Dayton, Emmer stake out positions on recount Republican Tom Emmer says he hasn't made a decision about whether he'll file a legal challenge, if he can't find enough votes to overcome Democrat Mark Dayton in the race for governor. Dayton is confident he will be delcared the winner, and discouraged those involved from dragging out the process.7:20 a.m.
High-speed 4G networks coming to Twin Cities Wireless companies are in an arms race to upgrade their Twin Cities networks to deliver much speedier Internet connections for mobile phones, iPads, and laptops. The biggest networks already offer what's called 4G service, or promise to make it available in a matter of months.8:25 a.m.
Change coming to Duluth waterfront There are several changes afoot in a popular area along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. One big entertainment venue is closing. Another venue is expanding. And traffic is moving again on the freeway.8:45 a.m.
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Obama Departs Indonesia After Appeal To Muslims
President Obama was forced to scramble his schedule in Indonesia to avoid being grounded by a cloud of volcanic ash. He left Indonesia ahead of schedule Wednesday to make his way to the G-20 summit in South Korea. Before leaving, he delivered a speech to the world's most populous Muslim country.
Fed Moves Cast Cloud Over G-20 Economic Summit
The goal of this week's two-day summit in Seoul, South Korea, is to create a joint plan to rebalance the global economy. But tensions are building over currency manipulation and trade, and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to flood the economy with more money through quantitative easing hasn't helped.
All Hopped Up: Town Unites For Toad Revival
An unlikely coalition including ranchers, miners, off-road racers, opponents of big government and the local brothel has succeeded in reviving the Amargosa toad, a warty, speckled, palm-sized creature that just a few years ago seemed headed for extinction.
College Holds Classes At Midnight To Meet Demand
Across the country, many community colleges are experiencing increased enrollment as the economy tightens. To meet student demand, one suburban Maryland college has come up with an innovative solution: midnight classes.
Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Women And Power Daily Beast Editor Tina Brown chats with Steve Inskeep about the best things she has been reading lately. This time, her recommendations focus on women and power, both those with it and those without it.
'Morning Glory': Same Old Story, No New Twists
A never-say-die producer (Rachel McAdams) wrangles feuding co-anchors (Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford) as she fights to save a fourth-place morning TV show from cancellation. Critic Kenneth Turan says the premise isn't bad -- but the end product is a different matter.
China's Trade Surplus Soared To $27 Billion In Oct.
China's trade surplus surged last month to its second highest level of the year. Beijing says that in October, it exported $27 billion more than it bought from other countries -- an imbalance that is on the minds of world leaders gathering in Seoul for the G-20 summit.
Cameron On Mission To Boost Business With China
British Prime Minister David Cameron is in China with his top economic ministers on a mission designed to ramp up business there. It's already agreed that only whisky produced in Scotland will be marketed in China as Scotch, a move that some estimate will increase sales by tens of millions of dollars. But Cameron also faces pressure to bring up China's human rights record.
Home Loan Blues: Refinancing Isn't So Easy
Many homeowners who would love to lower their mortgage payment don't qualify for refinancing. And many who do are discovering that getting a new loan isn't so easy anymore. Housing experts say high credit scores are among the factors that remain extremely important to lenders.
Goodbye, Mr. Goodwrench
Mr. Goodwrench has been the mascot of GM's auto repair brand for nearly 40 years. But he's getting the pink slip. Starting in February, vehicle owners will be taking their cars to service centers linked directly to the four remaining brands: Buick, Chevy, Cadillac or GMC.