Minnesota News

State Senate adopts changes to sexual harassment policy

Mar 25, 2019

The new policy, the first update in decades, makes sweeping changes to the senate's procedures when a staffer or elected official is accused of sexual harassment or discrimination.

The Supreme Court takes another look at partisan redistricting

Mar 25, 2019

A pivotal retirement and a new conservative majority could give the state legislatures a green light for even more partisanship when it comes to drawing political boundaries.

Cruise survivors may go for another ride

Mar 25, 2019

Among the many things on the NewsCut Bucket List is 'don't go on a cruise.'

Coming up: Author Don Winslow on the war on drugs and 'The Border'

Mar 25, 2019

Novelist Don Winslow has written at length about America's war on drugs. He joins MPR host Kerri Miller to discuss his latest novel, "The Border."

After Boeing crashes, new attention on the potentail flaws of software

Mar 24, 2019

Two Boeing 737 Max crashes are raising questions about whether the convenience of software has made it easier to miss the seriousness of possible flaws.

Dry spell averting record floods on many rivers

Mar 25, 2019

Seasons' first 60s ahead Wednesday.

Runners race around baseball diamond for 3 1/2 hours

Mar 25, 2019

Who among us hasn't gone through life asking its critical question, 'what can we do that's fun and stupid?'

Norway to open probe into cruise in stormy weather

Mar 25, 2019

Hospital officials have said one person is in critical condition, and eight others are still hospitalized after the Viking Sky got into trouble off the Norwegian coast on Saturday. Authorities launched a daring rescue operation, taking 479 passengers off …

Flooding brings out our best selves

Mar 25, 2019

From the look of things, there'll be plenty of grief accompanying the flooding around Minnesota; that's the nature of floods of course. Things go underwater, our commutes require detours and more time, possessions are lost, the mold grows in the …

For a healthier planet, eat these 50 foods, campaign urges

Mar 24, 2019

Global reliance on just a handful of crops for calories is hurting the environment -- and wildlife, a new report says. It urges the world to diversify its diet to save plant and animal species alike.