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Published: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:16:21 -0500

 



Patients with pre-existing conditions fear bias under GOP health proposals

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Encouraged by their doctors, many people in recent years have taken tests to find out if they're at risk of disease. Now they worry the Republican health bills could make them vulnerable.(image)



This homely, endangered butterfly is a beautiful sight to a breeder

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:39:08 -0500

The Dakota Skipper mysteriously vanished from most of Minnesota about 10 years ago, but a breeding program has brought it back to the southwestern prairie.(image)



Baseball umpire saves a woman trying to jump

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:34:14 -0500

John Tumpane, a Major League Baseball umpire, could've kept walking yesterday when he saw a woman climb over a railing on the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon.(image)



Over half of hate crimes in U.S. go unreported, report says

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:12:29 -0500

Hate crimes were most often not reported because they were handled some other way, the federal report said. But people also did not come forward because they didn't feel it was important or that police would help, according to the report.(image)



Fact check: Warped reality in health debate

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:07:25 -0500

The superheated argument over the Republican drive to overhaul health care has not been the finest moment for accuracy.(image)



No power, no bathroom, no problem for Stillwater bridge operator

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:56:35 -0500

Mike Schmidt, a 36-year veteran of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, represented the Minnesota culture well last evening when he considered then answered MPR host Mike Mulcahy's question about being stuck atop the Stillwater Lift Bridge on Tuesday when its electrical system shorted out.(image)



Daily Digest: Minneapolis minimum wage increase near

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:55:16 -0500

After a preliminary vote Wednesday, the Minneapolis city council is poised to adopt a minimum wage ordinance.(image)



U.S. air pollution still kills thousands every year, study concludes

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:01:00 -0500

An analysis examining mortality among millions of Americans concludes that a tiny decrease in levels of soot could save about 12,000 lives each year.(image)



Amid measles outbreak, Italy makes childhood vaccinations mandatory

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

A tough new law means parents who don't vaccinate their children against a dozen diseases will face steep fines -- and even risk losing custody. Italy has recorded 2,500-plus measles cases this year.(image)



Is a no-meat world really better?

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:32:00 -0500

It is clear that less meat is good morally and environmentally, but no meat may not be as good as some may think, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.(image)



Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:09:06 -0500

Cardinal George Pell appeared before reporters in the Vatican press office to forcefully deny the accusations, denounce what he called a "relentless character assassination" in the media and announce he would return to Australia to clear his name.(image)



1 person injured in Wisconsin tornado

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:04:42 -0500

Gary Brown, emergency manager for Pierce County, says the person was in a barn when the storm hit and part of the building collapsed. The person was taken to a local hospital but no condition was available.(image)



Art Hounds: Ojibwe deities come to life at the Duluth Art Institute

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

This week on Art Hounds: Jonathan Thunder's paintings, a murder mystery on stage, and "Everything is Flammable."(image)



Minnesota refugees, attorneys brace for Trump travel ban

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Refugees and Twin Cities attorneys are reacting to the revised Trump administration travel ban that is set to go into effect Thursday.(image)



St. Paul drives plan for Ford site, but not everyone's on board

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

City leaders are pushing a "city within a city" plan they say will deliver money, jobs and people to the old Ford truck plant site in Highland Park. But neighbors are divided. A public hearing is set for Friday.(image)



Aspen Ideas Festival: What you need to know about Martin Luther King

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 -0500

Clarence B. Jones worked along side Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights movement. He recounted the amazing stories behind some of King's most famous speeches and writings.(image)



Wednesday severe weather recap; quiet on Thursday

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:28:00 -0500

The tornado watch has been cancelled for the Twin Cities metro area and west-central Wisconsin, but the watch was expanded into southeastern Minnesota until 10 p.m. this Wednesday evening: Updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network, and you can read about any watches and warnings in the MPR news live weather blog .…(image)



St. Paul's fire department climbs to better fire protection rating

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:59:46 -0500

The new fire protection rating may mean lower insurance costs for the city.(image)



Tornado watch east metro and western Wis. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:24:45 -0500

There is the potential for severe weather in eastern-central and southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin late this Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening. The Storm Prediction Center of the NWS has issued a tornado watch valid until 10 p.m. this evening for these areas: Updates Updated weather information can be heard on the Minnesota Public Radio Network,…(image)



Calling the Cosmos

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:02:20 -0500

For the most part, earthlings have been listening for signs of life from another system rather than sending out signals to let someone else 'out there' know we're here. That, apparently is about to change because SETI Institute scientist Douglas Vakoch, is planning an ongoing series of messages to begin in 2018. Not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.(image)