There's no shortage of events in Minnesota. Every weekend there's something going on. Here's what's going on this weekend.
Members of Congress are heading home today after yesterday's shocking defeat of the farm bill. The bill would have cut the food stamps program and transformed subsidies for farmers from direct payments to crop insurance premium support.
Doctors in training are devoting fewer minutes to doctoring. The medical community has been talking about a study out of Johns Hopkins University that found medical interns are spending 12 percent of their time with patients. What were they spending their time on?
"The Fabulous Ice Age," a documentary that chronicles the heyday of touring ice skating shows like the Ice Follies and Ice Capades, is premiering this weekend at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.
It's almost half-way through April, and checking with MPR News is Patrick Stephenson, one of the founders of 30DaysofBiking.com.
As in most things, even in climate change, there are winners and losers. Emperor penguins in Antarctica are feeling the negative affects of warmer climates, according to research, there some evidence from the University of Minnesota that another penguin species is actually doing better.
It's sugar time in Minnesota, with maple sap flowing and being cooked down to delicious syrup around the region.
Recipes from from "Modern Maple" by Teresa Marrone.
Duluth East High School seems to be developing an international reputation for building really good robots. The school's Daredevils Robotics Team just won the US FIRST Robotics Midwest Regional competition.
Anneke Branderhorst, who teaches a course about the holocaust at Calvin Christian High School in Fridley, will receive the Jewish Community Relations Council's Courage to Teach Award for her effort.
Another place where influenza can have a huge effect is in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
University of Minnesota physics professor Dan Dahlberg is a also the ringmaster for the Physics Circus.
The "Grandma Brigade" is a grassroots politicking effort going on in Minnesota that is feeding up to the national Democratic Party. PRoPublica reporter
Lois Beckett speaks with MPR News about the group.
Thirty years ago this week the Nuclear Waste Policy Act became law, committing the federal government to finding a permanent storage facility for the nation's nuclear waste.
Minnesota's first managed wolf hunting season is under way, and at last check, 69 wolves have been killed since Saturday.