Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
Fargo company aims to make veterans health care more efficient A $500 million project to make veterans hospitals more efficient means growth for a Fargo company. The company makes the software that will be used track equipment and supplies at VA medical centers nationwide. The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans track staff and patients in the future. The goal is more efficient healthcare.5:20 p.m.
Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees
More than 200 manatees have died in Florida's waterways this year from an algae bloom called red tide. The deaths come as wildlife officials try to remove the marine mammal — whose biggest killer is usually boat propellers — from the endangered species list.
Federal Budget Cuts Hamper Waste Cleanup At Washington Nuclear Reservation
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington state is set to lose $182 million due to federal budget cuts known as the sequester. The cuts come just after news that six tanks full of radioactive waste are leaking. Those tanks are filled with millions of gallons of the most toxic nuclear waste on Earth and are not far from the Northwest's iconic Columbia River.
Farm Bill's Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say
A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government's involvement in the sugar business should end.
In Phoenix, A New Quest For Diverse Public Pool Lifeguards
After noticing that most of the lifeguards at the public pools used by Latino and African-American kids were white, the city decided to try to recruit minorities. It has raised about $15,000 to offset certification costs, and pool staff will work with recruits on swimming skills.
Tiger Woods Back On Top Of The Golfing World
Tiger Woods is number one in golf and has won two tournaments this month. But how close is he to the old Tiger? Robert Siegel talks to Ron Sirak, senior writer at Golf Digest for more.