Winter has arrived
Wind chills are now stinging our faces. Cathy Wurzer talks with University of Minnesota climitologist Mark Seeley about the cold weather.6:55 a.m.
Guard employers wonder when workers will return Minnesota National Guard soldiers and their families are coming to terms with an extended deployment in Iraq. While the change is a disappointment for soldiers' families, the extension is also a challenge for employers with workers serving in Iraq.7:25 a.m.
Stone tools found in Walker Archaeologists have discovered stone tools atop a hill in the northern Minnesota town of Walker that may be 13,000 to 14,000 years old.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Rice, Hagel Spar at Senate Hearing on Iraq
Hostile questioning and a tense exchange with a fellow Republican, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, mark Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Madrid Meeting Seeks to Spur Mideast Peace
The Spanish government hosts a conference on the moribund Mideast peace process, bringing together Israeli and Arab officials and a delegation from the Syrian government.
Chinatown Vendors Ripe for Bargains
There's a prevalent belief that groceries are typically more expensive in lower-income neighborhoods. But in New York's Chinatown, high-quality produce sold by small vendors is fresh and affordable.
House to Vote on Drug-Price Negotiation Bill
A House vote is expected Friday on a bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices for the Medicare prescription drug program. President Bush opposes the measure.
Experiencing Other Faiths to Find One's Own
A college senior traveled the world to immerse herself in other religions and began to question her own. But her doubts led her to a firmer spiritual path and bolstered her thinking about other faiths.
Legal Road Clear for Automatic Pension Savings
Starting this year, companies may automatically enroll employees in retirement savings plans. Employees of companies who make that decision will have to opt out to avoid participation in automatic 401-K enrollment.
AT&T to Phase Out Cingular Name
AT&T says it will begin to phase out the Cingular name on phone service, replacing it with AT&T. The older communications giant recently completed acquisition of Cingular, the nation's largest wireless company.