued to lag the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/minnesota-march-jobless-rate-businesses-cut-jobs?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:03:59 -0500 The untapped potential of non-voters Forty percent of Americans don't vote, according to Ellen Shearer, author of "Nonvoters: America's No-Shows." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/non-voters-election?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Is downtown Minneapolis in an independent-restaurant massacre? The list of critically acclaimed eateries that have closed up shop in the state's biggest city continues to grow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/appetites-downtown-minneapolis-restaurants-closing?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:24:03 -0500 Study: Many Minnesotans face long trips to buy fresh food Some 30 percent of Minnesotans don't have easy access to a full-service grocery store, a troubling fact that puts the state among the worst in the nation, researchers said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/many-minnesotans-face-long-trips-to-buy-fresh-food?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 14:51:52 -0500 Reforming the presidential primary system With record turn-out in many states, including Minnesota, the faults with the primary election system were on display. Two experts talk about the problems and possible solutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/primary-reform?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:13:17 -0500 How to cover a presidential race Caren Bohan, the deputy U.S. elections editor for Reuters, discusses politics, elections and the logistics of covering the 2016 race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/broadcast-journalist-series-caren-bohan?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:46:41 -0500 How to make an unlikeable character likeable Genius and addiction clash in Ethan Canin's new novel, "A Doubter's Almanac." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/books-ethan-canin-doubters-almanac?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:07:32 -0500 Hallberg's Picture of Health: The open-notes movement A new movement called OpenNotes proposes that doctors open their personal notes so patients can read what they have to say about their individual health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/hallberg-opennotes-philosophy?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:55:01 -0500 Unpacking the experience of Korean-American adoptees Minnesota has more Korean-American adoptees per capita than any other state. Kim Park Nelson's new book, "Invisible Asians," explores the adult adoptee experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/books-invisible-asians?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:47:07 -0500 Krista Tippett: You don't have to be old to be wise What does it mean to be wise? Krista Tippett, the creator of "On Being," discusses her new book "Becoming Wise." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Do you have a favorite Shakespeare sonnet? Many people can recite a line or two or twenty from William Shakespeare, but the man himself remains a mystery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/books-shakespeare-sonnets?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:44:01 -0500 The US role in the refugee crisis "One of the challenges is that everyone has a different agenda," said Nancy Lindborg about why it is so hard for different countries to unite against ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/nancy-lindborg?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:52:33 -0500 Why the Pope's Lesbos visit matters Pope Francis will visit the Greek island of Lesbos on the 16th of April. Kerri Miller talks with a religion reporter about the visit's significance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/pope-francis-lesbos?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:45:52 -0500 Op-ed: It's time to reform a damaged Fed The U of M's Larry Jacobs argues that the Federal Reserve showed both its power and its flaws during the Great Recession and that it's time to turn it into a stronger central bank to help weather the next crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/12/oped-its-time-to-reform-a-damaged-fed?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Retiring lawmakers reflect on their time at Legislature There has been a wave of retirement announcements from state lawmakers over the past several months. MPR News host Tom Weber spoke with Rep. Ann Lenczewski (DFL-Bloomington), and Sen. Julianne Ortman (R-Chanhassen), about their tenure in the state legislature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/retiring-lawmakers?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:11:56 -0500 How North Korea became the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state Blaine Harden's new book weaves together the lives of Kim Il-sung and No Kum-sok -- the Supreme Leader and a famous defector. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/books-great-leader-fighter-pilot?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:43:17 -0500 Political Junkie: Boston Globe, convention math and Paul Ryan This week's chat with the Political Junkie covered the Boston Globe's satirical front page, the elbows candidates are throwing ahead of New York's primary, and whether Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is running for anything in particular these days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/political-junkie-new-york-convention-math-and-paul-ryan?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:05:09 -0500 2015 a record year for sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota Increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are a disturbing trend, state officials said Monday. The data show troubling racial and ethnic disparities among the 26,000 diagnosed STD cases last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/mn-sexually-transmitted-disease-record-2015?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:56:39 -0500 Is baseball changing for the better? Will changes to the sport bring in new fans? Or alienate loyal ones? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/is-baseball-changing-for-the-better?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:44:46 -0500 Mesabi Daily News editor on booms and busts along the Iron Range Editor Bill Hanna shared his perspective on the current downturn, and offered a little context: He began his work in newspapers in the middle of an earlier downturn on the Iron Range. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/11/iron-range-bill-hanna-mesabi-daily-news?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2016 08:00:00 -0500 Mpls. daycare operators charged with fraudulently billing the state Two executives with a Minneapolis child care facility has been charged with theft by swindle in bilking the state of Minnesota of at least $103,527, according to charges released by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/10/mpls-daycare-operators-charged-with-fraudulently-billing-the-state?refid=0 Sun, 10 Apr 2016 19:15:00 -0500 Pigeons: Majestic creatures? Urban wildlife has bad reputation, whether it's pigeons, squirrels, crows or raccoons. In "Unseen City," Nathanael Johnson uncovers the "discreet charm" of the animals we dismiss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/books-unseen-city?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:15:32 -0500 Ira Glass on 'Reinventing Radio' Ira Glass will be in Minneapolis on Saturday for his show, "Reinventing Radio," in which he pulls back the curtain on "This American Life" episodes are made. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/ira-glass-reinventing-radio?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:56:29 -0500 Suspect charged in Cathedral Hill homicide The man suspected in killing a young law clerk in an office above W.A. Frost restaurant has been charged with second-degree murder, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/stpaul-homicide-suspect-arrested?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:57:32 -0500 Humor, heart, and twirling batons: Kate DiCamillo delivers a new novel for young readers Ten-year-old Raymie Clarke decides the only way to bring her dad home again is to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/books-kate-dicamillo-raymie-nightingale?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Poetry Friday: Take a (line) break To celebrate National Poetry Month, The Thread is sharing a collection of poetry from local presses every Friday in April. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/books-poetry-friday-two?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Vikings to host Chargers Aug. 28 in new stadium's first NFL game The team's U.S. Bank Stadium era kicks off with a noon preseason game against San Diego in late August followed by a Sept. 1 game against the Los Angeles Rams. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/vikings-host-chargers-in-first-new-stadium-game?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:04:02 -0500 BCA details latest officer-involved Mpls. police shooting State authorities Thursday named the Minneapolis officers involved in Monday's fatal confrontation with a suspect police say was shot while stabbing another man. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/bca-details-latest-mpls-police-shooting?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:35:20 -0500 State GOP chair: Delegate selection matters more than ever this year For years, the nominee has won on the first ballot when delegates are required to vote for a specific candidate. But with possible contested conventions, votes on subsequent ballots could change the race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/why-presidential-delegates-matter-so-much-this-year?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:12:07 -0500 Climate Cast: Why isn't climate change a bigger campaign issue? Two climate experts discuss why candidates and the media aren't making climate change a bigger focus of the presidential campaign. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/climate-cast-why-isnt-climate-change-a-bigger-campaign-issue?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 The pivotal role of women in the 2016 election Women are playing a pivotal role in this year's presidential election in many ways. Two experts talk about the role of women in politics, both as voters and as candidates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/06/women-in-politics?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:16:17 -0500 Native American ten-minute play festival gets underway The National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival gets underway this week at the Bedlam Lowertown in St. Paul. Tom Weber talked with Rhiana Yazzie, artistic director of the New Native Theater, which is putting on the festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/native-festival?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:16:25 -0500 'Pothole Confidential': R.T. Rybak's memoirs from the mayor's office "I wrote this book because I wanted to write a super honest look -- warts and all, including my own warts," former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said of his memoir. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/books-r-t-rybak-pothole-confidential-memoir?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:55:13 -0500 Assessing Obama's foreign policy Over the two terms he's held office, President Obama has developed a doctrine on foreign policy that is a stark departure from his predecessors. An emeritus professor and journalist discussed what that doctrine is and what it means for his eventual successor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/obama-foreign-policy?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 12:46:22 -0500 One dead in multi-vehicle rush hour crash on I-94 The fatal crash closed eastbound Interstate 94 near where it intersects with Highway 280 for part of Monday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/04/highway-94-crash?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:24:46 -0500 NAACP demands new probe of Jamar Clark police shooting The Minneapolis NAACP head wants a special prosecutor. The woman who was injured the night Clark was shot disputed the prosecutor's narrative justifying the shooting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/04/naacp-calls-for-new-jarmar-clark-police-shooting-probe?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:31:14 -0500 How reliable is eyewitness testimony? "People have always known that it's hard to remember the faces of strangers, and that there are problems with eyewitness memory," said Brandon Garrett, law professor at the University of Virginia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/04/how-reliable-is-eyewitness-testimony?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:49:07 -0500 Farm income takes a hit Minnesota farm income dropped to a 20-year low in 2015, according to an analysis released last week by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the University of Minnesota Extension. Tom Weber talked with Kent Thiesse, a farm management analyst at MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/farm-prices?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Highlights from the metro area spelling bee Several Minnesota students are headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. next month. Tom Weber hosted this year's Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee. We broadcast highlights of the event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/05/spelling-bee?refid=0 Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul police investigating homicide Police on Monday identified the victim as Gracson Simmons, 42, of St. Paul and said the medical examiner's office determined he died of a gunshot wound and ruled it a homicide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/03/st-paul-police-are-investigating-a-suspicious-death?refid=0 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0500 Governor bans nonessential travel to North Carolina Gov. Dayton says North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT men and women violates Minnesota's values and laws. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/02/governor-bans-nonessential-travel-to-north-carolina?refid=0 Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:45:00 -0500 'Putin Country': The realities of Russia Anne Garrels's new book focuses on Chelyabinsk, a small polluted town a thousand miles east of Moscow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/books-anne-garrels-putin-country?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:58:52 -0500 Friday Roundtable: A young doctor confronts his own death Paul Kalanithi was in his final year of a neurosurgery residency when he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. His memoir asks: What makes life worth living in the face of death? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/books-when-breath-becomes-air?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:00:13 -0500 Poetry Friday: Dip your toe in April 1 marks the beginning of National Poetry Month. Every Friday in April, The Thread will share a collection of poetry from local presses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/books-poetry-friday?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 10:21:29 -0500 Minnesota Civil Rights-era activist responds to Jamar Clark decision "My heart and prayers are with Jamar Clark's family and with the community," Josie Johnson said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/josie-johnson-responds-to-jamar-clark-decision?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:54:41 -0500 The politics of tax inversions This election season, tax inversions have bubbled to the top as a contentious issue on both sides of the political spectrum. Two business leaders dug into the complexities and underlying issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/tax-inversions?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:51:32 -0500 How high eviction rates are shaking the country Matthew Desmond embedded himself in Milwaukee, Wis., neighborhoods for over a year to understand the economic and emotional realities of losing your home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/books-evicted?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:14:27 -0500 Will climate change open up the Arctic to tourism? Both commercial vessels and tourist ships may take advantage of newly accessible passageways in the Arctic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/climate-cast-arctic-tourism?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:40:27 -0500 'The Violet Hour': How famous writers confronted death Katie Roiphe's new book explores how influential thinkers like Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud and Maurice Sendak spent their final hours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/books-the-violet-hour?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:03:16 -0500 No charges for officers in Jamar Clark case. Now what? Many of the players in the drama that has unfolded since Jamar Clark was shot by police in those early hours of Nov. 15 have different ideas about what happens now. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/jamar-clark-case-what-next?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Photos: Protesters take to the streets after Jamar Clark decision Several groups protested in Minneapolis Wednesday after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he would not charge the two police officers who fatally shot Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/photos-protests-after-jamar-clark-decision?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:19:22 -0500 No charges in Jamar Clark case: Analysis, reaction Following Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's announcement that he would not be charging the officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, attorneys, community members and Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges respond. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/special-coverage-jamar-clark?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:20:03 -0500 Takeaways from the GOP Town Hall Aaron Blake of the Washington Post and Samara Klar from the University of Arizona share their insight from the GOP town hall in Milwaukee, Wis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/gop-town-hall-reaction?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:55:16 -0500 What should you do about a bad boss? Job search strategist Amy Lindgren shares strategies for handling neglectful or toxic bosses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/tips-for-dealing-with-bosses?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:30:40 -0500 Prosecutor won't charge cops in Jamar Clark shooting DNA and other evidence showed Minneapolis police officers were justified using deadly force during the 61 second confrontation, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Clark supporters immediately cast doubt on the prosecutor's account. Some took to the streets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/prosecutor-no-charges-cops-in-jamar-clark-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:10:50 -0500 Decision today on charges against cops in Jamar Clark shooting Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman will announce his decision at 10:30 a.m. on whether two Minneapolis police officers will face charges in the Nov. 15 shooting death of Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/30/decision-today-charges-against-cops-clark-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2016 08:47:30 -0500 Viewing violence as a public health issue What if the homicide rate was treated with the same approach as tobacco use or heart disease? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/violence-as-public-health-issue?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:32:02 -0500 Op-Ed: Bush would have chosen Merrick Garland A former legal adviser to President George W. Bush says Merrick Garland would have been an excellent Supreme Court choice for a Republican president, too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/oped-bush-would-have-chosen-merrick-garland?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:14:28 -0500 Presidential hopefuls weigh in on national security after Brussels Bombings in Brussels last week left 35 people dead, more than 300 injured and reignited fears about potential terror attacks around the world. MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two national security experts about viability of presidential hopefuls' counterterrorism plans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/29/presidential-hopefuls-weigh-in-on-security?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:45:55 -0500 That baby squirrel may not actually need your help Phil Jenni, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, answered listener questions on how to help injured animals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/tips-for-helping-wildlife?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:03:45 -0500 Is Sen. Al Franken the logical choice for vice president? Political writer Bill Scher explains his theory on why the comedian-turned-senator should be Hillary Clinton's running mate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/the-case-for-al-franken-as-vice-president?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:06:51 -0500 Decision in Clark case expected this week Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is expected to announce whether two police officers involved in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark last November will face criminal charges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/28/jamar-clark-decision-expected-this-week?refid=0 Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:50:41 -0500 Is climate change affecting fishing in Minnesota? Big, shallow lakes like Mille Lacs can be more sensitive to temperature changes than deeper lakes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/climate-cast-fishing?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:51:30 -0500 Friday Roundtable: Three college presidents Three college presidents share their views on graduation rates for non-white students, rising tuition and other hot-button topics they deal with each day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/friday-roundtable-college-presidents?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:27:36 -0500 Metro Transit police use training, policy changes to address bias After an internal review found racial discrimination in citations versus warnings, Metro Transit Police are undergoing bias training and have implemented policies for first-time fare evaders http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/metro-transit-police-harrington?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:49:37 -0500 The Weather Lab with Paul Huttner: Same data, different forecasts This week on the Weather Lab, MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner pulled back the curtain on weather modeling and why different agencies can get such different forecasts out of the same underlying weather data. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/25/the-weather-lab-with-paul-huttner-same-data-different-forecasts?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Small steps you can take to improve your financial outlook Financial adviser Ruth Hayden shares tips for everything from student debt to starter homes to retirement savings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/24/small-change-financial-tips?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:35:15 -0500 How philanthropy is changing in Minnesota Listen in on a conversation between three women who lead major philanthropic organizations in Minnesota and are stepping down. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/24/philanthropy-leaders?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:37:18 -0500 Photos: A snowy start to spring in southern Minn. A spring snowstorm Wednesday socked southern Minnesota, with some places getting nearly a foot of snow. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/24/photo-gallery-spring-snowstorm-southern-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:26:16 -0500 The real lives of the Twelve Apostles Their names are famous: Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John. But who were the men that became known as the apostles of Jesus? Tom Bissell chases that question in his new book, "Apostle." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/23/books-apostle-travels-among-the-tombs-of-the-twelve?refid=0 Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:05:22 -0500 Photos: Terrorist bombings strike Brussels "What we feared has happened: We were hit by blind attacks," Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel said Tuesday. Two bombs exploded during rush hour at the international airport and another hit a metro station. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/22/photos-photos-terrorist-bombings-strike-brussels?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:20:00 -0500 How being busy became a badge of honor How busy is your day? Ann Burnett, a professor at North Dakota State University, studies the modern fast-paced lifestyle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/the-drive-to-be-busy?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:14:50 -0500 The future of U.S.-Cuba relations Two experts on Cuban history and politics look ahead to the future of U.S.-Cuba relations as restrictions on trade and travel are lifted after decades of mistrust. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/us-cuba-relations?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:08:45 -0500 Warm weather brings Minnesota bears out early, DNR warns State conservation officials say they're already getting bear calls because of the early spring. They're urging Minnesotans who live near bear territory to check their property for food sources that could attract the critters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/warm-spring-brings-minnesota-bears-out-early?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:43:27 -0500 Music appreciation in the age of robot DJs Mobile technology and music streaming services have given listeners more power than ever over their listening choices. "So what are we going to do with it?" asks music critic Ben Ratliff. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/books-every-song-ever?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:02:21 -0500 DNR: Mille Lacs walleye catch-release only; no live bait There will be no walleye keepers this spring on Lake Mille Lacs. In a stunning move, state conservation officials on Monday banned keeping walleye to try and boost the lake's struggling fishery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/21/dnr-mille-lacs-walleye-season-catch-release-only?refid=0 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:55:00 -0500 What does the Jamar Clark grand jury decision mean for Minnesota? What does the Hennepin County decision mean for Minnesota going forward? MPR News spoke with Derik Fettig, an assistant teaching professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law former assistant U.S. Attorney in California on the use of grand juries in police shooting cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/17/grand-jury-jamar-clark-analysis?refid=0 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:43:48 -0500 Mental health remains top public health issue at U of M "Mental health continues to be the number one public health issue on campus," according to a recent survey on the Twin Cities campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/15/mental-health-on-campus?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:17:34 -0500 'Indentured': On the mistreatment of college athletes "All the adults are getting rich, and yet the athletes get nothing," said Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist for the New York Times. "To me, that is fundamentally exploitative and wrong." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/15/books-indentured-rebellion-against-ncaa?refid=0 Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:45:20 -0500 Authoritarian voters and the rise of Donald Trump How do you explain Donald Trump's meteoric rise? The answer may lie with a particular group of people identified by political scientists as authoritarian voters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/authoritarian-voters-and-trumps-appeal?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:07:06 -0500 Highway 100 hassles: Road closing overnight Tuesday Minnesota's orange cone season is back. MnDOT says Minnesota Highway 100 will close in both directions in the west metro from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/highway-100-hassles-road-closing-overnight-tuesday?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:35:12 -0500 Klobuchar, Emmer to join Obama on visit to Cuba Klobuchar is the lead Senate sponsor of legislation to lift the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba. Emmer is leading a similar effort in the House. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/14/klobuchar-emmer-join-obama-cuba-visit?refid=0 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 05:49:51 -0500 How can we improve teacher job satisfaction? Nathan Eklund, author of "How Was Your Day at School?: Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction," spoke with MPR's Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/13/teacher-satisfaction?refid=0 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:07:10 -0500 3M unveils $150M research and development lab in Maplewood Company officials say the lab will bring together scientists and researchers to come up with new products. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/11/3m-unveils-research-development-lab-maplewood?refid=0 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 15:15:20 -0600 'Streetfight': How American streets can change for the better Countries around the world are making significant investments in bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly streets. Can the U.S. keep up? Janette Sadik-Khan, author of 'Streetfight,' shares her ideas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/11/books-streetfight-city-infrastructure?refid=0 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:51:11 -0600 Is the war on invasive species really worth fighting? The country is at war with plants and fish and other species that have spread beyond their original environments. But "non-native" is not the same as "invasive," experts say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/10/war-on-invasive-species?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:15:44 -0600 St. Olaf researcher looks to Antarctica for climate history St. Olaf Professor Bob Jacobel is part of a group of scientists across the country looking into the ice sheets of Antarctica to see what we can learn about climate history, and what it might teach us about our own climate future. He talked with MPR's Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/10/ice-sheets?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:54:29 -0600 Meet the incoming president of the Science Museum of Minnesota The Science Museum of Minnesota will have a new president this spring. Alison Rempel Brown will start in May after a move from San Francisco, where she's been chief of staff at the California Academy of Sciences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/09/science-museum?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:24:44 -0600 Attorneys and alcoholism: Exploring the trend Practicing attorneys have relatively high rates of alcohol dependency and depression, according to a recent study from the American Bar Association and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Tom Weber talked with Patrick Krill, one of the study's authors, about how we can explain this trend and what's being done to reverse it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/attorneys-stress?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:55:28 -0600 What single women want from the presidential election What role will single women play in the upcoming election? What issues are most critical for this demographic? Rebecca Traister, author of "All the Single Ladies," shares her perspective. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/books-all-the-single-ladies?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:00:21 -0600 Minnesota's graduation gap: By the numbers Minnesota's failure to graduate its high school students of color on time is among the worst in the nation. A look at the numbers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/graduation-gap-by-the-numbers?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:02:00 -0600 Minnesota's Graduation Gap: Sources MPR News spent nearly a year exploring the state's gradation gap through data, academic research, and in the classroom. Dive into some of the sources used in this reporting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/07/graduation-gap-sources?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:01:00 -0600 Counter Stories: The Oscars, presidential debates and cross-cultural communication The Counter Stories hosts discuss the Oscars, the recent presidential debates and the challenge of conversing across cultures and communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/counter-stories?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:16:36 -0600 Friday Roundtable: The most pressing domestic policy issues This week's Friday Roundtable looks at the most important domestic policy issues facing the United States today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/friday-roundtable-domestic-policy?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:14:16 -0600 Minnesota rail crossing deaths hit historic lows in 2015 Four people died in vehicle-train collisions at Minnesota railroad crossings last year, the second lowest number of deaths since 1970, state transportation officials said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/04/minnesota-2015-rail-crossing-deaths-at-historic-lows-trains?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:32:51 -0600 New DHS Commissioner on mental health services, 2016 priorities Tom Weber talked with Emily Johnson Piper, the new commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/03/dhs-commissioner?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:15:26 -0600 Report: Renewable energy fuels 21 percent of Minnesota's electricity The use of wind, solar, hydro and biomass power has jumped in Minnesota the past decade, and the state is poised to beat its goal for electricity generated by renewables, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/03/renewable-energy-fuels-21-percent-minnesota-electricity?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:20:48 -0600 Photos: Scenes from caucus night across Minnesota Minnesotans turned out in droves to precinct caucuses across the state. Here's what it looked like. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/photos-caucus-night-across-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 20:01:37 -0600 Plan to shut three Stillwater schools nears vote A plan to close three elementary schools has the Stillwater school district on edge. Tom Weber talked with the superintendent of the Stillwater Area Public Schools about the plan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/stillwater_schools?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:18:37 -0600 Debate continues over art at the Capitol A group made up of state lawmakers, historians and others is considering where to place works of art inside the renovated Capitol building when it reopens in 2017. Tom Weber checked in with three of them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/capitol_art?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 13:57:40 -0600 Gardening tips for March in Minnesota With warm weather on the way, Minnesota will likely have an early gardening season. Horticulturist Mary Meyer shares her tips for preparing your plot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/01/spring-gardening-tips?refid=0 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:05:00 -0600 The modern science of love What do your brainwaves look like when you're in love? What's the science behind hooking up? Anthropologist Helen Fisher discusses love in the modern age. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/books-anatomy-of-love-helen-fisher?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 13:46:47 -0600 Report: Only 4 percent lack health insurance in Minnesota The percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance is at an all-time low, officials said Monday. A new report cited access to affordable coverage and an improved economy as factors helping cut the uninsured rate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/only-4-percent-minnesotans-lack-health-insurance-report-says?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:52:34 -0600 How to caucus on Super Tuesday In advance of Super Tuesday, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon talks with Tom Weber about how caucuses work and how to participate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/caucus?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:16:25 -0600 Minnesota probes illness outbreak tied to alfalfa sprouts Nine E. coli cases led officials Wednesday to urge grocers and restaurants not to sell or serve alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts. Consumers should not eat them right now. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/24/minnesota-probes-illnesses-linked-to-alfalfa-sprouts?refid=0 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:21:38 -0600 Invasive bighead carp discovered in Minnesota River The 25-pound male fish, caught near New Ulm, is the first bighead carp found in the Minnesota River. Officials, though, say it doesn't mean the destructive creature is reproducing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/24/invasive-bighead-carp-found-in-minnesota-river?refid=0 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:37:13 -0600 Gas leak closes 35W in Bloomington A natural gas leak closed Interstate 35W in both directions in Bloomington Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/20/gas-leak-35w?refid=0 Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:16:50 -0600 Charges: Metro Transit mechanic, running late, swiped bus A man running late to work decided taking the bus would get him there on time. Prosecutors said Friday he did just that by stealing an empty Metro Transit bus idling at a gas station earlier this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/19/tardy-metro-transit-mechanic-allegedly-swiped-bus?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:30:28 -0600 Grand jury clears St. Paul cops in fatal September shooting A Ramsey County grand jury has concluded police officers were justified using deadly force in shooting a St. Paul man that family members said was psychotic, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/18/no-charges-grand-jury-police-shooting-philip-quinn-st-paul?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 15:12:21 -0600 U.S.-Japan agree to deal that may doom MSP-Tokyo daily nonstop Delta Air Lines expressed regret Thursday at news of a new U.S.-Japan air service pact the airline says will force it to end its daily nonstop flight from the Twin Cities to Tokyo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/18/us-japan-sign-deal-may-kill-msp-tokyo-flight?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:42:10 -0600 Biden: GOP calls to delay filling Scalia's seat don't make sense Ahead of his visit to Minnesota, Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer that the president will nominate a new Supreme Court justice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/18/joe-biden-obama-willnominate-scalia-replacement?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 05:00:00 -0600 Medical examiner: Plymouth suspect shot himself Corey Perry died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the Hennepin County medical examiner said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/17/plymouth-shooting-corey-perry?refid=0 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:01:42 -0600 Former SPCO cellist held on pot charge in Oregon David Huckaby, who took a leave in 2013 and resigned the following year, was stopped with an alleged 113 pounds of marijuana in his car. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/16/former-st-paul-chamber-cellist-held-oregon-marijuana-charges?refid=0 Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:03:27 -0600 Inside the world's largest refugee camp Dadaab was created in 1991 as a temporary home for the thousands of people fleeing war in Somalia. Today, it's the largest refugee camp in the world. Tom Weber talks with the author of a new book about Dadaab, "City of Thorns," as well as two Somali Minnesotans who grew up in the camp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/15/dadaab?refid=0 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:30:42 -0600 A Presidents Day quiz: How well do you know our nation's leaders? Take a crack at this presidential trivia quiz, inspired by Brady Carlson's book "Dead Presidents." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/15/books-presidents-day-quiz?refid=0 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Students, panel want U to better address discrimination A group of University of Minnesota students spoke out about policing and discrimination at the University of Minnesota on Thursday, during an event about protests and protesting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/12/big-questions-protests?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:13:32 -0600 Counter Stories: Beyonce, voting and politics in American Indian Country The Counter Stories hosts discuss the Super Bowl half-time show, voter ID laws and politics in American Indian country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/11/counter-stories?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:11:45 -0600 Fargo police: Officer shot during standoff has died Officer Jason Moszer was struck by the suspect's gunfire after responding to a report of domestic violence. He later died. Police say the suspect, Marcus C. Schumacher, is also dead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/11/fargo-officer-shot-standoff?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:50:12 -0600 Hughes: 'There is no typical profile' of an ISIS recruit "They're old, they're young, they're rich, they're poor," said expert Seamus Hughes of ISIS recruits in the U.S. "They're college-educated in some cases, and they're high school kids." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/09/understanding-counter-terrorism-efforts-and-recruitment?refid=0 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:39:00 -0600 Opinion: Cancel Olympics due to Zika outbreak Bioethicist Arthur Caplan, of New York University, says it would be irresponsible to hold the Olympic Games in Rio due to the Zika virus outbreak. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/09/opinion-cancel-olympics-due-to-zika?refid=0 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:29:31 -0600 What a 'critically wounded' Voting Rights Act means in 2016 Ari Berman's book, "Give Us the Ballot," tracks the history of the struggle for voting rights, from 1965 through to modern debates on voter ID laws. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/09/books-give-us-the-ballot-voting-rights-act?refid=0 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:58:56 -0600 Photos: Bemidji celebrates water in all its frozen forms Unusually mild temperatures attracted crowds to ski, fish, curl -- and swim -- during Bemidji's Winterfest celebration this past weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/08/photos-bemidji-celebrates-water-in-all-its-frozen-forms?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:40:00 -0600 Minnesota state reps on pressing rural concerns State representatives Dan Fabian and Paul Thissen share their perspectives on the issues facing outstate Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/08/rural-issues-in-upcoming-session?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:37:22 -0600 Stinky 'corpse flower' blooms at U of Minn. Hurry on over to the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory to get a whiff of the notoriously noxious plant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/08/corpse-flower-blooming-u-mn?refid=0 Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:12:35 -0600 The history of psychological testing for police In many states, psychological testing is part of the hiring process for police officers. In 22 states, however, it is not required, according to writer and historian Jack el-Hai. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/05/pscychological-testing-for-police?refid=0 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:19:36 -0600 Hennepin Sheriff: Homicides jumped 48 percent in 2015 In a report released Friday, the Hennepin County sheriff's office said overall violent crime increased by 8 percent last year over 2014. But property crimes went down by 6 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/05/hennepin-county-homicide-jump?refid=0 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:32:19 -0600 Minnesota Oromo community decries violence in Ethiopia The Oromo community in Minnesota is trying to raise awareness about the situation in Ethiopia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/04/oromo-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:20:38 -0600 Highlighting the women in Shakespeare's plays Less than one in five of Shakespeare's characters are women. Three artistic directors share their views on how modern productions of his plays can highlight women. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/04/shakespeare-women-characters?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:29:15 -0600 From A to Zika: What you need to know about the virus Two experts answer pressing questions about the virus that's been making headlines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-zika?refid=0 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:35:39 -0600 When Harry Houdini tried to talk to the dead In the 1920s, America became obsessed with communicating with the dead. Harry Houdini wanted to believe it was possible, but the magician knew the tricks all too well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/02/books-witch-of-lime-street?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:10:18 -0600 Should schools celebrate holidays? Principal Scott Masini of Bruce Vento Elementary School recently informed parents the school would no longer celebrate certain holidays, including Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/02/school-holidays?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:43:46 -0600 Photos: The winners and near-winners of Iowa's caucuses This year's iteration of the Iowa caucuses featured a historically large turnout and a handful of surprising twists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/02/photos-iowa-caucuses-in-action-cruz-trump-clinton-sanders-rubio-politics?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:10:00 -0600 5 Duluth musical acts to know To make the start of The Current broadcasting in Duluth, Andrea Swensson shares the north country acts you shouldn't miss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/01/duluth-musicians-to-know?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:46:16 -0600 How 'Making a Murderer' exposes flaws in juvenile justice system Steven Avery is the main focus of the documentary series, but the plight of his then-teenage nephew Brendan Dassey raises questions about false confessions. One of Dassey's lawyers answers questions about his case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/01/making-a-murderer-exposes-flaws-in-juvenile-justice-system?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:15:00 -0600 What aquariums taught us about how the world works Studying artificial environments like aquariums and space ships has revealed a lot about the natural world, according to historian Nick Buchanan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/29/tanks-aquariums-nick-buchanan?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:35:17 -0600 The downfall of Target Canada Joe Castaldo, of Canadian Business, explains the crippling data entry errors and aggressive expansion plan that brought down the retailer's northern expansion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/29/target-canada-failure?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:20:00 -0600 Dayton backs off water-buffer strip plan for private ditches Gov. Mark Dayton's plans to require buffer strips along Minnesota waterways took a step back Friday when he acknowledged he's ordered conservation officials to stop mapping "private ditches." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/29/dayton-kills-water-buffers-for-minnesota-private-ditches?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:16:44 -0600 Conversations on the Creative Economy: Dave Murphy, former CEO of Red Wing Shoes Interim CEO of Fairview Health Services and former CEO of Red Wing Shoes Dave Murphy is Chris Farrell's guest on "Conversations on the Creative Economy." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/28/mpr-news-presents?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:00:00 -0600 U study: Farming may have aided Minnesota bird flu outbreak Farmers who tilled fields near turkey barns in the early days of Minnesota's avian influenza outbreak last year may have unwittingly helped spread the virus, a new University of Minnesota study says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/28/study-suggests-farming-aided-mn-bird-flu-outbreak?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:12:26 -0600 Unlocking Antarctica's secrets: The Ross Ice Shelf "Underneath the Ross Ice Shelf is the least-known piece of ocean floor on our planet. We know almost nothing about, but it's the size of France," said researcher Robin Bell. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/28/ross-ice-shelf-antarctica-research-robin-bell?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:24:29 -0600 Gas prices fall, truck and SUV sales rise Falling gas prices have sparked consumers's renewed interest in SUVs and trucks. But what does that mean for fuel efficiency and emissions concerns? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/28/truck-suv-sales-rise?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Warm winter may sink Apostle Islands ice cave treks National Park Service officials still hold out hope Lake Superior will freeze enough to allow visitors to walk into Wisconsin's beautiful ice caves but acknowledge it's less likely than the past two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/warm-winter-may-thwart-apostle-islands-ice-caves-visits?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:14:48 -0600 Appetites: A photographic look at Twin Cities dining history Mecca Bos, food writer for City Pages, recently got a blast into our food town's past when she unearthed a couple of filing cabinets filled with old photos in the former City Pages office building. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/appetites?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:24:23 -0600 How does it feel to be 'The Illegal'? New novel explores immigration Lawrence Hill's new novel "The Illegal" follows a marathon runner forced to flee his home country for the fictional Freedom State, which readers will recognize as a doppelganger of the U.S. and western Europe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/books-the-illegal-lawrence-hill?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:56:50 -0600 Minnesota Holocaust survivor Eva Gross shares her story When Eva Gross was 16-years-old, she was forced onto a train in Hungary bound for Auschwitz. Now, she travels the country sharing her experiences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/holocaust-remembrance-day-mn-survivor-eva-gross?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:17:44 -0600 Confronting hatred: 70 years after the Holocaust What motivates people to participate in hatred? Lessons from the Holocaust can inform contemporary discussions about hate speech, genocide, propaganda and human rights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/mpr-news-presents?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:00:00 -0600 Green Line service resumes following morning fire in Mpls. A small fire on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis temporarily interrupted service on a portion of the Green Line light rail line on Wednesday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/fire-green-line-mpls?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:47:00 -0600 Roaming and Reading: Letting kids take the lead This week on Roaming and Reading, writer <a href="http://www.ralphgardner.com/">Ralph Gardner Jr.</a> reminisced with MPR News host Kerri Miller about his recent trip to Cape Town, where he learned to relax and let his daughter take the reins. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/roaming-and-reading-kids?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Leveling the playing field with Promise Neighborhoods Two experts on Promise Neighborhoods explain how providing children with comprehensive services from birth through college-age can help reduce the achievement gap. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/26/promise-neighborhoods-impact?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:50:18 -0600 Report: Minnesota domestic violence deaths jumped in 2015 At least 34 people were killed in domestic violence deaths last year in Minnesota, leaving at least 17 minor children motherless, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/26/minnesota-domestic-violence-deaths-jumped-2015?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:42:30 -0600 A suspenseful novel that reflects on the modern Muslim experience Leila Aboulela's new novel jumps between a professor in modern Scotland and a Muslim leader fighting for his freedom in nineteenth-century Russia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/25/books-leila-aboulela-kindness-of-enemies?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:52:42 -0600 How to bake a cake like it's 1820 Hundreds of rare recipes, from as far back as the 1500s, can be found at the Wangensteen Historical Library at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/25/books-historical-recipes-wangensteen-library?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:29:40 -0600 Could the Flint water crisis happen here? Lead pipes are still fairly common in historic communities across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/25/flint-water-crisis-twin-cities?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:40:30 -0600 Move over, Comic Book Guy: Philly comics store prizes diversity in its heroes Ariell Johnson says diversity isn't just an afterthought at her comics shop. She tells NPR's Michel Martin that new faces keep the heroics interesting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/24/npr-books-diverse-comics?refid=0 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Soprano Kelly Kaduce sings in MN Opera's Rusalka Soprano Kelly Kaduce is back home in Minnesota to sing a role she's sung here before. She'll be in the Minnesota Opera production of Rusalka beginning this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/22/kelly-kaduce-minnesota-opera?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:02:47 -0600 Listen: The Cactus Blossoms perform songs from their debut album 'You're Dreaming' The Minneapolis brothers behind The Cactus Blossoms, Page Burkum and Jack Torrey, play several songs from their debut album, and discuss their musical development. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/22/cactus-blossoms-debut-album-youre-dreaming?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:05:23 -0600 Mid-season slump strikes Minnesota Wild again this year Last night, the Minnesota Wild beat the L.A. Kings 3-0 in Los Angeles, breaking their five-game losing streak. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/22/minnesota-wild-win-a-wrinkle-in-mid-season-slump?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:41:00 -0600 Cokato museum's escape room a first in Minnesota The Cokato City Museum is launching a new interactive experience for visitors that the museum tonight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/22/museum-escape-room-makes-debut-in-cokato?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:28:56 -0600 Warmth dominated the globe in the past year Climatologist Mark Seeley talks about a record warm year worldwide in 2015. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/22/record-warmth-last-year?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:21:16 -0600 Bernie Sanders to visit Minnesota Tuesday The Democratic presidential candidate plans to hold rallies in Duluth and St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/22/bernie-sanders-in-mn?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:13:49 -0600 Marine Corps: 12 missing Marines, including Chaska native, have died Among the 12 was Sgt. Dillon Semolina, 24, a Chaska, Minn., native. Semolina, who had been in the Marines for 4 years, was a crew chief with the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/missing-marines-oahu?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:38:05 -0600 MN Opera announces a season of both standards and premieres The 2016-2017 season includes the opera's eighth production of "La Boheme" and the world's first production of William Bolcom's "Dinner at Eight." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/minnesota-opera-season-lineup?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:11:55 -0600 Mpls. cops seek public's help after 3 armed robberies in 3 days near U The robberies near the University of Minnesota campus are prompting university and Minneapolis police to ask for the public's help identifying suspects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/police-probe-3-robberies-near-university-of-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:16:24 -0600 What's our current 'Winter Misery Index'? State climatologist Pete Boulay created the "Winter Misery Index" to answer the question: How do modern winters compare with the bone-chilling winters many people remember? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/winter-misery-index?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:30:21 -0600 Minnesota logs 3.5 percent December jobless rate, adds 9,100 jobs Minnesota finished the year with a surge of 18,300 jobs added in the final two months of 2015. But overall job growth for 2015 lagged behind the nation, state officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/minnesota-december-jobless-rate-jobs-created?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:03:39 -0600 Embattled White Earth chair Erma Vizenor resigns The White Earth Tribal Council voted 3-0 to accept Vizenor's resignation, according to a statement from the council. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/white-earth-chair-erma-vizenor-resigns?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:08:02 -0600 The Thread Live: 2016 authors announced Four writers will bring discussions of science, faith, fiction and family to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, beginning in February. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/books-thread-events-eula-biss-mary-roach-krista-tippett-louise-erdrich?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:56:15 -0600 Metro Transit: Damaged power line sparked light rail woes A damaged power line at a Minneapolis light rail station led to a day of hassles and delays Wednesday for some Twin Cities light rail riders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/damaged-power-line-delays-twin-cities-light-rail?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:39:38 -0600 MPR steps in to sponsor 2016 Twin Cities spelling bee Minnesota Public Radio will sponsor the 2016 Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee, keeping alive one of the best-known academic competitions and giving Twin Cities students a shot at the National Spelling Bee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/mpr-sponsors-twin-cities-spelling-bee?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:06:34 -0600 A novel inspired by the true story of America's only fatal nuclear accident Andria Williams draws on a little-known moment in America's nuclear history as the backdrop for her debut novel, "The Longest Night." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/books-longest-night-andria-williams?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:57:49 -0600 Nervous about the stock market? Turn off the TV Nervously watching the stock ticker stream across the screen isn't helping, said Retirement Weekly's Robert Powell. It can even hurt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/20/robert-powell-market-tips?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:13:35 -0600 Photos: Cokato portrait photographer's work illuminates the era Starting in 1902, photographer Gust Akerlund documented the people and history of Cokato, just west of the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/19/photos-cokato-portrait-photographers-work-illuminates-era?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Three student leaders at the U share hopes for 2016 "I think it's a beautiful thing that students at campuses across the U.S. are understanding the power that we possess as college students," said Javaris Bradford, president of the Black Student Union at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/19/u-minnesota-student-leaders-look-at-2016?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:15:27 -0600 Sony Pictures eyes Albertville for Hollywood themed park Sony Pictures and Minnesota-based developers have unveiled plans for a huge indoor theme park, hotel and convention center complex that will sit next to the Albertville Premium Outlet malls about 35 minutes from Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/19/sony-pictures-plans-minnesota-waterpark?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:15:40 -0600 Celebrating King: Rallies, speeches and volunteering across Minnesota Service and speaking events will be held in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s honor throughout the region on Monday, the 30th observation of the federal holiday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/15/mlk-day-mn?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:56:43 -0600 New year, new financial outlook: Tips for 2016 Financial educator Ruth Hayden shares her tips for managing your money in the new year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/14/financial-tips-for-2016?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:09:00 -0600 Study: Lake Superior is one of the fastest-warming lakes in the world A new study from NASA and the National Science Foundation shows that lakes are warming faster than the oceans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/14/climate-cast-lake-superior-warming?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:57:28 -0600 On health: 'This is the luckiest time yet to be alive' "For the first time, we have at our disposal all the information we need to design our own health," Dr. David Agus writes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/13/books-agus-lucky-years?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:47:32 -0600 Step into the Jane Austen Reading Room at Mia The museum has rearranged its period rooms to pay homage to the beloved British novelist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/13/books-mia-jane-austen-reading-room?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:55:28 -0600 VA head, newspaper reporter discuss health care privacy violations A newspaper reporter and the head of the local VA discuss privacy violations raised in a recent Star Tribune article. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/12/va-privacy-violation-talk?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:41:38 -0600 The best book on surfing was written by a war reporter William Finnegan is best known for covering international conflicts for The New Yorker, but his memoir focuses on his first love: the perfect wave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/12/books-william-finnegan-barbarian-days?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:55:40 -0600 Are you middle class? This calculator will tell you The number of Americans who consider themselves middle class is dropping. But what's the reality? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/12/what-is-middle-class?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:05:23 -0600 Children's cold medicine recalled over overdosing concern The voluntary recall impacts several over-the-counter brands sold nationwide at CVS, Dollar General, Rite-Aid and other stores. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/12/childrens-cold-medicine-recall-overdosing-concern?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:30:00 -0600 Debating the legacy of President Obama "I think it's a little bit of a Rorschach test, depending on who you are, how you're going to judge this presidency," said conservative commentator Matt Lewis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/11/matt-lewis-on-obama?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:51:11 -0600 Sex education lessons from Emily Nagoski Sex educator Emily Nagoski shares new research on women's sexuality, and discusses what sexual freedom really looks like. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/11/books-come-as-you-are-emily-nagoski?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:38:57 -0600 The 73rd annual Golden Globes: Who will win? The winners will be announced this Sunday. The 1950s romance "Carol" and the financial farce "The Big Short" lead with the most nominations. The Minnesota-based television drama, "Fargo," is also in the running. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/08/golden-globe-nominations?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:35:14 -0600 Minnesota motocross champion races onto the Wheaties box Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., is the first motocross racer to be featured on the front of the cereal box. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/08/wheaties-box-ryan-dungey?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:54:28 -0600 Paul Simon to headline A Prairie Home Companion next month The legendary singer-songwriter will appear on a show hosted by Garrison Keillor's designated successor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/08/paul-simon-prairie-home-companion?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:47:35 -0600 Counter Stories: Hopes for 2016 In today's conversation, the group discusses the need to acknowledge historical trauma, the armed occupation in Oregon and the achievement gap in Twin Cities schools. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/08/counter-stories?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:59:51 -0600 The latest vote to repeal Obamacare wasn't along party lines Rep. Collin Peterson, the sole Democrat who voted to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, explained his rationale to Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/07/affordable-care-act-repeal-colin-peterson?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 19:14:52 -0600 Everything you need to know about personal finance fits on an index card Harold Pollack once joked that all the financial advice you need fits on a single index card. Then, he set out to prove it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/07/index-card-finance-advice?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:59:56 -0600 Mayor Hodges looks back on 2015: Protests, the pope and racial inequities Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges enters her third year in office on the heels of tumultuous protests around the city's handling of the November police shooting death of Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/07/mayor-hodges-on-2015?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:01:30 -0600 The reality of allowing women in combat roles Defense Secretary Ash Carter gave the armed services until Jan. 1 to submit plans for opening all combat posts to women. The changes are to be implemented by April 1. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/06/women-in-us-military-combat-roles?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:05:32 -0600 Why one gun owner isn't concerned about the president's new plan "What he's outlined today and what will be in the final executive order is already the law," said Bryan Strawser, executive director of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/05/mn-gun-owners-caucus-reacts-to-obama?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:43:14 -0600 'What If I Say the Wrong Thing?': How to talk about race Talking about race can be difficult, but it's necessary, Verna Myers says. "You can't get comfortable without first being uncomfortable." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/05/verna-myers-how-to-have-difficult-conversations?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:40:00 -0600 Minnesota 2015 road deaths may be highest since 2010 Distracted driving, speed, drunk driving and not using seat belts all played a significant role in 2015 fatalities, state public safety officials said Tuesday. Collisions with pedestrians jumped dramatically from 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/05/minnesota-road-deaths-2015-highest-since-2010?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 12:18:49 -0600 Surprise hit 'Sound of Silence' reunited Simon and Garfunkel The song was originally recorded for the duo's debut album, "Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m.," but the record didn't sell well -- so Simon and Garfunkel split up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/05/simon-and-garfunkel-sounds-of-silence?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:59:16 -0600 Body found in channel between Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles The man was found underwater after authorities received reports of a jacket frozen to the ice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/04/body-found-minneapolis-lake?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:35:24 -0600 What's that sound? Great horned owls are making noise in the Twin Cities Great horned owls are breeding along the Mississippi River, and they're hooting like crazy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/04/great-horned-owl-breeding?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:33:37 -0600 Fallows on Obama's foreign policy: A force to be reckoned with Obama's critics might be right that the president is "all-too-skillful at attaining his ends," James Fallows told MPR News host Kerri Miller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/04/fallows-on-obamas-foreign-policy-a-force-to-be-reckoned-with?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 15:38:15 -0600 The pitfalls of adult sibling relationships "Remember that we're with our siblings longer than anyone else -- longer than our parents, longer than our children, longer than our partners," author Geoffrey Greif said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/04/books-adult-sibling-relationships?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:42:09 -0600 Photos: Vikings beat Packers, claim NFC North With Sunday's 20-13 win over the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings claimed the team's first division title since 2009. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/04/photos-vikings-beat-packers-nfc-north?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:40:00 -0600 The year's most memorable moments in Minnesota sports Lynx, Vikings, Twins, Wild, Timberwolves, Gophers -- what were the high (and low) points of the year? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/31/most-memorable-minnesota-sports-moments?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:31:32 -0600 Why women are losing out in retirement Many older women are spending their final years in poverty, thanks to decisions their spouses made about retirement savings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/31/women-lose-in-retirement-planning?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:20:54 -0600 Man sentenced for stalking Current DJ Mary Lucia The man who pleaded guilty to felony stalking and making terroristic threats against Twin Cities radio host Mary Lucia was sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation and a 10-block restriction from her. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/30/man-sentenced-for-stalking-current-dj-mary-lucia?refid=0 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:58:56 -0600 Lizz Winstead's 'Hilarious, Tragic Review of 2015' The Minnesota comedian, and co-creator of "The Daily Show," comes home to skewer the biggest stories of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/30/lizz-winstead-year-in-review?refid=0 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:32:21 -0600 Revise your travel bucket list: Seek experiences, not sites "A traveler's best compass is curiosity and openness," travel writer Christine Sarkis said. "Sometimes that means ditching the big name attractions." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/29/travel-bucket-lists?refid=0 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:28:00 -0600 'Firefly Hollow': The children's book that began with a painting Six years ago, author Alison McGhee received a package of enchanting illustrations in the mail. The artist was Christopher Denise -- and he was in need of a writer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/28/books-firefly-hollow-alison-mcghee?refid=0 Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:11:56 -0600 Photos: Black Lives Matter protesters disrupt Mall of America, airport Protesters caused significant holiday traffic delays on one the busiest travel days of the year. Shopping at one of the nation's largest malls was also disrupted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/23/photos-black-lives-matter-protesters-disrupt-mall-of-america-msp-airport?refid=0 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 21:00:00 -0600 Minnesota music: Highlights of 2015 Andrea Swensson, the incoming host of The Local Show on 89.3 The Current, shares some of her favorite songs and moments from the local music scene this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/23/local-music-moments-2015?refid=0 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:41:55 -0600 Ho, ho, hold the stress: Dealing with the dark side of December The holidays are rarely the picture-perfect season that pop culture presents. Two experts weigh in with tips for dealing with the season's stresses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/23/tips-to-avoid-holiday-stress?refid=0 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:28:30 -0600 Minnesota's warmth postpones Mpls. pond hockey tournament With warm temperatures in the Twin Cities making more rain than ice, the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships have been pushed back two weeks. Organizers now plan to be on Lake Nokomis Jan. 28 to 31. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/23/warm-weather-delays-pond-hockey-championships?refid=0 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:15:39 -0600 MOA protests: The First Amendment and public space vs. private The planned protest Wednesday at the Mall of America has raised several questions about the First Amendment and about what's public space versus private. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/22/protests-first-amendment-public-space-vs-private?refid=0 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:34:43 -0600 2015 on track to be sixth warmest year in MN history Since Sept. 1, approximately 85 days have been warmer than normal, according to climatologist Mark Seeley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/22/2015-weather-in-review-seeley?refid=0 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:26:36 -0600 The best children's books to give this year Find the perfect read for the littlest bookworms on your list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/21/books-best-childrens-books-2015?refid=0 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:48:35 -0600 Scammers using name of MN clergy sex abuse law firm in debt threats Phony debt collectors have been pretending to be from Jeff Anderson & Associates, the St. Paul-based law firm best known for representing clergy sex abuse victims, the Minnesota Commerce Department says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/21/scammer-debt-threats-using-clergy-abuse-law-firm-name?refid=0 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:30:44 -0600 5 books to read to better understand Islam From the history of the Quran to a biography of the prophet Muhammad, these books answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Islam. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/18/books-on-islam?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 10:13:51 -0600 Inside the presidency of George H.W. Bush Jon Meacham's new biography of the 41st president draws on diaries that Bush recorded during his time in office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/16/books-jon-meacham-george-h-w-bush-biography?refid=0 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:59:48 -0600 The Star Tribune picks the best holiday cookie -- and you can make it Jana Freiband's recipe for Apple Cardamom Pecan Star Cookies took the top prize in the paper's 13th annual holiday cookie competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/best-cookies-of-the-year-star-tribune?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:36:27 -0600 Minnesota fire deaths jump from last year Fifty-one people have died in fires in 2015 compared to 43 this time last year, and some of the most dangerous weeks for residential blazes lie just ahead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/minnesota-fire-deaths-increase?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:25:08 -0600 Christmas carols: The good and the bad 'Tis the season for Christmas tunes. Philip Brunelle leads the singers of VocalEssence in some of the best, worst and lesser-known songs of the season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/best-and-worst-christmas-music?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:45:31 -0600 Bird flu quarantines lifted on all Minnesota farms All 108 farms infected this year with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus are completely cleaned, disinfected and cleared to restock their barns with poultry, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/bird-flu-quarantines-lifted-minnesota-farms-avian-influenza?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:03:40 -0600 What's it like to be Muslim in America? The number of reported incidents targeting American Muslims is rising, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. What does that mean for people's everyday lives? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/14/being-muslim-in-america?refid=0 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 15:21:51 -0600 What can a city do to fight cancer and heart disease? Health departments once battled epidemics like cholera and yellow fever. When the modern threats are diabetes and cancer, how should a city's health department respond? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/14/books-saving-gotham-new-york-city-health?refid=0 Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:40:27 -0600 Authors pick their most meaningful reads of 2015 Authors George Saunders, Amy Quan Barry and Carrie Mesrobian share the books that stuck with them this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/11/books-authors-pick-most-meaningful-reads-of-2015?refid=0 Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:16:27 -0600 What happens when candidates lie? So far, every candidate has shared a falsehood or two. But are there consequences? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/10/when-politicians-lie?refid=0 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:16:15 -0600 St. Paul schools chief to union: Safety solutions must fit budget Saying she was "deeply concerned" about teachers threatening to strike over school safety, Superintendent Valeria Silva said Wednesday she was committed to finding solutions but cautioned the district can't afford all of what the union wants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/09/stpaul-teachers-union-violence?refid=0 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 00:51:45 -0600 What caused the comet that killed the dinosaurs? Lisa Randall, a particle physicist and bestselling author, tackles this cataclysmic question in her new book, "Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/08/bcst-books-dark-matter-dinosaurs?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0600 George Saunders: Edginess is easy, hopeful is harder The modern master of the short story discusses his writing and revision process. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/07/bcst-books-george-saunders?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:53:02 -0600 What spurs mass shootings? Is it the personality type of shooters? Is it easy access to firearms? Is it the rise of violent rhetoric? Three experts speak to factors behind recent acts of violence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/07/bcst-mass-shootings?refid=0 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:22:35 -0600 One hurt, five arrested after shooting in downtown Minneapolis Shooting victim's injuries were not life-threatening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/06/one-hurt-five-arrested-after-shooting-in-downtown-minneapolis?refid=0 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:00:00 -0600 The Pacific Ocean's rich history of surfboards, empires and atomic bombs "The ocean has been used as a playground for atomic scientists," said Simon Winchester. His new book documents the modern history of the Pacific waters and the countries they touch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/04/bcst-books-pacific?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:14:56 -0600 Green Line train hits St. Paul pedestrian A pedestrian was hit by a Green Line light rail train at Snelling and University in St. Paul Friday afternoon. Metro Transit says the person was rushed to Regions Hospital. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/04/green-line-train-hits-st-paul-pedestrian?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:43:59 -0600 Dayton: Essar Steel pays vendors, meets state loan demands Essar Steel is paying its bills again and seeking new capital, so the Dayton Administration is pulling back on its threat to force Essar to immediately repay a $66 million state loan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/04/essar-steel?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:06:38 -0600 Counter Stories: The Jamar Clark shooting and protests In today's conversation, the group discusses the officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark in north Minneapolis &mdash; and the nearly three weeks of protest that followed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/04/bcst-counter-stories?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 -0600 Mid-century modern architecture in Minnesota Mid-century modernism is making a comeback, and Larry Millett's new book 'Minnesota Modern,' captures the history of this architecture around the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/03/bcst-books-larry-millett?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:54:12 -0600 MN Orchestra announces major gift from its musicians Players give $250,000 earned during the 16-month musicians' lockout to the orchestra to establish a fund for community programs and education. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/02/mn-orchestra-gift?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 18:00:00 -0600 2015 movies: What to see, what's still coming Ken Turan, a film critic for the Los Angeles Times, joined MPR News' Kerri Miller and Cube Critics' Stephanie Curtis to talk about what's a hit and what's ahead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/02/bcst-2015-movies?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:35:25 -0600 Sad milestone: 2015 Minnesota road deaths already top 2014 With nearly a month left in 2015, officials say 365 people have died so far on Minnesota roads compared with 361 for all of last year, though deaths are down significantly from a decade ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/02/traffic-fatalities?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:23:23 -0600 Study: Americans' trust in government at historic lows According to a recent Pew study, only 19 percent say they trust the government most of the time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/02/bcst-government-trust-study?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:31:20 -0600 Minnesota OKs using medical pot for pain The Minnesota Health Department says it will expand the legal use of medical marijuana to cover people with intractable pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/01/medical-cannabis-pain-decision-coming?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:03:00 -0600 'Suspicious' results force Minn. nursing aides to retake exam State health officials say 569 people must retake tests to become federally qualified nursing assistants after "suspicious" patterns were found in testing at Inver Hills Community College. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/01/nursing-aide-test-results?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:03:48 -0600 Mpls. protesters refuse calls to end 4th Precinct 'occupation'; protest shooting suspects charged Minneapolis officials and community leaders say street demonstrations outside the 4th Precinct police station are a public safety hazard. Protesters say they won't go, setting up a potential conflict with police. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/30/4th-precinct?refid=0 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:12:51 -0600 'Handbook for Happiness': Resilience is key Dr. Amit Sood, author of "The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness," explores the unexpected connection between adversity and happiness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/30/bcst-books-happiness-guide?refid=0 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:29:49 -0600 Timeline: The Jamar Clark shooting, aftermath The fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark on Nov. 15 has sparked community protests and calls for justice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/30/timeline-jamar-clark-shooting?refid=0 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:46:57 -0600 The officers in the Jamar Clark shooting: What we know Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators have interviewed two Minneapolis police officers about their roles in the shooting death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/the-officers-in-the-jamar-clark-shooting?refid=0 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:15:58 -0600 Body found by searchers looking for missing man Twenty-four-year-old Tyler Berg was last seen at his apartment in St. Cloud on Nov. 22. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/29/helicopter-atvs-horses-used-in-search-for-missing-man-?refid=0 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0600 The New Standards bring their spin on holiday songs The New Standards, a Minneapolis-based jazz trio, rings in the holidays every year with new spins on old favorites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/27/new-standards-holiday-music?refid=0 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0600 Winter comfort food: Where to find it Restaurant critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl and Rabbit Hole chef Thomas Kim discuss what makes the ideal comfort food dish -- and where you can get it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/25/bcst-winter-comfort-food-restaurants?refid=0 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:08:02 -0600 How to get a job when you have a criminal record This month, President Obama announced federal agencies must remove the box that asks prospective employees to disclose their criminal records. But is that enough to solve the employment problem for felons? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/25/bcst-employment-with-a-criminal-record?refid=0 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:50:05 -0600 At day's end, questions still abound in shootings Protesters and their allies were quick to blame Monday night's shootings on white supremacists, but known facts were in short supply. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/4th-precinct-shooting-questions?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:55:58 -0600 Gov. Dayton says refusing Syrian refugees is 'un-American' More than half of U.S. governors have taken steps to prevent Syrian refugees from resettling in their states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/bcst-syrian-refugees?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:10:10 -0600 Lunds & Byerlys pulls some turkeys off shelves over 'off odor' Lunds & Byerlys says it has withdrawn some of its Fresh All-Natural Brined Whole Turkeys. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/lunds-byerlys-turkeys?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:20:32 -0600 3 arrested, 1 released in 4th Precinct shooting; #Justice4Jamar demonstrations continue Three white men are in custody as part of the investigation into Monday night's shootings near the 4th Precinct, Minneapolis police said. Protests over that shooting and the police shooting of Jamar Clark continue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/fourth-precinct?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:33:53 -0600 Photos: Marchers head downtown and back to concert Marchers walked from the 4th Precinct to downtown Minneapolis and back, as college students and others joined the protest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/photos-marchers-head-downtown-and-back-to-concert?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0600 Editor: New ownership won't change Nat Geo's climate change coverage "If there were a time to double down on our coverage of climate change, it would be right now," said Dennis Dimick, Executive Environment Editor for National Geographic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/23/bcst-climate-change?refid=0 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:37:52 -0600 Minnesota fire deaths up; fire marshal offers 7 tips to be safe With fire deaths in Minnesota already surpassing last year, state officials are pleading with citizens to be careful during the winter holidays, which are historically some of the most deadly months for house fires. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/23/winter-fire-safety?refid=0 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:34:11 -0600 Murder charges filed in the case of a body found in a burning car Officials found the body when they were called to investigate a "suspicious" fire. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/21/murder-charged-in-case-of-body-found-in-burning-car?refid=0 Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:15:00 -0600 Weather talk: The science of forecasting and climate change solutions Chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talks about the science of forecasting winter weather. Climate scientist Tim Flanney joins in the discussion about possible climate change solutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/20/bcst-huttner-winter-weather?refid=0 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:51:05 -0600 Counter Stories: Processing current events, from Paris to north Minneapolis Counter Stories returns with a wide-ranging discussion that touches on both the terrorist attacks in Paris and the officer-involved shooting of Jamar Clark in north Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/20/bcst-counter-stories?refid=0 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:58:36 -0600 Friday Roundtable: The aftermath of the Paris attacks A week after the attacks in Paris, three terrorism and international security experts join MPR News' Kerri Miller to discuss the global consequences of the ISIS-coordinated strike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/20/bcst-isis-roundtable?refid=0 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:26:32 -0600 The Jamar Clark shooting: Where it stands The fatal police shooting Jamar Clark in north Minneapolis has sparked community protests and calls for justice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/jamar-clark-shooting?refid=0 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:00:00 -0600 Henn Co. Atty assigns prosecutor to work with BCA and FBI on Clark investigation Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office has assigned a senior prosecutor to work with the BCA and the FBI to make sure the Jamar Clark shooting investigation "is done as completely and legally as possible." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/bcst-hennepin-county-attorney-mike-freeman?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:57:00 -0600 What happens next: The aftermath of the Jamar Clark shooting MPR News' Tom Weber checks in with a reporter, a lawyer and two publicly elected officials for an update on the Jamar Clark shooting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/bcst-clark-shooting-discussions?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:14:32 -0600 How well do you know your bird calls? Gerrit Vyn has traveled the world photographing and recording hundreds of species of birds. Can you name these species by their call? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/bcst-books-living-bird?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:50:09 -0600 What's driving job search addiction? Amy Lindgren, a career counselor, has identified a new trend: People who are job hunting on a daily or weekly basis, even though they are comfortably employed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/bcst-job-search-addiction?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:32:08 -0600 Minnesota jobless rate slips to 3.7 percent in October; 1,700 jobs lost Minnesota's unemployment rate slipped to a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent in October, although the state lost jobs in the month, state officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/jobs?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:30:12 -0600 School integration: A national problem A lawsuit filed this month alleges that racially segregated schools have caused a gap in achievement between Minnesota's minority and white students. MPR News' Tom Weber leads a discussion about integration policy on a local and national scale. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/bcst-school-integration?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:26:26 -0600 Police: 2 Minnesota girls missing since 2013 found at farm Two teen-aged sisters from Lakeville had been missing for more than two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/police-2-minnesota-girls-missing-since-2013-found-at-farm?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:13:56 -0600 There's more to Custer than his 'Last Stand' Custer was a household name long before that fateful day on the prairie. T.J. Stiles' new book looks at the general's complicated legacy and how it shaped American history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/bcst-books-custer-stiles?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:27:39 -0600 Lonely Planet on the best place to visit in 2016 The guidebook publisher has picked a southern African country as their top destination in the new year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/bcst-roaming-reading-botswana?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:33:30 -0600 Police union chief: Jamar Clark wasn't cuffed, went for officer's gun The head of the Minneapolis police union says Jamar Clark was not handcuffed during a confrontation with Minneapolis police and was shot after going for an officer's gun. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/bca-names-officers?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:17:08 -0600 University of North Dakota's new mascot: Fighting Hawks University of North Dakota teams will be known as the Fighting Hawks following a vote of student, faculty, alumni and others with ties to the school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/18/new-mascot-und?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:14:38 -0600 'Unretirement': How retirees end up back in the workforce Chris Farrell's new podcast, 'Unretirement,' focuses on how people are rethinking the second half of their lives. Most retirees, Farrell says, end up working again with 2 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/17/bcst-unretirement?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:24:56 -0600 DNR presses muskie stocking plans in targeted Minnesota lakes Minnesota officials are seeking public input on a plan to expand muskellunge stocking to select lakes, including Big Marine Lake in the east metro. Stocking has been controversial in some lakes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/16/muskie-stocking-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:01:43 -0600 Rape survivor Sarah Super 'Breaks the Silence,' pitches memorial for sexual assault victims Super was attacked in her home in February by an ex-boyfriend. She counts herself lucky that he was later convicted. The majority of rape survivors, Super noted, do not see their perpetrators sentenced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/16/bcst-sarah-super-break-the-silence?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:23:20 -0600 Meet the newest member of the MN Supreme Court Judge Natalie E. Hudson joined the Minnesota Supreme Court last month. "There's a level of gravity at the Supreme Court that I'm certainly conscious of, in that it is the court of last resort," Hudson said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/16/bcst-supreme-court-natalie-hudson?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:35:01 -0600 Photos: A march for France in Minneapolis Candles, flowers and a miniature Eiffel Tower sat outside Minneapolis' Alliance Francaise Sunday afternoon, as marchers gathered to show solidarity with France after Friday's deadly attacks in Paris. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/15/photos-mpls-march-for-france?refid=0 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:30:34 -0600 Black Friday freebie: Minnesota state parks waive entry fee Tired of spending cash on Black Friday? Spend some time outdoors, then. Minnesota officials say entrance fees to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived Nov. 27. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/13/black-friday-freebie?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:26:11 -0600 Friday Roundtable: A discussion with CEOs MPR News' Kerri Miller asks three present and former CEOs about what makes a good leader. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/13/bcst-roundtable-ceos?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 12:42:58 -0600 First Watch: Poliça, 'Lime Habit' Poliça's latest album is a love letter to the band's hometown of Minneapolis, recalling the city's troubled history of economic injustices, corruption and racism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/13/npr-first-watch-polica-lime-habit?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:15:04 -0600 A powerful history of Hawaii, 'Paradise of the Pacific' The first to arrive on Hawaii were birds. Then came Polynesian adventurers, Spanish explorers, British navigators and Protestant missionaries. Susanna Moore's new book explores the dynamic history of the islands. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/12/bcst-books-hawaii-susanna-moore?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:28:39 -0600 3 Mpls. pharmacies robbed in 35-minute span Police are searching for two suspects whose descriptions matched at all three locations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/12/3-mpls-pharmacies-robbed?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:55:30 -0600 How to support a new group of veterans With younger veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, support services at home are adapting their services. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/11/bcst-veterans-support-services?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:38:32 -0600 Star Tribune: 'How Minnesota is failing the disabled' The Star Tribune's five-part series examines how Minnesota's programs and policies are failing to serve thousands with disabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/11/bcst-star-tribune-disabilities-series?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:10:28 -0600 Appetites: Why you should bring back the boiled dinner There's a world of tradition in the simmered supper: French pot-au-feu, Italian bollito misto, Portueguese Cozido. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/11/appetites-boiled-meat?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:54:34 -0600 The positive role religion can play in politics Former U.S. Senator John Danforth has previously called out the Religious Right for conflating faith and politics. His new book, "The Relevance of Religion," revisits the topic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/11/bcst-religion-and-politics-john-danforth?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:24:50 -0600 Canada's literacy rates are troubling -- and America's are worse "We don't tend to think of Western nations as having literacy problems," said Brenna Clarke Gray, a professor in Canada. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/10/bcst-books-canada-literacy-rates?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:32:44 -0600 Author John Irving on his own 'exceedingly boring life' "You don't get to choose your nightmares," author John Irving told the crowd at Talking Volumes. "You don't get to choose what you're afraid of." His latest novel, his fourteenth, is "Avenue of Mysteries." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/10/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:36:00 -0600 Best Buy will launch Black Friday shopping at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving The Twin Cities-based retailer has already made some of its Black Friday deals available online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/10/best-buy-black-friday?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:21:34 -0600 DNR OKs taking more winter walleye from Upper Red Lake Given the "excellent health" of the fishery, anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this winter will be able to keep three walleye, one more than last winter's limit, state officials said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/09/winter-walleye?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:43:07 -0600 Trump's 'comic-book' campaign and what would make debates more meaningful The Republican presidential candidates are calling for changes in how future debates are handled. How can the media build a better debate? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/09/bcst-trumps-comicbook-campaign-and-what-would-make-debates-more-meaningful?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:15:47 -0600 Yes, men have a biological clock -- and it's ticking Science and pop culture have long preached about the possible risks for older mothers. But what about older fathers? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/09/bcst-mens-biological-clock?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:59:25 -0600 Target opening 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in Black Friday push The Minneapolis-based retail giant says it will again open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for the "millions of families who make Black Friday in-store shopping part of their tradition." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/09/target-black-friday?refid=0 Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:04:44 -0600 'More Than a Single Story': Celebrating black women writers in the Twin Cities Writer Carolyn Holbrook created a reading series at the Loft Literary Center that celebrates black women writers from the Twin Cities-area. The final reading in Nov. 15. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/06/bcst-books-more-than-a-single-story?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:52:44 -0600 Confronting sexual violence against Native women A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that more than half of Native American women have experienced sexual violence during their lifetimes. Sarah Deer's new book offers recommendations for reducing it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/06/bcst-beginning-and-end-of-rape?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:34:04 -0600 Friday Roundtable: Living with cancer Listen to an honest and personal discussion on cancer: what it means to learn you have the disease, what it's like to wade through your options and what it's like to keep living. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/06/bcst-friday-roundtable-cancer?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:22:32 -0600 How Minnesota rocked in the 60s: The story behind 'Surfin' Bird' "Everbody's Heard About the Bird: The True Story of 1960s Rock N Roll in Minnesota" tells the story of The Trashmen, and the bands that came before and after. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/05/trashmen-and-minnesota-music-in-1960s?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:00:00 -0600 A cancer reading list from the author of 'Camp Chemo' Camille Scheel shares the titles that helped her understand her metastatic breast cancer diagnosis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/06/books-cancer-reading-list?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0600 St. John's Abbey: Abuse claims against Backous 'unsubstantiated' The Rev. Timothy Backous, a monk at St. John's Abbey, had stepped away from ministry last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/05/monk-cleared?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:42:47 -0600 How to cover race in America: A Broadcast Journalist Series discussion MPR News' Tom Weber talked with Kat Chow, of NPR's Code Switch, about diversity -- and the lack of it -- in journalism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/05/bcst-chow-code-switch?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:23:41 -0600 A poet and a police chief on the language of race Poet Claudia Rankine and former police chief Ronal Serpas discuss the language of race and how it influences justice, policy and communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/05/bcst-books-rankine-serpass-language-of-race?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:30:56 -0600 Hmong celebrate 40 years in Minnesota Forty years ago today, the first Hmong family -- Dang Her, his wife Shoua Moua and their son Touvi -- arrived in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/05/hmong-40-years-in-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:10:23 -0600 'Black Gold Boom': The decision to drill Todd Melby's documentary focuses on Three Affiliated Tribes' decision to drill for oil on tribal lands in North Dakota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/04/bcst-black-gold-boom?refid=0 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:47:28 -0600 Should schools eliminate sports? That's the question educators, experts and parents are asking as school budgets continue to feel the squeeze. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/04/bcst-sports-in-schools?refid=0 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:07:18 -0600 Jury awards more than $8 million in northern MN clergy sex abuse case A jury Wednesday awarded more than $8 million in a clergy sex abuse case involving the Diocese of Duluth. It was the first lawsuit to go to trial under Minnesota's Child Victims Act. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/04/jury-award?refid=0 Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:30:52 -0600 Municipal elections: Change sweeps St. Paul school board, Duluth elects first woman mayor Minnesota's municipal elections Tuesday were packed with funding issues and focused on schools. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/municipal-election-results?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:14:00 -0600 A new 'Wonder': Magic objects and Antarctica Minnesota author Nicole Helget's new book for young readers follows a magic quest from Kansas to Antarctica, just before the Civil War. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/bcst-books-wonder-at-the-edge-of-the-world?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:49:10 -0600 From the military to the classroom Ryan Blum dropped out of high school to join the U.S. Army. Now, he's a student at American University in Paris. He joined MPR News' Kerri Miller to talk about the transition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/bcst-op-ed-military-to-classroom?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:24:29 -0600 Wild assistant coach returns to team after DUI arrest The Minnesota Wild say assistant coach Darryl Sydor returned to the NHL team's practice Tuesday following a leave of absence tied to a drunken driving charge over the summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/darryl-sydor?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:55:02 -0600 Wetterlings appeal for public's help: 'Where is Jacob?' Days after federal authorities identified a "person of interest" in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling, Patty Wetterling says there are still more questions than answers but believes someone knows what happened to her son. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/wetterlings-appeal?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 12:47:00 -0600 Election Day 2015: Races to watch, what's on the ballot Most polling places open at 7 a.m., and all are required to close at 8 p.m. Eligible voters can register at their polling place today, with required identification. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/election-2015-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 And then there were three: The final choices for UND's nickname Online voting started Monday in the University of North Dakota's quest to choose a new nickname. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/bcst-und-nicknames?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:46:19 -0600 Meet the new leader up north: Canada's Don Rusnak Don Rusnak will represent the Thunder Bay-Rainy River district in Canada's Parliament. His district borders northeastern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/bct-don-rusnak?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:12:14 -0600 DNR busts Minnesota snapping turtle poachers, frees turtles Three men face charges tied to the illegal taking of snapping turtles. The DNR freed 23 turtles while executing a search warrant at a Frazee meat market. Other turtles weren't so lucky. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/snapping-turtle-poachers?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:40:47 -0600 Sister Joan Chittister on prayer, the pope and women in the Catholic Church "How can you have any meeting on any major issue on the planet, and not have an equal number of women there?" asked Joan Chittister. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/bcst-books-gods-holy-light?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:15:40 -0600 Minnesota Fond du Lac leader takes White House job Karen Diver, chair of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, leaves that post Nov. 13 to become a special assistant to President Obama on Native American affairs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/02/karen-diver?refid=0 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 13:03:27 -0600 Gov. Dayton's 'due diligence' on PolyMet copper mine Gov. Mark Dayton is visiting two mines in neighboring states to inform his decision about a proposed mine in Minnesota: One is a Superfund site, the other a job creator. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/bcst-dayton-mine-visits?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:59:01 -0500 Highway 100 closure tops list of Twin Cities weekend road woes Boo! Minnesota Highway 100 closes in both directions for another weekend. Here's your guide to the rest of the Halloween weekend driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/highway-100-closure-tops-list-of-twin-cities-weekend-road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:49:37 -0500 Creating Blue Zones, where people live the longest, healthiest lives Dan Buettner's specialty is Blue Zones &mdash; communities where people live the longest, healthiest lives on the planet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/bcst-buettner-blue-zones?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:40:14 -0500 Explaining the Jacob Wetterling case: Where it stands The 1989 disappearance of Jacob Wetterling remains one of the highest-profile child abduction cases in U.S. history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/jacob-wetterling-case-where-it-stands?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 St. Paul woman, 49, dies after car runs over her Police say passersby found Antoinette Boxer lying on University Avenue Tuesday night. As they tried to help her, a gray, four-door sedan ran over the 49-year old woman. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/woman-run-over?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:28:41 -0500 Climate Cast: What is permafrost and why does it matter? In this week's Climate Cast, the president of the International Permafrost Association explains the importance of the frozen soil and its connection to climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/bcst-climate-cast-permafrost?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:59:30 -0500 Biker wants to spark 'random acts of consideration' on the road A bike accident at a railroad crossing has sparked a new idea for peace and cooperation on the road. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/bcst-bikes-railroads?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:24:39 -0500 What the new research about processed meat and cancer means for your diet A representative from the North American Meat Institute and two physicians sound off on the World Health Organization's recent classification of processed meat as a cause of cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/bcst-processed-meat-cancer?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:00:03 -0500 No, Minnesota, it didn't snow every Halloween when you were a kid We all remember the 1991 Halloween blizzard. But data show measurable snow in the Twin Cities on Halloween is as unlikely as being frightened by your dad's Frankenstein costume. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/halloween-snow-weather?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:33:34 -0500 Teen mental health concerns surface in new Minnesota clinic study Only 40 percent of Minnesota youth received a mental health screening as part of their checkups last year. Of those, 1 in 10 showed worrisome signs, state officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/29/teens-mental-health-study?refid=0 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:49:25 -0500 Why the death penalty might come to an end In a speech last week at the University of Minnesota, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said "it wouldn't surprise me" if the death penalty became a thing of the past. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/28/bcst-death-penalty?refid=0 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:11:52 -0500 'Welcome to Night Vale': Where supernatural is super normal Glow Clouds, shadow governments, five-headed dragons and the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home &mdash; these are all part of life in "Night Vale," a popular podcast-turned-novel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/27/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:40:00 -0500 Bicyclist hit by car in Fridley dies A 52-year-old bicyclist has died after being hit by a car about two weeks ago on Highway 65 in Fridley. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/bicyclist-hit-by-car-in-fridley-dies?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:12:12 -0500 Authorities: Cooking likely caused fire that killed 3 in S. St. Paul An accidental house fire that killed two young boys and their father two weeks ago was likely caused by cooking in an attached garage, fire investigators said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/south-st-paul-fire?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:26:33 -0500 White House honors Minnesota farmer as sustainable 'champion' Sibley County farmer Loretta Jaus was lauded Monday by the White House as one of 12 "champions of change for sustainable and climate-smart agriculture." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/jaus-white-house?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 15:20:33 -0500 'Be a man' and the destructive definition of masculinity What are the most destructive words in the world? One answer &mdash; as noted in a new documentary &mdash; "Be a man." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/bcst-be-a-man-and-the-destructive-definition-of-masculinity?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:40:18 -0500 Salman Rushdie on ancient genies and 'Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights' Salman Rushdie's genies are troublemaking, impudent, amoral genies based on Islamic folklore. He joined Kerri Miller to talk about their appearance in his new novel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/bcst-salman-rushdie-on-ancient-genies-and-two-years-eight-months-and-twentyeight-nights?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:39:40 -0500 What makes Minnesota a desirable place for refugees The flow of migrants and refugees continues from Syria and Iraq through Turkey and into Europe, but some of those refugees will be brought here. MPR News with Tom Weber hosted a conversation about Minnesota as a destination for refugees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/what-makes-minnesota-a-desirable-place-for-refugees?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:26:47 -0500 What is the best research on breast cancer screenings? The American Cancer Society has updated breast cancer screening guidelines with some significant changes that align more closely with the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/bcst-sifting-through-recommended-breast-cancer-screenings?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:20:54 -0500 The Political Junkie: Is Jeb Bush toast? The Republican nomination was once thought to be Jeb Bush's to lose. Last week he laid off campaign staff and was delivered another round of bad polling numbers. Is his campaign over? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/26/bcst-the-political-junkie-is-jeb-bush-toast?refid=0 Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:07:19 -0500 Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer Phil "Flip" Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/25/timberwolves-coach-phil-flip-saunders-has-died?refid=0 Sun, 25 Oct 2015 01:20:00 -0500 Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson dies Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson was a long-time advocate for education. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/24/former-state-rep-sandra-peterson-dies?refid=0 Sat, 24 Oct 2015 13:15:40 -0500 Is 'Blood on the Tracks' Dylan's best? A discussion about a man who changed the Midwestern music scene: Bob Dylan. One of his most prolific albums Blood on the Tracks is in its 40th year. We talk about the origin of the album and the impact it had on the music, culture, and the Midwest at large. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/bcst-blood-on-the-tracks?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:48:45 -0500 Officials: Emerald ash borer reaches northern Minnesota Emerald ash borers have been found in Duluth, marking the first discovery of the tree-killing pests in northern Minnesota, state agriculture officials said Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/emerald-ash-borer?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 11:09:58 -0500 DNR loses fight against zebra mussels in Christmas Lake Despite "aggressive treatment," zebra mussels continued to reproduce and establish at the Hennepin County lake, the Department of Natural Resources conceded Friday. It's a blow to Minnesota's efforts to defeat the pest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/zebra-mussels?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:47:58 -0500 New Native Theater celebrates sixth anniversary A discussion on authenticity, identity and heritage in Native artists' work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/23/bcst-native-artists?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 15-month-old in Amber Alert found safe Anoka County authorities said the Minnesota State Patrol found the girl safe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/22/amber-alert?refid=0 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:11:26 -0500 Hmong child bride lawsuit sparks conversation about marriage practices The lawsuit comes against the backdrop of an ongoing conversation within the Hmong community about marriage practices and gender-based violence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/22/bcst-hmong-marriage-lawsuit?refid=0 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 15:49:20 -0500 The longevity gap: How much you make affects how long you will live "Life expectancy has been rising fastest for people with higher education or income," says a report from the National Academy of Sciences. "So the gap in longevity by socioeconomic status has been increasing." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/22/bcst-longevity-gap?refid=0 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:40:16 -0500 The Art of Wonder A discussion about 'wonder.' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/bcst-the-art-of-wonder?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 16:01:20 -0500 Roaming and reading in the U.S. Virgin Islands "The Caribbean has an incredibly rich literary history," said Tiphanie Yanique, the author of "Land of Love and Drowning." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/bcst-books-roaming-reading?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:22:39 -0500 'Peanuts' returns with a new film after 35 years St. Paul cartoonist Charles M. Schulz made his beloved characters an international hit. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock and more will return in "The Peanuts Movie" on Nov. 6. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/bcst-peanuts-movie?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:56:30 -0500 Listen: A conversation about talking with your boss Why isn't it easy to keep lines of communication open between employees and bosses? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/bcst-listen-a-conversation-about-talking-with-your-boss?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:40:15 -0500 Lockdown ends at Normandale Community College Normandale Community College in Bloomington has given the all-clear after going into lockdown for about 45 minutes while police searched for a fleeing suspect near the school. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/normandale-lockdown?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:57:21 -0500 Dunkin' Donuts rolls out plans for more Twin Cities stores Six months after announcing plans to return to the Twin Cities with 10 locations, the national doughnut and coffee giant on Wednesday said it signed franchise deals for 24 more sites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/dunkin-donuts?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:22:01 -0500 2 injured in overnight shooting in Minneapolis Police responded to the East Phillips neighborhood around 2 a.m. Wednesday on reports of shots fired. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/21/mpls-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:45:51 -0500 The disappearing 'Katherine Carlyle' Novelist Rupert Thomson has been compared to everyone from Franz Kafka to Oliver Sacks. His newest book centers around a 19-year-old girl who decides to leave her life behind for points unknown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/20/bcst-books-katherine-carlyle?refid=0 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 15:56:32 -0500 Seniors, kids cautioned as air pollution rises in SW Minnesota Elevated pollution levels in parts of southwest and south central Minnesota will make the air unhealthy for sensitive groups through Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/20/air-quality?refid=0 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:58:52 -0500 Despite CEO threat, Cliffs says no plans to shut Iron Range plants Cliffs Natural Resources on Monday backed away from its CEO's vow to close one of its Minnesota Iron Range plants as soon as a rival operation opened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/19/iron-range-plants?refid=0 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:28:06 -0500 'Fates and Furies': Two sides of the truth Lauren Groff's new book tells the story of a marriage over 24 years, from two very different perspectives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/19/bcst-books-fates-and-furies?refid=0 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:00:07 -0500 Victim in deadly Minneapolis shooting was a teenager Police are still searching for the suspect in the teen's death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/18/victim-in-deadly-minneapolis-shooting-was-a-teenager?refid=0 Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:55:00 -0500 A man critically hurt in a shooting dies Officials have not yet released the man's identity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/17/shooting-victim-dies?refid=0 Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 'Glensheen': Murder and a musical Hearing the details of the Glensheen murders, most people don't think "Let's make a musical!" &mdash; but that's exactly what Ron Peluso, Chan Poling and Andrew Fleser have done. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/16/bcst-glensheen-musical?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:14:34 -0500 Not bad: Twin Cities weekend road woes easing Twin Cities road hassles ebb this weekend as orange cone season starts to wind down, although drivers should watch out for drinking zombies Saturday in Minneapolis. Here's your map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/16/weekend-road-hassles?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:54:31 -0500 'Asking for It': Analyzing rape culture -- and what can change it A discussion on sexual violence and how colleges, the media and parents are &mdash; and are not &mdash; addressing it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/16/bcst-asking-for-it?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:29:12 -0500 Here's where to see fall colors this weekend It's finally peak fall color season in central and southern Minnesota. Sadly, much of northern Minnesota is past its peak. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/15/falls-colors?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis cops to start reporting race in stop-searches Supporters say the new policy will help ensure stop-and-frisks are not being carried out in a discriminatory manner. The new reporting is expected to start by year's end. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/15/minneapolis-cops-to-start-reporting-race-in-stop-searches?refid=0 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:12:44 -0500 Video: Feds forecast warmer winter for Minnesota A strong El Nino effect will bring above-average temperatures across much of the western and northern United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its winter outlook. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/15/winter-forecast?refid=0 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:56:50 -0500 Radio or streaming service: Where do you listen to music? With more music radio choices than ever, how are listeners' habits changing? Where do people discover new music? And do listeners care about having a deejay? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/14/bcst-music-radio?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:43:13 -0500 Coach Cheryl Reeve on the Lynx and the WNBA championship Head coach Cheryl Reeve discusses how the Lynx will take on game five against the the Indiana Fever tonight in Minneapolis. If the Lynx win, it will be their third national championship in 5 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/14/bcst-lynx-game-five?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:40:12 -0500 Is vinyl worth it? Vinyl album sales have been on the rise for a few years now. Is it just a fad or a real trend? What does it say about what true audiophiles want in sound quality? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/14/bcst-is-vinyl-worth-it?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:26:49 -0500 Milwaukee gun store found negligent in shooting of police officers Jurors ordered Badger Guns to pay nearly $6 million to two police officers who were shot in the head with a gun purchased from the store. The store has already announced it will appeal the ruling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/14/bcst-milwaukee-gun-store-ruling?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:24:47 -0500 What the Planned Parenthood fetal tissue research decision means for Minnesota Planned Parenthood's national president said they would no longer take reimbursements for procuring fetal tissue that's used in research. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/13/bcst-planned-parenthood-fetal-tissue?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:50:25 -0500 Op-Ed: The NRA's political clout is gun smoke and mirrors Do we give the NRA too much credit for their political clout? Alec MacGillis thinks so. He shared his take on MPR News with Kerri Miller. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/13/bcst-the-nras-political-clout-is-gun-smoke-and-mirrors?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:24:49 -0500 Election 2016: Candidate tax plans A conversation about where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on taxes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/13/bcst-presidential-candidate-tax-plans?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:08:16 -0500 10 things to do with your kids on MEA weekend "MEA weekend" means most school children in Minnesota have this coming Thursday and Friday off. Here are a few ideas to make the most of another great fall weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/13/bcst-10-things-to-do-with-your-kids-on-mea-weekend?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:19:15 -0500 UCare lays off 200 after losing state health business The health insurer said the state's decision to pull its MinnesotaCare and Medicaid contracts is forcing it to slash more than 25 percent of its workforce. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/12/ucare-layoffs?refid=0 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:13:13 -0500 Atul Gawande on 'callous' medicine and end of life care A conversation with Dr. Atul Gawande about a new approach to end of life care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/12/bcst-atul-gawande-on-callous-medicine-and-end-of-life-care?refid=0 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:40:27 -0500 The future of the Black Lives Matter movement in Minnesota Nekima Levy-Pounds, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas and a spokesperson for Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, discusses where the movement is headed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/09/bcst-black-lives-matter-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:09:55 -0500 Trying to understand ISIS recruitment tactics Three reporters who have been covering the recruitment and radicalization of American youths by ISIS discuss how the process works, and the difficulties of reporting on it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/09/bcst-isis-recruitment?refid=0 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:09:38 -0500 How do you put a monetary value on nature? Mark Tercek, a former investment banker and the current president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy, discusses the important of investing in nature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/13/bcst-value-of-nature?refid=0 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Richfield officer on leave after video showed him hitting teen Richfield police say an officer recorded on a Twitter video apparently slapping a teen on the back of the head during a stop has been placed on paid administrative leave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/06/richfield-police?refid=0 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:55:58 -0500 General Mills recalls Cheerios over gluten concerns General Mills is voluntarily recalling about 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at its Lodi, Calif., operation that were labeled gluten-free but contain wheat. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/05/general-mills-cheerios-recall?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:19:29 -0500 Memorial set for 3 siblings killed in Mpls. house fire Friends and family will gather in Robbinsdale Wednesday to remember Latorious, 6, Latora, 5, and Latorianna Thomas, 1. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/05/fire-memorial?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:55:45 -0500 The frustrating political calculus on gun control Political gridlock and a possible way forward on reducing gun deaths. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/05/the-vexing-political-calculus-on-gun-control?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:54:47 -0500 Delta adding summer nonstops from Twin Cities to Rome Delta Air Lines said Monday it will add daily nonstop service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Rome starting in May and running through its peak summer season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/05/italy-travel?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:02:45 -0500 Photos: The lively and lovely 2015 Twin Cities Marathon About 8,500 runners participated in this year's event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/05/photos-twin-cities-marathon?refid=0 Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:30:00 -0500 Black Lives-St. Paul stages peaceful protest at marathon No arrests are made during protests at marathon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/04/black-livesst-paul-stages-peaceful-protest?refid=0 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:30:00 -0500 Marathon and Black Lives Matter protest both go off as planned Kenyan Dominic Ondoro has won the 2015 Twin Cities Marathon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/04/marathon-goes-as-planned-black-lives-matter-protest-remains-peaceful?refid=0 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 15:09:51 -0500 Lake Calhoun signs updated to include the lake's Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska Signs at Lake Calhoun have been changed to include the lake's Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska. The new signs were approved last month by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/03/lake-calhoun-signs-now-include-bde-maka-ska?refid=0 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:08:20 -0500 All about the Twin Cities Marathon: Records, traffic and the route Check out an annotated map of the course and dig into some marathon facts and trivia. Did you know a couple once got married mid-race? They exchanged vows at mile 20. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/03/twin-cities-marathon-overview?refid=0 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:29:23 -0500 Highway 100, I-694 closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes A chunk of Minnesota Highway 100 closed Friday until Monday morning? We're shocked. Here's your guide to this weekend's construction hassles. Also keep an eye out Sunday for marathon-related closures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/02/road-woes?refid=0 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:19:17 -0500 Remembering Rodney King through theater Rodney King is often remembered for his speech in which he asked, "Can we all get along?" But writer and performer Roger Guenveur Smith says there's so much more to the speech -- and to the man. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/30/bcst-rodney-king-play?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:54:57 -0500 The role food waste plays in climate change World leaders were served Landfill Salad last week to spark a conversation about the role food waste plays in climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/30/bcst-food-waste?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:44:32 -0500 Let's talk about sex A discussion about sex education and health in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/30/bcst-lets-talk-about-sex?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:27:29 -0500 Can the NFL survive the mounting evidence of player injuries? Steve Almond, the author of "Against Football," and Harry Carson, a former NFL linebacker, discuss the future of the NFL and the sport itself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/30/bcst-future-of-football?refid=0 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:49:34 -0500 MN hospitals see big drop in unpaid bills for care "Charity care," where hospitals don't expect to get paid, fell dramatically in 2014, though so-called bad debts, where hospitals expected payment, continued to grow. Officials saw the overall trend as positive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/29/unpaid-bills?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:28:56 -0500 Minnesota to spot check college bars for underage drinking, gambling State officials plan to spend the fall college party season looking for underage drinking and illegal sports betting at bars on and around Minnesota college campuses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/29/spot-checks?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:38:52 -0500 MN officials reject call to limit police body camera data More than a dozen cities had asked the Minnesota Department of Administration to rule police body camera video is private in most instances. The department declined, tossing the issue back to the Legislature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/28/body-cameras?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:40:15 -0500 Photos: Total eclipse of the supermoon Skygazers around the world got outside and looked upward Sunday night as the once-in-a-generation total supermoon eclipse took over the skies. The next one won't happen until 2033. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/28/photos-supermoon?refid=0 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:39:02 -0500 Mpls. VA: Cleaning fluid was source of mystery residue A black residue found in four sterilizers at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center came from a cleaning product that was not fully rinsed away, officials said Thursday. Surgeries resume Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/24/mpls-va-cleaning-fluid?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:22:47 -0500 Officials: One-third of Minnesota wetlands in fair, poor health Wetlands in the state's northeast and north-central regions are in good shape. But in southern Minnesota, farm runoff is a significant threat to wetland biology, state pollution control officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/24/wetlands?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:18:26 -0500 Lactation stations at Vikes games will be an NFL first The Vikings say they'll install two suites at TCF Bank Stadium, the team's current home, in time for the Vikings-Chiefs game on Oct. 18. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/22/minnesota-vikings-lactation?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:42:35 -0500 Physicist Michio Kaku predicts the future The future is coming fast, according to Kaku. Your cell phone has more computing power than all of NASA did in 1969, when it sent a man to the moon. At that rate, imagine what will be possible by 2020. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/22/bcst-michio-kaku?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:48:45 -0500 Jonathan Franzen on writing women characters and his own cult status National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen discusses his new novel "Purity" and his own process for writing women characters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/21/mpr_news_presents?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:38:03 -0500 Five great stories from the archive, on the occasion of Dan Olson's retirement After 42 years of capturing the sounds and voices of Minnesota, reporter Dan Olson is retiring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/18/bcst-olson-archive?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:26:52 -0500 Mary Jo Copeland, Mpls. advocate for the poor, to meet pope on U.S. visit Sharing and Caring Hands founder Mary Jo Copeland will meet Pope Francis in person during his visit to the United States next week, according to The Catholic Spirit, the archdiocese newspaper. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/18/poverty-advocate-to-meet-pope?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:43:14 -0500 Appetites: Meet one of the super-users driving Yelp Most Internet users are familiar with Yelp, but you might not realize there is a group of super-users -- called the "Elite Squad" -- whose content keeps the review engine running. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/16/yelp-elite-squad?refid=0 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 14:47:39 -0500 Minnesota DWI sweep nets 1,500 arrests at summer's end The arrests included a mother driving drunk with her child, a driver nearly five times above the legal limit and a minor driving three times above the limit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/15/mn-drunk-driving-sweep?refid=0 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 14:40:24 -0500 Photos: Carlos Hyde runs for two TDs, 49ers top Vikings, 20-3 Minnesota's season-opening loss on "Monday Night Football" featured a pair of botched field goals during a sloppy first half. Things didn't improve much in the second half. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/15/photos-vikings?refid=0 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:30:00 -0500 Macalester's Marlon James on Man Booker shortlist 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' is the Macalester College professor's third novel. It has already won a slew of major American book awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/15/man-booker-marlon-james?refid=0 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:41:30 -0500 Medtronic buys naming rights for Vikings stadium plaza The medical device giant said Monday it reached a 10-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings to name the space in front of the new stadium Medtronic Plaza. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/14/vikings-stadium-plaza?refid=0 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:46:32 -0500 Brian Short died from self-inflicted gunshot wound; deaths of family members ruled homicides The medical examiner says the deaths of Karen Short, 48, and her three teenage children were homicides, while Brian Short, 45, died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/12/short-murder-suicide?refid=0 Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:57:32 -0500 On building trust between the police and the community This summer, police chiefs and community leaders from 75 cities gathered in D.C. to discuss how police departments can build trust in their communities. St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith and Tyrone Terrill made the trip. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/11/bcst-st-paul-policing?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:53:58 -0500 Friday Roundtable: College Presidents Three college presidents discuss persistent concerns about the cost, quality, and value of a college education. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/11/bcst-friday-roundtable-kerri?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:33:46 -0500 I-94 west closing tops Twin Cities weekend road woes Interstate 94 west will be shut at Interstate 35E in St. Paul starting tonight until Monday morning. Here's your map of all the Twin Cities weekend driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/11/weekend-traffic?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:29:33 -0500 Strong chance of Northern Lights tonight across Minnesota The Space Weather Prediction Center is predicting Northern Lights tonight after midnight with a peak between 3 a.m. and dawn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/11/strong-chance-of-northern-lights-tonight?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:00:00 -0500 Minnesota officials probe salmonella outbreak linked to Chipotle State health officials are investigating salmonella cases linked to Chipotle restaurants in Minnesota. Forty-five cases have been reported to the Minnesota Department of Health since last week and the number may rise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/10/chipotle-salmonella?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:50:52 -0500 We walk in beauty: Finding Minnesota's best fall color Weather conditions seem to be aligning to make colors burn bright this fall in Minnesota. The DNR has started updating its annual foliage color finder map, meaning the show isn't far behind. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/10/fall-colors?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:36:06 -0500 Fergus Falls sausage sold without inspection; officials urge caution Some pork links produced by a Fergus Falls, Minn., company did not receive a state inspection before being sold. State agriculture officials say no illnesses were reported but consumers should return the products. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/10/consumer-advisory?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:20:16 -0500 The Cedar Cultural Center director is ready to step down "I don't want to be anyone's boss," Rob Simonds told MPR News host Tom Weber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/09/bcst-the-cedar-cultural-center-is-ready-to-step-down?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:34:18 -0500 Seeking shelter: Photos of Europe's migrant, refugee crisis Hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants are struggling to reach haven in Germany and other European countries. The stream of new arrivals remains steadfast with no end in sight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/09/photos-crisis-in-europe?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 13:00:00 -0500 MN health officials: Lab tech's 'misconduct' triggers water quality probe Officials are investigating two years of state water quality testing, including data connected to water systems in Edina, St. Louis Park and Brooklyn Center. Officials say there's no immediate health risk. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/08/lab-misconduct?refid=0 Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:23:28 -0500 Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers; 12 Minnesotans sickened Hundreds of people in 27 states were sickened by tainted cucumbers grown in Mexico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/05/salmonella-cucumbers?refid=0 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 09:09:49 -0500 Weekend Twin Cities traffic woes mix in a little hope, cheaper gas Twin Cities drivers will find assorted hassles on the roads this Labor Day weekend, but gas is cheaper and there's good news for those driving Minnesota 5. Here's your weekend map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/04/weekend-twin-cities-traffic-woes-mix-in-a-little-hope-cheaper-gas?refid=0 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:34:34 -0500 MnDOT closing I-94 west in St. Paul Sept. 11-14 Thought Labor Day marked the end of road construction season? MnDOT says it will need to close Interstate 94 westbound at Interstate 35E for several days to replace a bridge deck. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/04/-mndot-closing-i94-west-in-st-paul-sept-1114?refid=0 Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:39:32 -0500 Temp jobs, part-time needs drive MN job vacancies Minnesota employers had nearly 100,000 job openings from April to June, the highest level in 14 years, state officials said Thursday. Most were for part-time, temporary or seasonal work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/03/mn-job-vacancies?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:29:42 -0500 St. Paul man snags his second big Minnesota Lottery prize Jeffrey Bock won $100,000 on an All or Nothing drawing, months after winning $20,000 on a scratch off game, state lottery officials said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/01/lottery?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:03:13 -0500 Target cuts 275 more jobs, mostly in Twin Cities Target said Tuesday it cut about 275 jobs and eliminated another 35 open positions largely among technology teams as it moves to a new tech support system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/01/target-layoffs?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:15:00 -0500 Man pleads guilty to stalking The Current's Mary Lucia Patrick Henry Kelly told a judge on Monday that he understood he had violated restraining orders when he left notes and gifts at Lucia's home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/31/man-pleads-guilty-to-stalking-the-currents-mary-lucia?refid=0 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:03:22 -0500 Mpls. cops: 2 arrested in robbery of 90-year-old Two people suspected in the Aug. 5 robbery of a 90-year-old woman near Lake Nokomis have been arrested. They arrests came after police sought the public's help in the case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/31/robbery-suspects-arrested?refid=0 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:50:46 -0500 Pedestrian dies on I-94 east in St. Paul The Minnesota State Patrol says a 54-year-old man was killed on Interstate 94. He was identified as Munson Walker, III. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/31/accident?refid=0 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:35:40 -0500 Weekend road closures bring more slow go around the metro Summer road construction season drags on across the Twin Cities. Here's your weekend closures map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/28/road-closures?refid=0 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:28:17 -0500 Mpls. cops seek public's help to ID suspects in robbery of 90-year-old Minneapolis police Thursday posted photos of two suspects they say robbed a 90-year-old woman just before noon on Aug. 5 as she walked home from her neighborhood grocery store. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/27/police-seek-robbery-suspects?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:59:50 -0500 Tall tale: Baby giraffe is latest Como Zoo birth Cue the "awww" meter. The baby is the 19th giraffe born at the zoo in the past two decades. The yet-to-be named creature may make her public debut today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/27/baby-giraffe?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:23:08 -0500 Appetites: A guide to Lowertown's new eateries Suddenly the downtown Saint Paul neighborhood is a dining and drinking destination for people down the street and across the river. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/26/appetites-lowertown-st-paul-restaurants?refid=0 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:26:19 -0500 'Born to Run' proved Springsteen's mass appeal Bruce Springsteen's first two records were loved by the critics but didn't sell well. The "Born to Run" album was considered a last-ditch effort to see if Springsteen's music could appeal to a wide audience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/25/music?refid=0 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:00:56 -0500 Understanding paramedics' protocols To offer a deeper understanding of how paramedics are trained to deal with the issues surrounding families, 'do not resuscitate' orders and the work of saving lives, MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mike Trullinger, a supervisor at Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/paramedics?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:17:35 -0500 The Beatles at the Met: 50 years ago today Fifty years ago, the Beatles performed live at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. It was their first and only visit to Minnesota -- and the only stop that didn't sell out on their U.S. tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/music-beatles?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:12:35 -0500 'We Believe the Children': Child abuse hysteria in the 1980s In the 1980s, horrific allegations of child sexual abuse sprang up around the nation, including in Minnesota. As Richard Beck's new book explains, it was part of a mass hysteria on par with the Salem with trials. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/bcst-books-thread-we-believe-the-children?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:36:07 -0500 Dayton approves aid for 3 storm-damaged counties The Department of Public Safety said Gov. Mark Dayton approved the request for help from Todd, Cass and Crow Wing Counties. The agency found in a preliminary estimate the counties had $1.3 million in damage qualified to receive aid. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/19/disaster-aid?refid=0 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:06:58 -0500 Police ask for help locating missing Minneapolis boy The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating 11-year-old Terrell Smith, who was last seen Friday evening near Farview Park in north Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/15/missing-mpls-boy?refid=0 Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:11:52 -0500 Keep watch on pets, Bloomington warns after coyote attacks Bloomington officials are urging residents with pets to be on alert following recent reports of coyote attacks on dogs in the southwest part of the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/14/coyotes-twin-cities?refid=0 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:43:24 -0500 Missing Grand Rapids teen found safe Late Friday night, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reported that Vivian Vanarnhem-Winckler, 15, had been located. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/14/missing-teen?refid=0 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:54:51 -0500 U women alleging sexual harassment by Teague come forward The two high-level U of M employees who filed sexual harassment complaints against ex-athletic director Norwood Teague went public Thursday, calling Teague's behavior frightening and saying they feared there would be other victims. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/13/teague-complaints?refid=0 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:53:48 -0500 Meow-za: The Internet Cat Video Festival turns four Organizers expect more than 10,000 people to curl up at CHS Field for 70 minutes of the Internet's best cat videos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/12/internet-cat-video-festival?refid=0 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:25:45 -0500 Appetites: Cooking with local oils The author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook" says that local oils are a great complement for the fresh herbs that are available at farmers market and in backyards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/12/appetites-cooking-oils?refid=0 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:20:07 -0500 Goetz keeps U athletics focused on future amid Teague scandal Beth Goetz became the University of Minnesota's interim athletic director Friday after Norwood Teague resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Goetz tells MPR News she's confident the scandal won't hurt player recruitment or fundraising. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/12/goetz?refid=0 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:43:37 -0500 Timberwolves coach Saunders being treated for cancer Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Flip Saunders said Tuesday he's been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He'll continue as coach during treatment, the team said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/11/flip-saunders?refid=0 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:16:22 -0500 MN health officials: Teen did not die from rare lake amoeba A 14-year-old Minnesota boy who was believed to have died from an infection linked to a rare, brain swelling amoeba died instead from a bacterial infection, state health officials said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/10/mn-health-officials-teen-did-not-die-from-rare-lake-amoeba?refid=0 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:49:16 -0500 Jason Segel on playing David Foster Wallace and filming in Minnesota The film "The End of the Tour" captures the last leg of David Foster Wallace's 1996 book tour for "Infinite Jest." It includes stops throughout the Twin Cities, including the Mall of America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/07/bcst-books-thread-david-foster-wallace-jason-segel-end-of-tour?refid=0 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:14:32 -0500 'The Cartel': The cost of the war on drugs Don Winslow's new book about the drug trade in Mexico is fictional, but he dedicated it to the many journalists who lost their lives telling the truth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/06/bcst-books-thread-the-cartel?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:59:40 -0500 'Anxious': Understanding fear and anxiety Joseph LeDoux explains the science behind fear and anxiety disorders, which affect about 20 percent of the population. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/06/bcst-books-thread-anxious?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 12:00:18 -0500 NHL unveils ticket prices, details for Minneapolis Winter Classic Tickets for the outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks will run from $109 to $449. Officials said the game will enhance a growing rivalry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/05/winter-classic?refid=0 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:22:56 -0500 Grand jury: Lino Lakes officer's deadly force at traffic stop justified An Anoka County jury declined to indict Officer William Owens in the shooting death of Sam Holmes during a May 8 traffic stop, the county attorney's office said Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/05/grand-jury-lino-lakes?refid=0 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:08:50 -0500 S&P: Minnesota's fiscal picture brightening, top debt rating may return The credit rating firm Standard & Poor's on Wednesday boosted its outlook for Minnesota from "stable" to "positive" with upbeat comments about the state's fiscal health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/05/minnesota-fiscal-picture?refid=0 Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:39:08 -0500 Minnesota DNR: Zebra mussels found in Meeker County lake The invasive pests were found in Lake Stella. It appears to be the first confirmation of zebra mussels in Meeker County, west of Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/04/zebra-mussels?refid=0 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:34:25 -0500 Mpls. VA: Meditation aids some vets struggling with PTSD Researchers at the Minneapolis VA hospital found meditation techniques can help veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/04/meditation-helps-vets?refid=0 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:23:30 -0500 MN student testing vendor cuts pay to settle fight over problems Testing contractor Pearson will take $1 million off its new contract and add up to $4.7 million in services to settle with the state over a spate of spring testing glitches. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/03/testing-vendor-deal?refid=0 Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:57:22 -0500 Mille Lacs walleye season closes Monday evening Walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs will close at 10 p.m. Monday. Minnesota conservation officials confirmed Sunday that the catch had exceeded the tight quota for the season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/02/mille-lacs-walleye-season-closes-monday?refid=0 Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:30:55 -0500 Ramsey County beaches reopen to swimming Public beaches on Long Lake and Lake Johanna reopened Friday after being closed for more than a day over unhealthy E. coli levels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/31/beaches-open?refid=0 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:05:34 -0500 The power of art to heal grief When Joseph Luzzi lost his wife, he had to plot a path out of grief. He used Dante's "Divine Comedy" as a road map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/30/bcst-books-thread-dark-wood?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:07:54 -0500 U.S. officials want to question MN dentist in Cecil the lion killing Federal conservation officials say they've been unable to reach Dr. Walter Palmer as they investigate his lion hunt in Zimbabwe. On Thursday, they called on Palmer to respond immediately. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/30/cecil-lion-investigation?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:46:49 -0500 Two Ramsey County beaches closed due to E. coli The beaches on Lake Johanna in Arden Hills and Long Lake in New Brighton were closed as of Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/29/e-coli-beaches?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:09:35 -0500 University of Minnesota: East Bank clear after gas leak University of Minnesota officials gave the all clear Wednesday morning following a warning of a gas leak on the East Bank campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/29/gas-leak?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:31:45 -0500 Zebra mussels found in Becker County's Big Cormorant Lake State officials say while the numbers are low, the zebra mussels aren't concentrated in one place so treatment isn't an option at the popular northwest Minnesota lake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/27/zebra-mussels-big-cormorant-lake?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:49:36 -0500 Suspicious packages briefly close Capitol area Construction workers were evacuated from the State Capitol, which is undergoing renovation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/27/capitol-package?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:15:00 -0500 MnDOT closing I-94 eastbound in St. Paul this weekend After closing Interstate 94 westbound last weekend in St. Paul, officials say eastbound will close this coming weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/27/interstate-closure?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:21:34 -0500 Twin Cities Liberian community celebrates Liberia's Independence Day Pastor Harding Smith, who helped organize the celebration, said it has been a tough year for natives of Liberia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/25/local-liberian-independence-day-celebration?refid=0 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:46:43 -0500 Police shoot man overnight in downtown Minneapolis An officer shot a man near North Fourth Street and First Avenue. He was transported to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/25/overnight-police-shooting-downtown-minneapolis?refid=0 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:23:46 -0500 I-94 westbound closes for the weekend in St. Paul; detours abound in west metro MnDOT officials are optimistic that, after the I-94 closures, work on the Snelling Avenue overpass will be complete by opening day of the State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/24/weekend-traffic?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:29:26 -0500 Standoff between cops, juveniles ends peacefully in St. Paul's North End A stolen car allegedly led to a confrontation Friday afternoon between police and juveniles in St. Paul's North End. Three juveniles were taken into custody. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/24/st-paul-police?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:47:21 -0500 Photos: Building boats, and learning lifelong skills Youth interns at St. Paul's Urban Boatbuilders are putting the finishing touches on wooden boats that they have been working on throughout the summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/23/boat-building?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:29:34 -0500 Wright's time: Minnesota Supreme Court justice ready for federal bench Minnesota Judge Wilhelmina Wright first learned of the law by watching her mother fight public school segregation in Virginia. It's a path that will soon lead to a federal judgeship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/22/wilhelmina-wright?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:06:11 -0500 Former Fergus Falls asylum searching for developer Community members there have been fighting for years to save the building from demolition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/22/koop?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 07:43:31 -0500 Vikings, Peterson reach deal to keep him playing in Minnesota "This agreement is a win for both Adrian and the Vikings and is a positive step toward Adrian finishing his career as a Minnesota Viking," the team said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/21/viking-peterson-deal?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:32:11 -0500 Grim road: Minnesota traffic deaths leap in 2015 Weekend fatalities pushed Minnesota 2015 road deaths above 200, 21 percent higher than the same time last year. On Monday, officials pleaded with drivers to curb the deadly trend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/20/traffic-fatalities?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:25:00 -0500 The Thread Book Club: 'In a Dark Wood' In one tragic instant, Joseph Luzzi became a widower and a first-time father. His memoir describes how he turned to the 14th century poet Dante to find his way through the grief. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/17/books-thread-book-club-july-in-a-dark-wood?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:33:17 -0500 Miles Davis came back strong 60 years ago Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk performed Monk's composition "Round Midnight" live at the Newport Jazz Festival 60 years ago today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/17/music?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:55:46 -0500 Police teacher explains takedown tactic The technique that a transit cop used on a transit scofflaw may appear more violent than it is, the teacher explained. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/16/police-teacher-explains-takedown-tactic?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:26:46 -0500 Worker: Safety at security hospital has deteriorated in recent years Concerns about dangerous conditions for workers at the Minnesota Security Hospital continue after an assault left a security counselor severely injured Monday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/16/headlee?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:03:12 -0500 Appetites: Getting a taste of the world of salt Beth Dooley, author of books such as "Minnesota's Bounty: the Farmers Market Cookbook," explains how salts of different colors or origins can be anything but pale and mundane. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/15/appetites-salt?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:18:37 -0500 Twins' Dozier makes the most of All-Star appearance In winning the game 6-3, the American League team won home-field advantage in the World Series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/15/npr-all-star-game?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:03:24 -0500 Boy dies of apparent amoeba infection The Alexandria, Minn., boy was thought to have been infected while swimming in a central Minnesota lake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/09/hunter-boutain?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:32:16 -0500 Met Council backs cuts to put Southwest light rail back on track The Metropolitan Council on Wednesday backed $250 million in cuts to the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail line, a move intended to stem the line's spiraling costs and rescue the project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/08/southwest-light-rail-cuts?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 17:30:28 -0500 United Continental flights resume after temporary grounding It was the second time in two months that the Chicago carrier has been hit by major technical issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/08/united-flights?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:34:07 -0500 Zebra mussel infestation a first for Morrison County The invasive pests were confirmed in Fish Trap Lake near Motley, Minn., DNR officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/06/zebra-mussels-morrison-county?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:12:16 -0500 Canadian fires turn Minnesota air 'unhealthy' At the "unhealthy" air level, anyone may be affected and members of sensitive groups --including children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems -- may feel serious health effects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/06/air-quality?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:32:38 -0500 Bicyclists rally to change name of Lake Calhoun Twin Cities bicyclists converged on Minneapolis' Lake Calhoun Saturday to show their support for a campaign to rename the lake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/04/bicyclicsts-rally-to-change-name-of-lake-calhoun?refid=0 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:34:17 -0500 Where to watch the Women's World Cup final in the Twin Cities The United States will take on Japan in the Women's World Cup final Sunday. Several spots around the Twin Cities are hosting viewings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/04/womens-world-cup?refid=0 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0500 No holiday from road construction this weekend Road construction across the state means detours and delays for holiday travelers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/03/road-work?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:42:18 -0500 Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's Maria, to retire after 44 years In addition to acting, Sonia Manzano was also a writer for the show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/02/sonia-manzano?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:25:06 -0500 Minnesota alleges firm's student loan 'forgiveness' a rip-off Attorney General Lori Swanson Wednesday sued a Florida-based company saying it misrepresents what it can do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/01/loan-forgiveness-lawsuit?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:11:55 -0500 Minnesota activists sound alarm on unexploded U.S. bombs in Laos Minnesota groups are spreading awareness of the millions of dangerous unexploded bombs in Laos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/30/bcst-removing-bombs-from-laos?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:18:25 -0500 Running during Ramadan: Mohammad Zafar Mohammad Zafar started a mile-a-day running club for the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunup to sundown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/30/ramadan-run-club?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:12:55 -0500 In Minnesota, bouquets and brickbats for high court's marriage ruling The Supreme Court's decision Friday allowing same-sex marriage nationwide likely won't change hearts and minds in Minnesota, which legalized gay marriage in 2013 after an intense political battle. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/26/scotus-marriage-reax?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:00:00 -0500 The significance of Obama's eulogy for slain Charleston pastor Macalester professor Duchess Harris discussed the historical and political context of President Obama's eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/26/bcst-obama-eulogy-context?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0500 The Thread Book Club: 'Re Jane' "Jane Eyre" gets a 21st century makeover in Patricia Park's modern retelling. Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft joined The Thread Book Club to discuss the twist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/25/books-thread-bcst-re-jane?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:56:46 -0500 Dayton: Changing sex offender program will be difficult Gov. Mark Dayton said he's willing to delay a trade trip to attend an Aug. 10 meeting with a federal judge on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program but changes will be difficult. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/24/sex-offender-program?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:52:40 -0500 St. Paul's 'Dr. Fan' is on a mission to see baseball history made It's not every day a baseball player enters the "3,000 hit club." But when he does, Dr. Fan will be there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/23/baseball-3000-hit-club-dr-fan?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:44:31 -0500 Science Night tackles all things dinosaur Think all dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago? Think again, says paleontologist Kristi Curry Rogers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/23/bcst-science-night?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:19:01 -0500 Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis produce Janet Jackson's newest song Janet Jackson announced this week that her new song "No Sleep" will be part of a new album expected to be released in the fall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/23/music?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:54:56 -0500 Photos: North Star Grand Prix takes over Uptown The North Star Bicycle Festival took over the streets of Uptown Friday night for the fourth stage of the racing series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/20/photos-north-star-grand-prix-takes-over-uptown?refid=0 Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:55:51 -0500 Alarming trend: Minnesota motorcyclist deaths up 56 percent Minnesota officials in May warned of a jump in motorcycle deaths, including four deaths in four days. In early June it happened again -- four motorcyclists dying in as many days in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/19/motorcycle-deaths?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:43:20 -0500 Minnesota to expand wild bird flu testing; only 1 infected bird found Officials will test banded ducks and geese this summer and hunter-killed ducks in the fall. A Cooper's hawk found western Minnesota remains the only wild bird found with avian influenza. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/18/wild-bird-flu-testing?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:41:38 -0500 MN May jobless rate ticks up to 3.8 percent; 200 jobs cut The state's jobless rate remains far lower than the U.S., but national job growth the past year is outpacing Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/18/jobless-rate-may?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:28:29 -0500 Buxton enters the batter's box to 'Flashlight' Wednesday night was Twin phenom Byron Buxton's first game at Target Field &mdash; and fans got to hear his walk-up music for the first time. Buxton picked a song that came out 35 years before he was born, but seems appropriate for a player who runs fast like The Flash. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/18/music?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:56:22 -0500 Target announces more layoffs The retailer said it would cut 140 jobs and leave 50 more unfilled. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/17/target-layoffs?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:31:00 -0500 Stillwater prison escapee caught in Wisconsin Patrick James Buswell, who last week walked away from a minimum-security unit at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater, has been captured in Wisconsin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/17/stillwater-prison-escapee-caught?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:50:19 -0500 Writer Sonia Nazario on child refugees, perilous journeys and the drug war The Pulitzer Prize winner says ineffective U.S. drug policy and a voracious appetite for narcotics are putting kids from Latin America, particularly Honduras, in jeopardy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/16/bcst-failed-drug-war-immigration-sonia-nazario?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:37:34 -0500 U.S. Bank buys naming rights for new Vikes stadium The Minnesota Vikings will play home games at U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL team said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/15/us-bank-stadium-naming-rights?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:23:43 -0500 Speed bump: MnDOT raises I-94 speed limit near Wisconsin border Starting Wednesday, drivers on Interstate 94 between Woodbury and Wisconsin can drive a little faster. MnDOT is raising the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/15/speed-limit?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:43:29 -0500 Authorities: Inmate walks away from work crew outside Stillwater prison Patrick James Buswell, 40, was performing regular duties as a groundskeeper at the Stillwater prison when he left the area. A search is underway. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/12/manhunt-inmate?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:20:37 -0500 Minnesota sues epilepsy group over Savers thrift store ties Weeks after suing the well-known thrift store chain over its donation practices, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued the Epilepsy Foundation for letting Savers use in-store signage "misleading" to donors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/08/savers-lawsuit?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:30:00 -0500 Photos: St. Anthony Falls and the changing Minneapolis riverfront The story of St. Anthony Falls is inextricably tied to the story of Minneapolis, where a city grew up around more than 150 years of attempts -- some successful and some disastrous -- to yoke the only waterfall of the longest river in North America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/08/photos-historical-st-anthony-falls?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0500 The Replacements are over (again), says Westerberg At a concert in Spain on Friday, the lead singer smashed his guitar and declared it would be the band's last show together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/06/replacements-last-show?refid=0 Sat, 06 Jun 2015 09:37:23 -0500 Orange cone season grinds on: This weekend's Twin Cities road hassles Closures on Minnesota highways 5, 77 and 100 and Interstate 494 highlight the list of road construction headaches this weekend. Here's your map. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/05/weekend-road-closures?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:50:43 -0500 Coaches punished over MN dance team tournament behavior Five Minnesota high school dance coaches were suspended for a year on Monday for their teams' behavior during February's state dance tournament awards ceremony. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/01/dance-team-punishment-coaches?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:09:10 -0500 Bird deaths by county: The avian flu outbreak in Minnesota More than 9 million birds in 23 Minnesota counties have died from the disease or were killed to prevent its spread. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/08/avian-flu-running-tally?refid=0 Fri, 29 May 2015 06:30:19 -0500 Mpls. police find woman thought to be abducted Minneapolis police say an officer saw a van that matched the description issued a few hours earlier. The woman was found unharmed and the man with her was taken into custody. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/28/adult-abduction?refid=0 Thu, 28 May 2015 17:19:47 -0500 Truck accident closes southbound stretch of I-35W The southbound lanes of 35W from County Road D to about Highway 36 were expected to be closed through rush hour. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/27/35w-closed?refid=0 Wed, 27 May 2015 15:12:12 -0500 Jury finds former Hastings priest not guilty of sex abuse A Dakota County jury acquitted former priest Francis Hoefgen Tuesday. A man said the abuse happened more than 20 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/26/hoefgen-verdict?refid=0 Tue, 26 May 2015 18:31:57 -0500 Five charged in pedal pub water attack Six people originally were arrested after three pedal pubs were hit with water balloons and spray from water guns on Saturday night. The charges included fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/26/pedalpub-charges?refid=0 Tue, 26 May 2015 17:30:36 -0500 3 shot in Minneapolis, 1 dead One man is dead after a shooting in north Minneapolis Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/25/three-shot-in-mpls?refid=0 Mon, 25 May 2015 19:53:55 -0500 Officials ID remains found at Gooseberry Falls; murder suspected Remains found last year in Gooseberry Falls State Park are those of Cassandra Rhines, who disappeared in June 1985. Officials Wednesday called it murder and asked for the public's help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/20/gooseberry-falls-remains?refid=0 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:43:20 -0500 See it: Nicollet Mall's nearly final redesign Construction on the $50 million redesign of Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis begins this summer, and the architects of the project are in the final stages of planning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/19/nicollet-mall?refid=0 Tue, 19 May 2015 16:03:39 -0500 DNR targets Itasca State Park for invasive species boat inspections Officials say they may deny access to the popular state park for boats found violating Minnesota regulations designed to stop the spread of aquatic pests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/18/itasca-state-park-boat-inspections?refid=0 Mon, 18 May 2015 16:27:39 -0500 I-94 closing tops weekend metro traffic hassles Interstate 94 in St. Paul is closed in both directions between Highway 280 and I-35E until early Monday morning. Here's how to get around the Twin Cities this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/13/94-closure?refid=0 Fri, 15 May 2015 14:00:56 -0500 Post to move cereal headquarters to Lakeville Months after buying Minnesota-based Malt-O-Meal, cereal giant Post Holdings said Friday it will base its combined cereal operations in Lakeville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/15/post-moving-cereal-headquarters?refid=0 Fri, 15 May 2015 11:47:07 -0500 DNR lifts burning bans in much of northern, central MN Officials say rain and green-up have lessened the fire danger in much of the state. However, Minnesotans are advised to check with local governments for specific regulations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/14/burning-ban-eased?refid=0 Thu, 14 May 2015 14:21:48 -0500 MN statewide student testing to resume Friday Technical woes forced officials to shut down the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments science exam Wednesday and Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/14/statewide-testing?refid=0 Thu, 14 May 2015 12:10:16 -0500 MN suspends student testing after latest online 'attack' The state teachers union head wants the state to toss this year's Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments after officials were forced again to suspend testing Wednesday and Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/13/student-testing?refid=0 Wed, 13 May 2015 13:54:15 -0500 Survey: Health cost concerns easing among MN manufacturers The cost of providing employees health insurance remains a big worry but one dramatically smaller than just a few years ago, the latest Minnesota manufacturers' survey shows. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/13/manufacturing-survey?refid=0 Wed, 13 May 2015 13:05:07 -0500 More traffic headaches on I-35E as lane closes to fix shoulder The far right lane of the heavily traveled interstate is closed between Highway 36 and Larpenteur Avenue until around 6 p.m. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/11/35e-traffic?refid=0 Mon, 11 May 2015 15:21:28 -0500 Weekend road closings to drive Twin Cities frustration Construction will close chunks of highway in Bloomington and Richfield. Here's a look at the big weekend hassles and a long-term closure headed for St. Paul's Snelling Avenue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/08/road-closings?refid=0 Fri, 08 May 2015 14:25:51 -0500 DNR tags 'chronic poacher' for illegal bear hunting A Minnesota bear guide faces fines and restitution after pleading guilty to illegally hunting bear, deer and other animals, the Department of Natural Resources says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/chronic-poacher?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 15:00:19 -0500 Report: Depression grips many new Minnesota moms; too few seek help Depression and anxiety affect at least 15 percent of new mothers in Minnesota, nearly 30 percent within low-income communities, and not enough seek help, the state Health Department says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/new-moms-depression?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 13:28:34 -0500 Worrisome trend: Four Minnesota motorcyclists dead in four days Eleven motorcycle riders have died in Minnesota so far in 2015. That's the highest number at this point in the riding season since 1994, officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/motorcyclist-fatalities?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 11:24:29 -0500 Bird flu in Minnesota's poultry farms: Why you should care The bird flu outbreak is still a big mystery in many ways. But we know this much: It's devastating farmers and costing jobs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/bcst-avian-flu-update?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 11:05:45 -0500 U of M says no stranger rape of student Sunday The University of Minnesota's police department said Wednesday it is no longer investigating the reported rape of a student as a sexual assault by a stranger. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/06/rape-update?refid=0 Wed, 06 May 2015 18:56:04 -0500 Lawmaker's bird flu routine lays an egg in Minnesota House Dressed in a white lab coat, Rep. Ron Erhardt joked awkwardly about avian influenza threatening humans. His colleagues didn't see the humor. He later apologized. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/05/erhardt-flu-comments?refid=0 Tue, 05 May 2015 15:48:53 -0500 Iron mining woes force Magnetation bankruptcy Company officials say the Chapter 11 filing won't affect employee payroll or benefits. One state lawmaker, though, says legislators should look at helping Minnesota's iron ore industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/05/magnetation-bankruptcy?refid=0 Tue, 05 May 2015 10:08:10 -0500 Western Minnesota hawk found with avian flu The Cooper's hawk in Yellow Medicine County is the first Minnesota wild bird to test positive for the avian influenza virus infecting turkey farms across the state, officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/30/hawk-found-with-avian-flu?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:17:36 -0500 Minnesota HIV/AIDS cases up slightly; rise in female cases concerning HIV diagnoses rose 2 percent last year, with 307 new cases reported, health officials said. The number of new HIV cases among females, however, rose 7 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/30/mn-hiv-aids-cases-up?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:58:10 -0500 Prettner Solon won't run for Duluth mayor, backs council president Former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon Tuesday ended speculation that she would jump into Duluth's mayoral race. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/28/duluth-mayoral-race?refid=0 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:44:41 -0500 Jack White will play final concert in Fargo -- tonight The White Stripes front man says he's planning to take a long break from performing live -- but not before hosting concerts in states where he hasn't yet played. North Dakota tonight will be his last stop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/26/jack-white-fargo?refid=0 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:00:02 -0500 MN statewide student testing to restart Thursday A day after technical problems led education officials to suspend the tests, the Education Department Wednesday said the glitches are fixed. Schools will get two extra testing days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/22/testing-to-restart?refid=0 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:05:23 -0500 Online 'attack' helped bring down MN student testing system The technical problems led Minnesota officials to temporarily suspend statewide student testing. Officials haven't said when the tests will resume. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/22/student-testing-troubles?refid=0 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:15:29 -0500 Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday that should clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/21/sex-trafficking?refid=0 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:35:29 -0500 DNR wins a round in battle against zebra mussels An experimental treatment at Hennepin County's Christmas Lake appears to have killed a small, isolated zebra mussel infestation, officials said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/20/zebra-mussels?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:52:12 -0500 More Highway 100 headaches this weekend, next week This weekend: A two mile stretch of the highway, between Interstate 394 and Highway 62, will be closed to traffic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/17/hwy-100?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:06 -0500 U's Kaler responds to critics over Markingson case University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler responded Friday to calls for his resignation in the fallout from a drug-trial patient's 2004 suicide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/17/kaler-on-markingson-case?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:29:38 -0500 DNR asks turkey hunters to submit birds for flu testing The request to test wild turkeys comes as state officials struggle to contain an avian flu outbreak at turkey farms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/17/wild-turkey-test?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:31:06 -0500 Robbinsdale officer shoots woman holding knife The woman, whose name and age were not released, was transported to an area hospital, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek told reporters. He said her condition was not known. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/16/woman-shot?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:00:51 -0500 NFL reinstates Vikings' Peterson Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated Friday as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings, the NFL said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/16/adrian-peterson-reinstated?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:12:28 -0500 MN health officials: Sexually transmitted diseases hit new high The total number of reportable sexually transmitted diseases in Minnesota rose 6 percent in 2014 compared to the prior year. Chlamydia again topped the list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/16/stds-infections?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:56:10 -0500 Dunkin' runnin' back to the Twin Cities The Massachusetts-based doughnut giant announced a franchise deal Thursday that will bring 10 Dunkin' Donuts shops to the west metro. The first will open by year's end. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/16/dunkin-donuts-back-to-twin-cities?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:58:39 -0500 Police: Bus driver's medical emergency led to Duluth crash A collision of two Duluth city buses that killed a passenger on Tuesday was likely triggered by a medical emergency suffered by one of the drivers, police said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/15/duluth-bus-crash?refid=0 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:43:19 -0500 Chemicals found in Mpls. building evacuation deemed safe Minneapolis emergency crews evacuated a building Friday morning on reports of a possible hazardous materials incident> Officials said later the chemicals found were judged not dangerous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/10/building-evacuation?refid=0 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:05:00 -0500 Mary Lucia takes leave from The Current Lucia explained that she was being tormented by a stalker, and that the experience was affecting her ability to work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/08/mary-lucia?refid=0 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:38:08 -0500 Hamline picks Vermont dean to be its next president Fayneese Miller, dean of the College of Education at the University of Vermont, will be Hamline's 20th president, the St. Paul university said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/07/hamline-president?refid=0 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:02:22 -0500 Bird flu hits two more MN turkey farms Seven Minnesota turkey operations have now been infected with avian influenza, officials confirmed on Monday. The latest cases surfaced in Stearns and Kandiyohi counties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/06/more-bird-flu?refid=0 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:34:58 -0500 Twins pitcher Santana suspended 80 games for steroids Santana said he was "very disappointed" about testing positive, didn't know how it happened and would never knowingly take any illegal performance enhancing drug. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/03/erwin-santana-suspended?refid=0 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:45:39 -0500 $3M settlement in St. Louis Park school pool drowning The parents of 12-year-old boy Abdullahi Charif hope changes to pool safety at the school mean no other families will lose a child "the way our family did." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/02/school-drowning-settlement?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:47:17 -0500 Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing U student The body recovered near the 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis is Jennifer Houle, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/02/missing-student-id?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:29:12 -0500 Mpls. fire officials to boycott Indiana over 'freedom' law Mayor Betsy Hodges also wants the City Council to forbid the use of city funds for official travel to Indiana to protest a new law there viewed as discriminatory against gay people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/01/indiana-boycott?refid=0 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:28:01 -0500 One killed in crash at Hwy 280 and I-94 The Minnesota State Patrol said Mee Vue, 63, was killed when her Honda CRV crossed a grass median and hit a Ford pickup truck heading eastbound on I-94. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/30/94-accident?refid=0 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:09:44 -0500 MnDOT: Highway 100 set to close for weekend Minnesota Highway 100 will close this weekend between Interstate 394 and Minnesota Highway 62, starting at 9 p.m. tonight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/27/road-closure?refid=0 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:34:36 -0500 Duluth police trying to find missing kids The children, ages 6 months and 2, were taken by their non-custodial mother, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says. They may be in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/27/missing-kids?refid=0 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:25:23 -0500 Reward increased for information about missing 10-year-old boy Barway Collins disappeared after being dropped off by his school bus on March 18. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/26/barway-collins-reward?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:17:57 -0500 Finalists announced for the Man Booker International Prize The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to an author for his or her contributions to fiction on the world stage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/25/books-man-booker-international-finalists?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:57:51 -0500 MPCA wild rice, clean water plan walks political tightrope The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Tuesday called for a "new approach" to regulate sulfates in wild rice waters, though it's not clear if it will satisfy business or environmental groups. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/24/mpca-sulfate-standard?refid=0 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:14:44 -0500 Twin Cities chefs snag James Beard award nominations One restaurant and three chefs are among the nominees for the James Beard Awards, which are among the most prestigious in the food world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/24/beard-winners?refid=0 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:51:33 -0500 Minnesota debris burning restrictions kick in this week The early snow melt is exposing dead grass and brush that can light easily, the Department of Natural Resources warns. Campfires are still allowed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/23/burning-restrictions?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:55:10 -0500 Source: B. Todd Jones to oversee NFL conduct Jones, the former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, has been tapped by the NFL to be the league's special counsel for conduct. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/23/b-todd-jones?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:46:01 -0500 Major League Soccer ready to unveil Mpls. franchise plans Leaders of the nation's top soccer league and investors led by ex-UnitedHealth CEO Bill McGuire are expected on Wednesday to detail plans for a Twin Cities team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/23/soccer-league?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:41:51 -0500 Dayton budget would boost state park permit fees Gov. Mark Dayton's plan would add $1 to state park daily vehicle permits and $5 to annual passes. The increases would help maintain the parks' vitality, officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/20/minnesota-state-park-fees?refid=0 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:45:11 -0500 MN gains jobs in February; jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent Minnesota employers added 11,800 jobs, state officials said Thursday. Job growth remains slower here than in the nation overall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/19/minnesota-jobless-rate?refid=0 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:10:46 -0500 MnDOT: 326K live within oil train evacuation zones Roughly 6 percent of Minnesota's population lives within a half mile of rail routes carrying crude from North Dakota, state officials said Thursday, emphasizing the need for greater rail safety. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/19/oil-train-evacuation-zones?refid=0 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:02:49 -0500 Video and photos: Stunning aurora borealis lights up Duluth skies Conditions were right for an incredible display of the northern lights at Boulder Lake near Duluth, and photographer Derek Montgomery captured it in photos and a time-lapse video. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/18/video-stunning-aurora-borealis-lights-up-duluth-skies?refid=0 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:05:45 -0500 Hoffman sentenced to 25 years for killing Boston Scientific exec Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was sentenced to 25 and a half years Tuesday for killing his former partner at an Arden Hills gas station last August. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/17/hoffman-sentencing?refid=0 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:36:40 -0500 Police ID man shot by officers after White Bear Avenue standoff Police were called to White Bear Avenue because someone saw Justin Todd Tolkinen, 28, carrying what appeared to be a rifle. Police said it is still unclear whether he shot at police. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/17/white-bear-ave-standoff-id?refid=0 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:45:29 -0500 Monday motivation: It's Free Cone Day at DQ Worker productivity is about to take an afternoon dive. Dairy Queen is offering customers a free, small vanilla cone today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/16/free-cone-day?refid=0 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:34:41 -0500 Arrest made in northeast Minneapolis shooting A suspect has been arrested in connection with last week's fatal shooting in northeast Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/14/suspect-arrested-northeast-mpls-shooting?refid=0 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:13:05 -0500 Rock the Garden line up unveiled Tickets for the annual music festival are now on sale. Listen to the line up's mix of local favorites and national acts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/14/rock-the-garden-lineup?refid=0 Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:47:35 -0500 One teenager killed, another injured in Coon Rapids shooting An Anoka County Sheriff's Office spokesperson called it "a tragic, tragic situation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/09/coon-rapids?refid=0 Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:03:25 -0500 Former Vice President Walter Mondale released from hospital Former Vice President Walter Mondale has been released from Mayo Clinic after being treated for the flu. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/06/former-vice-president-walter-mondale-hospitalized-with-flu?refid=0 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:13:31 -0600 Superior ice caves expected to remain open all weekend Mild weekend winds should allow the ice caves along Wisconsin's Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to stay open at least through Sunday, despite warming weather, park rangers say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/05/ice-caves?refid=0 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:13:36 -0600 Travel site names Grand Marais 'coolest' U.S. small town Boundary Waters, B&Bs, arts, the Angry Trout! Budget Travel magazine can barely contain itself as it names Grand Marais "Coolest Small Town" for 2015. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/05/grand-marais?refid=0 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:56:22 -0600 Man dies, grandson hospitalized after ATV goes through ice James Minnerath of Alexandria was celebrating his 50th birthday when he took his grandson for a ride the enclosed cab ATV on a lake in Douglas county. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/04/atv-accident?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:43:00 -0600 Superior ice caves reopening Thursday morning Rangers had closed the caves temporarily Tuesday evening due to weather conditions. Expect 30 below wind chills and slippery conditions at the caves if you go Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/04/ice-caves?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:05:54 -0600 Study: Pollution leaves no swimmable, fishable lakes in southwest MN No lakes and only a few streams in southwest Minnesota meet state fishing and swimming standards, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/04/sw-minnesota-pollution?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:00:52 -0600 Vikings trade Matt Cassel to Buffalo The Matt Cassel era is officially over. The Minnesota Vikings said Wednesday the team is trading the backup quarterback and one-time starter to the Bills. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/04/cassel-trade?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:06:44 -0600 Close call: Flying ice from semi smashes driver's windshield The driver walked away with minor injuries, but the State Patrol is reminding others to stay back from large vehicles as temperatures start to warm and ice melts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/04/ice-scare?refid=0 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:16:18 -0600 Overturned semi shuts westbound I-494 at I-35W Westbound Interstate 494 at Interstate 35W was closed for hours Tuesday afternoon and evening while an overturned semitrailer was righted, the State Patrol said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/03/494-35w-closure?refid=0 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:04:22 -0600 Target plans to cut thousands of jobs in corporate restructure Target Corp. plans to eliminate "several thousand positions," primarily at its Minneapolis headquarters, as part of a two-year corporate restructuring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/03/target-layoffs?refid=0 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:17:15 -0600 Park Service temporarily closing Superior ice caves Tuesday evening With a winter storm coming, rangers decided to close access to the ice caves starting 6 p.m. Tuesday. The earliest the ice caves would be reopened is sometime on Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/02/ice-caves-closing?refid=0 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:47:38 -0600 Judge tosses suspension of Vikings' Peterson; NFL to appeal A federal judge Thursday said an arbitrator exceeded his authority in upholding Adrian Peterson's suspension from the NFL. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/26/adrian-peterson?refid=0 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:42:22 -0600 Minneapolis wants input on new downtown park The 4.2 acre park is part of the larger redevelopment of Downtown East, which includes the Vikings stadium, as well as new apartments, office space, retail and parking. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/25/downtown-east-commons?refid=0 Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:43:49 -0600 Superior ice caves could reopen soon The National Park Service says rangers will check ice conditions near the Bayfield, Wis., caves and make the call by mid-week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/23/ice-caves?refid=0 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:33:50 -0600 Survey finds MS, epilepsy, cancer top targets for MN medical pot About half of potential users of medical cannabis reported their qualifying condition as multiple sclerosis or severe muscle spasms, according to an informal Minnesota Health Department survey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/23/survey-medical-marijuana?refid=0 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:07:28 -0600 Killebrew on a stamp? Widow seeks to honor Twins great The U.S. Postal Service is considering putting Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew on a postage stamp. His widow explains how fans can make that happen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/20/nita-killebrew?refid=0 Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:18:03 -0600 Agent confirms Garnett returning to Timberwolves Kevin Garnett, one of the best ever to play basketball for the Minnesota Timberwolves, will return to the team as part of a trade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/19/garnett-returns?refid=0 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:51:42 -0600 Get 'em while they're hot: James Beard semifinalists know their food Minnesota counts 16 restaurants, bakers, chefs and others in the culinary trade among the semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard awards. Here's a look at who's on the list. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/18/james-beard-awards?refid=0 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:06:35 -0600 Winter rally hopes to put Bemidji on fat bike map Organizers of the Northland Fat Bike Rally at Lake Bemidji State Park are looking for riders of all kinds to take part in the emerging winter sport. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/17/fat-bikes?refid=0 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:02:06 -0600 Twin Cities to host international winter biking conference The International Winter Cycling Congress will slide into the Twin Cities in early 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/12/biking-conference?refid=0 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:02:54 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra sets May concerts in Cuba The Minnesota Orchestra will perform two concerts this May in Cuba, becoming the first American orchestra to play on the island since the United States moved in December to normalize relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/12/minnesota-orchestra-sets-may-concerts-in-cuba?refid=0 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:52:00 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra sets May concerts in Cuba It will be the first performance on the island by an American orchestra since the United States moved in December to normalize relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/12/orchestra-cuba?refid=0 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:12:01 -0600 Minn. stops accepting TurboTax returns, for now The Minnesota Department of Revenue recently learned a couple of taxpayers discovered returns in their names had already been filed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/05/turbotax-problem?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:52:28 -0600 'Sioux Chef' bringing pre-colonization foods to restaurant scene Chef Sean Sherman of the Oglala Lakota tribe has been working to identify and source the "pre-colonization" foods his ancestors would have eaten before Europeans came to the Great Plains. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/02/daily-circuit-sioux-chef?refid=0 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:20:00 -0600 Super Bowl party recipes to help you win on game day The big game on Sunday calls for big eats and big appetites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/30/super-bowl-recipes?refid=0 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:00:00 -0600 Brainworm killed wayward moose in southern Minnesota A wandering moose that became a curiosity when it showed up on a southern Minnesota farm in November died from an infection caused by a parasite, officials say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/30/brainworm-killed-wayward-moose-in-southern-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:26:50 -0600 How schools decide whether threats are credible Two Minneapolis high schools were on alert this week after receiving threats to school safety, spurring a debate on whether the threats were enough to cancel classes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/30/trump?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:06:01 -0600 Fitch declines to testify, defense rests in cop killer trial Accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer, Brian Fitch on Thursday declined to take the stand on his own behalf. Closing arguments are expected Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/29/fitch-trial?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:13:02 -0600 From backing band to big stars: How The Current helped Mumford and Sons Mary Lucia, Steve Seel and Jill Riley looked back at 10 years of The Current. For them, the band Mumford and Sons is a prime example of what the station is capable of. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/23/the-current-10-years?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:12:15 -0600 Salmonella worry leads to pet food recall The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is alerting consumers about the recall of Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal over possible contamination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/23/purr-complete-recall?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:48:20 -0600 This lock helped build Minneapolis. Now it's closing. The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock, which began passing ships up and down the Mississippi River in 1963, will close in June. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/21/minneapolis-lock-and-dam?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Priest quits as pastor of Golden Valley church over 'prior misconduct' The Rev. Paul Moudry has resigned from the Church of St. Margaret Mary in Golden Valley, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/20/moudry?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:12:21 -0600 Minneapolis woman to join First Lady during State of the Union Rebekah Erler made her political mark in June 2014 when President Barack Obama met with her over Jucy Lucys at Matt's Bar. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/19/mpls-woman-sotu?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:35:23 -0600 What's open and closed on MLK Day Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the civil rights icon. Here's a look at what's open and closed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/13/mlk-open-closed?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 -0600 The archdiocese has filed for bankruptcy. Now what? The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. But what does that mean? And what will it mean for local parishes, schools and parishioners? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/16/explaining-archdiocese-bankruptcy?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota road crash deaths fell to near-record lows in 2014 An early analysis of records by the state's Department of Public Safety found 356 people killed in 2014 crashes. Pedestrian deaths dropped significantly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/15/road-deaths-down?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:57:37 -0600 Almost 700 MN crashes as snow, wind, cold create driving havoc Blowing snow and icy conditions jammed highways across the Twin Cities and around the state. Officials advise no travel in northwest Minnesota and across southern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/08/snow-wind-cold-generating-crashes-backups-across-the-metro?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:02:37 -0600 Minnesota hockey great J.P. Parise dies Minnesota hockey icon J.P. Parise, father of Minnesota Wild star Zach Parise, died after an extended battle with lung cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/08/hockey-great-jp-parise?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:13:40 -0600 No indictment for officers in shooting death of Yee Vang A Ramsey County grand jury has decided not to indict the officers who shot and killed a carjacking suspect in August. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/07/yee-vang-grand-jury?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:21:57 -0600 Former fire department association treasurer charged with swindling funds Anthony Bronk is accused of using funds from the Minnesota State Fire Department Association for personal expenses including online dating fees and a vacation in Mexico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/05/bronk-charges?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:04:07 -0600 DNR: Miss. River tests find only slight evidence of invasive carp Water samples collected in August from Mississippi River pools in southeast Minnesota indicate only a small presence of bighead carp DNA, state natural resources officials say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/05/invasive-carp-dnr?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:24:25 -0600 Minnesota agency nets world record with giant paper ball An effort to encourage Minnesotans to recycle pays off for the state Pollution Control Agency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/29/recycling-record-ball-of-paper?refid=0 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:38:21 -0600 Top business stories of 2014 in Minnesota The after-effects of two massive information technology disasters late in 2013 continued to dominate the Minnesota business landscape in 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/26/top-business-stories?refid=0 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:07:49 -0600 Top 5: 2014 political stories in Minnesota MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy shares his list of the top Minnesota political stories of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/21/best-of-politics-2014?refid=0 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:06:00 -0600 #BlackLivesMatter protest fills Mall of America rotunda; 25 arrested Protesters with their arms in the air, chanting, "Hands up! Don't shoot!" walked through the Mall of America Saturday afternoon, while others gathered in the building's rotunda amid stories-high silver Christmas trees, chanting "Black Lives Matter." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/20/moa-blacklivesmatter-protest?refid=0 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:23:59 -0600 Rate of uninsured adults in Minnesota falls to record low About 135,000 Minnesota adults ages 18 to 64 years old secured health coverage over the past year, a jump that drove down the uninsured rate for that group, officials say. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/17/uninsured-rate-falls-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:42:37 -0600 MPR News wins duPont award for 'Betrayed by Silence' MPR News on Wednesday was named the recipient of an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for it's "Betrayed by Silence" series, which exposed how leaders of the Archdiocese of the Twin Cities Archdiocese continued to cover up abuse of children by priests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/17/mprnews-wins-dupont-award?refid=0 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:00:00 -0600 Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Minneapolis schools superintendent Minneapolis Public Schools' superintendent Bernadeia Johnson is stepping down from the job she has held for more than four years, creating more turmoil in the district at a time when it faces tough challenges. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/16/bernadeia-johnson-resigns?refid=0 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:16:34 -0600 Appeal denied: Vikes' Peterson remains suspended from NFL Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has lost his appeal to be reinstated into the NFL, the league said Friday. The players union says it's weighing "immediate legal remedies." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/12/adrian-peterson?refid=0 Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:16:04 -0600 Billy Joel coming to Target Center in May The Piano Man will play one show at 8 p.m. May 16. Tickets go on sale Dec. 19. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/11/billy-joel-target-center-concert?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:12:06 -0600 Victim in Minneapolis light rail stabbing was 58-year-old man On Monday, police arrested a 25-year-old Minneapolis man on probable cause of murder. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/10/mpls-lrt-stabbing-victim-identified?refid=0 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:44:07 -0600 Minneapolis bans e-cigs from bars, other indoor public spaces The Minneapolis City Council Friday voted to immediately ban electronic cigarette use from restaurants, stores, workplaces and other venues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/05/e-cig-ban-minneapolis?refid=0 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:57:16 -0600 Christmas carols: The good, bad and ugly Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence joined MPR News' The Daily Circuit for the annual exploration of Christmas carols that some folks might like to forget. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/04/christmas-carols-the-good-bad-and-ugly?refid=0 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600 Trial of accused cop killer Fitch moved to St. Cloud News coverage of the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer creates a "reasonable likelihood" that Brian Fitch would not get a fair trial in Dakota County, a judge ruled. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/02/trial-of-accused-cop-killer-fitch-moved-to-st-cloud?refid=0 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:50:28 -0600 Best Buy takes down website on Black Friday The website of Minnesota-based Best Buy was unavailable to customers for more than two hours Friday morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/28/best-buy-website?refid=0 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:51:30 -0600 St. Paul superintendent apologizes for Ferguson tweet Valeria Silva says she "reacted emotionally" but wasn't trying to "challenge the judgment of the police or the grand jury." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/26/silva-apologizes-ferguson-tweet?refid=0 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:57:35 -0600 Young woman who beat Mark Andrew receives no jail time -- at his request The former Hennepin County Board Chair asked that Deea LeShawn Elliot receive counseling and be required to study the arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/25/elliot-sentencing?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:01:09 -0600 Feds charge two Minnesotans with trying to aid ISIS Two young Minnesotans face federal conspiracy charges tied to their alleged efforts to provide "material support" to the radical group Islamic State, also known as ISIS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/25/feds-charge-two-minnesotans-with-aiding-isis?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:59:54 -0600 Baby gorilla born at Como Zoo dies The baby gorilla was doing well on Saturday, according to zoo officials, but on Sunday it became clear the health of the four-day-old was failing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/24/gorilla-death?refid=0 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:44:25 -0600 Leader of the Minnesota Opera resigns Kevin Ramach says he is stepping down to do creative work. Nina Archabal, most recently the director of the Minnesota Historical Society, will become interim director. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/21/leader-of-the-minnesota-opera-resigns?refid=0 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:00:00 -0600 Leader of the Minnesota Opera resigns Kevin Ramach said he is stepping down to return to creative work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/21/kevin-ramach?refid=0 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:10:11 -0600 MN jobless rate drops below 4%, first time since 2006 State employers add added 9,500 jobs in October, dipping the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 3.9 percent, down from 4.1 percent in September, state officials said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/20/mn-jobless-rates-drops?refid=0 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:50:20 -0600 Archdiocese reports $9.1M deficit, mulls bankruptcy The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reiterated that it is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain due to the growing potential for more lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/20/archdiocese-finances?refid=0 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:38:51 -0600 Como Park Zoo welcomes its first homegrown baby gorilla Como Park Zoo announced the birth of a male gorilla born in the wee hours Wednesday. Mother and baby are well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/19/como-zoo-baby-gorilla?refid=0 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:09:49 -0600 Imprisoned priest charged with sexual abuse in Wisconsin Wisconsin authorities charged the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer with second degree sexual assault after a man said Wehmeyer assaulted him in 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/17/wehmeyer-charge?refid=0 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:49:50 -0600 Hubbard: Don't blame KSTP, blame the police for #pointergate Hubbard Broadcasting Chair Stanley Hubbard, whose company owns KSTP, said the station was only reporting the news and the story was not racist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/14/hubbard?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:54:31 -0600 Hodges: Racism, police union conflict at heart of #pointergate On the Daily Circuit, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said a KSTP report accusing her of flashing gang signs while standing next to a young black man is rooted in racism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/14/daily-circuit-mayor-hodges-pointergate?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:06:00 -0600 Jon Stewart mocks #pointergate story on The Daily Show When #pointergate erupted last week many wondered what Jon Stewart would do with it on The Daily Show. Here's the answer: http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/13/jon-stewart-mocks-pointergate-story-on-the-daily-show?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:58:17 -0600 As designed, hunters bag fewer deer on opening weekend The most conservative hunting season in more than two decades is designed to rebuild deer populations across much of the Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/12/deer-hunt-opening-weekend?refid=0 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:00:10 -0600 Auditor: Lax system let ineligible people get public health care aid Minnesota's Department of Human Services didn't verify that low income people enrolling in health plans were eligible for benefits they received, the legislative auditor says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/12/mnsure-audit-results?refid=0 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:00:31 -0600 Welcome back, winter: Your guide to the first storm of the season Brace yourself, Minnesota. Winter is here &mdash; and the Polar Vortex is coming. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/09/first-winter-storm?refid=0 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:27:10 -0600 After Election Day, what's next? A guide to how it happened and what's next for Minnesota politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/05/what-now-election?refid=0 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:30:29 -0600 MN health officials monitoring 48 travelers as Ebola precaution The monitoring does not mean people have Ebola, but officials said it was important to keep tabs on those travelers and respond quickly should any symptoms develop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/05/mn-health-officials-monitoring-48-travelers?refid=0 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:40:26 -0600 Live blog: Results and coverage In today's midterm election, Minnesotans voted in U.S. Senate, governor, constitutional offices, school board and a host of state legislative races. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/04/election-2014-coverage?refid=0 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:22:37 -0600 Social Security approved for MN woman widowed by Ebola Federal officials have agreed to pay Patrick Sawyer's family their entitled benefits despite not getting a death certificate from Nigeria. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/03/social-security-approved-for-sawyer?refid=0 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:01:35 -0600 Using lessons from deployment as a student Vanessa Perbish was deployed for ten months to Iraq as a medic and is now studying global health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/30/vanessa-prebish?refid=0 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:26:56 -0500 Appetites: Sampling Minnesota's gonzo beer flavors Beer drinkers are seeing an onslaught of pumpkin brews, and it seems like every brewery out there has its own gonzo flavors hitting the market. Can this be a good trend? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/29/appetites-beer-sampling?refid=0 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:11:53 -0500 Audit details MNsure spending, internal control problems A new report finds the state's online health insurance marketplace hasn't consistently complied with rules laid out by state and federal officials. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/28/mnsure-audit-details-problems?refid=0 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:19:09 -0500 Jury backs Cass County couple over utility in stray voltage fight Randall and Peggy Norman sued Crow Wing Power in 2012 for negligence, saying poorly maintained wires near their farm damaged their cows. The utility said it did the work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/27/stray-voltage-fight-cass-county?refid=0 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:03:24 -0500 Arctic Cat recalls 40,000 ATVs amid gear box failures The Minnesota-based company is urging customers to stop riding the vehicles and bring them into dealers for free repairs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/24/arctic-cat-atv-recall?refid=0 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:45:03 -0500 Video: Gorilla ultrasound at Como Zoo shows mom, baby doing well Zoo babies? Folks love those photos. But here's something you don't see every day: A zoo baby before it's born. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/23/gorilla-ultrasound-at-comi-zoo-shows-mom-baby-doing-well?refid=0 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:24:47 -0500 Appetites: The beginner's guide to making a dessert cheese plate Everybody has seen the cheese and cracker plate, but increasingly local chefs are holding the cheese for dessert. Here are some tips on how to do it yourself. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/22/appetites-cheese-for-dessert?refid=0 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:17:23 -0500 Ebola questions? Health Department's new public hotline has answers The department has made arrangements for a translation service to help with calls from people who do not speak English. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/21/ebola-hotline?refid=0 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:06:37 -0500 Jazz radio legend Leigh Kamman dies at 92 Kamman began his broadcasting career in Minnesota in 1939. He worked in New York City during the 1950s, where he interviewed such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/18/leigh-kamman?refid=0 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:02:15 -0500 Weekend road construction closures continue Here's a look at some of the major weekend construction hassles around the Twin Cities metro area. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/17/road-construction?refid=0 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:47:08 -0500 New billboards renew effort to find Jacob Wetterling Law enforcement hopes the new campaign will bring new leads in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, who was abducted near his St. Joseph, Minnesota, home 25 years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/14/jacob-wetterling-billboards?refid=0 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:26:31 -0500 Clergy sex abuse settlement: The case -- and the law -- at a glance Attorneys for a victim of clergy sexual abuse settled a landmark public nuisance lawsuit Monday against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/13/archdiocese-settlement-cheat-sheet?refid=0 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:00:09 -0500 Minnesota predatory offender captured in Montana Todd Neil Triebold disappeared in June and officials warned then he might be armed, dangerous and heading for the Boundary Waters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/10/offender-captured?refid=0 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:23:36 -0500 Mendota Heights tennis coach accused of having sex with student The charges released by the Ramsey County Attorney's office say Daniel Hubbard Wilson, 27, met the then 15 year-old student when she was a freshman at Visitation School and he was a tennis coach. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/06/daniel-hubbard-wilson-charged?refid=0 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:26:23 -0500 Eight in alleged north Minneapolis heroin ring indicted "The heroin supply in Minneapolis has been depleted. It is going to be tougher to buy heroin in Minneapolis and in the Twin Cities," U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/06/8-in-alleged-north-minneapolis-heroin-ring-indicted?refid=0 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:00:05 -0500 Man charged with sex, kidnapping crimes tied to Andover teens Complaint: The 13-year-old girls were found huddled, crying behind a couch in the basement of Burnsville man's home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/02/charges-filed-in-andover-girls-case?refid=0 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:19:07 -0500 DNR: Zebra mussels confirmed in White Bear, Waconia lakes The infestation is advanced enough on those popular Twin Cities lakes that chemical treatment would likely not work, the DNR said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/26/zebra-mussels-white-bear-waconia?refid=0 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:37:03 -0500 Medical examiner rules NDSU student's death a homicide Police are seeking the public's help in the case of Thomas Bearson, whose body was discovered in Moorhead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/25/moorhead-death-ruled-homicide?refid=0 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:49:55 -0500 Latest phone scam threatens arrest if fines, taxes aren't paid The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is alerting consumers to be skeptical of callers asking for credit card information. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/24/phone-scam?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:06:37 -0500 Longest ship on Lake Superior runs aground in Duluth harbor The Paul R. Tregurtha had been departing with a full load of coal when it failed to negotiate the turn toward the Aerial Lift Bridge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/20/longest-ship-on-lake-superior-runs-aground-in-duluth-harbor?refid=0 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:16:48 -0500 Hennepin County attorney seeks child protection order for Peterson's son The county attorney's office wants a judge to halt unsupervised contact between the Vikings star and his son. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/19/hennepin-county-protection-petersons-son?refid=0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:49:35 -0500 Minneapolis eases alcohol restrictions on some eateries Council kills "antiquated" rules that barred some restaurants from generating more than 40 percent of sales from alcohol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/19/minneapolis-alcohol-restrictions?refid=0 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:57:41 -0500 Vikes owners admit 'mistake,' bar Peterson from team; Nike cuts ties Sponsors and retailers pushed back at the Vikings' Monday decision to let Peterson play while his child abuse case worked its way through the legal system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/17/vikings-deactivate-peterson?refid=0 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:20 -0500 PreferredOne pulls out of MNsure The insurer covered nearly 60 percent of Minnesotans enrolled in health plans through MNsure. Its exit is a major blow to the exchange, which is set to open its next open enrollment period Nov. 15. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/16/preferredone-mnsure?refid=0 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:31:31 -0500 After Peterson revelations, Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship The Minnetonka-based company said it "takes this matter very seriously particularly in light of our long-standing commitment to the protection of children." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/16/vikings-radisson-peterson?refid=0 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:30:56 -0500 NPR writer takes to social media to discuss corporal punishment Discussing corporal punishment on Twitter, Gene Demby heard the personal experiences of many. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/15/gene-demby?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:51:17 -0500 Peterson: I'm no child abuser; Vikings say he'll play Sunday In a statement, the star running back said while he wasn't a perfect parent, "I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/15/vikings-peterson-will-play?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:54:42 -0500 Vikings' Peterson charged in Texas with injuring his son; won't play Sunday Peterson's lawyer confirmed the football star was indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child in an incident involving Peterson's son. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/12/peterson-legal-situation?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:18:18 -0500 Zebra mussels found in Cass Lake; first for Bemidji area DNR officials say Cass Lake and many of the lakes near it are now considered zebra mussel infested after the species were recently discovered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/12/zebra-mussels-cass-lake?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:44:40 -0500 Appetites: Rediscovering hard cider Artisans are rediscovering the craft of hard cider brewing with unique beverages popping up everywhere apples are grown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/10/appetites-hard-cider?refid=0 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:19:57 -0500 Heart attack kills 'Miracle on Ice' player Bob Suter Suter was a defensemen on the legendary 'Miracle on Ice' 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union. He's the first player on that team to die. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/09/bob-suter?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:52:55 -0500 Minnesota tax officials making phone threats? It's a scam State officials say scammers pretending to be Revenue Department officials are trying to force unsuspecting callers to turn over credit card information. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/09/phone-scam?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:55:42 -0500 Map: Explore Minnesota apple orchards There are 116 apple orchards in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/31/map-explore-minnesota-apple-orchards?refid=0 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Skyway expert says public-private boundary creates confusion Part of the confusion over which skyway spaces are public is that it's different in each of the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/05/skyways-bill-lindeke?refid=0 Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:20:56 -0500 Authorities ID man killed in St. Paul police confrontation The two officers involved in the shooting were unharmed but believed their lives were in danger, Chief Tom Smith told reporters last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/02/man-shot-by-officer-identified-st-paul?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:28:58 -0500 Police search Blaine airport for accused murderer Law enforcement personnel are looking for Lyle "Ty" Marvin Hoffman, 44, who is charged in the shooting death of attorney Kelly Phillips last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/02/hoffman-search-blaine-airport?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:19:51 -0500 E. coli at Applebee's: Minnesota health officials blame cabbage Fifteen people in Minnesota were sickened by the produce, which was likely contaminated before it was distributed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/29/e-coli-at-applebees-health-officials-blame-cabbage?refid=0 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:45:02 -0500 FBI official: People recently left Minnesota to fight in Syria People living in Minnesota continue to travel overseas to fight for terrorist organizations in Syria, the top FBI official in Minneapolis said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/28/isis-syria-us-fighters?refid=0 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:01:30 -0500 Dylan comes home to Minnesota for November gigs Bob Dylan will return to Minnesota for three concerts in early November. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/08/bob-dylan-to-play-three-orpheum-theatre-shows-november-4-6/?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:24:22 -0500 Four charged in Fridley stabbings Anoka County prosecutors charged two men and two women in the stabbing of two Fridley men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/fridley-stabbing-charges?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0500 Apple announces iPhone 5 battery replacement program Apple announces a program to replace malfunctioning batteries in some of its popular iPhone 5 cellular phones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/26/iphone-battery?refid=0 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:39:46 -0500 Pedestrian hurt by Green Line train A witness told MPR News that the victim was a skateboarder trying to cross the tracks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/25/light-rail-incident?refid=0 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:40:00 -0500 Gov. Dayton takes the Ice Bucket Challenge The governor accepted the challenge from Twins owner Jim Pohlad. The national craze has raised millions for the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease. http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2014/08/gov-dayton-takes-the-ice-bucket-challenge/?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:37:45 -0500 DNR won't expand hunting in protected areas The areas are protected because they contain rare native plants and undisturbed shorelines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/19/dnr-wont-expand-hunting?refid=0 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:22:57 -0500 3 counties, tribal government added to spring storm aid list Roughly $30 million in eligible expenses have been identified in counties applying for aid. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/14/counties-added-to-aid-list?refid=0 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:05:50 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: From Japanese lanterns to double dutch Summer is winding down, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/14/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:29:19 -0500 LOL, cats: Internet Cat Video Festival returns this week It's the third year for the popular festival, which will run this Thursday as part of the Walker Art Center's free Open Field series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/11/cat-video-fest?refid=0 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:17:58 -0500 Attorney chosen to investigate Al Flowers arrest Attorney Don Lewis will investigate whether officers violated department policy regarding use of force in connection with the arrest, she said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/08/al-flowers-arrest-investigation?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:32:39 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 5 things from baseball road trips to garlic ice cream There is still some summer left to enjoy -- and we've got baseball road trips and blues festivals on our list of things to check out this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/07/your-minnesota-weekend-baseball-road-trips-and-garlic-ice-cream?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:31:57 -0500 Community outpouring expected for Officer Patrick's funeral Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty last week, leaving behind his wife and two teenage daughters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/05/officer-patrick-funeral?refid=0 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 05:00:00 -0500 Mosquito numbers down, West Nile virus still a threat The heat of August, paired with the heavy rains and flooding of early summer, have created conditions perfect for mosquitoes carrying the virus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/02/mosquito-threat?refid=0 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:36:29 -0500 Weekend road woes: Closures on parts of Crosstown, 35E, 35W Stretches of some major Twin Cities roads will close this weekend, creating more than a few driving hassles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/01/road-closures?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:54:56 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 5 things to see from performance art to sports films Selfies, sports movies and ping pong ball performances. Weekend fun in and near the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/01/your-minnesota-weekend-?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:44:36 -0500 W. St. Paul cop shooting suspect in 'serious' condition Fitch, 39, was captured Wednesday night in St. Paul's North End after an eight-hour manhunt ended in a gun battle that wounded him near Rice and Sycamore streets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/31/shooting-suspect-condition?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:44 -0500 Nienstedt says he will continue as archbishop In a column posted to the archdiocese's website, Nienstedt wrote: "I will continue to listen to those who express concerns about my leadership, but I will also continue serving as I have been called to do." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/30/nienstedt-column?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:16:47 -0500 Scannell apologizes after sexual misconduct guilty verdict "I have done wrong, and I take full responsibility for those mistakes and the pain that resulted," former Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/26/scannell-issues-apology-after-sexual-misconduct-guilty-verdict?refid=0 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:38:49 -0500 5 new laws in Minnesota that start Aug. 1 New laws about minimum wage, firearms and synthetic drugs start next week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/25/new-laws-in-minnesota-that-start-aug-1?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:08:52 -0500 White House recognizes 'On Being' creator Tippett Krista Tippett has won some of radio's most prestigious awards for her work exploring the complexities of faith and human life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/24/krista-tippett?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:56:52 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 6 things to do from plays to pow wows Plays, pow wows and lots of food and drink opportunities await you this weekend across Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/24/your-minnesota-weekend-6-things-to-do-from-plays-to-pow-wows?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:11:12 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: 5 summer festivals The weekend forecast looks like classic summer -- perfect weather to enjoy a festival or two. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/18/your-minnesota-weekend-5-summer-festivals-?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:50:25 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: All-Star edition It's all about the All-Star game this weekend, but if you can't go, we've got you covered with book suggestions and gardening tips. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/11/your-minnesota-weekend-allstar-edition?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:15:48 -0500 Video: Slow work sliding I-35E bridge into place Despite a snag Wednesday night, construction workers expect to have the Larpenteur Avenue bridge above Interstate 35E in St. Paul in place Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/10/video-workers-slide-i35e-bridge?refid=0 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:52:29 -0500 Met Council OKs 'train like' rapid bus route for St. Paul The "arterial bus rapid transit" is projected to make local bus service as much as 25 percent faster without making major changes to the street. It's the first of its kind in the Twin Cities, officials said. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/met-council-oks-train-like-rapid-bus-route-for-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:47:40 -0500 5 ways to enjoy All-Star fun outside the park There are plenty of ways to join the fun outside the park, starting Thursday and running through Tuesday when Target Field hosts Major League Baseball's mid-summer classic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/5-ways-to-enjoy-allstar-fun-outside-the-park?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:52:57 -0500 Triple shooting in Minneapolis follows police chief's visit Police are looking for suspects in a shooting that seriously injured three women in north Minneapolis early Wednesday, just a day after Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges visited several neighborhoods hit hard by recent violence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/triple-shooting-in-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 07:04:53 -0500 DNR declares second Becker County lake infested after zebra mussel found Days after confirming zebra mussels in one Becker County Lake, officials on Thursday acknowledged another lake in the county is infested. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/03/dnr-declares-second-becker-county-lake-infested-after-zebra-mussel-found?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:32:36 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Fourth of July edition Independence Day is expected to go off with a bang across Minnesota, even though flooding has shifted some of the festivities around. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/03/your-minnesota-weekend-fourth-of-july?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:05:33 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: How do mosquitoes transmit disease? It's mosquito season in Minnesota and those insects can be more than just a nuisance. They also can be hazardous to your health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/01/ask-dr-hallberg-how-do-mosquitoes-transmit-disease?refid=0 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:15:10 -0500 Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges on her first six months Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges now confronts what could be one of her most important decisions as mayor -- what to do about the proposed southwest light rail line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/30/betsy-hodges?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:44:22 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Classic summer edition, with a side of jazz Get ready for a mixed bag weather weekend that should feature a little something for everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/27/your-minnesota-weekend-batten-down-the-hatches-more-rain-on-the-way?refid=0 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:21:13 -0500 Friday Festivals: Water Ski Days This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Lake City, Minn., for the 43rd annual Water Ski Days Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/27/friday-festivals-water-ski-days?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:08:53 -0500 Project 515 ends after same-sex marriage battle won Project 515 got its start in 2006, when states across the country were considering bans on same-sex marriage. It was named for the 515 state laws that treated same-sex couples differently than straight couples. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/26/project-515?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:34:00 -0500 Reporter Damien Cave on what he learned from I-35 The New York Times explored the I-35 corridor in "The Way North." Reporter Damien Cave and photographer Todd Heisler journeyed through the heart of the country reporting on how immigration has changed the landscape. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/damien-cave?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:30:49 -0500 State Fair announces new foods for 2014 Gorging on State Fair food is one of Minnesota's guilty pleasures. The fair on Wednesday didn't disappoint when it unveiled new eats for 2014, from chocolate dessert salami to walleye mac & cheese. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/minnesota-state-fair-food-2014?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:53:56 -0500 General Mills eyes cost cuts amid poor sales, weak forecast The Golden Valley-based food giant has been struggling to boost its cereal and yogurt sales amid stiff competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/general-mills-eyes-cost-cuts-amid-poor-sales-weak-forecast?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:13:03 -0500 Appetites: Shore lunch puts freshest fish on menu Beth Dooley, author of "Minnesota's Bounty: the Farmers Market Cookbook," joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk about shore lunch. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/25/appetites-shore-lunch?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:50:00 -0500 Minn. geology combined with wet soil is recipe for mudslides Satish Gupta, professor at the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water and Climate has his eye on mudslides -- like the one that sent a Mississippi River bank plummeting last week near the University of Minnesota's Fairview Medical Center campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/24/mudslides?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:48:11 -0500 Flood updates: Guardsmen leave Int'l. Falls; emergency declaration extended As flood waters around the state keep rising, Gov. Mark Dayton has extended an emergency declaration for 35 counties for another 30 days, saying he expects a new $3 million disaster assistance account will be exhausted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/24/flood-update?refid=0 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:03:53 -0500 Blue Line train strikes, kills Minneapolis pedestrian Authorities are on the scene of the accident near the intersection of E. 35th Street and Highway 55 in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/20/blue-line-train-strikes-kills-minneapolis-pedestrian?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:16:09 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: From cheese curds to the World Cup It's been a soggy week, but that shouldn't stop you from making weekend plans. From Indian classical singers to doughnuts, we've broken it down for you. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/20/minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:32:55 -0500 Friday Festivals: Cheese Curd Festival This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Ellsworth, Wis., where they're celebrating cheese curds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/20/friday-festivals-cheese-curd-festival?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:23:30 -0500 Live updates: Breaking weather news As record rains inundate Minnesota, you can use this live blog to keep up with breaking news about flash flood alerts, road closures and forecasts. http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/19/heavy-rains-cause-traffic-headaches-in-twin-cities-around-the-state#live?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:08:09 -0500 Storms dampen weekend festivities; more rain on the way Showers and thunderstorms have already dumped heavy rain on portions of southwest Minnesota, with more than an inch reported in Redwood Falls. <a href="v">MPR News meteorologist Craig Edwards says</a> residents in and around the Twin Cities metro area should expect rain and wind throughout the weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/14/storms-dampen-festivities?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 15:58:09 -0500 Report: Medtronic in talks to combine with Irish rival Covidien A report in The Wall Street Journal says the deal is valued at more than $40 billion and could be announced Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/14/medtronic-covidien-reportedly-in-talks?refid=0 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:46:19 -0500 Throw the switch: Green Line launching with hopes, skepticism aboard There'll be speeches, celebrations, free rides and plenty of fanfare as the Green Line launches Saturday. But the way it all started was kind of boring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/13/green-line-opening-saturday?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:08:29 -0500 Greg McNeal on Minnesota Somalis traveling to Syria to fight Greg McNeal, an expert on national security law from Pepperdine University, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the recent news that as many as 15 young Somali-American men from the Twin Cities have traveled to Syria to join radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/13/greg-mcneal?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:59:18 -0500 St. Louis archdiocese: Reporting on deposition 'has impugned Archbishop Carlson's good name' In a deposition released Monday, St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said he wasn't sure whether he knew it was illegal for adults to have sex with children when he served as chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the 1980s. The St. Louis archdiocese is contesting the assertion, saying reporting on the remarks has taken them out of context. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/st-louis-archdiocese-reporting-on-deposition-has-impugned-archbishop-carlsons-good-name?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:09:39 -0500 Appetites: Eating well in the BWCA a worthwhile challenge Paddling, portaging, hiking, and appreciating natural beauty is what it's all about, good food is also a critical part of the equation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/11/appetites-bwca?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:33:38 -0500 St. Paul library renamed after former mayor The Saint Paul Central Library on Rice Park was renamed the George Latimer Central Library today, in honor of the man who served as the city's mayor from 1976 until 1990. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/10/st-paul-library-renamed-after-former-mayor?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:33:54 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Perfect for staying in or exploring This weekend has a mix of rain and sunshine -- perfect for exploring, cooking over fire or staying in to catch up on "Fargo." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/07/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:53:18 -0500 Appetites: Don't play with fire, cook with it The saying "now we're cooking with gas" just doesn't have enough firepower for cookbook author Paula Marcoux. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/04/appetites-cooking-with-fire?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:23:50 -0500 Rep. Tim Walz on Shinseki's resignation Rep. Tim Walz was one of many lawmakers who called for Shinseki to step down. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/30/rep-tim-walz-on-shinseki-resignation?refid=0 Fri, 30 May 2014 16:34:01 -0500 Photos: Think the roads are bad now? That's nothing In the early days of Minnesota, roads were not good. The railroad took people long distances and the roads were an afterthought. But with the advent of automobiles and bicylces, the Good Roads Movement took hold in the state, leading to the creation of the State Department of Highways in 1917. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/29/minnesota-roads-history?refid=0 Fri, 30 May 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Appetites: A look at America's processed food In the book, "Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal," New York Times writer Melanie Warner takes a look at American food, and its ties to obesity, diabetes, and a host of other health problems. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/28/appetites-pandoras-lunchbox?refid=0 Wed, 28 May 2014 16:04:25 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Treating alcohol abuse with drugs A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that two prescription drugs, acamprosate and oral naltrexone, are "associated with reduction in return to drinking." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/27/ask-dr-hallberg-treating-alcohol-abuse-with-drugs?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2014 18:57:22 -0500 Friday Festivals: Canoe Heritage Day This week's exploration of the upper Midwest's many summer festivals brings us to Spooner, Wis. where they're celebrating the canoe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/23/friday-festivals-canoe-heritage-day?refid=0 Fri, 23 May 2014 17:01:00 -0500 5 iconic toys born in Minnesota Minnesotans had a hand in developing a number of childhood favorites. One St. Paul man invented both Twister and Nerf balls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/22/5-iconic-toys-born-in-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 22 May 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Road trip across Minn. for pie, smoked fish Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, recommends a variety of regional specialties, from smoked fish to pie, that are worthy of a foodie pilgrimage or two. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/21/appetites-road-trip?refid=0 Wed, 21 May 2014 14:13:08 -0500 Researcher Bill Route on how to give a spring checkup to a baby eagle The eagle survey, which began in 2006, enlists professional tree climbers who reach the nests with cameras on their helmets. The tree climber then puts an eaglet in a sack, brings it down to the scientists for blood and feather samples, and then returns it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/researcher-bill-route-on-testing-baby-eagles?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 17:59:00 -0500 Minnetonka-based Carlson sells off TGI Fridays chain The chain got its start in 1965 when the first location opened in New York City. Carlson bought it in 1975 when there were only 12 restaurants. Now there are 900 restaurants in 60 countries with sales of $2.7 billion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/tgi-fridays-sale?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 16:24:37 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Sequencing the genome Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis, joined All Things Considered to talk about what he's learning about genome sequencing at the Understand Your Genome Conference and what it tells us about the future of medicine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/20/hallberg-genome-sequencing?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 15:27:16 -0500 Ousted Target CEO to get $16 million in severance The package, disclosed in a federal securities filing Monday comes two weeks after Steinhafel agreed to resign as pressure mounted over the fallout from Target's massive customer data breach and its financial struggles expanding into Canada, which has hurt its reputation among customers and cost the company millions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/19/steinhafel-to-get-16-million-in-severance?refid=0 Mon, 19 May 2014 18:43:24 -0500 Minnesota's US Attorney Luger makes heroin a priority Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andy Luger has only been working at the post a few months, but he's already made heroin a high-profile priority for his office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/19/us-attorney-luger-heroin?refid=0 Mon, 19 May 2014 14:23:20 -0500 Author Damian Fowler discusses one family's quest after a tragic plane crash Damian Fowler is the author of "Falling Through Clouds." He joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk about his book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/15/author-damien-fowler-discusses-one-familys-quest-after-a-tragic-plane-crash?refid=0 Thu, 15 May 2014 15:01:13 -0500 Q&A with Dr. Hallberg: The effects of ACA in the Doctor's office Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis came by to discuss how the new health care law is playing out in the doctor's office. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/13/qa-with-dr-hallberg-the-effects-of-aca-in-the-doctors-office?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2014 18:39:56 -0500 Polls open today to fill Hennepin County board seat Former state Rep. Marion Greene and St. Louis Park Council Member Anne Mavity are on the ballot for the third district seat that covers St. Louis Park and much of southwest Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/13/hennepin-county-board-election?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2014 10:34:52 -0500 Your Minnesota Weekend: Catch a fish, or train The weekend is finally here. And with that first spring storm under our belt, we're ready to hit the lakes running. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/09/your-minnesota-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 09 May 2014 13:40:27 -0500 Police: Man jumped from Minn. bridge as a stunt Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says the county attorney could seek charges against the man who jumped and the person videotaping him, once they're found. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/08/bridge-jump?refid=0 Thu, 08 May 2014 17:04:03 -0500 5 things to know about tornadoes in Minnesota Just how deadly is Minnesota's tornado season? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/08/tornado-facts-minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 08 May 2014 10:28:33 -0500 Feds order railroads to warn towns when Bakken oil is near The order also requires railroads to provide state emergency officials at least one railroad contact and advises haulers to share information with emergency responders in the affected communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/07/feds-order-railroads-to-warn-towns-when-bakken-oil-is-near?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2014 17:10:29 -0500 Appetites: Spring brings fresh greens, lighter cuisine With such a late winter, you may be surprised to see many farmers' market stalls bursting with produce. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/07/appetites-spring-greens?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2014 09:15:40 -0500 Report: Climate change bringing more severe weather to Minn. Increased heat, extreme rainfall, prolonged drought and their repercussions could put significant stress on existing infrastructure and ecosystems in Minnesota, the report says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/06/climate-change-report?refid=0 Tue, 06 May 2014 09:18:35 -0500 How the Minneapolis Comic Con is like a 'nerd prom' Dispatches from Minneapolis' Comic Con: I came to the Minneapolis event with my 9-year-old son Max, who is a second-generation nerd. I grew up with Darth Vader, Captain Kirk, and Doctor Who's Tom Baker. Max is more familiar with Anakin Skywalker, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and Doctor Who's Matt Smith. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/05/how-the-minneapolis-comic-con-is-like-a-nerd-prom/?refid=0 Mon, 05 May 2014 12:21:17 -0500 Austin, Minn. teen is a Youtube sensation The Minnesota Lynx have invited Molly Kate Kestner to sing the national anthem before their first WNBA pre-season game of the year tonight at Target Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/05/music?refid=0 Mon, 05 May 2014 09:51:33 -0500 Twin Cities author William Kent Krueger wins Edgar Award The coming-of-age book is set in the fictional town of New Bremen, somewhere in the "broad valley of the Minnesota River." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/02/william-kent-krueger-edgar-award?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2014 06:19:17 -0500 Republican Daudt 'frustrated' with Dayton's call for bonding Republicans say they weren't convinced by Gov. Mark Dayton's suggestions in his State of the State speech to borrow more money for state projects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/01/daudt-state-of-state-response?refid=0 Thu, 01 May 2014 09:31:50 -0500 Dayton: State investments require 'careful' approach DFL Gov. Mark Dayton followed up his State of the State speech by talking with MPR's Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/01/dayton-interview?refid=0 Thu, 01 May 2014 08:26:52 -0500 Q&A with Andersen CEO Jay Lund The company plans to spend $18 million on the facility that will employ at least 100 new full-time workers starting sometime next year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/30/qa-with-andersen-ceo-jay-lund?refid=0 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:34:12 -0500 Live: Gov. Dayton delivers State of the State address Listen live to Gov. Mark Dayton deliver his annual State of the State address. He will use the opportunity to present his vision for Minnesota. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/Gov_Daytons_State_of_the_State_address?refid=0 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:17:43 -0500 Appetites: How to prepare for Minn. Craft Beer Week Look for events across the state, from tastings in Duluth to firkin tappings in Southern Minnesota and plenty of other beer-centric fun in between. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/30/appetites-craft-beer-week?refid=0 Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:51:48 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's behind the resurgence of measles and mumps? Dr. Jon Hallberg is a doctor in family medicine at the U of M, and he spoke with MPR News about these two ailments that are included in the same childhood vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/29/ask-dr-hallberg-whats-behind-the-resurgence-of-measles-and-mumps?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:33:21 -0500 KARE 11 reporter Karla Hult on the latest in the Byron Smith trial It's been a dramatic week in a Little Falls courtroom, where 65-year-old Byron Smith is on trial. Smith is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. Karla Hult is covering the trial for MPR News partner KARE 11 and was in the courtroom today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/25/kare-11-reporter-karla-hult-on-the-latest-in-the-byron-smith-trial?refid=0 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:56:04 -0500 Deposition of the Rev. Kevin McDonough to be released The deposition was part of a lawsuit brought by a man who says he was sexually abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the mid-1970s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/23/-kevin-mcdonough-deposition?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:37:52 -0500 Compromise pushes cell phone tracking bill forward Sen. Branden Petersen told MPR News's Tom Crann that a tracking warrant is still better than the current system, in which law enforcement does not have to establish "probable cause" before collecting ongoing data about people's location. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/23/tougher-cell-phone-tracking-bill?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:09:25 -0500 Appetites: Cheap eats in the Twin Cities Like many of us, you're probably trying to eke out the most from your food budget &mdash; and have a fun night out every now and then too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/23/appetites-cheap-eats?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:29:53 -0500 'Downton Abbey' gets a U of M medical check up An exhibit at the University of Minnesota features medical books and artifacts from the time of Downton Abbey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/22/downton-abbey-medical-stories?refid=0 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:15:27 -0500 Archbishop Nienstedt's testimony in clergy abuse case to be released The four-hour deposition marked the first time Archbishop John Nienstedt has had to answer questions under oath about clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since he was appointed to its helm six years ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/21/archbishop-nienstedts-sworn-testimony-to-be-released?refid=0 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:25:16 -0500 Graywolf editor: Variety key to poetry winning streak Graywolf Press only puts out about 30 books a year, but is racking up an impressive list of awards for the work it publishes -- especially poetry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/16/graywolf-press-awards?refid=0 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:16:10 -0500 Appetites: For all of Lake Superior's food gems, go full circle The world's largest freshwater lake is an obvious source of inland seafood, but its shoreline communities have honed a much broader food culture worth exploring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/16/appetites-lake-superior?refid=0 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:39:04 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Diseases that travel the world A Minnesota man contracted Lassa fever when traveling in West Africa. He was admitted to the hospital shortly after his arrival at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport earlier this month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/15/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:24:01 -0500 New exhibit looks at the controversial genius of John James Audubon John James Audubon set out in the early 1800s with the goal of painting every bird of America, life-sized and in color, and then publishing his work. "Given that he was basically a shopkeeper on the American frontier, to have this idea was kind of ridiculous," said Don Luce, curator of "Audubon and the Art of Birds" running at the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History through June 8. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/14/audubon-exhibit-bell-natural-history-museum?refid=0 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57:10 -0500 Report: Archdiocese has 'serious shortcomings' protecting children from sex abuse Concentrated power, poor oversight and communication breakdowns are among the serious shortcomings inside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that opened the door "for some priests to harm children," a panel ordered by the archbishop said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/14/archdiocese-report?refid=0 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:26:02 -0500 Appetites: Smelt are a tasty small fry For people caught between ice and open water fishing, and for Christians observing lent, the local smelt fry is easily the hottest address in town. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/09/appetites-smelt?refid=0 Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:24:49 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio for mobile devices Get the MPR News and MPR streaming apps for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android mobile device. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/04/about/site/mobile?refid=0 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:58:16 -0500 Road construction season's here: MnDOT unveils $1.1 billion in 2014 projects The $1.1 billion program includes 74 projects in the Twin Cities and 194 projects in Greater Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/03/news/road-work-projects?refid=0 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:34:53 -0500 MNsure to announce enrollment estimates MNSure officials say they should know later Tuesday morning how many Minnesotans enrolled in health care plans by last night's deadline. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/01/health/mnsure-enrollment?refid=0 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:42:48 -0500 Appetites: Taprooms bubble up across Minn. Minnesota is in the midst of a taproom boom. Including open and soon-to-open taprooms, there are about 25 in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and many more across the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/26/appetites/tap-rooms-bubble-up-across-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:33:11 -0500 Attorney of former nurse discusses client's overturned conviction The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a former nurse who advised several people to commit suicide over the Internet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/19/terry-watkins?refid=0 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:46:50 -0500 Minnesota food culture well represented among James Beard nominees The James Beard Awards annually recognize the best in food &mdash; from restaurants to cookbooks to writing and programming &mdash; across North America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/18/james-beard-award-nominees-from-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:48:41 -0500 Bemidji woman faces manslaughter charge in 6-year-old's hypothermia death Rachel Downer was charged in court Monday. Law officers and emergency medical personnel found the girl, Mercedes Mayfield, unresponsive outside a Bemidji apartment building last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/17/regional/bemidji-frozen-child-charges?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:53:13 -0500 Photos: St. Paul's St. Patrick's Day parade A live photo stream from downtown St. Paul's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The march begins at noon. http://live.mprnews.org/Event/St_Patricks_Day_2014?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:34:39 -0500 The winter slog continues: Check radar and road conditions Winter storm watches and warnings are cropping up all over the state for the early part of the week, extending from late Monday night through Tuesday and into Wednesday evening in some places. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/17/the-winter-slog-continues-check-radar-and-road-conditions?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:46:07 -0500 Your Minnesota weekend: Classics, caves and saints (real and imagined) Looking for something to do this weekend? There's plenty happening around the state. A quick guide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/14/your-minnesota-weekend-classics-caves-and-saints-real-and-imagined?refid=0 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:34:54 -0500 Election Day for 1,100 Minnesota townships Five counties are also holding special elections, four of which address school building bonds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/11/election-day-for-1100-minnesota-townships?refid=0 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:37:57 -0500 This weekend: I-35E to close south of Little Canada The closure will last until 5 a.m. Monday, March 10. Traffic will be diverted to I-94 on the south end of the closure and I-694 on its northern end. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/07/this-weekend-i35e-to-close-south-of-little-canada?refid=0 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:05:13 -0600 Green Line train derails near Capitol Crews are attempting to dig out a derailed Green Line train in downtown St. Paul. http://blogs.mprnews.org/cities/2014/02/green-line-train-derails-near-capitol/?refid=0 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:30:12 -0600 Major winter storm blows through: One death reported, dozens of injuries, and traffic trauma Sixty-four people have been injured and one person has died on state roads and highways since Thursday afternoon as a huge winter storm made its way across Minnesota. Meanwhile, school cancellations and early storm warnings kept many people at home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/21/weather/major-winter-storm-moves-through?refid=0 Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:19:52 -0600