Eyes on the border Federal law enforcement activity is increasing on the border between the U.S. and Canada. For decades, a small contingent of Border Patrol agents was assigned there. New high-tech air support is changing that.7:20 a.m.
Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell about the latest economic news.7:53 a.m.
Republicans are moving in The 2008 Republican National Convention is now less than a year away and preparations are gearing up throughout the Twin Cities.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Pakistan Court Weighs Musharraf Re-Election Bid
Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf got in political trouble this year by challenging his country's Supreme Court. Now that court is hearing petitions asking that Musharraf, a key U.S. ally against al-Qaida, be disqualified from running for re-election.
U.S. Establishes Outposts in Iraq Neighborhoods
The U.S. 82nd Airborne moved into northeast Baghdad eight months ago and has been living in combat outposts in the middle of Shiite, Sunni and mixed neighborhoods. Commanders on the ground say they are seeing slow but steady progress on security.
First Race Teaches Huckabee to Trust His Instincts
Mike Huckabee has ignored campaign advice that runs counter to his instincts ever since he lost a U.S. Senate bid in 1992. Consultants had advised the Baptist pastor to attack his opponent, Sen. Dale Bumpers, and the strategy backfired.
Letters: Story on Iraqi Dentist and a Correction
A 24-year-old Iraqi dentist's struggle to lead a normal life in Baghdad gives a refreshing look at how Iraqis cope in the wake of war. A correction: water was not an accidental find resulting from the construction of a pipeline deep under the Sahara Desert.
O.J. Simpson Arrested
The former football star is being held without bail in Las Vegas on charges related to an alleged armed robbery of sports memorabilia. His arrest may be the start of a new legal odyssey for the fomer runningback that could end with prison time.
Bonds' Record Home Run Baseball Auctioned
The baseball that Barry Bonds pounded out of the park for his record-breaking home run was auctioned over the weekend. It was grabbed by a 21-year-old college student who decided to sell it. An unidentified bidder bought the ball for more than $750,000.
Greenspan Memoir Critical of Republicans
Ex-Fed Chief Alan Greenspan will see whether his words will move books as well as markets when his memoir The Age of Turbulence goes on sale. It is already making headlines for its criticism of fellow Republicans over what he Greenspan calls "out of control" federal spending.
Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Stump in Iowa
Six Democratic presidential hopefuls attended a steak fry sponsored by Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin. As many as 12,000 people attended the annual feast in Indianola, and the candidates used the opportunity to discuss the Iraq war.
EU Court Defeats Microsoft in Antitrust Case
A European Union court rules that Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, uses its Windows operating system to choke off competition. The case stems from a complaint that Microsoft abused its dominance in personal computers to push out smaller rivals.
GM to Debut 'Volt' Hybrid by 2010
General Motors says it plans to have its next-generation hybrid car, the Volt, on the market by 2010. But GM is taking a major gamble. The battery that will power the car doesn't exist yet.