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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:25:35 -0600

 



Death toll in Oakland fire rises to 24 as searchers comb through wreckage

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:45:00 -0600

An Oakland fire official described the search through the building cluttered with debris and a collapsed roof as "a long and arduous process."(image)



Jill Stein Campaign plans to take Pennsylvania recount effort to federal court

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:54:00 -0600

Shortly after Stein's withdrawal from the state recount effort, citing the $1 million bond required by the court, her campaign said it plans to "file for emergency relief" in federal court on Monday.(image)



Law enforcement says protesters will have space to peacefully demonstrate against pipeline

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:58:09 -0600

Law enforcement officers and protesters have said they want a non-violent, peaceful and prayerful protest.(image)



For president-elect, Twitter is the new ‘fireside chat’

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:49:26 -0600

Donald Trump's penchant for communicating via Twitter while ignoring mainstream media is rewriting all the rules. Take this question, for example. If a president has chosen Twitter to communicate with the people he represents, is it ethical to 'block' people from following him and, thus, hearing what he has to say?(image)



Snow tapers off today; a very cold front arrives on Tuesday

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:48:53 -0600

You could say that we woke up to a winter wonderland. Snowfall amounts by daybreak today were in the 1-2 inch range across much of eastern Minnesota. The Twin Cities area could see another half inch or so of snow this morning, then we’ll have a chance of occasional rain or snow showers this afternoon. Heavier…(image)



Periods of snow overnight and Sunday

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:07:36 -0600

Periods of snow are expected overnight and Sunday morning for much of Minnesota. The snow could continue into Sunday afternoon in northeastern and east-central Minnesota and much of Wisconsin. Here is the simulated radar from NOAA’s North American Mesoscale forecast model, for Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon: Accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible in Minnesota, with…(image)



Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:02:00 -0600

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs -- regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.(image)



Republicans already eying 2018 governor’s race

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:46:06 -0600

At a meeting Saturday in Lakeville Republicans celebrated their 2016 victories and looked forward to 2018.(image)



Winter weather advisory southeast MN starts at midnight

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:34:49 -0600

The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from midnight tonight to noon Sunday for southeastern Minnesota and southwestern Wisconsin: Snow overnight and Sunday morning will reduce visibilities and make roads slippery. Here are more details, from the NWS: URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA…(image)



Growing number of victims in warehouse fire in Oakland

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:36:00 -0600

Emergency officials say that nine people are confirmed dead, and they expect that number to rise.(image)



Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:13:12 -0600

The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis.(image)



Seasonal weekend temps; some light snow

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:32:21 -0600

You won’t be needing your sunglasses this weekend. We’re expecting a lot of clouds both days. Most of us will also see some snowflakes, especially from Saturday night into Sunday morning. Here is the simulated radar from NOAA’s North American Mesoscale forecast model, for Saturday afternoon through tonight and Sunday: The snow could be mixed with a…(image)



Booze isn’t a cure for what ails small-town Minnesota

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:19:34 -0600

Running a liquor store in rural Minnesota seems like a great way to lose money, especially if it's the town running the store. The Minnesota State Auditor has found net profits for municipal liquor stores dropped nearly 9 percent in 2015 compared to the year before, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.(image)



Ask a bookseller: The Writer's Block in Las Vegas

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0600

James Collins is excited about a new novel that offers a glimpse into modern Beijing.(image)



Ellison says he may leave Congress to serve as DNC chair

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:55:28 -0600

Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position.(image)



Trump speaks to Taiwan's president in move likely to anger Beijing

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:26:00 -0600

Trump's conversation is thought to be the first between a U.S. president or president-elect since the U.S. broke diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979.(image)



Military vets head to Standing Rock to help camp prepare for winter

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:03:40 -0600

Once there, they plan to help with logistics as the camp prepares for winter, including construction and gathering firewood.(image)



U survey: Many college students dealt with adverse childhood experiences

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:33:49 -0600

In an effort to better understand what students have been through, the University of Minnesota surveyed students at colleges across the state about their childhood.(image)



Giving the pipeline protest story its due

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:10:38 -0600

A note from a listener passed my way this week asking MPR to provide more coverage of the Standing Rock protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline and even send a reporter there, arguing we didn't have one. We did. Two. And now, three.(image)



Once skeptical, Osseo parent group happy with district's racial equity policy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:40:23 -0600

The district's first equity policy promises things like training for staff and students, increased staff diversity and curriculum that reflects a variety of different cultures.(image)