Some different views of the holidays Around this time of year there are almost as many holiday productions in Minnesota as bodies of water, but if you're looking for something a little different, grab yourself an egg nog, we'll take it from here.4:50 p.m.
Unemployment extensions confusing for some Minnesotans A slew of extensions prolonging federal jobless benefits are coming to an end later this month, and the change is causing confusion for some unemployed Minnesotans, and prompting debate over additional extensions.5:20 p.m.
H1N1 leads to jump in pneumonia cases H1N1 flu is waning in Minnesota, but the current outbreak caused a lot of severe pneumonia cases -- especially in people who are not normally at risk.5:24 p.m.
The dangers of 'cyberchondria' As the debate over health care reform plays out, and H1N1 flu continues in the news, more and more people are anxious about their health, and a lot of people are making themselves more anxious by looking for medical sites online.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Coordinated Blasts Kill More Than 125 In Baghdad
The bombings came as officials agreed to set March 7 as the date for national elections. U.S. and Iraqi officials have expressed concerns that an increase in violence would mar the country's elections and delay a planned U.S. troop withdrawal set for 2010.
U.S. Envoy To Iraq: Blasts A Setback
Coordinated attacks in Baghdad Tuesday killed at least 125 people and wounded hundreds — the worst violence in Iraq's capital in more than a month. But Ambassador Christopher Hill says that despite this outburst of violence, overall security is improving.
Undertaker Hopes To Revive Kansas Town
Many small towns across rural America continue to see population declines. But the tiny town of Preston, Kan., is getting help from an unlikely source: An Arizona mortician who has set up shop there and hopes to draw business from a 50-mile radius.
The Unexamined Life Examined In 'Mrs. Bridge'
Best-selling mystery novelist James Patterson may be known for his thrillers, but the little book that profoundly influenced his writing was far less conspicuous. Mrs. Bridge, the tale of a Kansas City husband and wife, would stay with him forever.
The xx: Switching Roles In Song
Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft are young Londoners who lead an extremely spare band called The xx. They touch on Kraftwerk and The Cure, but never equal their volume. For the coolest kids on the scene, The xx's members sound reassuringly vulnerable.
U.S. In $3B Settlement With American Indians
The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday a $3 billion settlement with Indian tribes. This marks the end of a 13-year lawsuit brought against the government by Indian tribes over billions of dollars in valuable land and oil royalties.
Plaintiff In Indian Case On Settlement
The federal government announced Tuesday a $3.4 billion settlement with Indian trust account holders after more than a century of mismanaging their money. Elouise Cobell, a lead plaintiff in the long-running lawsuit Cobell v. Salazar, says the settlement means a lot to her, but more for American Indians who have waited a long time for justice.
Study: 30 Percent Of Americans Are Caregivers
A new study says that 66 million Americans provide care for an elderly parent, family member or a disabled child, and that caregiving has become an unpaid, part-time job. On average, caregivers provide 19 hours of help a week, and this causes people to miss work or to quit work altogether.
Obama Lays Out Plan To Spur Jobs
President Obama said the country must spend its way out of the recession and create new incentives for hiring. The remarks came in an economic policy speech at the Brookings Institution.
High Court Skeptical Of Anti-Fraud Law
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that tests the constitutionality of a federal anti-corruption law that makes it a crime to deprive shareholders of honest services. The law has been used to prosecute public officials and corporate executives. Opponents argue that the law is too broad.