Laura McCallum, MPR’s managing editor for daily news, is one of the 10,000 people volunteering during Super Bowl week. She’s documenting her experience on NewsCut. Check out part 1, part 2 and part 3. I know you’ve all been wondering (and many of you have been asking) if I got bathroom cleaning duty again. Nope! Read more →
Archives for January 2018
Laura McCallum, MPR’s managing editor for daily news, is one of the 10,000 people volunteering during Super Bowl week. She’ll be documenting her experience on NewsCut. Check out part 1 and part 2. Finally, more than five months after I interviewed to be one of the 10,000 Crew 52 Super Bowl volunteers it was time Read more →
All Carrol Amrich wanted to do a week ago Tuesday was get to Minnesota from Pueblo, Colorado to say “goodbye” to her dying mother.
She didn’t make it thanks to the byzantine system of air travel . Read more →
The Storm Lake Tornadoes went to Spencer, Iowa last Friday to play some basketball and were taunted with racist chants, a report says. It’s not the first time Storm Lake’s kids have heard them. They’re from one of Iowa’s few schools with a student body that’s mostly non-white.
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Sure, the big weighty issues might be a reason for revolution. But sometimes it starts with chocolate spread. Read more →
Every day across America, the country becomes a little better place because investigative reporters shake off the bricks thrown by readers, viewers, and listeners who refuse to accept what they don’t want to believe, and hold accountable the powerful who corrupt decency on a daily basis. Read more →
Terry Wayne, of DeMotte, Ind., died on Tuesday. He is survived by an obituary that makes us wish we’d known him. Terry Wayne Ward, age 71, of DeMotte, IN, escaped this mortal realm on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, leaving behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and multitudes of other random Read more →
Kyndel McConchie, who lives in Columbia, S.C., says it’s unfair that the violence directed toward Vikings fans at last Sunday’s NFC championship game soils the ‘classy team’ of which she’s a die-hard fan. Read more →
Here are the topics and guests you’ll hear today on MPR News. Read more →
We can’t have nice things, even in heaven. Read more →
Burglar Lionel Lopez, who stole a man’s cellphone and wallet from a motel room in Willmar in November 2015, has struck out again in his claim that he’s not a burglar because he was in the motel legitimately and a motel room isn’t a separate building under the state’s burglary law. Read more →
It’s pretty hard to learn auto repair when you’re a woman. Just ask the students at Bemidji High School, where a mixed-gender class is pretty much dominated by the guys. Auto repair? Girls? Please. You know how it goes. Read more →
Admit it, fans of the NBC series, “This is Us.” You spent part of Wednesday wondering if your Crock-Pot is a death trap. We know now that a faulty switch on a Crock-Pot is what killed Jack, the heroic father. Next week’s episode will contain all the details as he rescues his family, as the Read more →
A hazard of making a living in popular culture that when you go, your life’s achievement is Tinky Winky. Even your name is excluded from the headline.
His name was Simon Shelton Barnes. He was a dancer.
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The Lord loveth a cheerful plower. Read more →