The future of a paper mill in the central Minnesota town of Sartell is unclear after a fire broke out Monday, killing one person and injuring four others.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is being mentioned as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romeny, even though Pawlenty said recently that he wasn't interested. MPR's Cathy Wuzer talked with former Republican Congressman Vin Weber, a Pawlenty supporter, about the process.
The Minneapolis City Council on Thursday is scheduled to take the first of two votes that would green light the city's share of financing a new, billion-dollar home for the Minnesota Vikings on thes site of the Metrodome downtown.
Architectural historians will tell you that Minneapolis has torn down a number of lovely historic buildings over the decades. In Duluth many historic buildings have also fallen victim to fire or the wrecking ball. There's a new book that celebrates the Twin Ports buildings that have been lost to time called "Lost Duluth."
Dr. Ronald Peterson acknowledged that the 13-year deadline may seem short for an affliction that, at least for now, has no proven treatment. But he says that the goal will invigorate research.
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is stepping down as chairman after an investigation found Schulze did not disclose allegations the company's CEO was having an improper relationship with a female employee. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Harvard professor Bill George about corporate governance.
Speaking with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer on Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the compromise Vikings stadium bill headed for a Thursday vote in the state Senate will also win passage in the Minneapolis City Council.
The bill that has passed the Minnesota House and Senate funds a Vikings stadium in part through new revenue expected to be generated by electronic pull tab gambling and electronic linked bingo.
The proposal for a new publicly-subsidized stadium for the Minnesota Vikings is still alive. The Minnesota House passed the measure last night on a 73 to 58 vote. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer discussed the legislation with two Senators.
The jury in the Amy Senser hit and run trial is expected to resume its deliberations later this morning. Senser has been charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong last August as he stood next to his stalled car on the side of a freeway exit ramp. The wife of former Viking Joe Senser testified that she didn't know she had struck someone.
To get a conviction on the first felony count, the prosecution had to prove that Senser did know she hit someone. To get a conviction on the second count, the prosecution needed to prove that not only did she know it, but she also failed to report it as soon as reasonably possible.
Joe Tamburino is a Minneapolis defense attorney who has practiced in criminal law for almost 20 years. He has tried over 70 jury trials. He was in the courtroom for some of the Senser trial, and he discussed the case with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Republicans at the Legislature are taking a different approach to financing a Vikings stadium. On Tuesday, they threw a monkey wrench into the month's long negotiations between the team, the governor, the city of Minneapolis and a bipartisan group of legislators. They announced their own plan that is radically different from the one being talked about at the Capitol for months.
Tom Scheck discussed the proposal with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.
Let's face it. Moving is no picnic. Deciding what to keep and what to leave behind. Packing boxes and physically moving them from place to place is a tough task. Now, consider the difficulty if your mobility is limited.
A new study suggests that combining computer use with moderate exercise late in life may decrease the odds of memory loss.
Officials at Canterbury Park say a bill moving through the Legislature to expand gambling in the state will also help the sport of horse racing.
Republican legislative leaders had hoped that Monday would be the last day of the 2012 Legislative session, but now they say they're no longer sure they'll meet that goal. They want to act on a tax bill and a bonding bill, but are also under pressure to vote on a new Vikings football stadium. MPR Capitol reporter Tim Pugmire talked with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.