Play ponders disasters both real and metaphorical Sometimes real life and art collide in remarkable ways. Such is the case with "Come Hell and High Water," a new show by the Moving Company which opens this weekend at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. The play, about flooding in the Mississippi Delta, comes as many communities along the river are battling rising waters today.4:45 p.m.
University Ave. businesses struggle to survive Central Corridor construction woes Construction on the Central Corridor light-rail line has turned the west end of University Avenue in St. Paul into a loud and messy hardhat zone, and yet the hundreds of shops, restaurants and other businesses along the avenue remain open. Now, business owners are trying to get that message out every way they can.4:50 p.m.
Twins say no need to change severe weather plan The Minnesota Twins chose not to announce a tornado warning that occurred during a game at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday evening. Team officials say fans were not in danger and feared an announcement would cause panic. The Twins have reviewed the policy regarding severe weather, and say they will not make changes.5:21 p.m.
Some question Vikings stadium's priority status As Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton struggle to reach an agreement on how to erase a projected $5 billion budget gap, some lawmakers are wondering why a new Vikings stadium has become a top priority.5:50 p.m.
Colleges Receive Gifts, But Are Strings Attached?
A recent gift to Florida State University is once again raising questions about what kinds of strings donors can attach to their gifts. Big donors say they are just trying to ensure that universities expand their research, but many faculty members feel that schools strapped for money are agreeing to unacceptable conditions.
Some New Grads Still Struggle To Land Jobs
On college campuses, the outlook for new grads is better than it's been for the past couple of years — with starting salaries averaging about $50,000. Still, for many students — especially those without technical skills or a business background — landing a good job remains tough.
An Internet Rock Star Tells All
Jonathan Coulton's songs almost never get played on the radio. He doesn't have a contract with a music label. Yet he's a one man counterargument to the idea that musicians can't make money making music. In 2010, his music brought in $500,000.
A 16-Year Hunt For New York's 'Mad Bomber'
Michael Greenburg's new book, The Mad Bomber of New York, tells the story of the hunt for a man who planted 33 homemade bombs in public places around New York City and managed to elude capture for more than 16 years.
In Syria, Thousands Protest Regime
In Syria, thousands of protesters across the country took to the streets for the ninth Friday in a row. This, despite what now appears to be the most deadly crackdown against a pro-democracy uprising anywhere in the Arab world. But fewer people were hurt than on Fridays past. At least six were killed and several more injured.