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

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Rep. Cornish blurred boundaries between legislative, sexual pursuits

11/17/2017
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New details have surfaced about the behavior of Republican Rep. Tony Cornish, with sources describing conduct to MPR News ranging from unwelcome sexual advances to unwanted flirtatious contact with staff, colleagues and lobbyists.

Duration: 00:04:23


Xcel CEO predicts rosy future from wind, and fracking

11/17/2017
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Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy's CEO, outlined the goals and plans for Minnesota's largest utility.

Duration: 00:21:13


Black Violin performs at the Ordway

11/17/2017
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The duo is composed of violinist Kevin Sylvester and violist Wilner Baptiste. They met in a Fort Lauderdale high school and now combine hip-hop and classical influences into a distinct sound that's been called "classical boom."

Duration: 00:01:28


Lots of clouds and eight days of fog this month

11/17/2017
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November has traditionally been the cloudiest month of the year and that -- so far -- is true again this year. It's no wonder November marks the annual onset of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or winter depression.

Duration: 00:04:52


In Minnesota, Franken feels heat -- but no broad call to quit

11/17/2017
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Sen. Al Franken faces a certain ethics complaint in Congress but uncertainty among party leaders and voters in his home state -- most stopping short of calling for his resignation -- after a radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour.

Duration: 00:04:39


Mental health and Minnesota's criminal justice system

11/16/2017
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Most Minnesotans think that mental health care is on the right track in the state, but how about mental health care in the criminal justice system?

Duration: 00:16:25


Political world in Washington and Minnesota rocked by harassment allegations

11/16/2017
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The allegations against Sen. Al Franken are the latest in a groundswell of complaints to surface in recent weeks. Here's a Q&A to get you caught up.

Duration: 00:04:15


Woman says Franken forcibly kissed, groped her during '06 USO tour

11/16/2017
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A Los Angeles radio host says DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour and posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Read the latest from our live blog.

Duration: 00:05:32


Brother Ali to perform at First Avenue

11/16/2017
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Brother Ali performs Thursday night at First Avenue in Minneapolis. His latest album is "All the Beauty in this Whole Life."

Duration: 00:01:27


Women at Capitol worry about consequences for speaking up on sex harassment

11/15/2017
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A group of women is discussing whether there's an avenue to share their stories anonymously and without it becoming political.

Duration: 00:04:25


Appetites: Reviewer tracks down wacky snacks

11/15/2017
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Swedish Fish Oreo Cookies? Snickers Espresso? When companies push, sometimes odd, new flavors you might be intrigued, but hesitant to try them out. That's where Ben Passer comes in.

Duration: 00:05:01


Why does Russian meddling matter?

11/15/2017
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A foreign policy consultant and computer science lecturer weigh in on why this latest kerfuffle is bigger than partisanship.

Duration: 00:48:21


Ground Level: On immigration issues, Minnesota shows deep divides

11/15/2017
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Our survey shows that urban people are more likely to have positive attitudes toward immigrants and refugees.

Duration: 00:07:13


Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

11/14/2017
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High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by a dozen medical groups. The change means an additional 14 percent of U.S. adults have the problem.

Duration: 00:03:50


MN Capitol staffer: Sen. Schoen sent me a sexually explicit image

11/14/2017
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A Senate staff member Tuesday filed a formal human resources complaint over a Snapchat image of male genitals that she said Sen. Dan Schoen sent her in 2015. His lawyer denies it.

Duration: 00:03:50


Unfit to print? Minnesotans deeply skeptical of mainstream media

11/14/2017
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It's not just President Trump at war with the media. Most Minnesotans don't trust mainstream news coverage. That's a key finding from Ground Level, a new MPR News project using public opinion surveys to guide reporting.

Duration: 00:06:37


Olga Viso resigns as Walker Art Center director

11/14/2017
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In a statement, the Walker said its board and Viso "agreed that now is an ideal time for a transition."

Duration: 00:04:05


Al Franken and Tom Davis got their first big break at Minneapolis theater

11/14/2017
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The comedy team of Al Franken and Tom Davis met when they were both attending Blake High School in Minneapolis. They went on to perform skits at the Brave New Workshop and work on Saturday Night Live.

Duration: 00:00:40


What are we learning about how to treat PTSD?

11/13/2017
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The University of Minnesota is researching resilience and post traumatic stress disorder. Brian Engdahl, professor of neuroscience and psychology, shared what they've found.

Duration: 00:28:06


'Tunnel of Love' topped charts 30 years ago

11/13/2017
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It was created at a time when Springsteen was married to one woman and falling in love with another.

Duration: 00:01:50

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