Reports to public lagging on how Legacy funds being spent A quarter of the $456 million allocated in the first two years of the Legacy Amendment is missing from the state website required to be the resource for displaying where the tax money is spent, according to an MPR News analysis.4:45 p.m.
Flu vaccine not as effective as thought, new study says A new comprehensive analysis of flu studies concludes that most flu vaccines provide only moderate protection against influenza, and in some years barely make a difference at all. That's contrary to the message given by the heavy promotion and easy access to the vaccine -- that anyone who is immunized will be protected from the flu.5:20 p.m.
Homeowners sue to overturn rental permit limits A group of homeowners are suing the city of Winona to overturn a rental rule that prevents them obtaining rental permits for homes on blocks where at least 30 percent of homes already have rental certificates. The homeowners allege the rule violates equal protection rights under the state constitution.5:38 p.m.
3M stocks tripped up on earnings and sales report The company's report is worrisome as 3M is often considered a bellwether for the economy because the materials it makes show up in cars, planes, hospitals, dentist offices, TVs, cell phones and myriad other devices and places.5:54 p.m.
Where The Marijuana Grows: Feds Target Landowners
Federal agents, who have been raiding cornfields and vineyards in the Central Valley in California, are now going after the landlords — threatening to seize buildings where marijuana is sold and farmland where it's grown. The collision between state and federal law is creating confusion and panic among both landowners and medical marijuana users.
Police Arrested On Gun-Smuggling Charges
Five officers in the New York Police Department have been arrested on charges of smuggling guns, cigarettes and slot machines they thought were stolen. Three retired NYPD officers and a New Jersey corrections officer are also charged.
Cold War Bomb To Be Dismantled
The last B53 bomb is supposed to be dismantled Tuesday. Michele Norris speaks with Hans Kristensen from the Federation of American Scientists about the historical climate surrounding the B53 bomb.
School District Says No To Teacher Bonus Grant
Oregon City, just south of Portland, Ore., has rejected more than $2.5 million in federal funds. The school district turned down money that would have given performance-based pay bonuses to teachers, a controversial part of the Obama administration's education policy.
Northern Lights Glow In Southern States
Melissa Block talks to Robert Moore of the University of West Georgia's physics department about a surprising display of the northern lights Monday night that went as far south as Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia itself.
Perry Proposes Optional 20 Percent Flat Tax
On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his economic platform in hopes of giving a lift to his struggling presidential campaign. Perry's plan includes an optional flat tax that would let people file their returns on a form the size of a postcard.
The GOP Campaign Ad Wars, As Seen On YouTube
Television advertising is starting later than usual this year, but it's not because the candidates aren't making ads — most of their videos can be found online. They range from the cinematic to the quirky, like one much-discussed ad from Herman Cain starring his cigarette-smoking campaign manager.
Huntsman Shows Off Mandarin Skills
Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.
Key Panel Recommends Routine HPV Vaccination For Boys
Experts voted to recommend to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all 11- and 12-year-old boys be vaccinated with Gardasil, Merck's vaccine against human papillomavirus. Vaccinations could start as early as age 9.