Rebuild may begin in September The push to rebuild the I-35W bridge is on the "fastest of fast tracks" with the hopes that the new bridge will be built by the end of next year. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are accepting applications from companies that intend to bid on the job through Wednesday morning at 6.5:20 p.m.
Peter Hausmann Peter Hausmann was a computer security specialist worked at Assurity River Group in St. Paul. The company's president says Hausmann was a quiet leader and a man of faith.5:50 p.m.
Farm bill debated at Farmfest The country's top agriculture leaders were at the annual gathering Farmfest in Redwood Falls on Tuesday. They took part in a public forum on the new Farm bill currently before Congress.5:54 p.m.
Timberwolves welcome new players The Minnesota Timberwolves have introduced the five Boston Celtics players acquired in the Kevin Garnett trade.They face the task of trying to replace one of the biggest sports stars in Minnesota history.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Rescuers Make Slow Progress in Reaching Miners
Rescuers are working around the clock to reach six coal miners trapped more than 1,500 feet underground in Huntington, Utah. One of the mine's owners says it will take at least three days to get to the miners; it's not clear whether they are alive.
Utah Mine Owner Defends Safety, Blames Quake
Bob Murray, an owner of the Utah coal mine where six men remain trapped, on Tuesday angrily defended his company's safety record and its efforts to reach the trapped miners. Murray also argued with those who say Monday's mine collapse wasn't caused by an earthquake.
Seismologist Says Collapse Likely Caused Quake
Is there any connection between the mine collapse in Huntington, Utah, and an earthquake that occurred around the same time? Walter Arabasz, director of seismograph stations for University of Utah, says the seismic event was likely the collapse.
Drought Complicates Water Works in Montana
Third-generation waterman Roger Muggli determines how much water is diverted from the Tongue River near Miles City, Mont., to a canal used by farmers, ranchers and homeowners. A prolonged drought has made his job much more challenging.
Lessing's 'The Cleft' Ponders Origins of Life
For nearly 60 years, Doris Lessing has been writing some of the most daring and important fiction in English. In her new novel, she takes a long look back over her shoulder to try to fathom the origins of human life.
U.S. Troops Get More Close-up Combat Training National Journal reporter Sydney Freedberg Jr. says the U.S. military is now spending more effort training soldiers in close-quarters combat — so-called "intimate killing" — and in dealing with its aftermath.
U.S. Sends Hospital Ship to Latin America
President Bush is pushing medical diplomacy across Latin America in response to charges that the United States has ignored its backyard since the war on terrorism began. Now the USHS Comfort is touring a dozen countries across the region.
Summer Food: Spam con Cerveza; a Locust Fry
Over the past few weeks, we've heard stories about the foods that mean "summer" to some of our listeners: tomatoes, peach milk shakes, apricot jam. Now, we hear about some more unusual summer foods.
Economists Brace for Worsening Subprime Crisis
Jose Pomales has a solid job and has lived in his Boston home for 8 years. He refinanced a couple of years ago and now could be part of what economists predict will be the biggest wave of foreclosures yet.