New Emmer ad funded by new business money A group funded by Minnesota corporations has recently started running a TV ad praising Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer. The ad is the latest effort by an independent group that hopes to influence elections.7:20 a.m.
Essayist offers a way out of road construction Have you noticed the traffic cones? The bottlenecks? All the detours? It's highway repair season in Minnesota. And this year, the repairs seem to be going on everywhere. But essayist Peter Smith says there's a way around all the construction, and it just a few keystrokes away.7:45 a.m.
Wireless companies to roll out higher-speed data service Major wireless companies are all rolling out higher-speed data services for smart phones and portable computers as more customers use their phones to check e-mail, surf the web, watch video and use social media sites, and the Twin Cities market may be next.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Cameron Arrives For Maiden U.S. Visit
British Prime Minister David Cameron will have talks Tuesday with President Obama at the White House. Their agenda is likely to be dominated by discussions about Afghanistan and the international economic crisis.
Eating Nutritiously A Struggle When Money Is Scarce
The Williamsons of Carlisle, Pa., live well below the poverty line. And in the family's struggle to obtain enough food, nutrition sometimes takes a back seat to necessity. Hunger in America is complicated. It's not just getting enough food, but getting the right food -- and making the right choices.
Gulf Relief Efforts Take On New Orleans Flavor
In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, a nonprofit organization called Environment America has started a campaign called "Gumbo for the Gulf," and the Louisiana-based Abita Brewing Co. is donating a portion of sales of it's new "Save Our Shores" pilsner to Gulf relief.
Low Cost Of Maine Lobster Sinks Profits
Maine's industry is thriving, with over 75 million pounds of lobster caught last year. But over the past few years, the price at the docks has dropped. Lobstermen are trying to stay afloat.
Donors Meet On Afghanistan Aid
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is attending a donors' conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, along with representatives of 70 nations in an effort to shore up the country.
American Jews Battle Israeli Conversion Bill
A delegation of Jewish leaders from the U.S. is in Israel lobbying against the proposed legislation, and they are calling the situation one of the most serious internal crises to hit the Jewish world in recent years.
Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas Toyota
Japanese carmaker Toyota said Tuesday it has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in New York that wants documents related to problems in the steering mechanism of some Toyota cars. Toyota said the subpoena didn't specify which models were under investigation.
At Amazon, E-Book Sales Outpace Hardbacks
This past spring and early summer, Amazon sold 143 e-books for every 100 hardcover books, a gap that is widening quickly. Amazon says consumers love the convenience of e-books; they probably like the price, too.