Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Green banner raised, Dawkins presses unconventional AG campaign Andy Dawkins may be the Green Party's best chance in years to regain major-party status. 6:20 a.m.
In 'Scavengers,' it's 'Little House on the Prairie' meets 'Mad Max' Known as a humorist, a columnist, and a rock and roller, Michael Perry's non fiction works were often about life in rural western Wisconsin. Now he's trying something very different: a novel for middle-schoolers. 7:25 a.m.
Some teachers feel back-to-school stress It's the first day of school for many districts across Minnesota, and it's not just students that are feeling anxious. 8:40 a.m.
Prince's two new albums launch a new era Today's Morning Edition music is from "U Know" a new track released this week by Prince 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama Fires Opening Salvo In Fall Congressional Campaign
At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court
The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out
A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
Scotland's Independence Vote And The Fate Of Britain's Nuclear Subs
The Scottish vote next month, but it's not entirely clear whether they would keep the pound or the BBC. And then there's the naval base with Britain's nuclear subs.
Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site
Workers want to tear down a span of the old Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco. Transportation officials say cormorants are nesting on the span, and efforts to shoo them away have failed so far.
India's Prime Minister Builds Stronger Relationship With Japan
Narendra Modi continues his five-day tour of Japan. At a news conference on Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described an India-Japan partnership as having "the most potential in the world."
Cuban Rafters Still Attempt Difficult Journey To The U.S.
This month is the 20th anniversary of the Cuban refugee exodus when 35,000 Cubans fled on rafts to the U.S. There's been a spike this year in Cubans risking their lives on rafts to reach the U.S.
Summer Box Office Receipts Are The Worst In 8 Years
Steve Inskeep talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the business of the box office. She's also the host of member station KCRW's The Business.
Revel: Atlantic City's Most Expensive Failure
Gamblers placed their last bets Tuesday morning at the casino which just opened two years ago. Meanwhile, the Showboat shut down over the weekend and the Trump Plaza closes later this month.
Neighboring States' Casinos Cast Bad Luck On Atlantic City
Atlantic City is losing two casinos this week. One factor is competition. There are more casinos catering to smaller pools of local customers. Maryland opened its fifth casino last week.
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