Ground Level: Cleaning Minnesota's Water MPR News' Ground Level project looks at Minnesota's water pollution challenges and how some residents are tackling them, river by river and lake by lake.4:50 p.m.
MPCA approves air permit for taconite plant expansion The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has approved an air pollution permit for a major expansion at U.S. Steel's taconite plant in Keewatin on the Iron Range. The company is venturing into new territory as it promises to control the increased mercury emissions that will come from new production.8:52 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Taliban Fighters Attack U.S. Embassy In Kabul
Taliban fighters took up positions in a downtown Kabul building and opened fire on the U.S. embassy as well as other buildings in the neighborhood. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Quil Lawrence for more.
Palestinian Plan Puts U.S. In A Bind
The Palestinians are frustrated with the absence of progress toward Middle East peace, and are taking their cause to the United Nations next week. But the U.S. opposes the move, saying it will only complicate a difficult situation.
Businesses In Joplin, Mo., Find Economic Opportunity
The tornado that destroyed nearly one-third of the city took out homes, schools and businesses. To mitigate the ongoing impact on the local economy, business owners and the area's Chamber of Commerce are finding ways to re-energize the local market.
Doctors Counter Vaccine Fears In Pacific Northwest
Up until recently, most parents accepted the full slate of vaccines that pediatricians gave their children, no questions asked. Now, vaccination rates are dropping in states like Washington and Oregon, and doctors are learning to talk to parents about their vaccine fears.
How Does The CDC Determine Vaccine Schedules?
Michele Norris speaks with Dr. Carol Baker, chair of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. She describes how the CDC determines the schedules for children's immunizations.
Ohio Republicans React To Monday's Debate
In Chillicothe, Ohio, Robert Siegel spends the evening with three Ross County GOP leaders as they watch and listen to the CNN- and Tea Party Express-sponsored presidential debate in Tampa, Fla. All three heavily favored Texas Gov. Rick Perry going into the debate and emerged unchanged. They like the entire field — and think it's way too soon for anyone to drop out. Their main disagreements were over Rep. Ron Paul's assessment of our military involvement abroad.
Editor of PolitiFact Discusses GOP Debate
Melissa Block talks with Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com, about some of the claims made by Republican presidential candidates during last night's debate. Do they stack up?
Patricia Marx Tells A Tale Of Sweet, Unbalanced Love
When lingerie designer Imogene Gilfeather hears that Wally Yez is the perfect guy, her response is telling: "Perfect ... is not my type." Comedy writer Patricia Marx tracks the beautiful — and absurd — relationship that follows in her new novel, Starting from Happy.