President Trump reportedly suggests Jews and Democrats are responsible for a wave of anti-Semitism in the United States. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for February 2017
Storm chasers headed to “tornado alley” on Sunday to honor Bill Paxton, the actor who put them on the map when he starred in “Twister.”
So, after hearing of his death, they put him on the map. Read more →
What amendment to the U.S. Constitution is treated most cavalierly?
There’s an argument to be made that it’s the Fourth Amendment. Read more →
The Internet picked an odd time to suddenly demand 100% accuracy. Read more →
The fishing is good on area lakes, and the vehicles seem to be biting thanks to the bait being used: warmer temperatures and drivers who aren’t all that bright at times.
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The war on the free press was ratcheted up today when press secretary Sean Spicer moved the daily briefing from the White House briefing room to his office. Read more →
There was am awfully sweet moment before the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons vs. the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Saints girls’ basketball game last night, a combination of sportsmanship and patriotism. Read more →
Drivers with cellphones aren’t the only ones who cherish freedom.
So do people in crosswalks. Read more →
Jean Oddi died on Monday in Columbus, Ohio and the local newspaper — the Columbus Dispatch — appropriately observed the unwritten rule of good obituaries: You don’t edit out swear words when the departed write their own obit.
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Today’s sign that the apocalypse is upon us comes from La Crosse, Wis., where the La Crosse Tribune reports a man left meth in a tip jar at a Famous Dave’s. Read more →
Some people are spending the day obsessed with a missed weather forecast.
Some people — the St. Paul Saints social media team, for example — are spending it rounding into midseason form. Read more →
A prominent ad on the back page of the Star Tribune this morning following bomb scares at two Jewish centers in the Twin Cities and anti-Semitic attacks around the nation. Read more →
Bones, Mike Hartzell, picks up the litter, sweeps sidewalks and looks out for people and pets and the neighborhood looks out for him, too.
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You might be inclined to question the decision of a couple of drivers on Upper Red Lake over the weekend, and we’d guess they’d tell you it was no big deal. Read more →
Think of the things you set out to do every day 30 years ago and ask yourself how many of them you actually did.
Karl actually did take a photo of himself every day.
And he has no plans to stop now. Read more →