Breast cancer treatment in Minn. already following new study guidelines Breast cancer care in the Twin Cities is rapidly moving toward less aggressive surgery for the disease when it has migrated to a woman's lymph nodes. Doctors at several metro-area cancer centers say they have already dialed back their surgical policies after learning about a stunning new study that finds the removal of lymph nodes when treating breast cancer is not always necessary.6:45 a.m.
Bemidji State's overhaul means expanding some programs, cutting others The theater department at Bemidji State University is one of the casualties of an effort by Minnesota state colleges and universities to tighten their belts. Anticipating funding cuts as lawmakers deal with a $6.2 billion dollar state budget shortfall, many campuses have already chopped programs and positions.6:50 a.m.
Budget solutions unlikely to increase employment Given the size of the budget shortfall, however, any solution to the deficit is likely to painful. And economists say the available options --cutting spending or raising taxes - likely will cost jobs, not create them.7:20 a.m.
Dayton poised to unveil budget DFL Gov. Mark Dayton unveils his plan to erase the state's projected $6.2 billion state budget deficit on Tuesday. MPR's Tim Pugmire preview's the governor's announcement.7:35 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Egyptians Next Demand: Better Pay, Conditions
The mood in Egypt has gone from celebration to watchfulness as protesters, who brought down the government, wait to see what their military rulers have in store for them. Meanwhile, thousands of Egyptian state employees gathered in Cairo to demand better pay and working conditions.
Changes In Jordan May Lead To Criticizing Monarchy
Fallout from the Egyptian revolution is being felt across the Arab world. It's reached Jordan, where the ruling monarchy is facing pressure to update. Criticism of the royal family is rare, but lately some people have been speaking out against the queen.
Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Is All About Superlatives
The musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark is the most expensive musical ever, logged the most preview performances, the most injuries to cast members and the most negative reviews before the show officially opens. Audiences, however, are paying premium ticket prices and packing every performance.
Why Is Gas Cheaper In Midwest? Thank Canada
Oil coming in from Canada hits a pipeline bottleneck in Oklahoma — and that's translated to a slower rise in gas prices for drivers in the middle of the country. On the East and West Coasts, prices are jumping more sharply.
To Win Toddler Food Battles, Take A Softer Approach
Sick of pleading with her toddler to eat just one pea, an NPR member station reporter decided to find out if there's a better way to deal with picky eaters. She found that enforcing the "clean plate club" rule may not be the best policy.
For Kids, Self-Control Factors Into Future Success
Social scientists say three things matter for success in life: IQ, family's socioeconomic status and one thing that's easy to influence: self-control. A child's self-control in preschool helps predict possible health, substance abuse and financial problems later in life, researchers found.
Budget Battle Brewing On Capitol Hill
President Obama submits his annual budget proposal to Congress Monday. The debate already has started with Republicans over how to deal with the nation's huge deficit.
Greeting Cards That Celebrate A Rainbow Of Loves
If you're part of a same-sex couple, you'll be hard pressed to find a Valentine's Day card that fits your relationship. That problem led a small California company to start making cards for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples — and their family and friends.