In retaliation for a vote against including gays in anti-discrimination legislation, a Fargo politician has been outed by a man who says he recognized Rep. Randy Boehning from a gay dating smartphone app, the Fargo Forum reports today. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for April 2015
Abdi Warsame ridiculed ex-Sen. Norm Coleman’s assertion that the large Somali community in the state could lead to “the land of 10,000 terrorists.” Read more →
This drone video of Nepal, photographed and posted to Facebook by Kishor Rana today, raises a question we’ve often asked when recovering from a disaster.
Where do you start? Read more →
If there’s one constant in Minnesota, it’s the debate over whether we’re a welcoming people.
It’s hard to make friends here, the theory goes. We’re a little cold and a little distant and you can grow old waiting for an invitation to dinner from the neighbors.
Tell it to Shonda. Read more →
The Minnesota Court of Appeals Monday tossed out a lawsuit from a former doctor at the St. Peter psychiatric hospital who argued that an MPR investigation on the treatment of patients there was based on state data that should’ve been private. Read more →
It’s Vietnam week, the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Read more →
You never know how the Internet can inspire people to help.
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This message from your ‘bucket list’: Time is fleeting. Get moving. Read more →
The Iron Range has always been the land of boom times and bust, but the country is full of decaying cities where people once waited for a bust to end and the status quo to return. Read more →
Jost Kobusch, a German mountaineer attempting to climb Everest, apparently started filming when the ground started shaking at his Everest base camp. Read more →
The White House Correspondents Dinner is the traditional venue for a president to try out his comedic chops, sometimes to limited results.
Today, however, President Obama is getting decent reviews for his performance. Which is a switch. Read more →
You know what word every parent wants to hear one time before they die? ‘Thanks.’
Brian Peterson of Nebraska, a Massachusetts native, got his wish on Monday from his three daughters, whom he raised after his wife — their mom, of course — died from cervical cancer. Read more →
The Washington Post reports today that a recent study from a credit card company revealed that the average prom costs $919 a couple, with $324 going toward the ‘promposal.’ Read more →
How much should the person at the front of your airplane be making? Read more →
One of these days I’m going to spend summer nights in Minnesota communities where town ball is still a thing, I often say to myself at roughly this time every year. Maybe I better hurry up. Read more →