Nursing home closure rocks small town of Hoffman Nursing homes are having trouble all over the state. The facility in this small town west of Alexandria lost $1.5 million over the last several years. The loss of 55 jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries will be hard for the town to weather.5:19 p.m.
Proposed EPA rule draws complaints from ethanol industry Members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation are displeased that Obama administration has proposed new rules that would maintain a limit on the use of corn ethanol in gasoline. That could slow the growth of ethanol producers in Minnesota, the nation's fifth-largest producer.5:24 p.m.
Open Arms provides Thanksgiving meals at home Hunger relief groups have been working for weeks to make sure all Minnesotans have a meal on Thanksgiving. Altogether, they'll provide thousands of meals - some at homeless shelters or other charitable organizations, some delivered right to family homes.5:54 p.m.
Democratic Senator Pushes For More Sanctions Against Iran, Not Fewer
Sen. Bob Menendez is one of several high-profile Democrats who have voiced skepticism of an interim nuclear deal with Iran. Audie Cornish talks to Menendez his concern over easing economic sanctions on the country. Menendez wants to be able to enforce old sanctions and impose new ones if Iranian officials don't hold up their end of the deal.
Winter Storm Freezes Holiday Travel
The Northeast is getting hit by a winter storm just in time for the peak of Thanksgiving shopping and travel. In most places it's only rain and wind, but the weather could bring delays for those heading to Grandma's via air, road or rail.
Booming Demand For Donated Breast Milk Raises Safety Issues
The push to get women to breast-feed has been so successful that many mothers who can't do it are looking for other mothers' extra milk. Milk banks that pasteurize and sell donated breast milk have sprung up. Informal online swapping of extra mother's milk has become popular, despite quality concerns.
Territory Dispute Between China And Japan Hits The Sky
The rocky diplomatic relationship between China and Japan has taken a downward turn in recent days over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies with the Council on Foreign Relations, about the relationship between the countries.
Swarming Thieves Wreak Havoc On Famed Rio Beaches
In a spate of robberies in Rio de Janeiro, young boys — some only 10 years old — descend on tourist beach areas, robbing and harassing people. The attacks come despite anti-crime efforts in the run-up to the World Cup and Olympics. It's a phenomenon that had not been widely seen since the country's crime-ridden 1990s.
Give Thanks For Delicious Football Matchups
Football, turkey and pumpkin pie. The holiday tradition continues with this year's matchups, including two division rivalries. Green Bay takes on Detroit, the Raiders battle the Cowboys, and the Steelers take on defending champions, the Ravens.
The Legend Behind 'Honky Tonk Heroes'
An album that formed a cornerstone of the "Outlaw Country" movement in the 1970s has just been reissued. Music critic Meredith Ochs has been thinking about Waylon Jennings' Honky Tonk Heroes and its legacy for country artists today.