Minnesota Public Radio reporter

Predicting algae levels on Lake Erie

wvpublic.org — Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association are hoping to arm communities with resources in the event of another water crisis on Lake Erie this summer. Algae blooms, caused by excessive phosphorus from pollutants like farm fertilizers, made water in the Toledo area undrinkable last summer.

The financial backdrop to Postal Service union talks

wvpublic.org — Wednesday is the deadline for negotiators at the U.S. Postal Service to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the American Postal Workers Union, which represents nearly 200,000 workers, including clerks, mechanics and vehicle drivers. The talks are unfolding against a bleak financial backdrop.

The oil economy, as measured in hotdogs and U-Hauls

wvpublic.org — You can learn a lot about the economy in Williston, N.D., based on Mitch Petrasek's recent hotdog consumption. When I met him in March outside the U-Haul where he was working in Williston, the capital of the state's oil patch, he had eight dogs lined up on a grill.

Target zeroes in on food, glorious food

wvpublic.org — Target, long the "cheap chic" destination for clothing and home furnishings, is trying to spruce up its grocery business at the expense of some of its big processed food suppliers by capitalizing on consumers' growing preference for organic and natural foods over packaged foods.

Marketplace for Thursday, April 9, 2015

marketplace.org — Airing on Thursday, April 9, 2015: Google plans to offer subscriptions on YouTube. We want to look at how this will work, and what's behind it. The answer to the latter question will take in the fact that YouTube has a profit problem, and explain the landscape that is moving Google in this direction (streaming competition with Netflix, for example).

Retired doctor is determined to help Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

mprnews.org — Lowell Gess, 93, won't play an active role treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. But he will bring medicine and moral support to the country he calls his second home.

Ebola fears, 'jokes' sting Minnesota children with W. African roots

Ebola's toll forces Minnesotan's family out of Sierra Leone

mprnews.org — Peter Andersen will have some good news to share with his friends and neighbors this week. The Minnesota native -- who has lived in Sierra Leone on and off for a decade and a half -- found himself taking precautions to ensure no one perceived him, his wife and son as possible Ebola carriers when they arrived for a long-term visit.

Health officials, community leaders educate about Ebola

Man shot on bus in north Minneapolis

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May 28, 2015

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May 19, 2015

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May 15, 2015

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May 15, 2015

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May 14, 2015

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