Southwest metro light rail decision postponed again An advisory committee for the Southwest Corridor light rail project in the Twin Cities postponed a vote Wednesday on how to resolve a longstanding dispute that continues to threaten the future of the line.4:49 p.m.
Some MNsure glitches persist MNsure officials have said a server problem that prevented some people from creating accounts on the system was fixed Tuesday and that more than 1,600 people have been able to create accounts since the site opened.5:19 p.m.
How the health exchange rollout is going in Wisconsin None of Minnesota's neighbors — Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsins — have set up their own health insurance exchange like MNsure. All of these states are relying on the federal exchange, which was overwhelmed by demand yesterday.5:24 p.m.
As Shutdown Drags, Boehner Shifts Focus From Health Law
What started out as an attempt by Tea Party Republicans to use a government funding bill to defund the president's health care law seems to have evolved into a Republican effort to mitigate the negative effects of the two-day-old government shutdown. None of the bills pushed by House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday or Wednesday even mention the Affordable Care Act, but rather just fund those portions of the government that are popular with the public, like national parks.
Obama's Shift In Rhetoric Helping Democrats Stick Together
Instead of castigating all of Congress over the latest fiscal stalemate, President Obama is focusing his ire on Tea Party Republicans. That's energized Democrats, who are more unified than they've been in a long time. Still, that doesn't mean that they're making any headway in ending the shutdown.
The Government Shutdown's Final Frontier: How NASA Is Dealing
Houston's Mission Control is still talking to the astronauts circling the globe in the International Space Station. But most other phone lines are down, and NASA says the shutdown could deter launches of other spacecraft and slow repair work on the Hubble Space Telescope if something goes wrong.
A DEET-Like Mosquito Spray That Smells Like Jasmine Or Grapes?
Scientists have figured out how DEET repels mosquitoes. The finding has led the researchers to candidate repellents that are safer and cheaper than DEET and may provide new weapons against mosquito-borne scourges, such as malaria and dengue fever.
Want To Raft Through The Grand Canyon? Not During The Shutdown
Melissa talks with rafter Scott Lee who was supposed to put on the Colorado River for a 20-day trip through the Grand Canyon Wednesday. With the government shutdown, his group has not been allowed to put on the river and he is not sure what will happen.
Intelligence Chief: Shutdown Makes America More Vulnerable
A Senate hearing on surveillance raised alarms about the impact of the federal government shutdown on intelligence gathering. Intelligence chiefs said 70 percent of civilian workers at their agencies are being furloughed, and said they could not guarantee the US is safe during the shutdown.