A Texas ‘school’s’ basketball team didn’t have any fans to watch its game. So their opponents gave them theirs. Read more →
Archives for February 2015
Today is the last workday of winter. Read more →
It’s tempting to say the climate change ‘debate’ reached its silliest possible point today. Read more →
There are certain times in the news business that define us as a people.
At this hour — and I don’t know how long this feed will be up — the nation has stopped what it’s doing to watch llamas being chased. Read more →
A video purports to show the destruction of a civilization. Read more →
Proposed: Whenever a politician has a news conference, stick a kid in front of the podium. Read more →
An Italian surgeon says the age of head transplants may be at hand. Read more →
We’ve become a little reluctant over the years to pass along the ‘look at the nice thing a homeless person did’ videos — homeless people are people too, fully capable of the kindness that others are capable of. On the other hand, it’s not as if the problem of homelessness has become overly humanized. Read more →
When someone wants to be here, it affirms us.
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Our latest addition to the ‘over the top marriage proposals’ comes from romantic Roseville, where Columbia Heights assistant gymnastics coach Jeremy Torkildson planned a flash mob to propose to Jolene Miske, the head coach, at the conclusion of a sectionals meet earlier this month. Read more →
Elizabeth Jensen, the new NPR ombudsman, is tackling a favorite subject for us today: At what point is a journalist unable to function as a journalist because of first-person experiences with an issue? Read more →
If you’re sitting on an ATV, wearing blaze orange and carrying a gun, you’re trying to take a deer under Minnesota’s hunting laws, the Minnesota Supreme Court says. Read more →
The Department of Natural Resources reports that its Eagle Cam in the Twin Cities — it doesn’t say where — has shown the first signs of life. Read more →
The University of Minnesota said Wednesday it will no longer provide general descriptions of those responsible for crime on campus.
In so doing, the U of M adopts a standard used by many news organizations which, at least by policy, don’t provide the race of suspects unless it actually provides some distinctive information. Read more →
The governing body of high school sports in Tennessee has provided a guide for how to crack down on creeping unsportsmanlike behavior. Read more →