'Save that snag' for red-headed woodpeckers Red-headed woodpeckers, a bird once common to Minnesota, are in serious decline. A new group is developing plans for saving the bird's favorite habitat: dead trees.6:51 a.m.
Eclipse rises again A popular St. Paul teen hangout that's been closed for several years has risen again.7:54 a.m.
Future Tense with Jon Gordon Daniel Wilson, who has a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, has published a list of ten potentially "genius" inventions.8:20 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Petraeus: 'Long, Hard Slog' In Iraq
The top U.S. military commander in Iraq says the country has seen significant progress in the past year, but there are many tough miles ahead. This fall, he takes over as head of U.S. Central Command.
Plan To Unsnarl Chicago Rail Hits Snags In Suburbs
Transportation experts call Chicago's railroad congestion a "calamity." Trains can take two days just to get through the city. But a company's bypass plan has led to anger in neighboring areas, where residents fear new delays and traffic problems.
Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Had Affinity For Details
Army Cpl. Jon Ayers was a by-the-book kind of guy. At age 3, he got upset when his dad's church shoes were unpolished. In high school, he joined ROTC and honed his attention to detail. Ayers was killed as he defended his post in Afghanistan this month during the deadliest Taliban attack on U.S. forces in three years.
Deadly Blasts Boost Political Tensions In Turkey
Two bombs went off Sunday in a crowded neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It was the deadliest attack against civilians in Turkey in five years, and it happened on the eve of court deliberations on whether to ban the Islamic-oriented ruling party for allegedly trying to undermine secularism.
Olympic Security Rules Rile Beijing Business Owners
Business owners in Beijing have a lot of complaints about restrictions that the Chinese government has placed on them ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games. The challenge is to keep the foreign media from finding out.
Navajo President Weighs Ban On Public Smoking
The Navajo Nation Council has approved a ban on cigarettes and chewing tobacco in public places across its reservation, which spans Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. The tribe's president has 10 days to either veto or sign the ban into law.
Comic Convention Draws Record Crowds
The annual Comic-Con in San Diego drew record numbers of attendees over the weekend, from fans dressed like Darth Vader to Hollywood studio executives in suits. The presence of movie studios and video game companies has grown at the pop culture gathering over the years, as they look to connect even more with loyal legions of fans.