Photo by Gregory Wild-Smith via Flickr They die in the households of police officers and drug dealers, in broken homes and close-knit families, on rural farms and in city apartments. Some adults whose guns were used had tried to store them safely; others were grossly negligent. Still others pulled the trigger themselves, accidentally fracturing their Read more

Photo: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by Gage Skidmore via Flickr “Just a week before the federal government could shut down if no agreement is reached to fund it past the end of September, it’s anyone’s guess whether Democrats and Republicans will avoid plunging over this particular cliff,” writes NPR’s Frank James. “More certain, however, is Read more

“The number of people biking and walking to work in Minneapolis continued its steady increase again in 2012, according to a survey from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey that was released this week,” writes MPR News reporter Jon Collins. Biking continues to grow in popularity, with 4.5 percent of Minneapolis residents saying they Read more

Antibiotics by Michael Mortensen via Flickr “Health officials are asking for the public’s help in combating antibiotic-resistant microbes,” writes MPR News reporter Lorna Benson. “Nationwide there have been an estimated 9,300 cases annually of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, known as CRE, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Minnesota has so far tallied 93 Read more