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Father of Chanhassen teen killed by deputies wants city review

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — The father of a teenager shot and killed by deputies in Chanhassen is calling for a broad community discussion on how officers …

Mental Disorders

Researchers look into Lake Superior algae bloom

DULUTH, Minn. — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it …

Lake Superior

How diversity could be an antidote to a toxic workplace

The Workplace

The next star of 'Mulan' is a guy who grew up in St. Paul

Radio Industry

Daily Download: Percy Grainger - Molly on the Shore

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Humanities

Day 7 in South Africa: A new language is only a few clicks away for Dessa

http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2018/08/10/day-7-in-south-africa-new-language-clicks-away-dessa<p>With the Minnesota Chorale and South African …

South Africa

Slow internet? Fast internet? You might be paying the same price

How much do you pay for internet service each month? And what do you get for that price? The National Digital Inclusion Alliance found that lots of customers are paying about $60 a month for their internet packages. And, some get super slow internet speeds, while others get super fast speeds. …

Net Neutrality

Fax machines too often an unguarded gateway into corporate data systems

There was a time when the chugging of fax machines was heard in every office. No longer since e-mail and instant messaging services took over our lives. Even so, many of those big, industrial scanner/printer/copiers in offices also have built in fax machines. And a new study says those machines can …

Research

Turkey ups tariffs, says it's willing to talk to U.S.

News happens while you sleep. Marketplace Morning Report gives you a head start on the day. Throughout the morning, host David Brancaccio shares the latest on markets, money, jobs and innovation, providing the context you need to make the smartest decisions. And from London, host Anu Anand presents …

Business

The men's fashion company that's part apparel, part big data

Subscription box services may be the big apparel movement right now, but tech and data are allowing at least one company to go in a very different direction: custom tailoring. Colin Hunter is the CEO and co-founder of high-end men's fashion company Alton Lane, and his goal is to make that retail …

Clothing

Champagne and robot hands? Welcome to luxury shopping.

Business

The last Blockbuster video in the U.S. has no plans to close

In the days before streaming video and mail-order movies, the blue and orange sign proclaiming a Blockbuster video was the draw for millions of Americans settling into their living rooms for weekend movies. But competition and technology have now rendered the once giant chain to just one U.S. store …

Florida

Woman Behind Ellison Allegations Says She Won’t Release Video

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) -- The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once abusing her while they were dating says she won't share alleged …

Democratic Primaries

Fundraiser exceeds goal for family with vandalized ice cream truck

KARE 11 reports an immigrant from Ecuador, who raised enough money to buy her own ice cream truck, was attacked at a park in northeast Minneapolis …

Radio Industry

FBI warns of sophisticated attack on ATMs

The website Krebs on Security reports that on Friday, the FBI sent banks around the country an alert. It said cyber criminals were preparing to a launch a global fraud scheme known as an “ATM cashout.” Small- and medium-sized banks appear most vulnerable to these kind of ATM attacks.<p><i>Click the audio</i> …

ATMs

US agency to distribute about $16M in Ponzi scheme case

The U.S. Department of Justice is distributing about $16 million to people who were defrauded by a man convicted of leading a multi-billion dollar …

Corruption

Fed finds financial crisis cost the average American $70,000

U.S. economic growth surged in the second quarter to 4.1 percent on an annualized basis. But that’s decidedly out of sync with the overall slow economic growth we’ve seen year after year since the Great Recession. A new report from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggests …

U.S. Economy

Where will your paycheck go the furthest?

Indeed.com has crunched the numbers on salary and cost of living in 185 metro areas and come up with a list of cities where your salary will go the furthest. The list also indicates where economic and job opportunities will likely be strongest going forward. The top cities are Duluth, Minnesota; …

San Antonio

77: Big Tech is a nation-state with a constitutional crisis

The dam finally burst last week as many of the internet's largest platforms, like Facebook, YouTube and Apple Podcasts, banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. His site, InfoWars, has gained legitimacy from President Donald Trump in recent years, even as it spews hate speech and tars Sandy Hook …

Alex Jones

Can the "creator economy" survive if creators are all broke?

As platforms like YouTube and Instagram rake in money, the people who try to make a living uploading videos and pictures often struggle.

Business

The relentless pace of satisfying fans is burning out some YouTube stars

In the age of fast-paced social media, the pressure to perform has reached new heights. Like many entertainers who dream of reaching the top, YouTube …

Mental Health

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes | Events Calendar

Experimental Thom Yorke: Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes<p>Sponsored by 89.3 The Current<p>When<p>Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00 PM<p>Venue<p>Northrop84 Church St. …

Thom Yorke

Day 6 in South Africa: Minnesota Orchestra's brass quintet presses on amid challenges

South Africa

Daily Download: Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 9: II. Molto vivace

http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2018/08/13/daily-download-ludwig-van-beethoven--symphony-no-9-ii-molto-vivace<p>Get a free MP3 of Ludwig van Beethoven …

Piano

Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award

It’s been a rough day for Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller Roundup. On Friday a jury awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million, concluding that exposure to Roundup caused his cancer. On Monday stock in Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto earlier this year, tumbled 10</i> …

Monsanto

Microshow: Death Cab for Cutie | Events Calendar

#MicroShow Microshow: Death Cab for Cutie<p>Sponsored by 89.3 The Current<p>When<p>Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 2:00 PM<p>Venue<p>The Forum at Minnesota Public …

New Belgium Brewing

How our power grid stacks up 15 years after one of history's biggest blackouts

Many voters backed President Donald Trump on the promise of new job growth in their respective parts of the country. But a report from the Associated Press shows that hasn't been the case – instead, it's the places who backed Clinton in 2016 that are reaping the benefits of rising employment.

Business

Why the Turkish lira’s downfall scares investors

The economic crisis in Turkey deepened this morning, despite moves by central bank officials in Ankara to calm the flight from the currency. The Turkish lira has lost 39 percent of its value since the beginning of the month. And there’s a reason why the lira’s downfall makes investors nervous — …

Investing

Whalen to retire from WNBA at season's end; ready to coach Gophers

Lindsay Whalen, who became basketball royalty as a University of Minnesota star and WNBA champion, will retire from the WNBA at season's end as she …

Los Angeles

Smart gun technology is well-tested, but hasn't fully come to market

Startups are making firearms that only registered owners can use, but the weapons face a tough road to market.

Business