The Red Cross’ latest disaster: itself
It’s hard to imagine a more damning assessment of a sacred cow than ProPublica’s expose of the American Red Cross.
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‘Jesus’ plows to stay in Sioux Falls snowplow stand-off
Sioux Falls will not be painting over snowplows that displays the words ‘Jesus Christ’ and a Biblical passage. Another says, ‘Happy Birthday, Jesus.’ The mayor says the city will keep them the way they are despite an earlier decision to the contrary. Read more →
A woman walked around New York City for 10 hours and filmed every catcall she received. Read more →
AG campaign enters break-dancing bison phase
Is it really surprising that in a year in which a candidate’s hair is an actual issue in a race for Congress, that a candidate for attorney general of Minnesota features a break-dancing bison? Read more →
Green money shuns some climate change candidates. Why?
There’s a bit of hypocrisy in the green movement’s approach to the coming elections. Read more →
1,000 Words: Cpl. Cirillo’s funeral
They’re holding the funeral today in Hamilton for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down while standing guard at the National War Monument in Ottawa. Read more →
Use of military truck in Wisconsin town sparks debate
A man who lives near Wausau is suing the sheriff’s department in Marathon County, Wisc., because when it came time to collect a civil judgment against him, the department sent a SWAT team. Read more →
Obese people have a hard time getting equal treatment in the workplace. That much has been known since a study proved it about a decade ago. But now a new study shows that the situation is much worse for women than men.
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Suffice it to say, few things in the American workplace create more tension than the performance review.
Between 60 and 90 percent of those surveyed hate the process, the story indicates. Managers often come up with “goals” for the coming year that an employee can easily meet (if he or she hasn’t already) or are so vague that it’s easily satisfied in the subsequent quarterly reviews.
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Jason DeRusha can’t stop being adorable
Steve Neuman, who might or might not work for Minnesota Public Radio, tweeted an idea to DeRusha this morning, right after WCCO’s ‘four things you need to know’ segment, which usually features things you really don’t need to know. Read more →
Without baseball, the dark season begins
Baseball lends itself to a romance that no other sport can provide. This op-doc from a prison this week in the New York Times is proof of that. Read more →
If you’re a Millennial, the chances are pretty good you’re getting help from the Bank of Mom and Dad. According to a 2013 study involving a poll of parents, about 74 percent of today’s “emerging adults” receive financial support from their parents.
Stop it, argues a 25-year-old. Read more →
St. Louis County is about to take a big step toward financing roads — a sales tax. Read more →
Booming economy is bad news for Target Center project
The original plan to renovate Target Center, home of the NBA Timberwolves and Garth Brooks, is a shell of its former self. Read more →
Almost a year after three people were killed in the crash of a twin-engine plane in Caledonia, Mn., the National Transportation Safety Board is not offering many clues why. Read more →