Xcel working to restore power in east metro Xcel energy crews are out this morning restoring power to customers mostly in the east metro. At one point on Sunday, about 10,000 people lost electricity. The company says the cause was damp weather and road salt spray that affected transformers and electric poles. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Tom Hoen, a spokesman for Xcel Energy.6:25 a.m.
What our masks reveal about ourselves A Minneapolis photographer uses an ancient art form to get her subjects to examine their inner selves. Barbara Cummard leads workshops where people make face masks revealing something about who they are on the inside, which she then captures on film.6:50 a.m.
Gov. Pawlenty to release budget proposal Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to lay out his plan this week for balancing the state budget. His proposal comes on the heels of bad news; a forecast last week said the state's projected deficit has increased to almost a billion dollars. Balancing the budget is just one of several jobs facing lawmakers in the Minnesota Legislature this session. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck has been following developments up at the Capitol.7:20 a.m.