Every December, many of us drag evergreen trees into our homes and make them our holiday centerpieces. What inspired this curious custom?
The 2008 election may be 23 months away. But presidential hopefuls are already hitting the campaign trail.
Even in this world of hi-tech toys, board games are big sellers this holiday season. A trip to the mall reveals how the conventional games have changed to reflect society.
North Korea likes to release photos of its pristine streets and patriotic citizens. But sometimes a picture isn't worth a thousand words.
It's that time of year when people can't help but compile lists. The top movies of the year. The top songs of the year. The top reality shows of the year. Today the Iraq Study Group offered up its contribution: the top 79 recommendations for U.S. policy in Iraq.
As many air travelers see in-flight amenities disappear, some passengers are being showered with perks.
When it comes to December holidays, Christmas gets most of the attention. But this month also marks the official celebrations of hamburgers, gazpacho and the game of Bingo.
The Darfur region of Sudan has been called everything from "a powder keg" to "the next Rwanda." So just who would choose to work there?
Never has one dinner party been so obscured by myth. What's the real story behind Thanksgiving?
The bird flu might have fallen off the front page. But don't be fooled into thinking all's good.
Some people show their support for the troops with bumper stickers or American flags. Others rely on Beanie Babies.
The results have been tallied. The pie charts have been made. But what does it all mean?
Sure, you could turn to political scientists for pre-election analysis. But why?
For more than a year, we've heard plenty of pundits talk about what the voters think. Now it's time to hear from the voters. MPR News talked with several voters in the region to find out whom they intend to vote for in various races and why.
Jim Carlen is a portfolio manager in downtown Minneapolis. The first vote of his life was for Democrat Michael Dukakis. Today he identifies more closely with Republicans.