The making of the vice president There has been lots of speculation about running mates lately: Will Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama join forces for a so-called "dream ticket?" Might Gov. Tim Pawlenty be angling to run alongside John McCain? History has some clues.7:20 a.m.
State lawmakers return Tuesday after long Easter break State transportation officials say it's still not clear whether they can repair the Highway 23 brdige in St. Cloud, but either way, they'll look at new funding approved by the Legislature to help speed up a replacement. That's one of several issues expected to come up this week at the Capitol.7:25 a.m.
New movie is based on old-time Duluth football team A new movie with Duluth as its backdrop opens next week. "Leatherheads," a comedy about the early days of professional football, is loosely based on the real-life Duluth Eskimos. A local historian tells us more about the Eskimos.7:50 a.m.
Financial markets with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest on investment bank Bear Stearns, the gold market, and other economic news.7:55 a.m.
Report: American Death Toll in Iraq War Hits 4,000
The Iraq war has claimed at least 4,000 American lives, according to the Associated Press. One of those Americans — Maj. Alan Greg Rogers — was killed in January. Rogers' cousin, Cathy Long, and best friend, Shay Hill, gathered with other extended family earlier this month to bury him at Arlington National Cemetery.
Border Fence A Great Divide For Texas Landowners
The federal government has sued dozens of Texas landowners in the Rio Grande Valley to gain access to their property to build a border fence. Some residents fear for their homes, while others worry about environmental fallout.
Gen. Petraeus to Update Bush on Strategy in Iraq
President Bush on Monday will get an updated report on the U.S. military strategy in Iraq by Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq. Petraeus' briefing will form the basis of his testimony before Congress next month.
Detroit Braces for 'Roller Coaster' Kilpatrick Case
Detroit's Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick learned Monday whether he'd face perjury or other related charges. A county prosecutor has been investigating the mayor after the publication of racy text messages allegedly written between him and a former top aide.
Senate Vote to Authorize War Shadows Clinton
In 2002, the Senate voted 77-23 to give President Bush the power to go to war in Iraq. Although Hillary Clinton says she would not vote to authorize the war again, her vote remains part of the backdrop of her presidential campaign.
Fed Weighs Unprecedented Move to Calm Markets
The Federal Reserve and the central banks of Europe and the U.K. may be considering a radical move to stabilize the financial markets: using taxpayer money to buy back high-risk subprime mortgage-backed securities — those at the heart of the housing crisis.
Teens Bring Laptops to South African Children
Two sisters from Boston, along with their family and school, join forces with an American nonprofit organization to provide laptop computers to underprivileged children in South Africa.
Illinois-Shaped Corn Flake Nets $1,350 on eBay
A single corn flake just sold on eBay for $1,350. Obviously, it's no ordinary flake. It's shaped like the state of Illinois. Now, eBay also has a corn flake shaped like Florida and a potato chip shaped like Hawaii.
Obama Speech a Major Topic at Easter Services
On Easter Sunday, the new pastor at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ delivered a sermon titled "How to Handle a Public Lynching." The controversy stemming from the sermons of Trinity's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and the speech on race by one of the church's members, Barack Obama, was a major topic at many other churches.
Poll Shows Clinton Gaining as Pa. Primary Nears
The Pennsylvania presidential primary is less than a month away. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are still battling it out for the Democratic nomination, and Republican Sen. John McCain plans a speech on foreign policy on the heels of his Mideast trip.