Young Somali men escape homeland, but not violence Since December 2007, eight Somali men, all 30 and under, have been killed in the Twin Cities. The deaths represent a tragic irony for a community that escaped the bloodshed and clan warfare of its home country.4:49 p.m.
St. Cloud's new Highway 23 bridge on schedule Crews from the Minnesota Department of Transportation are working an aggressive schedule to complete a new bridge spanning the Mississippi River in St. Cloud by this fall.5:23 p.m.
Westbound I-94 closed this weekend in Minneapolis All westbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Interstate 394 and Interstate 694 in Minneapolis will be closed from 10 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Monday, June 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.5:26 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Geithner Heads To China For Key Talks
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner leaves Saturday for a high-stakes visit to Beijing. Chinese officials have expressed concern about the stability of the U.S. dollar. The U.S. side is anxious to have China do more to stimulate domestic demand and allow its currency to appreciate — but not too fast.
Debate Over Sotomayor Nomination Examined
This week, President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter dominated the airwaves. Regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about the discussions around the nomination.
Angry S. Koreans Mourn Ex-President
Mourners of the late South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun took to the streets Friday, some of them pelting police with projectiles and booing President Lee Myung-bak as he participated in public services for his predecessor. Roh's supporters believe Lee hounded Roh to take his life.
'How Low Can You Go' Winner: Dal, Chilean Style
Valerie Gaino, who lives in Pichilemu, Chile, submitted a recipe for dal, an Indian dish. She learned how to cook it six years ago from a fellow traveler from Tasmania. "I've fed many hungry surfers from all different countries with this dish ... nobody has ever complained," Gaino says.
Fiat's Global Gamble Met With Wariness In Turin
Italian automaker Fiat is hoping to become a global company making 6 million cars a year. The company already has sealed a deal with Chrysler and hopes to do the same with GM's European subsidiaries. But not everyone in Fiat's hometown of Turin is confident.
Would-Be Entrepreneurs Take Ideas To Open Mic
Jobs are disappearing everywhere so why not just go into business for yourself? In southern California, some people who want to strike out on their own have found a venue to try out their business ideas. It's an open-mic night for would-be entrepreneurs.
Letters: Saberi, Dylan
Listeners respond to Melissa Block's interview with freelance journalist Roxana Saberi. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read some of the comments on that and the celebration of Bob Dylan in a small Indian town.
Suggestions For Summer Reading
Nothing says summer like a good novel for the beach. Reviewer Alan Cheuse and writer Samantha Hunt offer their suggestions of books for summer.
Sotomayor Critics Focus On Firefighters Case
Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination is being met with questions about her views on race and gender. Her opponents are scrutinizing one decision, now on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, involving promotions and minorities in a New Haven, Conn., fire department.
Pakistani Ex-Ambassador On Unrest
This week, militants have bombed targets in Pakistani cities. On Wednesday, a bomb attack in the city of Lahore killed 24 people. A day later, militants struck again in the country's northwest. Maleeha Lodhi, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S., offers her insight.