Poll: Most Minnesotans unhappy with Bush The latest MPR/St. Paul Pioneer Press poll shows a continued erosion of support for President Bush in Minnesota. The pollster says the war in Iraq is to blame for the continued downslide.7:20 a.m.
Timber industry calls for help Cathy Wurzer spoke with Rep. Frank Moe, DFL-Bemidji, about problems plaguing one of the state's largest manufacturing industries.7:49 a.m.
Passport, por favor Is Mexico, Canada, or the Caribbean in your travel plans next year? Well, if you're expecting to travel to those spots by sea or air and you don't have a valid passport, you should consider a trip to a local passport office. Pronto.7:54 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Musharraf Denies Pakistan Is Harboring Taliban
President Pervez Musharraf rejects claims that Pakistan is a safe haven for Taliban and al-Qaida leaders. Gen. Musharraf, in Washington, D.C., to meet with President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, recently signed a controversial truce with tribal leaders along the Afghanistan border.
Economy, Iraq Key in Iowa Congressional Race
The war in Iraq and the economy take center stage in the race for the open House seat in Iowa's 1st District. The Republican candidate is shying away from President Bush's record while his Democratic opponent struggles to find the right message on the war.
Homeland Security Bill Littered with Attachments
Lawmakers are attaching several controversial measures to a $35 billion Homeland Security spending bill expected to pass in Congress this week. The bill includes more than $1 billion for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, and would also allow Americans to import a 90-day supply of prescription drugs from Canada.
Program Targets Rehab Help for Federal Inmates
One of the first federal programs to ease the re-entry of inmates into society is under way in Washington, D.C. It's a comprehensive 30-day program designed to give inmates the help they need: counseling, drug-abuse treatment and a healthy dose of attitude adjustment.
Pot Growing Damages California Parks
Authorities in California's San Francisco Bay Area say parks in the region are suffering environmental damage from methods used by pot growers who use the public spaces to raise their illicit crop.
Job Cuts Pile Up at Car-Parts Supplier Delphi
More than 1,400 Delphi employees this week accepted buyouts as the troubled auto-parts supplier continues to close or sell off 21 of its 29 plants. By the end of the year, Delphi will have decreased its workforce by more than two-thirds.
U.S. Productivity and Economic Forecasts
How does the concept of worker productivity fit into economic forecasts? David Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, offers his insights.
U.S. Sinks in Global Competitiveness Survey
The United States has lost its edge in the global market, sinking from first to sixth place in economic competitiveness, according to a report card from the World Economic Forum. Switzerland now ranks as No. 1 , followed by Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Singapore.
The 100 Best Companies for Working Moms
Abbott Labs, FannieMae, IBM and Bristol-Myers Squibb are high on the list of the 100 best companies for working mothers, according to Working Mother magazine. Carol Evans of Working Mother Media, the magazine's parent company, offers details on the report.