A 14-year-old girl in southern Minnesota sent a boy an explicit picture of herself. He showed it to friends, so authorities tried to prosecute her under the Minnesota child pornography law even though she was the victim. Read more →
Archives for March 2018
These are tough times for the newspaper industry, tougher times for people who make their living as ink-stained wretches, and it’s no picnic for readers either when the newspaper owners talk to us as if we’re stupid on those occasions when they talk to their customers at all. Read more →
The sign at the most-used entrance to Boston’s State House wouldn’t have caused generations of snickers had it simply honored Gen. Joseph Hooker by including his first name.
Instead, the cradle of liberty got this.
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At some point today, Shannon Haines, 29, a fourth-year medical student in Omaha, will find out where she will do her residency.
That fulfills a dream she had in high school of being a doctor, a dream that collapsed — or so she thought — when she got pregnant in high school. Read more →
We don’t get as much snow in the winter, and the air coming into Minnesota and the Dakotas from the Arctic isn’t near as cold as it used to be. In short: we’re losing our reputation. Read more →
New Prague High School is ground zero in the gun debate nationally after a video showed a student, holding a sign that said ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,’ was told he couldn’t hold it during Wednesday’s protest against school shootings. Read more →
Here are the topics and guests you’ll hear on MPR News today. Links to archived audio added throughout the day. Read more →
The Lancaster, Pa., Barnstormers, one of the many independent minor league teams, are patting themselves on the back for their sensitivity to domestic assault by cutting a player after police released a video showing Danry Vasquez beating up his girlfriend in August 2016 at Whataburger Field in Texas, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball Read more →
Teresita Diaz, 17, a junior at Park Rapids Area High School, wants you to know she’s not disrespecting the flag when she sits down and quietly faces it while others recite the Pledge of Allegiance, perhaps without thinking about the words they’re saying. Read more →
Forget the “Pohlads are cheap” mantra and let yourself get excited about the coming Twins season and a payroll that keeps the squad in the middle of the MLB pack. Read more →
Perhaps you’ve noticed spring is in the air. Literally. The geese are returning to flyover country.
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Increasingly, basketball and urology is going hand in hand. Read more →
Anyone who travels on a freeway knows that almost nobody drives the speed limit and the lefthand lane gets plugged with people going a little over the speed limit, followed closely — and I do mean closely — by people going a lot over the speed limit. Read more →
Here are the topics and guests you’ll hear today on MPR News. Read more →
Check your sports cynicism at the door, people. The girl’s basketball tournament is underway. Read more →