In Rushford, officials hope state bonding bill will fund new school The fact that Rushford needs a new school isn't that incredible: Scores of districts across Minnesota could make compelling arguments for new facilities. But Rushford-Peterson school district wants to pay for it through state funding instead of raising local property taxes.4:50 p.m.
No snow emergencies in Twin Cities this winter - so far More than two months after the official start of winter, Minnesota's two largest cities have yet to declare a snow emergency. While the mild winter has been good for city budgets, city workers who relish working overtime are left disappointed.5:24 p.m.
Sabo bridge closure extended after more damage found Last week, a metal plate connecting a pair of cables to the bridge broke and fell. The city closed the bridge after engineers found another damaged plate nearby. Now they say two more plates are cracked and need repair.5:50 p.m.
NASCAR a marketing bonanza for Minnesota companies Five Minnesota companies sponsored cars racing in Monday's Daytona 500. One of those cars was involved in a fiery crash and another won the race. Even if racing seems far removed from a company's business, auto racing sponsorships are viewed by more companies as a smart marketing move.5:54 p.m.
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How Far Will The Changes In Myanmar Go?
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Obama Delivers Rousing Speech To Autoworkers
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As GOP Races On, Puerto Rico Could Be Battleground
Puerto Rico holds its Republican primary in March. The island's Republican rising star governor, Luis Fortuno, has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In return, Romney has promised to support statehood for Puerto Rico.
Co-Creator Of 'Berenstain Bears' Book Series Dies
Jan Berenstain, co-creator of the beloved children's series, The Berenstain Bears, died Friday at the age of 88. Jan and her husband Stan published their first book — The Big Honey Hunt — in 1962. The series grew to more than 300 books and sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Audie Cornish speaks with the couple's son, illustrator Mike Berenstain, who continued working on the books with his mother until her death last week.