News & Features Archive

Monday, July 7, 2014

Samples from Spring Park's municipal water supply system found elevated levels of an industrial solvent. (07/07/2014)
Expect storm clusters to increase and move in through this evening. Primary threats are damaging winds and large hail. (07/07/2014)
Self-serve beer
Baseball fans will now be able to buy beer by the ounce at Target Field. (07/07/2014)
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages. Brody had previously questioned whether that would be enough money to pay all claims.
From the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival: Three top legal scholars offer their analysis of the Supreme Court's recent term, and explore the decisions of the Roberts court. From the free speech and religious rights of corporations to abortion protest limits, affirmative action and voting rights... what can we learn from the reasoning and decisions so far?
This year Republicans are talking economy, not social issues.
Boko Haram extremists have been waging an insurgency for five years in northern Nigeria, demanding the establishment of an Islamic state.
Keep an eye out for potentially severe storms this afternoon and evening. We'll track the storms on MPR News on All Things Considered during the afternoon and evening.
They've set a target date of July 21 for reopening the backcountry. Visitors may rebook backcountry reservations online starting July 21.
The Turnblad Mansion -- from its kitchen to bathroom to stairwells -- is the set for the world premiere dance-theater piece KOM HIT! (Swedish for "Come here!").
Last week, the police department announced there had been more shootings, but fewer homicides, in the city in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year.
Two Minnesota Twins players were named to the All-Star roster.
Francis noted the abuse caused some victims to resort to addictions, or even suicide.
MPR News Reporter Brandt Williams joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the violent weekend.
Thirty years ago today, Bruce Springsteen hit No. 1 in the U.S. with the song "Born in the USA."
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins The Daily Circuit to give his perspective on the national political scene.
Chris Farrell of Marketplace and Bloomberg Businessweek joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the way millennials are managing their finances.
John Hope Bryant says the poor just need the right tools, and some inspiration.
Veterans of the Iraq War face a host of challenges. Is the government doing enough to offer support?
Phil Stewart, Pentagon correspondent for Reuters, discusses his reporting on the US keeping a secret military presence in Somalia since around 2007.
Officials say the three incidents are not related.
Authorities have not named the victim yet. The body was turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Firefighters said at least two people died in their homes from collapsed walls in the Guatemalan town of San Marcos.
More than 50,000 unaccompanied minors have been caught on the U.S.-Mexico border this year.
American intelligence officials have been concerned about new al-Qaida efforts to produce a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is on the AL coaching staff for the July 15th game at Target Field.
A national poll done by NPR with our partners at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health finds that more than one in every four Americans say they had a great deal of stress in the previous month.
Every weekend, all summer long, we're sending photographers to capture the essence of Minnesota's myriad summer fairs, festivals and assorted tradition. The pictures are published every Monday.
If you've danced to an Afrobeat-heavy pop song, dipped hummus, sipped coconut water, participated in a color run or sported a henna tattoo, then you've Columbused something.
The actress spent 12 crucial years of her career on the blacklist. At the same time her career was taking off, so was the anti-communism paranoia in Congress.
A patchwork of permissions and workarounds means that, as a nation, we don't have any national standards when it comes to raw milk testing and safety.
In Barcelona, an Aerolineas Argentinas plane crossed a runway directly into the path of a landing Russian airliner. It could have been catastrophic.
Eighty-five female Marines made it through an infantry training course last fall. Now the Marines have a more ambitious plan.
Trooper Michael Cleveland was taking a left turn from Red Circle Drive onto Shady Oak Road in Minnetonka when he was hit by a Ford Explorer that ran a red light.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on how to regulate development along the 72-mile Mississippi River corridor in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
The Hmong Freedom Celebration 34th Annual Sport Festival, held at Como Park, had two days packed with soccer, flag football, and Hmong games Hmoob Tujlub and Ka tao, dancing, food and crafts.
Minnesotans are spending millions of dollars to deal with nitrate contamination in their water, and the state agriculture department says it's time to insist that farmers do more to prevent the problem.
Located at 1329 5th Street St., and at 20,000 square feet, the TargetExpress store will be about one sixth the size of a typical Target big box. The doors open July 23.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks with Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute about her new book, "Hard Choices." She discusses her experiences dealing with the world's hot spots and shares her ideas about health care, income inequality and climate change. Clinton answered questions from the audience and from Facebook.

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