You might not recognize the names, but if you’re a NewsCut regular, you’ve seen Melanie Bailey and Danielle Lenoue in action. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for October 2014
Maine Chief District Court Judge Charles LaVerdiere had a night to sleep on it and decided today that a full quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox isn’t such a good idea after all. Read more →
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports a bookmaker in New York has pleaded guilty to trying to launder a check for $230,000 that paid off gambling debts. The check was a New York Islanders paycheck and the paper is suggesting it might have been Thomas Vanek’s. He now plays for the Minnesota Wild.
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It’s unlikely anyone without ink stains is going to shed tears over the Washington Post story today that journalists are being charged $60,000 each to ride on the press plane that will tail President Obama on his upcoming Asia trip.
But buried deep in the story is the reason that should be somewhat concerning: The price is so high because so few news organizations are covering the trip.
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It may be a pain for residents of Pine Island but the words ‘good riddance’ were invented precisely for the closing of the disaster-waiting-to-happen intersection of Highway 52 in the city. Read more →
Neighbors in Newport, Minn., find a special way to honor a Vietnam War vet’s service. Read more →
Reddit and the website SB Nation had a lot of fun with this photo of a Timberwolves ticket taped to a pole. There’s probably more to the story than a person who didn’t want to go to the game. Read more →
There was a particular danger when Brittany Maynard announced in early October that she would kill herself in November, rather than suffer the agony of the brain tumor that is growing inside her head. What if November came and she didn’t want to die? Read more →
There isn’t anybody in the radio business who is going to give Rikk Wilde a hard time.
Most of us have been there. You’ve just run up a flight of stairs, or you’re nervous to begin with, and when the microphone goes on, there you are unable to remember whether it’s time to breathe in or breathe out, and slowly suffocating. Read more →
No doubt, the creepiest part of the video I posted a day or so ago featuring the woman walking in New York, is the person who walked alongside her for several minutes. Read more →
The absurdity of the fear about Ebola reached a new milestone today when a woman went for a bike ride Read more →
A twin-engine plane crashed into a building in Wichita, Kansas, this morning, shortly after it took off. Here’s a little of what I know about the situation. Read more →
It was another metaphorical moment for the greatest game ever invented. There is is risk in reward and, sometime, failure in playing it safe. Read more →
A Minneapolis ad agency has rolled out a commercial to build support for banning use of the word ‘Redskins’ from the regulated over-the-air broadcasts. Read more →
On more than one disaster, we’ve asked in this space ‘where do you begin to pick up the pieces?’
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