News & Features Archive

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Minneapolis city council panel also proposes an easing of some regulations for taxi companies. (07/08/2014)
Poor health and disability are common among people who say they suffer from a lot of stress, according to a national poll by NPR, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. (07/08/2014)
Italian engineers say they've finally come up with a way to brew espresso on the International Space Station. (07/08/2014)
Home health care workers in Minnesota are moving ahead with a union election, even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that similar workers don't have to pay any union dues.
The killings were part of a violent weekend in the city, which also included a pair of stabbings.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival along with two of the CDC's disease detectives. You'll hear how the Epidemic Intelligence Service works to protect us from biological warfare and infectious diseases. TB, anthrax, MERS, rabies, meningitis, the plague, the CDC disease detectives are out around the world because they say a health threat anywhere is a health threat everywhere.
The rain has led to more black flies and a shortened nesting season for many of the state's birds.
Operators of a Minnesota horse racing track shorted race purses by nearly $437,000 over four years during which regulators failed to adequately scrutinize the payouts.
Author Nell Bernstein says we are failing America's children by locking them up.
The laboratory on the NIH campus had been transferred to the Food and Drug Administration in 1972. It was being cleaned out as the FDA was preparing to move that lab to its main campus.
The money is almost twice the amount that officials had previously suggested would be requested.
Roughly a dozen-and-a-half staffers have taken voluntarily buyouts and will be leaving the newspaper. The Newspaper Guild said the departing members have 586 years of newspaper experience.
Met Council Chair Sue Haigh said that while the agreement isn't final, it's a big step toward finally securing Minneapolis' consent.
Jesse Ventura brought his defamation lawsuit before home-state jurors Tuesday in a bid to punish the estate of late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
Life in downtown Minneapolis will be getting a pair of disruptions this weekend: Basilica Block Party and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game isn't until Tuesday, July 15 but road closures start as early as Friday morning.
It says regulators took years to notice the track improperly calculated amounts that should go into purses for winning horse owners.
Each train can carry about 3 million gallons of oil.
The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries related to the defects have been reported.
The full 168-member RNC is expected to ratify the choice next month.
MLB All-Star week will also include a Saturday concert by Grammy-winning rockers Imagine Dragons at the TCF Bank Stadium.
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from those countries are subject to persecution.
The Republican Party is not speaking to its average voter, a new political movement says.
On this day in 1954, Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played a new song on the radio for the first time -- it was the music of Elvis Presley.
Schools can make a big difference in the lives of students who have asthma, for better or worse.
It's the largest-ever college, by enrollment, to be shut down in this way.
The book is Leslie Morgan Steiner's memoir of living with an abusive husband.
This week's op-ed columnist argues that Facebook's recent experiment shows they don't understand their own users.
As part of his four-part plan, Holder called on European countries to adopt statutes similar to one in the United States.
Speed-eating competitions are popular over the Fourth of July weekend.
It's never been done before in Minnesota, but MnDOT engineers are preparing to slide a 3.5 million pound bridge into place Wednesday night.
Brown apparently understands that with Kickstarter, the money donation website, people will throw money at you if everyone else is too, no matter how stupid the campaign.
J.K. Rowling has a new short story about the adult Harry Potter, written in the form of a gossip column by Rita Skeeter.
The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council have struck a tentative deal that could allow the proposed Southwest light rail project to move forward.
Brooklyn Center Police Cmdr. Brian Peters said the family member attempted to move an SUV to make room around a barbecue grill
Though federal veterans cemeteries allow the spouses of gay veterans to be interred with their loved ones, Taylor said she was surprised to find the Idaho cemetery does not.
The findings are based on a survey of 17,110 students conducted in 2012, about four years after the students obtained their bachelor's degrees.
Mark Anfinson spoke with Phil Picardi on the MPR News show Morning Edition about the case. He's a Twin Cities attorney and adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, who specializes in First Amendment and media law
Though the ride sharing apps and drivers are operating in Minneapolis, they don't have the authority to do so.
Poor health and disability are common among people who say they suffer from a lot of stress, according to a national poll by NPR.
In the last nine months, more than 50,000 children and teenagers have crossed that border illegally on their own, most from Central America.
Researchers say chronic stress associated with harassment and discrimination is making sexual and gender minorities much more vulnerable to suicide and other health problems than the general population.
In the first of three reports about health disparities in Minnesota, we look at American Indians, whose risk of dying from lung cancer is twice that of non-Hispanic whites. Their rates of cervical and larynx cancer are even higher.
An estimated 90,000 Minnesota children have asthma, and a disproportionate number of them are African-American and American Indian. Counting adults, the number of asthma cases in the state jumps to more than 400,000. Where people live can explain much of the racial disparity in asthma rates.

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