Minnesotans flock to get a 'Foot in the Door' at the MIA If you have ever dreamed of having your artwork displayed in a major art museum, you might want to cart something over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This weekend the MIA is accepting entries for its "Foot in the Door" show, which it mounts every 10 years.4:48 p.m.
Northshore phone outage may spur improvements Officials on the North Shore are hoping a communications collapse last week might improve their chances of securing stimulus money to prevent similar problems in the future.5:50 p.m.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Soldiers from Minnesota's National Guard Red Bull brigade continue to return home from their deployment in Iraq. The first units were welcomed home two weeks ago and another group of 200 return home Friday evening.5:54 p.m.
Super Bowl Ads Vs. Political Campaigns
Last month, the Supreme Court handed corporations a new way to spend their funds — on ads advocating for or against political candidates. So what could corporations get if they put money into a campaign instead of buying a $2.5 million Super Bowl ad? Experts say that kind of money could cover enough ads to sway some House and Senate races.
Forget Portholes, Space Station Gets 360-Degree View
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon get to enjoy "a room with a view." Space shuttle Endeavour is bringing up a dome-shaped observation module with a total of seven windows, giving astronauts unprecedented views of Earth and space.
In New Orleans, Rise Of Saints Symbolic Of City
Can a football team breathe life into a city? Saints fans think so. For many, their team's long climb to the Super Bowl is symbolic of New Orleans' ongoing struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Levi Johnston Helps Make Pistachios 'Hawt'
The unlikely spokesman takes a crack at promoting the nuts for Paramount Farms, which controls 60 percent of America's pistachio crop. The company decided to use well-known but less costly celebrities to promote its product.
Question Time: Bring Back The Debate!
Grover Norquist and Katrina vanden Heuvel may be two people you'd expect to see butting heads, but they're in agreement on at least one thing: America desperately needs more public discourse.
Snow Advice For The Frantic Mid-Atlantic
The first flakes have fallen, and with upwards of 2 feet of snow expected to wallop parts of the East Coast this weekend, one Midwesterner offers her tried-and-true advice for bearing with a blizzard. And no, it doesn't involve standing in a two-hour line for milk.
Capturing England's Wild 'Red Riding' On Film
In the complicated, often gory films of The Red Riding Trilogy, a serial killer and a rogue police force are both terrorizing a disillusioned Yorkshire town. Pat Dowell speaks with a director, the screenwriter and the novelist behind a startling cinematic epic — one based on a story that's entirely too true.
Jobless Rate Falls To 9.7 Percent
The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent in January, down from 10 percent the month earlier. Still, government figures show the economy lost another 20,000 jobs last month.
Week In Politics Reviewed
The jobless rate fell to 9.7 percent in January, but the economy still shed 20,000 jobs during the month. Also, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) put a hold on all of President Obama's nominees over funding for projects in his home state. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Matthew Continetti of the Weekly Standard offer their insight.
Britain Unveils Shatterproof Pint Glass
Britain's government unveiled Thursday a shatterproof pint glass to counter the 87,000 violent incidents involving glass each year, many of them in the nation's pubs. The new glasses use two separate technologies to prevent shattering. David Kester of Britain's Design Council, which came up with the prototype, offers his insight.