Sun dogs or “mock suns” filled the sky this morning. MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner explained the science behind the phenomenon here. There are enough ice crystals in the cold air this morning that the sun has a rainbow halo. pic.twitter.com/wgV6AwmWC5 — Hans Buetow (@hansbuetow) February 6, 2014 Parhelion aka sun dog (I think). 7:57 Read more →
Summit Brewing has added more hops to its look since the original 1986 logo, now it has given the entire product line a face lift. It is the latest in a series of moves by the company to try and keep pace with the wave of new craft beers. The updated image follows a significant Read more →
Four Minnesota residents are willing to take a one-way trip to Mars, and they’re among the semifinalists in a program that would send humans to colonize the Red Planet with no prospect of ever coming back. Jackson Kisling and Paul Larson are two of those finalists from Minnesota. They join an MPR News Google Hangout Read more →
Gov. Dayton orders schools closed Monday due to cold weather. Read more →
BuzzFeed took some heat lately for prioritizing the “sharability” of content on social networks at the expense of the facts. It made me wonder what MPR News content did best on social networks this year. Can hard news do well on social networks, or is it only the land of soft features and sensational stories? Read more →
(h/t NewsCut) “A shift in the weather could heighten the risk of potential health hazards after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed in North Dakota and set off explosions, authorities said, urging residents of a nearby town evacuate,” via AP/MPR News About 2,400 people live in Casselton, about a mile from Monday’s fiery derailment. Read more →
Overhang at Greysolon Plaza in downtown Duluth has collapsed pic.twitter.com/G6eUuktprv — Andrew Krueger (@akpix) December 29, 2013 “The ornate canopy that fronted the historic Greysolon Plaza in downtown Duluth collapsed Saturday evening, narrowly missing at least one person that had just walked under it,” reports Candace Renalls for the Duluth News Tribune.
Our friends at WNYC have produced a fascinating look at how much money households are earning across the nation. Here is a close up of the region. Click the image to interact and explore more closely. Median household incomes in neighborhoods across the United States, based on the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.
Temporary workers in Minnesota are much more likely to get injured on the job when compared to temporary workers in other states according to reporting by ProPublica. The watchdog group discovered that temporary workers Minnesota’s chemical industry are three times more likely to be injured on the job when compared to regular employees. A ProPublica Read more →