Counterpoint: MOOCs have limited value to higher education
While they have a role, they don't add up to "creative destruction" because they don't offer a key ingredient: engagement.
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James Eli Shiffer, the Star Tribune's watchdog and data editor, digs into data and documents to uncover the news.
Lyft, UberX are legal now in Minneapolis
Ride-sharing companies like Lyft and UberX are now legal in Minneapolis, after the Minneapolis City Council approved changed regulations Friday for those companies as well s for traditional taxi firms.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
In defense of commercial radio
Molly Priesmeyer is the co-owner of Good Work Group, a creative and storytelling consultancy dedicated to helping mission-driven businesses and organizations succeed.
Minneapolis' golden age of river traffic never arrived
The long-lived dream of river commerce in Minneapolis officially ended a few weeks ago, laid to rest by the stroke of a presidential pen.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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Best Buy's Joly is resolute on the issue of online sales taxes [Star Tribune (Minneapolis) :: ]
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 19--Hubert Joly doesn't give many speeches. But when he does, there's been a recurring theme lately: online sales taxes.
Day trip: North St. Paul is an old-style small town in town
Savannah Weiden visits with customers at her aunt's restaurant, Shar'els Caf√© in Oakdale, July 18, 2014.
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Priefer gets suspended for 3 games
OK, USA Today article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/vikings/2014/07/18/mike-priefer-minnesota-vikings-chris-kluwe/12865421/ Star Tribune article: http://www.startribune.com/local/267734931.html The Star Tribune Article has the statement from Priefer.
Minneapolis OKs Uber, Lyft rules
The Minneapolis City Council has voted to make on-demand ride services Lyft and Uber legal, despite concerns from the taxi industry.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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1934 Teamster strike in Minneapolis remembered on 80th anniversary
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Two died and about 60 were wounded in the event later dubbed 'Bloody Friday,' July 20, 1934.
State 911 service only months away from offering text-to-911
In a matter of months, it will be possible to text for emergency help in Minnesota, a development hailed by the state's deaf community.
Testimony Ends in Jesse Ventura Defamation Trial
Attorneys for both sides rested their cases Friday in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
Minneapolis legalizes ride-sharing apps Lyft, Uber
By a nearly unanimous vote, the City Council on Friday approved new ordinances to legalize so-called "transportation network companies."
75th Aquatennial Begins In Minneapolis
Organizer Leah Wong said the city festival began 75 years ago when a group of civic leaders took a trip to Winnipeg and experienced the Canadians celebration of their city.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Minnetonka Public Schools confirms boy found a construction site was...
From classroom trends to school board decisions, Class Act will keep you updated on all the school issues followed by the Star Tribune's education reporters.
MNGOP stands by Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald in ultra-bizarre email
The Michelle MacDonald story just keeps getting weirder and weirder. MacDonald, a Twin Cities family law attorney, recently won the MNGOP's endorsement for a Minnesota Supreme Court seat even though she faces a criminal trial this fall stemming from an April 5, 2013 DUI arrest .
Patrick Reusse blasts Jacob Frey for making big deal out of loud fireworks show [VIDEO]
The 12:30 a.m. fireworks show, which came at the tail end of an All-Star Gala that took place along the Mississippi River near the Stone Arch Bridge, violated the permit obtained by Chad Hudson Events from the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Big bills touch off debate on Minneapolis alarm fee
Serendipity Road owner Will Determan, at left with Anna Nelson, said fines for three false alarms this year equal three days of sales.
Road-fund standoff in Washington stokes worry about future construction projects in Minnesota
The current Washington standoff over highway construction dollars is causing some discomfort among the people charged with keeping Minnesota's roads and bridges in proper shape.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Environmental group tries to shame 3M with plane over Target Field
An environmental group that has a growing beef with 3M about its sustainability practices picked the All-Star Game on Tuesday to lodge its latest grievance against the company.