ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State licensing investigators have decided against citing the Minnesota Security Hospital after a patient stabbed his roommate in the face with a pencil.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A looming increase in Minnesota's cigarette tax is leading to new interest in electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking. Shop owners in the Twin Cities are seeing increased demand in so-called "e-cigarettes," and attribute that to the $1.60-per-pack tax increase that goes into effect next week, Minnesota Public Radio reported. Electronic cigarettes became widely available in the U.S. in 2007.
By Annie Baxter MPR News 91.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS — At 7 a.m. on a recent Friday, a group of US Bank workers began serving breakfast to a line of folks filing into the Catholic Charities Opportunity Center. The volunteers from US Bank had arrived an hour earlier to don hairnets and start cooking French toast and eggs for the charity, which offers free meals and other services to people who are homeless.
By Curtis Gilbert MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — If prosecutors in Poland and Germany decide not to charge alleged Nazi commander Michael Karkoc with war crimes, it’s likely he would live out the rest of his life in the U.S. While U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's new online health insurance exchange is hiring people to help residents sign up for its health plans. But advocates say the system is unfair because consumer assistants will be paid less for helping poor applicants who are reliant on Medicaid.
By Dave Peters MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — Children in northwestern Minnesota who eat subsidized lunches during the school year won’t receive much help during the summer. On the other hand, some parts of southern Minnesota where a lot of kids are eligible do a much better job of delivering meals when school is out of session. Those are two at-a-glance conclusions from a map just produced by the Center for Rural Policy and Development in St. Peter.
By Tim Pugmire MPR News 91.3 ST. PAUL — The defeat last fall of a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required voters to show photo identification at the polls did not end efforts in the Minnesota Legislature to keep felons from voting. In the closing days of the legislative session, lawmakers jettisoned a requirement that the state provide written notification to felons about their voting eligibility.
By Dan Olson MPR New 91.3 FM LONG LAKE — Half an hour past sunset in rural western Hennepin County, Madeleine Linck strains her ears. She’s listening, believe it or not, for the sounds of courtship. Frog courtship, that is. Linck is helping with a state Department of Natural Resources survey gauging the presence of the state’s 14 frog and toad species.
By Dan Gunderson MPR News 91.3 FM Moorhead — When service station owner Brady Olson decided politicians weren’t listening to him, he took to the airwaves to protest higher taxes he said are cutting into his profits. "Hi, I’m Brady from Brady’s Service," he says in a 30-second radio spot.
By Tim Post MPR News 91.3 FM ST.