The suit to stop the unionization of Minnesota home day-care operators, the unemployment rate drops in Minnesota, how those little memory slips might suggest Alzheimer’s, a man who wanted to testify against Whitey Bulger turns up dead, and the 76-year-old Milwaukee man who doesn’t feel “that bad” about killing a 13-year-old. Here’s today’s news conversation Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Tag: Crime and Justice
A Detroit Free Press photographer was arrested by police as she filmed an arrest. While she was detained, the SIM card in her iPhone that she was using mysteriously disappeared. A man who didn’t identify himself as a cop told her to turn the camera off, and when she identified herself as a journalist, he Read more →
A question of race. Or not. What kids know that adults don’t. The electric Lindbergh. Tales of the Frankenstein rabbit. And the new bamboo menace in the Northland. Read more →
Quick note: If you’re on Twitter, you’ll want to be following @ChiefHarteau, the account for Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau, as she rides along with cops in the 2nd precinct, and using the hashtag #NEwithrealcops Turned out to be an Unhappy man getting his car towed. All worked out everyone happy now #NEwithrealcops — Chief Read more →
America moves on after the spying scandal, the great gopher feet caper and other tales from the mean streets of Minnesota, return of the website, the grace of Steve Gleason, and the girl who makes your 12 year old look like a lazy punk. Read more →
There are war criminals and there are war criminals. Today’s Associated Press report that a Nazi responsible for wiping out a village is living in Minneapolis has gotten well-deserved attention and it’s instigated a debate on the proper U.S. response to the revelation. We understandably are repulsed at the very notion that someone could slaughter Read more →
If you’re looking for evidence that the end of civilization is at hand, a brawl at a kindergarten graduation should fit the bill.
The Minnesota Supreme Court today rejected the argument that if an employer’s sexually explicit behavior is extended to both women and men in the workplace, it’s not sexual harassment under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Attention, Minnesota employers: You can’t fire an employee because his/her spouse takes a job with your competition.
Todd Hoffner is out of a job and there isn’t a prayer you’re ever going to find out why.
You couldn’t tell it by the vigor of the public debate but the rate of homicides with guns in the United States has dropped rather dramatically from the ’90s, an analysis of government data shows today.
The court ruled today in the case of Bruce Buchmann, a Swift County man, who claimed he can’t get a job driving a truck because his commercial license was suspended.
There was a somewhat interesting difference in the coverage of Byron David Smith yesterday, the man who allegedly shot and killed two teenagers who broke into his home last Thanksgiving.
How bad must it be to be the person representing arguably the most hated man in America?
As good as some of the reporting over the weekend of the events during the Boston Marathon investigation was, nothing can be as riveting as the complaint lodged against the man arrested and now charged.