Minnesota National Guard in wartime Sixteen members of the Minnesota National Guard have been killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and 2,240 Minnesota National Guard soldiers and airmen will spend Christmas overseas. On Midday, Adj. Gen. Larry Shellito talks about Minnesotans who are serving in wartime.11:00 a.m.
Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito: Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard.
Obama unveils plan to spur job creation Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama unveils a plan to get more Americans back to work. A White House official calls the President's speech an "outline for the way forward."12:00 p.m.
Chris Farrell: Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent.