Minneapolis wants input for 2030 plan
The City of Minneapolis is focusing on the year 2030, as it works on a strategic plan for the city's long-term growth .
City planners have a draft of that plan -- they call it a "plan for sustainable growth." And starting tonight, they want input from citizens. Host Tom Crann talks with
Karin Berkholtz, Community Planning Superviros for the City of Minneapolis.4:45 p.m.
When can drinking become deadly? It appears that alcohol has led to the death of another college student in Minnesota. Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the effects of alcohol on the body, and when it can become fatal.5:20 p.m.
Few takers for ignition program aimed at drunk drivers A pilot program in Hennepin and Beltrami counties offers repeat DWI offenders a chance to get their license back sooner, if they use a breath analyzer in their car. So far, only a few people are participating.5:24 p.m.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson hands over reins to non-family member Travel operator Carlson Cos., owner of the
Radisson hotel chain and dozens of other travel brands, named Hubert Joly as chief executive on Tuesday, ending a dispute over who would take over one of the nation's largest family-run companies.5:54 p.m.
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What's at Stake in the New Hampshire Primary
We've barely had time to interpret the results of last week's Iowa caucuses, and now it's New Hampshire's turn. What statement — if any — will the voters in the "Live Free or Die" state make Tuesday? How will the independents vote? What will the results mean for the winners — and for the losers? And where do the candidates go from here?
Yale to Tap Its Endowment in Student Aid Overhaul
Yale University plans to spend more of its endowment to help students pay for school, a move aimed at helping middle-class families. Yale's announcement follows similar ones by Harvard and other elite universities.
California Faces Drastic Steps to Fix Budget Deficit
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers his annual State of the State address Tuesday, in the middle of a worsening financial situation for the Golden State. The governor has said he will propose deep budget cuts Tuesday and declare a "fiscal emergency" within a month.
Low-Income San Franciscans Get Boost into Banking
About 11,000 low-income San Franciscans have opened bank accounts in the past year. The city is working with commercial banks and some nonprofit organizations to help people who have never had checking accounts get into the banking system.
War Crimes Trial Resumes for Liberia's Taylor
The war crimes trial of the former Liberian president has resumed in the Hague. A survivor of the atrocities provides grim testimony to the brutality inflicted by rebel soldiers in Liberia. Charles Taylor is accused of orchestrating rape, murder and mutilation and using child soldiers during the civil war in Sierra Leone.
Sarkozy Love Affair Fuels Growth of Public Criticism
French President Nicolas Sarkozy signals that he is poised to wed former supermodel and singer Carla Bruni. The news comes as Sarkozy's approval ratings drop below 50 percent, and critics accuse him of neglecting the public's concerns.
Leno's Return to TV Tests Bounds of Writers Union
The Writers Guild of America is unhappy with Jay Leno, particularly with his opening monologues. It's not smarting from Leno's jokes about the ongoing writers strike. Instead, it's mad that the Tonight Show host is preparing jokes in advance of the show. That's a violation of union rules, it says.
EPA Launches Cell Phone Recycling Effort
The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a campaign to get Americans to recycle their cell phones. The agency, which is joining with phone manufacturers and providers to collect the phones, says recycling will save energy and reduce greenhouse gas pollution that contributes to climate change.
Best-Selling Book Shows 'Halo' Game's Wide Appeal Contact Harvest, an adaptation of the Halo video game, is on best-seller lists. Author Joseph Staten had never written a novel but has been writing for years for the video game. His book's popularity shows Halo's influence is reaching beyond the gaming community.