Bob Collins, author of MPR's News Cut blog, joins us on the air with his take on today's news.
Today, a Vikings stadium bill was born, with just a few weeks left in the 2010 session of the Minnesota Legislature. Proponents are citing the relatively low cost of interest rates and construction costs, saying waiting would cost $50 million.
Spirit Airlines is dropping some fares down to a penny. Beyond that penny, all the customer has to pay is the $52 fuel fee, and $45 dollars to travel with luggage, and a $40-per-year membership fee. Oh, and $19 in taxes, too.
News Cut's Bob Collins follows up with Census Bureau officials about how they'd save $510 million by sending out the letter with advance warning that Census forms would arrive next week.
You probably have not received your census form in the mail quite yet, but most American households have received an "advance letter" from the Census.
Letters are being sent to every household in America this week warning that a census form will soon follow. Newscut's Bob Collins roughly calculates just how expensive the mass-letter was.
The Minnesota Appliance Rebate Program, funded by $5 million in federal stimulus money, closed just 24 hours after it began. News Cut's Bob Collins was on Morning Edition to talk about why it was so popular in Minnesota.
If you travel much on I-35 about 30 miles north of the Twin Cities, check out a billboard ad you can see when driving southbound. It comes up just before you get to Wyoming, Minnesota -- about 30 miles north of St. Paul. On the billboard is a smiling photo of former president George W. Bush. Next to him, the words asks a simple question "Miss Me Yet?"
A billboard featuring former President George Bush asks the question "Miss me yet?"
The girls of Wrenshall High School's basketball team lost a game to Moose Lake 65-0 in December. They have every right to be dispirited, but amazingly, they're not.
Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins writes our NewsCut Blog. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about two levels of safety that he sees on commercial airlines.
News Cut blogger Bob Collins has been exploring a few stories from the world of sports, from NFL playoff football on one end of the spectrum to girls' high school basketball on the other. He talked with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.
As the NFC Championship game approached, it wasn't hard to find New Orleans Saints fans embracing their Minnesota Vikings counterparts.
The Metropolitan Airports Commission has identified the two Northwest pilots who overflew the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport by 150 miles Wednesday evening.
The captain of an airliner stranded overnight on an airport tarmac in Rochester, Minn. pleaded unsuccessfully for her 47 passengers to be allowed to get off and go inside a terminal. News Cut has the audio of the pilot's conversation.