That’s it, then, eh? Summer’s over on Monday and then we wait for the sun to come back in this direction.
We will, again, go gently into the good night of the dark months, shielded only by our memories of summer. So let’s see and hear about yours. Read more →
The world would be a better place if so many people weren’t so angry.
So an angry Wisconsin man’s idea makes a lot of sense, even though it probably doesn’t have a prayer: require an anger management class at some point in school.
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What’s on MPR News – 8/31/18
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you’ll hear today on MPR News at the State Fair. Read more →
Here’s why watching baseball on Facebook should be the future
Baseball fans hate change. So there’s plenty of chortling among the purists because today’s game between the Twins and the Indians was limited to Facebook Watch — the rival to YouTube — rather than a traditional TV channel. Read more →
Some people ask ‘why?’ Some people ask ‘why not?’ Greg Anderson, of Menahga, Minn., clearly falls in the latter category because he built a half-size Star Wars starfighter. Read more →
Given the comparative scarcity of rain in the Twin Cities and our metro-centric ways, the amazing flooding in southeast Minnesota and southwest Wisconsin is almost happening in secret.
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Oh, nothing. Just a bear swimming to Madeline Island. Read more →
Gophers sports fans are sending a message
It’s welcome week at the University of Minnesota. Last evening, bands of roving future leaders checked out the campus and got tours from their veteran peers. There’s little that’s more inspiring than watching a bunch of kids who are excited about the future. Read more →
What happens if you take three of the most impressive people in Minnesota and stick them out at the Minnesota State Fair? Read more →
What’s on MPR News – 8/30/18
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you’ll hear today on MPR News. Read more →
General Mills makes a case for giving parents a break
General Mills has always made lists of best places to work in these parts and in unveiling expanded parental leave and caregiving policies today, the company has demonstrated anew why.
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Female tennis players can now remove their shirts at U.S. Open
What would happen if a male tennis player removed his shirt because he had it on backwards?
It’s a question that’s fair to ask because we now know what happens if a woman should. Read more →
When a 94-year-old drove the wrong way on a highway, a hero did too
Thomas Prado’s heroism has us considering to what extent we’re willing to risk our own lives to help someone else. Read more →
Newspaper takes heat for photo of lone female candidate
Brianna Wu, best known for calling attention to misogyny in the gaming industry — and being crucified for it — has a new campaign. She’s running for Congress and today she’s calling out the misogyny of the media, specifically the Boston Globe. Read more →
The amazing, disappearing hospital bill
Poof! Just like that, health care became affordable for Drew Calver. He’s the guy who had a heart attack and got a bill for $164,941, $109,000 after insurance, an amount so outrageous that NPR and Kaiser Health News reported his story. Read more →