Renters put out by foreclosures As the number of Minnesota home foreclosures continues to rise, the problem is getting more attention from lawmakers, lenders and the media. But one group has gotten little notice, namely renters.6:24 a.m.
May a month with many wildfires in Minnesota Historical records show that May is a month when many wildfires occur in Minnesota. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about that, and about a weather phenomenon called a gravity wave.6:54 a.m.
Dry weather fueling Ham Lake fire Warm and dry weather is helping the Ham Lake fire along the Gunflint Trail to grow. It has burned 47 square miles, and officials have expanded the evacuation area. Firefighters are hoping for better weather. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Tim Post, who's in Grand Marais.7:24 a.m.
Minneapolis residents seek answers about lakes contamination About 50 Minneapolis residents resisted the lure of a beautiful spring evening and instead spent several hours inside a church overlooking Lake Calhoun Thursday night. They were there to learn more about a perfluoronated chemical that has contaminated fish in Calhoun and other nearby lakes.7:50 a.m.
Minnesota's Tibetan monks chant for their homeland Minnesota has a strong choral tradition, but starting this weekend, it will get a taste of a very different type of chorus. The Dalai Lama's tantric choir will visit from the Gyuto monastery in Dharmasala, India for a series of concerts. There's a reason they're coming here. Five of the choir members live in Minneapolis.7:55 a.m.
Marine General Testifies at Haditha Hearing
A two-star Marine general testifies that he didn't know questions were being raised about the deaths of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha until months after the killings took place.
Removing His Tattoos, But Gang Scars Remain
Gabriel Hinojas spent more than half his life in a Los Angeles gang, but he's decided to quit. He's even having his gang tattoos removed. But still he worries that his young son will end up following in his earlier footsteps.
Pope Makes Appeal to Brazil's Youth
Pope Benedict XVI addresses a screaming crowd of tens of thousands of young people at a soccer stadium in Sao Paolo, urging them to be builders of a new society inspired by universal moral values. The pontiff is in the middle of a five-day visit to Brazil.
Italy Debates Church v. State, Family Values
Catholics will hold a rally Saturday in support of "family values" in Rome. But a competing demonstration will target what critics see as the church's interference in Italian politics.
New Standards Set for U.S. Trade Partners
The Bush administration and Hill Democrats agree on new guidelines for trade policy. U.S. trade partners must guarantee workers the right to organize, demand a ban on child labor and prohibit forced labor. The deal comes as the U.S. trade deficit hits a new high.
Mother's Day Turns 100
The 100th anniversary of Mother's Day will be observed Sunday with a $16 billion commercial blitz of cards, flowers and restaurant meals. It originated as a simple tribute to mothers marked by the wearing of a single white carnation.
Brother, Can You Spare a Song?
A new collection from Smithsonian Folkways brings together performances by Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly and other artists. The simple theme: money — fortunes made, fortunes lost and fortunes desired.