Despite RNC, it's back to school for most Today was the first day of school for many students across Minnesota. And even with the Republican National Convention in town, it was also back to school for the St. Paul School District4:55 p.m.
St. Paul business owners feel they aren't getting a fair RNC shake Hosting the Republican National Convention was supposed to be a joint affair for the Twin Cities. Civic boosters reminded the public that they were promoting "Minneapolis-St. Paul," not one city over another. But some St. Paul business owners are wondering if they've gotten the short end of the stick.5:47 p.m.
Despite not getting VP nod, Pawlenty still hot ticket at RNC Sen. John McCain did not select Gov. Tim Pawlenty for his running mate, although the Minnesota Republican was reportedly on the shortest of the short lists, but that does not made him any less popular at this year's Republican National Convention.6:21 p.m.
Case Closed: Arizona Mystery Immigrant Identified
After more than four months, officials at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., have identified a man previously known only as "Adobe." He is Santos Vazquez Escalante of Chiquimula, Guatemala, and he has been reunited with his wife and five children.
Meridian Arts Ensemble: Brass With A Twist
With an innovative repertoire and creative musical arrangements, the five brass players of the Meridian Arts Ensemble — and the group's new percussionist — have redefined the boundaries of the traditionally stodgy brass quintet in music that ranges from J.S. Bach to Frank Zappa.
The 'Bechdel Rule,' Defining Pop-Culture Character
Two decades ago, cartoonist Alison Bechdel spelled out a test for whether a movie was worth her time. "Yes" if: it (a) featured at least two women who (b) talk to each other about (c) something other than a man. Two decades later, what measures up?
Gustav-Hit Houma, La., Sees Little Flooding
Houma is one of the coastal Louisiana town that sustained damage during Hurricane Gustav. There, power lines and utility poles are down everywhere and trees are blocking most roads — but the good news is, there is little flooding.
Evacuee Offers Insight On Gustav
Wayne Ross, a New Orleans resident, has been living at a shelter at an old Sam's Club warehouse in Shreveport, La., since he was evacuated from New Orleans on Saturday. Ross says conditions are poor and wonders if he would have been better off staying home.
Brownback: Social Conservatives 'Pumped' By Palin
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) says the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate is a hit with the GOP's religious wing. He describes the mood of social conservatives as "pumped," saying Republicans have had no excitement in four years.
As Mayor, Palin Used Funding Ploy She Now Decries
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential pick, has had ties to the Alaskan Independence Party. But that didn't stop her from launching into the hunt for federal earmarks when she was mayor of Wasilla.
In Kansas City, Mo., A Woman Helps Her Neighbors
In Kansas City, Mo., two women who have survived trying circumstances have found help from a woman they call a second mom. The woman has her own compelling story. At one stage, she found herself homeless in Atlanta and battling drug addiction.
Social Conservatives' Support For Palin Unwavering
News that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's teenage daughter is pregnant is not worrying the social activists among the GOP. Instead, there is enthusiasm for John McCain's pick of a running mate. Millions of dollars have poured in from campaign donors since he made the announcement on Friday.
Indiana's Gov. Backs Midwest To Support McCain
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he was pleasantly surprised by John McCain's choice of a running mate. He says the race at the top of the ticket is close, but McCain will win. Daniels says the Midwest can prove to be both unpredictable and competitive.