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Career advice for recent college grads

5/22/2018
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As graduates stream out of colleges, diplomas in hand, what do they need to know about finding work?

Duration:00:48:52

Cash-strapped schools await word of veto decisions

5/22/2018
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Gov. Dayton has threatened to block bills that include one-time money for safety improvements and other uses.

Duration:00:01:49

U of M, Minnesota State consider where to use new maintenance funds from the state Legislature

5/21/2018
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At session's end, it appears that money for capital improvements at the state's college and university systems came through, though not to the levels colleges wanted.

Duration:00:03:21

The 2018 legislative session is over, now comes the spin

5/21/2018
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Three months of often plodding work gave way over the weekend to a sprint to the finish. But the battle over the narrative of the session is just beginning.

Duration:00:03:37

Political Junkie on primaries, trade policy

5/21/2018
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Political Junkie Ken Rudin discussed the latest news on midterms, recent primaries and trade negotiations.

Duration:00:13:28

Why the farm bill failed

5/21/2018
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An $867 billion farm bill that would have established agricultural policy failed to pass in the Minnesota legislature. What happened?

Duration:00:35:41

'Debacle' or 'work done'? Session's story yet to be written

5/21/2018
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The Legislature ended a three-month session Sunday with a flurry of action, sending Gov. Mark Dayton a stack of bills that check off all of their pre-session priorities. But Dayton vowed to take down some of their marquee items: a tax-cut package and a wide-reaching spending bill among them.

Duration:00:04:02

WNBA champion Lynx celebrate title with fans, kick off 20th season

5/20/2018
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Fans from near and far came to the game to see the Minnesota Lynx, including the core of the team that won last year, start a run for a fifth WNBA championship banner.

Duration:00:03:35

Lewis' town halls draw constituents, comments -- and controversy

5/19/2018
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They were pitched as a way for the Republican congressman to hear from constituents in the 2nd District — but protesters claimed the events, which required tickets to attend, were rigged.

Duration:00:04:14

Investigator warning of day care fraud made false statements in the past

5/18/2018
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Ex-Department of Human Services investigator Scott Stillman admitted in 2016 he made false statements about a competing forensics expert. That expert believes Stillman remains angry with DHS and is not credible in alleging massive, widespread fraud.

Duration:00:07:43

'A good, old-fashioned page turner' from Jennifer Egan

5/18/2018
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Bookseller Linda Kass says you "always learn something in a Jennifer Egan novel." In Egan's latest, the subjects range from searching for bodies underwater to running a nightclub.

Duration:00:01:58

Ranky Tanky celebrates Gullah culture

5/18/2018
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The debut album by Ranky Tanky shot to the top of the Billboard jazz chart after the band was featured on Fresh Air in December.

Duration:00:01:42

Seeley: More than half of state's 7 million acres of corn planted

5/18/2018
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More than half of the state's 7 million acres of corn is in the ground now. Some farmers are waiting for rain, but not in the southeastern part of the state where planters have had an abundance of precipitation.

Duration:00:03:50

General Mills sustainability chief: Healthy food needs healthy soil

5/18/2018
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Jerry Lynch told a crowd of agribusiness and food industry executives gathered in Minneapolis Thursday that healthy soil can help address everything from climate change to erosion -- and that savvy consumers are beginning to pay attention.

Duration:00:03:43

Well tread: St. Paul's public stairs link topography and history

5/18/2018
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There are 65 public stairways left in the city, most dating to the 19th century. They take a lot of work to maintain, but supporters say they're still a vital link to neighborhoods and recreation.

Duration:00:04:44

Use of force by Minneapolis police down

5/18/2018
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Data released Thursday by the department show the downward trend has spanned a decade. Racial disparities among recipients of force remain.

Duration:00:03:17

Museum to launch exhibit of art created after Castile shooting

5/17/2018
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After Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer in a Twin Cities suburb in 2016, his mother, Valerie Castile, received art and condolences from around the world. Some of those pieces will come together in a new art exhibit this summer.

Duration:00:04:03

Spinning their wheels? House OKs transportation measure

5/17/2018
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Republicans in the Minnesota House Thursday passed a proposed constitutional amendment on transportation funding that the governor has no power to stop. But with only three full days remaining in the session, the prospects for the measure in the Senate remain dim.

Duration:00:03:58

California's bold climate solutions

5/17/2018
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Clean energy and soils as carbon-sucking factories, this week on Climate Cast.

Duration:00:11:12

Bakery that teaches kids life skills expands to St. Paul

5/17/2018
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A 30-year-old nonprofit bakery that exists to teach life skills to Minneapolis kids is opening a second location in St. Paul.

Duration:00:02:50

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