The worst of the flu is over, gun control at the Capitol, the hostage drama underground in Alabama, Apple blocks Java, the pistachio fight in Woodbury, and how Facebook saved the gay dog.
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for January 2013
Are mass killings on the rise? It depends, apparently, on how you define mass killings.
Another breathtaking video of a murmuration of starlings.
The San Francisco 49er who earlier this week said he didn’t want gay football players in the locker room, paid the price today.
There’s a bit of a mystery to a photo the White House released this week.
The end of the Andrews Sisters, the cold hard facts of being cold in Minnesota, goodbye to Saint Paul’s ‘popover palace,’ another stab at ‘stand your ground’ laws, and why do we think we’re different?
The first congressional hearing on guns, the latest victim in Chicago’s violence, tools and protected speech, the ongoing SPCO dispute, and the winter carnival medallion.
The annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival Medallion Hunt is over. The medallion, a Saint Paul Pioneer Press promotion, comes with something extra this year: commentary on the state of the health care system.
Apparently, nobody in New Orleans is interested in talking about a big game coming up.
If, as I wrote on Monday, the warmer-than-normal temperatures don’t allow the ice to thicken on Lake Superior between Bayfield and Madeline Island this year, this baby won’t be putting in an appearance. It’s the windsled that replaces ferry service in the area in the winter. It hasn’t been used since 2011.
The former Mr. Basketball in Minnesota gives an interview to Chuck Klosterman about his mental health issues.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has thrown out the case against a man for rating a doctor online.
From the minds of marketers, we’re not afraid of winter, when government works, guns for hockey, and coming out with cake.
A new secretary of state, an uneven welcome for Gov. Dayton’s $500 giveback, and why did kids have to die before politicians felt compelled to tackle a mental health system they knew was broken?
Timbuktu exists in our minds as a mythical far-off place. It exists in reality too, on the edge of the Sahara, though it’s gone through hell recently.