Minn., N.D. governors call for permanent flood plan The governors of Minnesota and North Dakota met in Fargo this afternoon to call for permanent flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead. Local, state and federal officials say it's time for a comprehensive flood protection plan in the Red River valley.4:50 p.m.
Joseph Boyden writes about native dichotomy Joseph Boyden just won Canada's top literary prize for his book "Through Black Spruce." It's the story of a Cree family in Northern Ontario, but it demonstrates how modern native life includes many worlds.4:54 p.m.
Fargo-Moorhead prepares for second, possibly higher crest Just when people in Fargo-Moorhead were beginning to breathe a little easier, patting each other on the back for the hard work that saved most of their homes and businesses -- they get word that the second crest of the flooding Red River could be worse than the first.5:24 p.m.
Elk Run investor lays out vision for future of medicine Biotech investor Steve Burrill laid out his vision today for the future of medicine during a visit to southwest Minnesota. It was his first public stop in the state since he decided to invest in the planned Elk Run BioBusiness Park near Rochester.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Employers May Face More Immigration Scrutiny
The Obama administration's approach to immigration enforcement is still a bit of a mystery. Department of Homeland Security guidelines for how field agents should deal with illegal immigrants in the workforce are secret. But a recent raid in Washington state could provide some clues.
Reaction Mixed To Planned N. Korea Rocket Launch
North Korea may launch a controversial three-stage rocket as early as Saturday. The long-range rocket would be similar to an intercontinental ballistic missile, but would carry a satellite. Obama has said the launch would strain the diplomatic process with North Korea, and Japan has already sent warships toward the North Korean coast.
Chasing Drama, From Istanbul To Ephesus
From Turkish baths to palatial museums, movie critic Bob Mondello scoured Istanbul and beyond in search of drama. He discovered that while lots of locales may look exotic in the movies, they're not always what they seem onscreen.
At Least 12 Dead In Binghamton, N.Y., Shootings
New York Gov. David Paterson said Friday at least 12 people were killed in an attack on an immigration-services center in Binghamton, N.Y. News reports say a gunman entered the building while firing, and took hostages.
Week In Politics Examined
This week, President Obama embarked on his maiden voyage to Europe after his election. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about the tone Obama struck and the rest of the week in politics.
Classical Music in Miami: Fast and Cheap
The New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Fla., is offering three 20-minute concerts Friday for just $2.50 each. Howard Herring, president and CEO of the Symphony, discusses the concerts and the pricing.
U.K. Retailer Top Shop Comes To New York
Fickle markets and penny-pinching consumers aren't the only things worrying U.S. fashion retailers these days. Now, there is a threat from Europe. This week, the British chain Top Shop is debuting in America with a flagship store.
How Will Trading Cutler Affect Broncos?
A rare trade in the football world occurred Thursday when the Denver Broncos traded Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears. Cutler is a quarterback considered to be in the prime of his career. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about whether this was a wise move for the Broncos.
Obama Holds Town Hall With European Students
President Obama held a town hall-style meeting in Strasbourg, France, Friday with 3,000 mostly high school and college students. He answered questions ranging from plans for the economic meltdown to when the Obama family will get their dog.
Turkey Optimistic About Obama Despite Hurdles
As part of the first trip outside North America after his election, President Obama will visit Turkey. Asli Aydintasbas, an Istanbul-based journalist and former Ankara bureau chief of the newspaper Sabah, talks about what to expect from the trip.