With same-sex weddings set to begin in Minnesota, we asked some couples, including people in MPR’s Public Insight Network, to share their plans. Here’s a sampling of what we heard.
Archives for July 2013
Berry pickers heading to the Beltrami Island State Forest this summer might be surprised to find their favorite blueberry picking spot is off limits.
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Ah, Fargo-Moorhead. The land of great floods, sugarbeets and woodchippers, right? Well, yes. But, as you may or may not know, there’s more. Read more →
A research team from the University of North Dakota will compete in a NASA challenge to develop software that lets drones fly safely in shared airspace. Read more →
If you drive into Northfield from the west, you’ll be greeted by a pleasant oatmeal-like aroma, courtesy of the Malt-O-Meal Factory. Malt-O-Meal operates the old Ames Mill, originally built in 1869, and Northfield is the only place the company’s hot cereals are produced. It seems fitting that this wholesome American icon is produced in Northfield, Read more →
Food costs more in small North Dakota towns according to a survey from North Dakota State University. Read more →
St. Louis County commissioner and longtime community organizer Steve O’Neil died Tuesday from a rare and aggressive form of thyroid cancer. He was 63. O’Neil moved to Duluth in the 1970s to earn his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He went on to help form Minnesota COACT, an advocacy group focusing on Read more →
On-lookers examine engine parts from the B-47 crash in 1963. (Photo courtesy of The Free Press, Mankato) A memorial will be dedicated Sunday to crew members killed in an Air Force bomber crash in southwest Minnesota 50 years ago. The ceremony is in Comfrey, a few miles from the crash site. The B-47 ‘Stratojet’ Read more →
Hudson, Wisconsin isn’t your average Twin Cities suburb. Sure, it has many of the same chain stores and restaurants as most other suburbs in the region. But it also has a historic downtown filled with locally owned restaurants, shops and a surprisingly rich arts scene. From downtown St Paul it takes about 20 minutes to Read more →
For a range of reasons the Monarch population, scientists say, is at its lowest recorded level in more than decade. Read more →