As the Republican National Convention ends, we talk to disgruntled Minnesota delegates, take a look at Mitt Romney's speech, and check in with the pundits and scratch our heads over Clint Eastwood. We've obtained emails showing that officials were slow to respond to the crisis at the St. Paul crime lab. Loggers tell us they're worried their industry is dying. And we ponder the meaning of 10,000 people showing up at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for a cat video festival.
Ron Paul's Minnesota supporters didn't let a tropical storm stand in the way of a massive rally for their candidate in Tampa, Fla. A long, hot summer eased by air conditioning raises the question: Is cooling the house heating the planet? And, Best Buy founder Richard Schulze gets the go ahead for the next phase of his plan to buy back the company. All that and more on the MPR News Update.
The University of Minnesota will pay people $10 an hour to help dig out TCF Bank Stadium in time for Monday night's Vikings-Bears football game.
Kristi Curry Rogers, former curator of paleontology at the Science Museum of Minnesota, has been working for 10 years to try to identify the new species.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken is introducing a bill Thursday designed to protect gay students from discrimination and harassment. The measure would prohibit discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Target Field silver-level certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
St. Paul city officials are posting "no entry" signs and erecting fences around some popular ball fields at the Jimmy Lee Recreation Center.
Minnesota Public Radio News Economics Editor Chris Farrell looks ahead to the week on Wall St. and in the larger economy.
Today is supposed to be the day we hear from former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre about whether he'll join the Minnesota Vikings. At least one local sportswriter says, don't hold your breath.
Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Friday said President Barack Obama's proposal for health care reform will not save money.
For months, arts organizations around Minnesota have been talking about tight budgets. But is it possible for arts groups to cut themselves back to fiscal health?
In St. Paul, Minneapolis and across the state, school budgets are shrinking and enrollment is declining. That's prompted proposals to close schools and carry out other cost saving measures.
The CEO of a Minnesota-based lending institution said the federal government's so-called "stress tests" of 19 large banks will not be representative of the bank's true health.
Another four to five inches of snow is expected to fall in the Fargo -Moorhead area today. The snow is making it difficult to get around and monitor the dikes which are holding back flood waters from the Red River.
Medina-based Polaris is cutting 460 jobs. The maker of snowmobiles, ATVs, and other leisure vehicles says the layoffs include 160 full-time positions, or about 5 percent of its workforce.