A giant hailstone that fell in South Dakota has set the national record for weight and diameter, according to the National Weather Service.
Archives for July 2010
An artist shot images of confiscated items at Kennedy Airport. Photographic proof that it takes all kinds.
Pakistan doesn’t like the U.S.; Arizona’s immigration laws take effect; fix the oil spill for $1 million; man sues over dead unborn child; Wikileaks has blood on their hands
Nineteen of Minnesota’s consistently lowest-achieving schools will share nearly $24.5 million of $3.5 billion in federal funds to help turn around student performance.
Before Chelsea’s walk down the aisle, a moment of bipartisan bliss.
An interesting morning on the radio.
Star Wars on NY subway; zebra mussels in MN lake; Facebook security leak, again; who want’s to be an imam?; and Google is everywhere
A world without mosquitoes? Nature posits that wiping out the Minnesota state bird might not have horrible consequences for our fragile ecosystem as most biologists would maintain. …in many cases, scientists acknowledge that the ecological scar left by a missing mosquito would heal quickly as the niche was filled by other organisms. Life would continue Read more →
A Russian cop blows the whistle in a big way and becomes a sensation.
Immigration bill starts Thurs. in AZ; oil spill 100 days later via CNN; turn an old washing machine into a firepit; finding the God particle; alligators galore
Mark Dayton shelled out $28,000 to social media consultant Nicole Harrison this year, according to MPR’s Tom Scheck. What does $28,000 buy a candidate for governor? Is he listening to the expensive advice? Well, let’s see. Dayton hasn’t sent a message on Twitter since March (and it was a banal tweet at that): Dayton appears Read more →
This app for the iPhone 4 lets you know where everyone is. At all times. Doesn’t that give you peace of mind?
Lino Lakes is now English-only; Iraqi insurgents are stealing blood; Comic-Con attendee gets stabbed for sitting too close; Iowa dam break; stress relief from Lifehacker
Big news in the tech world today: The U.S. Copyright Office declared it legal to “jailbreak” iPhones and other smartphones. Jailbreaking is the act of hacking a device’s operating system so it can run programs not approved by the device maker. It was previously considered a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, but the Read more →
WikLeaks release on the Afghanistan war also takes a shot at journalism as we know it.