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The daily news that matters to Minnesota and the region, from MPR News reporters and hosts.

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Trump-Omar feud intensifies over racism, patriotism

7/16/2019
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Following a day of dueling press conferences and withering accusations of racism on one side and unpatriotic hatred on the other, the Trump-Omar standoff continues.

Duration:00:04:15

With Agate Days, Moose Lake polishes image of the state gem

7/15/2019
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An estimated 3,000 people came for the 50th anniversary of the festival.

Duration:00:04:30

Trump digs in against Dem congresswomen; they're firing back

7/15/2019
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Unfazed by widespread criticism, President Trump intensified his incendiary comments about four Democratic congresswomen of color, urging them to get out if they don't like things going on in America. They fired back at what they called his "xenophobic bigoted remarks" and said it was time for impeachment.

Duration:00:21:45

Americans want to spend time outdoors, but work stands in the way

7/15/2019
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Thirty-one percent of people cited work as their major barrier to spending time outside, according to the APM Research Lab's latest survey.

Duration:00:55:59

50 years since Blood, Sweat and Tears (and other bands) went to space on Apollo 11 mixtapes

7/15/2019
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According to Vanity Fair, the astronauts were each given a compact cassette player for recording mission notes, and a friend of theirs loaded the tapes with their favorite songs.

Duration:00:01:43

Older workers aren't hurting the economy, they're stimulating it

7/15/2019
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Many economists and millennials believe older workers are hurting the job market and killing the economy, but research suggests they're stimulating it. MPR News' Chris Farrell filled in for MPR News host Kerri Miller.

Duration:00:38:39

ICE makes a handful of arrests, spreads fear in immigrant communities

7/15/2019
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MPR News' Chris Farrell, filling in for Kerri Miller, spoke with an immigration law expert about President Trump's weekend ICE raids.

Duration:00:12:14

Minneapolis church hosts Mass -- and legal clinic for immigrants

7/15/2019
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As federal authorities confirmed stepped-up immigration enforcement across the United States over the weekend, immigrants in Minnesota with legal status -- and those without -- said their fears were growing more real by the hour.

Duration:00:03:42

On the campaign trail, Klobuchar sharpens electability message

7/15/2019
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar campaigned over the weekend in Iowa, where she tried to distinguish herself from the large field of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls.

Duration:00:03:54

Somali-Americans in Minnesota mourn death of 'inspirational' Somali journalist

7/14/2019
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Members of the Somali community in Minnesota and around the world are mourning the death of journalist Hodan Nalayeh. She accentuated positive narratives about Somalia and Somalis — accounts she shared with millions of people through her internet-based Integration TV, the first English-language show for English-speaking Somalis.

Duration:00:03:49

Despite Trump's outcry, St. Louis Park locals not so fired up on pledge debate

7/12/2019
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For all the national clamoring around the City Council's decision to cut the Pledge of Allegiance from its meetings, several St. Louis Park residents interviewed Friday weren't aware the council made the change in the first place, let alone the media circus playing out online.

Duration:00:03:45

Norm Coleman: 'I hope to keep livin' until the clock runs out'

7/12/2019
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This coming Monday, former U.S. Senator and St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman will undergo surgery to remove some of his lung. Anyone who has cancer or who has had cancer knows it can be a roller coaster of physical and emotional ups and downs. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Coleman before he goes into surgery at Mayo Clinic.

Duration:00:05:03

The absurd, hilarious classic you shouldn't skip

7/12/2019
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Brandy O'Briant first reluctantly picked up "The Master and Margarita" in college, but it's one of the novels she continues to re-read.

Duration:00:01:50

It's about to get tropical in Minnesota

7/12/2019
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University of Minnesota Professor emeritus appropriately wore a tropical-themed shirt to his weekly weather chat with MPR's Cathy Wurzer. This coming week is going to get warm and wet.

Duration:00:04:34

First-place Minnesota Twins return to action after the All-Star break

7/12/2019
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The Twins begin a three-game series Friday night in Cleveland, against the team that's trailing them in the American League Central standings by 5.5 games.

Duration:00:04:53

Abby Jeanne performs at 7th St Entry on Friday night

7/12/2019
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Jeanne told the Wisconsin Gazette a few years ago that it took time for her to come to terms with making music her career.

Duration:00:01:05

New U of M head to focus on budget and student health

7/11/2019
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University of Minnesota's first female president says she wants to focus on budget and student mental health.

Duration:00:02:39

More than 400 sexual assaults reported on MN campuses; fewer than half investigated

7/11/2019
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Of 416 total cases reported to Minnesota colleges and universities, 40 percent were investigated by the institutions, according to recently released state data. Experts say it may signal positive changes in the reporting process.

Duration:00:03:43

Taxpayers helped fund 'Tonight Show' Super Bowl broadcast from Minnesota

7/11/2019
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Jimmy Fallon sprinkled Minnesota references throughout his "Tonight Show" remote broadcast after the 2018 Super Bowl. Minnesota gave the show almost $267,000 despite some misgivings about the subsidy.

Duration:00:04:41

Once-threatened peregrines flying high across Minnesota

7/11/2019
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In less than 20 years' time, the peregrine falcon has bounced back from "endangered to fully recovered." Staff and volunteers at Tettagouche State Park just wrapped up their peregrine banding program for the year.

Duration:00:01:44