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Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:43:46 -0500


Mpls. daycare loses license after video shows kids hit with stick

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:24:36 -0500

The Department of Human Services revoked the license of Kingdom Kare Learning Center last week.(image)

7 tornado touchdowns confirmed in Minnesota last night

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:22 -0500

Most active tornado day in Minnesota this year.(image)

Coming up for air, summery weekend ahead

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:33:30 -0500

Wet week gives way to weekend sun.(image)

Minneapolis cyclist dies after crash with van

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:18:10 -0500

The crash happened early Thursday morning in Minneapolis' Hawthorne neighborhood.(image)

Line 3 oil pipeline environmental review released

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:14 -0500

The final environmental impact statement of the so-called "Line 3" project does not issue a final decision on whether the pipeline can be built.(image)

What’s your favorite Minnesota monument?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:41:04 -0500

Given the recent discussions on removing controversial or offensive statues across the U.S., we wanted to ask what statues people actually like here in Minnesota. Take a look.(image)

What it's like to be an immigrant in a time of uncertainty

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:45:43 -0500

Author Dina Nayeri left Iran when she was ten years old. In a discussion sparked by her new book, "Refuge," listeners called in to share their own stories of immigration, belonging and fear.(image)

Claim that statues preserve history ignores history

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:51:28 -0500

Maine's governor says the effort by communities to remove Confederate monuments is like taking down a 9/11 memorial. No it's not.(image)

Error exposes private info on thousands of South Wash. Co. students

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:40:55 -0500

Leaders of the east metro school district apologized Thursday for a massive, accidental release of information on some 9,000 students in an email attachment sent to the parents of most district students.(image)

Minnehaha Academy head: 'I don't ask God why' blast happened

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:20:00 -0500

Donna Harris survived the gas explosion that killed two staffers and leveled a building at the private Christian school. "We're trusting God will show us the beauty we know can come out of this," she tells MPR News.(image)

Behind the scenes, a major choice looms on Afghanistan

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500

Will President Trump double down on America's longest-running -- but forgotten -- war? Or could he decide to pull the plug?(image)

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 100 hurt

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0500

The attack left people sprawled out on the ground in the city in northeastern Spain, some spattered with blood, others with broken limbs.(image)

MN jobless rate steady at 3.7 percent in July; 7,700 jobs added

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:45:00 -0500

Minnesota has added 66,701 jobs in the past 12 months, an increase of 2.3 percent, outpacing the national jobs growth rate in that time, state officials said Thursday.(image)

How to enjoy the eclipse, and not burn out your eyes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:00:01 -0500

This will be the United States' first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918. Plus: Things to know, places to watch and how to keep your eyes safe.(image)

Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:45:42 -0500

"You can't change history, but you can learn from it," he tweeted. "Robert E. Lee. Stonewall Jackson -- who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish."(image)

Minnesota readies first inflation-adjusted minimum wage hike

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:36:48 -0500

In January, the floor wage for large employers will rise 15 cents to $9.65 per hour; small employers' minimum wage will run $7.87 an hour, the State Labor and Industry Department says.(image)

In 'Good Booty,' our hot and heavy love affair with pop music

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:19 -0500

Sex is such an inextricable part of pop music, it's easy to overlook, but NPR Music critic Ann Powers rectifies that in her new book, a portrait of America's obsession with sex as it manifests in pop.(image)

A high school reunion and the struggle to fit in

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:07:35 -0500

My 45th high school reunion is in October and it seems like a good time to show up, if only to brush up on my small-talk ability to avoid actually saying, 'man, you got old.'(image)

Swift wanted to drive ex crazy with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:59:04 -0500

In an interview with USA Today, she said her ex "made me feel like I wasn't as good or as relevant as these hipster bands he listened to. So I made a song that I knew would absolutely drive him crazy."(image)

DNR official: Strong walleye fishing on Mille Lacs not a sign of healthy population

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:15:16 -0500

Only catch-and-release was allowed this summer, and even that was banned for more than a month. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says its a necessary step to protect the walleye population.(image)