Dr. Jon Hallberg: Prescription drug abuse in professional sports Former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard received more than 100 prescriptions from a dozen NHL team doctors in the last three years before his death in 2011. A recent article by The New York Times raises questions about the abuse of prescription drugs in professional sports.4:52 p.m.
Wis. recall outcome emboldens Minn. Republicans on union issues One big question of Minnesota's 2012 legislative session was if the Republican majority would ask voters to decide whether unions could require all workers to belong to a union and pay dues. Lawmakers never voted on the matter, but its supporters are emboldened by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's victory in Tuesday's recall election.5:20 p.m.
Monticello stops broadband bond payments Monticello announced Monday that less-than-expected revenue is forcing it to stop making payments toward $26 million worth of bonds that were used to build its public broadband network.5:24 p.m.
Minnesota Mix: Church of All Nations a 'bunch of misfits' Studies show that Christian churches are among the most segregated gathering places in the United States. Church of All Nations in Columbia Heights sees itself as a national leader in challenging that spiritual status quo.5:51 p.m.
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Barrett Loses Rematch In Wis. Recall Election
The confetti and balloons have all fallen at Republican Governor Scott Walker's headquarters after his big win in Wisconsin's recall election. Now Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to understand what the results mean for the upcoming presidential election. Mara Liasson talks with Audie Cornish about voter enthusiasm and political fall out.
'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91
The science fiction icon, who also wrote such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died Tuesday. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.
Netanyahu Promises 300 New Homes In West Bank
A bill to legalize Israeli settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank was narrowly defeated on Wednesday. The vote could have repercussions for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister opposed the bill but many of his coalition partners, including cabinet ministers, voted for it.
Prayers Divided Over Gay-Marriage Ban In Minnesota
Catholic bishops pushed to get a measure onto the November ballot that defines marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution. Now the church is the largest campaign contributor in the marriage amendment debate. But not all Catholics are onboard.
Will Failed Wisconsin Recall Boost Tea Party?
Robert Siegel speaks with Jeff Roe, Republican strategist and founder of Axiom Strategies. Roe is known for his often no-holds barred approach to campaigning and has been involved with successful wins for Tea Party candidates. He talks about what the results in the Wisconsin recall effort might mean nationally and what to expect in the 2012 race.
N.D. Senate Race Could Be Next National Battleground
Republicans need to pick up four seats to win control of the U.S. Senate in November. One race they're eyeing is in North Dakota, where longtime Democratic incumbent Kent Conrad is retiring. Outside spending is already in play, and the Democratic candidate is distancing herself from President Obama.
High Schools Grads 'Scarred' By High Unemployment
A new report by Rutgers University shows only 27 percent of recent high school graduates who are not enrolled in college have full-time jobs. Many young people with only high school diplomas say their hopes for the future have been dashed by the high cost of college.