Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins asks: How do you celebrate the year-long effort to recover from a tragedy?
There are lots of celebrities in Denver this week. While this delegate from Iowa may not be getting the limo treatment, he is famous in his own right: he was the inspiration for Radar in the "M.A.S.H." movie.
News Cut blogger Bob Collins is in Denver, covering the Democratic National Convention, and giving us his behind-the-scenes look at what's going on there.
When it comes to diversity, the DFL delegation to the national convention outranks the Republicans. But when it comes to reflecting the racial/ethnic makeup of Minnesota, the Republicans come closer.
As the foreclosure crisis has ripped home ownership from hundreds of people, non-profit groups are helping people, who couldn't afford a home before, buy a home for their family.
This weekend, the southeastern Minnesota community thanks the volunteers who helped it recover from an August 2007 flash flood. A year later, though, the volunteers are few, the relief money is dwindling and some residents say things are not OK.
One year after a flood killed six people in southeastern Minnesota, the town of Rushford is still trying to clean up while both funding and volunteers become scarce.
Bob Collins has the latest information and radar as severe weather hits the region again.
It's not glamorous, unless you think sitting in your car in the parking lot of a closed coffee shop on a Sunday night, trying to tap into the shop's wireless Internet so you can finish some research on a case to be heard the next day is glamorous.
Governor Pawlenty has been a steadfast supporter of U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign thru the twists and turns that have led to McCain's emergence as the presumptive Republican nominee. Through the campaign, Pawlenty's name has been floated as a possible Vice Presidential candidate for McCain. Typically, Pawlenty has been denying his interest in the job and dismissing the talk as hypothetical. Well, the talk heated up again this weekend when Pawlenty opened the door to the possibility, slightly. Bob Collins writes Minnesota Public Radio's News Cut blog and he has been considering the Governor's delicate political dance.
Many residents of Hugo are putting their lives back together a week after a tornado killed a 2-year-old child, destroyed 50 homes and damaged many others in that community. People who live in Rogers, just northwest of the metro, survived a tornado in 2006 and know what rebuilding is like. Bob Collins, the author of Minnesota Public Radio's News Cut blog, has been talking with some of those people in Rogers.
Though many are not recognized as veterans, many Minnesota women went to war in WWII. Bob Collins begins a series of profiles of some of them, starting with Virginia Claudon Allen, who was 'GI Jill' to thousands of servicemen in Burma.
Any of us who fly for pleasure, or especially business, have many questions on the proposed Delta-Northwest deal.
In a conference call with investors today, executives of Delta and Northwest airlines said they hope the Justice Department can approve Delta's acquisition of Northwest by the end of this year, but it may take until 2012 for the two airlines to be fully combined. They also said the merger allows the combined airline to use smaller jets on many routes.
For all the talk about the ruin to be caused by the gas tax increase in Minnesota, comparatively little is said in the state these days about the "ethanol tax," which has had a significant impact in the cost of operating a vehicle.