Concern for security has led one Minnesotan to use an unusual tactic to protect his farm. Ken Kalish deploys guard llamas, both to protect farm animals from predators and to keep tab on strangers. More at mprnews.org, and on YouTube.
From the northeast to the southwest corners of the state, it's a diagonal trend. But why? Gun owners in PIN share their insights into why gun ownership is more prevalent in northern Minnesota. More at mprnews.org.
Nolan Strawder, a mechanical engineer and National Grange member who has moved home to the family farm, contributes to Harvest Public Media's ongoing series "My Farm Roots." More at harvestpublicmedia.org.
Kirtan Singh Khalsa discusses with Patt Morrison the shooting of Sikhs in a Wisconsin temple. Khalsa is a member of the board of directors for Sikh Dharma So Cal and Sikh Darma Worldwide, an international body of Sikhs; he is also a minister at the West Los Angeles Guru Ram Das Ashram. More at scpr.org.
WAMU 88.5 explores the political, economic and emotional impacts of federal spending cuts in a series of stories inspired by what reporters learned when they asked D.C. area residents how a smaller government might affect them. The first of five parts. More at wamu.org.