What did we learn from a decades-long shakedown of taxpayers for new football stadiums? That the NFL doesn’t bluff. Read more →
Archives for March 2017
There’s probably a social science experiment to be had in one of the most frustrating parts of traveling by air: getting on the plane. Read more →
The theater kids at New Prague High School have learned an important lesson from the blowback from a social media post: Context matters. Read more →
Two people fell through the ice in separate incidents within 45 minutes of each other yesterday, the Brainerd Dispatch says. The first was on Big Portage Lake in rural Backus and the second on Gladstone Lake in Nisswa. Read more →
In the aftermath of last November’s election, the big TV and radio networks sent their Washington reporters out to the Midwest and South to find out about this America thing they’ve been hearing about. Because there wasn’t a reporter in the Midwest who could’ve explained what’s going on there to the rest of the country.
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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →