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Published: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:42:28 -0600


Franken apologizes again, won’t resign

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:12:01 -0600

In a Thanksgiving day statement, Sen. Al Franken said he will try to regain the trust of Minnesota voters and gave no sign of resigning.(image)

Why treaties matter

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:39:44 -0600

NPR’s Story Lab project Inter(Nation)al traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the National Congress of American Indians to talk with tribal leaders, scholars and people in the legal field about these foundational, living documents.(image)

Good Thanksgiving weather; rain chance for some on Friday

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:18:08 -0600

Most Minnesotans and their guests will enjoy some great weather this Thanksgiving Day. There was one area of fog and mist in northwestern Minnesota late Thursday morning: No rain or snow is expected elsewhere in Minnesota, and most of us will have pleasant afternoon temperatures. Highs will range from the upper 20s in far northeastern…(image)

Poll: Economists unanimous that debt would balloon under GOP tax plan

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:14 -0600

A poll found that 38 economists agree the GOP tax plan will not pay for itself through growth. In fact, they're doubtful that growth will happen anyway.(image)

For Franken, a rising trajectory, and then the accusations

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:37:22 -0600

Months of savaging some of President Donald Trump's appointees had turned the Harvard-educated Franken into a weapon of choice for Democrats eager to attack the administration and energize party voters. He brandished comedy as a bludgeon.(image)

What’s on MPR News today? 11/23/17

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:45:10 -0600

Here are the guests and show topics today on MPR News programming.(image)

Giving Thanks: a celebration of fall, food and gratitude

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Join John Birge for Giving Thanks: a celebration of fall, food and gratitude.(image)

Report: 2 women claim Franken touched them inappropriately

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:10:58 -0600

Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign for Senate.(image)

100K Minnesotans sign up for private health insurance so far

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:10:27 -0600

More than 50,000 Minnesotans already have signed up through the open enrollment period to receive tax credits for health care next year.(image)

Trump organization cuts ties to controversial SoHo hotel

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:54:00 -0600

The part hotel, part condo building, from which the president had continued to profit as president, potentially linked him to murky financing arrangements and allegations of fraud.(image)

Chronic wasting disease found in buck on Winona County farm

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:54:25 -0600

Animal health officials say routine testing has discovered chronic wasting disease in a 3-year-old white-tailed buck from a Winona County farm.(image)

Nice Thanksgiving, pushing 50s Friday and Monday?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:43:11 -0600

There is much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Good travel weather for most of this weekend is on the list. Thermometers push 50 degrees in the Twin Cities and southern and western Minnesota Friday, again Monday. That’s a good 15 to 20 degrees warmer than average. More mild than wild Overall the next week…(image)

First unaided steps for TV reporter who lost leg in accident

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:38 -0600

Last September, Fox 9 reporter Courtney Godfrey lost part of her leg while boating on Christmas Lake. The boat's propeller took her foot off; doctors had to amputate her leg.(image)

Liberians, other immigrants fret that legal status may end soon

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:21:46 -0600

Immigrants from some countries hit by war or disaster have been granted temporary protection that may soon come to an end.(image)

Questioning a doctor's prescription for a sore knee: 90 Percocets

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:09:00 -0600

Following minor surgery, a Kaiser Health News columnist sees up close how easily doctors can prescribe opioid pain pills, and how such prescribing helps fuel the epidemic of opioid addiction.(image)

If the developing world can go solar, maybe Puerto Rico can too

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:54:00 -0600

With most of the island still without electricity, some Puerto Ricans are hoping to follow the example of developing world countries -- and turn to the sun for power.(image)

White House personnel reassigned after charges of inappropriate behavior on Asia trip

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:03:43 -0600

Three Army non-commissioned officers have been removed from their posts on the White House Communications Agency. They allegedly had inappropriate contact with foreign women when in Vietnam.(image)

Schoen lawyer suggests mistakes, politics drove sex misconduct claims

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0600

The attorney for state Sen. Dan Schoen says Schoen never meant to sexually harass anyone and the allegations against him have either been taken out of context or were mistakes. Schoen still intends to resign Dec. 15.(image)

FCC's Pai: 'Heavy-handed' net neutrality rules are stifling the Internet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:10:00 -0600

The FCC chairman says repealing net neutrality is a needed return to a "free market-based" Internet. One opponent says Ajit Pai's plan "would end the Internet as we know it."(image)

To avoid 'fatbergs,' keep grease, wipes out of sewer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:49:57 -0600

Minnesota hasn't yet had any monster fatbergs, or giant globs of fat and grease mixed with disposable wipes that can wreak havoc on a city. But they're still causing plenty of problems for sewer systems around the state.(image)