Chris Coleman says he won't run for governor Coleman made the announcement this afternoon at his office in St. Paul. It came as a surprise to some observers who had expected Coleman, a DFLer, to run for governor next year.5:20 p.m.
Economy is down, so enrollment is up Most colleges in Minnesota say they saw at least a slight increase in enrollment over last fall. Schools say there's no single reason behind the rise, but the down economy seems to be a factor.5:24 p.m.
Capture Or Kill? Lawyers Eye Options For Terrorists
Government lawyers are trying to decide where to detain people captured overseas in the future. No matter where the detainees are held, there are military, diplomatic, legal and political obstacles. Now the administration is thinking creatively for a Plan C.
A Retailer's Journey Ends With Liquidation
With the stress of operating a retail business during the Great Recession, Bowl & Board owner Mark Giarrusso made the tough decision to liquidate instead of reorganize. The decision comes after a yearlong fight to keep the chain of New England housewares stores afloat.
The Telltale Wombs Of Lewiston, Maine
In the mid-1970s, a health researcher discovered an unusually high rate of hysterectomies in a small town in Maine. If the rate continued, nearly 70 percent of Lewiston women, like Carol Bradford (above), who had a hysterectomy, would be without their wombs by age 70. A major driver of health care costs: a system that pushes doctors to deliver unnecessary care.
Virus Linked To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue affects more than 1 million people in the U.S. Scientists have discovered that nearly two-thirds of them are infected with a retrovirus called XMRV.
Uighur Scholar Caught Up In China's Ethnic Conflict
Among those blamed by the government for ethnic violence in China's far west is Uighur economist Ilham Tohti. He says the government accepts many of his suggestions on ethnic policy, but still doesn't trust him. He has been arrested four times, though never charged with a crime.
Burroughs' 'Naked Lunch,' Still Fresh At 50
Once the center of an obscenity trial, William S. Burroughs' novel is a dark, wild ride through the terror of heroin addiction and withdrawal, filled with paranoia, erotica and drug-fueled hallucinations.
Obama Seeks Middle Ground On Afghanistan
It's now looking unlikely that President Obama will back the major troop increase that his top commander in Afghanistan is calling for. What Obama appears to be steering toward is middle ground: a troop increase, but perhaps not all 40,000, something more in the range of 10,000 or 20,000 new troops.
Spreading Swine Flu Message Through Rap
As the swine flu vaccine makes its way across the country, so too does a winning Public Service Announcement from Dr. John Clarke, medical director for the Long Island Rail Road. His H1N1 Rap was the winning entry in the "2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest," sponsored by the U.S Department of Health & Human Services. Clarke says he has been combining medical information and rap since 1997. He calls it "health-hop."
Whatever, It's The Most Annoying Word; Duh
Forty-seven percent of Americans polled by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion said that the most annoying word in the English language is: "whatever." Our own unscientific radio survey about annoying words or phrases in English resulted in answers ranging from "duh" to "no worries."
Chain's Closure Compounds Ohio Jobs Woes
Since the beginning of the year, more than a quarter-million Ohio residents have lost their jobs. The state's 10 percent unemployment rate decreased recently. But that's because a stagnant job market forced more out-of-work residents to leave the market. And it just got worse. An Ohio-based office supply chain abruptly closed its doors.