Empty jail space in Minnesota counties Some Minnesota counties built new jails in the past few years to cope with overcrowding. But now, there's a decline in the need for jail space.3:54 p.m.
Recount case in the hands of the judges The fate of Minnesota's vacant U.S. Senate seat is now in the hands of a three-judge panel. Attorneys for both Republican Norm Coleman and Democrat Al Franken spent the day summing up why they believe they have more votes in the contested election.4:19 p.m.
Meet the money man behind the Elk Run development When an ambitious biobusiness park was proposed for southeast Minnesota, the first question was, who will finance it? The answer is Steve Burrill, a San Francisco-based venture capitalist with Midwestern roots.4:51 p.m.
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Housing Chief Plans To Shore Up HUD's Foundation
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's new secretary, Shaun Donovan, says he needs to prove that his agency, long blasted as mismanaged, can deliver on promises. That's key now that HUD is tasked with implementing the $75 billion housing rescue plan.
Some Accuse Mexican Army Of Abuse In Juarez
Thousands of troops have taken over control of Cuidad Juarez in an effort to win back the border city's streets from violent drug cartels. The surge in troops has reduced the number of drug-related executions, officials say. But human rights groups say soldiers are abusing detainees.
Raphael Saadiq Brings Back The Love Song
Saadiq is a new soul making "old" music. His latest record, The Way I See It, could have come right out of the '60s, but his style doesn't mesh well with modern marketing. Saadiq is making the music he loves, which he doesn't think is "retro" at all.
Journalist: Dow's Rise Doesn't Reflect Economy
After a week of hectic trading and major gains, stocks were mixed Friday, but closed up. Roben Farzad, senior writer for BusinessWeek, says the spike is not a sign the economy is turning around.
Week In Politics: Economy Dominates
In Washington this week, the chief concern is Wall Street and the economy. E.J. Dionne of the Brookings Institution and the Washington Post and Matthew Continetti of the Weekly Standard offer their insight.
Rookie Dog Sledders Left Panting On Iditarod Trail
The leaders on the 1,000-mile Iditarod trail to Nome, Alaska, are racing for fame and fortune. But hundreds of miles behind, a group of rookie mushers are slowly plugging along, just trying to finish the legendary race and make it to Nome in one piece.
Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read another response to the story about the trend of sexting — teenagers taking nude pictures of themselves on their cell phones and sending them to others. Friday's response is from the school district that's being sued by the student featured in the piece.
Seattle Newspaper Weighs Online-Only Future
Seattle's No. 2 paper, the Post-Intelligencer, may cease publication and move to an online-only format. Hearst Corp., the paper's owners, may use Seattle and the P-I as a test case: Can an online-only newspaper make money?
Week In Sports: March Madness
There's no doubt March Madness has begun. In a game Thursday, the Syracuse University men's basketball team defeated the University of Connecticut in six overtimes to advance in the Big East Tournament. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks about the NCAA excitement and the dark side of college basketball recruiting.
In One-Man Show, Kirk Douglas Recounts Life
At 92, film legend Kirk Douglas has returned to live theater for a one-man show that's a biography of his life and career. The last performance is Sunday at, fittingly enough, the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif.