A battle over the budget A fight is shaping up at the Capitol. Gov. Pawlenty and the DFL-controlled Legislature are clashing over the budget. The governor has already vetoed the bonding bill that hit his desk last week, and he's ready to reject more bills as they come his way.6:24 a.m.
Suicide prevention programs struggle for funding If Minnesotans were dying from something every year at a higher rate than homicide, AIDS, and DWI combined, one might think state policy makers would be doing everything they could to prevent it.7:55 a.m.
Monday Markets The latest talk in the business world is all about takeovers.8:25 a.m.
Fire burning up the Gunflint Trail Firefighters are having a difficult time trying to control a wildfire at the end of the Gunflint Trail in Minnesota's Arrowhead region. Fire information officer Jeff Edmonds says at least 8,000 acres have burned, and the fire is growing.8:35 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Sarkozy Wins Resounding Victory in French Vote
Conservative Nicolas Sarkozy is the new president of France. He easily defeated Socialist Segolene Royal in a runoff vote Sunday. Sarkozy ran on a platform of economic and social reform. Minor protests greeted news of his win.
Intelligence Community Unites for 'Analysis 101'
Since the fiasco with pre-war intelligence on Iraq, there's been a push to reinvent the way analysis is done. For the first time, the CIA, FBI and other agencies are being thrown into a classroom together.
Stanford Center Advocates for Fair Use on Web
The Fair Use Project at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society seeks to lay the groundwork for artists and academics to use copyrighted work without permission in certain situations.
Record Crowd Bares All for Mexico City Photo
Eighteen thousand people got naked at Mexico City's immense Zocalo Square early Sunday for photographer Spencer Tunick, who has shot large crowds in cities from Cleveland to Barcelona. This was his largest group shot yet.
Democratic Hopefuls Court Black Mayors' Group
Many Democratic presidential hopefuls paid a visit National Conference of Black Mayors in Baton Rouge, La. The candidates hit many hot issues: Hurricane Katrina, taxes, foreign policy, poverty and the environment.
Senate Set to Vote on Drug-Import Bill
The Senate is expected to vote Monday on a plan to let consumers legally buy prescription drugs from other countries. Support for importing drugs has grown despite safety concerns posed by the Food and Drug Administration and the drug industry.
Getting to the Bottom of Food Safety Issues
The chemical melamine, a contaminant tied to pet deaths and illnesses, was found mixed into the feed of 20 million chickens throughout the United States last week. Many Americans are waiting for FDA action.
Southern California Teen Wins Culinary Award
Amanda Nunez of San Diego, a high-school senior and part-time pastry chef, has been named Best Teen Chef 2007 in a competition hosted by The Art Institutes. Her version of sauteed pork medallions and tortilla soup beat 22 rivals.
What's Behind the Rise in Gas Prices?
Gasoline prices have started to climb above $3 a gallon. What's behind the jump? Higher crude oil prices and refineries that are struggling to keep up with demand.