News & Features Archive

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CEO Stephen Hemsley said the company is planning to increase its participation in state health insurance exchanges it has avoided so far. (07/17/2014)
The new transit hub is part of a 22.5-acre, $15 million project on the former Heritage Square site. (07/17/2014)
Malaysia's prime minister said a Malaysia Airlines jetliner did not make any distress call before it went down in Ukraine. He told reporters that Ukrainian authorities believe the plane, on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 280 passengers and 15 crew, was shot down Thursday. (07/17/2014)
Environmental Protection Agency officials insist new exemptions will ease and clarify regulation on agricultural land. But some farmers are concerned that the new rules will give federal regulators an expanded role on farmer's fields.
Each of the four Republican candidates for governor wants to make major changes to MNsure, which their party has criticized since its inception.
A memo from St. Paul Public Works suggests reduced street sweeping again next year, plus cutting residential street rebuilding and bike safety programs in order to find money to fix the roads.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew took a high-profile stand this week, calling on American executives to show some "economic patriotism" and urging Congress to ban the deals, known as inversions, which he called an abuse of the tax code.
The DNR stocks about 25,000 muskie in as many as 30 lakes each year.
Through the interviews, investigators confirmed that 12 of the ill people ate at an Applebee's restaurant.
A debate about the role of government in providing summertime recreation. Are outdoor public swimming pools valuable for a community? Is it important to learn to swim, and should the government pay for recreation facilities for all to use? Minnesotans debate these issues. From the "Sartell Says" debate series, the motion is: "Outdoor public pools are a valuable and necessary function of a city." Moderated by Patty Candella.
He said converting coal plants to users of natural gas should continue, along with investments in renewable energy.
Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory's border with Israel.
Will this be the year that space tourism takes off? And what do you get for your money as a space traveler?
Researchers team up to see what wolves can tell us about their domestic relatives.
David Olson was 58 and had been head of the statewide business group since 1991.
A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace.
The pit bull licked the 13-year-old's face until he awoke to find the house filling with smoke.
Higher education officials say the number of applications is artificially high, and makes admission appear more competitive than it really is.
Private sector employment grew by 4,600 jobs, while government added 3,900.
At first, it felt like a good, human hard luck story. A fan up in the Target Field nosebleed seats gets an unlikely chance to catch a baseball during the All-Star Game Home Run Derby, but the ball bounces off his bare hands. Then came the photo of the discolored hand ...
Today's Morning Edition music is from Johnny Winter with a live rendition of Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited."
An app called Moment is designed to help you monitor (and hopefully, lessen) the time you spend staring glassy-eyed at your phone.
Leslie Morgan Steiner tells the story of living with an abusive husband in her best-selling memoir "Crazy Love."
The latest research on our changing climate.
In a phone call that went viral (more than 4 million audio plays and counting), Block tries and nearly fails to cancel his Internet service because Comcast's unnamed customer service rep is frustratingly persistent in pushing for reasons why Block wants to quit.
Dogs -- and all kinds of new high-tech gadgets, for that matter -- can be used to sniff a lot more than just illegal drugs, and anyone's privacy could be invaded.
A letter from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is urging Congress to crack down on so-called "inversions" that let U.S. corporations shift their tax burdens out of the country. It could have a major impact on Fridley-based Medtronic.
A massive smoke plume sliding south from Canada has drifted over Minnesota and the northern tier of states today. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in western Canada, and the smoke plume is extensive.
Winter reportedly died in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. A cause of death has not been provided.
The CEO of Minneapolis Schools, Michael Goar, joins The Daily Circuit to discuss the new Office of Black Male Student Achievement.
Whenever Minnesota examines its Minnesota Niceness, we are prompted to make popcorn, prop our feet up and watch the unfolding entertainment.
The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped 3,000 to 309,000, the level since June 2007, about five months before the start of the Great Recession.
Today, CBS News profiled the children of El Salvador, including Raoul, who lived in Saint Paul for eight years. But only his father had temporary legal status. When it expired, the family was deported.
Democratic opposition is hardening to changing a 2008 anti-trafficking law to allow Central American children to be sent home more quickly, even as Republicans demand such changes as their price for supporting any part of President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion spending request.
Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut.
A University of Minnesota horticulture professor says the past winter was particularly tough on grape vines because of prolonged freezing.
Here's an experience many of us have had: You're shopping on your smartphone. You click on the shoes or books you want. But then, when you get to the shopping cart, you abandon ship.
Carney noted that the death penalty has been imposed more than 900 times since 1978, but only 13 of those prisoners have been executed.
Across 43 states, the District of Columbia and several territories, people wager more than $56 billion a year on lotteries. The take for state governments is about a third of that.
From shelter mutts to purebred show dogs, canines across the state of Texas are becoming infected with a parasite that causes a potentially deadly disease in people, scientists report Wednesday in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
The laws prohibit everything from sleeping in public to loitering and begging. Advocates for the homeless say the laws are making the problem worse.
"It's not like sleep is a timeout," Hall says. "It isn't a timeout. Everything -- all the sadness, all the fears, all the angst that you have -- follows you into sleep."
As any observer of politics knows, the money race is a never-ending component of politicians' work. After spending a few hours poring over the recently-filed Federal Election Commission reports, here are a few thoughts about what this latest round of fundraising meant for Minnesota candidates.
Deaths from opiate overdoses, including heroin, have skyrocketed in Minnesota and across the country in recent years, leading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to call it an epidemic. "people are dying and we need to do what we can to save them," Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek says.
The Hoeschler siblings have been log rolling since shortly after they were able to walk. Will, 23, Abby, 27, and Lizzie, 31, learned the sport from their mother, a seven-time world champion, and refined their craft while practicing in a lagoon along the Mississippi River.

News & Features Archive



July 2014
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

MPR News

Listen Now

On Air

MPR News

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland