A winter storm trifecta: snow, wind, cold MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a coming winter storm that's likely to bring blizzard-like conditions in central and southern Minnesota.6:55 a.m.
More Minn. unemployed are giving up finding work A perplexing workforce trend is emerging in Minnesota and stumping economists. Minnesotans are, in total, increasingly giving up on finding work.
Coming out of a recession, that's the opposite of what economists expect.7:25 a.m.
Red Lake teachers seek compensation for PTSD About a dozen former teachers who were in class the day of the Red Lake High School shootings on March 21, 2005 are asking for compensation, seeking to recoup lost wages.7:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama 'Confident' Congress Will Pass Tax Deal
President Obama tells NPR that despite strong opposition from fellow Democrats, the deal he negotiated with Republicans will win approval. "Nobody -- Democrat or Republican -- wants to see people's paychecks smaller on Jan. 1 because Congress didn't act," he says.
Doctors Urge Cholera Vaccine For Haiti, Neighbors
Medical authorities say one good reason to vaccinate broadly is that there is much more of the vaccine available than previously thought. Also, the strain of cholera is particularly deadly. Experts say it may be prudent to vaccinate, not just on Hispaniola, but throughout the Caribbean.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Opponents Vow To Fight On
Senate Republicans dealt what may be a fatal blow to efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" law, which bans gays from serving openly in the military. Republicans blocked the underlying defense bill from coming to the Senate floor, and it's unclear whether a standalone bill could get through Congress in the limited time left.
Protests But No Prize-Winner At Nobel Ceremony
Renee Montagne talks with NPR's Philip Reeves about the absence of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo at Friday's Nobel ceremony in Oslo. Xiaobo is currently serving an eleven-year prison sentence in China.
U.S.-China Tensions Intensify Over Korean Crisis
After two weeks of prodding by the U.S., China has sent a top envoy to North Korea to help defuse the growing crisis on the Korean peninsula. Washington has been watching with growing alarm as North Korea has taken a series of provocative actions.
U.S. Companies Sitting On $2 Trillion In Liquid Assets
The Wall Street Journal says companies haven't had so much cash as a proportion of their assets since 1959. Businesses are stockpiling cash because the weak economy has made them wary about hiring or investing in new facilities.
Fierce Critic Of The Fed To Lead Its Oversight Panel
Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve seems to be on a collision course with one of its sharpest critics. Texas Republican Ron Paul, author of End the Fed, will take control of the House subcommittee that oversees the Fed when Congress reconvenes in January.
Will The Tax-Cut Package Help Small Businesses?
At a factory outside Boston, a small business owner reacts to the news that Congress likely will extend existing tax cuts and provide additional cuts. Business owners say they need all the cuts they can get, but economists question whether these particular tax breaks will really do much good.
SpaceX Carried Secret Cheese Into Orbit
The California company called SpaceX this week became the first private business to launch a spacecraft into orbit and safely guide it back to earth. There were no humans onboard but there was a secret payload: a wheel of cheese. It was a tribute to a sketch by the British comedy group Monty Python.