Call it the Burning Man of the Midwest: a temporary city, built around artistic...– National Public Radio takes a look at the Art Shanties.
In the arena of religion, my soul is a topic of contention. I’ve heard...– Commentary writer Taylor Brorby wonders why everyone is so worried about his being gay.
MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy says there are four issues to keep close tabs on in the Minnesota Legislature this year. Read more about the first day of the legislative session at our Big Story Blog.
New MPR News program launching Feb. 21
Q: What’s new? A: Starting Tuesday, Feb. 21, a new program called The Daily Circuit will launch and be on air 9 a.m.-noon. The noon - 1 p.m. hour will become MPR News Presents. Morning Edition will still be on air from 4 a.m. -9 a.m. Q: What will I be hearing before Feb. 21? A: You will hear your regularly scheduled shows - Morning Edition and Midmorning — plus MPR News...
Chairman's spending decisions on insiders helped...
A Republican leader with 25 years of hard-earned respect from the party that prides itself on fiscal discipline, awarded contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to consultants, lawmakers, candidates and party insiders over the course of nearly 30 months as state party chairman, contributing to the financial wreckage the party is trying to fix today. MPR News reviewed the...
Seven against, two for, one unsure
Our Washington correspondent Brett Neely has been asking Minnesota’s congressional delegation where they stand on the Stop Online Piracy Act (also known as SOPA). Here’s Neeley’s wrap-up of their position statements (click here for his full post): Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) - Opposed - “I have serious concerns about government getting involved in regulation of the ...
"The Washington Post is joining several other... →
Overseas frenzy for Howler; back home, not so much →
The Minneapolis rock band Howler is blowing up — but not in Minnesota. The group’s popularity is huge in Great Britain after signing with London-based Rough Trade Records last year. In its hometown, however, Howler’s garage rock sound has had a somewhat cooler reception.
The other stadium bids
Tim Nelson is keeping track of all the proposals for a new Vikings stadium site: Little known fact: There were NINE submissions for a Vikings stadium that made Gov. Mark Dayton’s deadline yesterday. There’s the three well-known offers, from Shakopee, Ramsey County and Minneapolis. The six others were, well, let’s just say more imaginative. They include a proposal to fund the...
Vikings stadium endgame?
Our Big Story Blog is covering the latest on a potential new Vikings stadium. All plans for a Vikings football stadium are due to Gov. Mark Dayton by 5 p.m. today. Below is Minneapolis’ proposal. Read more and see other proposals at the Big Story Blog. Minneapolis Stadium Proposal
The wonderful thing about the Internet is that if want to hear what your...– Communications consultant Jon Austin reacts to a recent blog post by Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn. The post has attracted more than 2.3 million page views and has drawn over 200 comments — many from employees and customers.
No one can know who Bill would have become had he not been injured. The person...– In the wake of Jack Jablonski’s hockey injury that left him paralyzed, Ali Lozoff writes about the inspiring life of her uncle, who suffered a similar injury in 1960 when he was 17.
To finance my $30,000 year-long program (2008-2009), I sold my car, cashed in...– Alex Friedrich, our higher ed blogger, is finally free of his student loan debt.