Young farmer shares new vision for Hmong farming Visit any farmers market in the Twin Cities and you're likely to see Hmong vendors selling raspberries, sweet onions, and other produce they've grown. Farming runs deep in the Hmong culture. However, many Hmong farmers are isolated both by culture and language from the rest of U.S. agriculture.7:25 a.m.
Justin Morneau featured in book aimed at youth Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is featured in a new book, "Before the Glory: 20 Baseball Heroes Talk About Growing Up and Turning Hard Times into Home Runs." The book highlights players talking about their childhood and some of the challenges they faced growing up.7:50 a.m.
Harry Potter mania strikes adults, too Thousands of people are expected to wait in line at Minnesota bookstores to get their copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," when it is released just after midnight Saturday morning. Morning Edition arts commentator Dominic Papatola understands why.8:20 a.m.
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Democrats Fail to Win Troop Withdrawal From Iraq
Democrats have found out again that they do not have the votes to stop the war in Iraq. But they do have the power to bring up the subject again and again. And they say they're planning to do that, despite another setback this week.
U.S. Exit from Iraq Full of Unknowns
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Pakistan's Musharraf Faces Growing Pressure
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Fed Chief: Inflation on the March
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Drop in eBay Items Concerns Investors
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Business Neophytes Share Perils
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