Art Hounds: 10-minute plays, Korean adoptees, African refugee pop This week the hounds have their eyes on two one-person shows from the adult Korean adoptee perspective, Bedlam's festival of ten minute theater pieces, and a cadre of refugee musicians from Sierra Leone who've become one of the most joyous live acts around.4:45 p.m.
GOP state Rep. Morrie Lanning retiring State Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhhead, is announcing his retirement this morning. Lanning says after prayerful consideration he decided not to seek re-election to a sixth term and looks forward to spending more time with family and friends.4:53 p.m.
Fridley middle schoolers take on district's bullying policy A group of students at Fridley Middle School has taken on bullying in a big way. They've created an anti-bullying program and put a new spin on their school's bullying policy. These students have a unique understanding of bullying because they're in the school's special education program.5:24 p.m.
GE bets on green cars in Eden Prairie One of the nation's biggest and most successful companies is making a bet on alternative fuel vehicles in Minnesota. General Electric Co. on Thursday opened a facility in Eden Prairie where companies can check out cars and trucks powered by something other than gasoline.5:51 p.m.
Missing 6,000 pound U of M telescope found A frantic search for a missing University of Minnesota telescope ended at a Texas truck wash on Wednesday night, but the trucker who disappeared with it for several days has offered no explanation to his now-former employer.5:55 p.m.
Dining with Dara: Frozen yogurt is hot again Any attentive city dweller has noticed them: New frozen yogurt shops have popped up all over the Twin Cities. Our regular food and dining correspondent, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, senior editor of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, is here to tell us where they came from, and which are the best.6:20 p.m.
When The Jury Becomes The Story
At the trial of John Edwards on Thursday, attention turned to the actual jury and its verdict. It was a switch from earlier days, when alternates dubbed the "giggle gang" stole the show. Their actions were relatively benign, but there is precedent for shenanigans in the jury pool at U.S. trials.
Romney's Foreign Policy Views Comfort, Unsettle GOP
Republicans who thought the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would change the party's traditional interventionist views are disappointed. On the other hand, many senior officials from the George W. Bush years feel comfortable with Romney.
Central Bank President Warns That Euro Is Unstable
The president of the European Central Bank warned Thursday that the set-up of the European currency is unsustainable. In some of the harshest remarks by a senior European official to date, Mario Draghi criticized the vacuum resulting from the lack of action by European governments.
Battered Spanish Economy Nears Tipping Point
After watching Greece from afar, many Spaniards feel that they could be next in line for a costly bailout. Spain will have to pay $40 billion in interest this year alone. Unemployment tops 24 percent and is rising.
Court Rules Against Key Part Of Gay Marriage Law
A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously Thursday that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act — which bans the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriage — is unconstitutional. Ultimately, though, the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.