Fact: Football has the ratings, hockey has the excitement, basketball has the showbiz, soccer has the …. well, I don’t really understand what soccer has…. but nothing can whip up a community like a city in the throes of a World Series. Read more →
This is how you treat a person with Ebola. Read more →
Your daily dose of sweetness comes today from Sam Cook, the columnist for the Duluth News Tribune. His friend has taken time off from his job in Duluth to head for southwest Minnesota in order to help his brother bring in the harvest. His brother is dying. My buddy doesn’t take time away from work Read more →
The Hobbit is still a thing in New Zealand where Air New Zealand has just debuted another safety video designed to get its passengers to look up from their smartphones during the pre-flight briefing.
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How’s your retirement plan going?
Not so well, if you’re typical of those surveyed by Wells Fargo, which this week said that 41-percent of “middle class” Americans in their 50s are not saving for retirement. Read more →
Linemen with helicopters string wire on the CapX2020 project in Fergus Falls. Read more →
Step into the NewsCut Wayback Machine and set it for September 2013, when some local sportswriters were calling for the head of University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill, who had the audacity to have epilepsy.
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Golf courses here once would stay open until Christmas in good weather. In a warmer-than-normal fall this year, many courses have already called it quits for the season. There’s little to suggest it’ll make a comeback. Read more →
It was a lovely moment this morning when the Canadian House of Commons had a special sitting with its leadership led into the chambers by Kevin Vickers, the sergeant at arms who saved members’ lives by shooting and killing the man who had invaded Parliament Hill. Read more →
Former Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love has penned a ‘goodbye’, sort of, to Minnesota Read more →
In a growing number of American cities, giving food to a homeless person is a crime. Read more →
There’s a new boss in charge of programming for Minnesota Public Radio News.
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Looking at it in hindsight, ABC’s decision to move an episode — Crime and Punishment — of its sitcom, ‘Blackish’, because it was scheduled to run too soon after Adrian Peterson was charged with beating his son in the name of discipline seems misplaced. Read more →
Amtrak couldn’t have hoped for a more sanitized depiction of riding the beleaguered Empire Builder than they got this morning from CBS News as a result of its invitation to give a free ride to two dozen writers in exchange for their prose. Read more →
An Iowa family honors a man killed in a hay field. They went to a baseball game. Read more →