Scenes from a snowstorm MPR staff and members of our audience have been sending in images of this week's snowstorm. We present them to you in this Flash slideshow.5:18 p.m.
Jeune Lune ventures into the tried and true The acclaimed Twin Cities theater company Theatre de la Jeune Lune has been struggling with artistic and financial difficulties over the past few years. This season the company is
hoping to reconfirm its artistic vision and strengthen its audience by revisiting some of its strongest shows.6:18 p.m.
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China Needs Economic Reforms, Paulson Says
Despite the recent slide in its growing market, China needs to pursue reforms to open up its economy as quickly as possible, says United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. On the eve of his trip to China, Japan and South Korea, Paulson says he's more concerned about the broader Chinese economy than the tumultuous week in global stock markets.
Paulson's Task: China's Currency, U.S. Opinions
The United States is hoping to get China to address currency and trade issues between the two countries. As Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson takes a trip to Asia to pursue those aims, he is also seeking to ease domestic concerns that U.S. workers could be hurt by such moves.
Canadians Transfixed by Pig-Farm Murder Trial
The trial of a Canadian accused of murdering dozens of women and mutilating their bodies on his farm near Vancouver has begun. Robert "Willie" Pickton, the notorious "Pig Farmer" of British Columbia, was arrested five years ago, after human remains were found on his farm.
Opera's Morris Robinson Goes Home, Musically
Morris Robinson, a singer with the Metropolitan Opera, returns to his musical roots on his new CD, Going Home. It combines Robinson's rich bass voice with jazzy arrangements of the gospel songs of his youth.
Minutemen Group in Disarray over Leadership
A bitter feud over leadership of the Minuteman Project is tearing at the anti-illegal immigration group. Last week, Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist filed a lawsuit in Orange County, Calif., against the group's board of directors after they fired him over allegations of mismanagement and fraud.
Firefighter Stairclimb Champ Set to Defend Title
Brent Molsberry is the reigning champion of the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge, which will be held in Seattle this Sunday. Melissa Block talks with Molsberry about how he's getting ready to defend his title.
Army Secretary Harvey Resigns in Hospital Fallout
Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned today over the lapse in outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The secretary resigned one day he fired Maj. Gen. George Weightman, the military commander at Walter Reed.
Alabama Governor Tours Enterprise High School
The death toll from storms that swept across the country yesterday climbed to 20 and may go higher. Eight students died in a single high school in Enterprise, Ala., when a tornado slammed into their building. As the storm moved into Georgia, there were more tornadoes; at least six people died as a result.
Emergency Drills Paid Off in Tornado Response
Tornadoes that touched down in Georgia Thursday killed several people, disrupted electrical power, and destroyed homes and businesses. Susie Fussell, vice president for nursing at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Ga., credits emergency drills for the quick and safe evacuation of patients.