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How air pollution affects your health: A Minnesota allergist explains
Smoke from wildfires still burning in Canada might continue to affect Minnesota's air quality this summer. ...
Guilt stars in latest General Mills ad
General Mills really brings the parental guilt with a release today of a video under the auspices of the Canada unit of its Nature Valley Granola brand that compares the memories of today's oldsters with the ones of young people. ...
Prosecutors argue against release plan for terror suspects
The government said it is not satisfied with the "unique and untested" pretrial release plans proposed by attorneys for Hamza Ahmed, Zacharia Abdurahman and Hanad Musse. ...
MN lawmakers want access to railroad emergency plans
DFL lawmakers and some local government officials are calling on Minnesota railroad officials to make public the emergency plans they recently submitted to the state for dealing with an oil train disaster. ...
How hospitals are improving heart attack care, survival
In order to continue improving survival and prevention of heart damage, potential heart attack victims need to take action more quickly, heart experts said. ...
Hallberg's Picture of Health: Symptom-free carriers
A new study suggests the increase in whooping cough cases is largely due to a growth in asymptomatic carriers. ...
Teen stabbed fisherman on St. Croix in self-defense, attorney says
Levi Acre-Kendall's lawyer is arguing that he should be covered by Wisconsin's "Castle Doctrine," which presumes that Acre-Kendall used force to prevent himself from being killed or harmed. ...
Professional heckler says he didn’t heckle MN Zoo bear
Robin Ficker specializes in making life miserable for other humans. ...
Heroin use surges, especially among women and whites
All told, more than half a million Americans used heroin in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents a nearly 150 percent increase since 2007. ...
Standard equipment for driverless cars: A barf bag?
A University of Minnesota professor is among those considering what will happen when we cede control over the car to a robot. If actually steering the car is one cure for motion sickness, what happens when cars no longer need to be steered? ...
How will Walker's time as Wis. governor play to national audience?
Two political journalists joined MPR News' Tom Weber to discuss how Gov. Walker's work in Wisconsin will play to the Republican voting base. ...
Literary mysteries: Is there more "Harry Potter" coming?
J.K. Rowling reveals that another new project is in the works: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." ...
CBC reporter: More than 100 forest fires still burning in Canada
Saskatchewan has seen 10 times more wildfires since January than it typically sees in an entire year, said Adrian Cheung, a reporter for CBC News. ...
More mammograms may not always mean fewer cancer deaths
A comparison of women in 547 counties found that getting more women in for screening mammograms didn't lower death rates from breast cancer. More small cancers were found. ...
Source: Timberwolves give Kevin Garnett 2 more years
The basketball star returned to Minnesota last February in a trade deadline deal with the Brooklyn Nets. ...
Man dressed as banana is a portrait of war
With all the glorification of war that takes place during the nation's sporting events, maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea if a sports team around here pays homage to guy wearing a banana outfit while riding a Segway. ...
Op-ed: The link between Confederate flag, 2nd Amendment supporters
"The bond that unites Confederate ideology and the Second Amendment is the idea of 'nullification,'" wrote a University of St. Thomas law professor. ...
How do babies learn to talk?
Babies can learn whatever language (or languages) they're exposed to. But how do they do it? It's a step-by-step process of learning that begins even while they're still in the womb. ...
Anatomy of a smoke spike, 90s by Sunday?
Our latest Canadian air mass brings another round of free air conditioning this week. An increasingly muggy and heated air mass arrives by the weekend. ...
Right to Marry
The Supreme Court made a historic ruling as they declared same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Do you support their ruling?
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