Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Construction starts on $400M 'Downtown East' project in Mpls. Downtown East is part of a five-block transformation of the eastern edge of downtown, between the central business district and the new, $1 billion Vikings stadium already under construction. 3:16 p.m.
Rutgers drops Nelson; 2nd arrest made in assault case Philip Nelson was charged Monday with two counts of felony assault in connection with a weekend fight that left another man severely injured. 3:46 p.m.
Q&A with Dr. Hallberg: The effects of ACA in the Doctor's office Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis came by to discuss how the new health care law is playing out in the doctor's office. 5:00 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Frustrations Defeat Another Diplomat, As U.N. Syria Envoy Quits
The U.N. envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, quit in frustration over the difficulties of bringing an end to the civil war and the failure of the United Nations to intervene.
In Return To Old City, Syrian Civilians Find Homs In Devastation
As some two thousand Syrian rebels leave Homs under truce, civilians who had fled in droves are now returning to the city. Patrick McDonnell of the Los Angeles Times describes the city in transition.
Iraq Debates Law That Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls
The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the measure and sent it to Parliament for a vote. Opponents say it would be a major setback for a country that has mostly secular laws.
Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies
You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood's history for 1979's sci-fi film Alien.
A Spoon That Shakes To Counteract Hand Tremors
A young engineer working on an Army project to help stabilize weapons realized the technology could also help some Parkinson's patients with essential tasks.
150 Years On, Arlington National Cemetery Honors Its First Burial
Arlington National Cemetery kicks off celebrations of its 150th anniversary by commemorating its first military burial on May 13, 1864. Members of the family of Army Pvt. William Christman will participate in a wreath laying ceremony and place a stone of remembrance from the family's original home.
In GOP Primaries, Establishment Has Kept The Tea Party Quiet
Primary season is in full swing. Early on, it appears that the Republican Party establishment is finally having its way and beating Tea Party challengers with ease.
Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats
The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.
From B-Boys To Billions, A Brief History Of Hip-Hop As Business
Apple is expected to buy Beats Electronics for more than three billion dollars, meaning Beats co-founder Dr. Dre would be close to becoming the first hip-hop billionaire.
As Wildfire Season Looms, Alaskan Smokejumpers Suit Up To Face It
Wildfire season is approaching, and smoke jumpers are refreshing their skills in preparation for what's expected to be a busy summer. These jumpers are a small, elite group of men and women who take to the air when a fire can't be fought on the ground alone. Emily Schwing of member station KUAC reports from a training camp in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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