You’d have to be at the end of your rope to stick your resume on a race car, but that’s a promotion a beer company is planning for NASCAR’s South Point 400 in Las Vegas. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for July 2018
The police are a political wedge issue now. Read more →
There is only one openly gay player on any professional men’s sports team in America — Minnesota United’s Collin Martin. That should tell you plenty about the climate for people who are gay in professional men’s sports because it’s a sure bet that there’s more than one gay man in all of baseball, football, hockey, or soccer.
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It was only a matter of time before the politics landfill of America included a controversy surrounding Bigfoot. In Virginia’s 5th District, Democrat Leslie Cockburn says Republican Denver Riggleman is “a devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” the Washington Post says. “This is not what we need on Capitol Hill.” Included in her tweet was a drawing Read more →
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you’ll hear today on Minnesota Public Radio News. Read more →
Allow us a moment of pride as we point out that a small cadre MPR newsies as well as David Folkenflik and Mary Louise Kelly at NPR, have been awarded 2018 Ethics in Journalism Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Both groups had a difficult task in the last year. They had to report on failings within their own organizations. Read more →
What if they had a photo opportunity and nobody showed up? Read more →
The 2016 ban is Minnesota’s first countywide frac sand mining ban. Winona County has some of the largest deposits of silica sand, which is used in the controversial technique to force oil out of the ground. Read more →
This is a test of your cuteness detector. This is only a test. Read more →
This is the sort of picture that can be an icon of the times. These are not good times. Read more →
If you’re planning on flying, try not fidget, use a computer, reverse your direction in an airport, have a ‘jump’ in your Adam’s apple or a ‘cold penetrating stare.’ Otherwise, you might be the target of a secret spying program that is shadowing unsuspecting regular travelers, the details of which were revealed today by the Boston Globe.
If the economy is so good — and it is for many people — how come David Casarez, 26, is homeless and standing on a street corner handing out resumes? Read more →
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you’ll hear today on MPR News. Read more →
Jaequan Faulkner, 13, the Minneapolis kid who’s made national news because a city helped him get the licenses he needed to be the hot dog king of the North Side, is going pretty well for himself these days. Read more →
How many different ways can a Wisconsinite drink beer?
Apparently there’s one more than anyone had previously thought. Read more →