Highway 1 Fire edged dangerously close to Ely Several small fires quickly grew into a 216-acre blaze. Superior National Forest District Ranger Mark Van Every says the fire got to within a couple of hundred yards of Ely.4:49 p.m.
After the Mpls. tornado, herons find a new home It was just about a year ago that a tornado struck north Minneapolis, causing the deaths of two residents and millions of dollars in damage. Another casualty was a great blue heron rookery on an island in the Mississippi River. This week, MPR's Tom Crann took a tour of the herons' new home on a different island, and learned they're doing just fine.5:52 p.m.
Hollande, Obama Talk Greece Before G-8 Summit
New French President Francois Hollande visited President Obama at this White House on Friday afternoon. The two leaders will also travel to Camp David for the G-8 economic summit.
Week In Politics: Capitalism Versus Democracy
Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the race between President Obama and presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and the tension between capitalism and democracy.
Coming Soon — To A Theater Nowhere Near You
Feel like you're the last to see the new Hollywood blockbuster? You may be right — because studios have started premiering big films overseas before they come to the United States.
In America's 'Most Bikeable' Cities, Bike Lanes Rule
The cyclists who participated in Friday's National Bike to Work Day likely planned their ride based on several criteria, from convenience to safety. Those same concerns help determine how "bikeable" a city is, according to a new study by the Walk Score website.
Egypt's New President Could Come From Old Guard
Egypt had a revolution last year as the country united behind a call to oust Hosni Mubarak and sweep away his regime. Yet just days before the country's presidential election, the front-runner is Amr Moussa — one of the country's most prominent political figures during Mubarak's rule.
In Change, Palestinians Now Seek High-Profile Visits
For decades, the Palestinians have urged foreign Muslims to boycott one of the holiest sites in Islam, the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. But now, Palestinian religious figures are encouraging such visits, saying they could highlight Palestinian claims in their feud with Israel.
What Happened When JPMorgan Realized Huge Loss?
Robert Siegel talks to Monica Langley of the Wall Street Journal about her piece, "Inside J.P. Morgan's Blunder." She investigated what went on behind the scenes as the bank faced billions of dollars in losses through failed investments.
Facebook The Largest Internet IPO In History
Investors snapped up Facebook shares on a much hyped and tumultuous first day of trading. Mark Zuckerberg got it all started by ringing the opening bell for Nasdaq. Then a glitch delayed trading by half an hour. The IPO put Facebook's market value at over $100 billion — more than McDonald's or Amazon.