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Friday, September 22, 2017

With Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, shutting down all power and most communication, many Puerto Ricans in Minnesota are still awaiting word from friends and family on the island. (09/22/2017)
Minnesota lawmakers passed a $542 million financial safety net for insurance companies last session to stabilize the state's individual health insurance market, but still needed a federal waiver to proceed. After weeks of anxious waiting, officials say they got the OK. (09/22/2017)
Minnesota was one of 21 states notified Friday of attempted Russian hacking. (09/22/2017)
Arizona Sen. John McCain is the second Republican to oppose the legislation, after Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came out against it last week. If one more GOP senator is against the bill, it won't pass.
The photographer and filmmaker likes to link past and present in his work.
"≈[almost equal to]" looks at economic insecurity as seen through the eyes of different characters.
The Minnesota Vikings say quarterback Sam Bradford will not play against Tampa Bay because of his ailing left knee.
With the Rochester Art Center's finances still in doubt, and several former employees filing complaints for back pay, there's a lot riding on this year's fundraiser.
More paving on Interstate 94 in the west metro will likely be the newest, biggest driving headache this weekend. Here's a guide.
Two days of mediated, closed-door talks between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-led Legislature failed to produce a deal. Dayton said GOP leaders lied about the cash they had to keep the Capitol operating.
Russell Lehmann, who has autism, suffered a major meltdown at the airport in June. An airline employee saw him and tried to help. That "meant the world," Russell says, and changed his life.
Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has said that Obama's policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had "weaponized" the Education Department to "work against schools and against students."
The credit reporting agency set up a website to help people determine whether they had been affected by a cyberattack. But on Twitter, Equifax repeatedly pointed people to a phishing site.
Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP's last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law.
Organized by a conservative student publication and right-wing activist Milo Yiannopoulos, the event is a response to what they see as university efforts to shut down conservative speakers on campus.
Friday marks the last day at MPR News for producer Eugene Cha, who is relocating out of state with his family.
Lauren Hughes and Alex Junge are friends who both work at Midwest Special Services in the Twin Cities. They recently sat down in the StoryCorps Airstream trailer for a conversation about life with autism.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the latest in local sports.
University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley says warmer than average falls have been a trend in recent years.
President Trump insists in a tweet that the bill covers pre-existing conditions, a point also made by Sen. Bill Cassidy, a sponsor of the legislation. But there's a catch.
Dotard means a person in a feeble or childish state due to old age. It's a translation of a Korean word, "neukdari," which is a derogatory reference to an old person.
"Roll With the Punches" features five original songs and 10 cover versions of blues and soul classics.
In the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph screamer, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all teams to extend protective netting to the end of the dugouts.
"It's more important than ever for people to use their platform for good and I have always wanted to find a way to share my love of cycling with others," said the 2017 WNBA MVP.
Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than anyone first knew in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race -- and Congress wants answers.
Earlier, Kim Jong Un branded President Trump as "deranged" and warned that he will "pay dearly" for his threat to "totally destroy" the North if it attacks.
Transport for London said Uber demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. The car-hailing app is used by 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers in London.
The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm's devastation.
In all, 60 people have been rescued since the quake hit at midday Tuesday. Meanwhile, the official death toll rose to 286.
For the sixth time in the last seven seasons, the Minnesota Lynx are in the WNBA Finals. But even if appearances in the finals have become routine, there's no lack of motivation for this year's squad.
The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research opened its doors to the public last week to highlight a few of its projects during its annual AIS Showcase.
Former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was interviewed by retired MPR host Gary Eichten about a wide range of current issues, from hurricanes and earthquakes to immigration and health care.
The U of M developed apple, "First Kiss," will be available in 2018.

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