Dining with Dara: Best new Twin Cities restaurants This has been a good year for restaurants in the Twin Cities. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl from Minnesota Monthly says that 2011 was surprisingly delicious. She writes about the Best New Restaurants for the current issue of the magazine, and joins MPR's Tom Crann to talk about her picks.3:54 p.m.
Hunger and help move out to the suburbs The number of people struggling to feed themselves and their families is on the rise in the Twin Cities suburbs, including the middle class and affluent communities of Minnetonka, Eagan and Lakeville.4:49 p.m.
Grain traders get tied up in MF Global bankruptcy Fallout from the collapse of MF Global is spreading worldwide, including to grain elevators and commodity traders in Minnesota, who have had funds frozen that the grain traders say they need to stay in business.5:15 p.m.
Dayton proposes expansion to veterans programs On the eve of Veterans Day, Gov. Mark Dayton is proposing two initiatives designed to help and honor Minnesota's military veterans. One would help more veterans find work. The other would restore funding for honor guards at military funerals.5:19 p.m.
Ramsey County ready to buy Vikings stadium site Ramsey County says it has struck a deal with the federal government to purchase the land for an Arden Hills Vikings stadium -- and that it'll be under budget and cleaned up when the deal gets done.5:55 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Greece Announces Interim Government
After keeping a nervous world waiting for days, the squabbling politicians of debt-ridden Greece finally announced a new interim government Thursday. It will be headed by a former European Central banker, Lucas Papademos, whose main task will be to ensure that Greece meets the conditions set by its European partners to receive new loan money and avoid default. That means showing that Greece will enforce austerity measures.
Murdoch Son Grilled Over Phone-Hacking Scandal
A steady drip of revelations in the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal has called into question James Murdoch's testimony before a parliamentary committee in July. Murdoch has been asked back to clarify the discrepancies.
In Cuba, Door Opens To Residential Property Market
For the first time in 50 years, Cubans can now buy and sell residential real estate. The new law allowing such transactions is President Raul Castro's most significant economic reform measure to date, and is spurring the refurbishment of the island's long-neglected homes.
N.Y. Plant's Neighbors Expose Regulatory Gaps
After residents of Tonawanda became sick, they rallied to fight high levels of hazardous chemicals emitting from a dilapidated plant. In doing so, they revealed weaknesses in the way the EPA regulates air pollution.
Senate Panel Votes To Repeal Marriage Act
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved on party lines a bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, the first actual vote in Congress to undo the law currently entangled in numerous legal challenges.
Epic Fantasy Meets Americana In 'The Dragon's Tooth'
In The Dragon's Tooth, young-adult fiction writer N.D. Wilson shows that kids can be the keepers of the world's secrets, death is not always the end, and a roadside motel in Wisconsin can be just as magical as Hogwarts.
Portland, Ore., Mayor Orders 'Occupiers' Out
Guy Raz speaks with Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams who today ordered the Occupy protesters in his city out of their encampments by 12:01 a.m. Sunday. The move comes after he wrote an open letter to the protesters, saying their living conditions were unsustainable.