Harrison Ford was nothing if not contrite when he mistakenly flew over the top of an airliner waiting to take off at John Wayne airport in Orange County, Calif., and landed on a taxiway instead.
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Delta Airlines’ social media department one-upped United Airlines’ beleagured team over yesterday’s refusal by United to allow girls with leggings on a flight. Read more →
Public radio reporter fired after row over bathroom bill story
Jacqui Helbert, 32, was fired by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, which owns WUTC, the NPR affiliate, after local politicians complained about her coverage of a group of high school students who lobbied against a bill forcing Tennessee students to use restrooms and locker rooms matching the sex listed on their birth certificates.
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If you want to be employed in Minnesota, health care isn’t a bad choice for a career, a study from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released today says.
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The Canadian Press reports the organization that governs amateur hockey in Canada is mandating that little kids use smaller rinks.
The organization says it will lead to more skilled players if five- and six-year-olds learn the game on half-rink ice sheets. Read more →
We detect an odd theme in some news offerings this morning: Cursing and the science surrounding it. Read more →
Marathoners carry runner to the finish line
We’ll take a little humanity wherever we can find it these days.
Here’s a little humanity.
In Philadelphia yesterday, a woman neared collapse at the end of a half-marathon she was running. Read more →
Ted Koppel takes Sean Hannity to journalism school
It was like old times on the television on Sunday morning. There was Ted Koppel, patiently listening to the person he was talking to — Sean Hannity — shortly before destroying him on the question of the death of journalism. Read more →
United Airlines says it refused to allow two girls to get on a Sunday morning flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they poorly represented the airline. Read more →
Your daily dose of sweetness comes from Steve Hartman, of course, who found some kids in Florida who were ‘starved for company’ at lunch time. Read more →
La Crosse teen saves student choking on a cheese curd
Kids, here’s a tip. If your friend is in danger of choking to death, try not to throw up your hands and walk away because it’s grossing you out. Also, learn the Heimlich maneuver. Read more →
From news accounts, it appears that because Jose Vasquez, of Elk Township in southwestern Minnesota is a nice guy, he’s got almost 100 cars on his land that he can’t dispose of. Read more →
North Woods player one-ups last-minute miracle shot
It’s hard to imagine that any game’s finish in the Minnesota State High School League’s boy’s basketball tournament could be any more dramatic than this week’s Champlin-Chaska contest.
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1,000 Words: The woman on Westminster Bridge
A woman at the scene of this week’s terrorist attack in Westminster is finding out firsthand how fake news works. Read more →
A four-wheeler on Lake Ida, an ATV on Lake Osakis on Monday and a Polaris Ranger on Tuesday on Smith Lake.
There’s your vehicles-through-the-ice count just for this week. Read more →