All Things Considered

Tom Crann
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All Things Considered, with Tom Crann in St. Paul and NPR hosts in Washington, is your comprehensive source for afternoon news and information. Listen from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday.

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Minneapolis, St. Paul school leaders approve budgets, say more cuts on the way
Two of Minnesota’s largest districts implemented widespread cuts and drew from their fund balances during their budgeting processes this year. But leaders in both districts say more cuts are on the horizon next year. 
How do you define clean energy? Minnesota climate group working on answer
How will Minnesota transition to a carbon-free future? B. Rosas with Climate Generation talks about the organization’s efforts to inform communities across the state about clean sources of energy.
St. Louis County declares state of emergency amid flooding, city of Cook underwater
The St. Louis County Board has declared a local disaster in response to flooding and other damage resulting from recent torrential rain that swept across the region. In downtown Cook, homes and businesses are under several feet of water with flooding from the Little Fork River.
Education administrator speaks on importance of seeking resources for children with autism
The Executive Director of Special Education in Minneapolis Public Schools speaks about building better structure for families with autism. The conversation comes after the accidental drowning of 4-year-old boy with autism in Hopkins, who wandered away from home.
Historic Lake Street building burned in Floyd protests will reopen on Juneteenth
After three years of restoration, the historic Coliseum Building in south Minneapolis is set to reopen on Wednesday as a part of the Soul of the Southside Juneteenth festival.
Minnesota mom hopes federal stillbirth law will protect others from grief
A bill to designed to prevents stillbirths has now passed the U.S. Senate and House and is headed to the President Joe Biden’s desk. Amanda Duffy, a Twin Cities mother, whose daughter Reese was stillborn, has lobbied in Washington, D.C. for the measure and was key in getting a Fetal Movement Education Bill passed in Minnesota.
911 call transcripts provide more insight into what happened on May 30 shooting in Minneapolis
The 911 call transcripts that were released include more details of what happened the day that Minneapolis officer Jamal Mitchell and three others were fatally shot.
Robots with hoes show farmers possible future of weed control
Weeds are becoming resistant to herbicides used by farmers, leaving few good options for controlling unwanted plants that can quickly take over a field. This summer, weed-killing robots are patrolling fields near Moorhead, offering a glimpse of a high tech future on the farm.
Native boarding school healing group responds to Catholic bishops’ apology
At a meeting Friday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a document that acknowledges the church’s role in Native American boarding schools. Minnesota had more than a dozen such schools.
New I-94 BMX track in Fergus Falls hosts national registration week 
This week the gaze of the BMX world fell on Fergus Falls as USA BMX promoted national registration week. With a new starting gate — the first of its kind in Minnesota — the event offered potential BMX’ers an opportunity to try the sport at the nonprofit I-94 BMX.
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