Orchestra musicians signal movement in lockout talks There appears to be shift, however small, in the standoff between musicians and management in the Minnesota Orchestra dispute. With a management-set midnight deadline for a deal looming last night, both sides said they have been exchanging information with the mediator.6:45 a.m.
What caused the downtown Winona fire? Rubble from the building where fire officials believe the blaze began early Friday morning - the Islamic Center of Winona - has been carted to the city's central fire station where investigators are combing through the debris.7:25 a.m.
Minnesota Opera to stage Stephen King's 'The Shining' Stephen King's novel, "The Shining," is going to become an opera, more than 35 years after it was turned into a movie. The Minnesota Opera will stage "The Shining" in 2016. Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr talked with the Minnesota Opera's artistic director Dale Johnson about how "The Shining" was chosen.7:45 a.m.
Lawmakers to revisit minimum wage debate A minimum wage debate is expected to be reheated when state lawmakers return for the start of the 2014 legislative session. Democrats in the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton's office want workers to be paid more, but to pass a bill they will have to find a wage they can agree on.8:25 a.m.
Kill's latest siezure raises questions once again Two of the University of Minnesota Gophers head football coach Jerry Kill's assistants tell the Star Tribune that Kill will not resign after his latest seizure during a game. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about any fallout from the latest incident.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
U.S. Allies Meet In Paris On Syria Plan
Diplomacy on Syria shifts to the United Nations, where the Security Council on Monday will hear what chemical weapons inspectors found when they visited the scene of last month's deadly gas attack. At the same time, Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris to talk to allies about the U.S.-Russian agreement on getting rid of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
Germany's Refugee Policy Tested By New Arrivals
As many as 5,000 Syrian refugees are moving to Germany this month, but they aren't receiving the warmest welcome in a country where a growing number of Germans are unhappy about the steady stream of asylum seekers. Fanning the flames are extremists, who want Germany to close its doors to refugees.
Technology Transforms TV Ratings And Ad Sales
How are television ratings being done these days? It was only about a decade ago that TiVos and other DVRs started showing up in U.S. households. And more and more, we're watching TV online and on demand. How is the new technology changing the science of television ratings?
Fall TV: A Whole Lot Of Trouble On The Home Front
Too many new network sitcoms center on adult children and their crotchety old parents — and even more sitcoms revolve around families. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about new fall TV.
Crowded Field Tries To Make Baseball's Post Season
The end of Major League Baseball's regular season is less than two weeks away. It's the time of year when a long plodding season breaks into an all-out sprint among teams trying to qualify for the playoffs. The field this year is especially crowded as a few of the usual suspects are joined in the chase by some newcomers.
Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help
If obesity were a disease, would you be more likely to seek medical help because insurance would pay for treatment? Or would you feel stigmatized and just give up? That's the debate surrounding increased efforts to classify obesity as a disease.
South, North Koreans To Return To Kaesong Complex
South Korean managers are heading back to their factories at a complex located just north of the Demilitarized Zone. They're teaming up with North Korean workers to test-run idle assembly lines. The complex has been closed for five months because of political tensions between the two countries.
Chili's To Install Table-Top Computers Screens
Chili's Grill & Bar is leading the way in digital dining. The restaurant chain is installing table-top computer screens to allow customers to place orders and swipe their credit card, according to The Wall Street Journal.