Luverne prepares for 'The War' Thursday is a big day in the city of Luverne, in southwest Minnesota. The town will host the world premiere of Ken Burns' new film "The War."6:50 a.m.
Council rejects Bridges of St. Paul project The St. Paul City Council dealt a fatal blow Wednesday night to a mega-retail and housing development project proposed for the city's riverfront. In a 5-2 vote, council members rejected the zoning changes necessary for the $1 billion Bridges of St. Paul project to go forward.7:20 a.m.
Fall theater season will be a busy one
When August turns to September, the trickle of plays on Twin Cities stages becomes a torrent. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic and Morning Edition arts commentator Dominic Papatola about what's to come.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate, Thompson Runs
While the rest of the Republican field lined up at their podia for the fifth debate of the year, Fred Thompson announced his candidacy on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and made his presence felt by airing his first campaign ad on Fox during the debate's commercial breaks.
Primary Jostling Complicates Campaign Cash Rules
With the presidential candidates running hard, the primary schedule is still up in the air, as states try to push to the head of the line. Depending on how the jostling plays out, it could make it harder — or easier — for candidates to raise cash.
German Officials Look for Others in Terror Plot
After German officials arrested three men for what they called an imminent and major attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel said "it shows the terrorist threat is real." Security officials are now seeking 10 more men they say are part of the alleged terrorist plot.
NIH: Create Action Plans to Control Kids' Asthma
Asthma accounts for two million emergency room visits a year, with September being the peak month for attacks that send children to hospital emergency rooms. The National Institutes of Health is encouraging doctors to create asthma action plans with young patients.
Letters: Virginia Tech, Mississippi Mourns
Listeners respond to the interview with Professor Ishmar Puri of Virginia Tech, who hid in Norris Hall during the mass killings there and asked the university not to raze that building. Several listeners took issue with a profile of Pontotoc, Miss., where four soldiers from the town were killed in Iraq.
Luciano Pavarotti Succumbs to Cancer at 71
Italian opera star Luciano Pavarotti died from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He was 71. His credentials were impeccable. Critics and fans swooned over his rich voice and his dramatic presence. But he also took his music to a wider audience, teaming with fellow tenors and pop stars.
Apple Slashes Price of iPhone by $200
When Apple rolled out the heavily hyped iPhone in June it cost a hefty $599. But it dropped the price to $399 on Wednesday, hoping to increase holiday sales. Apple wants to ship 10 million iPhones by the end of 2008.
AT&T Customizes Cell Phone Restrictions for Kids
For parents who want to stop their teenagers from making cell phone calls at 3 a.m. or sending text messages during class, AT&T has new tools to restrict who kids can communicate with, and when. AT&T lets parents customize their childrens' phone use. The cost is $5 a month.
Indian Software Firm to Outsource to U.S.
Indian software firm Wipro plans to open a big software design center in Atlanta. The Bangalore, India-based firm expects to hire around 500 computer programmers in the next three years. It's a curious turnabout from the much more familiar story: a U.S. software company creating jobs in India.