Dollars and bills To raise taxes or not is emerging as a big question at the State Capitol.7:20 a.m.
Transit ridership up nationally Transit ridership in this country is up. Higher gasoline prices appear to be part of the reason. A check with some Twin Cities riders shows parking costs are also a factor.7:25 a.m.
Familiar names leaving Star Tribune About a dozen workers at the Star Tribune, including reporters, may be leaving the newspaper this week. They've accepted a buyout offer following the sale of the state's largest newspaper.7:55 a.m.
Monday Markets Cathy Wurzer gets an update on the marketplace from Minnesota Public Radio chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell.8:25 a.m.
State takes control of wolf population The state of Minnesota is back in charge of its gray wolf population. The federal government had been in control of the wolf for the past 30 years because it was under endangered species protection.8:35 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Overview: Parasitic Diseases Thrive in AIDS' Shadow
Parasitic diseases such as schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis have come to be called neglected diseases, even though they infect about 1 billion people worldwide and are easily preventable. But some international donors are trying to change that in Nigeria.
Invention May Help Troops Make a Rapid Ascent
A prize-winning device developed by an engineering student at MIT may soon help troops in Iraq and Afghanistan pull themselves quickly out of dangerous situations. "It's almost like falling upward," inventor Nathan Ball says of his gizmo.
Patti Austin Spins New Stories from Old Classics
Patti Austin is best known as an R&B singer. But on her new album, she reinterprets the American standards of George Gershwin — including the controversial song "Swanee," made famous — and infamous — by Al Jolson.
Bombing Kills Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq
A suicide bomber killed more than two dozen Shia on Sunday, a day after a regional conference in Baghdad focused on improving Iraqi security. The religious pilgrims killed in the attack were returning from the holy city of Karbala.
President Bush Defends U.S. Record in Latin America
President Bush visits Guatemala on Monday, the fourth stop on his five-nation tour of Latin America. The president made a seven-hour stop in Colombia on Sunday that was punctuated by anti-U.S. demonstrations. The Colombian capital had not welcomed a sitting U.S. president since Ronald Reagan visited in 1982.
Paperwork Slows Treatment for Wounded Soldier
Army Sgt. Chase Gean spent months at a Boston Veterans Affairs hospital after he was shot and paralyzed during fighting in Afghanistan. But he hasn't had a therapy session since Thanksgiving. That's because Gean hasn't been officially discharged from the Army.
China Nears Passage of Landmark Property Law
China's National People's Congress is on the brink of passing the most controversial law in the history of communist China. The law would protect private property by mandating compensation when the government expropriates it.
Local Immigration Law Challenged by ACLU
The ACLU is challenging an immigration ordinance passed last year by the town of Hazleton, Pa. The local ordinance would penalize employers who hire undocumented immigrants, and fine landlords who rent to them.