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Best Buy hits billion-pound recycling, aims for more

Best Buy hopes to double its collection of unwanted electronics and appliances from consumers.The retailer says it has recycled 1 billion pounds of electronics and appliances since 2009. And now it's looking to collect 2 billion pounds more by 2020."TVs ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 26 mins ago]
First reported 26 mins ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 1 reports

Highway closures to vex Twin Cities drivers this weekend

Drivers should be ready for major road hassles in the southwest suburbs this weekend. Here's a quick look at the biggest closures from the Minnesota Department of Transportation :Northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis, RichfieldNorthbound I-35W between ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 26 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 39 mins ago - 1 reports

'No excuse' absentee balloting starts today

Absentee voting starts in most places around Minnesota today. For the first time in a general election, voters won't need an excuse for voting absentee.More: Election 2014 | All politics | Policast podcast | Capitol View blogA law change means Minnesotans ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 1 hour ago]
First reported 55 mins ago - Updated 55 mins ago - 1 reports

How much does your camera determine your approach to important moments in life?

Jan Voth / FlickrSome parents today are like the paparazzi. Bombarding their children trying to document their lives growing up. From videotaping their first steps to graduation day there are few big moments that aren’t documented.It seems that we don’t ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 55 mins ago]
First reported 55 mins ago - Updated 55 mins ago - 1 reports

What do you think of the provider change at MNsure?

MNsure Board Chair Brian Beutner addresses the media in regards to PreferredOne dropping out of its exchange with MNsure CEO Scott Leitz standing by his side, Sept. 16, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn. Bridget Bennett / MPR NewsThe insurance company with the lowest ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 55 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Minneapolis City Council mulls police brutality settlement

The Minneapolis City Council today will consider approving a $50,000 police brutality lawsuit settlement.According to the complaint filed in federal court, in 2012, after a night of drinking and dining, Alicia Joneja was sleeping in the lobby of her apartment ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Chasing connections

When Daniel Alvarez,  who kayaked from International Falls, Minnesota, to Key West, Florida, and then paddled back , was last in contact with me, he sent me this picture on the occasion of some health problems I had which prevented me from flying airplanes ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Can Minneapolis talk about race?

Can we even talk about race in Minneapolis?That’s the question to debate in the wake of Minneapolis police chief Janeé Harteau’s decision to pull out of a “listening session” last night to address concerns by people of color in the city.“People had discussed ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 3 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

Republican challenger Johnson eager to use MNsure against Gov. Dayton

Dayton talks about his handling of MNsure   Republican gubernatorial nominee Jeff Johnson sees an opportunity in news that MNsure has lost its most popular insurer to pick up votes against Gov. Mark Dayton.When PreferredOne announced this week that it ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

The Daily Digest: Business sits out race for governor

Good morning!In MinnesotaInstead of spending on the governor’s race, the Minnesota Business Partnership, which includes the CEOs of the state’s biggest companies, is focusing on helping Republicans regain control of the Minnesota House. ( MPR News )Republican ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Scotland heads to the polls for independence vote

Listen Story audio 11min 12sec Guests Jonathan Palmer: President , Minnesota Coalition of Scottish ClansScots take to the polls Thursday to decide whether or not to vote for independence from Great Britain.The polls close at 4 p.m. Central Time and ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

What MNsure's loss of PreferredOne means to health insurance customers

MNsure Board Chair Brian Beutner and CEO Scott Lei   The news Tuesday that PreferredOne and MNSure are going their separate ways came as an unpleasant surprise to Deanna Wyman of White Bear Lake. She turned 26 in July. That meant she became ineligible ... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - Sep 17 2014]

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...most popular product that comes in," said Scott Weislow, senior director of environmental services for the Richfield-based electronics retailer. "Phones, laptop computers — we have grown on average 20 percent year over year."
"I know from people stopping me on the street or at the State Fair just how thankful people are that they don't have to twist and turn and make up a story or possibly lie on a form just because they needed to vote absentee" said Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. "That was kind of an old fashioned thing."
"I'm going to vote on a lot of issues," she said. "My world is not just this, but I feel strongly about people hearing the information."
"And I also agree with the people who say that you really can't judge a movie until it's been around for 10 years" he said

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How much does your camera determine your approa... [Published Minnesota Public Radio - 55 mins ago]
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