Weather with Mark Seeley University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to a beautiful summer weekend.6:54 a.m.
GOP senate leaders reject Olson Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are say they will not welcome Rep. Mark Olson, R-Big Lake, into their caucus if Olson wins a special senate election this fall.7:19 a.m.
Future Tense with Jon Gordon The conflict between Russia and Georgia has apparently spilled into cyberspace. Russian-controlled computers are said to have launched attacks against Georgian-controlled Web sites as early as July 20.8:20 a.m.
In Colin Cotterill's Laos, Dead Men Do Tell Tales
For two years, the author lived in a Laotian hospital, in an apartment above the operating room. His experiences there inspired characters — including a country coroner — for the books he would later write.
Cuban Doctor Found Home, Healing In U.S.
In 1963, Dr. Gustavo Mestas and his family escaped from Cuba and Fidel Castro's communist regime. His daughter, Ileana Smith, was 10 at the time. When she asked about their move recently, her father responded with a laugh. "That is a very complex problem," he said.
Rice Delivers Cease-Fire Proposal To Georgia
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi with the goal of getting Russian combat forces out of the former Soviet country. Rice is carrying a draft cease-fire that requires Russia to withdraw combat troops and allows peacekeepers to remain in the flash-point separatist region.
Russian Troops Keep Grip On South Ossetia
Russia say tens of thousands of people have been displaced from South Ossetia, where the conflict erupted a week ago. Fighting has largely stopped in the area, but reports of looting and banditry continue.
Candidate's Campaign Rebuts 'The Obama Nation'
A new round of books attacking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama have hit store shelves, including The Obama Nation. That's been penned by one of the co-authors of the Swift Boat book from the 2004 election. What role might the latest publishing salvos play in the November election?
Dallas Fends Off Housing Downturn
Jeff Updike, who specializes in residential real estate in Dallas, says the number of home sales there is down, but prices are up. The economy in Dallas has fended off the worst of the housing downturn.
'Dead Zones' Multiplying In World's Oceans
A global study shows the number of "dead zones" — areas of ocean with too little oxygen for most marine life — has increased by one-third since 1995. In the latest issue of the journal Science, researchers say these polluted waters are the leading threat to life in coastal oceans.
With Juneau's Power Restored, Conservation Drops
Juneau, Alaska, was forced into radical electricity conservation earlier this year when electrical transmission lines were destroyed in an avalanche. Residents managed to cut their electrical consumption by more than 30 percent. Now that the repairs have been completed, usage has crept back up.
Inflation Rate Grows, Driven By Energy, Food Costs
The Department of Labor says inflation is growing at the fastest rate in 17 years. The Consumer Price Index was up about 5.5 percent from a year ago. Energy and food prices drove the increase in July. With oil prices falling, inflation could slow in August, but the pain may linger.