Airport flood project stirs the waters in St. Paul St. Paul is preparing to address an ongoing problem with flooding on the Mississippi River. The St. Paul City Council holds a public hearing Wednesday night about a controversial proposal to build a flood wall and dike to protect the downtown St. Paul Airport.6:50 a.m.
Committee defeats marriage amendment Ending more than a year of gridlock, a Senate committee today finally held a hearing on -- and then voted down -- a controversial bill that would put the definition of marriage on November's ballot as an amendment to the state constitution.7:20 a.m.
Police make arrests in Uptown killing Minneapolis police have two people behind bars and are searching for three others in connection with last month's fatal shooting in the Uptown neighborhood.7:25 a.m.
Alzheimer's tied to education level Researchers at the Mayo Clinic now have found a stronger link between education levels and developing Alzheimer's.They've also found that close to fifteen percent of senior citizens suffer from the pre-cursor to Alzheimer's.8:25 a.m.
Lynx hold #1 pick in today's WNBA draft
It is a big day for the Minnesota Lynx. The team has the #1 pick in today's WNBA draft, which takes place at noon in Boston. The Lynx are hoping this draft will be a turning point after a disappointing season in which they traded away their leading scorer, Katie Smith. Roger Griffith is the chief operating officer for the Timberwolves and Lynx organization.8:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Saddam Admits Approving Death Sentences
Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein confirms in court that he approved death sentences for Shiite villagers in the early 1980s, saying they were guilty of attempting to assassinate him. A day earlier, the government filed charges of genocide against Saddam for his treatment of Iraq's Kurdish minority in the 1980s.
Afghan Justice System Fails to Win Public Trust
Judges and prosecutors often lack legal training in Afghanistan's courts. The weakness of the courts is one reason most Afghans still turn to informal community courts. But that system is riddled with human-rights issues.
Massachusetts May Require Health Insurance for All
The Massachusetts legislature has enacted a bill designed to provide health insurance for nearly all its citizens. If Gov. Mitt Romney signs it, the state would become the first in the nation to require all individuals to have health coverage or pay a penalty.
Beatles' Record Firm, Apple Computer Return to Court
The Beatles' record company, Apple Corps is in court in London fighting Apple Computer over the iTunes Music Store. It's the latest battle in a long-running dispute with the U.S. company over the apple logo. Apple Corps says Apple Computer has violated an earlier agreement by using the logo on its iTunes Music site.
Identifying Sick Building Syndrome
You may think a bug is going around the office that is causing headaches and skin irritation, but it may be polluted air inside the office. This illness is called "sick building syndrome." Renee Montagne talks with an industrial hygienist about the possibility that your workplace is making you sick.
New Jersey Town Looks to Build Energy-Efficient Housing
Low-income residents of Patterson, N.J., may one day move into homes with energy bills that are practically nothing. The houses will be super-efficient, and include solar panels that will allow the residents to sell power back to their local utility companies during the summer months. Planners say the houses don't cost much more to build than traditional homes.
Senate Immigration Vote on Hold
Members of the Senate wanted to vote this week on an immigration bill. It is unclear, however, if that will happen. The debate concerning overhauling the law has been emotionally charged. Steve Inskeep talks with David Welna.
1986 Law Offers Clues for Immigration Debate
In 1986, Congress passed a sweeping law meant to end illegal immigration. Although many now consider the Immigration Reform and Control Act a failure, Congress is revisiting many of its provisions in the current immigration debate. Renee Montagne talks with Louis DeSipio, associate professor of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California at Irvine.