Eliahu Pietruszka, 102, thought he was the only member of his family still alive. He thought the rest had perished in the Nazi extermination camps. He found out recently, however, that his brother had lived, and had a son. Read more →
Archives for November 2017
If you couldn’t do what you love doing, what else would you do?
Hands up if the answer is ‘blowing up stadiums’. Read more →
The cult leader was a waste of good carbon who spread nothing but misery during his 83 years on the planet. It’s unseemly to speak ill of the dead, of course, but Manson is an exception. Read more →
Here’s today’s schedule of topics and guests on MPR News. Read more →
Jill Abramson’s worry assumes that there no people capable of fighting for women who are not guilty of sexual misconduct. Read more →
Bill O’Neill isn’t just anybody; he’s a sitting justice on the Ohio Supreme Court. And he wants to be the governor of the Buckeye State.
And today on Facebook, he made a good argument for why, in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations in which people are finally listening to what women have to say, it’s a good time for men to listen more and talk less.
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Chris Hawkey, a radio talk show host in the Twin Cities, is certainly doing his part to convince people — especially men — to talk about mental illness and depression. Read more →
New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg has given voice to the conflict that supporters of Sen. Al Franken may have in the wake of Thursday’s bombshell. Read more →
Having apologized for a tweet that seemed aimed at the election of two transgender candidates to the Minneapolis City Council, an Alexandria state representative is now saying it had nothing to do with the election.
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What we have here is the latest lesson in the First Amendment, courtesy of a sheriff in Texas who posted this image on his Facebook page, seeking to identify the driver so he could have a little chat with her. Read more →
A Shakopee man has canceled his annual toy drive in a dispute with the city over the ordinance that bans the metal storage container that’s in his driveway. Read more →
Because it’s Friday, that’s why. Read more →
Here’s a list of topics and guests on MPR News’ programming today. Read more →
Stacey Elsenpeter, of Andover, got the Ellen DeGeneres treatment in a segment that aired today when the show surprised Elsenpeter, a single mom who participated in a parent-kidney exchange to find a match for her son, Zach, who was born with kidney failure.
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Politics is a tough game and Franken is spilling blood in its water right now. It’s a fair bet that sharks in both parties are moving toward it just in case. Read more →