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T. Eugene Thompson dead at 88
If there can only be one 'trial of the century', my MPR colleague Tim Nelson tells me that T. Eugene Thompson's is the one for the last millennium. ...
How the Iran vote is engineered to pass
When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority. ...
For second day, stranded migrants camp out at Budapest train station
Hungarian authorities stopped the migrants, including refugees from Syria and Iraq, from boarding trains bound for Western Europe. The station has become the latest flashpoint in the migrant crisis. ...
Mike Binkley signs off
In the changing media landscape, there aren't many people who can survive in radio and TV for 34 years; it just doesn't work that way anymore. That's why the announcement from WCCO reporter/anchor Mike Binkley today is worth noting. He's done. ...
Lawmakers deny allegations of 'making out' at Eagan park
State Reps. Tim Kelly of Red Wing and Tara Mack of Apple Valley were cited Aug. 25 for causing a nuisance. Both are married to other people. ...
Commodores to play at the State Fair
The funky lead vocal on "Brick House" was performed by drummer Walter "Clyde" Orange. He's still in the band and will be singing the tune at the Fair tonight. ...
In a struggle for a son’s life, heroin wins
Even as heroin use is becoming an increasing scourge in our area, ignoring the stories of the destruction in its path is far too easy. Here's a mother's story from Moorhead, Minn. ...
Details released in roofer's death at Vikings stadium
Jeramie Gruber, who died last week while working on the stadium, slid down the roof and broke through a guardrail before falling to an elevated platform below. ...
Rybak: Tutor and student relationship key to success
Later today, the education group Generation Next will announce its latest effort to close the achievement gap in Minnesota schools. The group's solution: Tutoring. ...
Very warm, humid conditions stay as thunderstorms exit
Mother Nature over-delivered on rainfall in portions of Minnesota and western Wisconsin overnight. Widely scattered thunderstorms blossomed into a rather large cluster of showers and thunderstorms. ...
Driverless cars not smart enough to handle dumb humans
That's the problem with traffic -- humans doing stupid human things -- that has, apparently, befuddled the smart people trying to build a transportation system that cuts them out of the equation. ...
Daily Digest: pollution and scrappers
Some interesting news to start your Wednesday. ...
Minnesota United soccer fanatics ready for major league step
What used to be a few guys with a passion for soccer is now a 500-member plus fan club. They're loud, creative and hoping the Loons take Minnesota soccer to the next level. ...
As prices slump, metal recyclers steel themselves
China's slowdown is having ripple effects around the world, including in Minnesota. ...
Black Lives Matter protest at governor's residence draws smaller crowd
About 40 Black Lives Matter protesters gathered at the Minnesota Governor's Residence in St. Paul Tuesday night to demand elected officials fix racial inequality. ...
How startups are using tech to mitigate workplace bias
Some companies are trying methods such as removing identifying information from resumes or conducting structured interviews where candidates are asked the same questions and scored on the same criteria. ...
Muggy weather pushing farther north
The rest of the week should be warm and muggy for just about all of us as the humid surge from the south continues to push toward Canada. Expect highs in the 80s to low 90s Wednesday through Friday and then continued heat into the weekend. ...
Lawmakers seek MinnesotaCare, Medicaid contracts delay after UCare dropped
Several Democratic and Republican state senators want DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to delay implementation of 2016 Medicaid and MinnesotaCare contracts out of concern bidding may have been "flawed." ...
Al-Shabab militants strike African Union base in Somalia
Al-Shabab regularly sends suicide attacks against government convoys and aid workers in hotels in Somalia, but this was the second assault this summer through the gate of a military base. ...
Faces of the Fair: Blue Barn
The 1,800-square-foot, two-story, big blue barn is a 24/7 operation for the 12 days of the fair. When the employees aren't making food and serving customers, they're taking deliveries and prepping for the next day's customers. ...
Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair kicks off this week in St. Paul. Will you be attending the fair?
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