Minnesota News

Parents, sometimes you're the problem when it comes to tech use

Jul 21, 2019

Parents of young kids pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day — often to escape a stressful parenting moment. Here's how to stop using your phone as a pacifier, for you or your kids.

Constituent in Rep. Ilhan Omar's district reacts to President Trump's recent attacks

Jul 21, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Somali immigrant and Twin Cities resident Saciido Shaie about the chants of "send her back" that President Trump's supporters said about her member of Congress.

Cleanup underway after two days of severe storms in Minnesota, western Wisconsin

Jul 21, 2019

Residents across wide swaths of Minnesota and western Wisconsin are assessing and cleaning up storm damage after two consecutive days of severe weather in the region.

Feeling blue? Oregon students now can take 'mental health days'

Jul 21, 2019

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

Deputies shoot, injure person at home in NW Minnesota

Jul 21, 2019

Sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a person Saturday night at a home in northwestern Minnesota's Becker County.

U.S. hotels caught in fight over housing detained migrants

Jul 21, 2019

There's a new target in the clash over immigration: hotels. Advocacy groups and unions are pressuring Marriott, MGM and others not to house migrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Space spinoffs: The technology to reach the moon was put to use back on Earth

Jul 21, 2019

Project Apollo spurred on a technological revolution — everything from advances in food packaging to computers. Fifty years later, we are still reaping the rewards.

Prisons resort to video for psychiatric care

Jul 19, 2019

The difficulty of finding psychiatrists willing to work in prisons is forcing the institutions to provide care via video to populations with high rates of mental illness.

Photos: Documenting 1967's 'Fiery Unrest' in Minneapolis

Jul 21, 2019

A new audio documentary — “A Fiery Unrest: Why Plymouth Avenue Burned” — digs into the simmering conflicts that boiled over in north Minneapolis in the Long Hot Summer of 1967. Photos from the conflict reveal the destruction.

Minneapolis police investigating two fatal shootings

Jul 21, 2019

As of Sunday evening, the names of the victims had not been released, and police had not announced any arrests in either case.