Finding balanced view of the US-Dakota War of 1862 This year, we are marking the 150th anniversary of the U.S-Dakota War of 1862, one of the most significant and controversal chapters in Minnesota history. It's a challenging subject to tackle, but one that people in Minnesota need to understand.6:50 a.m.
Bullying task force split on goals With less than a month left before it's supposed to offer up recommendations, the Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of Bullying is split over its goals.7:25 a.m.
Small towns bear brunt of flood damage The city of Duluth grabbed headlines following flooding that surged across northeast Minnesota nearly three weeks ago. But several small towns just to the southwest suffered some of the most extensive damage.7:35 a.m.
Black-Lung Rule Loopholes Leave Miners Vulnerable
An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity has revealed widespread and persistent gaming of the system that's designed to measure and control the coal mine dust that causes the deadly disease.
Patriot Coal Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Demand for coal is at its lowest point in more than two decades. That's in part because of milder winters and a shift to cheaper natural gas. Coal companies are also facing tough new rule proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency for building new coal-fired power plants. Shares for most coal producers have taken a big hit because of these factors and the slow global economy.
'Globals' Generation Focuses On Experience
For a growing number of U.S. college students and young adults, the idea of building an American dream is to think internationally. They are a group that pollster John Zogby is now calling "the first globals."
My American Dream Sounds Like Rubén Blades
For Robin D.G. Kelley, Blades' 1984 song "Buscando America" echoes his mother's experience of coming to this country, and exposes the painful struggle that is the cost of fulfilling the American dream.
NAACP Issues HIV-AIDS Manual For Black Churches
African-Americans suffer some of the highest rates of HIV and AIDS in the country. The NAACP says it's time for one of the most important institutions in the black community, the church, to help combat those numbers. The NAACP has released a manual especially designed for clergy to assist in discussions about HIV-AIDS as a social justice issue with their parishioners.
China's Post-Olympic Woe: How To Fill An Empty Nest
Every four years, organizers of the Olympic Games promise that expensive facilities will be put to good use after the crowds depart. But saddled with high maintenance costs, Beijing's Olympic venues, such as the Bird's Nest stadium, are struggling to find an afterlife.
'Sports Tax Man' Is A Financial Quarterback
When pro athletes want help comparing contracts, they turn to financial advisers. CPA Robert Raioli advises athletes on contracts, financial decisions and tax compliance. On Twitter he's known as Sports Tax Man. His tweets calculate players' earnings per game, per inning and per point.
Google May Pay Fine To Settle FTC Charges
Google is reportedly set to pay a $22.5 million settlement. The fine would resolve charges Google snuck past Apple's privacy settings for users of Apple's browser. According to The Wall Street Journal, this would be the highest fine ever imposed on a single company by the Federal Trade Commission. Google has not admitted to any wrongdoing.