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Laura McCallum

St. Paul, MN
Editor and Deputy News Director — Minnesota Public Radio

Deputy News Director at @MPRnews, editor of metro unit. Former media jackal. Edina resident and mom. ND native, proud UND grad.

15 Surgeons Reveal Their Biggest 'Oh, Sh*t!' Moment. — 1/15 When my nurse (a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) accidentally gave my patient a lower dose of anesthesia during a heart surgery I was performing and the patient opened his eyes and screamed during the operation so we had to stop it... Scary shit.

24 People Were Asked: 'What's The Dumbest Customer Complaint You've Ever Received?' — 1/24 We ran out of medium sized fountain drink cups at the place I work at, so we were giving out large ones instead for the price of a medium. A lady flipped out and demanded that she get the drink for free since it wasn't the size that she wanted.

MPR News entry for Murrow Award for Overall Excellence

This Woman's Phonecall To Customer Service Just Blew Everyone Away. Wow.

27 Little Known Things About House M.D. — 5/27 The name House is also a nod to the medical acronym HOUSE (History Of USE) used to denote when a patient has a history of drug use or addiction. 6/27 The show's production company, Bad Hat Harry Productions, is a reference to the Jaws quote: "That's some bad hat, Harry."

21 People Were Asked: 'What's The Best Curse-Free Insult You Know?'

Something Devastating Most People Don’t Know About Harry's Stunt Double. Wow.

20 Interviewers Were Asked: 'What's The Most Ridiculous Thing You've Seen On A Resume?' — 6. "I bake great cakes and will share if you give me this job." It was for a mortgage banking position. angelica1883 7. Used to be a manager of a retail games chain, and you would be surprised at how many people actually put down their gaming achievements on their resume.

34 Things About World War II You Weren't Taught In School. — This article is based on "World War II Facts: 65 Facts About WWII" UPDATE: Sources for each individual fact have been changed from hyperlinked numbers to now be under each fact. Words can't often describe the atrocities of World War II. When reflecting on this time in history most people are filled with despair and sadness.

21 Interesting Facts About Beer: One For Every Year You Legally Couldn't Drink. — 1. A beer wave of 388,000 gallons flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat erupted. 2. Amsterdam pays alcoholics beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer, €10, and a pack of cigarettes for a day's work. 3. At any given time 0.7% of the world's population is drunk, so there are approximately 50 million people drunk right now.
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @DouglasGlass: St. Anthony officer who fatally shot Philando Castile in July 6 traffic stop back on admin leave after city reviewed "community concerns"

Aug 19, 2016

in the next half hr on All Things Considered, @TomCrann talks to @IHirsi about his @MinnPost FAQ on Ilhan Omar, marriage, and Somali culture

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