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Woman plans to keep living while dying. For now
There was a particular danger when Brittany Maynard announced in early October that she would kill herself in November, rather than suffer the agony of the brain tumor that is growing inside her head. What if November came and she didn't want to die? ...
Spooky cold Halloween, computer weather wars continue
Now that’s a cold front! Those cutting northwest winds are the delivery system for the coldest air mass of the fall season so far. Temperatures may not reach 40 degrees over most of Minnesota this Halloween. Yes, it looks like this will indeed be the coldest Halloween in 8 years. Polar fleece ...
Video: Halloween, fire -- and puppets
Barebones Annual Halloween Extravaganza is "Metamorphosoup," a melding of the Stone Soup folk tale with the primordial soup. Plus puppets. And fire. ...
The devastating history of midterm elections
The worry for any president during the midterm is that the past may be prologue. It's a trend that began as early as the Civil War and is firmly established in the era of the modern presidency. ...
The methodology behind PoliGraph's MNsure analysis
PoliGraph looked at how much more it would cost people to buy an entry-level plan on MNsure with the help of a subsidy. Here's the methodology behind the analysis. ...
PoliGraph: MNsure rate hike rhetoric flies; claims inconclusive
MPR News ran more than 50 scenarios to test the Dayton administration's 4.5 percent claim about MNsure rate increases. Officials aren't technically wrong but haven't told the whole story. ...
Group blasts Dayton for not signing medical marijuana pledge
Medical marijuana advocates are letting voters know how Minnesota’s gubernatorial candidates view their issue, just five days before the election. ...
Sweden recognizes Palestine, drawing sharp Israeli criticism
Today's move by Sweden places the Scandinavian nation among more than 100 others that recognize a Palestinian state, though most Western nations still don't recognize Palestine. ...
‘Technology and stuff’ makes truck salesman famous
There isn't anybody in the radio business who is going to give Rikk Wilde a hard time. Most of us have been there. You've just run up a flight of stairs, or you're nervous to begin with, and when the microphone goes on, there you are unable to remember whether it's time to breathe ...
On the show Friday
Mo Rocca on the Friday Roundtable, the ethics of Ebola quarantines and Congressional District debates. ...
A Violin Concerto back from beyond the grave
After composer Robert Schumann died, his Violin Concerto languished in a library -- until a grandniece of the man he wrote it for got out her ouija board. ...
The catcall video considered: Is it illegal in MN?
No doubt, the creepiest part of the video I posted a day or so ago featuring the woman walking in New York, is the person who walked alongside her for several minutes. ...
Johnson details plan for state audit if elected governor
Gov. Mark Dayton said Johnson's plan duplicates a process that is already taking place. ...
Ebola showdown: Maine nurse goes for a bike ride, trailed by police
Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away. Police couldn't detain her without a court order signed by a judge. ...
Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise
It's not just costs that are pushing up prices. A growing sweet tooth around the world means more demand for cocoa beans. ...
Bike ride panic highlights absurdity of Ebola fear
The absurdity of the fear about Ebola reached a new milestone today when a woman went for a bike ride ...
GOP defends its mailer on drunk driving law
The Republican Party of Minnesota is defending it use of a campaign mailer that been denounced by Minnesota House DFL leaders and anti-drunk driving advocates. ...
GDP posts strong 3.5 percent growth rate in 3rd quarter
The U.S. economy grew in the third quarter, helped along by gains in business investment, exports and a big jump in military spending. ...
Wichita plane crash update
A twin-engine plane crashed into a building in Wichita, Kansas, this morning, shortly after it took off. Here's a little of what I know about the situation. ...
Plane crashes at Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
Four more people remained unaccounted for hours after the crash, but a search was halted at midday after a portion of the building collapsed. ...
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