Bad news for Minnesota sugar beet farmers A glut of sugar in the world market will mean a big cut in the price farmers are getting for their sugar beets, American Crystal Sugar leaders told farmers this week.8:40 a.m.
Mixed reaction from Minneapolis voters to the city's long ranked-choice ballot Polls are open in cities and towns around Minnesota. In Minneapolis, voters are turning out to choose among 35 candidates for mayor. They're also voting to fill city council seats. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar, who was near the Brian Coyle Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.8:45 a.m.
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Senate Advances Employment Non-Discrimination Act
With a vote of 61-30, the Senate voted to move forward on legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Monday's vote opens the floor to debate on the bill and the Senate is expected to schedule a full vote by week's end.
Insurance Firms Forced To Cancel Many Individual Policies
More than 12 million Americans buy health insurance on their own, and many are getting cancellation notices because their individual coverage does not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act. This is causing anxiety and anger — especially since most of these people can't get onto the healthcare.gov website to figure out their options for 2014.
From Social Welfare Groups, A River Of Political Influence
The reversal of a conservation law court decision to protect Michigan's Au Sable River is an unintended outcome from large donations by anonymous funders funneled through tax-exempt organizations. Known as 501(c)(4)s, these groups are becoming a vehicle of choice for big donors to hide large political donations.
Sacramento Kings Look To India To Attract New NBA Fans
Last year, Sacramento Kings fans were saying goodbye, expecting the NBA team to move to Seattle. But new ownership came together just in time, and the Kings stayed put. The new management plans to build the Kings into a contender, and a big part of that blueprint involves building up a fan base in — believe it or not — India.
Video Said To Show Toronto Mayor Smoked Crack
Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Jamie Strashin of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's amazing political survival amid a scandal involving drugs and alcohol.
Call Centers Got Big Deals Under Health Law, But How Big?
States have spent big on setting up their health insurance exchanges. But figuring out where the money is going can be difficult because some states don't release the information. The contractor running Connecticut's marketplace call center hasn't had to reveal pricing.
Johnson & Johnson Settles Marketing Charges
Johnson & Johnson became the latest drugmaker to reach a costly agreement with the federal government over charges of improper marketing. The widely anticipated settlement, unveiled Monday, covers Natrecor, a drug for congestive heart failure, and antipsychotics Risperdal and Invega.
'Bloomberg Markets' Magazine Reveals Hidden Billionaires
The world's top 100 billionaires have a combined fortune of $2.1 trillion, according to Bloomberg Markets magazine. In the latest issue out Tuesday, it lists the richest of the rich. Morning Edition's David Greene talked to editor Matthew Miller, who oversees the rankings.
Billionaires Find New York Real Estate A Bargain
Luxury property in the Big Apple goes for an average of around $2,000 a square foot. Much cheaper than comparable apartments in London at nearly $10,000 a square foot or $8,800 in Hong Kong. But The New York Times reports with the wealthy flocking to Manhattan, prices are going up.
Races For Governors, Mayors Highlight Election Day
It's Election Day for many communities across the country. Renee Montagne talks to NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, who rounds up the election prospects. Two states will choose governors, several cities will elect mayors, and in many regions, ballot initiatives will determine how communities function.