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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Minnesota immigration advocates, policy experts concerned about Biden’s border order
Biden’s new border restrictions temporarily suspend the processing of most asylum claims at the U.S.-Mexico border, in an effort to manage the influx of migrants. 
Appetites: Amateur baker brings a slice of Minnesota to the Great American Baking Show
An amateur baker from greater Minnesota made it to the finals on the Great American Baking Show, but not without bringing a piece of Minnesota with her.
A giant troll installation and treasure hunt opens in northern Minnesota
An art installation of giant trolls opens June 10 in and around Detroit Lakes. Danish artist Thomas Dambo has built troll sculptures of recycled material around the world to bring attention to waste, and create whimsical experiences for those who visit his installations.
Full tentative Minneapolis police contract should be made public, says advocate
A new police contract featuring a major pay bump is now in the hands of the Minneapolis city council for approval. A community group has been calling for greater transparency and reform in the police contract negotiation process between the city and the union.
Art Hounds: A trail of crocheted mushrooms
This week on Art Hounds: Crocheted mushrooms from Lydia Hansen, Duluth-Stämman music festival and “Devoured: Notes on Love and Enmeshment.”
Minneapolis police Chief Brian O’Hara says officer killed was working overtime
Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell was working alone and on overtime when he responded to the call that would end his life. But Chief Brian O’Hara said the department had extra staff on hand that day that sped up its response, and that there was little a partner could have done to change the outcome.
Minnesota OK’d free menstrual products in schools, but that hasn’t solved the problem
Students who helped get the law passed say some schools have come up short since it took effect Feb. 1, extending the frustrations for students struggling to manage periods and classwork.
New Minnesota law limits districts’ ability to hire special education teachers without training
The change was necessary to maintain federal special education funding. But one education advocate said it went too far, and will lead teachers to jump to other specialties.
Women in abusive relationships linked to straw gun purchases
Buying a gun for someone else who is not legally allowed to make a gun purchase is called a straw purchase. Many of those gun buyers are women in abusive relationships.
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