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First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 1 reports

Photos: Shipwrecked cruise ship floats again

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia has been successfully refloated in preparation for towing it away for scrapping.The cruise liner struck a reef in January 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. Here are some photos of the salvage effort, as well as previous ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 2 hours ago]
First reported 35 mins ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 1 reports

Snow? Hail? It must be summer

It was a gorgeous day in Novosibirsk, central Russia, on Saturday when the sky started raining cold death. A freak hailstorm sent people scurrying, including — you may note — the woman in the stars-and-stripes bikini.[embedded content]No one was killed ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 35 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Creeping Charlie: What it is, how to get rid of it

On a 16-acre turf research facility at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, there is no Creeping Charlie --- a weed that is the most common problem in Minnesota's home lawns.That's because the land has absolutely no shade."Any increase in sunlight ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 1 hour ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

How three archbishops hid the truth: An MPR News documentary

But the assurances were a lie, and the archbishops knew it. Three of them — John Roach, Harry Flynn (pictured above) and John Nienstedt — participated in a cover-up that pitted the finances and power of the church against the victims who dared come forward ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Pelican Fest highlights pelicans -- and turkeys, too

The annual Pelican Fest is a two-day festival celebrating the best of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and embraces traditional fun and games like bingo, water fights, parades, a classic car show and bean bag toss tournament.Photojournalist Ann Arbor Miller stopped ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
Entities: Turkey, Ann Arbor
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Does Minnesota really need still-broken MNsure site?

Consumers howled in anger and frustration last fall and winter because the MNsure website could not reliably process their health insurance applications. And a recent evaluation by Deloitte Consulting found the site's software still can't reliably perform ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 16 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Rivals sow doubt about McFadden as GOP senate primary nears

Flush with campaign money and buoyed by the Republican endorsement, political newcomer Mike McFadden seems a lock to win the Aug. 12 GOP primary.“In order to beat McFadden you need money, money, money and you need it right away and you need to be using ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 16 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Police turn to public for help after Mpls stabbing

One man is dead and another injured after they were stabbed in a North Minneapolis residence overnight.Minneapolis Police responding to a report of a stabbing on the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue North around 3 a.m.One man was found dead. The other man ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 20 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Target fires security guard who turned in a shoplifter

A Target security guard in Leesburg, Va., is out of a job because he reported a shoplifter to the police.The Washington Post says Dallas Northington saw the shoplifter twice on video and says he responded the way he always does; he contacted the Leesburg ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 20 hours ago]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Minn. firefighters to search for hikers missing in Colo.

Damian McManus, left, and Evan McManus.   FacebookIt's been more than three months since a St. Louis Park father and son disappeared on a spring break hiking trip to Colorado in what was feared to be a deadly snowstorm. There's still no sign of them.Now, ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 12 2014]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Why A Texas City May Ban Fracking

MPR News coverageMPR News programsMPR News resources ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Records for low temps may fall next week

Cooler temperatures   Minnesota might feel a little like Christmas in July in the coming days.The National Weather Service predicts lows in the Twin Cities may dip into the 40s on Tuesday morning after a cold front moves into the region Sunday."Monday ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 12 2014]

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...increase in sunlight will help out quite aa bit," said Sam Bauer, University of Minnesota Extension educator who specializes in turf grass science. "If you're in a situation that's 75 percent shade, then getting it to 50 percent shade will go leaps and bounds for your turf. If that's what you want there."
...Act's provision of marketing campaigns, one-on-one assistance from so-called "navigators," and a more expansive Medicaid program played key roles. "A lot of what was in the ACA — funding for the outreach programs ... expanded eligibility for Medicaid — were really critical to achieving what's been achieved so far."
"We need people in the Senate who have a different background than just being wealthy and being able to be in politics" said David Carlson, a St Paul teacher challenging McFadden in the primary. He called McFadden an "empty suit."
"I live in St. Louis Park, my wife is a teacher in the school district, and my daughter goes to the same school that Evan used to go to," he said. "So we have felt very connected to this tragedy right from the start."

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Snow? Hail? It must be summer [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 35 mins ago]
Creeping Charlie: What it is, how to get rid of it [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 1 hour ago]
Photos: Shipwrecked cruise ship floats again [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 2 hours ago]
Pelican Fest highlights pelicans -- and turkeys... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
How three archbishops hid the truth: An MPR New... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
Does Minnesota really need still-broken MNsure ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 16 hours ago]
Rivals sow doubt about McFadden as GOP senate p... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 16 hours ago]
Police turn to public for help after Mpls stabbing [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 20 hours ago]
Target fires security guard who turned in a sho... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 20 hours ago]
Why A Texas City May Ban Fracking [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 23 hours ago]
Minn. firefighters to search for hikers missing... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 12 2014]
Records for low temps may fall next week [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 12 2014]
Study: Collaboration between docs, insurers low... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 12 2014]
Rapid bus favored for St. Paul to Woodbury line [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 12 2014]
Listen: A tribute to Oscar Peterson [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
State Sen. Nienow files for bankruptcy [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Friday Festivals: Pelican Fest [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Entenza's presence in state auditor's race make... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Flood waters frustrate key northern Minnesota s... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
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Aspen Ideas Festival: Can Congress come together? [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Unusually cool weather in our area [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Greazy Meal reunion at the Cabooze [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Susan Patton's 'Marry Smart' advice gets mixed ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
LeBron picks Cleveland [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Larpenteur Avenue bridge is in place [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Supermoon happening Saturday morning [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Tell us: OK if cops kill dogs in drug search? [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Harteau assures Mpls. residents amid rising gun... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
Bean Hole Days takes baked beans to a new level [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 11 2014]
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