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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In recent years, the DNR has removed up to 18,000 pounds of trash from one spot on the Mississippi River. (07/16/2014)
Statewide, damage from last month's flooding has surpassed $50 million and is still rising, Gov. Mark Dayton said. (07/16/2014)
The Obama administration targeted large banks, as well as energy and defense firms. The sanctions stopped short of covering entire sectors of the Russian economy. (07/16/2014)
Deloitte Consulting blames the complexity on the state's choice to build the MNsure system with four "unique and independent" software products that are complex and present challenges to consumers.
Brian Chesky thinks the "sharing economy" can completely redesign the world we live in --transportation, education, home repairs, food and more.
Despite generous support from the public, the government and philanthropic organizations, many arts groups struggle to make ends meet. Traditional approaches to funding the arts aren't working.
Federal authorities say Minnesota Power has agreed to install technology to reduce air pollution from three coal-fired plants.
A Democratic effort to overturn the Supreme Court's recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday. Bill sponsors fell four votes short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate on the measure.
Israeli war planes and naval vessels stepped up their attacks Wednesday, targeting senior Hamas leaders and bombarding a coastal area, where four Palestinian boys were killed.
Her approach to the cookbook -- using the same kind of high-quality photography and innovative flavor combinations that go into cookbooks aimed at people with $6,000 ranges in their kitchens -- is part of a new breed of campaigns to help people eat well on a tight budget.
With several dry, sunny days in the forecast, the pace of falling lake and river levels will pick up in the next few days. If the dry forecast holds, that could mean Lake Minnetonka will reach a level where 'no wake' rules could be removed as early as next week.
Standing in the middle of a swarm of bees might not be your idea of stress relief, but it works for Ray Von Culin. He's a beekeeper in Washington, D.C., and he says caring for bees is one of the most relaxing things in his life.
The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, was expected to endorse a plan Wednesday to automatically give loved ones access to -- but not control of -- all digital accounts unless otherwise specified.
When it comes to earning miles, points or cash back, is one reward system better than the others?
Radon -- an odorless, colorless gas produced by the decay of uranium and radium found in soil -- is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Potential Clinton rivals like Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are in the middle of a summertime tour of Democratic constituencies and campaigns.
Meteorologists may finally get the chance to put their feet up on the Doppler and enjoy life for the first time this wacky weather year of 2014.
Beth Dooley, author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about Hmong growers at farmers markets in the Twin Cities.
It probably didn't get much notice at last night's All Star game, except, of course, by the people who were at Target Field. But on Twitter last evening, Eileen Smith posted a pretty poignant moment on the Jumbotron.
Major League Baseball is taking steps to make gay players feel more welcome. Before last night's All-Star game in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league has hired an "Ambassador for Inclusion." They chose Billy Bean, a former outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres.
Minnesota's sex offender program may be headed for a serious challenge in federal court.
Today's music is from 40 years ago this week when "Rock Your Baby" sung by George McCrae was the No. 1 song on the U.S. pop charts.
The New York Times reported that the June bid totaled $80 billion, or $85 in stock and cash for each Time Warner Inc. share.
Of the total of 780,000 comments submitted to the FCC, 100,000 came on Tuesday alone, which the FCC's outdated electronic comment filing system was not capable of handling.
Corinthian plans to sell its campuses within six months. Spokesman Kent Jenkins says the firm may still return to education. "Will there be a company at the end of this process? I think that's, depending on the transactions and how they're structured, is certainly a possibility."
Few if any U.S. breweries have tried making beer with seaweed. "We're taking a risk," says Carlson, "because when you build a recipe, you want to know everything that's going into it. You don't want to fly blind."
When America entered the Great War in 1917 -- a war that began 100 years ago this summer -- Major League Baseball faced a special problem: It had a hefty German heritage.
Residents will be fined for wasteful outdoor watering, including "watering landscaping to the point that runoff flows onto sidewalks, washing a vehicle without a nozzle on the hose, or hosing down hard surfaces such as sidewalks and driveways," AP reports.
In a statement this week, the 88-year-old Lee countered, "Rest assured, as long as I am alive any book purporting to be with my cooperation is a falsehood."
NPR found that about one-third (34 percent) of those who live with one or more teenagers said they'd had a great deal of stress in the past month. Once we saw these results, we wanted to know more about the stories behind these numbers.
The stumps are estimated to be 60 million years old.
Updating its pregnancy discrimination guidelines for the first time in more than 30 years, the agency cited a "persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination, as well as the emergence of more subtle discriminatory practices."
It's summer. It's sweaty. And sometimes that means people are trailing some pungent body odors that their colleagues can't help but smell. But how do you tactfully inform co-workers that they stink, and need to address it? As Cath Ludeman-Hall will tell you, it isn't easy.
he game ends the nearly week long celebration of baseball. And officials with the city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Twins say there will be lasting impact from the game for years to come.
Kerri and Stephanie discuss airplanes in films in honor of aviation week.

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