Climatologist says pace of temperature change is remarkable MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a new study on climate change which looks at temperatures going back to the last Ice Age. He also explains the snowy start to March in much of Minnesota. Seeley also has the forecast, which includes rain.6:55 a.m.
Federal employees are first to feel sequester's effects It's been almost a week since the across-the-board federal budget cuts started going into effect. Many of the more than 21,000 federal employees who live and work in Minnesota are starting to get furlough notices. Some are putting off big purchases and travel in expectation of losing as much as a month of pay between now and September.7:20 a.m.
World Baseball Classic mixes up Twins spring training Tonight in Phoenix, the United States plays Mexico in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. A dozen players from the Minnesota Twins organization are participating, including catcher Joe Mauer and closer Glenn Perkins who are playing for the United States.7:25 a.m.
U.S. To Honor India Gang-Rape Victim
The 23-year-old Indian woman who died after she was gang-raped in New Delhi last December is being honored by the U.S. State Department. Secretary of State John Kerry will posthumously confer the International Women of Courage award on Friday, which is also International Women's Day.
Displaced Syrians Bring Life To Ancient 'Dead Cities'
Millions of Syrians who have fled their homes are finding refuge in unimaginable places. In the northern province of Idlib, displaced Syrians have found shelter in ancient archaeological ruins that until recently were frozen in time. In some cases, the living share space with the dead.
Persian Empire Treasure Begins U.S. Tour
The Cyrus Cylinder — an ancient clay piece considered the oldest declaration of human rights — is in the U.S. for the first time. The symbol of Persian tolerance arrives in Washington as formal relations between Iran and the U.S. remain strained. Renee Montagne talks to professor Ahmad Karimi of the University of Maryland about the history of this ancient cultural icon.
Pandora Begins Search For Next CEO
Joseph Kennedy's announcement that he's leaving the popular music streaming service came as a surprise. As CEO, Kennedy oversaw Pandora's development of technology that allows users to tailor their own digital music stream — building a base of 67 million listeners.
Ally Financial Only Big Bank To Fail Fed's Test
The Federal Reserve has released the results of another round of "stress tests" on the nation's biggest banks. Most did well, with 17 out of 18 passing. But some banks were better prepared than others to withstand a sharp downturn.
Lego Looks Into Licensing Deal With 'The Simpsons'
The Danish toy company is talking with 20th Century Fox, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Lisa and Bart and the rest of the family may take on whole new lives as tiny, chunky plastic mini-figures.