Senate passes legislative pay increase The Minnesota Senate has narrowly passed a bill that would give state representatives and senators a 35 percent pay increase. Supporters say a raise is overdue and that without better pay well-qualified candidates may not run for the Legislature.3:50 p.m.
SE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week.3:54 p.m.
'Nice Fish' about much more than ice fishing Duluth poet Louis Jenkins never dreamed he'd be in theater. Now he's found himself working at the Guthrie in Minneapolis with an internationally renowned British actor in a world premier production of a play that seems to be about - of all things - ice fishing.4:45 p.m.
Minneapolis DFL caucuses on for tonight Minneapolis DFLers will take the first step Tuesday toward trying to endorse a candidate for mayor with 117 precinct caucuses at sites around the city starting at 7 p.m.5:24 p.m.
Senate passes legislative pay increase The Minnesota Senate has narrowly passed a bill that would give state representatives and senators a 35 percent pay increase. Supporters say a raise is overdue and that without better pay well-qualified candidates may not run for the Legislature.5:49 p.m.
SE Minn. now on hook for more costs in Mayo plan If the Mayo Clinic is to expand in Rochester, city and county residents must contribute a larger share of the $500 million needed for public transit and other improvements, state lawmakers said this week.5:54 p.m.
50 Years Later, King's Birmingham 'Letter' Still Resonates
It's been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr., began writing his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," a response to white Alabama clergymen who called him an "extremist" and told blacks they should be patient. But the time for waiting was over. Birmingham was the perfect place to take a stand.
Boston Bombings Require Extensive Investigation
Robert Siegel talks with Mitchell Silber about how the investigation into the Boston bombings is being coordinated among state and federal counterterrorism agencies. Silber is the former director of the Analytic and Cyber Units in the New York Police Department's Intelligence Division. While there, he oversaw the Department's terrorism investigations.
Background Check Battle: More Prosecution Or More Checks?
Some gun rights supporters point out that only a tiny fraction of people caught trying to buy a gun illegally are ever prosecuted. They say the government should focus on enforcing current law, not expanding background checks. But gun control supporters say that argument misses the point.
Gun Rights Activist Endorses Expanded Background Checks
The Citizen's Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is backing a compromise gun registration amendment proposed by Sens. Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey. Robert Siegel talks with committee chairman Alan Gottleib about why his group is splitting from the National Rifle Association and supporting background checks for all commercial transfers of guns.
Creative Classes: An Artful Approach To Improving Performance
The Turnaround Arts Initiative is using an ambitious arts curriculum to try and turn eight low-performing schools around. Celebrities like Kerry Washington and Yo-Yo Ma have signed on to help encourage kids, but the program's success will ultimately be measured in test scores.
Chuck Close Reflects On Learning School Lessons Through Art
One of the superstar artists connected with the Turnaround Arts Initiative is painter Chuck Close. He says that when he was growing up, he had some teachers who had enough flexibility to allow him to paint a mural about Lewis and Clark, even though he would not do well on a test about it.