Truck stop travails Pat Boone works at Trails Travel Center, a truck stop in Albert Lea, where a lot of truckers are hunkered down waiting out the storm.6:50 a.m.
Snow storm takes the state
Cathy Wurzer talkes with University of Minnesota climitologist Mark Seeley about the winter storm.6:55 a.m.
It snows, they work Minnesotans may give little thought to what it takes to clear the roads, so we took a ride along on a plow to find out what it's like.7:25 a.m.
Marine from Maple Lake dies in Iraq A U.S. Marine from Maple Lake, Minnesota was killed Wednesday during combat in Iraq. The Defense Department says Sgt. Chad Allen, 25, was killed in Al Anbar province.7:50 a.m.
Park Point, Duluth snowed in Cathy Wurzer talked with Captain Tom Mackay, a resident of Park Point, Duluth which has been buried in drifting snow.7:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Tornado Gave Alabama School Officials Hard Choice
Tornadoes took at least 20 lives across the South Thursday, including eight at a high school in Enterprise, Ala. Officials decided not to send students home by bus. Then the school took a direct hit and the roof collapsed.
Bush's Katrina Tour Focuses on Success Stories
President Bush's visit to New Orleans and Mississippi avoids areas that still show the worst of Katrina's wrath in favor of rebuilt homes. Critics say many federal funds earmarked for the rebuilding effort are not being spent.
New Orleans Seeks to Solve Teacher Shortage
Democrats in Congress have introduced a proposal to give more money to New Orleans teachers, hoping to thwart a severe shortfall of educators in a city that has seen younge people return faster than their teachers.
Islamic Group's Wrath Stokes Fears in Gaza
A violent group in Gaza has murdered prostitutes and destroyed a variety of businesses in the name of Islam. Some worry the crimes are meant to impose a wider Islamist social order in the area.
Senior Taliban Commander Held in Pakistan
A senior Taliban commander is in custody in Pakistan. Pakistan security forces raided a home in the southwestern city of Quetta earlier this week. The man is described as a former Taliban defense minister.
A Belated Thanks for Saving a Father's Life
A story about a heroic air-traffic controller prompts a listener to share a long-held wish — and a family gets a chance to thank the controller who saved the life of many people by averting a midair disaster three decades ago.
Four Banks Tied to Insider-Trading Scheme
Federal authorities say they have broken up one of the biggest insider trading rings since the 1980s. Prosecutors charged 13 people Thursday in a $15 million scheme involving four top investment banks.
House Passes Bill on Union Vote
The House has passed a bill that would make it easier for workers to create a union. Employees could simply sign a card instead of having to hold a secret ballot election.