Some voters disappointed in legislators, state of state Before Gov. Mark Dayton delivers tonight's state of the state speech, some Minnesotans were asked to assess the government's performance. Many were there is still unhappiness over the situation at the state Capitol.3:35 p.m.
Q&A: Rep. Erik Paulsen Minnesota's Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-District 3, spoke with MPR News about a number of developments, including the President's push to improve trade and create jobs.5:16 p.m.
Senate panel approves voter ID amendment A Minnesota Senate panel today approved a Republican-backed constitutional amendment to require citizens to show a photo identification in order to vote.5:51 p.m.
Obama Hails Master Lock For Bringing Jobs Home
President Obama traveled to Wisconsin on Wednesday. He toured the Master Lock plant, which has recently brought manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. The plant is running at full capacity for the first time in more than a decade.
GE Exec.: Outsourcing Doesn't Mean Lost US Jobs
Robert Siegel talks with John Rice, vice chairman of General Electric and president and CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations. Rice is in Washington for part of his company's four-day summit — "American Competitiveness: What Works."
Scientists Debate How To Conduct Bird Flu Research
Scientists working with bird flu recently called a 60-day halt on some controversial experiments. The unusual move has been compared to a famous moratorium on genetic engineering in the 1970s. Key scientists involved in that pause on genetic research disagree on whether today's furor over bird flu is history repeating itself.
Pekingese 'Malachy' The Top Dog At Westminster
Robert Siegel talks with David Frei of the Westminster Kennel Club, and David Fitzpatrick about Tuesday's Best in Show winner at the club's 136th annual dog show. Fitzpatrick is the handler of the winning dog Malachy, a Pekingese.
Hundreds Dead In Honduran Prison Fire
Melissa Block talks with Jason Beaubien about a deadly fire that engulfed a prison in Honduras on Tuesday night, killing more than 350 inmates. It's unclear how the fire started, but the Central American country has a problem with overcrowded prisons and riots among gang members.
Settlement Reached In Conn. Immigration Raid Case
The federal government will pay $350,000 as part of a landmark settlement with 11 men caught up in an immigration raid in New Haven, Conn., in 2007. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided homes in a predominantly Latino neighborhood without warrants or consent. The settlement puts government entities on notice that they must follow the law.
Audits Are Under Way At Apple Supplier Foxconn's Plants
Audits of working conditions are under way at Foxconn's manufacturing plants in China, a key link in Apple's supply chain of iPhones, iPads and other devices. The effort will include visits to at least three sites, "each with more than 100,000 workers," says Auret Van Heerden of the Fair Labor Association.