Harvest will show wide variation this year Minnesota's soybean crop suffered most from the summer drought according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some Minnesota farmers will find their best yields ever next month while may take home half a crop.4:53 p.m.
Hutchinson outlines health care plan Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Peter Hutchinson unveiled a health care plan that he says will save state and local governments as much as $1.2 billion a year. His plan includes requiring all Minnesotans to have health insurance and slashing administrative costs in half.5:23 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
'Half Nelson' Director on the Power of Friendship
Movies about unlikely buddies such as Harold and Maude and Midnight Cowboy inspired writer and director Ryan Fleck. His latest film, Half Nelson, chronicles the friendship between a student and her drug-addicted teacher.
Abby Cadabby Moves to 'Sesame Street' Sesame Street's got a new girl on the block: Abby Cadabby. The 3-year-old muppet fairy will be the long-running PBS children's show first leading female character. Producers hope she'll provide a strong yet funny role model for girls.
Bank of England Freezes Plot Suspects' Assets
The detainees in an alleged plot to bomb U.S.-bound passenger planes lose access to British funds. And police in Pakistan say they arrested two more Britons along with a number of local suspects.
Pakistani Authorities Probe Bomb-Plot Suspects
The suspects held in a plot to blow up planes bound from London to the U.S. had a common link: Pakistan. How is the investigation into the plot proceeding in the Islamic nation? Ahmed Rashid of The Daily Telegraph -- author of Jihad: Islamic Movement in Central Asia -- talks with Melissa Block.
Chertoff Eyes Next Moves for U.S. Air Security
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says others with a hand in the plot may still be at large. He says new safety precautions at U.S. airports will be in place indefinitely while authorities assess risks.
Origins of Exhibited Cadavers Questioned
For two years now, exhibitions of human cadavers have been traveling the country, shown in science museums and other spaces. The shows have been dogged by criticism... and one delicate ethical concern.
A Final Word on Mike Douglas, Talk-Show Pioneer
Mike Douglas, who moved from a singing career to a successful run as a TV talk show host, has died at 81. The Mike Douglas Show ran from 1961 to 1982 -- largely from Philadelphia -- and helped popularize the talk-show format.
'Half Nelson' Turns Standard Plotline Inside-Out
The movie Half Nelson, starring Ryan Gosling as a crack-addicted schoolteacher, turned heads at the Sundance Film Festival. It seems like a film that could jump-start the careers of everyone involved.
U.N. Adopts Resolution Calling for Truce in Lebanon
The U.N. Security Council adopts a resolution demanding an immediate end to fighting in southern Lebanon. It calls for a full cessation of hostilities and asks Lebanon to deploy 15,000 troops in the south.