The Minnesota Idea Open and the St. Paul Foundation are sponsoring a competition to find the best idea for revitalizing St. Paul, and they will award $1 million toward implementing it. Today’s Question: If you could have $1 million to improve your community, what would you do with it?
Tonight, Gov. Mark Dayton will present his third State of the State address to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature. Today’s Question: How would you rate Gov. Dayton’s performance after two years in office?
Scholars in England have identified the remains of Richard III, the king described in Shakespeare as a “pois’nous bunch-back’d toad.” Shakespeare’s version of history blames Richard for the presumed murders of the young princes in the Tower of London, among other deaths. Today’s Question: Among great figures of history, whose remains would you like to Read more →
President Obama is visiting Minneapolis today to promote his plan to reduce gun violence. Parts of his initiative are expected to have a tough time getting through Congress. Today’s Question: Can you think of a middle-ground solution for gun violence?
The Super Bowl is expected to draw a record audience again this year, meaning that it will have more viewers than any previous broadcast in U.S. history. Today’s Question: What is it about the Super Bowl that viewers find so compelling?
The Mayo Clinic is seeking more than $500 million from the state as part of a $6 billion growth plan for the clinic. Part of the funding would be used to make Rochester a more desirable destination. Today’s Question: Is an investment in the Mayo Clinic project a good use of state money?
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Obama’s nominee, Sen. John Kerry, to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Today’s Question: With a new secretary of state coming in, what changes would you like to see in U.S. foreign policy?
Estimates suggest that Minnesota misses out on $400 million each year by failing to collect sales taxes on purchases made online, through catalogues or by other means. State officials are considering whether and how to collect some of that money. Today’s Question: Would having to pay sales tax for online purchases change your shopping habits?
MPR News Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner says that, if current weather trends continue, below-zero temperatures will be rare or nonexistent by 2040. Today’s Question: How would warmer weather change the way you experience a Minnesota winter?
Managers of the Minnesota State Fair have decided to restrict smoking to designated areas of the fairgrounds beginning this year. Under the rules, it will no longer be permissible to smoke while strolling around the fairgrounds or waiting in lines. Today’s Question: Will a smoking ban enhance your enjoyment of the State Fair?