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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ford Plant demolition
The former riverfront home of Ford Motor Company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul holds tremendous potential for redevelopment, Mayor Chris Coleman said Tuesday. (07/22/2014)
Cook County attorney Tim Scannell
Attorneys made their opening statements Tuesday at the St. Louis County Courthouse in the trial of Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell, who is charged with criminal sexual conduct. Scannell is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact two summers ago with a 17-year-old girl, when he was 46. Here's a recap of where the case stands. (07/22/2014)
Shawn Afryl, 22, had recently transferred to Winona State University from the University of Illinois. He joined the Winona State team this summer and enrolled as a social studies teaching major. (07/22/2014)
On Monday, Dayton said he was not sure if MNsure should release the rates until the start of the next open-enrollment period on Nov. 15. The governor, who is seeking a second term, said the rates would only add to the political shots coming from his Republican critics. On Tuesday, he moved the date ahead.
David George Gordon, aka the Bug Chef, predicts that bugs will become a larger part of the global diet as food resources diminish and eating protein like steak will become a luxury. Does that sound appetizing?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn't holding any of its carbon emission rule hearings in Minnesota. So supporters of the rules held their own.
The International Institute of Minnesota, which has done refugee resettlement work with immigrant groups for decades, has reunited seven children ages 6 to 17 with family members in Minnesota since last October.
Flowers may grow so incredibly high, as the Beatles once sang, but trees -- not so much. Actually, a pine tree planted in Los Angeles a decade ago to honor former Beatle George Harrison reached a height of 12 feet, before succumbing recently.
The Twin Cities-based medical device maker announced last month that its planned merger with Covidien, an Irish firm, was structured as an inversion. The deal would potentially allow Medtronic to avoid paying US taxes on some of its overseas profits.
A new episode of the PRX investigative reporting series called "Reveal." The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Center for Public Integrity worked on these reports: about increased accidents with the Coast Guard's expanded mission, Congressional influence on the EPA's arsenic in drinking water regulations, and veterans and the GI Bill at for-profit colleges like the University of Phoenix.
Kyle attorney John Borger told a federal jury in St. Paul on Tuesday that Ventura is either deluding himself or lying about that night.
Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes continued to pummel a wide range of locations in Gaza and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the fighting that has killed at least 609 Palestinians and 29 Israelis -- 27 soldiers and two civilians.
You might be forgiven for wondering how it could be the third warmest year on record globally if you live in Minnesota.
The FAA said in a statement that the ban on flights is for 24 hours beginning at 12:15 p.m. EST on Tuesday.
The shuttered locations include stores in Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Shoreview, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, and Maple Grove.
Goodwill said it is working with credit card makers, the Secret Service and fraud investigators to figure out if a breach occurred, but so far none has been discovered.
It threw out an IRS regulation that governs subsidies.
European foreign ministers stopped short, at least for now, of more forceful sanctions that would hit full sectors of the Russian economy.
Explosions could be seen and heard at the scene, but it wasn't immediately clear what caught on fire.
Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester to speak with officials. He signed a free-agent contract with Minnesota this month.
Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week.
A Franken spokeswoman didn't give a reason for the decision to decline the invitation.
Some health issues in this contentious debate require closer examination.
We take a deeper look at the conflict in Ukraine as international pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to build.
The Twin Cities actually buck the trend: The metro area is one of the least income segregated large metros in the country.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan coincides with the heat of summer this year. How are the faithful handling the daily fasting as the temperatures reach the 90s?
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady of Hot Tuna join us in studio.
In a recent op-ed in the LA Times, Dan Schnur says the millennial generation who are increasingly identifying as independents.
Dan Barber is a chef and the founder of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.
A well predicted storm tore across the Red River Valley and northern Minnesota as expected overnight. The damage reports are extensive.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Stevie Wonder with "Boogie on Reggae Woman," a track from his 17th studio album "Fufillingness' First Finale." It was released 40 years ago today.
Storms and high winds in northern and central Minnesota Monday night downed trees and left thousands without power.
Mike Delong, Winona State University biology professor, joins The Daily Circuit to explain why these hatches happen, what they mean and the problems they can cause.
General Mills' Original plain Cheerios are now GMO-free. But the only announcement was in a company blog post from January. And you won't see any label on the box highlighting the change.
Obama on Tuesday will also sign bipartisan legislation aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally-funded programs.
Jurors will hear closing arguments today in the defamation suit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Steve Karnowski, who's been covering the trial for the Associated Press.
With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items due to Capitol Hill partisanship, heightened by midterm elections and the Obama administration's conflicting signals to Congress.
The second season of the TV show will be set in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Luverne, Minnesota.
For Jews who left Israel before the age of 15 or who never lived there, their service is voluntary. For many, it is a calling, a way to get back to their roots and unite the world's Jewish population.
According to the Army, after Pitts realized he was all alone, that all the soldiers around him were gone, he radioed the command post, but was told they had no one who could help.
The Johns Hopkins Health System will pay $190 million to former patients of a gynecologist who used a small camera to secretly film examinations, in one of the the largest sexual misconduct settlements involving a physician.
As Israel's offensive against Hamas entered its 15th day, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire.
Rubio's very early status as a presidential front-runner on the GOP side was damaged by his decision to co-sponsor a comprehensive immigration bill that passed the Senate last year but ended up dead on arrival in the House.
The girl's family said Tuesday the medal came with a card that read, "The only heart I could find! Be strong!"
That's a city controlled by the central government in Kiev and 17 hours away from the chaos of Hrabove, the eastern city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, where the debris and remains were scattered.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona had asked the judge to dismiss the case.
A report on the well-being of children ranks Minnesota 5th overall in the nation. But the report found the state also has some of the worst disparities in the country.

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