Publication: Minnesota Public Radio

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Jury backs Ventura, awards $1.8M in defamation suit

After days of deadlock, a jury has sided with former Gov. Jesse Ventura, finding that he was defamed in a book. Jurors awarded Ventura $1.8 million.Ventura had sued the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, claiming Kyle defamed him by making up a story ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 10 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Activists: Beating by police 'not isolated'

Al Flowers' face still shows signs he was involved in a violent confrontation. There are stitches over his right eye and staples in his scalp.On Tuesday, the 55-year-old African-American community activist told a group of supporters at the Urban League ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 5 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Stormy north, bliss south, rains return in August?

Minnesota is a big piece of weather real estate.It’s amazing how different weather can be at the same moment in Pipestone and Grand Marais. Or Duluth and the Twin Cities just a short drive away.While most Minnesotans bask in sunshine and balmy breezes ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 2 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

State asks feds to widen disaster declaration

State emergency officials are asking the federal government to add 30 counties and two tribal governments to a list of areas eligible for aid tied to severe storm damage in June.President Barack Obama issued a disaster declaration last week for parts ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 8 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

State: EPA wrong to reverse Mesabi Nugget ruling

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Tuesday said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should stick to its original decision to allow an iron pellet facility near Hoyt Lakes to exceed water pollution limits until 2021.The EPA approved the state's ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

1st-degree murder charges in Schunk killing

Anna Rae Schunk   Photo A Dakota County Grand Jury indicted two people Tuesday in the death of a University of Minnesota student in Rosemount last September.Anarae Schunk, 20, went missing on Sept. 22. Her ex-boyfriend Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and his ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

16-year-old charged in bus rider's death

The Hennepin County Attorney's office has charged a 16-year-old boy in the death of north Minneapolis man following a confrontation on a Metro Transit bus last week.Prosecutors charged the boy with second-degree murder in the July 24 death of Andrew Billingsley ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 8 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

House DFLers get money from same sex marriage backers

In a year when Republicans need only seven seats to control the Minnesota House, a handful of vulnerable DFL lawmakers are benefiting from a network of out-of-state donors.More than $55,000 in contributions from Florida to California have ended up in ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Waseca dad: Son is no killer, prosecutors overreacted

A day after a Waseca County judge dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old charged with planning to kill his family and as many students as he could at his high school, the boy's father said he doesn't believe his son would have carried ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

A Doolittle Raider gets a lift

Those of us who spend any time around South St. Paul often wonder what it must have been like to try to launch a B-25 from a World War II aircraft carrier as the Doolittle Raiders tried to do in April 1942.Our imagination is enhanced by the fact “Miss ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Johnson campaigning for governor again after surgery

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson was back campaigning for governor today, eight days after emergency surgery to repair a perforation in his stomach.Johnson, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, was hospitalized last week for six days. ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Johnson raised $170,000 since June

Republican endorsed candidate for governor Jeff Johnson says he’s raised $170,000 since June.The campaign had more than $122,000 in the bank on July 21, the last day of the most recent campaign finance reporting period.Since then, Johnson has purchased ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Jul 28 2014]

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...way we take up this work and the way we stand with our communities," said Michelle Gross, president of Communities United Against Police Brutality. "But at the same time, we can never let it be OK that anybody who's a leader in the community get attacked by the police — most particularly Al Flowers who is an outspoken critic of the police."
"Our decision to grant the variance was based on sound science and careful reasoning, and we are fully prepared to defend it" Stine said
"You know, if that's what the judge thought was best, we pretty much have to go with it" she said. "And hopefully, he won't try anything again."
"I'd love to promise people on day one we're going to do this and this on lowering taxes," Seifert said. "None of these things happen overnight. But over a four-year gubernatorial term, can we make a glide path for making Minnesota competitive and a place for — a destination point and an origination point for inventors and thinkers and those who want to keep their businesses here."

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Stormy north, bliss south, rains return in August? [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 2 hours ago]
1st-degree murder charges in Schunk killing [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 5 hours ago]
Activists: Beating by police 'not isolated' [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 5 hours ago]
House DFLers get money from same sex marriage b... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 5 hours ago]
State: EPA wrong to reverse Mesabi Nugget ruling [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
Waseca dad: Son is no killer, prosecutors overr... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
A Doolittle Raider gets a lift [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 7 hours ago]
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State asks feds to widen disaster declaration [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 8 hours ago]
Johnson campaigning for governor again after su... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 9 hours ago]
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