Roseville students raise money for Darfur A group of students at Roseville Area High School has organized a fundraiser to help people in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. The event features journalist Nick Clooney, who traveled to Darfur a year ago with his actor son George.6:50 a.m.
Have we seen the last frost?
MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about the warming weather.6:55 a.m.
Minnesota House approves smoking ban The "Freedom to Breathe" bill they debated has one major
exemption: Local officials could authorize ventilated smoking rooms
in bars, where customers could light up but wouldn't be able to
order food or drink because no employees would be allowed to enter.7:20 a.m.
A new deal for the Twins The Minnesota Twins are now locked into a 30-year lease at their new ballpark in downtown Minneapolis. The deal sets the team up to receive nearly all the revenue generated within the park when it opens in 2010.7:50 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Master Cellist, Conductor Rostropovich Dies at 80
Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich, who courageously fought for the rights of Soviet-era dissidents and later triumphantly played Bach suites below the crumbling Berlin Wall, died Friday in Moscow. He was 80.
The Food Revolution of Alice Waters' Chez Panisse
With her famed Berkeley, Calif., restaurant, Alice Waters helped give rise to a new cuisine based on locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Waters and her biographer look back at her offbeat and memorable eatery, Chez Panisse.
Parents Recall Daughter Who Changed Their World
Liddy Horsey was born with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. She didn't reach her ninth birthday — but she changed her parents' lives. Thom Horsey and Karen Manning Horsey recently spoke of how grateful they are.
Presidential Hopefuls Target Bush in Debate
All eight Democratic presidential candidates were on stage Thursday night in South Carolina for their first debate in the 2008 run for the White House. The state has set an early presidential primary.
Oldest CEO Draws Fans to Denver
The man believed to be the country's oldest CEO, 106-year-old "Papa Jack" Weil, is a favorite of customers at Rockmount Ranch Wear, the western clothing apparel company Weil founded in 1946.
The Joy of Driving a Minivan
There's at least one father who drives a minivan and is totally fine with it. In fact, he's a little sick of people saying they're emasculating, and calling them "mom-mobiles." There are pleasures and virtues in driving a minivan through town.
Genetically Modified Alfalfa Tested in Court
A federal judge halted the planting and sale of genetically engineered alfalfa and is expected to hear arguments Friday on whether the ban should stay in place while the government carries out a lengthy environmental study.
Sudan's Darfur Is Home to Tragedy, Optimism
The conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur has raged for four years. More than 200,000 people have been killed, and more than two million have been driven from their homes. But there are optimists in the midst of the tragedy.