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MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for February 2015
Whatever trouble the University of Minnesota-Duluth has gotten into with the public over its announcement that it’ll fire women’s hockey coach Shannon Miller is mostly of its own making. Read more →
Listening to Kevin Garnett today was a bittersweet reminder of what Minnesota basketball fans have missed out on since he left town years ago for the bright lights of NBA-caliber basketball. An older, more mature Garnett dished wisdom, humor, professionalism and plenty of charm at his news conference. Read more →
People in the northeast have had it with winter. On its Facebook page today, the Massachusetts State Police say the driver simply abandoned this car. Read more →
Midwest aviation fans will likely recognize the couple profiled in today’s Op-Ed documentary by the New York Times. Read more →
Despite claims to the contrary, people don’t want to fly to and from rural parts of Minnesota and the rest of the country. If they did, the planes wouldn’t be empty. Read more →
This is the sort of scandal that can keep the media and Washington talking for weeks. The opportunists smell blood in the water.
That’s weeks longer than the scandal about homeless veterans in America. Read more →
It’s the Pillsbury mansion in Wayzata on Lake Minnetonka and it’s on the market, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports. Read more →
Don’t be complaining to Quentin Super and Ryan Brandenburg, two students at St. Cloud State University, about the silly wind chill. With spring break looming, they’re hitting their bicycles and heading… north, the St. Cloud Times reports. Read more →
Though it didn’t come up much in last fall’s campaign, the minimum wage issue is back at the Capitol in Saint Paul where a Republican lawmaker is carrying a restaurant-industry-written bill to trim the minimum wage increase for servers. Read more →
Just four more days until Netflix uploads the third season of House of Cards, the Kevin Spacey series of political intrigue and lust for power.
Here. Entertain yourself while you wait with the story of Frank Underwolf wanting to take over the white house of bricks. Read more →
After a reported confrontation between Peterson’s agent and a Vikings executive, it seems only a matter of time until the team and the star running back part ways.
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Over the last week, there has been plenty of debate over The Atlantic’s Miracle of Minneapolis story, which said “says “no other place mixes affordability, opportunity, and wealth so well.” That didn’t go over big with people who said the article glossed over the realities of people who have few opportunities, let alone wealth. Now, Read more →
Judge, a K-9 in New Jersey, got a hero’s farewell as he walked into the veterinary clinic last week where he was put down. Read more →
Today is the 70th anniversary of the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima.
Chances are this isn’t the picture that will accompany the stories on the anniversary today. Read more →